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the flocks and herds with young are with me: and if men should 14 overdrive them one day, all the flock will die. Let my Lord, I

pray thee, pass over before his servant: and I will lead on softly,

according as the cattle that goeth before me and the children be 15 able to endure, until I come unto my lord unto Seir. And Esau

said, Let me now leave with thee some of the folk that are with

me : And he said, What needeth it? let me find grace in the sight 16 of my lord. So Esau returned that day on his way unto Seir. 17 And Jacob journeyed to Succoth, and built him an house, and

xxii. 5. A righteous man regardeth the life clouds also dropped water. Ju. v. 4. And of his beast; but the tender mercies of the now behold the children of Ammon and Moab wicked are cruel. Pr. xii. 10. He (the and mount Seir, whom thou wouldest not let Messiah) shall feed his flock like a shep- Israel invade, when they came out of the land herd; he shall gather the lambs with his of Egypt, but they turned from them, and dearm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall stroyed them not (behold how they reward us). gently lead those that are with young. Is. xl. 2 Ch. xx. 10. Thus saith the Lord God, Be11. I will feed my flock, and I will cause them cause that Moab and Seir do say, Behold, the to lie down, saith the Lord God. Ez. xxxiv. house of Judah is like unto all the heathen: 15. I will seek that which was lost, and bring therefore I will open the side of Moab. E. again that which was driven away, and will xxv. 8, 9. Son of man, set thy face against bind up that which was broken, and will mount Seir, and prophesy against it, and say strengthen that which was sick ; and I will unto it, Thus saith the Lord God: Behold, o make with them a covenant of peace, and mount Seir, I am against thee, and I will will cause the evil beasts to cease out of the stretch out my hand against thee, and I will land : and they shall dwell safely in the wil make thee most desolate. Ex. xxxv. 2, 3 derness, and sleep in the woods. Ez. xxxiv. 15 Let me find grace, &c.] And Shechem 16. 25. So when they had dined, Jesus saith said unto her (Dinah's) father, and unto her to Simon Peter, Simon son of Jonas, lovest brethren, Let me find grace in your eyes, and thou me more than these? He saith unto him, what ye shall say unto me I will give (as a Yea, Lord, thou knowest that I love thee; he dowry). Ge. xxxiv. 11. And “they" (the saith unto him, Feed my lambs. He saith "people of Egypt") said, Thou (Joseph) hast unto him the second and the third time, Simon saved our lives : let us find grace in the sight son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was of my lord, and we will be Pharaoh's servants. grieved because he said unto him the third Ge. xlvii. 25. Let me find favour in thy time, Lovest thou me? and he said unto him, sight, my lord (said Ruth to Boaz). Rt. II. Lord, thou knowest all things : thou knowest 13. Let the young men find favour in thine that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed eyes (said David by his messengers to Nabal). my sheep. John xxi. 15, 16, 17.

1 Sa. xxv. 8. And Ziba (the servant of Me 14 Be able to endure.] See Is. xl. 11. and phibosheth) said, I humbly beseech thee that Ez. xxxiv. 15, 16. 23. 25. preced. com. And I may find grace in thy (David's) sight, my with many such parables spake he the word lord, O king. 2 Sa. xvi. 4. unto them, as they were able to hear it. Mar. 17 Succoth.) And in the valley (were given by iv. 33. We then that are strong ought to Moses to the children of Gad), Beth-aram, and bear the infirmities of the weak. Ro. xv. 1. Beth-nimrah, and Succoth, and Zapho, &C. I have fed you with milk, and not with meat; Jos. xiii. 27. And he (Gideon) said unto the for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither men of Succoth, Give, I pray you, loaves of yet now are ye able. 1 Co. iii. 2. For though bread unto the people (which they refused) “I(Paul") be free from all men, yet have I And the men of Penuel answered him as the made myself servant unto all, that I might men of Succoth had answered him. And be gain the more: to the weak became I as weak, took the elders of the city, and thorns of the that I might gain the weak: I am made all wilderness, and briers, and with them be things to all men, that I might by all means taught the men of Succoth. Ju. viii. 5. 6. 16. save some. 1 Co. ix. 19. 22.

In the plain of Jordan did the king (Hiran, Unto Seir.] See chap. xxxii. 3. and com. of Tyre,) cast “them" ("the vessels for the Then we turned and took our journey into the house of the Lord"), in the clay-ground be wilderness by the way of the Red sea, as the tween Succoth and Zarthan. 1 Ki. vii. 16. Lord spake unto us (the Israelites): and we God hath spoken in his holiness, I will divide compassed mount Seir many days. De. ii. 2. Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth. Lord, when thou wentest out of Seir, when Ps. Ix. 6. And the children of Israel journeyed thou marchedst out of the field of Edom, the from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundre earth trembled, and the heavens dropped, the thousand on foot that were men, beside chil

made booths for his cattle: therefore the name of the place is called Succoth. And Jacob came to Shalem, a city of Shechem, 18 which is in the land of Canaan, when he came from Padan-aram; and pitched his tent before the city. And he bought a parcel of a 19 field, where he had spread his tent, at the hand of the children of Hamor, Shechem's father, for an hundred pieces of money. And 20 he erected there an altar, and called it El-elohe-Israel.

CHAPTER XXXIV.

AND Dinah the daughter of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob, 1 went out to see the daughters of the land. And when Shechem 2

dren. Er. xii. 37. And they took their bones of Joseph which the children of Israel journey from Succoth, and encamped in Etham, brought up out of Egypt buried they in Shein the edge of the wilderness. Ex. xiii. 20. chem, in a parcel of ground which Jacob

18 Shalem.] And John also was baptizing bought of the sons of Hamor the father of in Enon, near to “ Salem," because there was Shechem, for an hundred pieces of silver ; and much water there. John iii. 23. Then cometh it became the inheritance of the children of "be" (" Jesus") to a city of Samaria, which Joseph. Jos. xxiv. 32. See John iv. 5. and is called “Sychar," near to the parcel of Ac. vii. 16. and verse 18. under Shalem." ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. 20 An altar.] See chap. viii. 20. xii. 7, 8. John iv. 5. And (Jacob and our fathers) were xiii. 8. And Abraham planted a grove in carried over into Sychem, and laid in the se- Beer-sheba, and called there on the name of pulchre that Abraham bought for a sum of the Lord, the everlasting God. Ge. xxi. 33. money of the sons of Emmor, the father of El-elohe-Israel.] And he (the angel) said, Sychem. Ac. vii. 16.

Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Shechem.] And Joshua gathered all the Israel. Ge. xxxii. 28. And "he” (Jacob) tribes of Israel to Shechem, and called for the built there an altar (at Luz, or Beth-el) and elders of Israel, &c. &c. and they presented called the place El-beth-el. Ge. xxxv. 7. themselves before God. Jos. xxiv. 1. And Abimelech, the son of Jerubbaal, went to She- Chap. XXXIV.-1 Dinah, &c.] And afchem unto his mother's brethren, and com- terwards (after having born six sons) she (Leah) muned with them, and with all the family of bare a daughter, and called her name Dinah. the house of his mother's father. Ju. ix. 1. Ge. xxx. 21. See chap. xxxiii. 18, and com. See John iv. 5. and Ac. vii. 16. preced. com. on Padan-aram. under Shalem.

The daughters of the land.] And Esau was Padan-aram.] See chap. xxv. 20. and xxviii. forty years old when he took to wife Judith, 6, 7, and com. And God appeared unto Jacob the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Basheagain, when he came out of Padan-aram. math, the daughter of Elon the Hittite. Ge. Ge. xxxv. 9. These be the sons of Leah, xxvi. 34. And Rebekah said to Isaac, I am which she bare unto Jacob, in Padan-aram, weary of my life because of the daughters of with his daughter Dinah ; all the souls of his Heth. If Jacob take a wife of the daughters sons and his daughters were thirty and three. of Heth, such as these which are of the daughGe. xlvi. 15.

ters of the land, what good shall my life do 19 He bought a parcel of a field.] And the me? Ge. xxvii. 46. Thou shalt not take a field of Ephron, which was in Machpelah, wife of the daughters of Canaan (said Isaac to which was before Mamre; the field and the Jacob). Ge. xxviii. 6. And Leah said, Happy eave which was therein, and all the trees that am I, for the daughters will call me blessed. were in the field, that were in all the borders Ge. xxx. 13. Why gaddest thou about so round about, were made sure. And the field much to change thy way? Thou also shalt and the cave that is therein were made sure be ashamed of Egypt. Je. ii. 36. (The younger unto Abraham, for a possession of a burying- widows) having cast off their first faith, learn place, by the sons of Heth. Ge. xxiii. 17. 20. to be idle, wandering about from house to In the cave that is in the field of Machpelah, house; and not only idle, but tattlers also, and which is before Mamre, in the land of Canaan, busy-bodies, speaking things which they ought which Abraham bought with the field of not. 1 Ti. v. 13. Teach the young women Ephron, the Hittite, for a possession of a to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, &c. burying-place. The purchase of the field and Tit. ii. 5. of the cave that is therein was from the chil- 2 Shechem.] See chap. x. 17. And he dren of Heth. Ge. xlix. 30. 32. And the (Jacob) bought a parcel of a field where he

the son of Hamor the Hivite, prince of the country, saw her, he 3 took her, and lay with her, and defiled her. And his soul clave

unto Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the damsel, and 4 spake kindly unto the damsel. And Shechem spake unto his 5 father Hamor, saying, Get me this damsel to wife. And Jacob heard that he had defiled Dinah his daughter: now his sons were with his cattle in the field: and Jacob held his peace until they

had spread his tent, at the hand of the chil- servants. 2 Sa. xix. 7. And Hezekiah spake dren of Hamor, Shechem's father, for an hun- comfortably unto all the Levites, that taught dred pieces of money. Ge. xxxiii. 19. the good knowledge of the Lord. 2 Ch. x.

Saw her.] The sons of God saw the daugh- 22. Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and ters of men that they were fair, and they took cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, them wives of all which they chose. Ge. vi. 2. that her iniquity is pardoned, for she hath And Joseph was a goodly person and well fa- received at the Lord's hand double for all her voured ; and it came to pass, that his master's sins. Is. xl. 2. Therefore, behold, I will (Potiphar's) wife cast her eyes upon Joseph. allure her (Jerusalem), and bring her into the Ge. xxxix. 6, 7. And Samson went down to wilderness, and speak comfortably unto her. Timnath, and saw a woman in Timnath of Hos. ii. 14. the daughters of the Philistines. Ju. xiv. l. 4 Get me this damsel, &c.] And he (IshAnd it came to pass in an evening-tide, that mael) dwelt in the wilderness of Paran, and David arose from off his bed, and walked upon his mother took him a wife out of the land of the roof of the king's house, and from the roof Egypt. Ge. xxi. 21. And he (Samson) came he saw a woman washing herself, and the up and told his father and his mother, and woman was very beautiful to look upon. said, I have seen a woman in Timnath, of the 2 Sa. xi. 2. I made a covenant with my eyes, daughters of the Philistines; now, therefore, why then should I look upon a maid ? If get her for me to wife. Ju. xiv. 2. And I mine heart have been deceived by a woman, (said Tamar to Amnon), whither shall I cause and if I have laid wait at my neighbour's my shame to go? As for thee, thou shalt be door, then let my wife grind unto another. as one of the fools in Israel. Now, therefore, Job xxxi. 1. 9, 10. He that walketh with I pray thee speak unto the king, for he will wise men shall be wise ; but a companion of not withhold me from thee. 2 Sa. xiii. 13. fools shall be destroyed. Pr. xiii. 20. Who- 5 Now his sons were with his cattle.] And soever looketh on a woman to lust after her he (Jacob) removed that day the he-goats hath committed adultery with her already in that were ringstraked and spotted, and all his heart. Mat. v. 28.

the she-goats that were speckled and spotted, Took her.] And Abimelech king of Gerar and every one that had some white in it, and sent and took Sarah. Ge. xx. 2.

all the brown among the sheep, and gave Defiled her.] And it shall be, if thou have them into the hands of his sons. Ge. III. 35. no delight in her (thy wife, who had been a And Israel said unto Joseph, Do not thy bre: captive), thou shalt not sell her at all for money, thren feed the flock in Shechem! Come and thou shalt not make merchandise of her, be. I will send thee unto them: and he said to cause thou hast humbled her. De. xxi. 14. him, Here am I. And he said to him, Go! If a damsel that is a virgin be betrothed unto pray thee, see whether it be well with thy an husband, and a man find her in the city, brethren, and well with the flocks, and bring and lie with her, then ye shall bring them me word again. Ge. xxxvii. 13, 14. But the both out unto the gate of that city, and ye children of Belial said, How shall this man shall stone them with stones that they die. save us? And they despised " him" ("Saul, If a man find a damsel that is not betrothed, as having gone to seek the asses), and brought and lie with her, and they be found ; then him no presents : but he held his peace. 1 Sa. the man that lay with her shall give unto the X. 27. And Samuel said unto Jesse, Are here damsel's father fifty shekels of silver, and she all thy children? And he said, There me shall be his wife : because he hath humbled maineth yet the youngest, and, behold, he her, he may not put her away all his days. keepeth the sheep. 1 Sa. xvi. Il. But David De. xxii. 23, 24. 28, 29.

went and returned from Saul to feed his fa3 His soul clave unto Dinah, &c.] Ruth ther's sheep at Beth-lehem. I Sa. Ivii. la. clave unto her (her mother-in-law Naomi). And Absalom spake unto his brother Amnon Ru. i. 14. The soul of Jonathan was knit neither good nor bad; for Absalom hated with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved Amnon, because he had forced his sister Tl* him as his own soul. 1 Sa. xviii. 1.

mar. 2 Sa. xiii. 22. Now his elder son Kindly unto the damsel.] Now therefore brother of the prodigal) was in the field, and arise (said Joab to David, mourning for Absa- as he came and drew nigh to the house of lom), go forth, and speak comfortably unto thy heard music and dancing. And he said to

were come. And Hamor the father of Shechem went out unto 6 Jacob to commune with him. And the sons of Jacob came out of 7 the field when they heard it: and the men were grieved, and they were very wroth, because he had wrought folly in Israel in lying with Jacob's daughter; which thing ought not to be done. And 8 Hamor communed with them, saying, The soul of my son Shechem longeth for your daughter: I pray you give her him to wife. And make ye marriages with us, and give your daughters unto us, and

kis father, Lo, these many years do I serve you out of darkness into his marvellous light. thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy í Pe. ii. 9. commandment, and yet thou never gavest to which thing ought not to be done.] Thou me a kid, that I might make merry with my hast done deeds unto me (said Abimelech to friends. Lu. xv. 25. 29.

Abraham), that ought not to be done. Ge. Held his peace.) Then Moses said unto XX. 9. If a soul shall sin through ignorance, Aaron, This is it that the Lord spake, saying, concerning any thing that ought not to be done I will be sanctified in them that come nigh (he shall make the sin offering of ignorance). me, and before all the people I will be glori. And if the whole congregation sin through fied. And Aaron held his peace. Le. x. 3. ignorance, (they shall make a sin offering). I was dumb; I opened not my mouth; be. And if any one of the common people sin cause thou didst it. Ps. xxxix. 9.

through ignorance, concerning things which 7 They were very wroth.] His sons, and ought not to be done, and be guilty; then he his sons' sons with him (Jacob), his daughters, shall bring his offering. Le. iv. 2. 13. 27, 28, and his sons' daughters, and all his seed, Flee fornication ; every sin that a man doeth brought he with him into Egypt. Ge. xlvi. 7. is without the body; but he that committeth Abijah waxed mighty, and married fourteen fornication sinneth against his own body, wives, and begat twenty and two sons, and 1 Co. vi. 18. Neither let us commit fornicasixteen daughters. 2 Ch. xiii. 21.

tion as some of “ them" (" the Iraelites'') Wrought folly, &c.] Now, therefore, if ye committed, and fell in one day three and will obey my voice indeed, and keep my cove- twenty thousand. 1 Co. X. 8. But fornicanant, then ve shall be a peculiar treasure unto tion and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let me above all people : and ye shall be unto me it not be once named among you, as bea kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. cometh saints. Ep. v. 3. Mortify, therefore, Ex. xix. 5, 6. Then they shall bring out the your members which are upon the earth; damsel (who may not have the tokens of virgi- fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, nity) to the door of her father's house, and the evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which men of her city shall stone her with stones is idolatry; put off all these, &c. Col. iii. that she die, because she hath wrought folly in 5. 8. And withal “they” (the younger Israel. De. xxii. 21. And it shall be that he widows") learn to be idle, wandering about that is taken with " the accursed thing" (" the from house to house. I Ti. v. 13. Marspoils of Jericha and Ai") shall be burnt with riage is honourable in all, and the bed unde. fire, he and all that he hath, because he hath filed; but whoremongers and adulterers God wrought folly in Israel. Jos. vii. 15. Now will judge. He. xiii. 4. Out of the same as they (the old man of Gibeah, and the Levite mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing; my twho had married his concubine) were making brethren, these things ought not to be. Ja. their hearts merry, behold the men of the city, iii. 10. certain sons of Belial, beset the house round 8 The soul of my son, &c.] See verse 3. about, and beat at the door, and spake to the Of the nations concerning which the Lord master of the house, the old man, saying, said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall not Bring forth the man that came into thine go in to them, neither shall they come in unto house, that we may know him; the men you : for surely they will turn away your (when he said unto them, Do not so wickedly) heart after their gods : Solomon clave unto would not hearken to him: so the man took these in love. 1 Ki. xi. 2. () God, thou art his concubine, and brought her forth unto my God, early will I seek thee; my soul them. Ju. xix. 22. 25. Holiness becometh thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee. thine house, O Lord, for ever. Ps. xciii. 5. Ps. Ixiii. l. My soul longeth, yea, even And (1) beheld among the simple ones, I dis- fainteth for the courts of the Lord; my heart cerned among the youths a young man void and my flesh crieth out for the living God. of understanding. Pr. vii. 7. But ye are Ps. Ixxxiv. 2. My soul breaketh for the a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an longing that it hath unto thy judgments at all holy nation, a peculiar people ; that ye should times. Ps. cxix. 20. shew forth the praises of him who hath called 9 Make ye marriages, &c.] And the sons

10 take our daughters unto you. And ye shall dwell with us: and

the land shall be before you; dwell and trade ye therein, and get ll you possessions therein. And Shechem said unto her father and

unto her brethren, Let me find grace in your eyes, and what ye 12 shall say unto me I will give. Ask me never so much dowry and

gift, and I will give according as ye shall say unto me: but give

of God saw the daughters of men that they If a man entice a maid that is not betrothed, were fair; and they took them wives of all he shall surely endow her to be his wife. If which they chose. Ge. vi. 2. And Lot went her father utterly refuse to give her unto hin, out and spake unto his sons in law, which he shall pay money according to the dowry of married his daughters, and said, Up, get you virgins. Ex. xxii. 16, 17. If a man find a out of this place (Sodom), &c. Ge. xix. 14. damsel that is a virgin which is not betrothed, Thou shalt not take a wife unto my son (said and lay hold on her, and they be found; then Abraham unto his eldest servant) of the daugh- the man shall give unto the damsel's father ters of the Canaanites. Ge. xxiv. 3. And fifty shekels of silver, and she shall be bis Esau was forty years old when he took to wife; because he hath humbled her, he may wife Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, not put her away all his days. De. xxii. 28. and Bashemath the daughter of Elon the Hit- 29. The king (Saul) desireth not any tite : which were a grief of mind unto Isaac dowry, but an hundred foreskins of the Phiand to Rebekah. Ge. xxvi. 34, 35. Re- listines; and David brought their foreskins bekah said to Isaac, I am weary of my life (of two hundred Philistines whom he slese), because of the daughters of Heth : if Jacob and they gave them in full tale to the king, take a wife of the daughters of Heth, such as that he might be the king's son in law. And these which are of the daughters of the land, Saul gave him Michal his daughter to wife. what good shall my life do me? Ge. xxvii. 1 Sa. xviii. 25. 27. And David sent messen46. Neither shalt thou make marriages with gers to Ish-bosheth, Saul's son, saying, De“them” (the Canaanites "); thy daughter liver me my wife, Michal, which I espoused to thou shalt not give unto his son, nor his me for an hundred foreskins of the Philistines daughter shalt thou take unto thy son. De. 2 Sa. iii. 14. So I (Hosea) bought her (the vii. 3.

adulteress, shewing the desolation of Israel) to 10 And the land shall be, &c.] “ These me for fifteen pieces of silver, and for an men" (" Jacob and his followers") are homer of barley and an half homer of barley, peaceable with "us" (" the Shechemites," said Ho. iii. 2. Hamor and Shechem to their people). There- 13 Deceitfully.) Esau was a cunning hunter, fore let them dwell in the land, and trade a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain mati. therein ; for the land, behold, it is large enough Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles for them; shall not their cattle and every (for his birthright); and he did eat, and beast of their's be our's ? Only let us consent drink, and rose up, and went his way. Thus unto them (to have our males circumcised), and Esau despised his birthright. Ge. IX. 2 they will dwell with us. Ge. xxxiv. 21. 23. 34. And Samson said concerning "them" Is not the whole land before thee? (said (his wife and her father who had deceived Abraham to Lot) separate thyself, I pray him "), Now shall I be more blameless than thee, from me. Ge. xiii. 9. And Abimelech the Philistines, though I do them a dissaid (to Abraham), Behold my land is before pleasure (in sending fores and firebrands mo thee, dwell where it pleaseth thee. Ge. xx. their standing corn, &c.) Ju. xv. 3, 4. And 15. Bring your youngest brother (Benjamin) it came to pass that Absalom had sheep unto me (said Joseph to his brethren); then shearers in Baal-hazor : and As alom 10shall I know that ye are no spies, but that ye vited all the king's (David's) sons. And the are true men; so will I deliver you your king said to Absalom, Nay, my son, let us not “ brother” (Simeon,kept as a pledge), and all now go, lest we be chargeable unto thec. ye shall traffic in the land. Ge. xlii. 34. But Absalom pressed him, that he let Amnon

11 Let me find grace, &c.] See chap. and all the king's sons go with him. Non xviii. 3. xxxiii. 15. and com.

Absalom had commanded his servants, saying, 12 Dowry.) And the servant (of Abraham) Mark ye now, when Amnon's heart is merry brought forth jewels of silver, and jewels of with wine, and when I say unto you, Smi gold, and raiment, and gave them to Rebekah; Amnon; then kill him, fear not. And tur he gave also to her brother and to her mother servants of Absalom did unto Amnon as 48 precious things. Ge. xxiv. 53. “I(Ja- salom had commanded. 2 Sa. xiii. 23 cob") will serve “thee” (Laban") seven But ye are forgers of lies; will ye speak years for Rachel thy younger daughter. Ge. wickedly for God? and talk deceitfully for xxix. 18. I (Jacob) served thee fourteen him? Job xiii. 7. They speak vanity every years for thy two daughters. Ge. xxxi. 41. one with his neighbour : with flattering lupa

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