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and rose up, and went (c) unto the (d) “ Abraham.” And he said, “ Here am place of which God had told him. “ I.” 12. And he said, “ Lay not thine 4. Then on the (e) third day Abraham “ hand upon the lad, neither do thou lifted up his eyes, and saw the (d) place any thing unto him: for now I know afar off 5. And Abraham said unto

“ that thou fearest God, seeing thou his young men, “ Abide you here with “ hast not withheld thy son, thine only “the ass; and I and the lad will son from me.” 13. And Abraham

lifted up his eyes, and looked, and be"to you.” 6. And Abraham took the hold, behind him a ram caught in a wood of the burnt-offering, and laid it thicket by his horns : and Abraham upon Isaac his son, and he took the fire went, and took the ram, and offered in his hand, and a knife: and they went him up for a burnt-offering, in the stead both of them together. 7. And Isaac

of his son.

14. And Abraham called spake unto Abraham his father, and the name of that place Jehovah-jireh (?): said, “ My father :” and he said, “ Here as (m) it is said to this day, In the

am I, my son.” And he said, “ Be- mount of the (k) Lord it shall be seen. “hold the fire and the wood: but where 15. And the (i) angel of the (k) LORD " is the lamb for a burnt-offering ?"

called unto Abraham out of heaven the And Abraham said, “My son, (g) God

second time, 16. And said, “ " will provide himself (h) a lamb for a “ self have I sworn, saith the (k) LORD, " burnt-offering :” so they went both of

6 for because thou hast done this thing, them together. 9. And they came to

66 and hast not withheld thy son, the place which God had told him of; “ thine (n) only son : 17. That in and Abraham built an altar there, and “ blessing, I will bless thee, and in laid the wood in order; and bound multiplying, I will (o) multiply thy Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar 66 seed as the stars of the heaven, and upon the wood. 10. And Abraham as the sand which is upon the seastretched forth his hand, and took the “shore; and thy seed shall knife to slay his son. 11. And the (1) gate of his enemies; 18. And (P) in angel of the (k) LORD called unto him thy seed shall all the nations of out of heaven, and said, “ Abraham,

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was with reference to verse 8. and to what is there stated, that the place received this

name.

(c) v. 3. “ Unto," rather “ towards."

(d) v. 3, 4. “ The place:" supposed to be Mount Calvary, where our Saviour was crucified. 2. Hales, 139.

(e) v. 4. “ The third day." So that Abraham was under a trial of more than two days' continuance. (g) v. 8. “God will provide, &c." Dr. Wall considers this as a prophecy, referng to “ the Lamb of God," the Messiah, chat full, perfect, and sufficient sacrifice, oblation, and satisfaction for the sins of che whole world. The ram, in verse 13. -hough it supplied the purpose of immeliate offering, was not the sacrifice here Coretold. See note on verse 14.

(h) “ A lamb,” Hebr. the lamb."

(i) v. 11.“ The angel of the Lord,” or “Jehovah Angel.” See post, 524. note on Exod. üïi. 2.

(k) v. 11. 14, 15, 16. “ The Lord," Hebr. “ Jehovah."

(1) v. 14. “ Jehovah-jireh." The Eng. i slhf which is, “God will provide :" it

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(m) “ As it is said, &c." or « accord"ing as he said that day on the mount, « the Lord will provide;" assigning the reason why the name was given.

The expression in verse 8. was, “ God” (Elohim) « will provide ;" so that this is an instance in which the terms “ Jehovah," and “ Elohim," are applied to the same person. (n) v. 16. “ Only son.”

He had another son,

Ishmael,” who was dwelling in the wilderness of Paran, Gen. xxi. 21. But Isaac was that son with whom God had promised to establish his covenant, Gen. xvii. 21. See note on verse l.

(o) v. 17. "Multiply, &c." See ante, note on Gen. xii. 2. and Exod. xii. 37. post, 531.

(p) v. 18. “ In thy seed, &c." A renewal of the promises to Abraham, (Gen. xii. 3.

-xviii. 18.) and an explanation that it would not be personally in him, but in one of his descendants.

“ hast (9) obeyed my voice.” 19. So Esau his son: and Esau went to the Abraham returned unto his young men, field to hunt for venison, and to bring it. and they rose up, and went together to 6. And Rebecca spake unto Jacob her Beersheba; and Abraham dwelt at Beer

son, saying, “ Behold, I heard thy father sheba. 20. And it came to pass after speak unto Esau thy brother, saying, these things, that it was told Abraham, “ 7. Bring me venison, and make me sasaying, “Behold Milcah, she hath also

voury meat, that I may eat, and bless “ born children unto thy brother Na- " thee before the Lord, before my death. “ hor;" 21. Huz his first-born, and “ 8. Now therefore, my son, obey my Buz his brother, and Kemuel the fa- “ voice, according to that which I comther of Aram, 22. and Chesed, and “ mand thee. 9. Go now to the flock, Hazo, and Pildash, and Jidlaph, and " and fetch me from thence two good Bethuel. 23. And Bethuel begat Re- “ kids of the goats; and I will make becca; these eight Milcah did bear to “ them savoury meat for thy father

, Nahor Abraham's brother. 24. And “ such as he loveth. 10. And thou his concubine, whose name was Reu- “shalt bring it to thy father, that he mah, she bare also Tebah, and Gaham, may eat, and that he may bless the and Thahash, and Maachah.

" before his death." 11. And Jacob

said to Rebecca his mother, “ Behold, CHAP. XXVII.

“ Esau my brother is a hairy man, and And it came to pass, that when Isaac “ I am a smooth man. was old, and his eyes were dim, so that peradventure will feel me, and I shall he could not see, he called Esau his seem to him as a deceiver; and I shall eldest son, and said unto him, “My “ bring a curse upon me, and not a

son:" and he said unto him, “ Be- “ blessing.” 13. And his mother said “ hold, here am 1.” 2. And he said, unto him, “ Upon me be thy curse, my “ Behold now, I am old, I know not “son : only obey my voice, and go fetch “ the day of my death. 3. Now there- me them.14. And he went and “fore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, fetched, and brought them to his mother: thy quiver and thy bow, and go out

and his mother made savoury niezi

, “ to the field, and take me some veni- such as his father loved. 15. And Re

son; 4. And make me savoury meat, becca took goodly raiment of her eldest “ such as I love, and bring it to me, son Esau, which were with her in the “ that I may eat; that my soul may (c) house, and put them upon Jacob her « bless thee before I die." 5. And

younger son. 16. And she put the Rebecca heard when Isaac spake to

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(9) v. 18. “ Obeyed." This instance of The means, however, Rebecca and Jacob obedience is referred to and approved, Heb. adopted, cannot be justified; and both ix. 17. to 19.“ By faith Abraham, when he accordingly suffered for their conduct; “ was tried, offered up Isaac; and he that Jacob in being forced to flee, and live “ had received the promises, offered up”

elsewhere to avoid Esau's indignation, au (i. e. was ready to offer up! “his only Rebecca, in that she saw her favourite “ begotten son, of whom it was said, that son no more. 2. Hales, 149, 150. Jacob “ in Isaac shall thy seed be called : ac- also suffered in having Leah, for whom he “ counting that God was able to raise him had no affection, put upon him instead of “ up, even from the dead.”

Rachel, who was the object of his love: (r) v. 4. “Bless thee." Isaac was wrong in having Rachel a long time barren, und in attempting to confer this blessing upon in having Judah, crie of the children of Esau, because God had declared before Leah, selected for the person in whose line their birth, (Gen. xxv. 23.) “the elder the great Redeemer was to come. A de “ (Esau) shall serve the younger," and viation from right, even though it may because Esau had given up his birth-right accomplish God's purpose, is not likely to to Jacob, (Gen. xxv. 31. 33.) Esau also go unpunished ! was wrong in being willing to accept it.

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hands, and upon the smooth of his “ thee, and nations bow down to thee; neck. 17. And she gave the savoury “ be lord over thy brethren, and let thy meat, and bread which she had pre- mother's sons bow down to thee : pared, into the hand of her son Jacob. cursed be every one that curseth thee, 18. And he came unto his father, and 66 and blessed be he that blesseth thee." said, “My father:" And he said, “ Here 30. And it came to pass as soon as

am I; who art thou, my son ?” 19. And Isaac had made an end of blessing JaJacob said unto his father, “ I am Esau, cob, and Jacob was yet scarce gone out “thy first-born; I have done according from the presence of Isaac his father, " as thou badest me: arise, I pray thee,

that Esau his brother came in from his “sit and eat of my venison, that thy hunting.

hunting. 31. And he also had made “ soul may bless me.” 20. And Isaac

savoury meat, and brought it unto his said unto his

son,

“ How is it that thou father; and said unto his father, “ Let “ hast found it so quickly, my son?" my father arise, and eat of his son's And he said, (s) “ Because the Lord “ venison, that thy soul may bless me." “thy God brought it to me?” 21. And 32. And Isaac his father said unto Isaac said unto Jacob, “ Come ncar, I

him, “ Who art thou ?" And he said, pray thee, that I may feel thee, my “ I am thy son, thy first-born Esau.” son, whether thou be my very son

33. And Isaac trembled very exceed“ Esau, or not.” 22. And Jacob went ingly, and said, “ Who, where is he near unto Isaac his father, and he felt " that hath taken venison and brought him, and said, “ The voice is Jacob's it me, and I have eaten of all before “ voice, but the hands are the hands of “ thou camest, and have blessed him? “ Esau.” 23. And he discerned him yea, and he shall be blessed.” 34. And not, because his hands were hairy, as

when Esau heard the words of his fahis brother Esau's hands : So he blessed ther, he cried with a great and exceedhim. 24. And he said, “ Art thou my ing bitter cry, and said unto his father,

very son Esau ?” And he said “ I am.” “ Bless me, even me also, O my father.” 25. And he said, “ Bring it near to me,

35. And he said, “ Thy brother came " and I will eat of my son's venison, “ with subtilty, and hath taken away “ that my soul may bless thee.” And thy blessing.” 36. And he said, “ Is he brought it near to him, and he did “ not he rightly named (t) Jacob? for eat: and he brought him wine, and he “ he hath supplanted me these two drank. 26. And his father Isaac said “ times : he took away my (u) birthunto him, “ Come near now, and kiss “ right; and behold, now he hath taken " me, my son.” 27. And he came near, away my blessing.” And he said, and kissed him: and he smelled the “ Hast thou not reserved a blessing for smell of his raiment, and blessed him, “ me?" 37. And Isaac answered and said and said, “ See, the smell of my son is unto Esau, “ Behold, I have made him " as the smell of a field, which the Lord “ thy lord, and all his brethren 'have I “ hath blessed. 28. Therefore God given to him for servants; and with “ give thee of the dew of heaven, and corn and wine have I sustained him : "the fatness of the earth, and plenty of " and what shall I do now unto thee, corn and wine. 29. Let people serve

38. And Esau said unto (8) v. 20. 24. These are instances how name “ Jacob," because at his birth his one untruth brings on others. He who hand took hold of Esau's heel. Gen. xxv. tells one falsehood, must expect to be 26. — 1 Mede, 226. drawn into many others to try to escape

(u) “ Birthright.” The manner in which detection.

this was obtained by Isaac is stated, Gen. (t) v. 36. “ Jacob," i.e. “ a deceiver,” xxv. 30. 34. Esau was faint, and applied one who takes unfair advantage," " who to Jacob to feed him with some pottage "comes behind another, and takes him by Jacob had : Jacob made it a condition ** surprise ;" properly,“ one who takes that Esau should surrender him his birth** another by the heel ;and he had the right, and Esau complied.

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his father, “ Hast thou but one blessing, « Get me this damsel to wife.” 5. And “ my father ? bless me, even me also, Jacob heard that he had defiled Dinah “ O my father.” And Esau lifted up his his daughter, (now his sons were with voice and wept. 39. And Isaac his fa

his cattle in the field :) and Jacob held ther answered, and said unto him,

his peace, until they were comé. 6. And “ Behold, thy dwelling shall be the fat- Hamor the father of Shechem went out ness of the earth, and of the dew

unto Jacob, to commune with him. of heaven from above. 40. And by

7. And the sons of Jacob came out of “thy sword shalt thou live, and shalt the field when they heard it, and the “ serve thy brother : and it shall come men were grieved: and they were very to pass, when thou shalt have the do

wroth, because he had wrought folly in “ minion, that thou shalt break his yoke

Israel, in lying with Jacob's daughter: “ from off thy neck.” 41. And Esau

which thing ought not to be done. lated Jacob; because of the blessing 8. And Hamor communed with them, wherewith his father blessed him: and

saying, “ The soul of my son Shechem Esau said in his heart, “ The days of longeth for your daughter: I pray “ mourning for my father are at hand,

you give her him to wife: 9. And “ then will I slay my brother Jacob." “ make ye marriages with us, and give 42. And these words of Esau her elder “ your daughters unto us; and take our son were told to Rebekah : and she sent

daughters unto you.

10. And ye and called Jacob her younger son, and 6 shall dwell with us, and the land said unto him, “ Behold, thy brother “ shall be before you: dwell, and trade “ Esau, as touching thee, doth comfort “ you therein, and get you possessions “ himself, purposing to kill thee. 43. Now, “ therein." 11. And Shechem said

therefore, my son, obey my voice: unto her father, and unto her brethren, “ and arise, flee thou to Laban my “ Let me find

grace in your eyes, and “ brother, to Haran. 44. And tarry “ what ye shall say unto me, I will give. “ with him a few days, until thy bro- 12. Ask me never so much dowry and “ther's fury turn away; 45. Until thy “ gift, and I will give according as ye “ brother's anger turn away from thee, “ shall say unto me: but give me the “ and he forget that which thou hast “ damsel to wife.” 13. And the sons of “ done to him: then I will send, and Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor “ fetch thee from thence. Why should his father deceitfully, and said, because “ I be deprived also of you both in one he had defiled Dinah their sister:) “ day?" 46. And Rebekah said to 14. And they said unto them, “We Isaac, “ I am weary of my life, because “ cannot do this thing, to give our sister “ of the daughters of Heth : if Jacob " to one that is uncircumcised: for that “ take a wife of the daughters of Heth,

were a reproach unto us. 15. But in “ such as these which are of the daugh- 6 this will we consent unto you: if he “ ters of the land, what good shall my 66 will be as we be, that every 6 life do me?”

you be circumcised : 16. Then will we

“give our daughters unto you, and we CHAP. XXXIV.

“ will take your daughters to us, And Dinah the daughter of Leah, we will dwell with

you,

and we which she bare unto Jacob, went out “ become one people. '17. But if ye will to see the daughters of the land. 2. And “ not hearken unto us, to be circumwhen Shechem the son of Hamor, the “ cised, then will we take our daughter, Hivite, the prince of the country, saw “and we will be gone.” 18. And their her, he took her, and lay with her, and words pleased Hamor, and Shechem defiled her. 3. And his soul clave unto Hamor's son. 19. And the young man Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he deferred not to do the thing; because loved the damsel, and spake kindly he had delight in Jacob's daughter: unto the damsel. 4. And Shechem and he was more honourable than all spake unto his father Hamor, saying, the house of his father. 20. And Ha

male of

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mor and Shechem his son came unto “ selves together against me and slay the gate of their city, and communed “ me, and I shall be destroyed, I and with the men of their city, saying, my

house." 31. And they said, 21. “ These men are peaceable with us, 6 Should he deal with our sister, as

therefore let them dwell in the land, 66 with an harlot ?" “ and trade therein: for the land, be“ hold, it is large enough for them : let

CHAP. XXXIX. “ us take their daughters to us for wives

, And Joseph was brought down to " and let us give them our daughters. | Egypt: and Potiphar an officer of Pha“ 22. Only herein will the men consent raoh, captain of the guard, an Egyp“ unto us, for to dwell with us, to be tian, bought him of the hands of the “one people, if every male among us Ishmaelites, which had brought him “ be circumcised, as they are circum- down thither. 2. And the LORD was “ cised. 23. Shall not their cattle, and with Joseph, and he was a prosperous " their substance, and every beast of man : and he was in the house of his “their's be ours ? only let us consent master the Egyptian. 3. And his mas

unto them, and they will dwell with ter saw that the LORD was with him, 6 us." 24. And unto Hamor and unto and that the Lord made all that he did Shechem his son, hearkened all that

to prosper in his hand. 4. And Joseph went out of the gate of his city: and found grace in his sight, and he served every male was circumcised, all that him : and he made him overseer over went out of the gate of his city. his house, and all that he had he put into 25. And it came to pass on the third

his hand. 5. And it came to pass,

from day, when they were sore, that two of the time that he had made him overseer the sons of Jacob, (v) Simeon and Levi, in his house, and over all that he had, Dinah's brethren, took each man his that the Lord blessed the Egyptian's sword, and came upon the city boldly, house for Joseph's sake: and the blessand slew all the males. 26. And they ing of the Lord was upon all that he slew Hamor and Shechem his son with had in the house, and in the field. the edge of the sword, and took Dinah 6. And he left all that he had in Joout of Shechem's house; and went out. seph's hand; and he knew not ought he 27. The sons of Jacob came upon the had, save the bread which he did eat : slain, and spoiled the city, because they and Joseph was a goodly person, and had defiled their sister. 28. They took well-favoured. 7. And it came to pass their sheep, and their oxen, and their after these things, that his master's wife asses, and that which was in the city, cast her eyes upon Joseph; and she and that which was in the field. 29. And said, “ Lie with me.” 8. But he reall their wealth, and all their little ones, fused, and said unto his master's wife, and their wives took they captive, and “ Behold, my master (w) wotteth not spoiled even all that was in the house. “ what is with me in the house, and he 30. And Jacob said to Simeon and “ hath committed all that he hath to my Levi, “ Ye have troubled me, to make 6 hand. 9. There is none greater in

me to stink among the inhabitants of " this house than I ; neither hath he " the land, amongst the Canaanites, and “ kept back any thing from me, but " the Perizzites: and I being few in thee, because thou art his wife: (x) how

number, they shall gather them- " then can I do this great wickedness, (v) v. 25. “ Simeon and Levi.” This per- “ nor a lawgiver from between his feet, fidy and cruelty brought down upon them “ until Shiloh come: and unto him shall the denunciation of their father, when he “the gathering of the people be. Gen. xlix. called his sons together to tell them what “ 5, 6, 7. 10.” On this prophecy see Newshould befall them in the last days, and ton, and 2. Hales, 168. when he pronounced over their younger

(w) v. 8. " Wotteth," i. e. “ knoweth.” brother Judah the important prophecy, (x) v. 9. For “ how then," read “ and * The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, “ how.” The original warrants it, and it

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