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3 and change your garments: And let us arise, and go up to Beth-el;

and I will make there an altar unto God, who answered me in the

the even. Le. xv. 5. But if "he" (" who with a true heart, in full assurance of faith, eateth of that which dieth of itself, or is torn of having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conbeasts") wash them not (wash not his clothes), science, and our bodies washed with pure nor bathe his flesh, then he shall bear his water. He. x. 22. Draw nigh to God, and iniquity. Le. xvii. 16. And ye shall wash he will draw nigh to you: cleanse your hands, your clothes on the seventh day, and ye shall ye sinners, and purify your hearts, ye doublebe clean; and afterward ye shall come into minded. Ja. iv. 8. Wherefore, laying aside the camp. Nu. xxxi. 24. Go and wash in all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and Jordan seven times (said Elisha to Naaman, envies, and all evil-speakings, as new-born by a messenger), and thy flesh shall come babes desire the sincere milk of the word, again unto thee, and thou shalt be clean. that ye may grow thereby. I Pe. ii. 1, 2. Are not Abana, and Pharpar, rivers of Da- “ Others" (" that are sinners”) save with fear, mascus, better than all the waters of Israel ? pulling them out of the fire, hating even the May I not wash in them and be clean? My garment spotted by the flesh. Jude 23. father (said Naaman's servants to him), if the 3 Who answered me, &c.] And he (Jaceb) prophet had bid thee do some great thing, dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the wouldest thou not have done it? How much earth, and the top of it reached to heaven; and rather, then, when he saith unto thee, Wash behold the angels of God ascending and deand be clean? 2 Ki. v. 10. 12, 13. And it scending upon it; and behold, the Lord stood was so, when the days of their(Job's above it, and said, I am the Lord God of sons") feasting were gone about, that Job Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: sent and sanctified them, and rose up early in the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give the morning, and offered burnt-offerings, ac- it, and to thy seed. Ge. xxviii. 12, 13. Then cording to the number of them all. Job i. 5. Jacob was greatly afraid (when he heard of Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and Esau's approach with four hundred men) and cleanse me from my sin. Purge me with distressed, and he divided the people that was hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I with him, and the flocks, and herds, and the shall be whiter than snow. Ps. li. 2. 7. camels, into two bands : and Jacob (having sent Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house all over the brook) was left alone, and there of God, and be more ready to hear than to wrestled a man with him until the breaking of give the sacrifice of fools. Ec. v. 1. Wash the day. Ge. xxxii. 7. 24. God is our refuge and you, make you clean; put away the evil of strength : a very present help in trouble. Ps. your doings from before mine eyes : cease to xlvi. 1. Call upon me in the day of trouble, do evil, learn to do well. Is. i. 16, 17. De- and I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify part ye, depart ye, go ye out from thence, me. Ps. I. 15. I will go into thine house touch no unclean thing; go ye out of the with burnt-offerings : I will pay thee my vows, midst of her; be ye clean that bear the vessels which my lips have uttered, and my mouth of the Lord. Is. lii. 11. Woe unto thee, o hath spoken when I was in trouble. Ps. Lxvi. Jerusalem ; wilt thou not be made clean? 13, 14. He (the godly man) shall call upon When shall it once be ? Je. xiii. 27. Cast me, and I will answer him (said God): I will away from you all your transgressions, where- be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and by ye have transgressed ; and make you a honour him. Ps. xci. 15. Bless the Lord, new heart, and a new spirit; for why will ye Omy soul : and all that is within me, bless his die, O house of Israel? Ez. xviii. 31. Cast holy name: forget not all his benefits, who ye away every man the abomination of his forgiveth all thine iniquities, who healeth all eyes, and defile not yourselves with the idols thy diseases, who redeemeth thy life from of Egypt; I am the Lord your God. Ez. XX. destruction, who crowneth thee with loving7. Then will I sprinkle clean water upon kindness and tender mercies, who satisfieth you, and ye shall be clean : from all your thy mouth with good things, so that thy youth filthiness and from all your idols will I cleanse is renewed like the eagle's. Ps. ciii. 1you. Ex. xxxvi. 25. Jesus saith to “him” They cried unto the Lord in their trouble, (Simon Peter"), He that is washed needeth and he delivered them out of their distresses: not, save to wash his feet, but is clean every oh that men would praise the Lord for dia whit; and ye are clean, but not all: for he goodness, and for his wonderful works to the knew who should betray him, therefore said children of men. Ps. cvii. 6. 8. I love the he, Ye are not all clean. John xiii. 10, 11. Lord, because he hath heard my voice and by Having therefore these promises (" that God supplication : because he hath inclined his ear shall be a father unto us,” &c.), dearly beloved, unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of as I live; O Lord, truly I am thy servant; I the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the am thy servant, and the son of thy handmaid: fear of God. 2 Co. vii. 1. Let us draw near thou hast loosed my bonds; I will pay my

day of my distress, and was with me in the way which I went. And they gave unto Jacob all the strange gods which were in 4 their hand, and all their ear-rings which were in their ears; and Jacob hid them under the oak which was by Shechem. And they 5 journeyed : and the terror of God was upon the cities that were

vows unto the Lord now in the presence of all calf which they had made, and burnt it in the his people. Ps. cxvi. 1, 2. 16. 18. Open to fire, and ground it to powder, and strawed it me the gates of righteousness, that I may go upon the water, and made the children of in to them, and I will praise the Lord; this Israel drink of it. Ex. xxxii. 20. Thus shall gate of the Lord, into which the righteous ye deal with “ them" ("the strange gods), ye shall enter; I will praise thee, for thou hast shall destroy their altars, and break down heard me, and art become my salvation ; the their images, and cut down their groves, and stone which the builders refused, is become the burn their graven images with fire; the graven head stone of the corner. Ps.cxviii. 19–22. For images of their gods shall ye burn with fire: the people shall dwellin Zion at Jerusalem: thou thou shalt not desire the silver or gold that is shalt weep no more : he will be very gracious on them, nor take it unto thee, lest thou be unto thee, at the voice of thy cry; when he snared therein : for it is an abomination unto shall bear it, he will answer thee. Is. xxx. 19. the Lord thy God. De. vii. 5. 25. In that

Was with me in the way.] And Jacob vowed day a man shall cast his idols of silver, and a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and his idols of gold, which they made, each one will keep me in this way that I go, and will for himself to worship, to the moles, and to give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on, the bats. Is. ii. 20. &c.; this stone, which I have set for a pillar, The oak.) So Joshua made a covenant with shall be God's house, &c. Ge. xxviii. 20, 21. the people, and set them a statute, and an And the Lord said unto Jacob, Return unto ordinance, in Shechem; and Joshua wrote the land of thy fathers, and to thy kindred; these words in the book of the law of God, and I will be with thee. Except the God of and took a great stone, and set it up there my father, the God of Abraham, and the fear under an oak, that was by the sanctuary of of Isaac, had been with me, surely “thou" the Lord. Jos. xxiv. 25, 26. And all the (Laban") hadst sent me away now empty. men of Shechem gathered together, and all Ge. xxxi. 3. 42. In all thy ways acknowledge the house of Millo, and went and made Abihim, and he shall direct thy paths. Pr. iii. 6. melech king, by the plain of the pillar that When thou passest through the waters, I will was in Shechem. Ju. ix. 6. be with thee; and through the rivers, they5 The terror of God, &c.] And Jacob said shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest to Simeon and Levi, Ye have troubled me, to through the fire, thou shalt not be burnt; make me to stink among the inhabitants of neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. Is the land ; and I being few in number, they xliii. 2.

shall gather themselves together against me, 4 Ear-rings.) And Aaron said unto "them” and slay me; and I shall be destroyed, I and (" the people of Israel"'), Break off the golden my house. Ge. xxxiv. 30. Then the dukes ear-rings which are in the ears of your wives, of Edom shall be amazed, the mighty men of of your sons, and of your daughters, and bring Moab trembling shall take hold upon them :' them unto me: and he received them at their all the inhabitants of Canaan shall melt away: hand, and (as they had said unto him) fashioned fear and dread shall fall upon them: by the it with a graving tool, after he had made it a greatness of thine arm they shall be as still molten calf: and they said, these be thy gods, as a stone : till thy people pass over, O Lord, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the till the people (of Israel) pass over, which thou land of Egypt. Et. xxxii. 2. 4. And Gideon hast purchased. Ex. xv. 15, 16. I will send said unto "them” (the men of Israel"), I my fear before thee, and will destroy all the would desire a request of you, that ye would people to whom thou shalt come, and I will give me every man the ear-rings of his prey make all thine enemies turn their backs unto (for they had golden ear-rings because they thee. Ex. xxiii. 27. I will cast out the nations were Ishmaelites); and Gideon made an ephod before thee, and enlarge thy borders : neither thereof, and put it in his city, even in Ophrah; shall any man desire thy land, when thou and all Israel went thither a whoring after it: shalt go up to appear before the Lord thy God which thing became a snare to Gideon, and thrice in the year. Ex. xxxiv. 24. There shall his house. Ju. viii. 24. 27. And I will visit no man be able to stand before you, for the npon “her” (Jerusalem") the days of Baalim, Lord your God shall lay the fear of you, and wherein she burned incense to them; and she the dread of you, upon all the land that ye decked herself with her ear-rings and her shall tread upon. De. xi. 25. And “she” jewels, and she went after her lovers, and for- (* Rahab"') said unto the men (sent to view the got me, saith the Lord. Ho. ii. 13.

city of Jericho), I know that the Lord hath Hid them, &c.] And he (Moses) took the given you the land, and that your terror is

round about them, and they did not pursue after the sons of Jacob. 6 So Jacob came to Luz, which is in the land of Canaan, that is, 7 Beth-el, he and all the people that were with him. And he built

there an altar, and called the place El-beth-el : because there God

appeared unto him, when he fled from the face of his brother. 8 But Deborah Rebekah's nurse died, and she was buried beneath

Beth-el under an oak : and the name of it was called Allon9 bachuth. And God appeared unto Jacob again, when he came 10 out of Padan-aram, and blessed him. And God said unto him,

Thy name is Jacob : thy name shall not be called any more Jacob,

fallen upon us, and that all the inhabitants of El-beth-el.] The land whereon thou liest the land faint because of you; and as soon as (said the Lord to Jacob), to thee will I give we heard " these things" (" which ye did to the it: and Jacob called the name of that place kings of the Amorites") our hearts did melt; Beth-el; and this stone, which I have set for neither did there remain any more courage in a pillar, shall be God's house. Ge. xxviii. 13. any man, because of you. Jos. ii. 9. 11. 19. 22. And Moses built an altar, and called When all the kings of the Amorites had heard the name of it Jehovah-nissi. Ex. xvii. 15. that the Lord had dried up the waters of Then Gideon built an altar there (in Ophrah) Jordan from before the children of Israel, unto the Lord, and called it Jehovah-shalom their heart melted : neither was there spirit in Ju. vi. 24. And "it” (the restored city") them any more, because of the children of was round about eighteen thousand measures : Israel. Jos. v. l. And the fear of the Lord and the name of the city from that day shall fell on the people (among whom Saul had sent be, The Lord is there. Ez. xlviii. 35. his oxen, hewed in pieces), and they came out 8 Rebekah's nurse.) And they (Laban and (to follow him and Samuel) with one consent. Bethuel) sent away Rebekah their sister (with 1 Sa. xi. 7. And there was trembling in the Abraham's servant), and her nurse. Ge. xxiv. host (of the Philistines), in the field, and 59. among all the people : the garrison, and the Under an oak.] And they (the valiant men spoilers, they also trembled; and the earth of Jabesh Gilead) took their bones (the bones quaked : so it was a very great trembling. of Saul and his sons), and buried them under 1 Sa. xiv. 15. “ They" ("Asa and the people a tree at Jabesh. 1 Sa. xxxi. 13. that were with him") smote all the cities round Allon-bachuth.] And an angel of the Lord about Gerar ; for the fear of the Lord came came up from Gilgal to Bochim (tehere ke upon them : and they spoiled all the cities. rebuked the people): and they called the name 2 Ch. xiv. 14. And the fear of the Lord fell upon of that place Bochim. Ju. ii. ). 5. all the kingdoms of the lands that were round 9 God appeared, &c.] See chap. xiii. 7; about Jordan, so that they made no war against xvii. 1; xviii. 1; xxvi. 2 ; xxviii. 13 ; xxxi. 3. Jehoshaphat. 2 Ch. xvii. 10. There were 11. 13. and their com. And Jacob went on they in great fear: for God is in the genera- his way, and the angels of God met him. Ge. tion of the righteous. Ps. xiv. 5.

xxxii. 1. See Ge. xxxii. 24. 30. and cour; 6 Luz.] See Ge. xii. 8. And he (Jacob) xxxv. 1. and com. ; xlvi. 2. 3; xlviii. 3, 4. and called the name of that place Beth-el : but the com. The Lord hath appeared of old unto name of that city was called Luz at the first; me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee (Israel) and this stone (said Jacob), which I have set with an everlasting love, therefore with lovingfor a pillar, shall be God's house. Ge. Xxviii. kindness have I drawn thee. Je. xxxi. 3 19. 22. And the house of Joseph, they also“He” (“ Jacob") had power over the angel, went up against Beth-el; and the Lord was and he prevailed: he wept, and made supwith them; and the house of Joseph sent to plication unto him: he found him in Beth-el, descry Beth-el (now the name of the city before and there he spake with us. Ho. xii. 4. The was Luz); and the man (whom the spies spared, God of glory appeared unto our father Abrahaving smote the city with the edge of the ham (said St. Stephen), when he was in Mesword) went into the land of the Hittites, and sopotamia, before he dwelt in Charran de built a city, and called the name thereof Luz: vii. 2. which is the name thereof unto this day. Ju. 10 Thy name shall not be called, &c.] See i. 22, 23. 26.

Ge. xvii. 5. 15; xxxii. 27, 28. and com. And 7 Built there an altar.] See verses l. 3. Elijah took twelve stones, according to the When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not number of the tribes of the sons of Jacobi, to pay it: for he hath no pleasure in fools : pay unto whom the word of the Lord came, saging that which thou hast vowed : better is it that Israel shall be thy name. 1 Ki. xviii. 31. thou shouldest not vow, than that thou shouldest They (Israel) fear not the Lord, neither do vow, and not pay. Ec. v. 4, 5.

they after their statutes, or after their ordi

but Israel shall be thy name : and he called his name Israel. And 11 God said unto him, I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins; And the land which I gave Abraham and 12 Isaac, to thee I will give it, and to thy seed after thee will I give the land. And God went up from him in the place where he 13 talked with him. And Jacob set up a pillar in the place where 14 he talked with him, even a pillar of stone: and he poured a drinkoffering thereon, and he poured oil thereon. And Jacob called 15. the name of the place where God spake with him, Beth-el. And 16 they journeyed from Beth-el; and there was but a little way to come to Ephrath : and Rachel travailed, and she had hard labour.

nances, or after the law and commandment Lord came down to see the city and the which the Lord commanded the children tower, which the children of men builded. of Jacob, whom he named Israel. 2 Ki. Ge. xi, 5. And he left off talking with him, xvii. 34.

and God went up from Abraham. Ge. xvii. 22. 11 God Almighty.) I am the Almighty And the Lord went his way, as soon as he God (said the Lord to Abraham); walk before had left communing with Abraham. Ge. xviii. me, and be thou perfect. Ge. xvii. 1. Is any 33. “Then" (" after consuming the burnt thing too hard for the Lord ? Ge. xviii. 14. offering with fire from heaven'') the angel of And Jacob said unto Joseph, God Almighty the Lord departed out of his (Gideon's) sight. appeared unto me at Luz, in the land of Ju. vi. 21. When the flame went up toward Canaan, and blessed me, and said unto me, heaven from off the altar (on which Manoah Behold, I will make thee fruitful, and will the father of Samson had offered a kid), the multiply thee, and will make of thee a multi- angel of the Lord ascended in the flame of tude of people. Ge. xlviii. 3, 4. I appeared the altar. Ju. xiii. 20. And “their” (" the (saith the Lord) unto Abraham, unto Isaac, disciples") eyes were opened, and they knew and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty: “him” (Jesus”), and he vanished out of but by my name Jehovah was I not known their sight. Lu. xxiv. 31. to them. Ex. vi. 3. And I will be a Father 1 4 Set up a pillar, &c.] And Jacob set unto you, and “ye" (“ true believers") shall a pillar upon her grave: that is the pillar be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord of Rachel unto this day. Ge. xxxv. 20. See Almighty. 2 Co. vi. 18.

chap. xxviii. 18, 19. and com. And Moses A nation and a company, &c.] See chap. built an altar, and called the name of it xii. 2. and com. I will establish my covenant Jehovah-nissi. Ex. xvii. 15. between me and “thee" (" Abraham"), and 15 See chap. xxviii. 19. and com. thy seed after thee in their generations, for 16 A little way.] And he (Elisha) said an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto unto him (Naaman), Go in peace: so he thee, and to thy seed after thee. And I will departed from him a little way. 2 Ki. v. 19. bless “her" ("Sarah"), and give thee a son Ephrath.] And as for me, when I came also of her: and she shall be a mother of from Padan, Rachel died by me in the land of nations; kings of people shall be of her. Ge. Canaan in the way, when yet there was but xvii. 7. 16. God Almighty give thee the a little way to come unto Ephrath: and I blessing of Abraham, to thee, and to thy buried her there in the way of Ephrath; the seed with thee (said Isaac); that “thou" same is Beth-lehem. Ge. xlviii. 7. A certain (" Jacob") mayest inherit the land wherein man of Beth-lehem-judah went to sojourn in thou art a stranger, which God gave unto the country of Moab: and the name of the Abraham. Ge. xxviii. 4. Thou saidst (0 man was Elimelech, and the name of his wife God, said Jacob), I will surely do thee good, Naomi, and the name of his two sons Mahlon and make thy seed as the sand of the sea, and Chilon, Ephrathites of Beth-lehem-judah. which cannot be numbered for multitude. Ru. i. 2. And when Azubah was dead, Caleb Ge. xxxii. 12. Jacob said unto Joseph (God) took unto him Ephrath, which bare him Hur. said unto me, Behold, I will make thee fruitful, 1 Ch. ii. 19. Lo, we heard of it at Ephratah : and I will make of thee a multitude of people. we found "it" ("a place for the Lord') in Ge. xlviii. 4. See Nu. i. and xxvi. Sa. to the fields of the wood. Ps. cxxxii. 6. But 2 Chr. throughout.

thou, Beth-lehem Ephratah, though thou be 12 The land which I gave, &e.) See chap. little among the thousands of Judah, yet out xii. 7; xiii. 14, 15. 17. and com. ; xxvi. 3, 4; of thee shall he come forth unto me that is xxviii. 3—13; xlviii. 4. Jos. vi. and xxvi. to be ruler in Israel, whose goings forth have throughout.

been from of old, from everlasting. Mi. v. 2. 13 God went up from him, &c.] And the Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of

17 And it came to pass, when she was in hard labour, that the mid18 wife said unto her, Fear not; thou shalt bave this son also. And

it came to pass, as her soul was in departing, (for she died) that

she called his name Ben-oni : but his father called him Benjamin. 19 And Rachel died, and was buried in the way to Ephrath, which 20 is Beth-lehem. And Jacob set a pillar upon her grave: that is 21 the pillar of Rachel's grave unto this day. 'And Israel journeyed

Judæa, in the days of Herod the king, there hast provided? Lu. xii. 20. And when Jesus came wise men from the east to Jerusalem had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, (seeking him that was born king of the Jews). into thy hands I commend my spirit: and Mat. ii. 1. When he (Herod) saw that he having said thus he gave up the ghost. Lx. was mocked of the wise men, he sent forth xxl. 46. And they stoned Stephen, calling and slew all the children that were in Beth- upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my lehem. In Rama was there a voice heard, spirit. Ac. vii. 59. lamentation and weeping, and great mourning, Ben-oni.] Jabez was more honourable than Rachel weeping for her children, and would his brethren; and his mother called his name not be comforted, because they are not. Mat. Jabez, saying, Because I bare him with ii. 16. 18.

sorrow. I Ch. iv. 9. 17 Hard labour.] Unto the woman "he" Benjamin.) But Benjamin, Joseph's brother, (“God') said, I will greatly multiply thy Jacob sent not with his brethren; for he said, sorrow, and thy conception : in sorrow thou Lest peradventure mischief befall him. And he shalt bring forth children. Ge. iii. 16. Not- (Jacob) said (to Reuben), My son shall not go withstanding, she shall be saved in child- down with you; for his brother (Joseph) is bearing, if they continue in faith, and charity, dead, and he is left alone : if mischief befall and holiness, with sobriety. I Ti. ii. 15. him by the way in which ye go, then shall

Fear not, &c.] And “she" (" Rachel') ye bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to called “his" name (“ her first son") Joseph, the grave. Ge. xlii. 4. 38. God Almighty and said, The Lord shall add to me another give you mercy before the man, that he san. Ge. XXX. 24. And his (Eli's) daughter may send away your other brother, and in law, Phinehas' wife, was with child, near Benjamin; if be bereaved of my chilto be delivered ; and when she heard the dren, I am bereaved. Ge. xliii. 14. Thy tidings that the ark of God was taken, and servant, my father (said Judah to Josepk) that her father-in-law and her husband were said unto us, Ye know that my wife bare me dead, she bowed herself and travailed, for her two sons, and the one went out from me, and pains came upon her : and she named the I saw him not since: and if ye take this also child Ichabod, saying, The glory is departed from me, ye shall bring down my gray hairs from Israel. I Sa. iv. 19. 21.

with sorrow to the grave. Now therefore, 18 Her soul was in departing.) And when when I come to thy servant, my father, and Rachel saw that she bare Jacob no children, the lad be not with us (seeing that his life is Rachel envied her sister, and said unto Jacob, bound up in the lad's) (Benjamin's) life, he Give me children or else I die. Ge. xxx. 1. will die. Ge. xliv. 27. 31. Let thy hand be And about the time of her death (Phinekas' upon the man of thy right hand, upon the wife, the daughter in law of Eli the priest), the son of man whom thou madest strong for women that stood by her said unto her, Fear thyself. Ps. lxxx. 17. not, for thou hast born a son. But she answered 19 Rachel died.] Rachel died by me in not, neither did she regard it: and she named the land of Canaan in the way (said Jacob ta the child Ichabod, saying, The glory is de- Joseph), when yet there was but a little way parted from Israel, because the ark of God to come unto Ephrath: the same is Bethwas taken, and because of her father in law lehem. Ge. xlviii. 7. and her husband (who were dead). 1 Sa. iv, Ephrath.) (Оf the lot of Zebulun), Kattah, 20, 21. For thou wilt not leave my soul in and Nahallal, and Shimron, and Idalah, and hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One Beth-lehem, &c. Jos. xix. 15. See verse 16. to see corruption. Ps. xvi. 10. Then shall and com. And get thee riches and power: the dust return to the earth, as it was, and do thou worthily in Ephratah (said the people the spirit shall return unto God who gave it. and elders to Boaz), and be famous in BethEc. xii. 7. “They" (" of Jerusalem") say to lehem. Ru. iv. 11. their mothers, Where is corn and wine? When 20 The pillar of Rachel's grave.] See deta they swooned, as the wounded, in the streets 9. 14. When thou (said Samuel to Saxl) of the city, when their soul was poured out art departed from me to day, then thou shalt into their mother's bosom. La. ii. 12. Thou find two men by Rachel's sepulchre in the fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: border of Benjamin at Zelzah, &c. I Sam then whose shall those things be which thou A. 2. And they took Absalom, and cast him

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