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digged; in the receipt whereof, thou shalt disclaim all right and title unto it for ever.
XXII. 12 And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do any thing unto him : for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me. Then he said, Do not, as thou art about, sacrifice this thy son unto me, neither do any bodily hurt to bim; for now thou hast sufficiently approved, by thine act and forwardness, that thou hast a heart truly religious towards God, seeing, at my commandment, thou hast not forborne to have slain thy only son, in whom the promise of blessing was made unto thee.
XXII. 14 And Abraham called the name of that place, Jehovah. jireh : as it is said to this day, In the mount of the Lord it shall be seen. And Abraham named the place, God will provide ; whereupon the Jews have a proverb, still continued amongst them; God will make provision in the Mount, when all means fail.
XXII. 17 And thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies. Thy posterity shall be victorious over their enemies.
XXII. 18 And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed. Of thy seed shall come that Saviour, in whom all believers through the world shall be blessed.
XXIII. 2 And Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her. And Abraham entered into the tent of Sarah, that he might solemnly mourn for her, in the sight of the corpse.
XXIII. 6 Thou art a mighty prince amongst us. Thou art a great prince, and one whom God hath much honoured amongst us.
XXIII. 15 The land is worth four hundred shekels of silver : what is that between thee and me? The land is worth some hundred and eleven ounces of silver ; about fourscore crowns : between friends, how small a sum is that to stand upon!
XXIV. 2 Put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh. According to the common rite, used in the oaths of inferiors to their superiors.
XXIV. 10 To Mesopotamia, unto the city of Nahor. To Charran in Syria.
XXIV. 11 To kneel down. To rest under their burthens.
XXIV. 22 Ten shekels weight of gold. Which is the weight of near three ounces.
XXV. 22 If it be so, why am I thus ? And she went to enquire of the LORD.
Why have I conceived, if I must feel such painful unquietness within me? And she sought to God in her prayers, to know the reason and issue of this inward strife.
XXV. 23 Two nations are in thy womb, &c. The twins, which are struggling within thee, shall be the fathers of two opposite nations, the Israelites and the Edomites.
XXV. 31 Sell me this day thy birthright. Make over to me all the privileges of thy birth-right; the consecration, the honour, the double portion that belongeth thereunto.
XXVII. 27 See, the smell of my son is as the smell of a field which the LORD hath blessed. The smell of the garments of my son is as the sweet perfume, which is sent up from a field, richly furnished with all manner of pleasant and fragrant flowers and herbs.
XXVII. 33 And Isaac trembled very exceedingly. And Isaac was exceedingly astonished in himself, at the thought of the conveyance of the blessing upon a person, that he intended not.
XXVII. 40 By thy sword shalt thou live, and shalt serve thy brother. The course of thy life shall be troublesome and unquiet; and thou shalt uphold thy state by wars : and, though thy person shall be free, yet, in thy posterity, thou shalt be subject to the issue of thy brother Jacob.
XXVII. 45 Why should I be deprived of you both in one day? If Esau should in his fury kill thee, the law will justly kill him, and so we lose both at once.
XXVII. 46 I am weary of my life because of the daughters of Heth. These heathenish wives of Esau are a perpetual and intolerable vexation to my soul, by reason of their idolatry and viciousness.
XXVIII. 16 Surely the Lord is in this place; and I knew it not. Surely the Lord hath, in a divine dream or vision, represented himself to me, unexpectedly in this place.
XXVIII. 17 How dreadful is this place ! this is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven. How full of awe and reverend respect is this place, which God bath thus sanctified by his presence; having so familiarly manifested himself to me here, as men do in their dwelling houses to their friends. This is no other than a representation of God's spiritual house, his Church, by which we enter into the glory of heaven.
XXVIII. 22 And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God's house. The place, where I set up this stone, shall be dedicated to the worship and service of my God, where I will build an altar to his name,
XXIX. 12 Her father's brother.
XXIX. 17 Leah was tender eyed.
XXIX. 27 Fulfil her week, and we will give thee this also, &c. Do thou celebrate the consummation of Leah's marriage seven days, according to the custom ; and then, when this former marriage is fully ratified and complete, I will give thee her other sister to wife.
XXIX. 31 That Leah was hated. That Leah was less regarded, or disesteemed, in comparison of Rachel,
XXX. I Give me children, or else I die. Grief and impatience will kill me, if I have not children from thy , loins, as well as my sister Leah.
XXX. 3 Behold my maid Bilhah, go in unto her; and she shall bear upon my knees, that I may also have children by her. Behold my maid Bilhah ; go, retire thyself into her chamber, and lie with her; and I shall have children by her, which I shall bear upon my knees, and in my bosom, as my own.
XXX. + And she gave him Bilhah her handmaid to wife. Then she gave him Bilhah her maid, to converse with as a wife.
Xxx. 14 And found mandrukes in the field, and brought them unto his mother Leah. And found mandrake apples in the field, which he had perceived his mother to esteem for their medicinable use, and brought them therefore to her.
XXX. 18 And Leah said, God hath given me my hire, because I have given my maiden to my husband. Then said Leah, God hath repaid me my reward for the good office, which I did to my husband, in giving him my hand-maid for his concubine.
XXX. 22 And God hearkened to her, and opened her womb. And God heard her prayers, and gave her power to conceive.
XXX. 40 And Jacob did separate the lambs, and set the faces of the flocks towards the ringstraked, and all the brown in the flock of Laban. And turned the faces of those sheep, which were in the flock of Laban, towards the party-coloured and black, which were of his flock, that the sight thereof might cause those colours in their conception.
XXXI. 7 And your father hath deceived me, and changed my wages ten times, &c. But your father hath deceived me, and changed my wages agreed upon, very often ; but God hath so ordered it, that his changes have been no loss to my estate.
XXXI. 10. And it came to pass at the time that the cattle conceived, that I lifted up mine eyes, and saw in a dream, and, behold, the rams which leaped upon the cattle were ringstraked, speckled, and grisled. For in ramming time, God premonished me in a dream, of this course of enriching myself, by the party-coloured goats male and female; and, of this means, to effect that diversity of colour.
XXXI. 15 Are we not counted of him strangers ? for he hath sold us, and hath quite devoured also our money, Hath he not dealt with us as strangers ? for he hath sold us to thee for thy service, instead of a dowry; and since he hath thus used us, shall we stay still, that he may prey upon us, and consume that substance which we have.
XXXI. 19 And Rachel had stolen the images that were her father's. Then Rachel, whether out of some superstition of her own, or in some purpose to bereave her father of those means of his idolatry, stole the images which her father had wont to worship.
XXXI. 20 And Jacob stole away unawares to Laban the Syrian. Then Jacob stole away secretly, without the knowledge or consent of Laban, bis father-in-law.
XXXI. 23 And he took his brethren with him. He took his kinsfolk with him, &c.
XXXI. 35 Let it not displease my lord that I cannot rise up before thee ; for the custom of women is upon me. The accustomed infirmity of women is upon me, and makes me unfit for these outward duties of courtesy ; I beseech thee hold me excused, in the forbearance of this ceremony of my due respect to thee,
XXXI. 42 Except the God of my father, the God of Abraham, and the fear of Isaac, had been with me, surely thou hadst sent me away now empty. If the God of my father, I mean the God of Abraham, and the same God whom Isaac my father feareth and worshippeth, had not been with me, and prospered me, &c.
XXXI. 47 And Laban called it Jegar-Sahadutha : but Jacob called it Galeed. And Laban in the Syrian tongue, and Jacob in the Hebrew called it, The heap of the witness.
XXXI. 53 The God of Abraham, and the God of Nahor, the God of their father, judge betwixt us. But Jacob sware by the fear of his father Isaac. The God which once Abraham worshipped, and the gods of his predecessors, be judge between us; but Jacob sware by the true God, whom his father Isaac feared.
XXXII. 1 And Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him. And the angels of God appeared to him in the way, in the form of heavenly soldiers.
XXXII. 5 And I have sent to tell thee my lord, that I may find grace in thy sight.
And I have sent to give thee, my lord Esau, notice, both of my purpose of passing through thy country, and of my estate.
XXXII. 11 Deliver me, I pray thee, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau : for I fear him, &c. Deliver me from the revenge of my brother, even my brother Esau ; for I fear, lest he will come and put all to the sword, without regard of sex or age.
XXXII. 13 And took of that which came to his hand a present for Esau his brother. And took of the choicest of that substance he had, for a present for Esau.
XXXII. 24 And there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day. God the Son appeared to him, and wrestled with him, in the likeness of a man ; exercising both his bodily and spiritual strength.
XXXII. 25 And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him. And when he had proved the strength of his faith such, as that it could not be daunted, &c. lest Jacob should have been puffed up with the opinion of his strength, Christ left him a bodily affliction to humble him by, such as might testify, it was not the hand of a mere man that strove with him.
XXXII. 26 And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh: And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me. And he, as yet concealing himself from Jacob, said, after the manner of men, as if the violence of Jacob had compelled him, Let me go, for the morning appeareth ; but Jacob, now perceiving some more than human matter in this his wrestler, answered, Let me be importunate with thee, not to depart from me, till thou have blessed me.
XXXII. 27 And he said unto him, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob. Then asked he, not as being ignorant, but as desirous to take occasion from Jacob's own report of his name, to pronounce his purpose of the alteration of it, What is thy name?
XXXII. 28 For as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed. Because thy faith and importunity bath prevailed with God, mucb more shalt thou prevail with Esau, and with whatsoever adversary.
XXXII. 30 For I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved. I have seen the Son of God in the assumed shape of a man, face to face, and have escaped death; both from this sight, and also from the danger of Esau.
XXXII. 32 Therefore the children of Israel eat not of the sinew which shrank.