Imatges de pÓgina

If thou knowest, that there be any amongst them of skill and strength :

XLVII. 9 The days of the years of my pilgrimage are an hundred and thirty years.

The whole time of my life, which to me hath been as a continued pilgrimage, both in respect of my many habitations, and of that one fixed habitation which abides for me above, &c.

XLVII. 31 And Israel bowed himself upon the bed's head. And Jacob raised himself upon his pillow, to give thanks to God.

XLVIII. 5 Ephraim and Manasseh, which were born unto thee in the land of Egypt before I came unto thee into Egypt, are mine.

Manasseh and Ephraim shall be, not as my grandchildren, but even as my own; and shall have a portion of inheritance among their brethren, as if they had come immediately out of my own loins.

XLVIII. 6 And thy issue, which thou begettest after them, shall be thine, and shall be called after the name of their brethren in their inheritance.

But thy other children, if any shall be since born unto thee, shall carry thy name; and look for their portion under the title of the tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh.

XLVIII. 12 And Joseph brought them out from between his knees, and he bowed himself with his face to the earth.

And Joseph took them away from his father's knees, to set them in that order, wherein he desired the blessing might be given them; which done, be bowed himself to the ground, in a reverent and humble manner to crave this blessing from his father.

XLVIII. 16 The angel which redeemed me, &c. And let my name be named on them.

That angel of the covenant, the Son of God, which hath delivered, &c. Let them be numbered among the patriarchs of God's people, as my sons, &c.

XLVIII. 22 I have given to thee one portion above thy brethren, which I took out of the hand of the Amorite.

I give thee one portion, according to the privilege of the birthright above thy brethren: the city and territories of Shechem, which, after that my sons had taken from the Hivites, I maintained by strong hand against the Amorites.

XLIX. 1 That I may tell you that which shall befal you in the last days.

What shall come to pass in the following times, both soon upon my departure, and many ages after.

XLIX. 3 Thou art my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my strength.

Thou wert both begotten in the prime of my strength, and wert the first of my sons in whom my strength consisteth: having as



then all the privileges of the first born; pre-eminence over thy brethren, and a double portion above them.

XLIX. 4 Thou shalt not excel.

Thou art run abroad as water, that is spilt, which cannot be gathered up; thou shalt no more be eminent above thy brethren, &c.

XLIX. 5 Simeon and Levi are brethren; instruments of cruelty are in their habitations.

Simeon and Levi, which have too well consented together to do mischief, and were instruments of much cruelty in their agreement against the Shechemites.

XLIX. 6 O my soul, come not thou into their secret; unto their assembly, mine honour, be not thou united: for in their anger they slew a man, and in their self-will they digged down a wall.

Let not my soul join with them in their consultations; neither let my reputation depend upon their meeting, which my heart abhorred; for in their wrath they slew the Shechemites, and in their self-will brake down the walls of their city.

XLIX. 7 I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel. They shall have no certain habitations allowed to their tribes, but shall be mingled with their other brethren.

XLIX. 8 Judah, thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise. Judah, according as thy name imports, thou shalt have praise from thy brethren, who shall acknowledge thy princedom, in thy posterity, over them, &c.

XLIX. 10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.

Judah shall have a known distinct tribe amongst his brethren and governors in the kingdom, of the same line, to bear rule until the time of Messiah coming; and the people shall yield their obedience to him.

XLIX. 11 Binding his foal unto the vine, and his ass's colt unto the choice vine; he washed his garments in wine, and his clothes in the blood of grapes :

He shall so abound with wines, that he shall load his asses with grapes, and even wash his garments with the juice of them.

XLIX. 12 His eyes shall be red with wine, and his teeth white with milk.

His posterity shall be abundantly furnished with wine and milk, vineyards and pastures.

XLIX. 13 Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of the sea; and he shall be for an haven of ships.

Zebulun shall be commodiously situated for his traffic, by the sea side towards Zidon.

XLIX. 14 Issachar is a strong ass couching down between two burdens.

Issachar shall be laborious and strong, more fit for subjection than command; and shall yield himself willingly to all impositions of Jabour and tributes.

XLIX. 16 Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel.

Dan, though he be the son of a bondwoman, yet shall attain unto the dignity of ruling amongst the tribes of Israel; and shall afford some that shall sway the government.

XLIX. 17 Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that biteth the horse heels.

His posterity shall enlarge their bounds, and prevail more by subtlety than strength; and therefore shall be like the serpent, &c.

XLIX. 18 I have waited for thy salvation, O LORD.

And though this tribe shall pass through many oppressions and grievances, yet, O Lord, I do constantly expect thy gracious deliverance of him.

XLIX. 19 Gad, a troop shall overcome him: but he shall overcome at the last.

Gad shall be sore annoyed with the Ammonites, and other neighbouring nations, but shall at last prevail.

XLIX. 20 Out of Asher his bread shall be fat, and he shall yield royal dainties.

Concerning Asher, he shall be seated in a place of great fruitfulness and delicacy.

XLIX. 21 Napthali is a hind let loose: he giveth goodly words. Napthali shall be both swift to war, and yet gentle, and friendly to embrace and maintain peace.

XLIX. 22 Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well; whose branches run over the wall:

Joseph shall be as a fruitful bough, set beside a fountain, whose branches shall run upon the wall, and have benefit of the reflection.

XLIX. 23 The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him,' and hated him:

His enemies bent themselves against him, as an archer doth his bow to shoot at a mark; and wrought all the mischief they could against him:

XLIX. 24 But his bow abode in strength, &c. Of the mighty God of Jacob; (from thence is the shepherd, the stone of Israel.) But his strength was able to match them in their own kind, &c. The God of Jacob, of whom and by whom Joseph was appointed, as a nourisher and refuge unto Israel.

XLIX. 26 The blessings of thy father have prevailed above the blessings of my progenitors unto the utmost bound of the everlasting hills.

The blessing of me, thy father, shall be the stronger upon thee, by being added unto the blessing of Abraham and Isaac, which all do light upon thee; and shall continue as long as there are hills upon the earth.

XLIX. 27 Benjamin shall ravin as a wolf: in the morning he shall devour the prey, and at night he shall divide the spoil.

Benjamin shall be fierce and terrible in his wars, devouring his

enemies as a wolf his prey; and shall have his whole time taken up with the division and improving of the spoil.

L. 3 And the Egyptians mourned for him threescore and ten days. And the Egyptians bewailed him seventy days; whereof the forty days of embalming were a part.

L. 17 Forgive the trespass of the servants of the God of thy father.

Forgive the trespass of them, which, besides the bonds of nature, are tied unto thee with so near bonds of religion.

L. 19 Fear not for am I in the place of God?

Fear not for is not all this done by the will and disposition of that wise and holy God, which ordained this to good?

L. 23 The children also of Machir the son of Manasseh were brought up upon Joseph's knees.

The sons of Machir were a comfort to Joseph, their grandfather, in their education; who brought them up, and took pleasure in them.

L. 25 And ye shall carry up my bones from hence.

Ye shall, when ye depart out of Egypt, carry my bones hence with you, and bury them in the promised land.


I. 8 Now there arose up a new king over Egypt, which knew not Joseph.

A new king, for his laws and manner of government, which unthankfully forgot the great service, which Joseph had done to the kingdom and crown of Egypt.

I. 11 Therefore they did set over them taskmasters to afflict them with their burdens.

Therefore did they set over them taskmasters, of their own nation, that their cruelty might have the better pretence.

I. 20 Therefore God dealt well with the midwives.

God therefore prospered the midwives, because, out of a religious fear, they refrained from that cruel practice enjoined them, &c.

II. 4 And his Sister stood afar off.

His sister Miriam stood afar off, &c.

II. 11 And it came to pass in those days, when Moses was grown. And in those days, when Moses was now grown up to his best age, and was forty years old.

II. 12 And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he slew the Egyptian, &c.

And, though he knew he had a secret calling to deliver the Israelites, yet because it was not publicly known, he carried himself wa rily in this business, and looked round about, &c.

II. 18 And when they came to Reuel their father.

Reuel, their grandfather.

II. 23 And it came to pass in process of time, that the king of Egypt died; and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage.

Then, in process of time, this Pharaoh, from whom Moses fled, died; and the children of Israel, now in the change of the prince, hoping for some ease, bemoaned themselves earnestly to God.

III. 2 And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him. Then Christ, the Angel of the Covenant, appeared.

III. 5 Put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.

In token of reverence and respect unto so holy a place, and in token of laying aside all carnal thoughts and affections, put off thy. shoes.

III. 6 And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God. Then Moses, in humility and awful adoration of the glory of God, which he held himself not worthy to behold, hid his face.

III. 8 And to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey.

Therefore, have I thought good to shew some testimonies of my presence; and intention of delivering them; and bringing them out of Goshen, into a land, which, in comparison thereof, is large, and exceeding fruitful in all useful commodities, both for necessity and pleasure.

III. 13 Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you. If the Israelites shall curiously inquire concerning thee; how, in what terms, shall I describe thee unto them?


III. 14 I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel.

I am constantly and eternally unchangeable, being of myself, and that one, and the same, for ever: even thus shalt thou describe and express me to my people, the children of Israel.

IV. 6 Behold, his hand was leprous as snow.

And behold, his hand was as white with leprosy, as any snow.

IV. 10 O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue.

I am not ready in speech, nor ever have been; neither hath thine appearance, which of all other things should be most effectual, altered me any whit at all; but I am naturally slack, and heavy of


IV. 11 Who hath made man's mouth? Or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? Have not I the LORD? Who hath given to man the faculty of speech? Or who is the author of these infirmities, whereof thou complainest? Dost thou not consider that I the Lord, who now send thee, cause these where

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