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13 milk. Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of the sea; and he shall
be far an haven of ships; and his border shall be unto Zidon. 14 Issachar is a strong ass couching down between two burdens: 15 And he saw that rest was good, and the land that it was pleasant;
and bowed his shoulder to bear, and became a servant unto tribute. 16 Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel. Dan
woe? who hath sorrow? who hath conten- and Othniel the son of Kenaz died. Ju. iii. tions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds 11. When the king (David) sat in his house, without cause ? who hath redness of eyes? and the Lord had given him rest round about they that tarry long at the wine, they that go from all his enemies; the king said unto to seek mixed wine. Pr. xxiii. 29.
Nathan the prophet, See now, I dwell in an 13 Zebulun shall dwell, &c.] And Leah house of cedar, but the ark of God dwelleth said, God hath endowed me with a good within curtains. 2 Sa. vii. 1, 2. dowry; now will my husband dwell with me, Bowed his shoulder. ] I removed his (Israel's) because I have born him six sons : and she shoulder from the burden: his hands were de called his (her sixth son's) name Zebulun. livered from the pots. Ps. lxxxi. 6. Son of Ge. xxx. 20. And of Zebulun he (Israel) man, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon caused said, Rejoice, Zebulun, in thy going out. his army to serve a great service against They (Zebulun) shall suck of the abundance Tyrus : every head was made bald, and every of the seas, and of treasures hid in the sand shoulder was peeled. Eze. xxix. 18. They De. xxxiii. 18, 19. The third lot came up (the scribes and Pharisees, said our Lord) bind for the children of Zebulun, according to their heavy burdens, and grievous to be borne, and families : and the border of their inheritance lay them on men's shoulders; but they there was unto Sarid. And their border went up selves will not move them with one of their toward the sea, and Maralah, and reached to fingers. Mat. xxxiii. 4. the river that is before Jokneam, &c. &c. This 16 Shall judge, &c.] Bilhah conceived, is the inheritance of the children of Zebulun and bare Jacob a son: and Rachel said, God according to their families (twelve cities with hath judged me, and hath also heard my their villages). Jo. xix. 10–16.
voice, and hath given me a son: therefore 14 Issachar is a strong ass, &c.] And Leah called she his name Dan. Ge. xxx. 6. The said, God hath given me my hire, because standard of the camp of the children of Dan I have given my maiden to my husband ; and (in the order of their march) set forward, which she called his (her fifth son's) name " Is- was the rereward of all the camp throughout sachar” (i. e. "hire"). Ge. xxx. 18. Rejoice, their hosts: and over his host was Ahieter, Issachar, in thy tents (said Moses). De. xxxiii. the son of Ammishaddai. Nu. X. 25. Of Dan 18. The fourth lot came out for Issachar (in "he" (“ Moses”) said, Dan is a lion's whelp: the division of the land by Joshua): and their he shall leap from Bashan. De. xxxiii. 22. border was toward Jezreel, and Chesulloth, And there was a certain man of Zorah, of the and Shunem, &c.: and the coast reacheth to family of the Danites, whose name was Ma. Tabor, &c. : and the outgoings of their noah; and his wife (afterwards the mother of border were at Jordan : sixteen cities with Samson) was barren, and bare not. And the their villages. This is the inheritance of the woman bare a son, and called his name Samtribe of the children of Issachar. Jos. xix. son (God having hearkened to the poice of 17—23. The princes of Issachar were with Manoah, and sent his angel to the woman): Deborah (said Deborah and Barak in their and the child grew, and the Lord blessed him: song of thanksgiving); even Issachar, and also and the spirit of the Lord began to move him Barak, he was sent on foot into the valley, &c. at times in the camp of Dan. Ju. xii. 2. 24, Ju. v. 15. And after Abimelech there arose 25. He (Samson) judged Israel in the days to defend Israel, Tola the son of Puah, the son of the Philistines twenty years. Ju. IV. 2. of Dodo, a man of Issachar: and he dwelt in Now in those days (of Micah's idolatry) there Shamir of mount Ephraim. Ju. x. l. Of was no king in Israel : and in those days the the children of Issachar (that came to David to tribe of the Danites sought them an inHebron) which were men that had under- heritance to dwell in : for unto that day all standing of the times, to know what Israel their inheritance had not fallen unto them ought to do; the heads of them were two among the tribes of Israel. And the children hundred. I Ch. xii. 32.
of Dan sent of their family five men from 15 Rest was good.) The name of Hebron their coasts, men of valour, from Zorah, and before was Kirjath-arba, which Arba was a from Eshtaol, to spy out the land, and to great man among the Anakims: and the land search it; and they said unto them, Go search had rest from war. Jos. xiv. 15. And the the land; who, when they came to mount land had rest forty years (after that Othniel Ephraim, to the house of Micah, they lodged had delivered Israel from Chushan-fishathaim). there. Ju. xviii. 1, 2.
shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that biteth 17 the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward. I have 18 waited for thy salvation, O Lord. Gad, a troop shall overcome 19
17 Shall be a serpent.] See Ju. chap. xiv. Ju. xviii. 22–31. Of the Danites (who came
Howbeit the hair of his (Samson's) to David to Hebron), expert in war, twenty head began to grow again after he was shaven. and eight thousand and six hundred. 1 Ch. Then the lords of the Philistines gathered xii. 35. them together for to offer a great sacrifice 18. Waited for thy salvation, &c.] Oh unto Dagon their god, and to rejoice: and that the salvation of Israel were come out of when their hearts were merry, that they said, Zion! when the Lord bringeth back the Call for Samson, that he may make us sport; captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and they set him between the pillars. And and Israel shall be glad. Ps. xiv. 7. Re. Samson said unto the lad that held him by member, O Lord, thy tender mercies, and the land, Suffer me that I may feel the pillars thy loving kindnesses, for they have been ever whereupon the house standeth, that I may of old. Ps. xxv. 6. I waited patiently for lean upon them; now the house was full of the Lord; and he inclined unto me, and heard men and women. And Samson called unto my cry: Ps. xl. 1. Truly my soul waiteth the Lord, and said, Strengthen me, I pray upon God, from him cometh my salvation ; thee, only this once O God, that may be at my soul wait thou only upon God, for my exonce avenged of the Philistines for my two pectation is from him. He only is my rock eyes (for the Philistines took him and put and my salvation. Ps. Ixii. 1. 5. 6.
Shew us out his eyes); and Samson took hold of the thy mercy, O Lord, and grant us thy salvation. two middle pillars. And Samson said, Let Ps. lxxxv. 7. Let thy mercies come also me die with the Philistines. And he bowed unto me, O Lord, even thy salvation, according himself with all his might ; and the house fell to thy word. Lord, I have hoped for thy upon the lords, and upon all the people that salvation, and done thy commandments. I were therein. So the dead which he slew at have longed for thy salvation, O Lord, and his death were more than they which he slew thy law is my delight. Ps. cxix. 41. 166. in his life. Then his brethren and all the 174. Behold, as the eyes of servants look house of his father came down, and took him, unto the hand of their masters; and as the and buried him between Zorah and Eshtaol eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her misin the burying place of Manoah his father. tress : so our eyes wait upon the Lord our And he judged Israel twenty years.
Ju. xvi. God, until that he have mercy upon us. Ps. 22-31. And when they (the six hundred cxxiii. 2. I wait for the Lord, my soul doth men sent by the Danites to surprise Laish), were wait, and in his word do I hope. Ps. cxxx. 5. a good way from the house of Micah (whose I will wait upon the Lord, that hideth his face gods they had robbed him of), the men that from the house of Jacob, and I will look for were in the houses near to Micah's house him. Is. viii. 17. And it shall be said in were gathered together, and overtook the that day, Lo, this is our God, we have waited children of Dan. And they cried unto the for him, and he will save us ; this is the Lord, children of Dan: and they turned their faces, we have waited for him, we will be glad, and and said unto Micah, What aileth thee, rejoice in his salvation. Is. xxv. 9. Therethat thou comest with such a company? fore will the Lord wait that he may be gra. And he said, Ye have taken away my gods cious unto you, and therefore will he be which I made, and the priest, and ye are gone exalted, that he may have mercy upon you ; away: and what have I more? and what is for the Lord is a God of judgment: blessed this that ye say unto me, What aileth thee? are all they that wait for him. Is. xxx. 18. And the children of Dan said, Let not thy O Lord, be gracious unto us; we have waited voice be heard among us, lest angry fellows for thee : be thou their arm every morning, run upon thee, and thou lose thy life, &c. our salvation also in the time of trouble. Is. And the children of Dan went their way; xxxiii. 2. Yea, in the way ofthy judgments have and when Micah saw that they were too we waited for thee; the desire of our soul is strong for him, he turned and went back unto to thy name, and to the remembrance of thee. his house. And they took the things which Is. xxvi. 8. The Lord is good unto them Micah had made, and the priest which he had, that wait for him; to the soul that seeketh and came unto Laish, unto a people that were him. La. iii. 25. I will look unto the Lord, at quiet and secure, and they smote them with I will wait for the God of my salvation; my the edge of the sword, and burnt the city with God will hear me. Mi. vii. 7. And she fire. And they called the name of the city (Mary) shall bring forth a son, and thou Dan. And the children of Dan set up the shalt call his name Jesus (Saviour), for he graven image. And they set them up Micah's shall save his people from their sins. Mat. i. graven image, which he had made, all the 21. Joseph of Arimathea, an honourable ume that the house of God was in Shiloh. counsellor, which also waited for the kingdom
20 him : but he shall overcome at the last. Out of Asher his bread 21 shall be fat, and he shall yield royal dainties. Naphtali is a hind 22 let loose : he giveth goodly words. Joseph is a fruitful bough,
of God, came and went in boldly unto Pilate, dip his foot in oil; thy shoes shall be iron and and craved the body of Jesus. Mar. xv. 43. brass : and as thy days, so shall thy strength And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary, be. De. xxxiii. 24, 25.And the fifth lot for thou hast found favour with God. Lu. i. came out in the division of the land), for the 30. And behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, tribe of the children of Asher. This is the whose name was Simeon, and the same man inheritance of the tribe of the children of was just and devout, waiting for the consola- Asher (twenty and two cities with their vil tion of Israel; and the Holy Ghost was upon lages). Jos. xix. 24. 31. him, and he came by the spirit into the 21 Naphtali, &c.] Bilhah, Rachel's maid, temple, and when the parents brought in the conceived again, and bare Jacob a second son. child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of And Rachel said, With great wrestlings have the law, then took he him up in his arms, and I wrestled with my sister, and I have prevailed, blessed God, and said, Now lettest thou thy and she called his name Naphtali. Ge. III. servant depart in peace, for mine eyes have 7, 8. The sons of Naphtali ; Jahzeel, and seen thy salvation. Lu. ii. 25. 30. He (Jo- Guni, and Jezer, and Shillem. Ge. xlvi. 24. seph), was of Arimathea, a city of the Jews; And of Naphtali, Moses said, O Naphtali, who also himself waited for the kingdom of satisfied with favour, and full with the bless God. L. xxiii. 51. We through the Spirit ing of the Lord; possess thou the west and wait for the hope of righteousness by faith. the south. De. xxxiii
. 23. The sixth lot Ga. v. 5. Ye turned to God from idols to came out to the children of Naphtali. And serve the living and true God; and to wait their coast was from Heleph, &c. unto Lakum; for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from and the outgoings thereof were at Jordan. the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from Nineteen cities with their villages. This is the wrath to come. 1 The. i. 10. The earnest the inheritance of the tribe of the children of expectation of the creature waiteth for the ma- Naphtali. Jos. xix. 32–39. And she (Denifestation of the sons of God. If we hope borah the prophetess, who judged Israsl) sest for that we see not, then do we with patience and called Barak the son of Abinoam out of wait for it. Ro. viii. 19. 25.
Kadesh-naphtali, and said unto him, Hath not 19 Gad.] And Zilpah, Leah's maid, bare the Lord God of Israel commanded, saying, Jacob a son. And Leah said, A troop cometh: Go and draw near mount Tabor, and take and she called his name Gad (i. e. a troop or with thee ten thousand men of the children company). Ge. xxx. 10, 11. The sons of Gad; of Naphtali, and of the children of Zebulun ? Ziphion, and Haggai, Shuni, and Ezbon, Eri, And I will draw unto thee, to the river Kishan, and Arodi, and Areli. Ge. xlvi. 16. See Nu. Sisera the captain of Jabin's (king of Canaan's) chap. xxxii. Of Gad, "he" (“ Moses") said, army. And Barak called Zebulun and NaphBlessed be he that enlargeth Gad; he dwelleth tali to Kadesh ; and he went up with ten as a lion, and teareth the arm with the crown thousand men at his feet. Ju. ir. 6—10. of the head. And he provided the first part Zebulun and Naphtali were a people that for himself, because there, in a portion of the jeoparded their lives unto the death in the lawgiver was he seated, and he came with the high places of the field ; the kings came and heads of the people ; he executed the justice of fought, &c. Ju. y. 18. He maketh my feet the Lord, and his judgments with Israel. like hinds' feet, and setteth me upon my high De. xxxiii. 20, 21. Divide this land for an places. He teacheth my hands to war, so inheritance unto the nine tribes, and the half that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms. tribe of Manasseh (saith the Lord to Joshua), Ps. xvii. 33, 34. Leaving Nazareth, be with whom the Reubenites and the Gadites (Jesus), came and dwelt in Capernaum, which have received their inheritance. Jos. xiii. 7, 8. is upon the sea coast in the borders of ZaSee Ju. chap. x. and 11. 1 Ch. iii. 18—22. bulon and Nephthalim; that it might be fulThe children of Gad dwelt over against them filled which was spoken by the prophet, sayin the land of Bashan unto Salcah. 1 Ch. v. ing, The land of Zabulon and the land of 11--22.
Nephthalim, by the way of the sea, beyond Jor20 Asher.] And Zilpah, Leah's maid, bare dan, Galilee of the Gentiles; the people which Jacob a second son. And Leah said, Happy am I, sat in darkness saw great light, and to them for the daughters will call me blessed, and she which sat in the region of the shadow of called his name Asher (i. e. happy). Ge. xxx. death, light is sprung up. Mat. iv. 13-16. 12, 13. And the sons of Asher; Jimnah, and 22 A fruitful bough.] And God remem. Ishuah, and Isui, and Beriah, and Serah their bered Rachel, and God hearkened to her, and sister. Ge. xlvi. 17. Of Asher "he" ("Moses”), opened her womb. And she conceived and said, Let Asher be blessed with children; let bare a son ; and said, God hath taken away him be acceptable to his brethren, and let him my reproach. And she called his name do
even a fruitful bough by a well; whose branches run over the wall: The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and 23 hated him: But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his 24 seph (i. e. adding), and said, The Lord shall among the thick branches, and she appeared add to me another son. Ge. xxx. 22, 23, 24. in her height with the multitude of her And Joseph called the name of his firstborn branches. Ez. xix. 11. Manasseh (i. e. forgetting), For God, said he, 23 Archers.) When his (Joseph's) brethren hath made me to forget all my toil and all my saw that their father loved him more than all father's house. And the name of the second his brethren, they hated him, and could not called he Ephraim (i. e. fruitful), for God speak peaceably unto him. And when they hath caused me to be fruitful in the land of saw him afar off (upon his being sent to them my affliction. Ge. xli. 51, 52. The sons of by his father), even before he came near unto Joseph, which were born him in Egypt, were them, they conspired against him to slay him. two souls. Ge. xlvi. 27. It came to pass And they took him, and cast him into a pit : that one told Joseph, Behold thy father is sick, and the pit was empty, there was no water in and he took with him his two sons Manasseh it. Then there passed by Midianites merand Ephraim. Now thy two sons, Ephraim chantmen; and they drew and lifted up Joand Manasseh (suid Jacob to Joseph), which seph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the were born unto thee in the land of Egypt are Ishmeelites for twenty pieces of silver: and mine; as Reuben and Simeon they shall be they brought Joseph into Egypt. Ge. xxxvii. mine. The angel which redeemed me from 4. 18. 24. 28. And it came to pass that his all evil bless the lads; and he blessed them (Joseph's) master's wife cast her eyes upon that day, saying, In thee shall Israel bless, Joseph; and she said, Lie with me. But he resaying, God make thee as Ephraim and as fused, and she caught him by his garment; and Manasseh.
And he set Ephraim before Ma- he left his garment in her hand and fled, and nasseh. Ge. xlviii. 1. 5. 16. 20. See Nu. gat him out. And when she saw that he left his chap. xxxii. Let the blessing come upon the garment in her hand, she called unto the men head of Joseph (said Moses), his glory is like of her house; and she laid up his garment by the firstling of his bullock, and his horns are her until his lord (Potiphar) came home. And like the horns of unicorns, with them he shall she spake unto him according to these words, push the people together, to the ends of the saying, The Hebrew servant which thou hast earth. And they are the ten thousands of brought unto us came in unto me to mock Ephraim, and they are the thousands of Ma me : and as I lifted up my voice, and cried, he nasseh. De. xxxiii. 16, 17. See Jos. chap. left his garment with me and Aed. And Joxvi. And the children of Joseph spake unto seph's master took him, and put him into the Joshua, saying, Why hast thou given me but prison, a place where the king's prisoners one lot and one portion to inherit, seeing I am were bound. Ge. xxxix. 7–20.
We are a great people, forasmuch as the Lord hath verily guilty (said Joseph's brethren one to blessed me hitherto. And Joshua answered another), in that we saw the anguish of his them, If thou be a great people, then get thee up soul, when he besought us, and we would not to the wood country, if mount Ephraim be too hear. Ge. xlii. 21. Hide me from the secret narrow for thee: and the children of Joseph said, counsel of the wicked, &c. who whet their The hill is not enough for us. And Joshua spake tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to unto the house of Joseph, even to Ephraim shoot their arrows, even bitter words. Ps. Ixiv. and Manasseh, saying, Thou art a great peo- 3. Thou hast thrust sore at me, that I might ple, and hast great power, thou shalt not have fall; but the Lord helped me. Ps. cxviii. 13. one lot only. Jos. xvii. 14–17. Blessed is in the world (said Christ to his disciples) ye the man that walketh not in the counsel of shall have tribulation : but be of good cheer, the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sin- I have overcome the world. John xvi. 33. ners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. We must, through much tribulation, enter But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and into the kingdom of God. Ac. xiv. 22. in his law doth he meditate day and night. 24 His bow abode in strength.] O God, And he shall be like a tree planted by the strengthen my hands (said Nehemiah). Ne. rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in vi. 9. Wait on the Lord : be of good courage, his season : his leaf also shall not wither, and and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait I whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. Ps. i. say on the Lord. Ps. xxvii. 14. The Lord 1, 2, 3. Blessed is every one that feareth the is their strength, and he is the saving strength Lord, that walketh in his ways, thy wife shall of his anointed. Ps. xxviii. 8. I will sing of be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine the mercies of the Lord for ever, with my house. Thy children like olive plants round mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to about thy table. Ps. cxxviii. 1. 3. “ She" all generations. Ps. lxxxix. ). (“ Jerusalem" under the parable of a wasted might walk worthy of the Lord (saith St. vine) had strong rods for the sceptres of them Paul), strengthened with all might, according that bare rule, and her stature was exalted to his glorious power, unto all patience and
hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob; 25 (from thence is the shepherd, the stone of Israel :) Even by the
longsuffering, with joyfulness. Col. i. 11. that ye sold me hither; for God did send me The Lord stood with me and strengthened before you to preserve life. And God sent me, that by me the preaching might be fully before you to preserve you a posterity in known, and that all the Gentiles might hear. the earth, and to save your lives by a great 2 Ti. iv. 17.
deliverance. And there will I nourish thee Were made strong.] My glory was fresh (for yet there are five years of famine), lest in me, and my bow was renewed in my hand. thou, and thy houshold, and all that thou Job xxix. 20. He teacheth my hands to war, hast, come to poverty. Ge. xlv. 5. 7. II. so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms. Joseph nourished his father and his brethren, Thou hast also given me the shield of thy sal- and all his father's houshold with bread acvation : and thy right hand hath holden mecording to their families. Ge. xlvii. 12. Now up, and thy gentleness hath made me great. therefore (said Joseph to his brethren), fear ye It is God that girdeth me with strength, and not: I will nourish you and your little ones; maketh my way perfect.
He maketh my
and he comforted them, and spake kindly feet like harts' feet, and setteth me upon my unto them. Ge. I. 21. Let the Lord, the high places. Ps. xviii. 32–35. The wicked God of the spirits of all flesh (said Moses unta have drawn out the sword, and have bent their the Lord) set a man over the congregativa, bow, to cast down the poor and needy, and to which may go out before them, and which slay such as be of upright conversation. Their may lead them out, and which may bring sword shall enter into their own heart, and them in; that the congregation of the Lord their bows shall be broken. Ps. xxxvii. 14, be not as sheep which have no shepherd.
Thou hast saved us from our enemies, And the Lord said unto Moses, Take thee and hast put them to shame that hated us. Joshua the son of Nun, a man in whom is the Ps. xliv. 7. I will strengthen “them” (“my spirit, and lay thine hand upon him. N. flock”) in the Lord, and they shall walk up and xxvii. 16—18. Joshua the son of Nun was down in his name, saith the Lord. Zec. x. 12. full of the spirit of wisdom; for Moses had Who art thou that judgest another man's ser laid his hands upon him: and the children of vant ? To his own master he standeth or Israel hearkened unto him, and did as the falleth ; yea, he shall be holden up, for God is Lord commanded. De. xxxiv. 9. After the able to make him stand, Ro. xiv. 4.
death of Moses, the servant of the Lord, it The mighty God of Jacob.] And God said came to pass that the Lord spake unto Joshua unto him (Jacob), I am God Almighty ; be the son of Nun, Moses' minister, saying, fruitful and multiply; thy name is Jacob; Moses my servant is dead; now therefore arise, thy name shall not be called any more Jacob, go over this Jordan. Every place that the but Israel shall be thy name. Ge. xxxv. 10, 11. sole of your foot shall tread upon, that have I I am the God of thy father, the God of Abra- given unto you. There shall not a man be ham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. able to stand before you. Be strong and of And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to good courage ; that thou mayest observe to da look upon God. Ex. iii. 6. I will love thee, according to all the law which Moses my serO Lord my strength. As for God, his way is vant commanded thee. This book of the law perfect. The word of the Lord is tried ; he shall not depart out of thy mouth, but thou is a buckler to all those that trust in him ; it shalt meditate therein day and night; then is God that girdeth me with strength, and thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then maketh my way perfect; he teacheth my thou shalt have good success. Have not I hands to war, so that a bow of steel is broken commanded thee? Be strong and of good by mine arms. Ps. xviii. 1. 30. 32. 34. Lord, courage ; be not afraid, neither be thou disremember David and all his afflictions; how mayed; for the Lord thy God is with thee he sware unto the Lord, and vowed unto the whithersoever thou goest. Jos. i. 1--9. See mighty God of Jacob, Surely I will not come Jos. xxiv. Give ear, o Shepherd of Israel; into the tabernacle of my house, nor go up thou that leadest Joseph like a flock; thon into my bed; I will not give sleep to mine that dwellest between the cherubims shine eyes, or slumber to mine eyelids, until I find forth. Ps. lxxx. 1. out a place for the Lord, an habitation for the The stone of Israel.] He (the Lord) is the mighty God of Jacob. Ps. cxxxii. 145. rock; his work is perfect ; for all his ways “ Thou" (the “ Church of Christ”) shalt also are judgment: a God of truth, and without suck the milk of the Gentiles, and shalt suck iniquity ; just and right is he. De. xxxi. the breast of kings; and thou shalt know that The stone which the builders refused is become I the Lord am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the head stone of the corner. Ps. cxviii. 22 the mighty one of Jacob. Is. Ix. 16.
Thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I lay in The shepherd.] Be not grieved nor angry Zion for a foundation, a stone, a tried stons, (said Joseph to his brethren) with yourselves, a sure foundation. Is. xxviii. 16. Behold