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19 And his father refused, and GEN. XXIX:31-32-B. C. 1753 said, I know it, my son, I know it; } 31 | And the Lord saw that he also shall become a people, and Leah was hated, and he opened her he also shall be great: but truly his womb: but Rachel was barren. younger brother shall be greater

32 And Leah conceived, and than he, and his seed shall become bare a son, and she called his name a multitude of nations.

Reuben: for she said, Surely the 20 And he blessed them that day, LORD hath looked upon my afflicsaying, In thee shall Israel bless, tion; now therefore my husband saying, God make thee as Ephraim will love me. and as Manasseh: and he set Ephraim before Manasseh.

GEN. XXV:24-28—B. C. 1838 GEN. XLI:50-52—B. C. 1715 § 24 | And when her days to be

delivered were fulfilled, behold, 50 And unto Joseph were born there were twins in her womb. two sons, before the years of fam- 25 And the first came out red, all ine came: which Asenath the over like a hairy garment: and daughter of Potipherah priest of they called his name, Esau. On, bare unto him.

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

them. † 52 And the name of the second 27 And the boys grew; and Esau called he Ephraim: for God hath was a cunning hunter, a man of the caused me to be fruitful in the land field: and Jacob was a plain man, of my affliction.

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. 29:31-32—Reuben, That is, See a son, That symbolizes God's dealings with Reuben 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 Reuben who is "unstable as water" in 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.

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,

Is 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 15 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

made thee. 3 And Abraham called the name 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

out of thee. son Isaac, being eight days old, as 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. 0 1 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 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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