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ndra hold on Esau's heel; and his name peared to Abram, and said unto erei was called Jacob: and Issac was him, I am the Almighty God; walk
threescore years old, when she bare before me, and be thou perfect. them.
2 And I will make my covenant of
27 And the boys grew; and Esau between me and thee, and will he was a cunning hunter, a man of the multiply thee exceedingly. Ti field: and Jacob was a plain man,
3 And am fell on his face: sute dwelling in tents. * $ 28 And. Isaac loved Esau, be- and God talked with him, saying, th his cause he did eat of his venison: but
4 As for me, behold, my coveRebecca loved Jacob.
nant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of
nations. un GEN. XXI:1-54B. C. 1897
5 Neither shall thy name any sha
|| 1 | And the Lord visited Sarah more be called Abram, but thy
as he had said, and the LORD did name shall be Abraham; for a ha
unto Sarah as he had spoken. father of many nations have I ha
2 For Sarah conceived, and bare made thee. banu
Abraham a son in his old age, at 6 And I will make thee exceedach" the set time, of which God had ing fruitful, and I will make na38 spoken to him.
tions of thee, and kings shall come 3 And Abraham called the name out of thee. to hi
of his son, that was born unto him, Cholo whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac.
7 And I will establish my cove
nant between me and thee and thy 4 And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac, being eight days old, as for an everlasting covenant, to be
seed after thee in their generations, 11 God had commanded him. 5 And Abraham was a hundred
a God unto thee and to thy seed chi
after thee. years old, when his son Isaac was to born unto him.
8 And I will give unto thee, and th GEN. XVII:1-8B. C. 1898
to thy seed after thee, the land
wherein thou art a stranger, all the 011 And when Abram was ninety land of Canaan, for an everlasting
years old and nine, the Lord ap- possession; and I will be their God. ize ||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 on at the idea of being Israel: but when Isaac was born she laughed 2 0 for joy, so we will laugh when Israel is known.
Gen. 17:1-8—Abraham, That is, A multitude of nations. These ted texts are set in reversal as in Levit. 26:42—Then will I remem
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.
THE DOMINANT HEART-CHARACTER
OF THE PERSONALITY OF
AND ALSO GIVING
THE RESULTS OF HIS ACTS
UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF
IN THE LAST DAYS
The Lord portraying the GENESIS XLIX:3-4/B. C. 1689
* 3 Reuben, thou art my first-
4 Unstable as water, thou shalt PE
not excel; because thou wentest up to thy father's bed; then defiledst thou it: he went up to my couch.
B. C. 1753
cob, Because thou art my brother,
shouldest thou therefore serve me DEUT. XXXIII:6B. C. 1451
for nought? tell me, what shall
thy wages be? * 6 Let Reuben live, and not 16 And Laban had two daughdie; and let not his men bé few. ters: the name of the elder was
- From Webber.
*Deut. 33:6; Gen. 49:3-4 and Gen. 29:15-30—“Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel.”
The dominant HEART-CHARACTER of the Personality of Reuben in action.
Prov. 9:10—The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; and the knowledge of the holy is understanding. Jer. 17:9-11-9 | The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? 10 I the Lord search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of
11 As the partridge sitteth on eggs, and hatcheth them not; so he that getteth riches, and not by right, shall leave them in the midst of his days, and at his end shall be a fool.