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sent unto them, and they will habitants of the land, among the dwell with us.

Canaanites and the Perizzites: and

I being few in number, they shall 24 And unto Hamor and unto Shechem his son hearkened all gather themselves together against

me, and siay me; and I shall be that went out of the gate of his city; and every male was circum- destroyed, I and my house. cised, all that went out of the gate 31 And they said, Should he of his city.

deal with our sister as with an

harlot? : 25 | And it came to pass on the third day, when they were sore, that two of the sons of Jacob, GEN. XLVIII:15-20—B. C. 1689 Simeon and Levi, Dinah's brethren, took each man his sword, and 15 And he blessed Joseph, and came upon the city boldly, and said, God, before whom my fathers slew all the males.

Abraham and Isaac did walk, the

God which fed me all my life long 26 And they slew Hamor and

unto this day, Shechem his son with the edge of the sword, and took Dinah out of 16 The Angel which redeemed Shechem's house, and went out. me from all evil, bless the lads; 27 The sons of Jacob came upon them, and the name of my fathers

and let my name be named on the slain, and spoiled the city, be- Abraham and Isaac; and let them cause they had defiled their sister.

grow into a multitude in the midst 28 They took their sheep, and of the earth. their oxen, and their asses, and

17 And when Joseph saw that that which was in the city, and

his father laid his right hand upon that which was in the field,

the head of Ephraim, it displeased 29 And all their wealth, and all him: and he held up his father's their little ones, and their wives hand to remove it from Ephraim's took they captive, and spoiled head unto Manasseh's head. even all that was in the house.

18 And Joseph said unto his 30 And Jacob said to Simeon father, Not so, my father: for this and Levi, Ye have troubled me to is the firstborn; put thy right hand make me to stink among the in-| upon his head.

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19 And his father refused, and caused me to be fruitful in the land said, I know it, my son, I know it: of my

affliction. he also shall become a people, and he also shall be great: but truly his GEN. XXIX:33-B. C. 1753 younger brother shall be greater t 33 And she conceived again, and than he, and his seed shall become bare a son; and said, Because the a multitude of nations.

LORD hath heard that I was hated, .: 20: And he blessed them that day, he hath therefore given me this son saying, In thee shall Israel bless, also: and she called his name saying, God make thee as Ephraim Simeon. and as Manasseh: and he set Eph-GEN. XXV:24-28-B. C. 1838 raim before Manasseh.

$ 24 And when her days to be GEN. XLI:50-52—B. C. 1715

delivered were fulfilled, behold,

there were twins in her womb. 50 And unto Joseph, were born

25 And the first came out red, all two sons, before the years of fam- over like a hairy garment: and which Asenath the they called his name, Esau.

26 And after that came his daughter of Potipherah priest of

brother out, and his hand took On, bare unto him.

hold on Esau's heel; and his name * 51 And Joseph called the name was called Jacob: and Issac was of the first born Manasseh: for threescore years old, when she bare God, said he, hath made me forget them. all my toil, and all my father's

27 And the boys grew; and Esau

was a cunning hunter, a man of the 1:52 And the name of the second field: and Jacob was a plain man, called he Ephraim: for God hath dwelling in tents. *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: 29:33 Simeon, That is, Hearing, That symbolizes God's dealings with Simeon 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 Simeon as a watchman of the House of Israel. Gen. 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.

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28 And Isaac loved Esau, be- 2 And I will make my covenant cause he did eat of his venison: but between me and thee, and will Rebecca loved Jacob.

multiply thee exceedingly.

3 And Abram fell on his face: GEN. XXI:1-5_B. C. 1897

and God talked with him, saying, || 1 | And the Lord visited Sarah 4 As for me, behold, my coveas he had said, and the LORD did nant is with thee, and thou shalt unto Sarah as he had spoken.

be a father of many

nations. 2 For Sarah conceived, and bare 5 Neither shall thy name any Abraham a son in his old age, at more be called Abram, but thy the set time, of which God had name shall be Abraham;, for a spoken to him.

father of many nations have I 3 And Abraham called the name

made thee. of his son, that was born unto him, 6 And I will make thee exceedwhom Sarah bare to him, Isaac.

ing fruitful, and I will make na4 And Abraham circumcised his, tions of thee, and kings shall come son Isaac, being eight days old, as out of thee. God had commanded him.

7 And I will establish my cove5 And Abraham was a hundred nant between me and thee and thy years old, when his son Isaac was seed after thee in their generations, born unto him.

for an everlasting covenant, to be

a God unto thee and to thy seed GEN. XVII: 1-8B. C. 1898

after thee. Liit o1| And when Abram was ninety 8 And I will give unto thee, and years old and nine, the LORD ap-to thy seed after thee, the land peared to Abram, and said unto wherein thou art a stranger, all the him, I am the Almighty God; walk land of Canaan, for an everlasting

before me, and be thou perfect. 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 į at the idea of being Israel: but when Isaac was born she laughed

for joy, so we will laugh when Israel is known. 1

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 remem1

ber 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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