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19 And his father refused, and GEN. XXIX:34_B. C. 1750 said, I know it, my son, I know it: he also shall become a people, and 1 34 And she conceived again, and he also shall be great: but truly his bare a son; and said, Now this younger brother shall be greater time will my husband be joined than he, and his seed shall become unto me, because I have borne him a multitude of nations.

three sons: therefore was his name

called Levi. 20 And he blessed them that day, saying, In thee shall Israel bless, GEN. XXV:24-28%B. C. 1838 saying, God make thee as Ephraim and as Manasseh: and he set Eph- delivered were fulfilled, behold,

§ 24 || And when her days to be raim before Manasseh.

there were twins in her womb. GEN. XLI:50-52-B. C. 1715

25 And the first came out red, all

over like a hairy garment: and 50 And unto Joseph were born they called his name, Esau. two sons, before the years of fam- 26 And after that came his ine came: which Asenath the brother out, and his hand took daughter of Potipherah priest of hold on Esau's heel; and his name On, bare unto him.

was called Jacob: and Issac was * 51 And Joseph called the name threescore years old, when she bare of the first born Manasseh: for them. God, said he, hath made me forget 27 And the boys grew; and Esau all my toil, and all my father's was a cunning hunter, a man of the house.

field: and Jacob was a plain man, † 52 And the name of the second dwelling in tents. called he Ephraim: for God hath 28 And Isaac loved Esau, becaused me to be fruitful in the land cause he did eat of his venison: but of my affliction.

Rebecca loved Jacob. *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. 29:34—Levi, That is, Joined, That symbolizes God's dealings with Levi which is the result of his acts under the guidance of the Lord in the last days or this shows the result of the acts of Levi as a teacher and minister 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.

GEN. XXI:1-5_B. C. 1897

3 And Abram fell on his face: || 1 | And the Lord visited Sarah and God talked with him, saying, as he had said, and the LORD. did

4 As for me, behold, my covėunto Sarah as he had spoken.

nant is with thee, and thou shalt 2 For Sarah conceived, and bare be a father of many nations. Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time, of which God had 5 Neither shall thy name any spoken to him.

more be called Abram, but thy 3 And Abraham called the name name shall be Abraham; for a of his son, that was born unto him, father of many nations have I whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac. made thee. 4 And Abraham circumcised his

6 And I will make thee exceedson Isaac, being eight days old, as ing fruitful, and I will make naGod had commanded him.

tions of thee, and kings shall come 5 And Abraham was a hundred out of thee. years old, when his son Isaac was born unto him.

7 And I will establish my cove

nant between me and thee and thy GEN. XVII:1-8B. C. 1898 seed after thee in their generations, oi And when Abram was ninety

for an everlasting covenant, to be years old and nine, the LORD ap

a God unto thee and to thy seed

after thee. peared to Abram, and said unto him, I ain the Almighty God; walk

8 And I will give unto thee, and before me, and be thou perfect. to thy seed after thee, the land

2 And I will make my covenant wherein thou art a stranger, all the between me and thee, and will land of Canaan, for an everlasting multiply thee exceedingly. 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.

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9 Levi is physically well formed. Dignified and graceful. Medium in height. High forehead. Blue eyes, light or brown hair.

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