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18 land of Canaan; And take your father and your housholds, and
come unto me: and I will give you the good of the land of Egypt, 19 and ye shall eat the fat of the land. Now thou art commanded,
this do ye; take you wagons out of the land of Egypt for your
little ones, and for your wives, and bring your father, and come. 20 Also regard not your stuff; for the good of all the land of Egypt is
did he unto them. And they laded their bring thee up again ; and Joseph shall put his asses with corn, and departed thence. Ge. hand upon thine eyes. Ge. xlvi. 4. xlii. 25, 26. And he commanded the steward For your little ones.] Jacob rose up, and of his house, saying, Fill the men's sacks with set his sons and his wives upon camels, and food, as much as they can carry, and put every he carried away all his cattle and all his goods man's money in his sack's mouth, and put my which he had gotten in Padan-aram, for to go cup, the silver cup, in the sack's mouth of the to Isaac his father in the land of Canaan. youngest, and his corn-money. Ge. xliv. 1, 2. Ge. xxxi. 17, 18.
18 The fat of the land.] God give thee of 20 Regard not.] Thou shalt consume all the dew of heaven (said Isaac in blessing the people which the Lord thy God shall deliJacob), and the fatness of the earth, and plenty ver thee; thine eye shall have no pity upon of corn and wine. Ge. xxvii. 28. The land them ; neither shalt thou serve their gods, for of Egypt is before thee (said Pharaoh to Jo- that will be a snare unto thee. De. vii. 16. seph); in the best of the land make thy father Thine eye shall not pity“ him” (“the muand brethren to dwell; in the land of Goshen derer”), but thou shalt put away the guilt of let them dwell. Ge. xlvii. 6. All the best of innocent blood from Israel, that it may go well the oil, and all the best of the wine, and of with thee. Thine eye shall not pity, but life the wheat, &c. them have I given “thee" shall go for life ; eye for eye, tooth for tooth, (“ Aaron"). Out of all your gifts ye (the Le- hand for hand, foot for foot. De. xix. 13. 21. vites) shall offer every heave-offering of the Lord, Their bows shall dash the young men (of Baof all the best thereof, even the hallowed part bylon) to pieces, and they shall have no pity thereof, out of it. Nu. xviii. 12. 29.
He (the on the fruit of the womb; their eye shall not Lord) made him (Jacob) to suck honey out of spare children. Is. xiii. 18. Mine eye shall the rock, and oil out of the flinty rock ; butter not spare thee (said God to Israel), neither of kine and milk of sheep with fat of lambs, will I have pity ; but I will recompense thy &c. with the fat of kidneys of wheat. De ways upon thee, and thine abominations shall xxxii. 13, 14. He should have fed them also be in the midst of thee. And mine eye shall with the finest of the wheat, and with honey not spare, &c. Ez. vii. 4. 9. And to the out of the rock should I have satisfied thee. others he (the Lord) said in my hearing, Go Ps. lxxxi. 16. He maketh peace in thy bor- ye after him (the man clothed with white lines, ders, and filleth thee with the finest of the having the writer's inkhorn by his side, and wheat. Ps. cxlvii. 14. Woe to the crown of ordered to mark the foreheads of the men that pride, to the drunkards of Ephraim, whose sigh and cry for the abominations of Jerusalem) glorious beauty is a fading flower, which are on through the city, and smite ; let not your eye the head of the fat valleys of them that are spare, neither have ye pity. Ez. ix. 5. Neovercome with wine. And the glorious beauty vertheless (notwithstanding their abominations which is on the head of the fat valley shall be and rebellions) mine eye spared them from a fading flower, and as the hasty fruit before destroying them, neither did I make an end the summer. Is. xxviii. 1. 4.
of them in the wilderness. Ez. xx. 17. 19 Commanded, &c.] Listen, O isles unto Your stuff. ] If a man shall deliver unto me, and hearken ye people from far. The his neighbour money or stuff to keep, and it Lord hath called me (the Church of Christ) be stolen out of the man's house ; if the thief from the womb; from the bowels of my mo- be found let him pay double. Er. xxii. 7. ther hath he made mention of my name. Israel hath sinned, and they have also transKings shall be thy nursing-fathers, and their gressed my covenant which I commanded queens thy nursing-mothers; they shall bow them: for they have even taken of the aedown to thee with their faces toward the cursed thing, and have also stolen, and disearth, and lick up the dust of thy feet, and sembled also, and they have put it even thou shalt know that I am the Lord, for they among their own stuff. Jos. vii. 11. When shall not be ashamed that wait for me. Is. they sought him (Saul, to make him king.) he xlix. 1. 23.
could not be found; therefore they enquired Wagons, &c.] And when he saw the of the Lord further, if the man should yet wagons which Joseph had sent to carry him, come thither? and the Lord answered, Bethe spirit of Jacob their father revived. Ge. hold, he hath hid himself among the stuff. 1 xlv. 27. I will go down with thee into Egypt Sa. x. 21, 22. And David ( provoked by Nabal's (said God to Jacob), and I will also surely answer) said unto his men, Gird ye on every
yours. And the children of Israel did so: and Joseph gave them 21 wagons, according to the commandment of Pharaoh, and gave them provision for the way. To all of them he gave each man 22 changes of raiment; but to Benjamin he gave three hundred pieces of silver, and five changes of raiment. And to his father he sent 23 after this manner; ten asses laden with the good things of Egypt, and ten she asses laden with corn and bread and meat for his
man his sword; and they girded on every which shall set against thee buckler, and shield, man his sword; and David also girded on his and helmet, round about. Ez. xxiii. 24. sword ; and there went up after David about Commandment of Pharaoh.] See verse 19. four hundred men, and two hundred abode by And all the congregation of the children of the stuff. 1 Sa. xxv. 13. Who will hearken Israel journeyed from the Wilderness of Sin, unto you in this matter (said David to those after their journeys, according to the comwicked men who said, Because they, who tar- mandment of the Lord. Er. xvii. 1. And ried by the stuff, we will not give them ought Moses numbered them (the children of Levi) of the spoil)? But as his part is that goeth according to the word of the Lord, as he was down to the battle, so shall his part be that commanded. Nu. iii. 16. Then Solomon tarrieth by the stuff; they shall part alike. offered burnt-offerings unto the Lord, even 1 Sa. xxx. 24. Thou son of man prepare the after a certain rate every day, offering accordstuff for removing (shewing the captivity of ing to the commandment of Moses. 2 Ch. viii. Zedekiah): and remove by day in their sight. 12, 13. Nevertheless (though Necho king of Thou shalt bring forth thy stuff by day in Egypt said; I come not against thee) Josiah their sight, as stuff for removing; and thou would not turn his face from him, but disshalt go forth at even in their sight, as they guised himself that he might fight with him, that go forth into captivity. Ex. xii. 3, 4. and hearkened not unto the words of Necho When ye shall see the abomination of desola- from the mouth of God, and came to fight in tion stand in the holy place, let him which the valley of Megiddo (where he was slain). is on the housetop not come down to take any 2 Ch. xxxv. 22. I counsel thee to keep the thing out of his house. Mat. xxiv. 15. 17. king's commandment, and that in regard of In that day (when the Son man is revealed) the oath of God. Ec. viji. 2. The Lord is he which shall be on the housetop and his righteous, for I (Jerusalem) have rebelled stuff in the house, let him not come down to against his commandment. La. i. 18. take it away. Lu. xvii. 31.
22 Each man changes of raiment.] And The good of all the land of Egypt.] See Samson said to them (the thirty companions verse 18, and com. And Abimelech said (to who were with him at the feast given to his Abraham), Behold my land is before thee, wife, fc.), I will now put forth a riddle unto dwell where it pleaseth thee. Ge. xx. 15. you : if ye can certainly declare it me within Now (said Ezra) give not your daughters the seven days of the feast, and find it out, unto their sons, neither take their daughters then I will give you thirty sheets, and thirty unto your sons, &c. that ye may be strong, and change of garments. Ju. xiv. 12. And the eat the good of the land, and leave it for an king of Syria said, Go to, go, and I will send inheritance to your children for ever. Ezra a letter unto the king of Israel. And he deix. 12. If ye be willing and obedient ye shall parted, and took with him ten talents of silver, eat the good of the land. Is. i. 19.
and six thousand pieces of gold, and ten 21 Wagons.] See verse 19, and com. and changes of raiment (as a present for Naaman's verse 27. And they (the princes of Israel) cure of leprosy). And Naaman said (to Gebrought their offering before the Lord ( for hazi, who, by a lie, obtained a present from the tabernacle and altar), six covered wagons Naaman), Be content; take two talents. And and twelve oxen, a wagon for two of the he urged him, and bound two talents of silver princes, and for each one an ox. And Moses in two bags, with two changes of garments, took the wagons and the oxen and gave them and laid them upon two of his servants, and unto the Levites; two wagons and four oxen they bare them before him (Gehari); and he gave unto the sons of Gershon ; four wa- when they came to the tower he took them gons and eight oxen he gave unto the sons of from their hand and bestowed them in the Merari. But unto the sons of Kohath he gave house. 2 Ki. v. 5. 23, 24. And white robes none; because the service of the sanctuary were given to every one of them (the souls of belonging unto them was, that they should them that were slain for the word of God, and bear upon their shoulders. Nu. vii. 3-9. for the testimony which they held). Re. vi. And they (the Babylonians and all the Chal- 11. deans, 8c.) shall come against thee ("Aholibah" To Benjamin, &c.] Benjamin's mess was
“ Jerusalem") with chariots, wagons, and five times so much as any of theirs. Ge. xliii. wheels, and with an assembly of people, 34.
24 father by the way. So he sent his brethren away, and they de
parted : and he said unto them, See that ye fall not out by the 25 way. And they went up out of Egypt, and came into the land of 26 Canaan unto Jacob their father. And told him, saying, Joseph is
yet alive, and he is governor orer all the land of Egypt. And 27 Jacob's heart fainted, for he believed them not. And they told
him all the words of Joseph, which he had said unto them: and
when he saw the wagons which Joseph had sent to carry him, the 28 spirit of Jacob their father revived: And Israel said, It is enough;
Joseph my son is yet alive: I will go and see him before I die.
24 See that ye fall not out, &c.] And Reu- indeed (said the two disciples who journeyed to ben said unto them, Shed no blood, but cast Emmaus), and hath appeared to Simon. Lu. him into this pit, that is in the wilderness, xxiv. 34. and lay no hand upon him, &c. Ge. xxxvii. And he is governor, &c.] See verse 8, 9. 22. And they said one to another, We are He (Pharaoh) made him lord of his house,
rily gui concerning our brother, in that and ruler of all his substance. Ps. cv. 21. we saw the anguish of his soul, when he And Jacob's heart fainted.] All his sons besought us, and we would not hear. There- and all his daughters rose up to comfort him fore is this distress come upon us. And (Jacob), but he refused to be comforted ; and Reuben answered them saying, Spake I not he said, For I will go down into the grave unto you, saying, Do not sin against the unto my son mourning. Thus his father child, and ye would not hear : therefore be- wept for him (Joseph). Ge. xxxvii. 35. And hold also his blood is required. Ge. xlii. 21, Jacob their father said unto them, Me have 22. Behold how good and how pleasant it is ye bereaved of my children ; Joseph is not, for brethren to dwell together in unity. It is and Simeon is not, and ye will take Benjamin like the precious ointment upon the head, that away: all these things are against me.
And ran down upon the beard, even Aaron's beard, he said, My son shall not go down with thee; and went down to the skirts of his garments. for his brother is dead, and he is left alone. As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that If mischief befall him by the way in the which descended upon the mountains of Zion. Ps. ye go, then shall ye bring down my gray cxxxiji. A new commandment I give unto you, hairs with sorrow to the grave. Ge. xlii. 36. that ye love one another; as I have loved you 38. And the one (of my sons, said Jacob) that
ye also love one another. By this shall went out from me, and I said, Surely he is all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye torn in pieces; and I saw him not since. Ge. have love one to another. John xiii. 34, 35. xliv. 28. When my soul fainted within me, Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and I remembered the Lord, and my prayer came clamour, and evil-speaking, be put away from in unto thee into thy holy temple. Jon. ii. 7. you, with all malice. And be ye kind one to He believed them not.] If I had called, and another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, he (God) had answered me, yet would I not even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven believe that he had hearkened unto my voice. you. Ep. iv. 31, 32. Fulfil ye my joy, that Job ix. 16. If I laughed on them, they beye be like minded, having the same love, being lieved it not; and the light of my countenance of one accord, of one mind. Let nothing be they cast not down. Job xxix. 24. When done through strife or vain glory; but in the Lord turned again the captivity of Zion, lowliness of mind let each esteem other better we were like them that dream. Ps. cxviI. than themselves. Look not every man on And their words (of Mary Magdalene, and his own things, but every man also on the Joanna, and Mary the mother of James, rethings of others. Let this mind be in you specting Christ's resurrection) seemed to them which was also in Christ Jesus. Phi. ii. 2-5. (the apostles) as idle tales, and they believed Put on therefore as the elect of God, holy and them not. And while they yet believed not beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humble- for joy (when Jesus himself afterwards apness of mind, meekness, long-suffering; for- peared in the midst of them), and wondered, bearing one another, and forgiving one ano- he said unto them, Have ye here any meat! ther. If any man have a quarrel against any, &c. Lu. xxiv. 11. 4). even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. 27 The spirit of Jacob their father rerired) Col. iii. 12, 13. And we beseech you brethren And he (Samson) was sore athirst; but God to know them which labour among you. And clave an hollow place that was in the jas to esteem them very highly in love for their (of the ass), and there came water thereout. work's sake.
And be at peace among your- and when he had drunk his spirit came again, selves. I Th. v. 13.
and he revived. Ju. xv. 19. And they 26 Joseph is yet alive.) The Lord is risen (David and his four hundred men passang,
AND Israel took his journey with all that he had, and came to 1 Beer-sheba, and offered sacrifices unto the God of his father Isaac. And God spake unto Israel in the visions of the night, and said, 2
after the destruction of Ziklag by the Ama- and of every clean fowl, and offered burntlekiles) found an Egyptian in the field. And offerings on the altar. Ge. viii. 20. And he they gave him a piece of a cake of figs, and (Abram) removed from thence (Sichem) unto two clusters of raisins; and when he had a mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched eaten, his spirit came again to him, for he his tent, having Bethel on the west and Hai had eaten no bread, nor drank any water on the east; and there he builded an altar three days and three nights. 1 Sa. xxx. 12. unto the Lord, and called upon the name of Wilt thou not revive us again, that thy people the Lord. Ge. xii. 8. And Abraham went may rejoice in thee. Ps. lxxxv. 6. Thus and took the ram (caught in a thicket by his saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth horns, as a substitute for his son Isaac), and eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the offered it up for a burnt-offering in the stead high and holy place; with him also that is of of his son. Ge. xxii. 13. And he (Jacob) a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the erected there (at Shalem, a city of Shechem) spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart an altar, and called it El-elohe-Israel. Ge. of the contrite ones. Is. lvii. 15. After two xxxiii. 20. Let us arise, and go up to Bethel days will “ he" (" the Lord") revive us : in (said Jacob), and I will make there an altar the third day he will raise us up, and we shall unto God. So Jacob came to Luz, which is live in his sight. Ho. vi. 2.
in the land of Canaan (that is Bethel), he and 28 It is enough.] And Israel said unto all the people that were with him. And he Joseph, Now let me die, since I have seen thy built there an altar, and called the place Elface, because thou art yet alive. Ge. xlvi. 30. beth-el, because there God appeared unto Then took he (Simeon) “him” (“the infant him when he fled from the face of his brother. Jesus”) up in his arms, and blessed God, and Ge. xxxv. 3. 6, 7. And it was so, when the said, Lord, now lettest thou thy servant de- days of their feasting (the feasting of Job's part in peace, according to thy word; for children) were gone about, that Job sent and mine eyes have seen thy salvation. Lu. ii. sanctified them, and rose up early in the 28, 29, 30. A woman when she is in travail morning, and offered burnt-offerings according hath sorrow, because her hour is come; but to the number of them all: for Job said, it as soon as she is delivered of the child, she may be that my sons have sinned, and cursed remembereth no more the anguish, for joy God in their hearts. Job i. 5. Take unto that a man is born into the world. And ye you now (saith the Lord) seven bullocks and now therefore have sorrow, but I will see you seven rams, and go to my servant Job, and again, and your heart shall rejoice; and your offer up for yourselves a burnt-offering, and joy no man taketh from you. John xvi. 21, my servant Job shall pray for you, &c. Job 22.
Unto the God of his father, &c.] See Ge. CHAP. XLVI-] Beer-sheba.] And she xxi. 33; xxvi. 23. 25. And behold, the Lord (Hagar) departed, and wandered in the wil- stood above it (the ladder in Jacob's vision), derness of Beer-sheba. Ge. xxi. 14. and com. and said, I am the Lord God of Abraham, thy He (Abraham) called that place Beer-sheba; father, and the God of Isaac. Ge. xxviii. 13. because there “they” (“ Abraham and Abi- Except the God of my father, the God of melech") sware both of them. Ge. xxi. 31. Abraham, and the fear of Isaac, had been with And he (Isaac) removed from thence (Gerar), me (said Jacob to Laban), surely thou hadst and digged another well; and for that they sent me away now empty. The God of (the herdmen of Gerar) strove not; and he Abraham, and the God of Nahor, the God called the name of it Rehoboth. And he of their father judge betwixt us. Ge. xxxi. went up from thence to Beer-sheba. Ge. 42. 53. xxvi. 22, 23. And Jacob went out from 2 In the visions of the night.] After these Beer-sheba, and went toward Haran. Ge. things, the word of the Lord came unto Abram xxviii. 10. And all Israel, from Dan even to in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram, I am thy Beer-sheba, knew that Samuel was established shield, and thy exceeding great reward. And to be a prophet of the Lord. 1 Sa. iii. 21. (afterwards) when the sun was going down, a
And offered sacrifices.] And Abel, he also deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, an hor(as his brother Cain) brought of the firstlings ror of great darkness fell upon him: and "he" of his flock. Ge. iv. 4. Noah builded an altar (“ the Lord'') said unto Abram, Know of a unto the Lord, and took of every clean beast, surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in
3 Jacob, Jacob. And he said, Here am I. And he said, I am
God, the God of thy father: fear not to go down into Egypt; for I 4 will there make of thee a great nation: I will go down with thee
a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them, and he answered, I called not, my son ; lie and they shall afflict them four hundred years. down again. And the Lord called Samuel Ge. xv. 1. 12, 13. and com. And the angel again the third time. And Eli perceived that of the Lord called unto him out of heaven, the Lord had called the child. Therefore and said, Abraham, Abraham; and he said, Eli said unto Samuel, Go, lie down; and it Here am I (when about to sacrifice Isaac). shall be, if he call thee, that thou shalt say, Ge. xxi. 11. He (Balaam) hath said (pro- Speak Lord, for thy servant heareth. So phesying the happiness of Israel), which heard Samuel went and lay down in his place. the words of God, which saw the vision of the And the Lord came, and stood and called Almighty, falling into a trance, but having his as at other times, Samuel, Samuel. Then eyes open. Nu. xxiv. 4.
And he (Uzziah, Samuel answered, Speak; for thy servant king of Judah) sought God in the days of heareth. 1 Sa. iii. 4-10. And he (Saul of Zechariah, who had understanding in the Tarsus, stricken to the earth by a light from visions of God; and as long as he sought the heaven, as he was going to Damascus te pete Lord, God made him to prosper. 2 Chr. xxvi. secute the followers of Christ) fell to the earth, 5. A thing was secretly brought to me (said and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Eliphaz to Job) in thoughts, from the visions Saul, why persecutest thou me? Ac. ix. 4. of the night, when deep sleep falleth on men. And there came a voice to "him" ("* Peter," Job iv. 12, 13. For God speaketh once (said being prepared by an heavenly vision for the Elihu to Job), yea, twice; yet man perceiveth meeting of Cornelius, the centurion), Rise, it not. In a dream, in a vision of the night, Peter; kill and eat. Ac. x. 13. when deep sleep falleth upon men in slum- 3 Fear not to go down, &c.] See Ge. xv. L berings upon the bed. Job xxxiii. 14, 15. and com. And the Lord appeared unto hiin
Then (after having desired mercies of the God (Abraham), and said, Go not down into of heaven) was the secret (of Nebuchadnezzar's Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell dream) revealed unto Daniel in a night vision. thee of; sojourn in "this land" ("Gerar"), Da. ii. 19. And there was a certain disciple and I will be with thee, and bless thee. Ge. at Damascus named Ananias; and to him said xxvi. 2, 3. Thus saith the Lord God that the Lord in a vision, Ananias : and he said, created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed I am here (when sent by the Lord to restore thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed Paul to sight). Ac. ix. 10. He (Cornelius, thee, I have called thee by thy name ; thou the centurion) saw in a vision evidently, about art mine : when thou passest through the the ninth hour of the day, an angel of God waters, I will be with thee; and through the coming in to him, and saying unto him, Cor- rivers, they shall not overflow thee: wben nelius (being commanded to send for Peter, thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not who preached Christ to him and his company). be burnt; neither shall the flame kindle upon Ac. x. 3. And a vision appeared to Paul in thee. Is. xliii. 1, 2. And Gedaliah (the gethe night: there stood a man of Macedonia, vernor appointed by the king of Babylon som and prayed him, saying, Come over into Ma- those that were not carried away captire isto cedonia, and help us (where he soon after con- Babylon) sware unto "them" (the “captains** verted Lydia, a seller of purple, and cast out a of the forces which were in the fields, eren care spirit of divination). Ac. xvi. 9.
and their men), saying, Fear not to serve the Jacob, Jacob.] It came to pass, that God Chaldeans; dwell in the land, and serve the did tempt Abraham (commanding him to offer king of Babylon, and it shall be well with up Isaac), and said unto him, Abraham: and you. Je. xl. 9. Fear not, Paul (said fie he said, Behold, here I am. Ge. xxii. l. angel of God to the apostle, in his dangerous And Moses said (when he saw that the bush, in voyage towards Rome from Adramyttium); thou which the angel of the Lord appeared, burned must be brought before Cæsar : and lo, God with fire, and was not consumed), I will now hath given thee all them that sail with thec. turn aside and see this great sight, why the Ac. xxvii. 24. bush is not burned. And when the Lord saw I will there make of thee a great ratio) that he turned aside to see, God called unto See chap. xii. 2. and com. And Israel dwek him out of the midst of the bush, and said, in the land of Egypt, in the country a Moses, Moses : and he said, Here am I. Ex. Goshen; and they had possessions therein iii. 3, 4. Ere the lamp of God went out in and grew and multiplied exceedingly. the temple of the Lord, where the ark was, xxxvii. 27. The Lord your God hath malathe Lord called Samuel: and he answered, plied you; and behold, ye are this day as the Here am I. And the Lord called yet again, stars of heaven for multitude (said Meses se Samuel: and Samuel arose and went to Eli, the children of Israel). De. i. 10. When the and said, Here am I, for thou didst call me: time of the promise drew nigh, which God