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things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house ;' by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.
8 By faithm Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.
9 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, " dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, ° the heirs with him of the same promise :
10 For he looked for pa city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.
reverence. Bi. Gen. being wary. A. V. 'family. Pu. ing to all that God commanded him, so did he. Ecclus. xliv. 17 : Noah was found perfect and righteous in time of wrath-therefore was he left as a remnant unto the earth, when the flood came.
2 Pet. ii. 5: [God] spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly:
k1 Pet. iii. 20: When once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing.
See on Rom. i. 17.
n Gen. xii. 8: And he removed from thence unto a mountain on the east of Beth-el, and pitched his tent, having Beth-el on the west, and Hai on the east: and there he builded an altar unto the Lord, and called upon the name of the LORD. do. xiii. 3, 18: And he went on his journeys from the south even to Beth-el, unto the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Beth-el and Hai. Then Abram removed his tent, and came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre, which is in Hebron, and built there an altar unto the LORD. do. xviii. 1, 9: And the Lord appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day. And they said unto him, Where is Sarah thy wife ? And he said, Behold, in the tent.
•Heb. vi. 17: Wherein God, willing more abundantly to show unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath.
P HEB. xii. 22. See on GAL. iv. 26.
11 Through faith also "Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child " when she was past age, because she judged him * faithful who had promised.
12 Therefore sprang there even of one, and u him as good as dead, 'so many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable.
13 These all died in faith,9 W not having received the promises, but having * seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
8 for conception of offspring. Pu.
9Gr. According to faith. A. V.
Gen. xvii. 19: And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed. do. xvii. 11, 14 : Now Abraham and Sarah were old, and well stricken in age; and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women. Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the timne appointed I will return unto thee, cording to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son. do. xxi. 2: Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his
LUKE, i. 36: Behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age.
* Rom. iv. 21: And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform. Heb. X. 23.
u Rom. iv. 19: And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sarah's womb.
Gen. xxii. 17: In blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore. Deut. x. 22: Thy fathers went down into Eygpt with threescore and ten persons; and now the LORD thy God hath made thee as the stars of heaven for multitude. Rom. iv. 18: Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.
w Ver. 39.
* Ver. 27. John, viii. 56: Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day : and he saw it, and was glad.
y See on 2 Cor. v. 6.
14 For they that say such things * declare plainly that they seek a country.
15 And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned.
16 But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly : wherefore God is not ashamed a to be called their God : for bhe hath prepared for them a city.
17 By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered
Isaac : and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son,
18 Of 10 whom it was said, That e in Isaac shall thy seed be called :
19 Accounting " that God was able to raise
z Ver. 10. Heb. xiii. 14: Here we have no continuing city, but we seek one to come.
a See on MAT. xxii. 32.
b Phi. iii. 20: Our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ. Heb. xiii. 14: The words under ver. 14.
Gen. xxii. 1, 2, 9, 12: It came to pass after these things that God did tempt Abraham.-And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah ; and offer him there for a burnt offering. And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood. Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him : for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me.
JAMES, ii. 21 : Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?
e See on Rom. ix. 7.
fRom. iv, 17, 19, 21 : God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not, as though they were. And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the
him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.!
12 20 By faith 5 Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau coscerning things to come.
21 By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, "blessed both 13 the sons of Joseph ; and i worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff.
22 By faith k Joseph, when he died, made mention of 14 the departing of the children of Israel ; and gave commandment concerning his bones.
13 each of. Pu.
14 remembered. A. V.
deadness of Sarah's womb; being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.
8 Gen. xxvii. 27, 39: He smelled the smell of his raiment, and blessed him, (Jacob,] and said, See, the smell of my son is as the smell of a field, which the Lord hath blessed. Behold, [Esau,] thy dwelling shall be the fatness of the earth, and of the dew of heaven from above.
Gen. xlviii. 5, 16, 20: And now thy two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, which were born unto thee in the land of Egypt before 1 came unto thee into Egypt, are mine ; as Reuben and Simeon, they shall be mine. The Angel which redeemed me from evil, bless the lads, and let my name be called on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac ; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth. And he blessed them that day, saying, In thee shall Israel bless, saying, God make thee as Ephraim and as Manasseh : and he set Ephraim before Manasseh.
Gen. xlvii. 31: And Israel bowed himself upon the bed's head. 1 Kings, i. 47 : The king's servants came to bless our lord king David, saying, God make the name of Solomon better than thy name, and make his throne greater than thy throne. And the king bowed himself upon
k Gen. 1. 24, 25: Joseph said unto his brethren, I die: and God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land unto the land which he sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob. And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you, and ye shall carry my bones from hence. Exod. xiii. 19: And Moses took the bones of Joseph with him : for he had straitly sworn the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you; and ye shall carry up my bones away hence with you.
23 By faith 'Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper 15 child ; and they were not afraid of the n king's commandment.
24 By faith Moses, when he was come to years,
refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter;
25 • Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season ;
26 Esteeming the Preproach of Christ 16 greater
16 for Christ. A. V. such
15 comely. Ham. Whit, beautiful. We. Pu. reproach as Christ endured. Ne.
See on Acts, vii. 20.
m Exod. i. 16, 22 : When ye do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew women-if it be a son, then ye shall kill him. And Pharaoh charged all his people, saying, Every son that is born ye shall cast into the river, and every daughter ye shall
n Exod. ii. 10, 11 : The child grew, and she brought him unto Pharoah's daughter, and he became her son. And she called his name Moses. And it came to pass in those days, when Moses was grown, that he went out unto his brethren, and looked on their burdens : and he espied an Egyptian smiting an Hebrew, one of his brethren.
• Ps. Ixxxiv. 10: A day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.
Mat. v. 10-12 : Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for their's is the kingdom of heaven. . Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad : for great is your reward in heaven. Heb. xiii. 13 : Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach. 1 Pet. ii. 19, 20: This is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully. For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God. do. iii. 14: If ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are ye. do. iv, 14: If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye.