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17 . And he was AFRAID, Psal. cxix. 20 My Flesh treM

BLETH for fear of thee, and I am aid, How DREADFUL IS fraid of thy JUDGMENTS. this PLACE! this is none o- Rev. xv.: 4 Who shall not fear ther but the House of God, thee, O LORD, and GLORIFY thy

NAME: for thou only art Holy ; for and this is the GATE of Hea

all Nations shall come and WORSHIP VEN.

before thee; for thy JUDGMENTS are 18 And Jacob rose up ear- made manifeft. ly in the Morning, and took the Stone which he had put for his Pillows, and set it for a Pillar, and poured Oyl upon the Top of it.

19 And he called the Name of that Place Beth-el. 20 b And Jacob vowed a

bi Tim. vi. 6 GODLINESS with Vow, saying, If GOD be CONTENTMENT is great Gain. WITH ME, and will KEEP 7 For we brought nothing into this me in this way that I go, World, and it is certain we can carry

nothing out. and will give me BREAD to 8 And having Food and RAIMENT, EAT, and RAIMENT to put let us be therewith CONTENT.

on.

21 So that I come again to my Father's House in Peace: then shall the LORD be my God.

22 And this Stone which I have set for a Pillar, shall be God's House : and of all that thou shalt give me, I will surely give the Tenth unto thee.

CH A P. XXIX.

Jacob cometh to the Well of Haran ; 13 is entertained by Laban; 18 covenanteth for Rachel ; 23 and is deceived with Leah; but marrieth also Rachel.

CH A P. XXX.

i Rachel's Barrenness. 22 She beareth Jofeph. 27 Jacob's

new Covenant with Laban : 37 His Policy to become rich.

CHA P. XXXI. Jacob's Departure from Laban. 22 Laban pursueth him. 43 Their Covenant at Gilead.

C H A P.

CHA P. XXXII. Jacob's Vision ; 9 his Message, 13 and Present to Efau : 24 Wrestling with an Angel, he is called Ifrael.

Ver. I ANDJacob went on · Heb. i. 7 Of the Angels he faith, in his Way, and the and his Minifters a Fiame of FIRE.

Who maketh his ANGELS SPIRITS, Angels of God met him. 14 Are they not all MINISTR ING

2 And when Jacob faw Spirits, sent forth to MINISTER for them, he said, This is God's them who are HEIRS of SALVATION, Host: and he called the Name of that Place MAHANAIM.

3 And Jacob sent Messengers before him to Erau his Brother, unto the Land of Seir, the Countrey of Edom.

4 And he commanded them, saying, Thus shall ye speak ' upto my Lord Esau; Thy Servant Jacob faith thus, I have SOJOURNED with Laban, and stayed there until now.

5 And I have Oxen, and Asses, Flocks, and Men-servants, and Women-servants : and I have sent to tell my LORD, that I may find Grace in thy fight.

6 And the Messengers returned unto Jacob, saying, We came to thy Brother Efau, and also he cometh to meet thee, and four hundred Men with him.

7 Then Jacob was greatly AFRAID, and distRESSED : and he divided the People that was with him, and the Flocks, and Herds, and the Camels into two Bands ;

8 And said, If Efau come to the one Company and smite it, then the other Company which is left shall escape.

9 And Jacob said, O God of my Father Abraham, and God of my Father Ifaac, the LORD which saidīt unto me, RETURN unto thy Countrey and to thy Kindred, and I will deal well with thee: : 10 I am not WORTHY of the LEAST of all the MerCIES, and of all the TRUTH, which thou hast shEWED unto thy Servant ; for with my Staff I passed over this Jordan, and now I am become two Bands.

I DELIVER me, I pray thee, from the Hand of my Brother, from the Hand of Esau : for I fear him, lest he will come and smite me, and the Mother with the Chile dren.

12 And thou faidst, I will surely do thee good, and make thy Seed as the Sand of the Sea, which cannot be numbred for Multitude.

13 And he lodged there that same Night; and took of that which came to his Hand, a Present for Efau his Brother;

21 So went the Present over before him: and himself lodged that Night in the Company.

22 And he rose up that Night, and took his two Wives, and his two Women-servants, and his eleven Sons, and passed over the Ford Jabbok.

23 And he took them, and sent them over the Brook, and sent over that he had. 24 8 And Jacob was left Hof. xii. 3 He took his Brother

by the Heel in the Womb, and by alone : and there wreiuca a his Strength he had Power with God: Man with him, until the 4 Yea, he had Power over the Anbreaking of the Day.

GEL, and PREVAILED : he wept, and

made SUPPLICATION unto him : he 25 And when he law that found him in Beth-el, and there he he prevailed not against him, Spake with us. he touched the Hollow of hiss Even the LORD God of Hosts,

- the LORD is his Memorial. Thigh : and the Hollow of 6 Therefore turn thou to thy God: Jacob's Thigh was out of keep Mercy and JUDGMENT, and wait jovnt, as he wrestled with on thy God continually.

James v. 16 The EFFECTUAL FERhim.

VENT PRAYER of a righteous Man a26 And he said, Let me vaileth much. 20, for the Day breaketh : and he faid, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.

27. And he said unto him, What is thy Name? And he faid, Jacob.

28 And he said, Thy Name shall be called no more Ja. cob, but * ISRAEL: for as a Prince halt thou Power with God and with Men, and hast prevailed.

29 And Jacob, asked him, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, thy Name : And he said, Wherefore is it, that thou dost ask after my Name? and he blessed him there.

30 And Jacob called the Name of that Place Peniel : for I have seen God Face to Face, and my Life is preserved.

31 And as he passed over Penuel, the Sun rose upon him, and he halted upon his Thigh.

32 Therefore the Children of Israel eat not of the Sinew which Ihrank, which is upon the Hollow of the Thigh, unto this Day: because he touched the Hollow of Jacob's Thigh, in the Sinew that shrank.

* ISRAEL, that is, one shar basla Princely Power with God.

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CH A P. XXXIII. | The Kindness of Jacob and Esau at their meeting. 17 ya

cob cometh 'to Succoth; 18 át Salem he buyeth a Field, and buildeth an Altar, called Eloi-Ifrael.

CHA P. XXXIV. i Dinah is ravised by Shechem ; 4 he fueth to marry her.

13 The Sons of Jacob offer the Conditions of Circumcision to the Shechemites. 20 Hamor and Shechem perswade them to accept it. 25 The Sons of Jacob, upon that Advantage, pay them, 27 and spoil their City. 30 Jacob reproveth Simeon and Levi.

CH A P. XXXV. I God sendeth Jacob to Beth-el : 2 He purgeth his House of

Idols : 6 He buildeth an Altar at Beth-el. 8 Deborah dieth at Allon-bacchuth. 9 God blesseth Jacob at Beth-el. 16 Rachel travaileth of Benjamin, and dieth in the Way to Edar. 23 The Sons of Jacob. 27 Jacob cometh to Ifaac at Hebron. The Age, Death, and Burial of Ifaac.

CHA P. XXXVI. i Esau's three Wives : 6 His removing to Mount Seir : 9 His

Sons : 15 The Dukes which descended of his Sons. 20 The Sons and Dukes of Seir. 24 Anah findeth Mules. 40 The Dukes that descended of Efau.

CH A P. XXXVII. 2 Jofeph is hated of his Brethren : 5 His two Dreams :

18 His Brethren conspire his Death : 36 He is sold to Potiphar in Egypt.

Ver. 1 AND Jacob dwelt in the Land wherein his Father

A was a Stranger, in the Land of Canaan. 2 These are the Generations of Jacob; Joseph being seventeen Years old, was feeding the Flock with his Brethren, and the Lad was with the Sons of Bilhah, and with the

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Sons of Zilpah, his Father's Wive's : and Joseph brought unto his Father their evil Report.

3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his Children, because he was the Son of his old Age : and he made him a Coat of many Colours.

4. And when his Brethren saw that their Father loved him more than all his Brethren, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably unto him.

; And Joseph dreamed a Dream, and he told it his Brethren : and they hated him yet the more.

6 And he said unto them, Hear, I pray you, this Dream which I have dreamed.

7 For behold, we were binding Sheaves in the Field, and lo, my Sheaf arose, and also stood upright ; and behold, your Sheaves stood round about, and made Obeisance to my Sheave.

8 And his Brethren said unto him, Shalt thou indeed reign over us? or shalt thou indeed have Dominion over us? and they hated him yet the more for his Dreams, and for his Words. ,9 And he dreamed yet another Dream, and told it his Brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a Dream more, and behold, the Sun and the Moon, and the eleven Stars made Obeisance to me.

10 And he told it to his Father: and his Father rebuked him, and said unto him, What is this Dream that thou hast creamed? Shall I and thy Mother and thy Brethren indeed Come to bow down our selves to thee to the Earth ?

11 And his Brethren envied him : but his Father observed

the saying,

12 And his Brethren went to feed their Father's Flock in

Shechem.

13 And Israel said unto Joseph, Do not thy Brethren feed the Flock in Shechem? Come, and I will send thee unto them. And he said unto him, Here am I.

14 And he said to him, Go, I pray thee, see whether it be well with thy Brethren, and well with the Flocks; and bring me word again. So he sent him out of the Vale of Hebron, and he came to Shechem.

15 And a certain Man found him, and behold, he was Wandring in the Field : and the Man asked him, saying, What seekst thou ?

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