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19 And his father refused, and GEN. XXX:7-8/B. C. 1747 said, I know it, my son, I know it: I 7 And Bilhah Rachel's maid conhe also shall become a people, and ceived again, and bare Jacob a he also shall be great: but truly his second son. younger brother shall be greater 8 And Rachel said, With great than he, and his seed shall become wrestlings have I wrestled with my a multitude of nations.
sister, and I have prevailed: and 20 And he blessed them that day, she called his name Naphtali. saying, In thee shall Israel bless, saying, God make thee as Ephraim GEN. XXV:24-28—B. C. 1838 and as Manasseh: and he set Eph- $ 24 | And when her days to be raim before Manasseh.
delivered were fulfilled,' behold,
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. 30:7-8—Naphtali, That is, My wrestling. That symbolizes God's dealings with Naphtali 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 Naphtali, "He giveth goodly words." &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 home. land in Britain.
GEN. XXI:1-5_B. C. 1897
3 And Abram fell on his face:
and God talked with him, saying, Ulf And the Lord visited Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did
4 As for me, behold, my coveunto 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 5 Neither shall thy name any the set time, of which God had
more be called Abram, but thy spoken to him.
name shall be Abraham; for a 3 And Abraham called the name 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,
for an everlasting covenant, to be And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the Lord ap- after thee.
a God unto thee and to thy seed peared to Abram, and said unto him, I am 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.
8 Short in statue and inclined to be heavy. Blue eyes. Brown hair and inclined to curl. Medium-sized straight nose. Lips closed.