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Age, death, and burial of Abraham.


cir. 1853.

d Judg. 6. 3. 1822.

ch. 15. 15. & 49. 29. fch. 35. 29. & 49. 33.

8 ch. 35. 29. & 50. 13.

h ch. 23. 16.

I ch. 49. 31.

k ch. 16. 14. & 24. 62.

1 ch. 16. 15.

cir. 1800.

1 Chron. 1. 29.

|| Or, Hadad, 1 Chron. 1. 30.

n ch. 17. 20.


• ver. 8.

P 1 Sam. 15.7.

+ Hcb. fell.

Ps. 78. 64.

9 ch. 16. 12.

r Matt. 1. 2.


⚫ ch. 22. 23.

t ch. 24. 29.


u] Chron. 5. 20.

2 Chron. 33. 13.

Ezra 8. 23.

Rom. 9. 10.


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13 And these are the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names, according to their generations: the firstborn of Ishmael, Nebajoth; and Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam,

14 And Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa,

15|| Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah:

16 These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, by their towns, and by their castles; "twelve princes according to their nations.

17 And these are the years of the life of Ishmael, an hundred and thirty and seven years: and he gave up the ghost and died; and was gathered unto his people.

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Esau and Jacob born.

why am I thus? And she went to en- Before quire of the LORD.

23 And the LORD said unto her, 'Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and a the elder shall serve the younger.

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24 And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb.


CHRIST 1838.

* 1 Sam. 9. 9. & 10. 22. ch. 17. 16. & 24, 60. 2 Sam. 8.14.

⚫ ch. 27. 29. Mal. 1. 3. Rom. 9. 12

16, 23.

25 And the first came out red, all ch. 27. 11, over like an hairy garment; and they called his name Esau.


26 And after that came his brother out, and his hand took hold on Esau's Hos. 12 3. heel; and his name was called Jacob: and Isaac was threescore years old when she bare them.


27 And the boys grew and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was 'a plain man, dwelling in tents.


28 And Isaac loved Esau, because the did heat of his venison: 'but Rebekah loved Jacob.

29 ¶ And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came from the field, and he was faint:

30 And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, t with that same red pottage; for I am faint: therefore was his name called || Edom.

31 And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright.

d ch. 27. 36. 1837.

• ch. 27. 3, 5. Job 1. 1, & & 2. 3. Ps. 37. 37. Hebr. 11. 2.

+ Heb, venison was IR his mouth. b ch. 27. 19, 25, 31. 1 ch. 27. 6.

+ Heb. with that red, with that

red pottage. That is, Red.

cir. 1805.

32 And Esau said, Behold, I am tat the point to die and what profit shall + Heb. going this birthright do to me?

33 And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob.

34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and 'he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his birthright.


1 Isaac because of famine went to Gerar. 2 God instructeth, and blesseth him. 7 He is reproved by Abimelech for denying his wife. 12 He groweth rich. 18 He diggeth Esek, Sitnah, and Rehoboth. 26 Abimelech maketh a covenant with him at Beer-sheba. 34 Esau's wives.

to die.

* Hebr. 12.16

1 Eccles. & 13. Isai. 22. 13. 1 Cor.13.32

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Isaac denieth his wife.


cir. 1804.

ch. 12. 1.

4 ch. 20. 1. Ps. 39. 12.

Hebr. 11. 9. ⚫ ch. 28. 15.

ch. 12. 2.

8 ch. 13. 15.

& 15, 18.

h ch. 22. 16. Ps. 105. 9.

1 ch. 15. 5.

& 22, 17.

ch. 12. 3. & 22. 18.

1 ch. 22. 16, 18.

m ch. 12. 13. & 20. 2, 13. Prov. 29. 25.

• ch. 24. 16.

P ch. 20. 9.



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7 And the men of the place asked him of his wife; and he said, She is my sister: for he feared to say, She is my wife; lest, said he, the men of the place should kill me for Rebekah; because she was fair to look upon.

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8 And it came to pass, when he had been there a long time, that Abimelech king of the Philistines looked out at a window, and saw, and, behold, Isaac was sporting with Rebekah his wife.

9 And Abimelech called Isaac, and said, Behold, of a surety she is thy wife: and how saidst thou, She is my sister? And Isaac said unto him, Because I said, Lest I die for her.

10 And Abimelech said, What is this thou hast done unto us? one of the people might lightly have lien with thy wife, and thou shouldest have brought guilti

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The wells which Isaac digged.

17 ¶ And Isaac departed thence, and pitched his tent in the valley of Gerar, and dwelt there.

18 And Isaac digged again the wells of water, which they had digged in the days of Abraham his father; for the Philistines had stopped them after the death of Abraham: and he called their names after the names by which his father had called them.

Before CHRIST cir. 1804.

7 ch. 21. 31.

19 And Isaac's servants digged in the valley, and found there a well of † springt Heb. living. ing water.

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* ch. 21. 25.

20 And the herdmen of Gerar did strive with Isaac's herdmen, saying, The water is our's: and he called the name of the well || Esek; because they strove with That is, him.

21 And they digged another well, and strove for that also: and he called the name of it || Sitnah.

22 And he removed from thence, and digged another well; and for that they strove not: and he called the name of it || Rehoboth; and he said, For now the LORD hath made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.


23 And he went up from thence to Beer-sheba.


24 And the LORD appeared unto him the same night, and said, I am the God of Abraham thy father: fear not, for dI am with thee, and will bless thee, and multiply thy seed for my servant Abraham's sake.

25 And he builded an altar there, and 'called upon the name of the LORD, and pitched his tent there: and there Isaac's servants digged a well.


|| That is, Hatred.

|| That is, Room.

ch. 17. 6. & 28. 3. & 41. 52.

Exod. 1. 7.

ch. 17. 7.
& 24. 12.
& 28. 13.
Exod. 3. 6.
Acts 7. 32.

c ch. 15. 1.
u ver. 3, 4.

ch. 12. 7. & 13. 18. f Ps. 116. 17.

26 Then Abimelech went to him from from Gerar, and Ahuzzath one of his friends, and Phichol the chief captain of ch. 21. 22. his army.


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h Judg. 11. 7. 1 ver. 16.

27 And Isaac said unto them, Wherefore come ye to me, seeing "ye hate me, and have 'sent me away from you? 28 And they said, † We saw certainly +Heb. Seeing that the LORD was with thee: and we said, Let there be now an oath betwixt us, even betwixt us and thee, and let us make a covenant with thee;


29 That thou wilt do us no hurt, as we have not touched thee, and as we have done unto thee nothing but good, and have sent thee away in peace: thou art now the blessed of the LORD.

30 m And he made them a feast, and they did eat and drink.

31 And they rose up betimes in the

we saw.

* ch. 21. 22,


+ Heb. If thou shall, &c.

1 ch. 24. 31. Ps. 115. 15.

m ch. 19. 3.

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cir. 1760.

ch. 48. 10.

1 Sam. 3. 2.

b Prov. 27. 1. Jam. 4. 14. ⚫ ch. 25.27,28.

+ Heb. hunt.

d ver. 27. ch. 48. 9, 15. & 49. 28. Deut. 33. 1.

• ver. 13.

f ver. 4.

34 And Esau was forty years old when he took to wife Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Bashemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite:


35 Which were † a grief of mind unto Isaac and to Rebekah.


1 Isaac sendeth Esau for venison. 6 Rebekah instructeth Jacob to obtain the blessing. 15 Jacob under the person of Esau obtaineth it. 30 Esau bringeth venison. 33 Isaac trembleth. 34 Esau complaineth, and by importunity obtaineth a blessing. 41 He threateneth Jacob. 42 Rebekah disappointeth it.

Jacob obtaineth the blessing.


10 And thou shalt bring it to thy CHRIST father, that he may eat, and that he cir. 1760. may bless thee before his death.



11 And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man:

6 ver. 4.

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12 My father peradventure will 'feel ver. 22 me, and I shall seem to him as a deceiver; and I shall bring a curse upon me, and not a blessing.

13 And his mother said unto him, Upon me be thy curse, my son: only obey my voice, and go fetch me them.

14 And he went, and fetched, and brought them to his mother: and his mother "made savoury meat, such as his father loved.

* ch. 9. 25. Deut.27.18.

1 ch. 43. 9. 1 Sam.25.24. 2 Sam. 14. 9. Matt. 27. 25.

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15 And Rebekah took +"goodly rai-+ ment of her eldest son Esau, which were with her in the house, and put them upon Jacob her younger son :

16 And she put the skins of the kids of the goats upon his hands, and upon the smooth of his neck:

17 And she gave the savoury meat

AND it came to pass, that when and the bread, which she had prepared,

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3 Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and † take me some venison;

4 And make me savoury meat, such as I love, and bring it to me, that I may eat; that my soul may bless thee before I die.

5 And Rebekah heard when Isaac spake to Esau his son. And Esau went to the field to hunt for venison, and to bring it.

6 ¶ And Rebekah spake unto Jacob her son, saying, Behold, I heard thy father speak unto Esau thy brother, saying,

7 Bring me venison, and make me savoury meat, that I may eat, and bless thee before the LORD before my death. 8 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice according to that which I command thee.

9 Go now to the flock, and fetch me from thence two good kids of the goats; and I will make them 'savoury meat for thy father, such as he loveth:

18 And he came unto his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I; who art thou, my son?

ver. 4, 9.

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19 And Jacob said unto his father, I am Esau thy firstborn; I have done according as thou badest me: arise, I pray thee, sit and eat of my venison, that ver. 4 thy soul may bless me.

20 And Isaac said unto his son, How is it that thou hast found it so quickly, my son? And he said, Because the LORD thy God brought it † to me.

• 4.

+ Heb. before

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21 And Isaac said unto Jacob, Come near, I pray thee, that I'may feel thee, ver. 12. my son, whether thou be my very son Esau or not.

22 And Jacob went near unto Isaac his father; and he felt him, and said, The voice is Jacob's voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau.

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• ch. 25. 26. || That is, A supplanter. f ch. 25. 33.

8 Fulfilled, 2 Sam. 8. 14. ver. 29.

h ver. 28.

|| Or, supported.

1 Hebr. 12. 17.

k ver. 28. Hebr. 11.20.

35 And he said, Thy brother came with subtilty, and hath taken away thy blessing.


36 And he said, Is not he rightly named Jacob? for he hath supplanted me these two times: he took away my birthright; and, behold, now he hath taken away my blessing. And he said, Hast thou not reserved a blessing for me? 37 And Isaac answered and said unto Esau, Behold, I have made him thy lord, and all his brethren have I given to him for servants; and with corn and wine have I sustained him: and what shall I do now unto thee, my son?


38 And Esau said unto his father, Hast thou but one blessing, my father? bless me, even me also, O my father. And Esau lifted up his voice, 'and wept. 39 And Isaac his father answered and said unto him, Behold, thy dwelling


• ch. 50. 3, 4, 10.

P Obad. 10.

42 And these words of Esau her elder son were told to Rebekah: and she sent and called Jacob her younger son, and said unto him, Behold, thy brother Esau, as touching thee, doth comfort himself, Ps. 64, 5. purposing to kill thee.


43 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice; and arise, flee thou to Laban my brother' to Haran;

44 And tarry with him a few days, until thy brother's fury turn away;

45 Until thy brother's anger turn away from thee, and he forget that which thou hast done to him: then I will send, and fetch thee from thence: why should I be deprived also of you both in one day?

46 And Rebekah said to Isaac, I am weary of my life because of the daughters of Heth: if Jacob take a wife of the daughters of Heth, such as these which are of the daughters of the land, what good shall my life do me?


1 Isaac blesseth Jacob, and sendeth him to Padanaram. 6 Esau marrieth Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael. 10 The vision of Jacob's ladder. 18 The stone of Beth-el. 20 Jacob's vow.

AND Isaac called Jacob, and *blessed


him, and charged him, and said unto him, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan.


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2 Arise, go to d Padan-aram, to the Hos. 12. 12. house of Bethuel thy mother's father; and take thee a wife from thence of the daughters of 'Laban thy mother's brother. ch. 24. 29. 3 And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayest be † a multitude of peo-+ ple;


ch. 17. 4, 6.

Heb. an ch. 12. 2.

assembly of people.

4 And give thee the blessing of Abraham, to thee, and to thy seed with thee; that thou mayest inherit the land t'wherein thou art a stranger, which God + Heb. of thy gave unto Abraham.

5 And Isaac sent away Jacob: and he went to Padan-aram unto Laban, son of

sojournings. 1 ch. 17. 8.

The vision of Jacob's ladder.



* ch. 24. 3. & 26. 35.

+ Heb. were evil in the cyes, &c.

cir. 1760.

1 ch. 36. 3, she is called Bashemath.

m ch. 25. 13. Hos. 12. 12.

• Called, Acts 7. 2, Charran.

♪ ch. 41. 1. Job 33. 15.

9 John 1. 51. Hebr. 1. 14.

rch. 35. 1.

& 48. 3.

• ch. 26. 24.

tch. 13. 15. & 35. 12.

ch. 13. 16.

+ Heb. break

ch. 13. 14.
Deut. 12.20.

ch. 12. 3. & 18. 18. & 22. 18. & 26. 4.

▾ See ver. 20, 21. ch. 26.

24. & 31. 3. ch. 48. 16. Ps. 121. 5, 7,8.

9 ch. 35. 6.

b Deut.31.6, 8.

Josh. 1. 5.

1 Kings 8.




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Hebr. 13. 5. 16 And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD is in this place; and I knew it not.

d Exod. 3. 5. Josh. 5. 15.

17 And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! this is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.

18 And Jacob rose up early in the ch. 31. 13,45. morning, and took the stone that he had put for his pillows, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it.

& 35. 14. f Lev. 8. 10, 11, 12.

Numb. 7. 1.



The stone of Beth-el.


19 And he called the name of that place || Beth-el: but the name of that city was called Luz at the first.

Before CHRIST cir. 1760.

Judg. 1. 23, 26. Hos. 4. 15.

house of God.

20h And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will That is, The keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on,




21 So that I come again to my father's house in peace; " then shall the LORD be my God:

22 And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, "shall be God's house: and of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto thee.


1 Jacob cometh to the well of Haran. 9 He taketh acquaintance of Rachel. 13 Laban entertaineth him. 18 Jacob covenanteth for Rachel. 23 He is deceived with Leah. 28 He marrieth also Rachel, and serveth for her seven years more. 32 Leah beareth Reuben, 33 Simeon, 34 Levi, 35 and Judah.


h ch. 31. 13. Judg.11. 30. 2 Sam. 15. 8. I ver. 15.

1 Tim. 6. 8. I Judg. 11. 31. 2 Sam. 19.

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THEN Jacob + went on his journey, He?

and came into the land of the + people of the east.

his feet. Numb. 23. 7.

Hos. 12. 12


2 And he looked, and behold a well in Heb. the field, and, lo, there were three flocks of sheep lying by it; for out of that well they watered the flocks: and a great stone was upon the well's mouth.

3 And thither were all the flocks gathered: and they rolled the stone from the well's mouth, and watered the sheep, and put the stone again upon the well's mouth in his place.

4 And Jacob said unto them, My brethren, whence be ye? And they said, Of Haran are we.

5 And he said unto them, Know ye Laban the son of Nahor? And they said, We know him.

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7 And he said, Lo, t it is yet high day,+ Heb. yet the neither is it time that the cattle should be gathered together: water ye the sheep, and go and feed them.

8 And they said, We cannot, until all the flocks be gathered together, and till they roll the stone from the well's mouth; then we water the sheep.

9 And while he yet spake with them, Rachel came with her father's sheep: for she kept them.

10 And it came to pass, when Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban his

Exod. 2 16.

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