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11 Deliver me, I pray thee, from the hand of my brother, from the
hand of Esau : for I fear him, lest he will come and smite me, and 12 the mother with the children. And thou saidst, I will surely do
thee good, and make thy seed as the sand of the sea, which cannot 13 be numbered for multitude. And he lodged there that same night;
and took of that which came to his hand a present for Esau
strength to strength. Ps. lxxxiv. 7. The should lie; neither the son of man, that he righteous also shall hold on his way.; and he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not that hath clean hands shall be stronger and do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not stronger. Job xvii. 9. The path of the just make it good ? Nu. xxiii. 19. Also the is as the shining light, which shineth more and Strength of Israel will not lie, nor repent : for more unto the perfect day. Pr. iv. 18. he is not a man, that he should repent. Sa.
11 Deliver me.] And they (the Israelites, xv. 29. Heaven and earth shall pass away, said Samuel unto all Israel) cried unto the Lord, but my words shall not pass away. Mat. xxiv. and said, We have sinned, because we have 35. If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful forsaken the Lord, and have served Baalim he cannot deny himself. 2 Ti. ii. 13. Paul, and Ashtaroth: but now deliver us out of the a servant of God, &c. in hope of eternal life, hands of our enemies, and we will serve thee. which God, that cannot lie, promised before 1 Sa. xii. 10. The Lord therefore be judge, the world began, to Titus, mine own son after and judge between me and thee (said David to the common faith. Tit. i. 2. God, willing Saul), and see, and plead my cause, and deliver more abundantly to shew unto the beins of me out of thine hand. 1 Sa. xxiv. 15. Pre promise the immutability of his counsel, conserve me, o God, for in thee do I put my firmed it by an oath. He. vi. 17. trust. Ps. xvi. 1. O keep my soul, and de- I will surely do thee good.] See chap. xxvij. liver me: let me be not be ashamed, for I put my 13. 15. and com. ; xlvi. 3. 4. trust in thee. Ps. xxv. 20. Bow down thine 13 That which came to his hand.] Ask ear to me ; deliver me speedily: be thou my thy young men (said David, by his messengers, strong rock, for an house of defence to save me. to Nabal), and they will shew thee (that te Ps. xxxi. 2. O deliver me from the deceitful hurt them not). Wherefore let the young men and unjust man. Ps. xliii. 1. Deliver me find favour in thine eyes (for we come in from mine enemies, O my God: defend me good day): give, I pray thee, whatsoever from them that rise up against me. Deliver cometh to thine hand unto thy servants, me from the workers of iniquity, and save me and to thy son David. 1 Sa. xxv. 8. from bloody men. Ps. lix. 1, 2. Deliver me A present for Esau.] For he (Jacob) said, from the oppression of man: so will I keep I will appease “ him" ("Esau") with the prethy precepts. Ps. cxix. 134. Attend unto my sent that goeth before me : so went the present cry, for I am brought very low : deliver me over before him. Ge. xxxii. 20, 21 ; xvi. 2 from my persecutors, O God, for they are and com, And Jacob said, Receive my prestronger than I. Ps. cxlii. 6. A brother sent at my hand, &c. Ge. xxxiii. 10. And offended is harder to be won than a strong Joseph was governor over "the land" (of city: and their contentions are like the bars “ Egypt''), and he it was that sold (corn) to all of a castle. Pr. xviii. 19. Our God (said the people of the land : and Joseph's brethren Shadrach, &c.) whom we serve is able to de- came and bowed down themselves before him liver us from the burning fiery furnace, and with their faces to the earth. Ge. xlii. 6. And he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king their father Israel said unto them, If it asst Da. iii. 17. Deliver us from evil : For thine is be so now that I send Benjamin with you); the kingdom, &c. Mat. vi. 13.
take of the best fruits in the land in your The mother, &c.] If a bird's nest be be- vessels, and carry down the man a present, a fore thee in the way in any tree, or on the little balm, and a little honey, spices, and ground, whether they be young ones or eggs, myrrh, nuts, and almonds. And when Joseph and the dam sitting upon the young or upon came home, they brought him the present the eggs, thou shalt not take the dam with which was in their hand into the house, and the young. De. xxii. 6. Shalman spoiled bowed themselves to him to the earth. Ge. Beth-arbel in the day of battle : the mother xliii. 11. 26. And now this blessing which was dashed in pieces upon her children. Ho. thine handmaid hath brought unto my lord, x. 14.
let it even be given unto the young men that 12 Thou saidst.) See chap. xxxii. 6. Re- follow my lord (said Abigail to Darid). I.S. member Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, thy ser- XXV 27. A gift is as a precious stone in the vants (said Moses), to whom thou swarest by eyes of him that hath it: whithersoever it thine own self, and saidst unto them, I will turneth it prospereth. Pr. xvii. 8. A man's multiply your seed as the stars of heaven. gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him E.r. xxxii. 13. God is not a man, that he before great men. Pr. xviii. 16. Many wil
his brother; Two hundred she-goats, and twenty he-goats, two 14 hundred ewes, and twenty rams, Thirty milch camels with their 15 colts, forty kine, and ten bulls, twenty she-asses, and ten foals. And he delivered them into the hand of his servants, every drove 16 by themselves; and said unto his servants, Pass over before me, and put a space betwixt drove and drore. And he commanded 17 the foremost, saying, When Esau my brother meeteth thee, and asketh thee, saying, Whose art thou ? and whither goest thou ? and whose are these before thee? Then thou shalt say, They be 18 thy servant Jacob's; it is a present sent unto my lord Esau : and, behold, also he is behind us. And so commanded he the second, 19 and the third, and all that followed the droves, saying, On this manner shall ye speak unto Esau, when ye find him. And say ye 20 moreover, Behold, thy servant Jacob is behind us. For he said, I will appease him with the present that goeth before me, and afterward I will see his face; peradventure he will accept of me. So 21
entreat the favour of the prince: and every 20 I will appease him, &c.] Take of the man is a friend to him that giveth gifts. Pr. best fruits in the land (said Jacob to his sons) xix. G. A gift in secret pacifieth anger : and in your vessels, and carry down the man á a reward in the bosom strong wrath. Pr. present. Ge. xliii. 11. Now therefore, know ui. 14.
and consider what thou wilt do (said one of the 14 Two hundred she-goats.] See Gen. xxx. young men to Abigail): for evil is determined 43. and xxxi. 9. 16. Thou shalt remember against our master (Nabal), and against all the Lord thy God : for it is he that giveth thee his household : for he (Nabal) is such a son of power to get wealth, that he may establish Belial, that a man cannot speak to him. Then his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers. Abigail made haste, and took two hundred De. viii. 18. There was a man (Nabal) in Maon, loaves, and two bottles of wine, and five sheep whose possessions were in Carmel; and the ready dressed, and five measures of parched man was very great, and he had three thou- corn, and an hundred clusters of raisins, and sand sheep, and a thousand goats. Sa. xxv. two hundred cakes of figs, and laid them on 2 And the Lord said unto Satan, Hast thou asses. And she said unto her servants, Go on considered my servant Job, that there is none before me ; behold, I come after you. And like him in the earth? Job i. 8. The Lord when Abigail saw David, she hasted, and blessed the latter end of Job more than the lighted off the ass, and fell before David on beginning: for he had fourteen thousand sheep, her face, and bowed herself to the ground, and and six thousand camels, and a thousand yoke said, This blessing which thine handmaid of oxen, and a thousand she-asses. Job xlii. hath brought unto my lord, let it even be
given to the young men that follow my lord. 16 A space betwixt, &c.] See verse 20. So David received of her hand that which she And he (Esau) said, What meanest thou by all had brought, &c. 1 Sa. xxv. 17, 18, 19. 23. this drove which I met? and "he" ("Jacob') 27. 35. Therefore take unto you (said the said, These are to find grace in the sight of Lord to Job's friends), and go to my servant my lord. And Esau said, I have enough, my Job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt-offerbrother; keep that thou hast unto thyself. ing ; so Eliphaz the Temanite, and Bildad the Ge. xxxiii. 8, 9. A good man sheweth favour, Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite, went and lendeth ; and will guide his affairs with and did according as the Lord commanded discretion. Ps. cxii. 5. Discretion shall pre- them. Job xlii. 8. 9. He that is slow to serve thee, understanding shall keep thee, anger appeaseth strife, Pr. xv. 18. The Pr. ii. 11. For his God doth instruct him to wrath of a king is as messengers of death ; but discretion, and doth teach him. Is. xxviii. 26. a wise man will pacify it. Pr. xvi. 14. A I send you forth as sheep in the midst of gift in secret pacifieth anger : and a reward in wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and the bosom strong wrath. Pr. xxi. 14. harmless as doves. Mat. x. 16.
Peradventure he will accept, &c.] Ye shall 17 Whose art thou?] And he (Jacob) make images of your emerods, and images of passed over before "them” (“his wives and your mice that mar the land said the priests children"), and bowed himself to the ground, to the Philistines); and ye shall give glory until he came near to his brother. Ge. xxxiii. 3. unto the God of Israel : peradventure he will
18 They be thy servant Jacob's.] See verses lighten his hand from off you, and from off 4, 5. and com.
your gods, and from off your land (if they sent VOL. I.
went the present over before him: and himself lodged that nigbt 22 in the company. And he rose up that night, and took his two
wives, and his two womenservants, and his eleven sons, and passed 23 over the ford Jabbok. And he took them, and sent them over 24 the brook, and sent over that he had. And Jacob was left alone;
and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.
back the ark of God). 1 Sa. vi. 5. And his of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession (Ben-hadad's) servants said unto him, Behold, for the saints according to the will of God. now we have heard that the kings of the house Ro. viii. 26, 27. Now I beseech you, brethren, of Israel are merciful kings: let us (the Syrians), for the Lord Jesus Christ's sake, and for the I pray thee, put sackcloth on our loins, and love of the Spirit, that ye strive together with ropes upon our heads, and go out to the king me in your prayers to God for me : that I may of Israel (Ahab): peradventure he will save come unto you with joy by the will of God thy life. 1 Ki. xx. 31. Who can tell if God Ro. xv. 30. For we wrestle, not against flesh will turn and repent (said the king of Nineveh), and blood, but against principalities, against and turn away from his fierce anger, that we powers, against the rulers of the darkness of perish not ? Jon. iii. 9. The servant of the this world, against spiritual wickedness in high Lord must not strive, &c.; in meekness in- places. Ep. vi. 12. Take the helmet of sal. structing those that oppose themselves; if God vation, &c. ; praying always with all prayer peradventure will give them repentance, to the and supplication in the spirit, and watching acknowledging of the truth. 2 Ti. ii. 25. thereunto with all perseverance and supplica
Of me.] Him (Job) will I accept: the Lord tion for all saints. Ep. vi. 18. For I would also accepted Job. Job xlii. 8, 9. He will not that ye knew what great conflict I have for regard any ransom; neither will he rest con- you, and for them at Laodicea, and for as tent, though thou givest many gifts. Pr. vi. 35. many as have not seen my face in the flesh.
22 His two wives.] And Jacob said (to Col. ii. 1. Epaphras, who is one of you, a Laban), Give me my wife, for my days are servant of Christ, saluteth you, always labourfulfilled, that I may go in unto her; and he ing fervently for you in prayers, that ye may (Laban) gave him Rachel his daughter to wife stand perfect and complete in all the will of also. And Laban gave unto his daughter Leah God. Cor. iv. 12. So also Christ glorified Zilpah his maid for an handmaid; and Laban not himself to be made an high priest, who in gave to Rachel his daughter, Bilhah his hand- the days of his flesh, when he had offered up maid to be her maid. Ge. xxix. 21. 24. 28, 29. prayers and supplications with strong crying See chap. xxx. 1. 24; xxxv. 18. 22. 26. and and tears unto him that was able to save him com. If any provide not for his own, and from death, and was heard in that he feared. specially for those of his own house, he hath He. v. 7. denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel. A man.) And he (the angel) said, Thy 1 Ti. v. 8.
name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: Jabbok.] Only unto the land of the chil- for as a prince hast thou power with God and dren of Ammon thou (Israel) camest not, nor with men, and hast prevailed. And Jacob to any place of the river Jabbok. De. ii. 37. called the name of the place Peniel; for I And unto the Reubenites and unto the Gad- have seen God face to face. Ge. xxxii. 28. 30. ites I gave from Gilead even to the river The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, Arnon half the valley, and the border even bless “the lads" (" Ephraim and Manasse" unto the river Jabbok, which is the border of said Jacob). Ge. xlviii. 16. And a man shall the children of Ammon. De. iii. 16.
be as an hiding-place from the wind, and a 24 Wrestled, &c.] And Rachel said, With covert from the tempest; as rivers of water in great wrestlings have I wrestled with my a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in sister, and I have prevailed; and she called a weary land. Is. xxxii. 2. He (Jacob) took “ his" (“ Bilhah's child's") name Naphtali. his brother by the heel in the womb, and by Ge. xxx. 8. Strive to enter in at the strait his strength he had power with God; yea, he gate : for many, I say unto you, will seek to had power over the angel, and prevailed; he enter in, and shall not be able. Lu. xiji. 24. wept and made supplication unto him; he And (Jesus) being in an agony, he prayed found him in Beth-el, and there he spake more earnestly; and his sweat was as it were with us, even the Lord God of hosts; the Lord great drops of blood falling down to the is his memorial. Ho. xii. 3, 4, 5. The first ground. Lu. xxii. 44. Likewise also the Spirit man is of the earth, earthy; the second man helpeth our infirmities, for we know not what is the Lord from heaven. 1 Co. XF. 47. we should pray for as we ought; but the Spirit Breaking of the day.) And Moses stretched itself maketh intercession for us with groan- forth his hand over the sea, and the sea reings which cannot be uttered ; and he that turned to his strength when the morning apsearcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind peared. Ex. xiv. 27. Until the day break,
And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched 25 the hollow of his thigh ; and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him. And he said, Let me go, for 26 the day breaketh : And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou
and the shadows flee away, turn, my beloved, Touched the hollow, &c.] Therefore the and be thou like a roe, or a young hart, upon children of Israel eat not of the sinew which the mountains of Bether. Ca. ii. 17.
shrank, which is upon the hollow of the thigh, 25 That he prevailed not against him.) Haste unto this day, because “he" (" the angel") thee (said the angel to Lot), escape thither; touched the hollow of Jacob's thigh in the for I cannot do any thing till thou be come sinew that shrank. Ge. xxxii. 32. And in “thither" (" to Zoar"). Ge. xix. 22. And my prosperity I said, I shall never be moved. Moses said unto the Lord, Then the Egyptians Lord, by thy favour thou hast made my shall hear it (that God would smite the Israelites mountain to stand strong. Thou didst hide and disinherit them); (for thou broughtest up thy face, and I was troubled. Ps. xxx. 6, 7. this people in thy might from among them ;) Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptand they will tell it to the inhabitants of this ation ; the spirit indeed is willing, but the land : for they have heard that thou, Lord, flesh is weak. And“ he" "Jesus") left them" art seen face to face, and that thy cloud stand- (“his disciples"), and went away again, and eth over them; and that thou goest before prayed the third time. (O my Father, if this them by day time in a pillar of a cloud, and cup may not pass away from me, except I drink in a pillar of fire by night. Nu. xiv. 13, 14. it, thy will be done?) Mat. xxvi. 41. 44. Fear not, thou worm Jacob, and “ye men of And lest I (said Paul) should be exalted above Israel" (“the men of thy war"); I will help measure, through the abundance of the revethee, saith the Lord, and thy Redeemer, the lations, there was given to me a thorn in the Holy One of Israel. Is. xli. 14. Thus saith flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, and his lest I should be exalted above measure. For Maker, Ask me of things to come concerning this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it my sons; and concerning the work of my might depart from me. And he said unto hands command ye me. Is. xlv. 11. He me, My grace is sufficient for thee; for my (Jacob) took his brother by the heel in the strength is made perfect in weakness. Most womb; and by his strength he had power gladly, therefore, will I rather glory in my with God; yea, he had power over the angel, infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest and prevailed; he wept and made supplica- upon me. 2 Co. xii. 7-9. tion unto him; he found him in Beth-el, and 26 Let me go. Now, therefore, let me there he spake with us. Ho. xii. 3, 4. But alone (saith the Lord), that my wrath may he (Jesus) answered her (the woman of Canaan wax hot against "them" (" the worshippers of whose daughter was grievously vexed with a the molten calf”), and that I may consume devil) not a word. And his disciples came them. Ex. xxxii. 10. Let me alone that I and besought him, saying, Send her away, for may destroy “them” (“the rebellious Israelshe crieth after us. But he answered and ites”), and blot out their name from under said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of heaven, and I will make of "thee" (" Moses") the house of Israel. Then came she and wor- a nation mightier and greater than they. shipped him, saying, Lord, help me. But he De. ix. 14. Thine head upon thee (the church answered and said, It is not meet to take the of Christ) is like Carmel ; and the hair of thine children's bread, and to cast it to dogs; and head like purple. The king is held in the she said, Truth Lord ; yet the dogs eat of the galleries. Ca. vii. 5. Thus saith the Lord, crumbs which fall from their master's table. the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker, Ask Then Jesus answered and said unto her, o me of things to come, concerning my sons ; woman, great is thy faith. Be it unto thee and concerning the work of my hands comeven as thou wilt. And her daughter was mand ye me. Is. xlv. 11. There is none made whole from that very hour. Mat. xv. that calleth upon thy name, that stirreth up 23—28. Which of you (said Jesus) shall himself to take hold of thee ; for thou hast hid have a friend, and shall go unto him at mid- thy face from us, and hast consumed us benight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three cause of our iniquities. Is. Ixiv. 7. And they loaves ? And he from within shall answer and drew nigh unto the village whither they went, say, Trouble me not; I cannot rise and give and he made as though he would have gone thee. I say unto you, Though he will not rise further ; but they constrained him, saying, and give him, because he is his friend, yet Abide with us, for it is toward evening, and because of his importunity he will rise and the day is far spent; and he went in to tarry give him as many as he needeth. And I say with them. Lu. xxiv. 28, 29. unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; I will not let thee go.] It was but a little seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be that I (the church) passed from them (the opened unto you. Lu. xi. 5. 7, 8, 9.
watchmen of the city), but I found him (Christ)
27 bless me. And he said unto him, What is thy name? And he 28 said, Jacob. And he said, Thy name shall be called no more
Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and 29 with men, and hast prevailed. And Jacob asked him, and said,
whom my soul loveth ; I held him, and would And he (David) sent by the hand of Nathan not let him go, until I had brought him into the prophet, and he called his Solomon's) my mother's house, and into the chamber of name Jedidiah, because of the Lord. 2 Sa. her who conceived me. -Ca. iii. 4. Yea, he xii. 25. Unto this day “they" ("the Israel. (Jacob) had power over the angel, and pre- ites") do after the former manners: they fear vailed; he wept and made supplication unto not the Lord, neither do they after their stahim; he found him in Beth-el, and there he tutes, or after their ordinances, or after the spake unto us. Hos. xii. 4. Men ought law and commandment which the Lord comalways to pray, and not to faint. Shall not manded the children of “Jacob," whom he God avenge his own elect, which cry day and named “Israel." 2 Ki. xvii. 34. And the night unto him, though he bear long with them? Gentiles shall see “thy" (" Zion's") righteLu. xviii. 1. 7. Nay, in all these things we ousness, and all kings thy glory; and thou are more than conquerors, through him that shalt be called by a new name, which the loved us. Ro. viii. 37. Therefore, my be- mouth of the Lord shall name. Thou shalt loved brethren, be ye stedfast, immoveable, no more be termed “ Forsaken," neither shall always abounding in the work of the Lord; thy land any more be termed " Desolate," but forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not thou shalt be called “Hephzi-bah," and the in vain in the Lord. I Co. xv. 58. For “this land “ Beulah ;" for the Lord delighteth in thing" (“ Paul's thorn in the flesh") I besought thee, and thy land shall be married. Is. lxii. the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me; 2. 4. And “ye" (" the wicked of Israel") but he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for shall leave your name for a curse unto my thee. 2 Co. xii. 8, 9. So Christ glorified not chosen, for the Lord God shall slay thee, and himself, &c. who, in the days of his flesh, call his servants by another name. Is. Ixv. 15. when he had offered up prayers and suppli- And "he" (" Andrew'') brought "him" ("Sications, with strong crying and tears, unto mon") to Jesus ; and when Jesus beheld him, him that was able to save him from death, and he said, Thou art Simon the son of Jona; was heard in that he feared; though he thou shalt be called Cephas, which is, by inwere a Son, yet learned he obedience by the terpretation, A stone. John i. 42. He that things which he suffered. He. v. 7, 8. hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith
Thou bless me. And Jabez (who was more unto the churches : To him that overcometh honourable than his brethren) called on the will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest will give him a white stone, and in the stone bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and a new name written, which no man knoweth that thine hand might be with me, and that saving he that receiveth it. Re. ii. 17. thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may Power with God. See verse 24. He (Janot grieve me! And God granted him that cob) took his brother (Esau) by the heel in which he requested. 1 Ch. iv. 10. God be the womb, and by his strength he had power merciful unto us, and bless us. God, even our with God; yea, he had power over the angel, own God, shall bless us. God shall bless us, and prevailed; he wept and made supplication and all the ends of the earth shall fear him. unto him ; he found him in Beth-el, and there Ps. lxvii. 1. 6, 7. The Lord hath been mind- he spake with us. Even the Lord God of ful of us : he will bless us ; he will bless the hosts; the Lord is his memorial. Has. Bila house of Israel; he will bless the house of 3, 4, 5. Aaron ; He will bless them that fear the Lord, With men.) And Jacob said (to Esau), Sell both small and great. Ps. cxy. 12, 13. me, this day, thy birthright. Ge. XIV. 31. 27 See verse 29.
And Isaac trembled very exceedingly, and said, 28 Thy name, &c.] Neither shall thy name Who? where is he that hath taken renison, be called any more Abram ; but thy name and brought it me, and I have eaten of all shall be Abraham. And as for Sarai thy before « thou" (" Esau") camest, and have wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but blessed him? And he said, Is not he righty Sarah shall her name be. Ge. xvii. 5. 15 named Jacob? for he hath supplanted me these And he (Jacob) erected there (at Shalem, a two times : he took away my birthright; and, city of Shechem,) an altar, and called it El- behold, now he hath taken away my blessing. elohe-Israel. Ge. xxxii. 20. And God said Ge. xxvii. 33. 36. And God came to Laban, unto him (Jacob) (hen he came out of Padan- the Syrian, in a dream by night, and said unto aram), Thy name is Jacob; thy name shall him, Take heed that thou speak not to Jacob not be called any more Jacob; but Israel shall either good or bad. And Jacob was wrol: be thy name. Ge. xxxv. 10. Moses called and chode with Laban; and Jacob answered Oshea, the son of Nun, Jehoshua. Nu. xiii. 16, and said to Laban, What is my trespass? what