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21 come unto thee, to keep them alive. And take thou unto thee of

all food that is eaten, and thou shalt gather it to thee; and it shall 22 be for food for thee, and for them. Thus did Noah ; according to

all that God commanded him, so did he.

CHAPTER VII.

1 AND the Lord said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into

the ark: for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.

21 Au food that is eaten, &c.] See chap. i. of God, overcometh the world, even our faith. 29, 30. Who provideth for the raven his food ? 1 John v. 3, 4. when his young ones cry unto God, they wander for lack of meat. Job xxxviii. 41. Surely CHAP. VII.-1 Come thou, &c.] See verse the mountains bring “ him" (" Behemoth") 7. 13. He shall deliver thee in six troubles ; forth food. Job xl. 20. O Lord, thou pre- yea, in seven, there shall no evil touch thee, servest man and beast. Ps. xxxvi. 6. “ These" and thou shalt know that thy tabernacle (“creatures") wait all upon thee, that thou shall be in peace; and thou shalt visit thy mayest give them their meat in due season; habitation, and shall not "sin" (or “run into that thou givest them they gather; thou openest sin"). Job v. 19. 24. He that dwelleth in thine hand, they are filled with good. Ps. the secret place of the Most High, shall abide civ. 27, 28. “ Who" (the Lord) giveth food under the shadow of the Almighty. Ps. xci. to all flesh, for his mercy endureth for ever. 1. In the fear of the Lord is strong conPs. cxxxvi. 25. Thou openest thine hand fidence, and his children shall have a place of and satisfieth the desire of every living thing. refuge. Prov. xiv. 26. The name of the Lord Ps. cxlv. 16. He giveth to the beast his food, is a strong tower, the righteous runneth into and to the young ravens which cry. Ps. cxlvii. it, and “is safe" (or “is set aloft''). Pror. 9. Behold the fowls of the air, for they sow xviii. 10. Come, my people, enter thou into not, neither do they reap, nor gather into thy chambers; hide thyself, as it were, for a barns, yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. little moment, until the indignation be overMatt. vi. 26.

past ; for, behold, the Lord cometh out of his 22 According to all, &c.] And Noah did place to punish the inhabitants of the earth according unto all that the Lord commanded for their iniquity. Isa, xxvi. 20, 21. Go him. Gen. vii. 5. 9. 16. And Abraham took through the midst of the city, through the Ishmael his son, and all that were born in his midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the house, and circumcised the flesh of their fore- foreheads of the men that sigh, and that cry skin, in the self-same day, as God had said for all the abominations that be done in the unto him. Gen. xvii. 23. “ Thus" did Moses midst thereof; come not near any man upon (" in rearing the tabernacle") according to all whom is the mark. Ezek. ix. 4. 8. Seek ye that the Lord commanded him, so did he. the Lord, all ye meek of the earth, which have Exod. xl. 16. 19. 21. 23, &c. What thing wrought his judgment, seek righteousness, soever I command you, observe to do; thou seek meekness; it may be, ye shall be hid in shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it. the day of the Lord's anger. Zepk. ii. 3. But Deut. xii. 32. Every one that heareth these as the days of Noe were, so shall also the sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be coming of the Son of man be ; and (they) likened unto a foolish man, which built his knew not until the flood came and took them house upon the sand ; whosoever heareth these all away, so shall also the coming of the Son sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken of man be. Matt. xxiv. 37. 39. As it was in him unto a wise man which built his house the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days upon a rock. Matt. vii. 26. 24. His (Jesus') of the Son of man. Luke xvii. 26. For the mother saith unto the servant (at the marriage promise is unto you, and to your children, and in Cana of Galilee), whatsoever he saith unto to all that are afar off, even as many as the you, do it. John ii. 5. Ye are my friends, if Lord our God shall call. Acts ii. 39. See ye do whatsoever I command you. John xv. Heb. xi. 7; 1 Pet. iii. 20. and 2 Pet. ii. 5. 14. By faith Abraham, when he was called to above, verse 13, 14, &c. go out into a place which he should after Thee have I seen, &c.] See chap. vi. 9. He receive for an inheritance, obeyed, and he (the Lord) keepeth back his (man's) soul from went out not knowing whither he went. Heb. the pit, and his life from perishing by the xi. 8. For this is the love of God, that we sword; he is chastened also with pain upon his

his commandments: and his command, bed. Job xxxiii. 18, 19. Blessings are upon

me not grievous, for whatsoever is born the head of the just ; the memory of the just is

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Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and 2 his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female. Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the 3 female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth. For yet 4 seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth. And Noah did accord. 5 ing unto all that the Lord commanded him. And Noah was 6

blessed, but the name of the wicked shall rot; Gen. xxix. 27, 28. He (God) looketh to the he that walketh uprightly, walketh surely. ends of the earth, and seeth under the whole Proc. I. 6. 7. 9. Righteousness delivereth heaven, to make the weight for the winds, and from death; the righteous is delivered out of he weigheth the waters by measure. Job trouble. Prov. xi. 4. 8. Say ye to the righte- xxviii. 24, 25. For he maketh small the drops Os that it shall be well with him, for they of water; they pour down rain according to the shall eat the fruit of their doings ; woe unto vapour thereof; with clouds he covereth the the wicked, it shall be ill with him, for the light, and commandeth it not to shine by the reward of his hands shall be “ given him" (or cloud that cometh betwixt. Job xxxvi. 27. 32.

done to him"). Isa. ii. 10, 11. (Do all Also by watering he wearieth the thick cloud. ikings without murmurings and disputings) that He scattereth his bright cloud, and it is turned ye may be blameless and“ harmless” (or round about by his counsels, that they may do * sincere"), the sons of God, without rebuke, whatsoever he commandeth them upon the in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, face of the world in the earth. Job xxxvii. 11, anong whom " ye shine as lights" (or “ shine 12. And also I have withholden the rain from se as lights") in the world ; holding forth the you, when there were yet three months to the word of life, that I may rejoice in the day of harvest; and I caused it to rain upon one Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither city, and caused it not to rain upon another laboured in vain. Philip. ii. 15, 16. The city; one piece was rained upon, and the piece Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of whereupon it rained not, withered. Amos iv. 7. temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto Forty days, &c.] And the rain was upon the day of judgment to be punished. 2 Pet. the earth forty days and forty nights; and the ii. 9.

flood was forty days upon the earth. Gen. vii. 2 Clean beast, &c.] See verse 8; chap. vi. 12. 17. 18. 21. And Noah builded an altar unto the And every living substance, &c.] And ali Lord, and took of every clean beast, and of flesh died that moved upon the earth; and every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings every living substance was destroyed, which on the altar. Gen. viji. 20. These are the was upon the face of the ground. Gen. vii. beasts which ye shall eat, among all the beasts 21 28. See chap. vi. 17. that are on the earth, whatsoever parteth the Destroy, &c.] See verses 21. 23. chap. vi. hoof, and is cloven-footed, and cheweth the 7. 13. 17. Yet now if thou wilt forgive their cud; whatsoever hath fins and scales in the sin (said Moses unto the Lord), and if not, blot Waters, in the seas, and in the rivers, them me, I pray thee, out of thy book, which thou shall ye eat. Lev. xi. 2, 3. 9. Ye shall not hast written. And the Lord said unto Moses, eat of any thing that dieth of itself. Deut. whosoever hath sinned against me, him will I xiv. 21. What God hath cleansed, that call blot out of my book. Exod. xxxii. 32, 33. mot thou common (saith the voice of God to Hast thou marked the old way which wicked Peter). Acts ». 15.

men have trodden? Which were cut down Not elean, &c.] (See) that ye may put dif out of time. Job xxii. 15, 16. Let them be ference between holy and unholy, and between blotted out of the book of the living, and not unclean and clean. Lev. X. 10. And they be written with the righteous. Ps. Ixix. 28. shall teach my people the difference between He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed the holy and profane, and cause them to dis- in white raiment, and I will not blot out his cern between the unclean and the clean. Ezek. name out of the book of life. Rev. iïi. 5. xliv. 23.

5 All that the Lord, &c.] See chap. vi. 22. 4 Yet seven days, &c.] See verse 10; chap. Thus was all the work of the tabernacle of the ii. 5; vi. 3. And he stayed yet other seven tent of the congregation finished, and the chil. dars, and again he sent forth the dove out of dren of Israel did according to all that the the ark, &c. Gen. viii. 10. 12. Fulfil her Lord God commanded Moses, so did they. (Leah's) week, and we will give thee this also Exod. xxxix. 32, &c. Then shall I not be for the service which thou (Jacob) shalt serve ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy with me (Laban) yet seven other years, and commandments (said David). Ps. cxix. 6. Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week; and he And Jesus answering said unto“ him" (" John gave him Rachel his daughter to wife also. the Baptist") suffer it to be so now, for thus it

six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth. 7 And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons'

wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood. 8 Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are not clean, and of fowls, and 9 of every thing that creepeth upon the earth, There went in two

and two unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God 10 had commanded Noah. And it came to pass after seven days, 11 that the waters of the flood were upon the earth. In the six hun

dredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great

becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Matt. earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, ji. 15. My mother and my brethren are and fowls of the air. Acts x. 12. There is these which hear the word of God, and do it. neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond Luke viii. 21. But, as my Father hath taught nor free, there is neither male nor female, for me, I speak these things. And he that sent ye are all one in Christ Jesus. Gal. iii. 28. me is with me. The Father hath not left me Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, ciralone (said Christ), for I do always those cumcision nor uncircumcision, barbarian, Scythings that please him. John viii. 28, 29. If thian, bond nor free, but Christ is all, and in ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do all. Col. iii. 11. them. John xiii. 17. And being found in 10 Waters of the flood, &c.] See verses 4. fashion as a man, he (Jesus) humbled himself, 17. 20. chap. vi. 17. Hast thou marked the and became obedient unto death, even the old way which wicked men have trodden, death of the cross. Phil. ii. 8. Though he whose foundation was overflown with a flood ? were a son, yet learned he obedience by the Job xxii. 16. things which he suffered. Heb. v. 8.

11 All the fountains, &c.] See chap. i. 7. 6 Six hundred, &c.] See Gen. v. 32. And vi. 17. The fountains also of the deep, and it came to pass, in the six hundredth and first the windows of heaven were stopped, and the year, in the first month, the first day of the rain from heaven was restrained. Gen. viii, 2. month, the waters were dried up from off the The flood breaketh out from the inhabitants, earth. Gen. viii. 13.

even the waters forgotten of the foot : they are 7 And Noah went in, &c.] See verse 1. 13. dried up; they are gone away from men. 15. chap. vi. 18. A prudent man foreseeth the Job xxviii. 4. Who shut up the sea with evil, and hideth himself. Prov. xxii. 3. For doors, when it brake forth as if it had issued as in the days that were before the flood, they out of the womb, and said, hitherto shalt thou were eating and drinking, marrying and giving come, but no further, and here shall thy proud in marriage, until the day that Noe entered waves be stayed ? Job xxxviii. 8. 11. He into the ark. Matt. xxiv. 38. and Luke xvii. gathereth the waters of the sea together. He 27. We have fled for refuge to lay hold upon (the Lord) layeth up the depth in storehouses. the hope set before us. Heb. vi. 18. Noe Ps. xxxiii. 7. Thou didst cleave the fountain prepared an ark to the saving of his house. and the flood. Ps. lxxiv. 15. Before the Ileb. xi, 7. When once the long-suffering of mountains were settled, was I (wisdom) bronght God waited in the days of Noe, while the ark forth. When he (the Lord) established the was a preparing. 1 Pet. iii. 20. (God) saved clouds above ; when he strengthened the founNoe, the eighth person, a preacher of righteous- tains of the deep; when he gave to the sea ness. 2 Pet. ll. 5.

his decree, that the waters should not pass his 9 Went in two and two, &c.] And they commandment. Prov. viii. 28, 29. The earth that went in, went in male and female of all is utterly broken down, the earth is clean disflesh. Gen. vii. 16. See Gen, ii. 19. The solved, the earth is moved exceedingly. Isa. wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard xxiv. 19. Fear ye not me ? saith the Lord ; shall lie down with the kid ; and the call and will ye not tremble at my presence, who have the young lion, and the fatling, together; and placed the sand for the bound of the sea, by a a little child shall lead them. And the cow perpetual decree, that it cannot pass, and and the bear shall feed; their young ones though the waves thereof toss themselves, yet shall lie down together. Isa. xi. 6, 7. The can they not prevail; though they roar, yet wolf and the lamb shall feed together. Isa. can they not pass over it. Jer. v. 22. When Ixv. 25. Yea, the stork in the heaven know- he (the Lord) uttereth his voice, there is a eth her appointed times; and the turtle, and multitude of waters in the heavens; and he the crane, and the swallow, observe the time causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of their coming. Jer. viii. 7. “Wherein" of the earth : he maketh lightnings with rain. ("* in the sheet let down from heaven to Peter") Jer. li. 16. When I shall bring up the deep were all manner of four-footed beasts of the upon “ thee" (" Jerusalem"), and great waters

deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. And 12 the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights. In the 13 self same day entered Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah's wife, and the three wives of his sons with them, into the ark; They, and every beast after his kind, and 14 all the cattle after their kind, and every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind, and every fowl after his " kind, every bird of every sort. And they went in unto Noah into 15 the ark, two and two of all flesh, wherein is the breath of life. And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as 16 God had commanded him: and the Lord shut him in. And the 17 flood was forty days upon the earth ; and the waters increased, and bare up the ark, and it was lift up above the earth. And the 18 waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters. And the waters pre- 19 vailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered. Fifteen cubits upward 20 did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered. And 21 all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of

shall cover thee, I will make thee a terror. came into the sea after“ them" (the Israelites), Exek. xxvi. 19-21. And“ it" (" the land and the waters were a wall unto them on their of Israel) shall rise up wholly like a flood, right hand and on their left. Exod. xiv. 28. and shall be drowned, as by the flood of Egypt. Which (wicked men) were cut down out of It is he that calleth for the waters of the sea, time, whose foundation was overflown with a and poureth them out upon the face of the flood. Job xxii. 16. Let not the water-flood earth. Amos ix. 5, 6. Matt. xxiv. 38. For overflow me, neither let the deep swallow me when they shall say, peace and safety; then up. Ps. Ixix. 15. sudden destruction cometh upon them, and . And the ark went, &c.] There go the ships. they shall not escape. Thess. v. 3.

Ps. civ. 26. 12 Forty days, &c.] See verses 4. 17. And 19 And all the high hills, &c.] Behold he Moses was in the mount (Horeb) forty days withholdeth the waters, and they dry up; also and forty nights. Exod. xxiv. 18. When I he sendeth them out, and they overturn the (Moses) was gone up into the mount to receive earth. Job xii. 15. Therefore will not we the tables of stone, then I abode in the mount fear, though the earth be removed, and though forty days, and forty nights. And I fell down the mountains be carried into the midst of the before the Lord, as at the first, forty days, and sea ; though the waters thereof roar and be forty nights. Deut. ix. 9. 18. And I stayed troubled ; though the mountains shake with in the mount, according to the first time, forty the swelling thereof. Ps. xlvi. 2. 3. Thou days, and forty nights. Deut. x. 10. And coveredst "it" (" the earth") with the deep, he (Elijah) arose and did eat and drink, and as with a garment. The waters stood above went, in the strength of that meat, forty days, the mountains. Thou hast set a bound, that and forty nights, unto Horeb, the mount of they may not pass over ; that they turn not God. 1 Kings xix. 8. And when he (Jesus) again to cover the earth. Ps. civ. 6. 9. Truly had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was in vain is salvation hoped for from the hills, afterward an hungred. Matt. iv. 2.

and from the multitude of mountains ; truly 13 Entered, &c.] See verses 1. 7. 9. chap. in the Lord our God is the salvation of Israel. vi. 18. and commentary.

Jer. iii. 23. The world, that then was, being Shem and Ham, &c.] See chap. v. 32. overflowed with water, perished. 2 Pet. iii. 6. and vi. 10. The sons of Noah, that went forth 20 See verse 19. of the ark, were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth; 21 All flesh died.] See verse 4. and chap. and Ham is the father of Canaan. Gen. ix. vi. 6, 7. 13. 17. Hast thou marked the old 18.

way which wicked men have trodden ; which 15 See chap. vi. 19, 20.

said unto God, depart from us ; and what can 16 See verses 2, 3.

the Almighty do for them? Job xxii. 15. 17. 17 See verses 4. 12.

Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth, 18 Waters prevailed, &c.] And the waters and they that dwell therein are desolate. The returned and covered the chariots, and the earth is utterly broken down; the earth is horsemen, and all the host of Pharaoh, that clean dissolved, and the foundations of the

cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon 22 the earth, and every man: All in whose nostrils was the breath of 23 life, of all that was in the dry land, died. And every living sub

stance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the

heaven : and they were destroyed from the earth : and Noah only 24 remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark. And the

waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty days.

CHAPTER VIII. 1 And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the

earth do shake. Isa. xxiv. 6. 19. For my dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High, people is foolish, they have not known me. shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty ; They are wise to do evil, but to do good they because thou hast made the Lord, which is my have no knowledge ; (therefore, the whole land refuge, even the Most High, thy habitation; shall be desolate. Jer. iv. 22. 27. Pull them there shall no evil befal thee, neither shall any out like sheep for the slaughter, and prepare plague come nigh thy dwelling. Ps. xci. 1.9. them for the day of slaughter. How long 10. Righteousness delivereth from death. shall the land mourn and the herbs of every Prov. xi. 4. Though Noah, Daniel, and Job were field wither for the wickedness of them that in "it" (the land that sinneth), as I live, saith dwell therein? The beasts are consumed and the Lord God, they shall deliver neither son the birds, Jer. xii. 3, 4. Therefore shall the nor daughter; they shall but deliver their own land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein souls by their righteousness. Ezek. xiv. 14. 20. shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and And they (that feared the Lord) shall be mine, with the fowls of heaven ; yea, the fishes of saith the Lord of hosts, in that day when I the sea also, shall be taken away. Hos. iv. 3. make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as

ne seed is rotten under their clods; the a man spareth his own son, that serveth him; garners are laid desolate ; the barns are broken then shall ve return and discern between the down; for the corn is withered. The beasts righteous and the wicked ; between him that of the field cry also unto thee; for the rivers serveth God, and him that serveth him not. of waters are dried up, &c. Joel i. 17. 20. Mal. iii. 17, 18. And these (the wicked) shall The land is as the garden of Eden before them, go away into everlasting punishment; but the behind “them" ("* the locusts") a desolate righteous into life eternal. Matt. xxv. 46. wilderness, Joel ii. 3. I will consume man Heb. xi. 7. 1 Pet. iii. 20. 2 Pet. ii. 5. at and beast; I will consume the fowls of the verse 7. The Lord knoweth how to deliver heaven and the fishes of the sea. Zeph. i. 3. the godly out of temptations, and to reserve But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no the unjust unto the day of judgment, to be not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. punished. 2 Pet. ii. 9. The world that then Matt. xxiv. 36. They did eat, they drank, they was, being overflowed with water, perished. married wives, they were given in marriage, 2 Pet. iii. 6. until the day that Noe entered into the ark, 24 An hundred and fifty days, &c.] And and the flood came and destroyed them all. the waters returned from off the earth contiLuke xvii. 27. For the creature was made nually, and after the end of the hundred and subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason fifty days, the waters were abated. And the of him who hath subjected the same, in hope: ark rested in the seventh month (of the year), for we know that the whole creation (or every upon the mountains of Ararat. And the dove creature) groaneth, and travaileth in pain toge- came in to him in the evening, and lo, in her ther until now. Rom. viii. 20. 22. And (God) mouth, was an olive leaf pluckt off: so Noah spared not the old world, but saved Noe, the knew that the waters were abated from off the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, earth. Gen. viii. 3, 4. 11. bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly. 2 Pet. ii. 5.

CHAP. VIII.-1 God remembered Noah, 23 Every living substance.] See verse 21, 22. &c.] When God destroyed the cities of the

And Noah only, &c.] Thus, the Lord saved plain, God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyp- out of the midst of the overthrow. Gen. xix. tians; and Israel saw the Egyptians dead upon 29. And God remembered Rachel, and God the sea shore. Exod. xiv. 30. He shall deli- hearkened unto her, and opened her womb. ver thee in six troubles; yea in seven there Gen. XXX. 22. And God heard their (the shall no evil touch thee. Job v. 19. He that children of Israel's) groaning, and God re

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