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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

many

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.

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DOMINANT HEART-CHARACTER OF ISSACHAR

AND RESULT

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THE DOMINANT HEART-CHARACTER

OF THE PERSONALITY OF

REUBEN

IN ACTION

AND ALSO GIVING

THE RESULTS OF HIS ACTS

UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF

THE LORD

IN THE LAST DAYS

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The Lord portraying the GENESIS XLIX:3-4/B. C. 1689
HEART-CHARACTER of the
Tribe of Reuben.

* 3 Reuben, thou art my first-
born, my might, and the begin-
ning of my strength, the excel-
lency of dignity, and the excel-
lency of power:

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.

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GENESIS XXIX:15-30%
TEN

B. C. 1753
Theodore Thomas was of the * 15 | And Laban said unto Ja-
Tribe of Reuben.

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

his doings.

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.

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