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20 Benjamin. And unto Joseph in the land of Egypt were bom
Manasseh and Ephraim, which Asenath the daughter of Poti-pherah 21 priest of On, bare unto him. And the sons of Benjamin uere Be
lah, and Becher, and Ashbel, Gera, and Naaman, Ehi, and Rosh, 22 Muppim, and Huppim, and Ard. These are the sons of Rachel, 23 which were born to Jacob: all the souls were fourteen. And 24 the sons of Dan; Hushim. And the sons of Naphtali ; Jahzeel, 25 and Guni, and Jezer, and Shillem. These are the sons of Bilhah,
which Laban gave unto Rachel his daughter, and she bare these 26 unto Jacob: all the souls were seven. All the souls that came
with Jacob into Egypt, which came out of his loins, besides Jacob's
20 Manasseh and Ephraim.] Unto Joseph son: and Rachel said, God hath judged me, were born two sons. And Joseph called the and hath also heard my voice, and hath given name of the firstborn Manasseh : and the name me a son, therefore called she his name Dan. of the second called be Ephraim. Ge. xli. 50, Ge. XXX. 5, 6. and com. And these are the 51, 52. and com. See preced. com. Of the sons names of the men that shall stand with you of Manasseh : of Machir the family of the said God to Moses); of Dan: Ahiezer the Macharites. And Machir begat Gilead; of son of Ammishaddai ; of the children of Dan Gilead come the family of the Gileadites, &c. that were numbered of them, were threescore These are the families of Manasseh, that were and two thousand and seven hundred Nu numbered of them, fifty and two thousand i. 12. 38, 39. The standard of the camp of and seven hundred. These are the sons of the children of Dan set forward, which was Ephraim after their families: of Shuthelah, the rere-ward of all the camps througbout their the family of the Shuthalhites ; of Becher the hosts. Nu. X. 25. See I Ch. ii. 2. And of family of the Bachrites; of Tahan, the family the Danites, expert in war (who came to David of the Tahanites. These are the families of to Ziklag), twenty and eight thousand and siz the sons phraim, thirty and two thousand hundred. I Ch. xii. 35. and five hundred. Nu. xxvi. 29–37. And H ushim.] These are the sons of Dan after the children of the half tribe of Manasseh their families : of Shuham, the family of the dwelt in the land, they increased from Bashan Shuhamites, &c. Nu. xxvi. 42. unto Baal-hermon, and Senir, and unto Mount 24 Naphtali.] Bilhah Rachel's maid conHermon, &c. 1 Ch. v. 23. fc. The sons of ceived again, and bare a second son. And Manasseh : Ashriel, whom his wife bare (but Rachel said, With great wrestlings have I his concubine the Aramitess bare Machir the wrestled with my sister, and I have prevailed, father of Gilead). 1 Ch. vii. 14.
and she called his name Naphtali. Ge. XIX. 21 The sons of Benjamin.] Benjamin shall 7, 8. and com. And these are the names of ravin as a wolf: in the morning he shall the men that shall stand with you (said God devour the prey, and at night he shall divide to Moses); of Naphtali, Ahira the son of the spoil. Ge. xlix. 27. These are the names Enan : of the children of Naphtali, those of the men that shall stand with you (saith that were numbered of them were, fifty and the Lord to Moses) : of Benjamin, Abidan the three thousand and four hundred. Nei son of Gideoni : of the children of Benjamin, 15. 42, 43. Of the sons of Naphtali after those that were numbered of them, were their families, they that were numbered of thirty and five thousand and four hundred. them, were forty and five thousand and four Nu. i. 11. 36, 37. And of Benjamin he hundred. Nu. xxvi. 48. 50. In the days of (Moses) said, The beloved of the Lord shall Pekah, king of Israel, came Tiglath-pileset, dwell in safety by him. And the Lord shall king of Assyria, and took all the land of cover him all the day long; and he shall Naphtali, and carried them captive to Assyrit. dwell between his shoulders. De. xxxiii. 12. 2 Ki. xv. 29. See 1 Ch. ii. 2. Of Napletali The sons of Benjamin ; Bela, and Becher, and a thousand captains (came to David to Ziklag), Jediael, three, &c. 1 Ch. vii. 6.
and with them, with shield and spear, thirty Ehi.] The sons of Benjamin : of Bela the and seven thousand. 1 Ch. xii. 34. family of the Belaites ; of Ashbel the family Jahzeel.] 1 Ch. vii. 13. of the Ashbelites ; of Ahiram, the family of 25 See Ge. xxx. 7, 8. and com. and E. the Ahiramites. Nu. xxvi. 38.
i. 2. Muppim.] Of Shupham the family of the 26 His loins.) A nation and a company Shuphamites. Nu. xxvi. 39. also 1 Ch. of nations (said God to Jacob) shall be or vii. 12.
thee, and kings shall come out of thy loias. Huppim.] Of Hupham, the family of the Ge. xxxv. 11. All the souls that came out Huphamites. Nr. xxvi. 39.
of the loins of Jacob were seventy sonls: fiue 23 Dan.] Bilhah conceived, and bare a Joseph was in Egypt already. Es is
sons' wives, all the souls were threescore and six ; 'And the sons 27 of Joseph, which were born him in Egypt, were two souls: all the souls of the house of Jacob, which came into Egypt, were threescore and ten. And he sent Judah before him unto Joseph, to 28 direct his face unto Goshen; and they came into the land of Goshen. And Joseph made ready his chariot, and went up to meet Israel 29 his father, to Goshen, and presented himself unto him; and he fell on his neck, and wept on his neck a good while. And Israel said 30 unto Joseph, Now let me die, since I have seen thy face, because thou art yet alive. And Joseph said unto his brethren, and unto 31 his father's house, I will go up, and shew Pharaoh, and say unto
Gideon had had threescore and ten sons of now; that ye may dwell in the land of Goshen : his body begotten, for he had many wives. for every shepherd is an abomination unto Ju. viii. 30.
the Egyptians. Ge. xlvi. 34. Thou shalt 27 Threescore and ten.] See com. on verse dwell in the land of Goshen (was the message 26. Come up unto the Lord (said a voice of Joseph to his father), and thou shalt be unto Moses), thou, and Aaron, Nadab, and near unto me, thou, and thy children, and thy Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel, children's children, and thy flocks, and thy and worship ye afar off. Ex. xxiv. 1. Thy herds, and all that thou hast. Ge. xlv. 10. fathers (said Moses) went down into Egypt Then Joseph came and told Pharaoh, and with threescore and ten persons : and now said, My father and my brethren, and their the Lord thy God hath made thee as the flocks, and their herds, and all that they have, stars of heaven for multitude. De. x. 22. are come out of the land of Canaan, and beThen (when Joseph's kindred were made known hold, they are in the land of Goshen. Ge. unto Pharaoh) sent Joseph, and called his xlvii. I. father Jacob to him, and all his kindred, three- 29 His chariot.] And he (Pharaoh) made score and fifteen souls. Ac. vii. 14.
him (Joseph) to ride in the second chariot 28 Judah.] And Judah said unto Israel which he had. Ge. xli. 43. Take you (the his father, Send the lad (Benjamin) with me, command of Pharaoh to Joseph's brethren) and we will arise, and go, that we may live, wagons out of the land of Egypt, for your and not die, both we, and thou, and also our little ones, and for your wives, and bring your little ones. Ge. xliii. 8. And Judah said father, and come. And the children of Israel (to Joseph when his cup was found in Ben- did so. And Joseph gave them wagons jamin's sack), What shall we say unto my according to the commandment of Pharaoh. lord? What shall we speak? Or how shall Ge. xlv. 19. 21. we clear ourselves? God hath found out the Fell on his neck.) And Esau ran to meet iniquity of thy servants : behold, we are my him (Jacob) and embraced him, and fell on lord's servants, both we, and he also with his neck, and kissed him : and they wept. whom the cup is found. And he said, God Ge. xxxiii. 4. and com. forbid that I should do so, but the man in 30 Now let me die.] And Israel said (unto whose hand the cup is found, he shall be my his sons), It is enough, Joseph my son is yet servant, and as for you, get you up in peace alive, I will go and see him before I die. Ge. unto your father. Then Judah (humbly sup- xlv. 28. Lord, now lettest thou thy servant plicating, and relating what his father had said depart in peace (said Simeon with the infant unto him) said, How shall I go up to my Jesus in his arms), according to thy word, for father, and the lad be not with me? Lest mine eyes have seen thy salvation. Lu. ii. 28,30. peradventure I see the evil that shall come on 31 I will go up.) And the fame thereof my father. Ge. xliv. 16–34. Judah, thou was heard in Pharaoh's house, saying, Joseph's art he whom thy brethren shall praise, thine brethren are come And Pharaoh said unto hand shall be in the neck of thine enemies. Joseph, Say unto thy brethren, take your Thy father's children (said Jacob) shall bow father and your housholds and come unto down before thee. Ge. xlix. 8.
me, and I will give you the good of the land To direct his face unto Goshen.] He (Jacob) of Egypt, and ye shall eat the fat of the land; filed with all that he had (from Laban), and regard not your stuff, for the good of all the he rose up, and passed over the river, and land of Egypt is yours. Ge. xlv. 16-20 set his face toward the Mount Gilead. Ge. Then Joseph came, and told Pharaoh, and xxxi. 21.
said, My father, and my brethren, and their Goshen.) Ye shall say (said Joseph to his flocks, and their herds, and all that they have, brethren, when Pharaoh shall say, What is are come out of the land of Canaan : and your occupation), Thy servants' trade hath behold, they are in the land of Goshen. And been about cattle from our youth even until Joseph brought in Jacob his father, and set
him, My brethren, and my father's house, which were in the land 32 of Canaan, are come unto me; And the men are shepherds, for
their trade hath been to feed cattle: and they have brought their 33 flocks, and their herds, and all that they have. And it shall come
to pass, when Pharaoh shall call you, and shall say, What is your 34 occupation? That ye shall say, Thy servants' trade hath been
about cattle from our youth even until now, both we, and also our fathers: that ye may dwell in the land of Goshen; for every shepherd is an abomination unto the Egyptians.
CHAPTER XLVII. 1 THEN Joseph came and told Pharaoh, and said, My father and
him before Pharaoh ; and Jacob blessed Pha- thren, even five men, and presented them raoh. Ge. xlvii. 1. 7.
unto Pharaoh. And Pharaoh said unto his 32 Shepherds.) Abel was a keeper of sheep. brethren, What is your occupation? And Ge. iv. 2. and com. And he (Jacob) carried they said unto Pharaoh, Thy servants are away all his cattle, and all his goods which shepherds, both we and also our fathers. They he had gotten in Padan-aram, for to go to said moreover unto Pharaoh, For to sojoum Isaac his father in the land of Canaan. Ge. in the land are we come, for thy servants have xxxi. 18. Joseph, being seventeen years old, no pasture for their flocks. Ge. xlvii. 2, 3, 4. was feeding the flock with his brethren. Ge. Then said they (his companions in the ship to Xxxvii. 2. And Samuel said unto Jesse, Are Jonah), Tell us we pray thee for whose cause here all thy children? And he said, There this evil (the tempest) is upon us? What i remaineth yet the youngest, and behold he thine occupation ? And whence comest thou! keepeth the sheep. 1 Sa. xvi. 11. David What is thy country, and of what people art went, and returned from Saul, to feed his thou ? Jon. i. 8. father's sheep at Bethlehem. 1 Sa. xvii. 15. 34 Thy servants' trade.] See verse 32. He (the Lord) shall feed his flock like a shep- And he (Laban) removed that day the he herd, he shall gather the lambs with his arm, goats that were ringstraked, and spotted, and and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently all the she goats that were speckled, and lead those that are with young. Is. xl. 11. spotted, and every one that had some white But he (the prophet who is ashamed of his in it, and all the brown among the sheep, vision) shall say, I am no prophet, I am an and gave them into the hand of his sons. Ge. husbandman: for man taught me to keep xxx. 35. Jacob heard that he (Shechem) had cattle from my youth. Zec. xiii. 5.
defiled Dinah his daughter. Now his sons Their trade hath been to feed cattle.] See were with his cattle in the field : and Jacob verse 34. And Noah began to be an husband held his peace until they were come. Ge. xxiv. man, and planted a vineyard. Ge. ix. 20. 5. “His" (" Joseph's") brethren went to feed And Hiram sent in the navy (of Solomon) his their father's flock in Shechem. Ge. Xxxvi. 12. servants, shipmen that had knowledge of the For every shepherd is an abomination. &c.] sea. with the servants of Solomon. 1 Ki. And they set on (bread) for him (Joseph) by ix. 27. And Ahab said unto Obadiah (the himself, and for them by themselves, and for governor of his house, in the extremity of the the Egyptians which did eat with him, by famine), Go into the land, unto all fountains themselves ; because the Egyptians might not of water, and unto all brooks, peradventure eat bread with the Hebrews, for that is an we may find grass to save the horses and abomination unto the Egyptians. Ge. xlii. mules alive, that we lose not all the beasts : 32. And Moses said (to Pharaoh, she said, so they divided the land between them, to Go ye, sacrifice to your God in the land), It is pass throughout it. Ahab went one way by not meet so to do, for we shall sacrifice the himself; and Obadiah went another way by abomination of the Egyptians to the Lord our himself. 1 Ki. xviii. 5, 6.
God : lo, shall we sacrifice the abomination And they have brought their flocks.] And of the Egyptians before their eyes, and will thou (Jacob) shalt dwell in the land of Goshen, they not stone us? Ex. viii. 26. and thou shalt be near unto me, thou and thy children, and thy children's children, and thy CHAP. XLVII.- Joseph came and to flocks, and thy herds, and all that thou hast. Pharaoh, &c.] And the fame was heard in Ge. xlv. 10.
Pharaoh's house, saying, Joseph's brethren 33 What is your occupation.] See verse are come; and it pleased Pharaoh well, and 32. And he (Joseph) took some of his bre- his servants. Ge. xlv. 16. Joseph said unto
my brethren, and their flocks, and their herds, and all that they have, are come out of the land of Canaan; and, behold, they are in the land of Goshen. And he took some of his brethren, even 2 five men, and presented them unto Pharaoh. And Pharaoh said 3 unto his brethren, What is your occupation ? And they said unto Pharaoh, Thy servants are shepherds, both we, and also our fathers. They said moreover unto Pharaoh, For to sojourn in 4 the land are we come; for thy servants have no pasture for their flocks; for the famine is sore in the land of Canaan : now therefore, we pray thee, let thy servants dwell in the land of Goshen. And 5 Pharaoh spake unto Joseph, saying, Thy father and thy brethren are come unto thee: The land of Egypt is before thee; in the best 6
his brethren, and unto his father's house, I that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land will go up and shew Pharaoh, and say unto that is not theirs, and shall serve them. And him, My brethren and my father's house, they shall afflict them four hundred years. which were in the land of Canaan, are come Ge. xv. 13. And thou (who offerest the basket unto me. Ge. xlvi. 31. Both he that sanc- of first-fruits) shalt speak, and say before the tifieth, and they who are sanctified, are all of Lord thy God, A Syrian ready to perish was one, for which cause he is not ashamed to call my father; and he went down into Egypt, them brethren. He. ii. 11.
and sojourned there with a few, and became In the land of Goshen.] See Ge. xlvi. 28. there a nation, great, and mighty, and popuand com. And I will sever in that day (saith lous. De. xxvi. 5. Israel also came into the Lord) the land of Goshen, in which my Egypt, and Jacob sojourned in the land of people shall dwell, that no swarms of flies Ham. Ps. cv. 23. Thus saith the Lord God, shall be there (as a plague). Ex. viii. 22. My people went down aforetime into Egypt Only in the land of Goshen, where the chil- to sojourn, and the Assyrian oppressed them dren of Israel were was there no hail (as a without cause. Is. lii. 4. And God spake plague). Ex. ix. 26.
on this wise ; that his seed should sojourn in 2 Presented them unto Pharaoh.] And at a strange land, and that they should bring the second time (when Jacob sent his sons into them into bondage, and entreat them evil four Egypt) Joseph was made known unto his hundred years. Ac. vii. 6. brethren; and Joseph's kindred was made for the famine is sore.] And the famine known unto Pharaoh. Ac. vii. 13. He which was sore in the land. Ge. xliii. 1. Now there raised up the Lord Jesus, shall raise up us came a dearth over all the land of Egypt and also by Jesus, and shall present us with you. Chanaan, and great affliction : and our fathers 2 Co. iv. 14. Whom (Jesus) we preach, found no sustenance. Ac. vii. 11. warning every man, and teaching every man Let thy servants, &c.] See Ge. xlvi. 34. in all wisdom, that we may present every 6 Is before thee. And Joseph placed his man perfect in Christ Jesus. Col. i. 28. Now father, and his brethren, and gave them a posunto him that is able to keep you from fall- session in the land of Egypt, in the best of ing, and to present you faultless before the the land, in the land of Rameses, as Pharaoh presence of his glory with exceeding joy; had commanded. Ge. xlvii. 11. Is not the to the only wise God our Saviour, be glory, whole land before thee? (said Abram to Lot) and majesty, dominion, and power, both now separate thyself, I pray thee, from me. If and ever. Amen. Jude 24.
thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to 3 What is your occupation?] See Ge. xlvi. the right; or if thou depart to the right hand, 33, 34. and com. Then answered Amos, and then I will go to the left. Ge. xiii. 9. Take said to Amaziah, I was no prophet, neither your father and your housholds (was the was I a prophet's son, but I was an herdman, command of Pharaoh, through Joseph, to his and a gatherer of Sycamore fruit; and the brethren), and come unto me; and I will give Lord took me as I followed the flock, and the you the good of the land of Egypt, and ye Lord said unto me, Go, prophesy unto my shall eat the fat of the land. Regard not your people Israel. Am. vii. 14, 15. Even when stuff, for the good of all the land of Egypt is we were with you (said Paul), this we com- your's. Ge. xlv. 18. 20. The king's heart manded you, that if any would not work, is in the hand of the Lord, he turneth it neither should he eat. 2 Thess. iii. 10. whithersoever he will. Pr. xxi. l. Thou
4 For to sojourn, &c.] There was a famine hast given “him” (“ thy son," said Jesus, in in the land, and Abram went down into prayer to his Father) power over all flesh, Egypt to sojourn there. Ge. xii. 10. And that he should give eternal life to as many as he (God) said unto Abram, Know of a surety thou hast given him. John xvii. 2.
of the land make thy father and brethren to dwell; in the land of Goshen let them dwell: and if thou knowest any men of activity 7 among them, then make them rulers over my cattle. And Joseph
brought in Jacob his father, and set him before Pharaoh : and 8 Jacob blessed Pharaoh. And Pharaoh said unto Jacob, How old 9 art thou! And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The days of the years
Goshen.] See verses 4. 11.
19. Take your flocks and your herds (said Rulers over my cattle.] Moreover (said Pharaoh to Moses and Aaron), as ye have Moses' father-in-law unto him), thou shalt pro- said, and be gone ; and bless me also. E.. vide out of all the people able men, such as xii. 32. Speak unto Aaron, and unto his fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; sons, saying, On this wise (saith the Lord) ye and place such over them to be rulers of thou- shall bless the children of Israel, saying unto sands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, them, The Lord bless thee, and keep thee. and rulers of tens. Ex. xviii. 21. Now a Nu. vi. 23, 24. Joshua blessed him, and gave certain man of the servants of Saul was there unto Caleb the son of Jephunneh, Hebron for that day (at Nob, when David came to Ahime- an inheritance. Jos. xiv. 13. And Eli blessed lech, the priest, and ate of the hallowed bread) Elkanah and his wife, and said, The Lord detained before the Lord; and his name was give thee seed of this woman, for the loan Doeg, an Edomite, the chiefest of the herd- which is lent unto the Lord. 1 Sa. ii. 20. men that belonged to Saul. 1 Sa. xxi. 7. Then Toi (king of Hamath) sent Joram bis And over the herds (of David) that fed in son unto king David, to salute him, and to Sharon was Shitrai, the Sharonite; and over bless him, because he had fought against the herds that were in the valleys was Shaphat, Hadadezer, and smitten him. 2 Sa. viii. 10. the son of Adlai; over the camels also was And all the people went over Jordan; and Obil, the Ishmaelite ; and over the asses was when the king was come over, the king kissed Jehdeiah, the Meronothite ; and over the Barzillai (who provided the king of sustenance, flocks was Jaziz, the Hagerite. All these and conducted him over Jordan), and blessed were the rulers of the substance which was him; and he returned unto his own “ place" king David's. Chr. xxvii. 29, 30, 31. He (“ Rogelim"). 2 Sa. xix. 39. The king's (Uzziah, king of Judah) built towers in the (Solomon's) servants came to bless our lord desert, and digged many wells; for he had king David, saying, God make the name of much cattle, both in the low country and in Solomon better than thy name, and make his the plains : husbandmen also and vine-dressers, throne greater than thy throne. And the in the mountains and in Carmel, for he loved king bowed himself upon the bed. I Kii. husbandry. 2 Chr. xxvi. 10. Seest thou a 47. Then he (Elisha) said to Gehazi, Gird man diligent in his business ? he shall stand up thy loins, and take my staff in thine band, before kings; he shall not stand before mean and go thy way; if thou meet any man, salute men. Pr. xxii. 29.
him not; and if any salute thee, answer him Cattle.] Give your cattle (said Joseph to not again: and lay my staff upon the face of the people of Egypt in the famine), and I will the child (of the Shunammite woman, chuse give you for your cattle, if money fail. Ge. dead son he, Elisha, raised to life). 2 Ki. iv. xlvii. 16. Behold, the hand of the Lord is 29. And as they (the disciples) were eating, upon thy cattle which is in the field, upon the Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, horses, upon the asses, upon the camels, upon and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, the oxen, and upon the sheep, there shall be eat, this is my body. Mat. xxvi. 2. And a very grievous murrain. The Lord shall “he” (“ Jesus”) took bread, and gave thanks, sever between the cattle of Israel and the and brake it, and gave unto them, saying. cattle of Egypt; and there shall nothing die This is my body which is given for you : this of all that is the children's of Israel. And the do in remembrance of me. Lu. xxii. 19. Lord did that thing on the morrow, and all Honour all men, love the brotherhood; fear the cattle of Egypt died; but of the cattle of God, honour the king. I Pe. ii. 17. the children of Israel died not one. Ex. ix. 9 The days of the years, &c.] Our days 3, 4. 6. Send therefore now, and gather thy on the earth are as a shadow (said Darid): cattle, and all that thou hast in the field; for there is none abiding. I Chr. xxix. 15. Her upon every man and beast which shall be my prayer, O Lord (said David), and give en found in the field, and shall not be brought unto my cry: hold not thy peace at my tears, home, the hail shall come down upon them, for I am a stranger with thee, and a sojowni, and they shall die. Er. ix. 19, &c.
as all my fathers were. Ps. xxxix, 12. la 7 And Jacob blessed Pharaoh.] See verse a stranger in the earth; hide not thy oo 10. And he (Melchizedek) blessed him, and mandments from me. Thy statutes have beca said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, my songs in the house of my pilgrimage. Po the possessor of heaven and earth. Ge. xiv. cxix. 19. 54. We are always confident (mag