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cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters asswaged. The fountains also of the 2 deep and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained ; And the waters returned from off the earth 3 continually: and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated. And the ark rested in the seventh month, on 4 the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat. And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month : in 5 the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the moutains seen. And it came to pass at the end of forty days, 6 that Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made.
membered his covenant with Abraham, with waters were divided. Exod. xiv. 21. At thy Isaac, and with Jacob. Exod. ii. 24. And rebuke they (the waters) fled ; at the voice of Elkanah knew Hannah his wife ; and the Lord thy thunder they hasted away; thou hast set a remembered her. 1 Sam. i. 19. Remember bound that they may not pass over; that they me, O my God, concerning this, and wipe not turn not again, to cover the earth. Ps. civ. out my good deeds, that I have done, for the 7. 9. The north wind driveth away rain. Prov. house of God. Remember me, O my God, con- xxv. 23. cerning this also, and spare me according to 2 Fountains also, &c.] See chap. vii. 11. the greatness of thy mercy; remember them The Lord possessed “me” (“ wisdom”) in the (the sons of Joida), O my God, because they beginning, when he strengthened the fountains have defiled the priesthood; remember me, 0 of the deep. Prov. viii. 28. For thou hadst my God, for good. Ne. xiii. 14. 22. 29. 31. cast me into the deep, in the midst of the seas, O that thou wouldest appoint me a set time, and the floods compassed me about ; all thy biland remember me. Job xiv. 13. Remember lows and thy waves passed over me. Jonah ii. 3, me, O Lord, with the favour, that thou bearest The rain from heaven, &c.] By watering unto thy people. Ps. cvi. 4. Lord, remember he (the Lord) wearieth the thick cloud, he David and all his afflictions. Ps. cxxxii. 1. scattereth his bright cloud, he causeth it to (God) who remembered us, in our low estate; come, whether for correction, or for his land, for his mercy endureth for ever. Ps. cxxxvi.
or for mercy.
Job xxxvii. 11. 13. 23. Remember, O Lord, the children of Edom, number the clouds in wisdom? or who can in the day of Jerusalem, who said, rase it, rase stay the bottles of heaven? Job xxxviii. 37. it even to the foundation thereof. Ps. cxxxvii. For I am a man under authority, having 7. The Lord hath sworn by the excellency soldiers under me; and I say to this man, go, of Jacob, surely I will never forget any of their and he goeth; and to another, come, and he works. Amos viii. 7. O Lord, in wrath re- cometh; and to my servant, do this, and he member mercy,
Hab. iii. 2. And great doeth it. And he saith unto them, why are ye Babylon came in remembrance before God, fearful, 0 ye of little faith? Then he arose to give unto her the cup of the wine of the and rebuked the winds and the sea; but the fierceness of his wrath. Rev. xvi. 19. God men marvelled, saying, what manner hath remembered her iniquities. Rev. xviii. 5. is this, that even the winds and the sea obey
The cattle, &c.] And the angel of the Lord him ? Matt. viii. 9. 26, 27. said unto him (Balaam), wherefore hast thou 3 See chap. vii. 11. 24. smitten thine ass these three times ? Numb. 4 See chap. vii. 17. 19. xxii. 32. O Lord, thou preservest man and Ararat.] And “they” (“' the murderers of beast. Ps. xxxvi. 6. And should not I spare Sennacherib") escaped into the land of Armenia Nineveh, that great city, wherein are much (or Ararat). 2 Kings xix. 37. Isa. xxxvii. cattle ? Jonah iv. 11. For the creature was 38. Set ye up a standard in the land, blow made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by the trumpet among the nations, prepare the reason of him, who hath subjected the same nations against her (Babylon), call together in hope, because the creature itself shall be against her the kingdoms of Ararat. Jer. li. 27. delivered from the bondage of corruption, into 5 See chap. vii. 11. the glorious liberty of the children of God; 6 Window, &c.] See chap. vi. 16. Now for we know that "the whole creation” (or when Daniel knew that the writing (the ensnar
every creature”) groaneth and travaileth in ing decree) was signed, he went into his house ; pain together, until now. Rom. viii. 20, and his windows being open in his chamber, 21, 22.
toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees A wind, &c.] And the Lord caused the three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks sea to go back by a strong east wind, all that before his God, as he did aforetime. Dan. night, and made the sea dry land, and the vi. 10.
7 And he sent forth a raven, which went forth to and fro, until the 8 waters were dried up from off the earth. Also he sent forth a dove
from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the 9 ground; But the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she
returned unto him into the ark; for the waters were on the face of
the whole earth. Then he put forth his hand, and took her, and 10 pulled her in unto him into the ark. And he stayed yet other seven 11 days: and again he sent forth the dove out of the ark; And the dove
came in to him in the evening; and, lo, in her mouth was an olive leaf
pluckt off: so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the 12 earth. And he stayed yet other seven days : and sent forth the 13 dove; which returned not again unto him any more. And it came
to pass in the six hundredth and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried up from off the earth :
and Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and, behold, 14 the face of the ground was dry. And in the second month, on the 15 seven and twentieth day of the month, was the earth dried. And 16 God spake unto Noah, saying, Go forth of the ark, thou, and thy
7 A raven.] These are they which ye shall hope for that we see not, then do we with have in abomination among the fowls ; every patience wait for it. Rom. viii. 25. raven after his kind. Lev. xi. 13. 15. And Seven days, &c.] See verse 12. chap. vii. 4. 10. I have commanded the ravens to feed thee 11 Olive leaf, &c.] Go forth unto the (Elijah). And the ravens brought him bread and mount and fetch olive branches, &c, to make flesh in the morning, and bread and flesh in the booths, as it is written. Nehem. viii. 15. evening. 1 Kings xvii. 4. 6. Who provideth for What be these two olive branches which, the raven his food? Job xxxviii. 41. He giveth through the two golden pipes, empty the food to the young ravens which cry. Ps.cxlvii. 9. golden oil out of themselves? These are the
8 A dove, &c.] See verse 10. 12. Behold, two anointed ones. Zech. iv. 12. 14. How thou art fair, my love, thou hast dove's eyes. beautiful are the feet of them that preach the Cant. i. 15. For, lo, the rain is over and gone; Gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of O my dove, thou art in the clefts of the rocks. good things! Rom. x. 15. And the voice of the turtle is heard in our 12 He stayed yet, &c.] Wait on the Lord; land. Can. ii. 11, 12. 14. Be ye wise as be of good courage, and he shall strengthen serpents, and harmless as doves. Matt. x. 16. thine heart; wait, I say, on the Lord.
9 Found no rest, &c.] Among these nations xxvii. 14. I wait for the Lord; my soul shalt thou find no ease (said the Lord by Moses), doth wait, and in his word do I hope. Ps. neither shall the sole of thy foot have rest (0 cxxx. 5. See Isa. viii. 17. at verse 10. This house of Israel). Deut. xxviii. 65. But they is our God; we have waited for him, and he that escape of them (Israel) shall escape, and will save us; we have waited for him, we will shall be on the mountains like doves of the be glad and rejoice in his salvation. Isa. XXV. valleys, all of them mourning, every one for 9. See Isa. xxvi. 8. at verse 10. And therehis iniquity. Ezek. vii. 16. Come unto me, fore will the Lord wait, that he may be gra
ye that labour, and are heavy laden, and I cious unto you. Isa. xxx. 18. For the vision will give you rest. Matt. xi. 28. In the world is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it ye shall have tribulation; but be of good cheer, shall speak, and not lie : though it tarry, wait I have overcome the world. John xvi. 33. for it; because it will surely coine, it will
And she returned, &c.] Return unto thy not tarry. Hab. ii. 3. Be patient therefore, rest, (my soul; for the Lord hath dealt brethren, unto the coming of the Lord: bebountifully with thee. Ps. cxvi. 7. Who are hold the husbandman waiteth for the precious these that fly as a cloud, and as the doves fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for to their windows? Isa. Ix. 8.
it, until he receive the early and latter rain ; 10 Stayed yet, &c.] I waited patiently for be ye also patient, stablish your hearts, for the the Lord; and he inclined unto me, and heard coming of the Lord draweth nigh. James v. 7,8. my cry.
Ps. xl. I. And I will wait upon the Seven days, &c.] See verse 10. chap. ii. 2, 3. Lord, that hideth his face from the house of 13 See chap. vii. 1]. Jacob, and I will look for him. Isa. viii. 17. 14 See chap. vii. 11, 13, 14. Yea, in the way of thy judgments, O Lord, have 16 Go forth, &c.] See chap. vii. I. 7. 13. we waited for thcc. Isa. xxvi. 8. But if we
And the priests, that bare the ark of the
wife, and thy sons, and thy sons' wives with thee. Bring forth with 17 thee every living thing that is with thee, of all flesh, both of fowl and of cattle, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth ; that they may breed abundantly in the earth, and be fruitful, and multiply upon the earth. And Noah went forth, and his sons, 18 and his wife, and his sons' wives with him: Every beast, every 19 creeping thing, and every fowl, and whatsoever creepeth upon the earth, after their kinds, went forth out of the ark. And Noah 20 builded an altar unto the Lord; and took of every clean beast, and
covenant of the Lord, stood firm on dry to pluck up, and to break down, and to throw ground, in the midst of Jordan, and all the down, and to destroy, and to afflict, so will I Israelites passed over on dry ground, until all watch over them to build and to plant, saith the people were passed clean over Jordan. the Lord. Jer. xxxi. 27, 28. Josh. iii. 17. For the priests which bare the 18 Went forth, &c.] The Lord shall preark stood in the midst of Jordan, until every serve thy going out and thy coming in, from thing was finished, that the Lord commanded this time forth, and even for evermore. Ps. Joshua. Command the priests (said Joshua) cxxi. 8. that bear the ark of the covenant, that they 20 Builded an altar, &c.] See chap. iv. 4. come up out of Jordan; and it came to pass And there (in the plain of Moreh) builded he when the priests that bare the ark of the cove- (Abram) an altar unto the Lord, who appeared nant of the Lord were come up out of the unto him. And he removed from thence unto midst of Jordan, and the soles of the priests' a mountain on the east of Bethel, and there feet were lifted up unto the dry land, that he builded an altar unto the Lord, and called the waters of Jordan returned unto their place, upon the name of the Lord. Gen. xii. 7, 8. and flowed over all his banks as they did (And Abram) went unto the place of the altar before. Josh, iv. 10. 16. 18. For he shall which he had made, and there Abram called give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee on the name of the Lord. Gen. xiii. 4. And
all thy ways. Ps. xci. 11. The Lord shall they (Abraham and Isaac) came to the place preserve thy going out and thy coming in, which God had told him of, and Abraham from this time forth, and even for evermore. built an altar there, and laid the wood in Ps. cxxi. 8. Lo, I see four men loose, walking order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid bim in the midst of the fire (said Nebuchadnezzar). on the altar, upon the wood. Gen. xxii. 9. And he spake and said, Shadrach, Meshach, And he (Isaac) builded an altar there (at and Abed-nego, ye servants of the most high Beersheba), and called upon the name of the God, come forth and come hither. Dun. iii. Lord. Gen. xxvi. 25. And he (Jacob) erected 25, 26.
As for thee also (Zion), by the blood there an altar, and called it “ Elelohe, Israel” of thy covenant, I have sent forth thy pri- (or “ God, the God of Israel''). Gen. xxxiii. 20. soners out of the pit, wherein is no water. And God said unto Jacob, arise, go up to Zech. ix. 11. Paul said unto them (the magis- Bethel, and make there an altar unto God; trales who sent to let them go) they have beaten and he built there an altar, and called the us openly uncondemned, and now do they thrust place “El Bethel” (or “ the God of Bethel), us out privily? Nay, verily, but let them come because there God appeared unto him, when themselves and fetch us out; and they came he fed from the face of his brother. Gen. and besought them, and brought them out (of xxxv. 1. 7. An altar of earth thou shalt make the prison). Acts xvi. 37, 38, 39.
unto me, and shalt sacrifice thereon thy burnt 17 Bring forth, &c.] See chap. vii. 14, 15. offerings (said the Lord). In all places where
Breed abundantly, &c.] See chap. i. 22. I record my name, I will come unto thee, and Be ye fruitful and multiply; bring forth abund- I will bless thee : and if thou wilt make an antly in the earth. Gen. ix. 1. 7. He blessed altar of stone, thou shalt not build it of hewn them also, so that they are multiplied greatly, stone, for if thou lift up thy tool upon it, thou and suffereth not their cattle to decrease. Ps. hast polluted it. Exod. xx. 24, 25. And cvii. 38. That our garners may be full, afford- Moses rose up early in the morning, and ing all manner of store; that our sheep may builded an altar under " the hill” (“ Horeb”), bring forth thousands and ten thousands in and twelve pillars, according to the twelve our streets ; that our oxen may be strong to tribes of Israel. And he sent young men, labour; that there be no breaking in, nor going which offered burnt offerings; and Moses out; that there be no complaining in our streets. took the blood, and sprinkled it on the people, Ps. cxliv. 13, 14. I will sow the house of and said, behold the blood of the covenant Israel, and the house of Judah, with the seed which the Lord hath made with you, conof man, and with the seed of beast (saith the cerning all these words (of the law). Exod. Lord); and like as I have watched over them, xxiv. 4, 5. 8. Present your bodies a living
21 of every clean fowl, and offered burnt-offerings on the altar. And the
Lord smelled a sweet savour; and the Lord said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; for the imagination
sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is which the Lord hath cursed. Gen. v. 29. your reasonable service. Rom. xii. l. We Every thing that is in the earth shall die. have an altar whereof they have no right to Gen. vi. 17. eat which serve the tabernacle ; by him (Jesus) For the imagination.] God saw that every therefore let us offer the sacrifices of praise imagination of the thoughts of his (man's) to God continually, that is the fruit of our heart was only evil continually Gen. vi. 5. lips“ giving thanks” (or “confessing") to his Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? name; but to do good, and to communicate, What is man, that he should be clean? and he forget not; for with such sacrifices God is well which is born of a woman, that he should be pleased. Heb. xiii. 10. 15, 16. Ye also, as righteous ? Job xiv. 4. Behold he putteth no lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, trust in his saints, yea the heavens are not an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacri- clean in his sight. How much more abominafices acceptable to God by Jesus Christ : ye ble and filthy is man, which drinketh iniquity are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, like water ? Job xv. 14. 16. Behold I was an holy nation, a peculiar people, that ye shapen in iniquity, and in sin did my mother should shew forth the praises of him who hath conceive me. Ps. li. 5. The wicked are called you out of darkness into his marvellous estranged from the womb, they go astray as light. 1 Pet. ii. 5. 9.
soon as they are born, speaking lies. Ps. Iviii. Burnt offerings, &c.] If his offering be a 3. Who can say I have made my heart clean, burnt sacrifice of the herd, let him offer a I am pure from my sin? Prov. xx. 9. For male without blemish ; if his offering be of there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth the flocks, for a burnt sacrifice, he shall bring good, and sinneth not. Eccles. vii. 20. Stand it a male without blemish ; and if the burnt now with thine enchantments, and with the sacrifice for his offering to the Lord be of multitude of thy sorceries, wherein thou hast fowls, then he shall bring his offering of turtle- laboured from thy youth (said the Lord to doves or of young pigeons. Lev. i. 3. 10. 14. Babylon). Thus shall they be unto thee with
21 Smelled, &c.] And the priest shall burn whom thou hast laboured, even thy merchants all on the altar, to be a burnt sacrifice, an offer- from thy youth, none shall save thee. Ische ing made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the xlvii. 12. 15. I knew that thou wouldest deal Lord. Lev. i. 9. 13. 17. I will make your very treacherously, and wast called a transcities waste, and bring your sanctuaries unto gressor from the womb (said God to Jacob). desolation, and I will not smell the savour of Isa. xlviii. 8. All we, like sheep, have gone your sweet odours. Lev. xxvi. 31. How astray, we have turned every one to his own much better is the smell of thine (the church's) way. Isa. liii. 6. No man repented him of ointments than all spices! The smell of thy his wickedness, saying, what have I done ? garments is like the smell of Lebanon. Cant. Every one turneth to his course. Jer. viii. 6. iv. 10, 11. I have spread out my hands unto The heart is deceitful above all things, and a rebellious people, which say, stand by thyself, desperately wicked : who can know it? Jer. come not near to me, for I am holier than thou: xvii. 9. And they (of Judah and Jerusalem) these are a smoke in my nose, a fire that said, there is no hope, but we will walk after burneth all the day. Isa. Ixv. 2. 5. I will accept our own devices, and we will every one do you with your sweet savour. Ezek.xx. 41. I will the imagination of his evil heart. Jer. xvii. not smell in your solemn assemblies. Though 12. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, ye offer me burnt-offerings and your meat- murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false offerings, I will not accept them : neither will witness, blasphemies. Matt. xv. 19. That I regard the peace-offerings of your fat beasts. which is born of the flesh is flesh. John iii. 6. Amos v. 21, 22. For we are unto God a sweet When they knew God, they glorified him not savour of Christ. 2 Cor. ii. 15. Christ hath as God, neither were thankful, but became given himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice vain in their imaginations, and their foolish to God, for a sweet smelling savour. Eph. heart was darkened. Rom. i. 21. For all have v. 2. I am full, having received of Epaphro- sinned, and come short of the glory of God. ditus the things which were sent from you, an Rom. iii. 23. The carnal mind is enmity odour of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, against God, for it is not subject to the law of well pleasing to God. Phil. iv. 18.
God, neither indeed can be ; so then they that Curse the ground, &c.] Cursed is the ground are in the flesh cannot please God. Rom. viii. for thy sake. Gen. iii. 17. When thou tillest 7, 8. And you hath he quickened, who were the ground it shall not henceforth yield unto dead in trespasses and sins; among whom thee her strength. Gen. iv. 12. This same also we all had our conversation in times past, (Noah) shall comfort us concerning our work, in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of and toil of our hands, because of the ground the flesh and of the mind, and were by naiure
of man's heart is evil from his youth ; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done. While the earth 22 remaineth, seed-time and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.
AND God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be 1 fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth. And the fear of 2 you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth,
the children of wrath, even as others. Eph. appear on the earth, the time of the singing ii. 1. 3. But every man is tempted, when he of birds is come. Cant. ii. 11, 12. For this is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed: is as the waters of Noah unto me: for as I when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth have sworn that the waters of Noah should no sin; and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth more go over the earth, so have I sworn, that death. James i. 14, 15. From whence come I would not be wroth with thee, nor rebuke wars and fightings among you ? Come they thee. Isa. liv. 9. Let us now fear the Lord not hence, even of your lusts, that war in your our God, that giveth rain, both the former and members? Ye lust and have not, ye kill and the latter, in his season ; he reserveth unto us desire to have, and cannot obtain; ye fight the appointed weeks of the harvest.
Jer. v. and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. 24. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the James iv. 1, 2. We know that we are of God, precious fruit of the earth, and hath long paand the whole world lieth in wickedness. tience for it, until he receive the early and 1 John v. 19.
latter rain. James v. 7. Neither will I again, &c.] I will establish Day and night, &c.] Thus saith the Lord, my covenant with you, neither shall all flesh which giveth the sun for a light by day, and be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; the ordinances of the moon and of the stars neither shall there any more be a flood to for a light by night, which divideth the sea, destroy the earth. And God said, this is the when the waves thereof roar. Jer. xxxi. 35. token of the covenant which I make between Thus saith the Lord, if ye can break my me and you, and every living creature that is covenant of the day, and my covenant of the with you, for perpetual generations. And the night, and that there should not be day and waters shall no more become a flood, to de- night in their season, then will I cast away stroy all flesh. Gen. ix. 11, 12. 15. For this the seed of Jacob, and David my servant. Jer. is as the waters of Noah unto me; for as I xxxiii. 20. 26. have sworn that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth, so have I sworn, CHAP. IX.--1. Blessed Noah, &c.] See that I would not be wroth with thee, nor verse 7. chap. i. 22. 28; ii. 3; viii. 17. rebuke thee. Isa, liv. 9.
And they (her mother and brother) blessed As I have done, &c.] Whereby (by the Rebekah, and said unto her, thou art our word of God) the world that then was, being sister, be thou the mother of thousands of overflowed with water, perished; but the millions. Gen. xxiv. 60. Blessed is the man heavens and the earth which are now, by the that feareth the Lord, that delighteth greatly same word, are kept in store, reserved unto in his commandments. Ps. cxii. 1. Thy wife fire, against the day of judgment and perdition shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine of ungodly men. 2 Pet. iii. 6. 7.
house; thy children like olive-plants round 22 While, &c.] In a little wrath I hid my about thy table. Behold, that thus shall the face from thee, for a moment, but with ever- man be blessed that feareth the Lord. Ps. lasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, cxxviii. 3, 4. Look unto Abraham, your saith the Lord, thy Redeemer. Isa. liv. 8. father, and unto Sarah, that bare you, for I
Seed-time and harvest.] For these two called him alone, and blessed him, and inyears hath the famine been in the land; and creased him. Isa. li. 2. yet there are five years, in the which there Be fruitful, &c.] See verse 7 and 19. shall neither be earing nor harvest. Gen. xlv. chap. i. 28; viii. 17. These are the families 6. In earing time and in harvest thou shalt of the sons of Noah, after their generations, rest. Erod. xxxiv. 21. The day is thine, the in their nations. Gen, x. 32. night also is thine; thou hast prepared the 2 The fear of you, &c.] See chap. i. 28 ; light and the sun : thou hast made summer ii. 19. And the terror of God was upon the and winter. Ps. Ixxiv. 16, 17. The winter cities that were round about them. Gen. xxxv. is past, the rain is over and gone; the flowers 5. I will rid evil beasts out of the land. Lev.