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children by her. And she gave him Bilhah her handmaid to 4 wife: and Jacob went in unto her. And Bilhah conceived, and 5 bare Jacob a son. And Rachel said, God hath judged me, and 6 hath also heard my voice, and hath given me à son : therefore called she his name Dan. And Bilhah Rachel's maid conceived 7 again, and bare Jacob a second son. And Rachel said, With 8 great wrestlings have I wrestled with my sister, and I have prevailed: and she called his name Naphtali. When Leah saw that 9 she had left bearing, she took Zilpah her maid, and gave her Jacob to wife. And Zilpah Leah's maid bare Jacob a son. 10 And Leah said, A troop cometh : and she called his name Gad. 11 And Zilpah Leah's maid bare Jacob a second son. And Leah 12


vent me? or why the breasts that I should arm; became as flax that was burnt with fire, suck? (said Job, cursing the day of his birth.) and his bands loosed from off his hands. And Job iii. 12.

he judged Israel, in the days of the Philistines, Have children by her.] See chap. xvi. 2, 3. twenty years. Ju. xv. 14. 20. preced. com. The Lord make the “ woman' 8 Great wrestlings.] Hear us, my lord (Ruth) that is come into "thine" ("Boaz”) (said the children of Heth to Abraham): thou house like Rachel and like Leah, which two art a mighty prince among us. Ge. xxiii. 6. did build the house of Israel. Ru. iv. 11. And Jacob was left alone ; and there wrestled

4 To wife.] See chap. xvi. 3, and com.; and a man with him until the breaking of the day. xxi. 10. And his (Nahor's) concubine, whose Ge. xxxii. 24. Intreat the Lord (for it is name was Reumah, she bare also Tebah, and enough) that there be no more mighty thunGaham, and Thahash, and Maachah. Ge. xxii. derings and hails ; and I will let you go, and 24. Then again Abraham took a wife, and ye shall stay no longer. Ex. ix. 28. And her name was Keturah. And unto the sons of there was trembling in the host (of the Philisthe concubines which Abraham had, Abraham tines), in the field, and among all the people, gave gifts, and sent them away from Isaac his the garrison, and the spoilers, they also trem

Ge. xxv. 1. 6. And he (Jacob going to bled, and the earth quaked : so it was a very meet Esau) put the handmaids and their chil- great trembling. 1 Sa. xiv. 15. dren foremost, and Leah and her children And she called his name.] And the sons of after, and Rachel and Joseph hindermost. Bilhah, Rachel's handmaid ; Dan, and NaphGe. xxxiii. 2. Behold, I will raise up evil tali. Ge. xxxv. 25. And the sons of Naphagainst thee (David) out of thine own house, tali; Jahzeel, and Guni, and Jezer, and Shiland I will take thy wives before thine eyes, and

lem. Ge. xlvi. 24. Naphtali is a hind let give them unto thy neighbour. 2 Sa. xii. 11. loose: he giveth goodly words. Ge. xlix. 21.

6 God hath judged me.] See chap. xxix. And of Naphtali he (Moses) said, O Naphtali, 32. 35. Judge me, O Lord my God, according satisfied with favour, and full with the blessing to thy righteousness, and let them not rejoice of the Lord : possess thou the west and the

Ps. xxxv. 24. Judge me, O God, south. De. xxxiii. 23. and plead my cause against an ungodly nation. Naphtali.) And Jacob was left alone; and o deliver me from the deceitful and unjust there wrestled a man with him until the breakman. Ps. xliii. 1. O Lord, thou hast seen ing of the day. And when he saw that he my wrong; judge thou my cause. La. iii. 59. prevailed not against him, he touched the hol

Dan.) And the sons of Bilhah, Rachel's low of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob's handmaid ; Dan, and Naphtali. Ge. xxxv. 25. thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with And the sons of Dan; Hushim. Ge. xlvi. 23. him. Ge. xxxii. 24, 25. And leaving NazaDan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes reth, " he" ("Jesus”) came and dwelt in Ca. of Israel. Dan shall be a serpent by the way, pernaum, which is upon the sea coast, in the an adder that biteth the horse heels, so that his borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim. Mat. rider shall fall backward. Ge. xlix. 16, 17. iv. 13. And of Dan he said, Dan is a lion's whelp; he 9 Left bearing, &c.] And God hearkened shall leap from Bashan. De. xxxiii. 22. And unto Leah, and she conceived, and bare Jacob there was a certain man of Zorah, of the family the fifth son. Ge. xxx. 17. See chap. xxix. 35. of the Danites, whose name was Manoah; and Gave her Jacob to wife.] See ver. 4, and his wife was barren, and bare not. And the chap. xvi. 3, and com. woman bare a son, and called his name Sam- 11 Gad.] But ye are they that forsake the son. Ju. xiii. 2. 24. And when he (Samson) Lord, that forget my holy mountain, that precame unto Lehi, the Philistines shouted against pare a table for that troop, and that furhim: and the Spirit of the Lord came mightily wish the drink-offering to that number. Is. upon him, and the cords that were upon his Ixv. 11.

over me.

13 said, Happy am I, for the daughters will call me blessed : and 14 she called his name Asher. And Reuben went in the days of

wheat-harvest, and found mandrakes in the field, and brought

them unto his mother Leah. Then Rachel said to Leah, Give me, 15 I pray thee, of thy son's mandrakes. And she said unto her, Is it

a small matter that thou hast taken my husband? and wouldest thou take away my son's mandrakes also? And Rachel said,

Therefore he shall lie with thee to-night for thy son's mandrakes. 16 And Jacob came out of the field in the evening, and Leah went

out to meet him, and said, Thou must come in unto me; for surely

I have hired thee with my son's mandrakes. And he lay with her 17 that night. And God hearkened unto Leah, and she conceived, 18 and bare Jacob the fifth son. And Leah said, God hath given me

my hire, because I have given my maiden to my husband: and 19 she called his name Issachar. And Leah conceived again, and

13 Will call me blessed.] Her children 13. Yet hast thou not walked after their arise up, and call "lier" ("the virtuous woman") ways, nor done after their abominations: but, blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth as if that were a very little thing, thou wast her. Pr. xxxi. 28. My dove, “my unde- corrupted more than they, in all thy ways. filed” (the church") is but one; she is the Ex. xvi. 47. But with me it is a very small only one of her mother, she is the choice one thing that I should be judged of you, or of of her that bare her. The daughters saw her, man's judgment: yea, I judge not mine own and blessed her; yea, the queens and the self. Co. iv. 3. concubines, and they praised her. Ca. vi. 9. 17 God hearkened, &c.] See verse 6. And For he (her God and Saviour) hath regarded God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened the low estate of his handmaiden : for, behold, to her, and opened her womb.

Ge, xxx, 22 from henceforth all generations shall call And the Lord said, I have surely seen the “me” (Mary) blessed. Lu. i. 48.

affliction of my people which are in Egypt, And she called, &c.] And the sons of Zil- and have heard their cry by reason of their pah, Leah's handmaid; Gad, and Asher. Ge. taskmasters; for I know their sorrows. Ex. ii. xxxv. 26. And the sons of Asher; Jimnah, 7. It came to pass, when the time was come and Ishuah, and Isui, and Beriah, and Serah about after Hannah had conceived, that she their sister. Ge. xlvi. 17. Out of Asher his bare a son, and called his name Samuel, saying, bread shall be fat, and he shall yield royal Because I have asked him of the Lord. And dainties. Ge. xlix. 20. And of Asher he she (Hannah) said (unto Eli the priest), O my (Jacob) said, Let Asher be blessed with chil- lord, as thy soul liveth, my lord, I am the dren; let him be acceptable to his brethren, woman that stood by thee here, praying unto and let him dip his foot in oil. Thy shoes the Lord. For this child I prayed; and the shall be iron and brass; and as thy days, so Lord hath given me my petition which I asked shall thy strength be. De. xxxiii. 24, 25. of himn. 1 Sa. i. 20. 26, 27. The angel said

14 Mandrakes in the field.] The mandrakes unto him, Fear not, Zacharias : for thy prayer give a smell, and at our gates are all manner is heard ; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear of pleasant fruits. Can. vii. 13.

thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John. Give me, I pray thee, &c.] And Esau said Lu. i. 13. to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that 18 She called his name, &c.] The sons of same red pottage ; for I am faint: therefore Leah; Reuben, Jacob's firstborn, and Simeon, was his named called Edom. Ge. xxv. 30. and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Zebu.

15 Is it a small matter.] Seemeth it but a lun. Ge. xxxv. 23. And the sons of Issachar; small thing unto you (said Moses to Korah), Tola, and Phuvah, and Job, and Shimroth that the God of Israel hath separated you (the Ge. xlvi. 13. Issachar is a strong ass couchsons of Levi) from the congregation of Israel, ing down between two burdens: and he saw to bring you near to himself to do the service that rest was good, and the land that it eros of the tabernacle of the Lord, and to stand pleasant; and bowed his shoulder to bear, and before the congregation to minister unto them? became a servant unto tribute. Ge. xlix. 14, lá. And he hath brought thee near to him, and all of Issachar (he said rejoice) in thy tents. Des thy brethren the song of Levi with thee: and xxxiii. 18. And of the children of Issachar, seek ye the priesthood also ? Nu. xvi. 9, 10. which were men that had understanding of the And he (Isaiah) said, Hear ye now, ( house times, to know what Israel ought to do: of David ; Is it a small thing for you to weary the heads of them were two hundred. 1 Cha men, but will ye weary my God also? Is. vii. xii. 32.

bare Jacob the sixth son. And Leah said, God hath endued me 20 with a good dowry; now will my husband dwell with me, because I have born him six sons : and she called his name Zebulun. And afterwards she bare a daughter, and called her name Dinah. 21 And God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened to her, and 22 opened her womb. And she conceived, and bare a son; and said, 23 God hath taken away my reproach: And she called his name 24 Joseph; and said, The Lord shall add to me another son. And it 25

20 Now will my husband, &c.] See ver. 15. ing, Because I have asked him of the Lord. And she (Leah) conceived again, and bare a 1 Sa. i. 19, 20. For he remembered his holy son, and said, Now this time will my husband promise, and Abraham his servant. Ps. cv. 42. be joined unto me, because I have born him And opened her womb.] See verse 2, also three sons; therefore was his name called preced. com. And Isaac intreated the Lord Levi. Ge. xxix. 34.

for his wife, because she was barren: and the And she called his name Zebulun.] See Lord was intreated of him, and Rebekah his com. on verse 18. And the sons of Zebulun; wife conceived. Ge. xxv. 21. He maketh Sered, and Elon, and Jahleel. Ge. xlvi. 14. the barren woman to keep house, and to be a Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of the sea; joyful mother of children. Ps. cxiii. 9. Lo, and his border shall be unto Zidon. Ge. xlix. children are an heritage of the Lord, and the 13. And Barak called Zebulun and Naphtali fruit of the womb is his reward. Ps. cxxvii. 3. to Kedesh; and he went up with ten thousand 23 Taken away my reproach.] See com. on men at his feet: and Deborah went up with verse 22. The Lord had shut up her (Hanhim (to deliver Israel from Jabin king of Ca- nah's) womb; and her adversary (Peninnah) naan). Ju. iv. 10. Out of Zebulun (came provoked her sore, for to make her fret, bedown) they that handle the pen of the writer. cause the Lord had shut up her womb. 1 Sa. i. Ju. v. 14. There is little Benjamin with their 5,6. And in “ that day'' (" of the calamities ruler, the princes of Judah and their council, of Judah") seven women shall take hold of the princes of Zebulun, and the princes of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, Naphtali. Ps. Ixviii. 27. He (Jesus) came and wear our own apparel: only let us be called and dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon the by thy name, to take away our reproach. sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon and Neph- Is. iv. 1. And the people waited for Zachathalim. Mat. iv. 13.

rias, and marvelled that he tarried so long in 21 Called her name Dinah.] And Dinah the temple. And after those days his wife the daughter of Leah, which she bare unto Elizabeth conceived, and hid herself five Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the months, saying, Thus hath the Lord dealt land. And his (Shechem's) soul clave unto with me in the days wherein he looked on Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved me to take away my reproach among men. the damsel, and spake kindly unto the damsel. (The angel Gabriel was sent) to a virgin esAnd they (the sons of Jacob) slew Hamor and poused to a man whose name was Joseph, of Shechem his son (who had humbled Dinah) the house of David; and the virgin's name with the edge of the sword, and took Dinah was Mary. Lu. i. 21. 24. 25. 27. out of Shechem's house, and went out. Ge, 24 She called his name Joseph.] The sons xxxiv. 1. 3. 26. These be the sons of Leah, of Rachel ; Joseph, and Benjamin. Ge. xxxv. which she bare unto Jacob in Padan-aram, 24. These are the generations of Jacob. with his daughter Dinah : all the souls of his Joseph, being seventeen years old, was feeding sons and his daughters were thirty and three. the flock with his brethren; and the lad was Ge. xlvi. 15.

with the sons of Bilhah, and with the sons 22 Remembered Rachel.] And God remem- of Zilpah, his father's wives: and Joseph bered Noah, and every living thing, and all brought unto his father their evil report. the cattle that was with him in the ark. Ge. And when his brethren saw that their father viii. 1. And the Lord visited Sarah, as he loved him more than all his brethren, they had said, and the Lord did unto Sarah as he hated him, and could not speak peaceably unto had spoken : for Sarah conceived, and bare him. Ge. xxxvii. 2. 4. And Joseph was Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time brought down to Egypt, &c. Ge. xxxix. 1. of which God had spoken. Ge. xxi. 1, 2. fc. And Joseph was the governor over the And when the Lord saw that Leah was hated, land, and he it was that sold to all the people he opened her womb : but Rachel was barren. of the land : and Joseph's brethren came, Ge. xxix. 31. Elkanah knew Hannah his (seeking corn in Egypt) and bowed down wife; and the Lord remembered her. Wherefore themselves before him (not knowing him) with it came to pass, when the time was come their faces to the earth. Ge. xlii. 6. And it about after Hannah had conceived, that she came to pass that one told Joseph, Behold, thy bare a son, and called his name Samuel, say- father is sick : and he took with him his two

came to pass, when Rachel had born Joseph, that Jacob said unto

Laban, Send me away, that I may go unto mine own place, and to 26 my country. Give me my wives and my children, for whom I

have served thee, and let me go: for thou knowest my service


sons, Manasseh and Ephraim. Ge. xlviii. 1. Laban rose up, and kissed his sons and his &c. Joseph is a fruitful bough (said Jacob), daughters, and blessed them: and Laban deeven a fruitful bough by a well ; whose branches parted, and returned to his own place. Ge. run over the wall: the blessings of thy father xxxi. 55. have prevailed above the blessings of thy To my country. ] See chap. xxiv. 6, 7; progenitors unto the utmost bound of the xxvi. 3 ; xxvii. 44, 45; xxviii. 13. 15. I am everlasting hills : they shall be on the head the God of Beth-el (said the angel of God to of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of Jacob), where thou anointedst the pillar, and him that was separate from his brethren. where thou vowedst a vow unto me: Ge. xlix. 22. 26. And of Joseph he (Moses) arise, get thee out from this land, and retum said, Blessed of the Lord be his land, for the unto the land of thy kindred. Ge. xxxi. 13. precious things of heaven, for the dew, and Then came he (Abraham) out of the land of for the deep that coucheth beneath. De. the Chaldeans, and dwelt in Charran; and xxxiii. 13. His glory is like the firstling of from thence, when his father was dead, he rehis bullock, and his horns are like the horns moved him into this land wherein ye now of unicorns: with them he shall push the dwell. And he gave him none inheritance in people together to the ends of the earth : and it, no, not so much as to set his foot on : yet be they are the ten thousands of Ephraim, and promised that he would give it to him for a they are the thousands of Manasseh. De. possession, and to his seed after him, when as xxxiii. 17. Moreover, thou son of man, (saith yet he had no child. Ac. vii. 5, 6. By faith the Lord to Isaiah), take thee one stick, and he (Abraham) sojourned in the land of prowrite upon it, For Judah, and for the children mise, as in a strange country, dwelling in of Israel his companions : then take another tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs stick, and write upon it, For Joseph, the stick with him of the same promise. If “they of Ephraim, and for all the house of Israel (the patriarchs ") had been mindful of that his companions: and join them one to another country from whence they came out, they into one stick (as an emblem of the dead hope of might have had opportunity to have returned. Israel revived). Ez. xxxvii. 16, 17. And the But now they desire a better country, that is, nation to whom they shall be in bondage will an heavenly; wherefore God is not ashamed I judge, said God: and after that shall they to be called their God, for he hath prepared come forth, and serve me in this place. And for them a city. He. xi. 9. 15, 16. at the second time (of Joseph's brethren being 26 My wives, &c.] And Laban said, It is sent into Egypt for corn) Joseph was made better that I give her (Rachel) to thee, than known to his brethren; and Joseph's kindred that I should give her to another man; abide was made known unto Pharaoh. Ac. vii. with me: and Jacob served seven years for 7. 13. By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, Rachel, and they seemed unto him but a few blessed both the sons of Joseph; by faith days, for the love he had to her. And he Joseph, when he died, made mention of the went in also unto Rachel, and he loved alo departing of the children of Israel; and gave Rachel more than Leah, and served with him cominandment concerning his bones. He. xi. yet seven other years. Ge. xxix. 19, 20. 30. 21, 22. Of the tribe of Joseph were sealed And Laban said to Jacob, What hast thou twelve thousand. Re. vii. 8.

done, that thou hast stolen away unawares to Joseph.] And it came to pass, when she and carried away my daughters, as captiva (Rachel) was in hard labour, that the mid- taken with the sword ? And Jacob answered wife said unto her, Fear not; thou shalt have and said to Laban, Because I was afraid : for this son also. And it came to pass, as her soul I said, Peradventure thou wouldest take by was departing, (for she died) that she called force thy daughters from me. I have bees his name Ben-oni: but his father called him twenty years in thy house ; I served these Benjamin. Ge. xxxv. 17, 18.

fourteen years for thy two daughters, and six 25 Send me away.] And he (Abraham's years for thy cattle: and thou hast changed servant) said, Send me away that I may go my wages ten times.

Ge. xxxi. 26. 31. 41. to my master; and he said unto


And Israel served for a wife, and for a wife (Laban and Bethuel,sons of Bethuel), he kept sheep. Ho. xii. 12. Hinder me not, seeing the Lord hath pros- Thou knowest my service.] See Gen. mit pered my way; send me away that I may go 30. preced. com. And ye know that with all to my master. Ge. xxiv. 54. 56.

my power I have served your father (sasal Mine own place.] And Abraham returned Jacob to Rachel and Leah). Ge. Ii & to his own place (after communing with God). This twenty years have I been with thee ; Ge. xviii. 33. And early in the morning thy ewes and thy she goats have not cast


which I have done thee. And Laban said unto him, I pray thee, 27 if I have found favour in thine eyes, tarry: for I have learned by experience that the Lord hath blessed me for thy sake. And he 28 said, Appoint me thy wages, and I will give it. And he said unto 29 him, Thou knowest how I have served thee, and how thy cattle


their young, and the rams of thy flock have (said the king to Nehemiah)? And I said I not eaten. Thus I was; in the day the unto the king, If it please the king, and if drought consumed me, and the frost by night: thy servant have found favour in thy sight, and my sleep departed from mine eyes. Ge. that thou wouldest send me unto Judah, xxxi. 38. 40.

unto the city of my fathers' sepulchres, that 27 Favour in thine eyes.] See chap. xviii. may build it. Ne. ii. 5. Now God had 3. And Esau said (to Jacob), Let me now brought Daniel into favour and tender love leave with thee some of the folk that are with with the prince of the eunuchs. Da. i. 9.

And he said, What needeth it ? let But God was with “him” (Joseph''), and me find grace in the sight of my Lord. Ge. delivered him out of all his afflictions, and xxxiii. 15. And Shechem said unto her gave him favour and wisdom in the sight of (Dinah's) father, and unto her brethren, Let Pharaoh king of Egypt; and he made him me find grace in your eyes, and what ye shall governor over Egypt, and all his house. Ac. say unto me I will give. Ge. xxxiv. 11. And vii. 10. his master (Potiphar) saw that the Lord was The Lord hath blessed me, &c.] And he with him, and that the Lord made all that he set three days' journey betwixt “himself” did to prosper in his hand. And it came to (" Laban'') and Jacob : and Jacob fed the rest pass from the time that he had made him of Laban's flocks. Ge. xxx. 36.

See chap. overseer in his house, and over all that he xii. 3. and com. xxvi. 24. The Lord was with had, that the Lord blessed the Egyptian's Joseph, and shewed him mercy, and gave him house for Joseph's sake; and the blessing of favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison : the Lord was upon all that he had in the the Lord was with him; and that which he house, and in the field. The Lord was with did, the Lord made it to prosper. Ge. xxxix. Joseph, and shewed him mercy, and gave 21. 23. Whatsoever he (who delights in the him favour in the sight of the keeper of law of the Lord) doeth shall prosper. Ps. the prison. Ge. xxxix. 3. 5. 21. And they i. 3. Then said I, How long (shall the heart (the Egyptians) said, Thou (Joseph) hast saved of this people, Israel, be fat, &c.)? And he our lives : let us find grace in the sight of my answered, Until there be a great forsaking in lord, and we will be Pharaoh's servants. Ge. the midst of the land. But yet in it shall be xlvii. 25. And “I” (the Lord) will give a tenth, and it shall return, and shall be this people favour in the sight of the Egyp- eaten: as a teil tree, and as an oak, whose tians: and it shall come to pass, that, when ye substance is in them, when they cast their go, ye shall not go empty. Ex. jii. 21. And leaves : so the holy seed shall be the subMoses said unto the Lord, Wherefore hast stance thereof. Is. vi. 13. And their seed thou afflicted thy servant ? and wherefore shall be known among the Gentiles, and their have I not found favour in thy sight, that offspring among the people : all that see them thou layest the burden of all this people shall acknowledge them, that they are the upon me? And if thou deal thus with me, seed which the Lord hath blessed. Is. lxi. 9. kill me, I pray thee, out of hand, if I have Thus saith the Lord, As the new wine is found found favour in thy sight; and let me not see in the cluster, and one saith, Destroy it not, my wretchedness. Nu. xi. 11. 15. Then she for a blessing is in it: so will I do for my (Ruth) said (to Boaz), Let me find favour in servants' sakes, that I may not destroy them thy sight, my lord. Ru. ii. 13. And Saul all. Is. Ixv. 8. sent to Jesse, saying, Let David, I pray thee, 28 See chap. xxix. 15. 19. and com. stand before me, for he hath found favour in 29 Thou knowest, &c.] See verse 5. And my sight. 1 Sa. xvi. 22. And “ Hadad” ye (Rachel and Leah) know that with all my (the Edomite”) found great favour in the power I have served your father. Ge. xxxi. sight of Pharaoh, so that he gave him to wife 6. These twenty years have I been with thee; the sister of his own wife, the sister of in the day the drought consumed me, and the Taphenes the queen.

1 Ki. xi. 29. Lord, frost by night; and my sleep departed from I beseech thee, let now thine ear be attentive mine eyes. Ge. xxxi. 38. 40. Who then is to the prayer of thy servant, and to the prayer

a faithful and wise servant, whom his Lord of thy servants, who desire to fear thy name: hath made ruler over his household, to give and prosper, I pray thee, thy servant (Nehe- them meat in due season ? Mat. xxiv. 45. miah) this day, and grant him mercy in the Servants, be obedient to them that sight of “this man" (" Artaxerxes”). Ne. your masters according to the flesh, with fear i. 11. For what dost thou make request and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as


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