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19 And his father refused, and GEN. XXXV:16-18%B. C. 1729 said, I know it, my son, I know it: 1 16 And they journeyed from he also shall become a people, and Bethel; and there was still some he also shall be great: but truly his way to come to Ephrath: younger brother shall be greater Rachel travailed, and she had hard than he, and his seed shall become labour. a multitude of nations.
17 And it came to pass, when she 20 And he blessed them that day, was in hard labour, that the midsaying, In thee shall Israel bless, wife said unto her, Fear not; thou saying, God make thee as Ephraim shalt have this son also. and as Manasseh: and he set Eph-18 And it came to pass, as her soul raim before Manasseh.
was in departing (for she died),
that she called his name Benoni: GEN. XLI:50-52—B. C. 1715
but his father called him Benja50 And unto Joseph were born min. two sons, before the years of fam- GEN. XXV:24-28%B. C. 1838 ine came: which Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of delivered were fulfilled,
to be On, bare unto him.
were fulfilled, behold,
there were twins in her womb. * 51 And Joseph called the name 25 And the first came out red, all of the first born Manasseh: for over like a hairy garment: and God, said he, hath made me forget they called his name, Esau. all my toil, and all my father's 26 And after that came his house.
brother out, and his hand took † 52 And the name of the second hold on Esau’s heel; and his name called he Ephraim: for God hath was called Jacob: and Issac was caused me to be fruitful in the land threescore years old, when she bare of my affliction.
them. *Gen. 41:50-51-Manasseh, That is, Forgetting by begetting the Twelve Tribes of Manasseh. +Gen. 41:52—Ephraim, That is, Fruitful, by crossing and being crossed by each of the Twelve Tribes of Jacob. &Gen. 35:16-18—Benjamin, That is, The son of the right hand, That symbolizes God's dealings with Benjamin which is the result of his acts unders the guidance of the Lord in the last days or this shows the result of the acts of Benjamin as a loyal member of the House of Israel. SGen. 25:24-28-Jacob, That is, Supplanter. Jacob supplanted Esau twice. First by marrying in his own kin (the most powerful of the earth) and second by the conquest of Esau's homeland in Britain.
27 And the boys grew; and Esau him, I am the Almighty God; walk was a cunning hunter, a man of the before me, and be thou perfect. field: and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents.
2 And I will make my covenant 28 And Isaac loved Esau, be-between me and thee, and will cause he did eat of his venison: but multiply thee exceedingly. Rebecca loved Jacob.
3 And Abram fell on his face:
and God talked with him, saying, GEN. XXI:1-5_B. C. 1897
4 As for me, behold, my cove|| 1 And the Lord visited Sarah nant is with thee, and thou shalt as he had said, and the Lord did
be a father of many
nations. unto Sarah as he had spoken.
5 Neither shall thy name any 2 For Sarah conceived, and bare more be called , Abram, but thy Abraham a son in his old age, at name shall be Abraham; for a the set time, of which God had father of many nations have i
made thee. spoken to him. 3 And Abraham called the name
6 And I will make thee exceedof his son, that was born unto him, ing fruitful, and I will make nawhom Sarah bare to him, Isaac.
tions of thee, and kings shall come
out of thee. 4 And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac, being eight days old, as
7 And I will establish my coveGod had commanded him.
nant between me and thee and thy 5 And Abraham was a hundred seed after thee in their generations, years old, when his son Isaac was
for an everlasting covenant, to be born unto him.
a God unto thee and to thy seed
after thee. GEN. XVII:1-8—B. C. 1898
8 And I will give unto thee, and
to thy seed after thee, the land 0 1 And when Abram was ninety wherein thou art a stranger, all the years old and nine, the LORD ap- land of Canaan, for an everlasting peared to Abram, and said unto possession; and I will be their God. Gen. 21:1-5—Isaac, That is, Laughter. As Sarah laughed at the thought of becoming a mother in her old age, so we laugh at the idea of being Israel: but when Isaac was born she laughed for joy, so we will laugh when Israel is known. Gen. 17:1-8—Abraham, That is, A multitude of nations. These texts are set in reversal as in Levit. 26:42—Then will I remember my covenant with Jacob, and also my covenant with Isaac, and also my covenant with Abraham will I remember; and I will remember the land.
8 Benjamin is tall and well built. Blue eyes, light or brown hair. Narrow through the temples. Strong features. Many are left-handed.