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there he builded an altar unto the Lord, and called upon the name 9 of the Lord. And Abram journeyed, going on stili toward the 10 south. And there was a famine in the land: And Abram went

down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine was grievous in

Called upon the name, &c.] “Then” (“at hence; I have commanded the ravens to feed the birth of Enos") began men to call upon the thee: and the ravens brought him bread and name of the Lord. Gen. iv. 26. And “there" flesh, and he drank of the “brook" (" Che("at Bethel') Abram called on the name of rith"). After a while the brook dried up, the Lord. Gen. xiii. 4. And Abraham planted because there had been no rain in the land ; a grove at Beer-sheba, and called there on the and the word of the Lord came unto him name of the Lord. Gen. xxi. 33. Then (in (Elijah), saying, get thee to Zarephath: bemy trouble and sorrow) called I upon the name hold, I have commanded a widow woman of the Lord (said David). Ps. cxvi. 4. And there to sustain thee; the barrel of meal (of it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call the widow) shall not waste, nor the cruse of upon the name of the Lord shall be delivered; oil fail, until the day that the Lord "sendeth for in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be (or giveth'') rain upon the earth; and the deliverance, as the Lord hath said, and in the barrel of meal wasted not, neither did the remnant whom the Lord shall call. Joel ii. cruse of oil fail, according to the word of the 32. Whosoever shall call upon the name of Lord, which he spake by Elijah. 1 Kings the Lord shall be saved. Acts ii. 21. The xvii. throughout. And Elijah went to shew same Lord over all is rich unto all that call himself unto Ahab, and there was a sore famine upon him: how then shall they call upon him, in Samaria. 1 Kings xviii. 2, &c. And Elisha in whom they have not believed ? Rom. x. 12. (the prophet) came again to Gilgal, and there 14. Paul, unto them that are sanctified in was a dearth in the land. 2 Kings iv. 38 Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that And there was a great famine in Samaria, in every place call upon the name of Jesus and, behold, they besieged it until an ass's Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours. 1 Cor. head was sold for fourscore pieces of silver ; i. 2.

and the fourth part of a cab of dove's dang 9 Going on still, &c.] And he went on his for five pieces of silver. 2 Kings vi. 25. Thus journeys from the south even to Bethel. Gen. saith the Lord, to-morrow about this time xiii. 3. And Isaac came from the way of the shall a measure of fine flour be sold for a well, Lahai-roi. Gen. xxiv. 62. When they shekel, and two measures of barley for a (Israel) went from one nation to another, from shekel, in the gate of Samaria. 2 Kings vii. I. one kingdom to another people, he suffered Then spake Elisha to the woman the Sangno man to do them wrong. Ps. cv. 13, 14. mite), saying, arise, and go thou and thine These all (the ercellent persons of old time) household and sojourn wheresoever thou canst died in the faith, not having received the sojourn, for the Lord hath called for a famine, promises, but having seen them afar off, and and it shall also come upon the land seven were persuaded of them, and embraced them, years. 2 Kings viii. 1. Many are the afflie and confessed that they were strangers and tions of the righteous, but the Lord delivereth pilgrims on the earth; for they that say such him out of them all. Ps. xxxiv. 19. A fruit things, declare plainly that they seek a country. ful land (he turneth) into barrenness, for the Heb. xi. 13, 14.

wickedness of them that dwell therein. Ps. 10 A famine, &c.] And there was a famine cvii. 34. The word of the Lord that came to in the land, besides the first famine which was Jeremiah concerning the dearth. Jer. xiv. I. in the days of Abraham. Gen. xxvi. I. And in the world "ye" (the followers of Christ) the sons of Israel came to buy corn among shall have tribulation, but be of good cheer, I those that came, for the famine was in the have overcome the world. John xvi. 33. Now land of Canaan. Gen. xlii. 5. And the famine there came a dearth over all the land of Egypt was sore in the land. Gen. xliii. 1. And and Canaan, and great affliction, and our for there was no bread in all the land, for the thers found no sustenance. Acts vii. 11. They famine was very sore, so that the land of (Paul and Barnabas) returned again to Lystra, Egypt, and all the land of Canaan, fainted by and to Iconium, and to Antioch, confirming reason of the famine. Gen. xlvii. 13. Now the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to it came to pass in the days that the judges continue in the faith, and that we must through ruled, that there was a famine in the land. much tribulation enter into the kingdom of Ruth i. 1. Then there was a famine in the God. Acts xiv. 21, 22. days of David three years, year after year. Went down into Egypt, &c.] And the Lord 2 Sam. xxi. 1. As the Lord God of Israel appeared unto “him" (** Isaac''), and said, go liveth, before whom I stand (said Elijah), not down into Egypt; dwell in the land which there shall not be dew nor rain these years, I shall tell thee of: sojourn in this land, and I but according to my word: and the word will bless thee. Gen. xxvi. 2, 3. And when of the Lord came unto him, saying, get thee they had eaten up the corn which they had

the land. And it came to pass, when he was come near to enter 11 into Egypt, that he said unto Sarai his wife, Behold now, I know that thou art a fair woman to look upon: Therefore it shall come 12 to pass, when the Egyptians shall see thee, that they shall say, This is his wife: and they will kill me, but they will save thee alive. Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister: that it may be well 13

brought out of Egypt, their father" said unto 1 3 Say, I pray thee, &c.] Ye are of your "them" ("the sons of Israel"), go again, buy father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye us a little food. Gen. xliii. 2. Fear not to go will do; he was a murderer from the bedown into Egypt; I will go down with thee ginning, and abode not in the truth, because into Egypt, and I will also surely bring "thee" there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a (“Israel) up again (said God). Gen. xlvi. lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and 3, 4 Go thou (the Shunammite woman) and the father of it. John viii. 44. Is God unthine household, and sojourn wheresoever thou righteous who taketh vengeance? God forbid, canst sojourn ; and she went with her house- for then how shall God judge the world ? hold, and sojourned in the land of the Philis- And not rather (as we be slanderously retines seven years. 2 Kings viii. 1, 2. When ported) let us do evil that good may come ? they (Israel) went from one nation to another, Rom. ix. 5, 6. 8. For the wages of sin is from me kingdom to another people, he suf- death, but the gift of God is eternal life, fered no man to do them wrong. Ps. cv. 13, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Rom. vi. 23.

For “which things'" sake ("carnal lusts), - 11 A fair woman, &c.] When Abram the wrath of God cometh on the children of was come into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld disobedience. Coloss. iii. 6. the woman (Sarai), that she was very fair. Thou art my sister.) And Abram and Nahor Gen. xii. 14. And the men of the place took them wives: the name of Abram's wife (Garar) asked him (Isaac) of his wife, and he was Sarai, and the name of Nahor's wife, aid, she is my sister, for he feared to say she Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the father of

my wife, lest, said he, the men of the place Milcah, and the father of Iscah. Gen. xi. 29. should kill me for Rebekah, because she was And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, she is fair to look upon. Gen. xxvi. 7. Leah was my sister; and Abimelech, king of Gerar, sent tender-eyed, but Rachel was beautiful and and took Sarah : said he not unto me, she is well-favoured. Gen. xxix. 17. Joseph was a my sister ? (said the king), and she, even she goodly person and well-favoured, and it came herself, said, he is my brother; in the integrity to pass that his master's wife cast her eyes of my heart, and innocency of my hands, have upon Joseph. Gen. xxxix, 6, 7. And from I done this ; and yet she is my sister, she is the roof (of the king's house) he (David) saw a the daughter of my father (said Abraham), woman washing herself, and the woman was but not the daughter of my mother, and she very beautiful to look upon. 2 Sam. xi. 2. became my wife; and it came to pass, when There is no wisdom, nor understanding, nor God caused me to wander from my father's counsel against the Lord. Prov. xxi. 30. My house, that I said unto her, this is the kindbeloved is unto me as a cluster of camphire in ness which thou shalt shew unto me, at every the vineyards of Engedi ; behold thou art fair, place whither we shall come, say of me, he is my love! Can. i. 14, 15.

my brother. Gen. xx. 2. 5. 12, 13. And the 12 They will kill me.] And Abraham said, men of the place (Gerar) asked him (Isaac) because I thought, surely the fear of God is not of his wife, and he said, she is my sister, for in this place, and they will slay me for my he feared to say she is my wife. Gen. xxvi. 7. wife's sake. Gen. xx. 11. He (Isaac) said, And of whom hast thou (the Jewish idolater) she is my sister, lest, said he, the men of the been afraid or feared, that thou hast lied and place should kill me for Rebekah. Gen. xxvi. not remembered me, nor laid it to thy heart? 2 And David said in his heart, I shall now Isa. lvii. 11. Thou (Peter) also wast with "perish" (or "be consumed) one day, by the Jesus of Galilee, but he denied before them all, hand of Saul. 1 Sam. xxvii. 1. The fear of saying, I know not what thou sayest; then man bringeth a snare, but whoso putteth his began he to curse and to swear, saying, I know trust in the Lord shall be "safe" (or set on not the man, and immediately the cock crew ; high"). Prov. xxix. 25. Fear not them which and Peter remembered the words of Jesus, kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul; which said unto him, before the cock crow, but rather fear him which is able to destroy thou shalt deny me thrice. Matt. xxvi. 69. both soul and body in hell. Matt. x. 28. If we 74, 75. For, before that certain came from say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, James, he (Peter) did eat with the Gentiles, and the truth is not in us; if we say that we but when they were come, he withdrew and have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his separated himself, fearing them which were of word is not in us, John i. 8. 10.

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with me for thy sake ; and my soul shall live because of thee. 14 And it came to pass, that, when Abram was come into Egypt, the 15 Egyptians beheld the woman that she was very fair. The princes

also of Pharaoh saw her, and commended her before Pharaoh : 16 and the woman was taken into Pharaoh's house. And he entreated

Abram well for her sake: and he had sheep, and oxen, and

sembled likewise with him, insomuch that slay Moses. Exod. ii. 5. 15. And Solomon Barnabas also was carried away with their made affinity with Pharaoh, king of Egypt, dissimulation. Gal. ii. 12, 13.

and took Pharaoh's daughter and brought her And my soul shall live, &c.] Put not your into the city of David. 1 Kings iii. 1. Now, trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in behold thou trustest upon the staff of this whom there is no help (or salvation): happy is bruised reed (saith Rab-shakeh to Hezekiah), he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, even upon Egypt, on which if a man lean it whose hope is in the Lord his God. Ps. cxlvi. will go into his hand and pierce it: so is 3. 5. Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, Pharaoh, king of Egypt, unto all that trust on and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart him. 2 Kings xviii. 21. (Cause all the nations departeth from the Lord, for he shall be like to drink of the wine cup of my fury), Pharaoh, the heath in the desert, and shall not see when king of Egypt, and his servants, and his good cometh : blessed is the man that trusteth princes, and all his people. Jer. xxv. 15. 19. in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is, for They did cry "there" (at Euphrates"), Phahe shall be as a tree planted by the waters, raoh, king of Egypt, is but a noise. Jer. xlvi, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, 17. Son of man, take up a lamentation for neither shall cease from yielding fruit. Jer. Pharaoh, king of Egypt, and say unto him, xvii. 5, 6, 7, 8. Behold, all souls are mine; as thou art like a young lion of the nations, and the soul of the father, so also the soul of the thou art as a whale in the seas, and thou son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die. camest forth with thy rivers and troubledst the Ezek. xviii. 4.

waters with thy feet, and fouledst their rivers, 14 Beheld the woman, &c.] And when the Ezek. xxxii. 2. woman saw that the tree was good for food, Taken into, &c.] And Abimelech, king of and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a Gerar, sent and took Sarah. Gen. XX. 2. And tree to be desired to make one wise, she took "he" ("Hegai, the king's (Ahasuerus') chamof the fruit thereof, and did eat. Gen. iii. 6. berlain") preferred "her" ("Esther") and her The sons of God saw the daughters of men maids unto the best place of the house of the that they were fair, &c. Gen. vi. 2. And it women. Esther ii. 9. So he that goeth in to came to pass that his master's (Potiphar's) his neighbour's wife, whosoever toucheth her, wife cast her eyes upon Joseph, &c. Gen. shall not be innocent. Prov. vi. 29. Marriage xxxiv. 7. Whosoever looketh on a woman to is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled; lust after her, hath committed adultery with but whoremongers and adulterers God will her already in his heart. Matt. v. 28. judge. Heb. xii. 4.

15 The princes also, &c.] Wherefore his 16 Entreated Abram, &c.] And Abram was servants said unto him (David), let there be very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold. Gen. sought for my lord the king a young virgin, xiii. 2. And Abimelech took sheep, and oxen, and let her lie in thy bosom, that my lord the and menservants, and womenservants, and king may get heat. 1 Kings i. 2. Then said gave them unto Abraham, and restored him the king's (Ahasuerus's) servants that minis. Sarah his wife. Gen. xx. 14. tered unto him, let there be fair young virgins He had sheep, &c.] And the Lord hath sought for the king ; so Esther was taken unto blessed my master greatly said Abraham's king Ahasuerus into his house-royal, &c. Esther servant), and he is become great ; and he ii. 2. 16. If a ruler hearken to lies, all his hath given him flocks, and herds, and silver, servants are wicked. Prov. xxix. 12. They and gold, and menservants, and maidservants, (Israel) are all adulterers ; in the day of our and camels, and asses. Gen. xxiv. 35. For king, the princes have made him sick with he (Isaac) had possession of flocks, and posbottles of wine. Hosea vii. 4. 5.

session of herds, and great store of servants. Pharaoh.) And Pharaoh was wroth against Gen. xxvi. 14. And I (Jacob) have oxen, two of his officers, against the chief of the asses, flocks, and menservants, and womenbutlers, and the chief of the bakers. Gen. xl. servants. And he (Jacob) lodged there (at 2. And it came to pass that Pharaoh dreamed, Mahanaim) that same night, and took a present and behold he stood by the river. Gen, xli. 1. for Esau his brother, two hundred she-goats, And the daughter of Pharaoh came down to and twenty he-goats, two hundred ewes, and wash herself at the river (where she found twenty rams; thirty milch-camels with their Moses): now when Pharaoh heard this thing colts, forty kine, and ten bulls, twenty she(that Moses slew an Egyptian), he sought to asses, and ten foals. Gen. xxxii. 5. 13 14. 15.

he-asses, and menservants, and maidservants, and she-asses, and camels. And the Lord plagued Pharaoh and his house with great 17 plagues because of Sarai Abram's wife. And Pharaoh called 18 Abram, and said, What is this that thou hast done unto me? why didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife? Why saidst thou, 19 She is my sister? so I might have taken her to me to wife: now therefore behold thy wife, take her, and go thy way. And Pharaoh 20 commanded his men concerning him: and they sent him away, and his wife, and all that he had.

CHAPTER XIII.

AND Abram went up out of Egypt, he, and his wife, and all that I he had, and Lot with him, into the south. And Abram was very 2

And "his" (" Job's") substance also was seven what sawest thou, that thou hast done this thousand sheep, and three thousand camels, thing? Gen. xx. 9, 10. And Abimelech and five hundred yoke of oxen, and five called Isaac, and said, behold of a surety she hundred she-asses, and a very great house is thy wife, and how saidst thou, she is my hold. Job i. 3. So that the Lord blessed the sister? And Abimelech charged all his people, latter end of Job more than his beginning, saying, he that toucheth this man or his wife for he had fourteen thousand sheep, and six shall surely be put to death. Gen. xxvi. 9. 11. thousand camels, and a thousand yoke of oxen, And Laban said to Jacob, what hast thou and a thousand she-asses. Job xlii. 12. Rid me done? that thou hast stolen away unawares and deliver me from the hand of strange chile to me, and carried away my daughters ? Gen. dren, that our sheep may bring forth thousands xxxi. 26. And Joseph said unto them (his and ten thousands in our streets, that our oxen brethren), what deed is this that ye have done? eay be strong to labour. Ps. cxliv. 13, 14. (in taking my cup). Gen. xliv. 15. Moses

17 Plagued Pharaoh, &c.] For the Lord said unto Aaron, what did this people do had fast closed up all the wombs of the house of unto thee that thou hast brought so great a Abimelech, because of Sarah, Abraham's wife. sin upon them? (in making a golden calf). Ger. xx. 18. He suffered no man to do them Erod. xxxii. 21. And tell me now (said (the Israelites) wrong, yea he reproved kings Joshua to Achan), what thou hast done : hide for their sake. I Chron. xvi. 21. Then David it not from me! (He had coveted and taken of said to Ornan, grant me the place of this the spoil). Josh. vii. 19. Then Saul said to thrashingfloor, that I may build an altar Jonathan, tell me what thou hast done. I therein unto the Lord, that the plague (in Sam. xiv. 43. The king's heart is in the hand Consequence of his numbering Israel) may be of the Lord : as the rivers of water, he turneth stayed from the people. 1 Chron. xxi. 22. it whithersoever he will. Prov. 21. 1. How much less (fit to say " thou art wicked") 20 And they sent him away, &c.] And to him that accepteth not the persons of princes, Moses let his father-in-law depart ; and he nor regardeth the rich more than the poor, went his way into his own land. Exod. xviii. for they all are the work of his hands. . Job 27. Then Achish called David, and said unto quiv. 19. He suffered no man to do them him, surely, as the Lord liveth, thou hast been wrong, yea he reproved kings for their sakes, upright, and thy going out and thy coming in saying, touch not mine anointed, and do my with me in the host is good in my sight. prophets no harm. Ps. cv. 13, 14. Marriage Wherefore now depart: so David and his men is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled. rose up early to depart in the morning, to Heb. xiii, 4.

return into the land of the Philistines. 1 18 What is this, &c.] And the Lord God said Sam. xxix. 6, 7. 11. When they went from unto the woman, what is this that thou hast done? one nation to another, from one kingdom to Gen. ii. 13. What hast “thou" (" Cain") another people, he suffered no man to do them done? The voice of thy brother's blood crieth wrong, yea he reproved kings for their sakes. unto me from the ground. Gen, iv, 10. Then Ps. cv. 13, 14. Abiroelech called Abraham, and said unto him, what hast thou done unto us? And what CHAP. XIII.- The south.] And Abram have I offended thee, that thou hast brought on journeyed, going on still toward the south. me and on my kingdom a great sin? Thou hast Gen. xii. 9. And Abraham journeyed from done deeds unto me, that ought not to be thence toward the south country. Gen. xx. 1. done. And Abimelech said unto Abraham, And Abraham planted a grove in Beer-sheba,

3 rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold. And he went on his journeys

from the south even to Beth-el, unto the place where his tent had 4 been at the beginning, between Beth-el and Hai; Unto the place

of the altar, which be had made there at the first : and there Abram 5 called on the name of the Lord. And Lot also, which went with

and called there on the name of the Lord, the on the east of Bethel, and pitched his tent; everlasting God. Gen. xxi. 33. So Joshua haring Bethel on the west, and Hai on the smote all the country of the hills, and of the east, and there he builded an altar unto the south, and of the vale. Josh. x. 40. And Lord, and called upon the name of the Lord. they shall divide "it" (" the land of Canaan") Gen. xii. 7, 8. And God said unto Jacob, into seven parts. Judah shall abide in their arise, go up to Bethel, and make there an coast on the south, and the house of Joseph altar unto God that appeared unto thee, when shall abide in their coasts on the north. Josh. thou fleddest from the face of Esau thy brother. xviii. 5. And Achish said, whither have ye Then Jacob said, let us arise, and go up to made a road to-day? And David said, against Bethel, and I will make there an altar unto the south of Judah, and against the south of God, who answered me in the day of my the Jerahmeelites, and against the south of distress. Gen. xxxv. 1. 3. Lord, I have loved the Kenites. 1 Sam. xxvii. 10. And they the habitation of thy house, and the place went out to the south of Judah, even to Beer- where thine honour dwelleth. Ps. xxvi. & sheba. 2 Sam. xxiv. 7.

As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so 2 Rich, &c.] See chap. xii. 16, and com. panteth my soul after thee, O God: my soul Thou shalt remember the Lord thy God, for thirsteth for God, for the living God: when it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, shall I come and appear before God? Ps. that he may establish his covenant which he xlii. 1, 2. How amiable are thy tabernacles, sware unto thy fathers. Deut. viii. 18. The O Lord of hosts! my soul longeth, yea, even Lord maketh poor and maketh rich; he fainteth, for the courts of the Lord: my heart bringeth low, and lifteth up. 1 Sam. ii. 7. and my flesh crieth out for the living God; This man (Job) was the greatest of all the for a day in thy courts is better than a “ men of the east" (or sons of the east"'). thousand : I had rather be a door-keeper in Thou (Lord) hast blessed the work of his the house of my God, than to dwell in the hands, and his substance is increased in the tents of wickedness. Ps. Ixxxiv. 1, 2. 10. land. Job i. 3. 10. Acquaint now thyself Called on the name, &c.] “ Then" began with him (God), and be at peace, thereby men (* at the birth of Enos"), to call upon the good shall come unto thee, yea the Almighty name of the Lord. Gen. iv. 26. Praise waiteth shall be thy defence, and thou shalt have for thee, O God, in Zion; and unto thee shall plenty of silver. Job xxii. 21. 25. Blessed is the vow be performed. Othou that hearest the man that feareth the Lord; wealth and prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come. Ps. riches shall be in his house. Ps. cxii. 1. 3. Ixv. 1, 2. O give thanks unto the Lord, for Honour the Lord with thy substance, so shall he is good : O that men would praise the Lord thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy for his goodness, and for his wonderful works presses shall burst out with new wine. Prov. for the children of men. Ps. cvii. 1. 8. 15. iii. 9, 10. The blessing of the Lord, it Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, maketh rich. Prov. x. 22. But seek ye first therefore will I call upon him as long as I the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, live. Ps. cxvi. 2. The Lord is nigh unto and all these things shall be added unto you. all them that call upon him, to all that call Matt. vi. 33. Godliness is profitable unto all upon him in truth. Ps. cxlv. 18. Then shalt things, having promise of the life that now is, thou call, and the Lord shall answer; thou and of that which is to come. 1 Tim. iv. 8. shalt cry, and he shall say, here I am. Iscr.

3 From the south, &c.] And Abram lviii. 9. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye passed through the land unto the place of shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken Sichem ; and he removed from thence unto a unto you. Jer. xxix. 12. For then will I mountain on the east of Beth-el, and Abram turn to the people a pure language, that they journeyed, "going on still” (or in going may all call upon the name of the Lord and journeying") toward the south (of Caanan). to serve him with one consent. Zeph. iii. 9. Gen. xii. 6, 8, 9.

Take the helmet of salvation, &c. praying 4 The place of the altar, &c.] Then Abram always with all prayer and supplication in the removed his tent, and came and dwelt in the spirit, and watching thereunto with all perplain of Mamre, which is in Hebron, and severance, and supplication for all saints, and built there an altar unto the Lord. Gen. xiii. for me, that utterance may be given me, that 18. And the Lord appeared unto Abram, I may open my mouth, boldly, to make and said, unto thy seed will I give this land, known the mystery of the Gospel. Eph. vi. and there he builded an altar unto the Lord. 18, 19. And he removed from thence unto a mountain

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