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God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive. Now therefore fear ye not: I will nourish you, 21 and your little ones. And he comforted them, and spake kindly unto them. And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he, and his father's 22 house : and Joseph lived an hundred and ten years. And Joseph 23 saw Ephraim's children of the third generation : the children . also of Machir the son of Manasseh were brought up upon
therefore, and let us slay him, and cast him that love God, to them who are the called acinto some pit; and we will say, Some evil cording to his purpose. Ro. viii. 28. beast hath devoured him: and we shall see 21 I will nourish you.] Thou shalt dwell what will become of his dreams. Ge. xxxvii. in the land of Goshen (said Joseph to his bre4. 18, 19, 20. Every day they wrest my thren), and thou shalt be near unto me, thou words: all their thoughts are against me for and thy children, and thy children's children, evil. Ps. lvi. 5.
and thy flocks, and thy herds, and all that God meant it unto good.] Be not grieved, thou hast: and there will I nourish thee, &c. nor angry with yourselves (said Joseph to his Ge. xlv. 10, 11. And Joseph nourished his brethren), that ye sold me hither: for God did father and his brethren, and all his father's send me before you, to preserve life : for these houshold with bread, according to their fatwo years hath the famine been in the land; milies. Ge. xlvii. 12. Love your enemies, and yet there are five years, in the which bless them that curse you, do good to them there shall neither be earing nor harvest. that hate you, and pray for them which deAnd God sent me before you, to preserve you spitefully use you, and persecute you. Mat. a posterity in the earth, and to save your lives v. 44. For if ye forgive men their trespasses, by a great deliverance: so now it was not you your heavenly Father will also forgive you. that sent me hither, but God; and he hath Mat. vi. 14. Be not overcome of evil, but made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all overcome evil with good : therefore, if thine his house, and ruler throughout all the land enemy hunger, feed him: if he thirst, give of Egypt. Ge. xlv. 5–8. Surely the wrath him drink : for in so doing thou shalt heap of man shall praise thee : the remainder of coals of fire on his head. Ro. xii. 20, 21. wrath shalt thou restrain. Ps. lxxvi. 10. He See that none render evil for evil unto any (the Lord) called for a famine upon the land man; but ever follow that which is good, both (of Egypt): he broke the whole staff of bread : among yourselves, and to all men. 1 Th. v. he sent a man before them, even Joseph, who 15. Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for was sold for a servant. Ps. cv. 16, 17. It is railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing good for me that I have been afflicted: that I that ve are thereunto called, that ve mav might learn thy statutes. Ps. cxix. 71. I (the inherit a blessing. 1 Pe. iii. 9. Lord) will send him (the Assyrian) against an Kindly unto them.) And his (Shechem's) hypocritical nation; to tread them down like soul clave unto Dinah the daughter of Jacob, the mire of the streets. Howbeit he meaneth and he loved the damsel, and spake kindly not so, neither doth his heart think so; but it unto the damsel. Ge. xxxiv. 3. Speak ye is in his heart to destroy and cut off nations comfortably to Jerusalem, &c. Is. xl. 2. not a few. Is. x. 6, 7. Ye men of Israel 2 3 The children also of Machir, &c.] He (said Peter); (Jesus of Nazareth) Him, being also (i. e. Manasseh), shall become a people, delivered by the determinate counsel and fore- and he also shall be great (said Jacob). Ge. knowledge of God, ye have taken, and by xlviii. 19. His eyes shall be red with wine, wicked hands have crucified and slain. Ac. and his teeth white with milk. Ge. xlix. 12. ii. 22, 23. Ye men of Israel (continued Peter), And Moses gave unto them, even to the chilwhy marvel ye at “this?" (“ the healing of the dren of Gad, and to the children of Reuben, lame man"). The God of Abraham, and of and unto the half tribe of Manasseh the son Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, of Joseph, the kingdom of Sihon king of the hath glorified his Son Jesus; whom ye de- Amorites, and the kingdom of Og king of livered up, and denied him in the presence of Bashan, the land with the cities thereof in the Pilate, when he was determined to let him go: coasts, even the cities of the country round but ye denied the Holy One, and the Just, about. And the children of Machir the son of and desired a murderer to be granted unto Manasseh went to Gilead, and took it, and you, and killed the Prince of life, whom God dispossessed the Amorite which was in it. hath raised from the dead : whereof we are wit- N4. xxxii. 33. 39. There was also a lot for nesses. Unto you first God, having raised up the tribe of Manasseh (for he was the firsthis Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in born of Joseph); to wit, for Machir the firstturning away every one of you from his born of Manasseh, the father of Gilead : beiniquities. Ac. iii. 12-15. 26. We know cause he was a man of war, therefore he had that all things work together for good to them Gilead and Bashan. Jos. xvii. I. After this
24 Joseph's knees. And Joseph said unto his brethren, I die: and
God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land unto the 25 land which he sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob. And
Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying, God will
(when his blessings were doubled) lived Job unto the land of the Canaanites, and the Hitan hundred and forty years, and saw his sons, tites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and his sons' sons, even four generations, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, unto a land Job xlii. 16. Yea, thou (that fearest the flowing with milk and honey. Ex. ii. 16, 17, Lord) shalt see thy children's children, and Sware to Abraham, &c.] The Lord appeace upon Israel. Ps. cxxviii. 6.
peared unto Abraham and said, Unto thy Joseph's knees.] And she (Rachel) said seed will I give this land, and there builded (unto Jacob), Behold my maid Bilhah ; go in he an altar unto the Lord who appeared unto unto her, and she shall bear upon my knees, him. Ge. xii. 7. All the land which thou that I also may have children by her. Ge. seest (said God to Abram), to thee will I give xxx, 3.
it, and to thy seed for ever. And I will make thy 24 I die.] See verse 5. Dust thou art, seed as the dust of the earth, so that if a man and unto dust shalt thou return. Ge. iii. 19. can number the dust of the earth, then sball I know that thou wilt bring me to death, and thy seed also be numbered. Arise, walk to the house appointed for all living. Job through the land in the length of it, and in the XXX. 23. Man goeth to his long home, and breadth of it, for I will give it unto thee. Ge. the mourners go about the streets. Then xiii. 15—17. I am the Lord that brought shall the dust return to the earth as it was; thee out of Ur of the Chaldees to give thee and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it. this land (of Canaan) to inherit it. The Lord Ec. xii. 5. 7. As by one man sin entered made a covenant with Abraham, saying, Unto into the world, and death by sin, and so death thy seed have I given this land, from the river of passed upon all men, for that all have sinned. Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates. Ro. v. 12. It is appointed unto men once to Ge. xv. 7. 18. Sojourn in this land and I will die, but after this the judgment. He. ix. 27. be with thee (said God to Isaac), and will
Visit you. The Lord visited Sarah as he bless thee; for unto thee and unto thy seed had said, and the Lord did unto Sarah as he I will give all these countries, and I will perhad spoken. Ge. xxi. 1. When they (the form the oath which I sware unto Abraham people) heard that the Lord had visited the thy father. Ge. xxvi. 3. Behold, the Lord children of Israel, and that he had looked stood above it (the ladder in Jacob's vision), upon their affliction, then they bowed their and said, I am the Lord God of Abraham thy heads and worshipped. Ex. iv. 31.
father, and the God of Isaac; the land whereon You out of this land.] That nation whom thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy they (Israel) shall serve will I judge: and after- seed. Ge. xxviii. 13. The land which I ward shall they come out with great substance. gave Abraham and Isaac (said God to Jacob), And thou (Abraham) shalt go to thy fathers in to thee I will give it, and to thy seed after peace, thou shalt be buried in a good old age. thee will I give the land. Ge. xxxv. 12 1 But in the fourth generation they shall come will go down with thee into Egypt, and I will hither again; for the iniquity of the Amorites also surely bring thee up again. Ge. xlvi. 4. is not yet full. Ge. xv. 14–16. Sojourn in And the Lord said unto Moses, Depart, and this land (said the Lord to Isaac), and I will go up hence, thou and the people which thou be with thee, and will bless thee, for unto hast brought up out of the land of Egypt, thee and unto thy seed I will give all these unto the land which I sware unto Abraham, countries. Ge. xxvi. 3. The land which I to Isaac, and to Jacob, saying, Unto thy gave Abraham and Isaac, to thee (Jacob) I seed will I give it. Ex. xxxiii. 1. Surely will give it, and to thy seed after thee will I none of the men that came up out of Egypt, give the land. Ge. xxxv. 12. I will go from twenty years old and upward, shall see down with thee (Jacob) into Egypt, and I will the land which I sware unto Abraham, unto also surely bring thee up again : and Joseph Isaac, and unto Jacob, because they have not shall put his hand upon thine eyes. Ge. xlvi. wholly followed me. Nu. xxxii. Il. Behold, 4. Israel said unto Joseph, Behold I die; I have set the land before you, go in and posbut God shall be with you, and bring you sess the land, which the Lord sware unto again unto the land of your fathers. Ge. your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to xlviii. 21. Go and gather the elders of Israel give unto them, and to their seed after them. together, and say unto them, The Lord God De. i. 8. It shall be, when the Lord thy God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, shall have brought thee into the land which he and of Jacob, appeared unto me, saying, I have sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, surely visited you, and seen that which is and to Jacob; then beware lest thou forget done to you in Egypt. And I have said, I the Lord. De. vi. 10. will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt 25 Took an oath.] See verse 5. and cori
surely visit you, and ye shall carry up my bones from hence. So 26 Joseph died, being an hundred and ten years old: and they em- . balmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.
And ye shall carry up.] With a strong departing of the children of Israel, and gave hand hath the Lord brought thee out of commandment concerning his bones. He. xi. 22. Egypt (said Moses to the people of Israel). 26 Being an hundred and ten, &c.] See Er. xiii. 9. The bones of Joseph which the verse 22. Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The days children of Israel brought up out of Egypt of the years of my pilgrimage are an hundred buried they in Shechem, in a parcel of ground and thirty years : few and evil have the days which Jacob bought of the sons of Hamor, of the years of my life been, and have not the father of Shechem, for an hundred pieces attained unto the days of the years of the life of silver, and it became the inheritance of the of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimage. children of Joseph. Jos. xxiv. 32. Jacob And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt sevenwent down into Egypt and died, he and our teen years : so the whole age of Jacob was an fathers, and were carried over into Sychem, hundred and forty and seven years. Ge. xlvii. and laid in the sepulchre that Abraham bought 9. 28. Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of for a sum of money of the sons of Emmor the the Lord, died, being an hundred and ten years father of Sychem. Ac. vii. 15, 16. By faith old. Jos. xxiv. 29. Joseph, when he died, made mention of the They embalmed him.] See verse 2, 3.
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