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keep me in this way that I go, and will give 'me bread to eat, and raiment to put on, So that I come again to my father's house in 21 peace; then shall the Lord be my. God: And this stone, which I 22 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.
CHAPTER XXIX. THEN Jacob went on his journey, and came into the land of the 1
him that ought to be feared. Ps. lxxvi. 11. come again in peace unto his own house. 2 Sa. I will pay my vows unto the Lord now in the xix. 24. 30. presence of all his people ; I will pay my vows Then shall the Lord be my God.) The Lord unto the Lord now in the presence of all his is my strength and song (said Moses), and he people. Ps. cxvi. 14. 18. I have sworn, and is become my salvation; he is my God, and I I will perform it, that I will keep thy righteous will prepare him an habitation; my father's judgments. Ps. cxix. 106. Surely I will not God, and I will exalt him. Er. xv. 2. Thou come into the tabernacle of my house, nor go hast avouched the Lord this day to be thy up into my bed, until I find out a place for God, and to walk in his ways, and to keep his the Lord. Ps. cxxxii. 3. 5. Keep thy foot statutes, and his commandments, and his judgwhen thou goest to the house of God, and be ments, and to hearken unto his voice. De. more ready to hear than to give the sacrifice xxvi. 17. For thy “servant" (" said Absalom") of fools; for in the multitnde of dreams and vowed a vow while I abode at Geshur in many words there are also divers vanities: but Syria, saying, If the Lord shall bring me fear thou God. Ec. v. 1. 7. And the Lord again indeed to Jerusalem, then I will serve shall be known to Egypt, and the Egyptians the Lord. 2 Sa. xv. 8. And Naaman said, shall know the Lord in that day, and shall do Shall there not then, I pray thee, be given to sacrifice and oblation; yea, they shall vow a thy servant two mules' burden of earth? for vow unto the Lord, and perform it. Is. xix. thy servant will henceforth offer neither burnt21. And of “his” (“ Christ's”) fulness have offering nor sacrifice unto other gods, but unto all we received, and grace for grace. John i. the Lord. 2 Ki. v. 17. 16. And Paul after this tarried there yet a 22 I will surely give the tenth.] See chap. good while, and then took his leave of the xiv. 20. and com. “He" (" who redeems his brethren, and sailed thence into Syria, and tithe") shall not search whether it be good or with him Priscilla and Aquila; having shorn bad, neither shall he change it; and if he his head in Cenchrea, for he had a vow. Ac. change it all, then both it and the change xviii. 18. And when it was day, certain of thereof shall be holy; it shall not be redeemed. the Jews banded together, and bound them- Le. xxvii. 33. Thou shalt truly tithe all the selves under a curse, saying, That they would increase of thy seed that the field bringeth neither eat nor drink till they had killed Paul. forth year after year. De. xiv. 22. Now therefore ye with the council signify to the chief captain that he bring him down unto CHAP. XXIX.-1 Jacob went on his journey.] you to-morrow, as though ye would inquire I will run the way of thy commandments, something more perfectly concerning him; when thou shalt enlarge my heart; I made and we, or ever he come near, are ready to haste, and delayed not to keep thy commandkill him. Ac. xxiii. 12. 15.
ments. Ps. cxix. 32. 60. Go thy way, eat If God will be with, &c.] See verse 15. and com. thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a Will give me bread to eat.] And having merry heart, for God now accepteth thy works. food and raiment, let us be therewith content. Ec. ix. 7. I Ti. ri. 8.
Came into the land of the people of the east.] 21 I come again to my father's house.) Then See chaps. xxii. 20. 23 ; xxiv. 10; xxv. 20; it shall be, that whatsoever cometh forth of the xxviij. 5. 7. And he (Balaam) took up his doors of my house to meet me (said Jephthah), parable, and said, Balak the king of Moab hath when I return in peace from the children of brought me from Aram, out of the mountains Ammon, shall surely be the Lord's, and I will of the east, saying, Come, curse me Jacob, and offer it up for a burnt-offering. Ju. xi. 31. come, defy Israel. Nu. xxiii. 7. And so it And Mephibosheth the son of Saul came was, when Israel had sown, that the Midown to meet the king, and had neither dianites came up, and the Amalekites, and dressed his feet, nor trimmed his beard, nor the children of the east, even they came up washed his clothes, from the day the king de- against them. Then all the Midianites, and parted, until the day he came again in peace; the Amalekites, and the children of the east, and Mephibosheth said unto the king, Yea, let were gathered together, and went over and him take all, forasmuch as my lord the king is pitched in the valley of Jezreel. Ju. vi.
2 people of the east. And he looked, and behold, a well in the field,
and lo, there were three flocks of sheep lying by it; for out of that well they watered the flocks : and a great stone was upon the well's mouth. And thither were all the flocks gathered: and they rolled the stone from the well's mouth, and watered the sheep, and put the stone again upon the well's mouth in his place. And
Jacob said unto them, My brethren, whence be ye? And they 5 said, Of Haran are we. And he said unto them, Know ye Laban 6 the son of Nahor ? And they said, We know him. And he said
unto them, Is he well? And they said, He is well : and, behold, 7 Rachel his daughter cometh with the sheep. And he said, Lo,
it is yet high day, neither is it time that the cattle should be
3. 33. And the Midianites, and the Amaleko lead them, even by the springs of water shall be ites, and all the children of the east, lay along guide them. Is. xlix. 10. The Lamb that is in the valley like grashoppers for multitude. in the midst of the throne shall feed them Ju. vii. 12. Now Zebah and Zalmunna were (who came out of great tribulation), and shall in Karkor, and their hosts with them, about lead them unto living fountains of waters : and fifteen thousand men, all that were left of all God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes. the hosts of the children of the east. Ju. viii. Re. vii. 17. 10. And Solomon's wisdom excelled the wis 4 Of Haran are we.) See chap. xi. 31; dom of all the children of the east country, and xxiv. 10; xxvii. 43; xxviii. 10. and com. The all the wisdom of Egypt. 1 Ki. iv. 30. And God of glory appeared to our father Abraham Jacob fled into the country of Syria ; and Israel when he was in Mesopotamia, before he dwelt served for a wife, and for a wife he kept sheep. in Charran ; then came he out of the land of Ho. xii. 12.
the Chaldeans, and dwelt in Charran. Ac. vii. 2 A well in the field. And he made his 2. 4. camels to kneel down without the city by a 5 Son of Nahor.] See chap. xxiv. 24. 29. well of water at the time of the evening, even and com. The God of Abraham, and the God the time that women go out to draw water. of Nahor, the God of their father, judge beBehold, I stand here (said Abraham's servant) twixt us (said Laban to Jacob). Ge. Ixti. by the well of water, and the daughters of the 53. men of the city come out to draw water. Ge. 6 Is he well ?] And he (Joseph) asked xxiv. 1). 13. Now when Pharaoh heard “this “them” (“his brethren") of their welfare, and thing” (“ that Moses slew the Egyptian"), he said, Is your father well, the old man of whom sought to slay Moses. But Moses fled from the ye spake? Is he yet alive? Ge. xliji. 27. face of Pharaoh, and dwelt in the land of And Joab said to Amasa, Art thou in health, Midian: and he sat down by a well. Ex. ii. 15. my brother ? 2 Sa. xx. 9. Now Jacob's well was there; Jesus therefore Well.) And he (Israel) said to him (Josepk), being wearied with his journey, sat thus on Go, I pray thee, see whether it be well with the well. Whosoever (saith Jesus) drinketh of thy brethren, and well with their flocks; and the water that I shall give him shall never bring me word again? Ge. xxxvii. 14. And thirst; but the water that I shall give him Moses went out to meet his father-in-law shall be in him a well of water springing up (Jethro), and did obeisance and kissed him, into everlasting life. John iv. 6. 14.
and they asked each other of their welfare. There were three flocks.) He maketh me to Ex. xviii. 7. And David (sent to visit his brelie down in green pastures; he leadeth me thren) left his carriage in the hand of the beside the still waters. Ps. xxiii. 2. Look keeper of his carriage, and ran into the artsy, not upon me (saith his Church to Christ), be- and saluted his brethren. 1 Sa. xvii. 22. And cause I am black, because the sun hath looked David sent out ten young men, and David said upon me: my mother's children were angry unto the young men, Get you up to Carmel, with me; they made me the keeper of the and go to Nabal, and greet him in my name. vineyards, but mine own vineyard have I not 1 Sa. xxv. 5. kept. Tell me, 0 thou whom my soul loveth, 7 Lo! And let us not be weary in well where thou feedest, where thou makest thy doing, for in due season we shall reap, if we flock to rest at noon : for why should I be as · faint not; as we have therefore opportunity, one that turneth aside by the flocks of thy let us do good unto all men, especially unto companions? Ca. i. 6.7. They (the Gentiles them who are of the household of faith.Ge to whom Christ is sent) shall not hunger nor vi. 9, 10. See then that ye walk circumthirst, neither shall the heat nor sun smite spectly, redeeming the time, because the days them, for he that hath mercy on then shall are evil. Ep. v. 16.
gathered together: water' ye the sheep, and go and feed them. And they said, We cannot, until all the flocks be gathered 8 together, and till they roll the stone from the well's mouth; then we water the sheep. And while he yet spake with them, Rachel 9 came with her father's sheep: for she kept them. And it came to 10 pass, when Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban his mother's brother, and the sheep of Laban his mother's brother, that Jacob went near, and rolled the stone from the well's mouth, and watered the flock of Laban his mother's brother. And Jacob kissed Rachel, 11 and lifted up his voice, and wept. And Jacob told Rachel that he 12 was her father's brother, and that he was Rebekah's son: and she ran and told her father. And it came to pass, when Laban heard 13 the tidings of Jacob his sister's son, that he ran to meet him, and embraced him, and kissed him, and brought him to his house.
8 Until all the flocks.] See verse 3. And Ge. xxvii. 26.- And Esau ran to meet" him” they (the sons of Jacob) said unto them (She- (“ Jacob"), and embraced him, and fell on his chem and Hamor his father), We cannot do neck, and kissed him ; and they wept. Ge. this thing, to give our sister to one that is un- xxxiii. 4. And Joseph made haste; for his circumcised, for that were a reproach unto us. bowels did yearn upon his brother" (" BenGe, xxxiv. 14. And they set on for him jamin"): and he sought where to weep; and (Joseph) by himself, and for them (his brethren) he entered into his chamber, and wept there. by themselves, and for the Egyptians which Ge. xliii. 30. And he (Joseph) wept aloud. did eat with him by themselves : because the And he fell upon his brother Benjamin's neck, Egyptians might not eat bread with the He- and wept; and Benjamin wept upon his neck. brews, for that is an abomination unto the Moreover, he kissed all his brethren, and wept Egyptians. Ge. xliii. 32.
upon them. Ge. xlv. 2. 14, 15. And the Roll the stone.) And they (the women at the Lord said to Aaron, Go into the wilderness to sepulchre of Jesus said among themselves, meet Moses: and he went and met him in the Who shall roll us away the stone from the mount of God, and kissed him. Ex. iv. 27. door of the sepulchre ? Mar. xvi. 3. And And Moses went out to meet his “ father-inthey found the stone rolled away from the law" (" Jethro”), and did obeisance, and kissepulchre. Lu. xxiv. 2.
sed him. Ex. xviii. 7. Salute Philologus 9 Rachel came, &c.] See chap. xxiv. 15. and Julia : salute one another with an holy and com. Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh, kiss. Ro. xvi. 15, 16. and dwelt in the land of Midian; now the And wept.) See preced. com. priest of Midian had seven daughters, and they 12 Her father's brother.) And Abram came and drew water, and filled the troughs said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray to water their father's flock; and Moses was thee, between me and thee, and between my content to dwell with the man : and he gave herdmen and thy herdmen, for we be breMoses Zipporah his daughter. Ex. ii. 15, 16.21. thren. Ge. xiii. 8. and com. And when Abram Tell me, thou whom my soul loveth (saith heard that his “brother" (" Lot") was taken ike Church to Christ), where thou feedest, captive, he armed his trained servants, and Where thou makest thy flock to rest at noon: pursued " them" ("the four kings") unto Dan. for why should I be as one that turneth aside And he brought back all the goods, and also by the flocks of thy companions? If thou brought again his brother Lot. Ge. xiv. 14. know not, O thou fairest among women (saith 16. and com. Christ to his Church), go thy way forth by And she ran and told, &c.] And the damsel the footsteps of the flock, and feed thy kids (Rebekah) ran, and told them of her mother's beside the shepherds' tents. Ca. i. 7, 8. house these things. Ge. xxiv. 28. and com.
10 Rolled the stone. Now the shepherds 13 He ran to meet him. And Rebekah came and drove "them" (the daughters of had a brother, and his name was Laban. And Jethro”) away; but Moses stood up and Laban ran out unto the man (Abraham's serhelped them, and watered their flock. Ex. ii. vant) unto the well. Ge. xxiv. 29.
Kissed him.] See verse 11. and com. And Il Kissed Rachel.] And it came to pass, all the people went over Jordan. And when When Laban heard the tidings of Jacob his the king (David) was come over, the king Sister's son, that he ran to meet him, and kissed Barzillai (the old Gileadite, who had embraced him, and kissed him. Ge. xxix. 13. provided sustenance for him at Mahanaim), And his father Isaac said unto “ him" ("Ja- and blessed him ; and he returned unto his €96), Come near now, and kiss me, my son. own place. 2 Sa. xix. 39. Thou (said Jesus to
14 And he told Laban all these things. And Laban said to him, . Surely thou art my bone and my flesh. And he abode with him 15 the space of a month. And Laban said unto Jacob, Because thou
art my brother, shouldest thou therefore serve me for nought? tell 16 me, what shall thy wages be? And Laban had two daughters:
the name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger was 17 Rachel. Leah was tender-eyed; but Rachel was beautiful and 18 well-favoured. And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I will serve
Simon the Pharisee) gave me no kiss; but this the sons of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob woman, since the time I came in, hath not in Padan-aram, with his daughter Dinah. GR. ceased to kiss my feet. Lu. vii. 45. And xlvi. 15. There (in the field of Machpelak) I ! they all (the elders of Ephesus) wept sore, and (Jacob) buried Leah. Ge. xlix. 31. The Lord fell on Paul's neck, and kissed him; sorrowing make " the woman" ("Ruth") that is come most of all for the words which he spake, that into thine house like Rachel and like Leahi, i they should see his face no more. Ac. xx. 37, which two did build the house of Israel. Ru. 38.
iv. 11. All these things.] Walk in wisdom toward 17 Rachel was, &c.] See verses 6. 12. And them that are without, redeeming the time. Jacob loved Rachel. Ge. xxix. 18. And when Col. iv. 5.
Rachel saw that she bare Jacob no children, 14 Thou art my bone.] See verse 12. and Rachel envied her sister. Ge. xxx. 1. And com. And Adam said, This is now bone of Jacob's anger was kindled against Rachel, and my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be he said, Am I in God's stead, who hath withcalled Woman, because she was taken out of held from thee the fruit of thy womb ? And man. Ge. ii. 23. We be brethren (said God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened Abram to Lot). Ge. xii. 8. And Laban said unto her, and opened her womb. Ge. XII. 2. unto Jacob, Because thou art my brother, 22. And Rachel died, and was buried in the shouldest thou therefore serve me for nought? way to Ephrath, which is Beth-lehem; and Ge. xxix. 15. Remember (said Abimelech to Jacob set a pillar upon her grave: that is the the Shechemites) that I am your bone and your pillar of Rachel's grave unto this day. The flesh. Ju. ix. 2. Then came all the tribes of sons of Rachel: Joseph and Benjamin. Ge. Israel to David unto Hebron, and spake, saying, Xxxv. 19, 20. 24. The sons of Rachel, Jacob's We are thy bone and thy flesh. 2 Sa. v. 1. wife, Joseph and Benjamin ; these are the sons Ye are my brethren (said David to Zadok and of Rachel which were born to Jacob. Ge. xlvi. Abiathar the priests), ye are my bones and my 19. 22. And as for me (Jacob), when I came flesh: wherefore then are ye the last to bring from Padan, Rachel died by me in the land of back the king? And say ye to Amasa, Art Canaan in the way, when yet there was but a thou not of my bone and of my flesh ? 2 Sa. little way to come unto Ephrath. Ge. xlviii. xix. 12, 13. Trust ye not in a friend, put ye 7. When "thou" ("Saul") art departed from not confidence in a guide : keep the doors of from me (Samuel) to day, then thou shalt thy mouth from her that lieth in thy bosom. find two men by Rachel's sepulchre, in the Mi. vii. 5. For we are members of his (Christ's) border of Benjamin at Zelzah, &c.; thou shalt body, of his flesh, and of his bones. Ep. v. 30. go on forward from thence, &c. Sa. 1. 2. 3.
15 Tell me, what shall thy wages, &c.] And Thus saith the Lord, A voice was heard in he (Laban) said, Appoint me thy wages, and I Ramah, lamentation, and bitter weeping: will give it. Ge. xxx. 28. And your father Rachel weeping for her children, because they (said Jacob to his wives) hath deceived me, were not. Je. xxxi. 15. In Rama was there and changed my wages ten times. Ge. xxxi. 7. a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and
16 Was Leah.] Leah was tender-eyed: great mourning ; Rachel weeping for her chiland it came to pass, that in the morning it dren, and would not be comforted, because was Leah (substituted as wife for Rachel). they are not. Mat. ii. 18. Ge. xxix. 17. 25. And Leah conceived and Beautiful and well-favoured.] See chap, rii. bare a son, and she called his name Reuben. 11. and com. And the damsel (Rebekah) we Ge. xxix. 32. And Leah conceived again, and very fair to look upon. Ge. xxiv. 16. Pavour bare Jacob the sixth son (Zebulun). Ge. Xxx. is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman 19. And Jacob sent and called Rachel and that feareth the Lord' shall be praised. Pr. Leah to the field unto his flock. Ge. xxxi. 4. xxxi. 30. And he put the handmaids and their children 18 Loved Rachel, &c.] And Jacob served foremost, and Leah and her children after, and seven years for Rachel, and he loved Rachel Rachel and Joseph hindermost. Ge. xxxiii. 2. more than Leah. Ge. xxix. 20. 30. The sons of Leah ; Reuben, Jacob's first-born, I will serve thee, &c.] I served thee (sumul and Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issa- Jacob to Laban) fourteen years for thy t*** char and Zebulun. Ge. xxxv. 23. These be daughters, and six years for thy cattle. Ge.
thee seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter. And Laban 19 said, It is better that I give her to thee, than that I should give her to another man: abide with me. And Jacob served seven 20 years for Rachel; and they seemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to her. And Jacob said unto Laban, Give me my 21 wife, for my days are fulfilled, that I may go in unto her. And 22 Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast. And it came to pass in the evening, that he took Leah his 23 daughter, and brought her to him; and he went in unto her. And 24
xxxi. 41. Ask me (said Shechem to the sons of came together, she was found with child of the Jacob) never so much dowry, and I will give Holy Ghost. Mat. i. 18. according as ye shall say unto me; but give My days are fulfilled.] See verses 18. 20; me the damsel (Dinah) to wife. Ge. xxxiv. 12. and chap. xxxi. 41. If a man entice a maid that is not betrothed, 22 And made a feast.] So his father went he shall surely endow her to be his wife ; if down unto the woman: and Samson made there her father utterly refuse to give her unto him, a feast; for so used the young men to do. And he shall pay money according to the dowry the men of the city said unto him on the of virgins. Ex. xxii. 16, 17. And David sent seventh day before the sun went down (the messengers to Ish-bosheth Saul's son, saying, feast lasted seven days), What is sweeter than Deliver me my wife Michal, which I espoused honey? and what is stronger than a lion ? And to me for an hundred foreskins of the Philis- he said unto them, If ye had not plowed with tines. 2 Sa. iii. 14. So I bought her to me my heifer, ye had not found out my riddle. (the adulteress) for fifteen pieces of silver, and Jul. xiv. 10. 18. Ruth the Moabitess have. I for an homer of barley, and an half homer of purchased to be my wife. So Boaz took Ruth, barley. Ho.iii. 2. Jacob fled into the country and she was his wife. Ru. iv. 10. 13. The of Syria; and Israel served for a wife, and for kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, a wife he kept sheep. Ho. xii. 12.
which made a marriage for his son ; the 19 It is better.] They speak vanity every servants went out into the highways, and one with his neighbour: with flattering lips gathered together all as many as they found, and with a double heart do they speak. Ps. both bad and good : and the wedding (feast) xii. 2. Then said I (Isaiah), Woe is me, was furnished with guests. Mat. xxii. 2. 10. for I am undone; because I am a man of un- Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened clean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and people of unclean lips. Make the heart of this went forth to meet the bridegroom: and while people fat, and make their ears heavy, and they (the foolish virgins) went to buy (oil for shut their eyes. Then said I, Lord, how long? their lamps), the bridegroom came ; and they And he answered, Until the cities be wasted that were ready went in with him to the marwithout inhabitant, and the houses without riage: and the door was shut. Mat. xxv. 1. man, and the land be utterly desolate. Is. vi. 10. And there was a marriage in Cana of 5. 10, 11.
Galilee, (where Jesus changed the water into • 20. Served seven years.] Give me my wives wine, and) when the ruler of the feast had and my children (said Jacob to Laban), for tasted the water that was made wine, and whom I have served thee, and let me go: for knew not whence it was, he (the governor of thou knowest my service which I have done the feast) saith unto him (the bridegroom), thee. Ge. xxx. 26. Israel served for a wife. Every man at the beginning doth set forth good Ho. xii. 12.
wine; and when men have well drunk, then For the love he had, &c.] And Isaac took that which is worse: but thou hast kept the Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he good wine until now. John ij. 1. 9, 10. Blessed loved her. Ge. xxiv. 67. Love is strong as are they which are called to the marriage supdeath; many waters cannot quench love, per of the Lamb. Re. xix. 9. neither can the floods drown it. Ca. viii, 6, 23 Brought her to him.] It is my master 7. (Charity) beareth all things, believeth all (said Abraham's servant to Rebekah): therefore things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. she took a vail, and covered herself. Ge. xxiv. I Co. xiii. 7. The love of Christ constraineth 65. And she (Tamar) put her widow's gar05. 2 Co. v. 14. Walk in love, as Christ also ments off from her, and covered her with a hath loved us, and hath given himself for us vail, and wrapped herself, and sat in an open an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet- place ; for she saw that Shelah was grown, and smelling savour. Ep. v. 2.
she was not given unto him to wife. When Judah 21 Give me my wife.] When as his mother saw her, he thought her to be an harlot; because Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they she had covered her face. Ge. xxxviii. 14, 15.