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the land of my kindred, and which spake unto me, and that sware unto me, saying, Unto thy seed will I give this land; he shall

send bis angel before thee, and thou shalt take a wife unto my son 8 from thence. And if the woman will not be willing to follow

thee, then thou shalt be clear from this my oath : only bring not 9 my son thither again. And the servant put his hand under the

the days of these kings, shall the God of Israelites at Bochim), and have brought you heaven set up a kingdom which shall never unto the land which I sware unto your fathers. be destroyed. Da. ii. 44. I am an Hebrew Ju. ii. 1. By faith he (Abraham) sojourned (said Jonah), and I fear the Lord, the God of in the land of promise, as in a strange country. heaven, which hath made the sea and the dry He. xi. 9. land. Jon. i. 9. And the same hour was there Angel before thee.) Behold, I send an angel a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the before thee, to keep thee in the way, and to city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of bring thee into the place which I have premen seven thousand, and the remnant were pared : for mine angel shall go before thee, and affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven. bring thee in unto the Amorites, &c. &c. and. I Re. xi. 13.

will cut them off. Er. xxiii. 20. 23. And I Took me from my father's house.] See chap. will send an angel before thee, and I will xii. 1. 7. and com.

drive out the Canaanite, the Amorite, &c. &c. Which spake unto me, &c.] See chap. xii. Ex. xxxiii. 2. I will instruct thee, and teach 15. and com. By myself have I sworn (saith thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will the Lord), for because thou hast done this guide thee with mine eye. Ps. xxxii. &. The thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine angel of the Lord encampeth round about only son, that in blessing I will bless thee, &c. them that fear him, and delivereth them. Ps. Ge. xxii. 16. And in thy seed shall all the xxxiv. 7. Thou shalt guide me with thy nations of the earth be blessed. Ge. xxii. 18. counsel, and afterward receive me to glory. And it shall be when the Lord shall bring Ps. lxxiii. 24. Bless the Lord, ye his angels, thee into the land of the Canaanites, &c. that excel in strength, that do his commandwhich he sware unto thy fathers to give thee, ments, hearkening unto the voice of his word a land flowing with milk and honey, that thou Ps. ciii. 20. Trust in the Lord with all thine shalt keep “this service" (" the feast of un- heart, and lean not to thine own understand leavened bread') in this month (the month ing; in all thy ways acknowledge him, and he Abib). Ex. xiii. 5. Remember Abraham, shall direct thy paths. Pr. iji. 5, 6. In all Isaac, and Israel, thy servants, to whom thou their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel swarest by thine own self, and saidest unto of his presence saved them. Is. Ixiii. 9. Are them, I will multiply your seed as the stars of they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to heaven, &c. Ex. xxxii. 13. Now (said Moses minister for them who shall be heirs of salvato the Lord), if thou shalt kill all" this people" tion? He. i. 14. (the Israelites"') in the wilderness, as one 8 Clear from this my oath.] But if her man, then the nations which have heard the father disallow “her” (who has made a con fame of thee will speak, saying, Because the unto the Lord"') in the day that he heareth, Lord was not able to bring this people into not any of her vows, or of her bonds wherethe land which he sware unto them, therefore with she hath bound her soul, shall stand ; and he hath slain them in the wilderness. Nu. the Lord shall forgive her, because her father xiv. 15, 16. Doubtless (saith the Lord to the disallowed her. Nu. xxx. 5. And the men unbelieving murmurers) ye shall not come into said unto her (Rahab), We will be blameless of the land concerning which I sware to make thine oath which thou hast made us swear: if you dwell therein, save Caleb the son of thou utter this our business, then "we" ("the Jephunneh, and Joshua the sun of Nun. Nu spies on Jericho") will be quit of thine oath whicha xiv. 30. Surely none of the men that came thou hast made us to swear. Jos. ii. 17. 20. up out of Egypt, from twenty years old and This we will do to "them" ("the Gibeonites"). upwards, shall see the land which I sware we (the princes of the people) will even let unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, them live, lest wrath be upon us, because of because they have not wholly followed me. the oath which we sware unto them. Jos. ix. Nu. xxxii. 11. Behold, I have set the land 20. And ye shall know the truth, and the before you : go in and possess the land which truth shall make you free. John viii. 32. the Lord sware unto your fathers. De. i. 8. Only bring not.] See verses 4, 5, 6. The Be strong and of good courage, for unto this God of glory appeared unto our father Abrapeople shalt thou divide for an inheritance the ham when he was in Mesopotamia, before be land which I sware unto their fathers to give dwelt in Charran. Ac. vii. 2. them. Jos. i. 6. I made you to go up out 9 See verse 2. of Egypt (said the angel of the Lord to the

thigh of Abraham his master, and sware to him concerning that' matter: And the servant took ten camels of the camels of his 10 master, and departed; for all the goods of his master were in his hand: and he arose, and went to Mesopotamia, unto the city of Nahor. And he made his camels to kneel down without the city 11 by a well of water at the time of the evening, even the time that women go out to draw water. And he said, O Lord God of my 12 master Abraham, I pray thee, send me good speed this day, and

10. Au the goods, &c.] See verse 2. and they came and drew water, and filled the con. There is none greater in this house troughs to water their father's flock. Ex. ii. (of Pharaoh) than I: and the keeper of the 16. And as “they” (“Saul and his servant") prison committed to Joseph's hand all the went up the hill to the city they found young prisoners that were in the prison, and whatso- maidens going out to draw water, and said ever they did there, he was the doer of it; unto them, Is the "seer" ("Samuel"') here? the keeper of the prison looked not to any 1 Sa. ix. Il. Jesus, being wearied with his thing that was under his hand. Ge. xxxix. 9. journey, sat thus on “the well” (Jacob's 12,23

well'): there cometh a woman of Samaria to Mesopotamia. An Ammonite or Moabite draw water : Jesus saith unto her, Give me to shall not enter into the congregation of the drink. John iv. 7. Lord. De. xxiii. 3. Therefore the anger of the 12 O Lord God of my master, &c.] Blessed be Lord was hot against Israel, and he sold them the Lord God of my master Abraham, who into the hand of Chushan-rishathaim, king of hath not left destitute my master of his mercy Mesopotamia. And the Spirit of the Lord and his truth. Ge. xxiv. 27. See chap. xv. I. came upon him (Othniel), and he judged Israel, and com. ; xvii. 7, 8. and com. ; xxiv. 42. And and went out to war; and the Lord delivered behold the Lord stood above it (Jacob's ladder), Chushan-rishathaim, king of Mesopotamia, and said, I am the Lord God of Abraham thy into his hand. Ju. iii. 8. 10. And when the father. Ge. xxviii. 13. Except the God of children of Ammon saw that they had made my father, the God of Abraham, had been with themselves odious to David, Hanun and the me, surely thou (Laban) hadst sent me away children of Ammon sent a thousand talents of now empty. Ge. xxxi. 42. And Jacob said, silver to hire them chariots and horsemen out O God of my father Abraham, I am not worthy

Mesopotamia, and out of Syria-maachah, of the least of all thy mercies. Ge. xxxii. 9, and out of Zobah. 1 Ch. xix. 6. How hear 10. I am the God of thy father Abraham we every man in our own tongue wherein (said the Lord to Moses) : thus shalt thou say We were born ? Parthians, and Medes, &c. &c. unto the children of Israel, The God of Abraand the dwellers in Mesopotamia, &c. Ac. ham, &c. hath sent me unto you. Ex. iii. 6.

15. It came to pass, at the time of the offering City of Nahor.) See chap. xi. 31. with com. of the evening sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet * Haran, &c. And Jacob went on his journey, came near, and said, Lord God of Abraham, and came into the land of the people of the &c. let it be known this day that thou art God East. Ge. xxix. 1.

in Israel. 1 Ki. xviii. 36. And he (Elisha) Il Kneel down.] And he (Jacob) said unto took the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, him (Esau), My lord knoweth that the chil- and smote the waters, and said, Where is the dren are tender, and the flocks and herds with Lord God of Elijah? 2 Ki. ii. 14. Ask, and young are with me, and if men should over- it shall be given unto you; seek, and ye shall drive them one day, all the flock will die : let find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. my lord, I pray thee, pass over before his Mat. vii. 7. I am the God of Abraham, &c. evant, and I will lead on softly, according as &c. : God is not the God of the dead, but of the cattle that goeth before me and the children the living. Mat. xxii. 32. be able to endure, until I come unto my lord I pray thee.] And thou shalt bring "it"! unto Seir. Ge. xxxiii. 13, 14. A righteous (« venison, savoury meat of the kids") to thy mon regardeth the life of his beast, but the father (said Rebekah to Jacob), that he may tender mercies of the wicked are cruel. Pr. eat, and that he may bless thee before his xii. 10.

death. Ge. xxvii. 10. And God Almighty Women go out to draw water, &c.] Behold give you mercy before the man, that he (Joseph) I stand here by the well of water (said Abra- may send away your other brother and Benham's servant); and the daughters of the men jamin. Ge. xliii. 14. O Lord, I (Nehemiah) of the city come out to draw water : and she beseech thee, let now thine ear be attentive to (Rebekah) hasted and emptied her pitcher the prayer of thy servant; and prosper, I pray into the trough, and ran again unto the well thee, thy servant this day, and grant him to draw water. Ge. xxiv. 13. 20. Now the mercy in the sight of this man. Ne. i. 11. priest of Midian had seven daughters, and Then the king said unto me, For what dost VOL. I.

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13 shew kindness unto my master Abraham. Behold, I stand here by

the well of water; and the daughters of the men of the city come 14 out to draw water: And let it come to pass, that the damsel to

whom I shall say, Let down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink; and she shall say, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also : let the same be she that thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac; and thereby shall I know that thou hast shewed kindness

thou make request ? So I prayed to the God thy pitcher to drink (said Abraham's servant), of heaven. Ne. ii. 4. Commit thy way unto and she say to me, Both drink thou, and I will the Lord, trust also in him, and he shall bring also draw for thy camels : let the same be the it to pass. Ps. xxxvii. 5. Let thy work ap- woman whom the Lord hath appointed out for pear unto thy servants, and thy glory unto my master's son. Ge. xxiv. 44. House and their children. Ps. xc. 16. And let the riches are the inheritance of fathers; and a beauty of the Lord our God be upon us, and prudent wife is from the Lord. Pr. xix. 14. establish thou the work of our hands upon us; And thereby shall I know, &c.] See chap. yea, the work of our hands establish thou it. xv. 8. and com. And Moses answered, and Ps. xc. 17. Save now, I beseech thee, O Lord; said, But behold, they will not believe me, nor O Lord, I beseech thee, send now prosperity. hearken unto my voice ; for they will say, The Ps. cxviii. 25. Pray for the peace of Jerusa- Lord hath not appeared unto thee: and the lem : they shall prosper that love thee. Ps. Lord said unto him, If they will not believe, cxxii. 6. Except the Lord build the house, neither hearken unto thy voice, thou shalt they labour in vain that build it; except the take of the water of the river and pour it Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but upon the dry land; and the water which in vain. Ps. cxxvii. 1. In all thy ways ac thou takest out of the river shall become knowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. blood upon the dry land. Ex. iv. 1. 9. And Pr. iii. 6. In every thing by prayer and sup when Gideon was come, behold, there was a plication, with thanksgiving, let your requests man that told a dream, and lo, a cake of barley be made known unto God. Phi. iv. 6. What bread tumbled into the host of Midian, and thanks can we render to God again for you, came unto a tent, and smote it that it fell, and &c.? night and day praying exceedingly that overturned it, that the tent lay along; and it we might see your face, and might perfect that was so when Gideon heard the telling of the which is lacking in your faith : now God him- dream, and the interpretation thereof (as apself, and our Father, and our Lord Jesus plied to his sword), that he worshipped, and Christ, direct our way unto you. 1 Th. iii. returned into the host of Israel, and said, Arise, 10, 11,

for the Lord hath delivered into your hand the 13 I stand here by the well.] Behold, I host of Midian. Ju. vii. 13. 15. And they stand by the well of water (said Abraham's (five men of the Danites) said unto him" (the servant). Ge. xxiv, 43. Commit thy way “Levite, Jonathan," hired by Micah), Ask unto the Lord, trust also in him, and he shall counsel, we pray thee, of God, that we may bring it to pass. Ps. xxxvii. 5. In all thy know whether our way which we go shall be ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy prosperous. Ju. xviii. 5. Now therefore make paths. Pr. iii. 6.

a new cart (said the priests and diviners to the The daughters of the men of the city.] See Philistines), and take two milch kine on which verse 11. And while he yet spake with them, there hath come no yoke, and tie the kine to Rachel came with her father's sheep, for she the cart, and bring their calves home from kept them: and it came to pass, when Jacob them; and take the ark of the Lord, and lay!! saw Rachel, the daughter of Laban his mother's upon the cart, and see if it goeth up by the brother, and the sheep of Laban his mother's way of his own coast to Beth-shemesh, tkur brother, that Jacob went near and rolled the he hath done us this great evil; but if not, stone from the well's mouth, and watered the then we shall know that it is not his hand that flock of Laban his mother's brother. Ge. xxix, smote “ us" (the Philistines"); it was 9, 10. Now the priest of Midian had seven chance that happened unto us. 1 Sa. vi. 7. 9. daughters, and they came and drew water, &c. When thou art departed from me (said Samad E.r. ii. 16. They that are delivered from the to Saul) to-day, then thou shalt find two men noise of archers in the places of drawing water, by Rachel's sepulchre, in the border of Benthere shall they rehearse the righteous acts of jamin at Zelzah, and they will say unto thee, the Lord. Ju. v. 11. .

The asses which thou wentest to seek are 14 Let it come to pass, &c.] See chap. xv. found, and lo, thy father hath left the care of 8. and com.

the asses, and sorroweth for you, saying, What That thou hast appointed, &c. When the shall I do for my son ? &c. And it was so, that virgin cometh forth to draw water, and I say when he had turned his back to go from to her, Give me, I pray thee, a little water of Samuel, God gave him another heart; and a

unto my master. And it came to pass, before he had done speak- 15 ing, that, behold, Rebekah came out, who was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham's brother, with her pitcher upon her shoulder. And the damsel was very fair to look 16 upon, a virgin, neither had any man known her: and she went

those signs came to pass that day: and when their cry, and will save them. Ps.cxlv. 18, 19. they came thither to the hill, behold a com- Then shalt thou call, and the Lord shall anpany of prophets met him, and the Spirit of swer; thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I God came upon him, and he prophesied among am. Is. Iviii. 9. And it shall come to pass, them. I Sa. x. 2.9, 10. Then said Jonathan, that before they call, I will answer; and while Behold, we will pass over unto these men (the they are yet speaking, I will hear. Is. Ixv. 24. Philistines), and we will discover ourselves And while, I was speaking and praying, and into them: if they say unto us, Tarry until we confessing my sin, and the sin of my people come, then we will stand still in our place, Israel, and presenting my supplication before and will not go up unto them ; but if they say the Lord my God, for the holy mountain of thus, Come up unto us, then we will go up, for my God, the man Gabriel, whom I had seen the Lord hath delivered them into our hand; in the vision, talked with me, and said, At the and this shall be a sign unto us. 1 Sa. xiv. 8, beginning of thy supplications the command9, 10. If he (Saul) say thus, It is well (said ment came forth, and I (Gabriel, who touched Darid to Jonathan), thy servant (David) shall Daniel while he was speaking) am come to have peace; but if he (Saul) be very wroth, show thee. Da, ix. 20. 23. then be sure that evil is determined by him. Rebekah came out.) And she said unto 1 Sa. xx. 7. And let it be (saith the Lord to “him” (the servant of Abraham") I am the David), when thou hearest the sound of a going daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah, which in the tops of the mulberry trees, that then she bare unto Nahor. Ge. xxiv. 24. And it thou shalt bestir thyself; for then shall the was told Abraham, saying, Behold Milcah, she Lord go out before thee to smite the host of bath also born children unto thy brother Nathe Philistines. 2 Sa. v. 24. And Joab said hor; (among these) Bethuel. And Bethuel to Amasa, Art thou in health, my brother ? begat Rebekah, &c. Ge. xxii. 20. 22, 23. and Joab took Amasa by the beard with the Milcah.] See chap. xi. ver. 27, 28, 29. and right hand to kiss him; but Amasa took no Ge. xxi. 23. heed of the sword which was in Joab's hand, 'Pitcher upon her shoulder.] And Abraham so he smote him therewith in the fifth rib, &c. rose up early in the morning, and took bread ? Sa. IX. 9. And Hezekiah said unto Isaiah, and a bottle of water, and gave it unto Hagar What shall be the sign that the Lord will heal (putting it on her shoulder). Ge. xxi. 14. me, and that I shall go up into the house of And while he (Jacob) yet spake with them, the Lord the third day? And Isaiah the Rachel came with her father's sheep, for she prophet cried unto the Lord, and he brought kept them. Ge. xxix. 9. Now the priest of the shadow ten degrees backward, by which it Midian had seven daughters, and they came had gone down in the dial of Ahaz. 2 Ki, and drew water, and filled the troughs to II. &. 11. Ask thee a sign of the Lord thy water their father's flock. Ex. ii. 16. And God, ask it either in the depth or in the height Ruth the Moabitess said unto Naomi, Let me above. Isa. vi. 11. I make mention of you now go to the field and glean ears of corn ; so always in my prayers; making request (of she gleaned in the field until even. Ru. ii. God), if by any means now at length I might 2. 17. (A virtuous woman) she looketh well have a prosperous journey by the will of God to the ways of her household, and eateth not to come unto you.Ro. i. 10.

the bread of idleness. Pr. xxxi. 27. 15 Before he had done speaking.) And 16 Fair, &c.] She (Rebekah) is my sister, before I had done speaking in mine heart, for he feared to say, she is my wife, lest, said behold, Rebekah came forth with her pitcher he (Isaac) the men of the place should kill me on her shoulder. Ge. xxiv. 45. And Gideon for Rebekah, because she was fair to look said unto God, If thou wilt save Israel by mine upon. Ge. xxvi. 7. And Joseph was a goodly hand, as thou hast said. And God did so that person, and well favoured. Ge. xxxix. 6. night; for it was dry upon the fleece only (as Known her.] And Adam knew Eve his Gideon desired as a sign), and there was dew wife, and she conceived and bare Cain. Ge. on all the ground. Ju. vi. 36. 40. The eyes iv. 1. Now therefore (said Moses) kill every of the Lord are upon the righteous, and his male among the little ones (of the Midianites), ears are open to their cry. Ps. xxxiv. 15. O and kill every woman that hath known man ; thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all but all the women children that have not flesh come. Ps. Ixv. 2. The Lord is nigh known a man keep alive for yourselves. Nu. unto all them that call upon him, to all that xxxi. 17, 18. I sleep, but my heart waketh : call upon him in truth. He will fulfil the it is the voice of my beloved (Christ) that desire of them that fear him; he also will hear knocketh (saith his church), saying, Open to me,

17 down to the well, and filled her pitcher, and came up. And the

servant ran to meet her, and said, Let me, I pray thee, drink a 18 little water of thy pitcher. And she said, Drink, my lord : and

she hasted, and let down her pitcher upon her hand, and gave 19 him drink. And when she had done giving him drink, she said, I

will draw water for thy camels also, until they have done drinking. 20 And she hasted, and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran

again unto the well to draw water, and drew for all his camels. 21 And the man, wondering at her, held his peace, to wit whether the 22 Lord had made his journey prosperous or not. And it came to

pass, as the camels had done drinking, that the man took a golden ear-ring of half a shekel weight, and two bracelets for her hands of

20 And Shaw water fo when she her pitcher

my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled. 19 She said, I will draw water, &c.] See Can. v. 2.

ver. 14. 45, 46. and 1 Pe. iv. 9. preced. com. 17 Let me, I pray thee, &c.] So he (Elijah) 21 Wondering at her.] Then went king arose, and went to Zarephath; and when he David in, and sat before the Lord, and he said, came to the gate of the city, behold, the widow Who am I, O Lord God, and what is my house, woman was there gathering of sticks; and he that thou hast brought me hitherto? And called to her and said, Fetch me, I pray thee, a what can David say more unto thee? for thou, little water in a vessel, that I may drink. Lord God, knowest thy servant. 2 Sa. vii. 18. 1 Ki. xvii. 10. Now Jacob's well was there : 20. I will bless the Lord at all times; his there cometh a woman of Samaria to draw praise shall continually be in my mouth. water; Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink. This poor man cried, and the Lord delivered Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, him, and saved him out of all his troubles. How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink Ps. xxxiv. 1. 6. O give thanks unto the Lord, of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for for he is good. O that men would praise the the Jews have no dealings with the Samari- Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful tans. John iv. 7.9.

works to the children of men! Whoso is Water of thy pitcher.] See chap. xxvi. wise, and will observe these things, even they throughout. The inhabitants of the land of shall understand the loving-kindness of the Tema brought water to him that was thirsty. Lord. Ps. cvii. 1. 8. 15. 43. I love the Lord, Is. xxi. 14. And there shall be upon every because he hath heard my voice and my suphigh mountain, and upon every high hill, rivers plications. Return unto thy rest, O my soul, and streams of water in the day of the great for the Lord hath dealt bountifully with thee. slaughter, when the towers fall. Is. xxx. 25. Ps. cxvi. 1.7. But Mary kept all these things, In the wilderness shall waters break out, and and pondered them in her heart. And " he" streams in the desert, and the parched ground ("Jesus") went down with “chem" ("Mary shall become a pool, and the thirsty land and Joseph"), and came to Nazareth, and was springs of water. Is. xxxv. 6, 7. When the subject unto them. But his mother kept all poor and needy seek water, and there is these sayings in her heart. Lu. ii. 19. 5). none, and their tongue faileth for thirst, I the The Lord had made his journey, &c.] See Lord will hear them, I the God of Israel will ver. 12. And “he" ("the servant of Abranot forsake them: I will open rivers in high ham") said unto “them" (" Rebekah's mother places, and fountains in the midst of the val- and brother"), Hinder me not, seeing the Lord leys: I will make the wilderness a pool of hath prospered my way. Ge. xxiv. 56. water, and the dry land springs of water. 22 Took a golden ear-ring, &c.] And it Is. xli. 17, 18. “They" (" the Gentiles") came to pass when "he" (" Laban" Rebekak's shall not hunger nor thirst, neither shall the brother) saw the ear-ring and the bracelets heat or sun smite them; for he that hath upon his sister's hands, &c. he came unto the mercy on them shall lead them, even by the man (Abraham's servant), &c. Ge. xxiv. 30. springs of water shall he guide them. Is. And Aaron said unto them (the Israelites), xlix. 10.

Break off the golden ear-rings which are in the 18 Drink, my lord.] She (a virtuous woman) ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your openeth her mouth with wisdom, and in her daughters, and bring them to me. And all tongue is the law of kindness. Pr. xxxi. 26. the people brake off the golden ear-rings which Love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous. were in their ears, and brought them unto I Pe. iii. 8. And above all things have fer- Aaron. Ex. xxxii. 2, 3. Now it came to pass yent charity among yourselves ; use hospita- on the third day that Esther put on her royal lity one with another without grudging. i Pe. apparel, and stood in the inner court of the iv. 8, 9.

king's house (Ahasuerus'). Es. v. 1. Can a

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