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have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the

air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every 27 creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created

man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male 28 and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God

said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and

we men which are made after the similitude serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, of God. James iii. 9.

and hath been tamed of mankind. James Have dominion.] And the fear of you, and iii. 7. the dread of you, (said God to Noah and his 27 In his own image.] If I say, surely the sons) shall be upon every beast of the earth; darkness shall cover me; even the night shall and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that be light about me. Ps. cxxxix. 11. (Bring moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes my sons from far ;) even every one that is of the sea : into your hand are they delivered. called by my name ; for I have created him for Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat my glory, I have formed him, yea, I have for you, even as the green herb have I given made him. Isa. xliii. 7. For we are his you all things; but flesh with the life thereof, workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat good works. Ephes. ii. 10. Be (ye) renewed Gen. ix. 2, 3, 4. For thou shalt be in league in the spirit of your mind. Ephes. iv. 23. with the stones of the field ; and the beasts of Christ) who is the image of the invisible God, the field shall be at peace with thee (man). the first-born of every creature. Col. i. 15. Job v. 23. What is man, that thou art mind- Let us make man in our image. Gen. i. 26. ful of him? and the son of man that thou Male and female, &c. And the Lord God visitest him ? for thou hast made him a little caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and lower than the angels, and hast crowned him he slept; and he took one of his ribs, and with glory and honour. Thou madest him to closed up the flesh instead thereof. And the have dominion over the works of thy hands. rib which the Lord God had taken from man, Thou hast put all things under his feet: all made he a woman, and brought her unto the sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the man. And Adam said, this is now bone of field. The fowl of the air, and the fish of the my bones, and flesh of my flesh; she shall be sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths called woman, because she was taken out of of the seas. Ps. viii. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. Thou man. Therefore shall a man leave his father makest darkness, and it is night, wherein all and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife, the beasts of the forest do creep forth. The and they shall be one flesh. Gen. ii. 21, 22, young lions roar after their prey, and seek 23, 24. Male and female created he them, their meat from God. The sun ariseth, they and blessed them, and called their name gather themselves together, and lay them Adam, in the day when they were created. down in their dens. Man goeth forth unto Gen. v. 2. And did not he make one, yet his work and to his labour until the evening. had he the residue of the spirit! And O Lord, how manifold are thy works! in wis- wherefore one ? that he might seek a godly dom hast thou made them all, the earth is full seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and of thy riches. Ps. civ. 20, 21, 22, 23, 24. let none deal treacherously against the wife And now have I given all these lands into the of his youth. Mal. ii. 15. He which made hand of Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, them at the beginning, made them male and my servant, and the beasts of the field have I female. Matt. xix. 4. But from the begingiven him also to serve him. Jer. xxvii. 6. ning of the creation, God made them male What is man, that thou art mindful of him, or and female. Mark x. 6. For the man is not the son of man, that thou visitest him? Thou of the woman, but the woman of the man : madest him a little lower than the angels : neither was the man created for the woman, thou crownedst him with glory and honour, but the woman for the man. I Cor. xi. 8, 9. and didst set him over the works of thy hands. 28 God blessed them.] See verse 22. And Thou hast put all things in subjection under Jabez (who was more honourable than his his feet. For in that he put all in subjection brethren) called on the God of Israel, saying, under him, he left nothing that is not put Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed. 1 under him. But now we see not yet all things Chron. iv. 10. For thus saith the Lord that put under him. But we see Jesus who was created the heavens, God himself that formed made a little lower than the angels, for the the earth, and made it; he hath established it, suffering of death, crowned with glory and he created it not in vain, he formed it to be honour : that he, by the grace of God, should inhabited. Isa. xlv. 18. (Some shall depart taste death for every man. Heb. ii. 6, 7, 8. 9. from the faith, having their conscience seared For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of with a hot iron,) forbidding to marry, and

over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. And God said, Behold, I have given you every 29 herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. And to every beast of the earth, and to 30 every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so. And God saw every thing that he had 31 made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the moming were the sixth day.

coana ding to abstain from meats, which their meat in due season. Thou openest thine God hath created to be received with thanks hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living giring of them which believe and know the thing. Ps. exly. 15, 16. (The Lord) which truth. 1 Tim. iv. 3.

executeth judgment for the oppressed, which Mereth, &c.] Let the heaven and earth giveth food to the hungry. Ps. cxlvi. 7. praise him, the seas, and every thing that He giveth to the beast his food, and to the moveth therein. Ps. lxix. 34.

young ravens which cry. Ps. cxlvii. 9. 9 I have given, &c.] The earth is the Bread shall be given "him(the righteous"). Lord's and the fullness thereof, the world and Isa. xxxiii. 16. Give us this day our daily they that dwell therein. Ps. xxiv. 1. The bread. Matt. vi. 1). Therefore I say unto bearen, even the heavens are the Lord's; but you, take no thought for your life, what ye the earth hath he given to the children of shall eat, or what ye shall drink. Is not the men. Ps. cxv. 16. For she (Israel) did not life more than meat ? Behold the fowls of the kros, that I gave her corn, and wine, and air, for they sow not, neither do they reap, oil, and multiplied her silver and gold. Hosea nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly ii. 8. Charge them that are rich in this father feedeth them. Matt. vi. 25, 26. world, that they be not high-minded, nor Nevertheless he left not himself without wittrust in uncertain riches, but in the living ness, in that he did good, and gave us rain God who giveth us richly all things to enjoy. from heaven, and fruitful seasons, filling our I Tim. vi. 17.

hearts with food and gladness. Acts xiv. 17. To you it shall be.] Of every tree of the 30 To every beast.] Their young ones garden thou mayest freely eat. Gen. ii. 16. (the young of the hinds) are in good liking; Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat they grow up with corn. The range of the for you. Gen. ix. 3. He (the Lord) giveth mountains is “his" (the wild ass's) pasture, meat in abundance. Job xxxvi. 31. He caus- and he searcheth after every green thing. Job eth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb xxxix. 4. 8. Surely the mountains bring for the service of man, that he may bring " him” (Behemoth") forth food, where all forth food out of the earth : and wine that the beasts of the field play. Job xl. 20. He maketh glad the heart of man; and oil to giveth to the beast his food, and to the young make his face to shine, and bread which ravens which cry. Ps. cxlvii. 9. strengtheneth man's heart. Ps. civ. 14, 15. 31 Very good, &c.] See verse 10. Out These (the creatures of the deep) wait all upon of the mouth of the Most High proceedeth not thee, (the Lord), that thou mayest give them evil and good ? Lam. iii. 38. Every creature their meat in due season. That thou givest of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if them, they gather: thou openest thine hand, it be received with thanksgiving! 1 Tim. iv. 4. they are filled with good. Ps. civ. 27, 28. He Sixth day.) And on the seventh day God hath given meat unto them that fear him: he ended his work which he had made, and he will ever be mindful of his covenant. Ps. cxi. rested on the seventh day from all his work 5. (O give thanks unto the Lord,) who giveth which he had made. Gen. ii. 2. For in six food to all flesh; for his mercy endureth for days the Lord made heaven and earth, the ever. Ps. cxxxvi. 25. The eyes of all wait sea, and all that in them is, and rested the upon thee, (the Lord), and thou givest them seventh day. Exod. xx. 11.


1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host 2 of them. And on the seventh day God ended his work which he




1 The heavens.] See verse 4. In the be- that man or that woman, and shalt stone them ginning God created the heaven and the earth. with stones. Deut. xvii. 3. He (Manasseh) And God called the dry land earth ; and the worshipped all the host of heaven and served gathering together of the waters called he them, and he built altars for all the host of seas. And God saw that it was good. Gen. heaven in the two courts of the house of the i. 1. 10. For in six days the Lord made Lord. 2 Kings xxi. 3. 5. And all the host of heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them heaven shall be dissolved, and the heavens is, and rested the seventh day; wherefore the shall be rolled together as a scroll, and all their Lord blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed host sball fall down as the leaf falleth off from it. E.cod. xx. 11. It is a sign between me the vine, and as a falling fig from the fig-tree. and the children of Israel for ever; for in six Isa. xxxiv. 4. Lift up your eyes on high and days the Lord made heaven and earth, and behold who hath created these things that on the seventh day he rested, and was re- bringeth out their host by number. He calleth freshed. Exod. xxxi. 17. And Hezekiah them all by names by the greatness of his prayed before the Lord, and said, O Lord might, for that he is strong in power, not one God of Israel, which dwellest between the faileth. Isa. xl. 26. Hast thou not known, cherubims, thou art the God, even thou alone, hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, of all the kingdoms of the earth : thou hast the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, made heaven and earth. 2 Kings xix. 15. fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no Huram (king of Tyre) said moreover, blessed searching of his understanding. Isa. xl. 28. be the Lord God of Israel that made heaven I have made the earth and created man upon and earth. 2 Chron. ii. 12. (O Lord my God) it; I, even my hands, have stretched out the who coverest thyself with light as with a gar- heavens, and all their host have I commanded. ment, who stretchest out the heavens like a Isa. xlv. 12. And they (the Jews) shall spread curtain. Ps. civ. 2. (O give thanks unto them (the bones of kings, &c.) before the sun him who made) the sun to rule by day, for and the moon, and all the host of heaven his mercy endureth for ever. Ps. cxxxvi. 8. whom they have loved, and whom they have Which made heaven and earth, the sea, and served, and after whom they have walked, and all that therein is, which keepeth truth for whom they have sought, and whom they have ever. Ps. cxlvi. 6. Thus saith God the Lord, worshipped. Jer. viii. 2. And suddenly there he that created the heavens, and stretched was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly them out. He that spread forth the earth, host praising God. Luke ii. 13. Then (when and that which cometh out of it. He that he Jews made the golden calf) God turned and giveth breath unto the people upon it, and gave them up to worship the host of heaven. spirit to them that walk therein. Isa. xlii. 5. Acts vii. 42. Mine hand also hath laid the foundation of 2 On the seventh day, &c.] See chap. i. 31. the earth (said God) and my right hand hath Six days thou shalt" do thy work, and on spanned the heavens : when I call unto them the seventh day thou shalt rest. That thine they stand up together. Isa. xlviii. 13. For ox and thine ass may rest, and the son of thy as the heavens are higher than the earth, so handmaid, and the stranger, may be reare my ways higher than your ways, and my freshed. Erod. xxiii. 12. It (the Sabbath) is thoughts than your thoughts. Isa. lv. 9. He a sign between me and the children of Israel, hath made the earth by his power; he hath for ever, for in six days the Lord made heaven established the world by his wisdom, and hath and earth, and on the seventh day he rested stretched out the heavens by his discretion. and was refreshed. Exod. xxxi. 17. But the Jer. x. 12. The portion of Jacob is not like seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy "them" ("the idols") for he is the former of God. In it thou shalt not do any work, thou, all things. Jer. x. 16. For we which have nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy man believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I servant, nor thy maid servant, nor thine on, have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter nor thine ass, nor any of thy cattle, nor thy into my rest, although the works were finished stranger that is within thy gates; that thy from the foundation of the world. Heb. iv. 3. man servant and thy maid servant may rest

The host of them.] See verse 16. (If any as well as thou. Deut. v. 14, 15. If thou man or woman hath wrought wickedness, And turn away thy foot from the Sabbath, from hath gone and served others gods, and wor- doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call shipped them, either the sun or moon or any the Sabbath a delight, the holy of the Lord, of the host of heaven, thou shalt bring forth honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing

had made: and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and 3 sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made: These are the generations of the 4 heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens, And every plant of 5

thine own ways, nor finding thine own plea- xiii. 15. 17. 22. The blessing of the Lord it gure, nor speaking thine own words, then shalt maketh rich. Prov. x. 22. Blessed is the thou delight thyself in the Lord. Isa. Iviii. 13. man that doeth this, and the son of man that My father worketh hitherto and I work. John layeth hold on it, that keepeth the sabbath v. 17. For he spake in a certain place of the from polluting it, and keepeth his hand from seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the doing any evil. Every one that keepeth the seventh day from all his works. Heb. iv. 4. sabbath from polluting it, and taketh hold of

3 Blessed the seventh day.) And it came to my covenant, even them will I bring to my pass that on the sixth day they (the Israelites) holy mountain, and make them joyful in my gathered twice as much bread, two omers for house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and one on. Six days ye shall gather it, but on sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar. the seventh day, which is the sabbath, in it for mine house shall be called an house of there shall be none : so the people rested on prayer for all people. Isa. lvi. 2. 6, 7. Take the seventh day. Exod. xvi. 22. 26. 30. Re- heed to yourselves and bear no burden on the member the sabbath-day to keep it holy: for sabbath day. But if you will not hearken in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, unto me to hallow the sabbath day and not to the sea and all that in them is, and rested the bear a burden even entering in at the gates seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the of Jerusalem on the sabbath day, then will I sabbath day, and hallowed it. Exod. xx. 8. 11. kindle a fire in the gates thereof, and it shall Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, devour the palaces of Jerusalem. Jer. xvii. verily, my sabbaths ye shall keep. Every one 21. 27. Moreover also I gave them my sabthat defileth it shall surely be put to death, for baths to be a sign between me and them, that whosoever doeth any work therein, that soul they might know that I am the Lord that shall be cut off from among his people. It is sanctify them. Ezek. xx. 12. The sabbath 1 sign between me, and the children of Israel was made for man, and not man for the sabfor ever ; for in six days the Lord made heaven bath. Mark ii. 27. And the women at the and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, sepulchre) rested the sabbath day, according and was refreshed. Erod. xxxi. 13, 14. 17. to the commandment. Luke xxiii. 56. Por Six days thou shalt work, but on the seventh he (of the people of God) that is entered into day thou shalt rest. Erod. xxxiv. 21. Six his rest, he also hath ceased from his own days shall work be done, but on the seventh works, as God did from his. Heb. iv. 10. day there shall be to you an holy-day, a sab- 4 The generations, &c.] This is the book bath of rest to the Lord, whosoever doeth of the generations of Adam in the day that work therein shall be put to death. Ye shall God created man. Gen. v. 1. Now these kindle no fire throughout your habitation upon are the generations of the sons of Noah, &c. the sabbath day. Erod. xxxv. 2, 3. Six days Gen. x. 1. These are the generations of Shem, shall work be done, but the seventh day is the &c. Gen. xi. 10. Now these are the generaabbath of rest, an holy convocation. Ye shall tions of Ishmael, &c. Gen. xxv. 12. These do no work therein. It is the sabbath of the are the generations of Isaac. Gen. xxv. 19. Lord, in all your dwellings. Lev. xxiii. 3. Now these are the generations of Esau who is Keep the sabbath day to sanctify it, as the Edom. Gen. xxxvi. 1. 9. And these are the Lord thy God hath commanded thee. Deut. v. names of the sons of Levi, according to their 12. (Thou camést down upon Mount Sinai) generations, &c. Exod. vi. 16. Hath the And madest known unto them thy holy sab- rain a father, or who hath begotten the drops bath. Neh. ix. 14. In those days saw I in of dew? Out of whose womb came the ice ? Judah some treading wine-presses, on the And the hoary frost of heaven who hath gensabbath, and bringing in sheaves, and leading dered it ? Job Xxxviii. 28. Lord, thou hast zsses, as also wine, grapes, and figs, and all been our dwelling-place in all generations. manner of burdens, which they brought into Before the mountains were brought forth, or Jerusalem, on the sabbath day, and I testified ever thou hadst formed the earth and the against them in the day wherein they sold world, even from everlasting to everlasting, victuals: what evil thing is this that ye do thou art God. Ps. xc. 1. 2. and profane the sabbath day? And I com- The Lord God, &c.] The Lord is a man Tanded the Levites that they should cleanse of war, the Lord is his name. Exod. xv. 3. themselves, and that they should come and And when all the people saw it (the falling of keep the gates to sanctify the sabbath. Neh. fire from heaven) they fell on their faces, and

the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew : for the Lord God had not caused it to rain upon 6 the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground. But there

went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the 7 ground. And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground,

and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became

ning an

they said, The Lord he is the God, The Lord upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for he is the God. 1 Kings xviii. 39. O Lord them, by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessGod of our fathers, art not thou God in heaven? ing from God. Heb. vi. 7. and rulest not thou over all the kingdoms of 7 Dust of the ground, &c.] In the sweat the heathen ? and in thine hand is there not of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return power and might ? so that none is able to unto the ground, for out of it wast thou taken: withstand thee? 2 Chron. xx. 6. For who for dust thou art and unto dust shalt thou is God save the Lord? Or who is a rock save return. Therefore the Lord God sent him our God ? Ps. xviii. 31. For thou (O Lord) forth from the garden of Eden, to till the art great and doest wondrous things, thou art ground from whence he was taken. Gen. iii. God alone. Ps. lxxxvi. 10. Thus saith the 19. 23. Behold he put no trust in his servLord the King of Israel, and his Redeemer ants, and his angels he charged with folly. the Lord of hosts, I am the first and I am the How much less in them that dwell in houses last, and besides me there is no God. Isa. of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, which xliv. 6. I am Alpha, and Omega, the begin- are crushed before the moth? Job iv. 18. 19. ning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, “I” also (Elihu," Job's friend) am formed and which was, and which is to come, the out of the clay. Job xxxiii. 6. For he (God) Almighty. Rev. i. 8. We give thee thanks, knoweth our frame, he rememberetb that O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, we are dust. Ps. ciii. 14. All go unto and art to come, because thou hast taken to one place : all are of the dust, and all turn to thee thy great power and hast reigned. Rev. dust again. Eccl. iii. 20. Then shall the xi. 17. And I heard the angel of the waters dust return to the earth, as it was. Eccl. xii. 7. say, Thou art righteous, O Lord, which art, We are the clay, and thou ( God) our potter, and wast, and shalt be, because thou hast and we all are the work of thy hand. Isa. judged thus. Rev. xvi. 5.

Ixiv. 8. Nay but, o man, who art thou, that 5 Every plant, &c.] See chap. i. 12. He repliest against God ? Hath not the potter causeth the grass to grow for the cattle and power over the clay ? Rom. ix. 20, 21. The herb for the service of man, that he may bring first man is of the earth, earthy: the second forth food out of the earth. Ps. civ. 14. man is the Lord from heaven; as is the earthy,

Had not caused, &c.] (I would seek unto such are they also that are earthy. I Cor. xv. God) Who giveth rain upon the earth, and 47, 48. But we have "this treasure" (" the sendeth waters upon the fields. Job v. 10. light of the knowledge of God") in earthen Who hath divided a watercourse for the over- vessels, that the excellency of the power may flowing of waters, or a way for the lightning be of God, and not of us. 2 Cor. iv. 7. Por of thunder. To cause it to rain on the earth we know that if our earthly house of this where no man is ; on the wilderness wherein tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building there is no man, (said God to Job). Job xxxviii. of God, an house not made with hands, eternal 25, 26. Thou visitest the earth and waterest in the heavens. 2 Cor. v. l. it. Thou greatly enrichest it with the River And breathed, &c.] All the while that the of God, which is full of water. Thou pre- Lord hath vexed my soul) my breath is in me parest them corn when thou hast so provided (said Job), and the Spirit of God is in my for it. Thou waterest the ridges thereof nostrils. Job xxvii. 3. The Spirit of God abundantly. Thou settlest the furrows thereof. hath made “me" (said " Elihu"), and the Thou makest it soft with showers. Thou breath of the Almighty hath given me life. blessest the springing thereof. Thou crownest Job xxxiii. 4. He (Christ) breathed on there the year with thy goodness, and thy paths (his disciples) and saith unto them, Receive ve drop fatness. Ps. Ixv. 9, 10, 11. He causeth the Holy Ghost. John xx. 22. He (God) vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth. giveth to all, life and breath and all things. He maketh lightnings for the rain. Ps. cxxxv. Acts xvii. 25. 7. •Are there any among the vanities of the Nostrils, &c.] All (flesh died in the deluge) Gentiles, that can cause rain ? or can the in whose nostrils was the breath of life. Gen. heavens give showers? Jer. xiv. 22. He vii. 22. Who knoweth the spirit of man that (God) maketh his sun to rise on the evil and goeth upward, and the spirit of the beast that on the good, and sendeth raih on the just and goeth downward to the earth? Eccles. iii. 21. on the unjust. Matt. y. 45. The earth Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft nostrils. Isa. ii. 22.

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