Effigies Reverendi ad modum Viri Matthaei Poli, qui huic seculo non minus [...]esiderabilis interyt quam ob scripta sua Critica et casuistica posteris charus futurus est. Flere et meminisfe relictum est.

Printed for T. Parkhurst. D. Newman. I. Robinson. B. Aylmer. T. Cockrill. B. Alsop.

ANNOTATIONS UPON THE HOLY BIBLE. WHEREIN The Sacred Text is Inserted, and various Readings Annex'd, together with the Parallel Scriptures, the more difficult Terms in each Verse are Explained, seeming Contradictions Reconciled, Questions and Doubts Resolved, and the whole Text opened.

VOL. I.

By the Late Reverend and Learned Divine Mr. MATTHEW POOLE.

NEHEM. 8. Verse 8.

They Read in the Book in the Law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the Reading.

ACTS 8. Verse 30, 31.
——Understandest thou what thou Readest?
How can I except some man shall Guide me?——

LONDON, Printed by Iohn Richardson, for Thomas Parkhurst, Dorman Newman, Ionathan Robinson, Brabazon Ailmer, Thomas Cockeril, and Benjamin Alsop, M. DC. LXXXIII.

THE PREFACE

WHEREIN

The Authors of the ensuing Annotations (supplemental to Mr. Poole) present to the Reader an Historical account of the Translation of the Scriptures into our English Tongue the mighty workings of Divine Providence, conducive to it, and the several Notes or An­notations which have been published, and a particular Account of the Reverend Mr. Pooles and their present undertaking with the Reasons of it.

THE same Reason which teacheth us to conclude, That there is a first Being, and must be a first Cause and Mover (whom we call God) That it is he who hath made us, and not we ourselves, and that we are his people and the Sheep of his Pasture, will also oblige us To enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his Courts with praise, and to be thankful unto him, by fulfilling his will. Which we can­not do, without some Revelation of it, to us. God therefore having ceased to speak to men face to face as to Abraham and Moses, &c. (which he never ordinarily did but to some particular Favourites) we are by reason inforced to conclude that there are some Books in the World in which this Revelation is to be found. The Church of God (the Mother of us all) hath constantly held forth the Books of the Old and New Testament, (which we have in our Bibles) for this sacred Revelation, which hath justly obliged all her children to look upon them, as hung out to them for that use, upon that Noble pillar the Church; looking into them upon the Churches notice (as the child does upon the Mothers telling it That is the Sun) every reasonable man finds them of so venerable Antiquity, and discerneth in them such stamps of Divinity. In the majesty of their stile, the purity of the matter, the sublimeness and spirituality of the propositi­ons contained in them, the self-denial of the Penmen, the heavenliness of the scope, and end of those sacred writings, the harmony of the parts, the seal of miracles, and principally in the mighty power and efficacy of them upon the souls, and consciences of multitudes, both for conviction and for support, and consolation that he easily concludes, This is the voice of God and not of man, and looks back upon his mother the Church (as a child upon his nurse) thanking her for shewing him such a treasure and saying as the Samaritanes to their Countrey-woman John 4. 42. Now we believe these Books are the word of God, not because of thy saying so, but because we have looked into them our selves, and find them of a different stile, nature, and matter, and to have a different scope, end, power and efficacy upon the souls of men, from what any other Writings in the World have. Though the truth is, that until a man comes to be fully perswaded of the truth of them from the same spirit that dictated them, every soul will be as apt to waver in his faith as to them to be the Word of God, as he in Tully, who only believed the Immortality of the Soul from the reading of Platoes Book, which (if I remember right) the Roman Orator expresseth in words to this sense. I have read over Platoes book again and again: but I know not how it comes to pass, so long as I am reading I agree it, but no sooner is the book out of my hands, but de immortalitate animae dubitare coepi, but I begin to doubt whether the soul be immortal yea or no. But how ever, in one degree or other every Christian makes that the Principle of his Religion That the Holy Scriptures of the Old, and New Testament are the Word of God. Some believe it more faintly and incertainly; some more fixedly and firmly; and accordingly the faith of persons as to them, is more or less operative.

This Revelation of the Divine Will was made perfect gradually, (as it pleased God in succeeding times to reveal what was his secret will before, but hid from ages.) So as (if Chronologers compute right) there were more then 1500 years passed betwixt the writing of the first book of Genesis by Moses, and the Revelation (which was the last) by John, and Divines generally judge that he sealed up the Book, by those words Revelations 22. 18, 19. So that as to things to be believed or done, we are to expect no further Revelation.

When the mighty God even the Lord had thus spoken, and God had thus shined out of Sion the perfection of beauty, it was but reasonable that his people should come to the knowledge of what he had said that they might answer the end of the Revelation both by believing and obeying.

The Old Testament being wrote in the Hebrew Tongue, when great multitudes of them by their captivity in Babilon, had much forgotten, or corrupted their own Language, it was thought reasonable there should be a Caldaick paraphrase; and the wisdom of Divine Providence provided a Septuagint Version as for the benefit of others, so possibly of the Jews them­selves the most of whom before Christs time were more Grecians then Haebricians, and it is generally thought that all the Books of the New Testament were wrote in the Grecian Language.

When it pleased God that the Gospel should be preached to all Nations and the sound of it go to the ends of the Earth, he so also ordered it, that soon after true Religion came into any place some were stirred up to Translate those Holy Books into the Language of that Country, and so far to assist them that though in many lesser things they failed through want of a knowledge of the just propriety of some words in Hebrew or Greek, or the use of particles in those Languages; yet they failed not in any thing whereby the Reader might be led into any pernicious error touching his Salvation, and we shall observe the Pen-men of the New Testament giving such a deference to the commonly received Version in their times, that altho the Septuagint Version which we have appears to us more dissonant from the Hebrew then any other, yet most of the Quotati­ons of the Old Testament which we have in the new are apparently from that Version which learneth us, that it is not every private Ministers work to make a new Version of the Scripture: but he ought to acquiesce in the Version which God hath [Page] provided for the Church wherein he lives, and not ordinarily or upon light grounds to enter into a dissent to it, and if in any thing he sees it necessary to do it yet not to do it (as to a particular text) without great modesty, and a preface of Reverence.

This Translation of the Scriptures into a Language understood by all people in that Country into which the Church came was lookt upon so reasonable, and necessary, as it was opposed by none, till the Papists had patched up a Religion, for the uphold­ing of which, it was necessary for them to maintain. That Ignorance was the mother of Devotion, after which it was very difficult in any places where these Spiritual Tyrants had a dominion, to get the Scriptures translated into the Language of that Country. Not to instance in other places I shall give some short account of England. Our Records tell us of a Transla­tion of some part of them into the Saxon Language (which was then a great part of ours) within 700 years after Christ, and of the Translation of the whole, into the same Language by Beda within 40 years after. Beda was himself a Papist, but the mystery of iniquity grew up gradually to its height. Soon after, Bibles which the people could understand were very scarce commodities in England, and thus it continued for 600 years. Wickliff who lived in the time of Richard the 2d. and died 1384. being the first we know of afterward who Translated the Scriptures into a Language understood by any who were not skilled in some or other of the three learned Languages. That great man easily understood that without the Scriptures in their own Language the people must take all for the Will of God, that their Priests told them was so, and that the Popish Priests were generally of ignorance, and impudence enough to entitle God to any of their own blasphemies and superstitions. But within thirty years after the death of Wickcliff. Anno viz. 1414. The Council (or Conventicle rather) of Constance De­creed all Wickliffs Books to the Fire, and though some were spared, yet the battel was so hard, that there were very few that escaped. This was our state till the year 1527 (in all which years the poor people of the Land of our Nativity, were without a teaching Bible (as to the common people) and indeed without a teaching Priest) yea and for sometime after this, as we shall hear.

In the year 1527. God put it into the heart of Mr. Tindall, to Translate the New Testament into English, as also1527. the Five Books of Moses (he being then an exile in Germany for his Religion) but he lost all his papers upon a Shipwrack in his passage to Hamborough, and had his work to begin again, which yet; that faithful, and most unwearied servant of God did accomplish, adding some Prefaces to the several Books, and some Notes to the particular chapters, and verses. The publishing of which much netled the Popish Bishops in England, and all means were then used to suppress it. Amongst others the then Bishop of London, advised with one Packington a Merchant of that City, concerning the most accommodate mean to that design. The Merchant could think of none so probable, as with a summe of money to buy up the whole impression. The Bishop approving it furnished him with a round summ to that purpose, which the Merchant (being more a Friend to Mr. Tindal then the Bishop knew) sent to Mr. Tindall, and had the Impression sent him, (some few Copies being (as we mustSculteti An­nales in anno 1532. imagine) first sold off) with this mony Mr. Tindall supported himself in his exile, and was also inabled to go on with his Tran­slation of the other part of the Bible, and to prepare a perfect English Bible. In the mean time a passage happened so pleasant, that I shall think it worth the while here to relate it, Sir Thomas More being Lord Chancellor, and having several persons accused for Heresie, and ready for execution, offered to compound with George Con­stantine. one of them for his Life upon the casie terms of his dis­covery to him who they were in London that maintained Tindall beyond Sea. After that the poor man had got as good a secu­rity for his Life, as the Honour, and Truth of the Chancellour could give him, he told him, It was the Bishop of Lon­don maintained him, by sending him a summe of mony, to buy up the impression of his Testaments. The Chancellour smiled, saying, that he believed he said true. Thus was this poor Confessors Life saved. But to return to our story. In the year 1536. Mr. Tindall was Martyred, at Villefort in Flanders; For Translating into English the New Testament and part of the Old, (saith Sir Richard Baker) but his great adversary Sir Thomas More was the year before gone Bakers Chron. p. 282. to his own place, being executed for Treason. Mr. Tindall, and Mr. Coverdale (as Mr. Fox telleth us) before Mr. Tindalls death, had translated the whole Bible. But it came out after his death, under the name of Thomas Matthews (with the addition of the Apocrypha Translated by John Rogers) The Lord Cromwel, with Archbishop Cranmer, presented it to the King, and obtained an order from His Majesty for leave for any of his Subjects to read it, but this was not without the great regret of the Bishops.

About thirteen years after this (or not so much) the Lord Cromwel, obtained Letters from King Henry 8. for a sub­ject1540. of his to Reprint at Paris the Bible in English, the King also wrote a Letter to Bonner (at that time his Embassador in France) to further it. Grafton and Whitchurch undertook the work, upon what seeming encouragement from Bonner may be read in Mr. Foxes 2d. vol. of his Martyrology pr. 1641. p. 515. 516. But how it came to pass I cannot tell (though Bonners Treachery was suspected in the case) when it was upon the point finished, the Copies were seized, and ordered to be burnt, and the work had wholly ceased, but for the Covetousness of the Officer, who sold four great dry fatts filled with them to an Haberdasher to lay Caps in. By this means having recovered some Copies they came to London, and there made a new im­pression.

But after this my Lord Cromwel being put to death, the Bishops and Popish-party made so great complaint to the King, (whose warmth for the Reformation much abated in the latter part of his Life) That the Sale of the English Bible was again prohibited, and the Printer imprisoned, and altho the Bishops promised the King they would make a more correct Translation, yet it was never done during that Kings Reign.

But in the year of our Lord 1577. which was tha 19th. or 20th. of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth. Some Bishops published a new Translation, but till that time, the Bibles used in Churches, were Tindalls and Coverdales, being allowed by the pub­lick Authority of King Edward 6. 1551. 1552. And to this day, the Psalms and the Gospels and Epistles in our Service-Book are according to Tindalls and Coverdales Bibles, which should make us wary in our Censures of that Translation, tho we see reason in many things to dissent from it. Onely we having a more correct Translation Established by Authority why (for the avoiding the offence of the less knowing people) we have not made use of that, but retained a Translation not un­dertaken by any publick Authority, and confessed to be more imperfect; is what I cannot, nor count my self obliged, to ac­count for. Possibly God for the honour of his Martyr hath so ordered it.

After this, King James coming to the Crown, being a Prince of great Learning and Iudgment, and observing the different usage of some words in his age, from the usage of them in K. Hen. 8. or in Qu. Elizabeths time, and also the several mistakes (tho of a minute nature) in those more ancient Versions, was pleased to employ diverse learned men in making a New Translati­on, which is that which at this day is generally used. With what Reverence to former Translators, what labour, and care and pains they accomplished their work, the Reader may see at large in their Preface prefixed to those Copies that are Print­ed in Folio, and in their Epistle to K. James in our Bibles of a lesser form, of which Translation (tho it may not be with­out its more minute Errors) yet I think it may be said, that it is hardly exceeded by that of any other Church.

By this History (Reader!) thou mayest understand the mighty workings of Divine Providence, and wonderful goodness of God to this Nation in the plenty we have of Bibles, and that of a very correct Translation (tho possibly not in every little thing perfect) Mr. Fox (if we remember right) tells us a story of two Maids in Lincolnshire, that in Qu. Maries time parted with a considerable part of their estate, for a few leaves of the Bible. How good is God to us, that we for a few shillings can have the whole Revelation of the Divine Will? Considering which, we offer it to the consideration of any thinking English man or Woman, what he or she will answer for his ignorance in the Holy Scriptures, or for the ignorance of his or her Children if (having so much means as we have, to learn to read) any shall neglect the learning of their Children to Read it, or themselves, in case their Parents have neglected them: or being able to Read shall neglect the practice of it. Exercising himself in the Law [Page] of the Lord day and night, and living up to the rule of it. The English Bible is come to us at the price of the blood of one Martyr and the unwearied labour of a multitude of Holy and Learned men succeeding one another for more then Sixty years before we had the Translation so perfect as it is now in all hands.

Poor Coristians in Popish Countries either have not this Pot of spiritual food, or must cry out Death is in the pot. Our English Translators in their Preface, observe that of late, the Church of Rome, would seem to bear something of a mo­therly affection to her Children, and allow them the Scripture in the Mother Tongue, but it is indeed a gift not worthy of its name. They must first get a License in Writing before they use them, and to get that they must approve themselves to their Confessors, to be such as are if not frozen in the dreggs, yet sowred with the leaven of their superstition. Yet this seemed too much to Clement the Eighth, who therefore frustrated the grant of Pius the fourth. They will allow none to be read but the Doway Bibles, and the Remish Testaments, (the corruptions of which have been sufficiently manifested by many learned men) nor will they trust their people with these, without the License of their own Bishops and Inquisitors. This is the liberty they boast of given to any of their Religion to Read the Scriptures in English. What it is worth let any man judge.

In the mean time, those who are not affected with the mercy of God to us in this particular, must declare themselves neither to have any just value for God, in the mighty workings of his Providence to bring this about, nor yet for the blood of Holy Mr. Tin­dall who died in his Testimony to this truth, that no people ought to be deprived of so great a good, nor for the labours and pains of those many Servants of God, who travelled in this great work, and thought no labour in it too much, nor indeed for their own souls, to the Salvation of which, if the Holy Scripture in our own Language doth not highly contribute, we must lay the blame upon our selves.

But altho we have the Bible in a Language we understand, yet we may see reason to cry out as Bernard does with reference to the Song of Solomon; Here is an excellent Nut but who shall crack it? Heavenly Bread, but who shall break it? For though the Papists and such as have ill will to the good of souls make too great an improvement of the difficulties in Ho­ly Writ, in making them an argument against the peoples having them in a Language which they can understand, (for Augustine said true when he said, there are Fords in them wherein Lambs may wade, as well as depths in which Elephants may swim) and what others observe, is as true, that things necessary to be believed, or done in order to Salvation lye plain and obvious in Holy Writ: yet it is as true that there is much of Holy Writ, of which the generality of people must say as the Eunuch, How can I understand, except some man should guide me. Acts 8. 31. besides the seeming con­tradictions that are betwixt the Holy Penmen of those Sacred Books, and indeed it is hard to say, what Book of Scripture is so plain that every one who runneth can read it with understanding (such a vast difference there is betwixt the capacities of those who yet have the same honest hearts.) This hath made wise and learned men not onely see a need of larger Commentaries but also of shorter Notes, Annotations; and Paraphrases, &c. Nor is this a late discovery. It is upward of three hun­dred years since Lyra wrote his short Notes upon the whole Bible, what Vatablus, and Erasmus (tho all of them Papists) have done since is sufficiently known, to say nothing of many others of that Religion. Amongst the Reformed Churches, there hath been a learned Piscator in Germany, Junius and Tremellius elsewhere who did the same thing, but all these wrote their Notes in Latine, not in the peculiar Language of any Countrey. The ancientest Notes we have in English were those ordinarily known by the name of the Geneva Notes, after two years labour finished 1560. By those good men who flying from Queen Maries persecution took Sanctuary there. A work so acceptable to Protestants, in the beginning of our Refor­mation, that their Bible with those Notes annexed was (as is observed by the Authors of our late English Annotations) Printed above Thirty times over by Qu. Elizabeths Printers, and their Heirs and Successors. There wanted not one indeed, who Fifty years after, boldly reflected on that excellent work in the most publick Pulpit of our University of Oxford, but how grateful his reflections were to the University at that time, may be read in the Preface to the English Annotati­ons, he was in the same Pulpit checkt, and confuted by the Doctor of the chair, and suspended by the Governours of the University. The labours of Erasmus in his Paraphrase on the New Testament were so acceptable, that by publick order they were to be in every Church, exposed to publick view, and use, and (if we mistake not) ought to be so still. After these, were published Diodates Notes written in Italian since translated into English. About the year 1640. some deliberations were taken for the composing, and Printing other English Notes, (the old Geneva Notes not so well fitting our new and more correct Translation of the Bible) these were at first intended to be so short that they might be printed together with our Bibles in Folio or Quarto. But, those Divines who were ingaged in it, found, this would not answer their end, it being not possible by so short Notes, to give people any tolerable light into the whole Text: yet they so contracted their work, that it was all dis­patched in one Volume: Which tho it were at first greedily bought up, yet we cannot say it gave so general a satisfaction (by reason of the shortness of it) as was desired, and expected. So as upon the Second Edition, it came forth quite a new thing, making two just Volumes. This was so acceptable to the World that within sixteen years, it was ready for a third Edition, with some further enlargements. Before which also were published the Dutch Annotations Translated into our Language.

So that at this day (besides the shorter Geneva Notes) we have three sorts of Annotations in our own Language, those of famous Diodate. The Dutch Annotations, and those of our own Divines (Originally so wrote) after which, New Annotations may seem superfluous. It seems therefore reasonable that we should give our Readers some short account of our undertaking. We dare say nothing could be further from the thoughts of our Reverend Brother (now at rest with God) who first began this work, then to reflect any dishonour upon those eminent persons who laboured before in works of this nature, nor is any thing further from our thoughts (they all of them did famously in their generations.) And if it should appear to any of our Readers, that any of us have seen further into any particular Texts then those did who went before us, yet we hope all our Readers will understand there is little honour due to us upon that account, because we had all their shoulders to stand upon.

The pains which our Reverend Brother, ( [...],) took in his Synopsis Criticorum, is such, as not onely will make his name live in the Churches of Christ, but also eminently fitted him for giving the sense of the whole Scripture in Annotations of this Nature, which he undertook and carried on by his own hand to the fifty eighth of Isaiah, designing that two volumes should comprehend the whole, and that the first should determine with his notes upon the Song of Solomon. What occasioned his first thoughts, and undertaking himself tells us, in his paper of Proposals published with reference to that work, in these words. ‘But altho there are many excellent Comments upon diverse parts of the Scripture, and some intire Comments, or large Annotations, upon the whole in the English Tongue. Yet because of the too much brevity of some, and the unequal composure of others, as being done by diverse hands, and the prolixity of those, that have been written upon particular Books, it hath been often and earnestly wished that there were some short and full Comment, wherein all those passages, which need the help of an Interpreter might be sufficiently cleared, &c.’ As the first Edition of our English Annotations, after which followed the Translation of those of the Learned Diodate, into our Language and then those of the Low-Country Divines of Holland (tho all of them deservedly valuable) seemed much too short to satisfie the thirst of many pious Souls after the fuller knowledge of the Scriptures, so the larger Edition of our English An­notations, seems capable of some amendments by which they might be made more serviceable to those that use them, especially in these particulars.

1. The whole Text is not Printed in them, so as those who will use them must make use of a Bible also, for the understand­ing of them. Our Reverend Brother (with whom also we concurre) rightly judged, that it would be of more advantage to have the entire Text in the Readers Eye, while he is seeking the sense of any particular place, and while he reads a Chap­ter, to have a Commentary under his Eye in which he might find the sense of any part of it, and satisfie himself as to any diffi­culty occurring in it.

[Page]Secondly, As some (very eminently learned men,) had been too large in those Annotations (saying almost all that hath been said by any upon the Texts they handled) so others had been as much too short, and that especially in the New Testa­ment (which seems to Christians to need the fullest explication) and others from their variety of learning, had mixed several quotations out of the Fathers, and Critical, and Philological notions possibly not so proper for the end for which such An­notations are designed, which is to give the unlearned Christians the true sense of the Holy Scriptures. That th [...]se who can might read and understand the Will of God.

That our Reader may not mistake our design or undertaking, we desire that he should know. That we do not pretend (as some have vainly fancied) to translate Mr. Pooles Synopsis Criticorum (that would have asked six Volumes in stead of two) and when it had been done would have signified very little, unless for those who (being learned men) needed no such Tran­slation: possibly in a whole leaf of that book six lines would not serve our purpose. Nor have we had any ambition either to say something that none had said before us (we have observed that those who have had such an itch, have for the most part happen­ed to say, what those who came after them would not subscribe) nor yet to say all that we knew was said before us, (that had been to have confounded our Readers, onely with a variety of senses) we have onely hinted the senses which in our judgment have seemed fairest, and least constrained, and shortly shewed the consonancy of them to other Scriptures. We have avoided all Polemical discourses as no way proper to our design, and very rarely hinted those practical conclusions, which have arose from the Text when opened, (the most we have done of that nature is in our discourses upon the Parables.)

Our Reverend Brother (designing but two Volumes, and the first to end with the Song of Solomon, tho since it hath been determined to conclude it with the Prophet Isaiah, that all which he lived to finish might be comprehended in one Volume) had an hard task to contract his discourses so, as to bring them within that compass, and thereby was necessitated not to give the entire sense of each verse in his notes, but onely of those words, or Terms in the verse which he conceived to stand in need of ex­plication, referring by letters in the Text to the parts of the Commentary. This was not necessary in such parts of the Scripture where the entire sense of the whole Text is given. Nor indeed as to some parts, is it possible (such we mean as are opened harmonically.) Of which nature are the three first Evangelists. It is confessed by all, that the Evangelists make up but one en­tire History, tho some of them, have some things which the others have not, and they seldom agree in the phrases and cir­cumstances of any one piece of History. This made it reasonable, that with the Interpretation of one Evangelist should be joyned, what the others had with reference to the same piece of History. Which method hath been accordingly pursued (be­ing the same in which the most Iudicious Mr. Calvin, and others have gone before us) nor indeed could any other course have been taken without a needless writing the same things over again, so as that in our Notes upon Mark, we have only enlarg­ed in the explication of what he hath, which we did not meet with before in Matthew, and in the explication of Luke we have onely opened what he hath, which was not in Matthew or Mark, where they all three concurred or but two of them concurr'd in any story, we have opened what they all or both say in our Notes upon the first of them, and when we have come to it again in one or both the other we have onely referred to our former Notes. John (having little which the other Evangelists have) we have considered by himself mostly, yet sometimes taking in something from him, where we found it completory of any thing re­lated by the other Evangelists.

In magnis voluisse sat est. We cannot say that we have left no room for others to come after us, and add to or correct what we have said. But this we can say in truth, that we have not willingly baulked any obvious difficulty, and have designed a just satisfaction to all our Readers, and if any knot yet remain untied, we have told our Readers what hath been most pro­bably said for their satisfaction in the untying of it.

If it had pleased God to have lent a little longer life to our Reverend Brother the work had very probably been done to greater advantage, and more general satisfaction. We are but entred upon his Harvest, and have wanted his sickle, we cannot pretend to any double portion of his Spirit. His mantle dropt from him before he was Translated (we mean his Synopsis) we have taken that up, out of that great work of his we have taken so much as we judged proper for his design in this work, and made use of a great number of other Authors, some of which he left out or very little considered in his Synopsis upon design to make a further use of them in this English work as thinking their labours more proper for this then his other work.

Our design, good Reader, was not to tell thee, how the Fathers interpreted Texts (Aquinas, Justinianus and others have done that, work) nor yet to tell thee any Grammatical niceties, or what learned men have critically noted upon Terms or Phrases (that is done in the Synopsis Criticorum) Nor yet to tell thee what conclusions of Truth may be raised from the verses (that hath been done profitably upon many books of Scripture by Mr. Dickson, Hutchinson, Fergusson, Guild, Durham, and some others, much less to handle the controversies that have risen from any portion of Scripture. Our work hath been onely to give thee the plain sense of the Scripture, and to reconcile seeming contradictions where they occurred, and as far as we were able to open Scripture by Scripture which is its own best Interpreter,) comparing things Spiritual with Spiritual, That thy Faith, might not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the wisdom and power of God. If we have reached this end, it is all we aimed at; if thou gettest any good by what we have done, Remember thy Sacrifice is due at another Altar, even his who ministreth seed to the sower, who both watereth the furrows of the field, and blesseth the springing of the Corn, let him have the Praise, and we onely thy Prayers, that we may live an useful Life, and dye an happy Death, and attain to the Resurrection of the Dead, in which we shall all see, and understand more perfectly then we yet do.

Mr. POOL'S English Synopsis OF ANNOTATIONS UPON THE HOLY BIBLE: Collected out of the Latin Synopsis Criticorum, and divers other Learned Interpreters; and Accommodated to the use of Vulgar Capacities.

GENESIS.

The ARGUMENT.

THis Book is called Genesis, i. e. Generation, or Birth, giving an accompt of passages during 2300 years, and upwards, viz. From the Creation of all things, to the death of Joseph. In which History Moses, by Divine inspiration, treats of the Creation of the World, with all the parts, and uses in it, and of it, but chiefly of Man, who alone was made after God's Image; where he lays down God's concessions, and prohibitions to him, and Man's Trans­gressio [...] ▪ together with the woful effects, and the remedy of them in the promise of a Saviour. The Original, Pro­gress, and Preser [...]ion of the true Church springing from Abel, and carried on by Seth, Enoch, &c. And the ground, and rise of Apostasi [...] begun in Cain, and carried on by his posterity▪ separating themselves from the Holy Seed, till by their monstrous provocations they had brought an universal Deluge to destroy all mankind from off the Earth, excepting only Noah, and his Family; out of which, as the Church did again spring forth, so another cursed race carrying on the former enmity to a greater height, not only fell into Idolatry after it had continued a considerable time in Sem's race, but breaking out into all Outrages, and Tyrannical oppressions, it was almost extinct among those numerous Nations, that Noah's Posterity sprang out into. But God calling Abraham into the Land of Promise, who was an Idolater in Chaldea, and giving him Temporal, and Spiritual Promises, and especially that of the Messiah coming out of his Loins, and assuring it by a special Covenant Sealed by Circumcision, the Church began now to take Root, and to be imbodyed in Jacob's Family under the name of Israel, and here God undertook the protection of his People and Worship, by the visible presence of Christ her Head, that Angel of the Covenant going continually with them, Comforting, and Defending them, till they came into Aegypt, where the Church continued until Joseph's Death, where this Book ends.

CHAP. I.

IN [...] [...]6. 102. [...] [...]. 146. 6. [...] 24. Jer. [...] ▪ 51. 15. [...] 12. 1. Acts [...] 1 [...]. 17. 24. [...] 11. 3. the beginning a God Created b the Heaven and the Earth c.

2. And the Earthe was without form and voidf, and darkness was upon the faceg of the deep: and the Spirit of Godh moved upon the face of the Wa­ters*.

[Page]3. And God said i 2 Cor. 4. 6. Let there be Light: And there was Light k.

4. And God saw l the Light, that it was good m: and God divided Heb. Between the Light and between the Darkness. the Light from the Darknessn.

5. And God called the Light Day, and the Dark­ness he called Night: Heb▪ and the Evening was, and the Morning was, &c. and the Evening and the Morning o were the first day p.

6. ¶ And God said, Psal. 136. 6. Jer. 10. 12. & 51. 15. Let there be Heb. expan­sion. a Firmament q in the midst of the Waters r, and let it divide the Waters from the Waters.

7. And God made the Firmament s, and divided the Waters which were under the Firmament, from the Waters which were above the Firmament t, and it was so u.

8. And God called the Firmament Heaven: And the Evening and the Morning were the second day.

9. ¶ And God said, Job 26. 10. & 38. 8. Ps. 33. 7. & 104. 9. 136 6. Prov. 8. 29. Jer. 5. 22. Let the Waters under the Heaven x be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry-land appear y: And it was so.

10. And God called the dry-land Earth, and the gathering together of the Waters he called Seas z: and God saw that it was good a.

11. And God said, Let the Earth bring forth b Heb. tender Grass, Gr. Herb. Grass c, the Herb yielding Seed d, and the Fruit-tree yielding Fruit after his kind e, whose Seed is f in it self g, upon the Earth: And it was so.

12. And the Earth brought forth Grass, and Herb yielding Seed after his kind: And the Tree yielding Fruit, whose Seed was in it self, after his kind▪ And God saw that it was good h.

13. And the Evening and the Morning were the third Day.

14. ¶ And God said, Let there be Deut. 4. 19. Psal 136. 7. Lights i in the Firmament of the Heaven, to divide Heb. between the Day and be­tween the Night. the Day k from the Night: And let them be for Signs l, and for Seasons m, and for days n, and years o.

[Page]15. And let them be for Lights in the Firmament of the Heaven, to give Light upon the Earth: And it was so.

16. And God made Heb. the two great, &c. two great Lights *, the greater Light p Heb. for the [...] of the day, &c. to rule the Day q, and the lesser Light to rule the Night: He made the Job 38. 7. Stars also.

17. And God set them in the Firmament of the Heaven, to give Light upon the Earth:

18. And to Jer. 31. 35. rule over the day, and over the night, and to divide the Light from the Darkness: And God saw that it was good r.

19. And the Evening and the Morning were the fourth day.

20. ¶ And God said, Let the Waters bring forth abundantly Heb. The creep­ing swimming Creature, a liv­ing soul. the moving Creature s that hath Life, and Heb. Let the Fowl flie. Fowl that may flie t above the Earth, in the Heb. Face of the Firmament of Heaven. open Firmament of Heaven.

21. And God Created u great Psal. 104. 26. Whales x, and every Heb. Living Soul. living Creature that Or, Swimmeth moveth, which the Waters brought forth abundantly after their kind, and every winged Fowl after his kind y, and God saw that it was good.

22. And God blessed them z, saying, Chap. 3. 17. 8▪ 9. 1. Be fruit­ful, and multiply, and fill the Waters in the Seas a, and let Fowl multiply in the Earth b.

23. And the Evening and the Morning were the fifth day.

24. ¶ And God said, Let the Earth bring forth Heb. Living S [...]. the living Creature c after his kind, Cattle d, and creeping thing e, and the Beast f of the Earth after his kind: And it was so.

25. And God made the Beast of the Earth after his kind, and Cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the Earth after his kind: And God saw that it was good.

26. ¶ And God said g, Chap. 5. 1. 8▪ 9. 6. 1 Cor. 11. 7. Eph. 4. 24. Col. 3. 10. Let us make man h in our Image, after our likeness i: and Psal. 8. 6. let them k have dominion over the Fish of the Sea, and over the Fowl of the Air, and over the Cattle l, and over all the Earth m, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the Earth.

[Page]27. So God Created man in his own Image, in the Image of God Created he him. Mal▪ 2. 15. Matth. 19. 4. Mar. 10. 5. Male and Fe­male Created he them n.

28. And God blessed them o, and God said unto them, Chap. 9. 1. Be fruitful and multiply, and replenish the Earth p, and subdue it, and have dominion over the Fish of the Sea, and over the Fowl of the Air, and over every living thing that Heb. creepeth. moveth upon the Earth.

29. ¶ And God said, Behold, I have given you every Herb Heb. Seeding Seed. bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the Earth, and every Tree in the which is the fruit of a Tree yielding Seed, Chap. 9. 3. to you it shall be for meat q.

30. And to every Beast of the Earth, and to every Fowl of the Heb. Heaven. Air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the Earth, wherein there is Heb. Living Soul. Life, I have given every green Herb for meat: And it was so.

31. And God saw every thing that he had made: And behold it was very good. And the Evening and the Morning were the sixth day,

CHAP. II.

1. THus the Heavens and the Earth were finished, and Psal. 3. 6. all the Host of them a.

2. Exod. 20. 11. 31. 17. Deut. 5. 14. Heb. 4. 4. And on the seventh day God ended b his work which he had made: And he rested c on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.

3. And God Blessed the seventh day d, and sancti­fied it e: because that in it he had rested from all his Work , which God Heb. Created to make. Josh. 22. 26. Heb. Created and made .

4. ¶ These f are the Generations g of the Heavens, and of the Earth, when they were Created, in the day h that the LORD God made the Earth and the Heavens.

5. And every Plant of the Field, before it was in the Earth i, and every Herb of the Field before it grew k: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the Earth, and there was not a man to till the ground l.

6. Or, a mist which went up from, &c. But there went up n a mist o from the Earth, and watered the whole face of the ground p.

7. And the LORD God formed man Heb. dust of the ground. of the 1 Cor. 15. 47. dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils q the breath of Life r: and 1 Cor. 15. 45. Man s became a living Soul t.

[Page]8. And the LORD God Planted u a Garden x East-ward y in Eden z: And there he put the man whom he had formed a.

9. And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every Tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for Food, the Tree of Life b also in the midst of the Garden *, and the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil c.

10. And a River d went out of Eden e to water the Garden, and from thence it was parted, and be­came into four heads f.

11. The name of the first is Pison g; that is it which compasseth h the whole Land of Havilah i, where there is Gold.

12. And the Gold of that Land is 2 Chron. 3. 5. good k, there is Bdellium l, and the Onyx stone m.

13. And the name of the second River is Gihon n: The same is it that compasseth the whole Land of C [...]sh. Ethiopia o.

14. And the name of the third River is Hiddekel p: That is it which goeth Or, Eastward to Assyria. toward the East of Assyria. And the fourth River is Euphrates.

15. And the LORD God took Or, Adam. the Man, and put him q into the Garden of Eden, to Or, till. See Chap. 3. 23. dress it r, and to keep it s.

16. And the LORD God commanded the Man t, saying, of every Tree of the Garden Heb. Eating thou shalt eat. thou mayest freely eat u:

17. But of the Tree of the Knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: For in the day in which thou eatest thereof, Heb. dying thou shalt dye. thou shalt surely dye x.

18. And the LORD God said y, It is not good z, that the man should be alone: I will make him an help Heb, as before him, or, as it were comparable to him, Is. 40. 1 [...]. meet for him a.

19. And out of the ground the LORD God form­ed every Beast of the Field, and every Fowl of the Air, and brought them b unto Or, the Man. Adam c, to see d what he would call them: And whatsoever Adam called every Heb. living Soul. living Creature, that was the name thereof e.

20. And Adam Heb. call [...]d. gave Names to all Cattle, and to the Fowl of the Air, and to every Beast of the Field, but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him f.

21. And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam g, and he slept, and he took one of his Ribs h, and closed up the Flesh i, in stead there­of k.

[Page]22. And the Rib, which the LORD God had ta­ken from Man, Heb builded. made he a Woman, and brought her l unto the Man m

23. And Adam said n, this is now o Bone of my Bones, and Flesh of my Flesh p: She shall be called Woman, because she was 2 Cor. 11. 8. taken out of man.

24. Matth. 19. 5. Mar. 10. 7. 1 Cor. 6. 16. Eph. 5. 31. Therefore q shall a man leave his Father and his Mother r and shall cleave unto his Wife s: And they t shall u be one Flesh x.

25. And they were both naked, the Man and his Wife; and were not ashamed y.

CHAP. III.

1. NOw the Serpent a was more subtile than any Beast of the Field b, which the LORD God had made; and he said c unto the Woman d, Heb. Yea, be­cause, &c. yea, e hath God said f, ye shall not eat of every g Tree of the Garden?

2. And the Woman said unto the Serpent, we may eat of the Fruit of the Trees of the Garden:

3. But of the Fruit of the Tree, which is in the midst of the Garden, God hath said, ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it h, lest ye dye i

[Page]4. 2 Cor. 11. 3▪ 1 Tim. 2. 14. And the Serpent said unto the Woman, ye shall not surely die k.

5. For God doth know l, that in▪ the day ye [...]at▪ thereof, then your eyes shall be opened m: and ye▪ shall be as Gods n, knowing Good and Evil o.

6. And when the Woman saw p that the Tree was good for Food, and that it was Heb. a desire. pleasant to the Eyes *, and a Tree to be desired to make one Wise q; she took of the Fruit thereof, 1 Tim. 2. 14. and did eat, and gave also unto her Husband r with her s, and he did eat t.

7. And the Eyes of them both u were opened x, and they knew that they were naked, and they fewed y Fig-leaves z together, and made themselves Or, things to gird about. Aprons a.

8. And they heard the voice b of the LORD God c walking in the Garden in the Heb. wind. cool of the day d, and Adam and his Wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God e, amongst the Trees of the Garden.

9. And the LORD God called f unto Adam, and said unto him, where art thou g?

10. And he said, I heard thy voice in the Gar­den: And I was afraid, because I was naked h, and I hid my self i.

11. And he said, who told thee that thou wast naked *, hast thou eaten of the Tree, whereof I com­manded thee k, that thou shouldst not eat?

12. And the man said, the Woman l whom thou gavest to be with me m she gave me of the Tree, and I did eat n.

13. And the LORD God said unto the Woman, what is this that thou hast done o? And the Woman said, the Serpent p beguiled me q ▪ and I did eat r.

14. And the LORD God said unto the Serpent s, because thou hast done this t, thou [...] u cursed above all Cattle, and above every Beast of th [...] Field x ▪ upon thy belly shalt thou go , and Isa. 65. 25. dust shalt thou eat y all the days of thy Life.

[Page]15. And I will put enmity z between thee and the Woman a and between thy Matt. 3. 7. and 13. 38 and 23. 3 [...]. John 8. 44. Acts 13. 10. [...] John 3. 8. Seed b and her Psal. 132. 11. Isi. 7. 14. Mic. 5. 3. Seed c: It shall Som. 16. 20. Heb. 2. 14. 1 John 5. 5. Rev. 12. 7, 17. bruise thy head e, and thou shalt bruise his heel f.

16. Unto the Woman he said, I will greatly g multiply thy sorrow h, and thy conception: In sorrowi thou shalt bring forth k Children l: And thy desire m shall be Or, subject to thy Husband. to thy Husband, and he shall rule 1 Cor. 14. 34. over thee n.

17. And unto Adam he said, because thou hast hearkned unto the voice of thy Wife o, and hast eaten of the Tree of which I commanded thee, say­ing, Thou shalt not eat of it: Isa. 24. 5, 6. Rom. 8. 20. cursed is the ground p for thy sake q in sorrow r shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life.

18. Thorns also and Thistles a, shall it Heb▪ cause to bud. bring forth b to thee c: And thou shalt Psal. 104. 14. eat the Herb of the Field d.

19. In the sweat of thy face f shalt thou eat Bread g till thou return unto the ground: for out of it wast thou taken; for dust thou art i, and unto dust shalt thou return k:

20. And Adam called his Wives name Heb. Chav [...]. Eve m, because she was the Mother of all living n.

21. Unto Adam also, and to his Wife; did the LORD God p make coats of skins q and clothed them r.

22. And the LORD God said s, Behold, the Man is become t, as one of us u, to know Good and Evil x, and now lest he put forth his hand y, and take also a of the Tree of Life, and eat and live for ever b:

[Page]23. Therefore d the LORD God sent him forth e from the Garden of Eden, to till f the ground, from whence he was taken g.

24. So he drove out the Man: And he placed, at the East of the Garden h of Eden, Cherubims i, and Heb. The flame of a Sword. a flaming Sword k, which turned every way l, to keep the way of the Tree of Life m.

CHAP. IV.

1. AND Adam knew a Eve his Wife, and she Conceived and bare Cain b, and said, I have gotten a Man c from the LORD d.

2. And she again bare his Brother Heb. Hebel. Abel e: and Abel was Heb. a feeder. a Keeper of Sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground f.

3. And Heb▪ at the end of days. Exod▪ 2. 23. Or, of the year. 2 Sam. 15. 26. Neh. 13. 6. Isai. 24. 22. in Exod. 2. 23. process of time g it came to pass, that Cain brought h of the fruit of the ground, an offering unto the LORD.

4. And Abel, he also brought of the Firstlings i of his Heb. Sheep or Goats. Flock, and of the fat thereof k. And the LORD had Heb. 11. 4. respect l unto Abel m and to his offering.

5. But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect: And Cain was very wroth n, and his coun­tenance fell o.

6. And the LORD said unto Cain p, why art thou wroth? and Job 29. 24. why is thy countenance fallen q?

7. If thou doest well r, shalt thou not Or, have the excellency. be ac­cepted s? And if thou doest not well sin lieth at the door t: And Or, subject un­to thee. unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him u.

8. And Cain Heb spake to, &c. talked with Abel his Brother x: And it came to pass, when they were in the Field y, that Cain rose up against Abel his Brother, and Matth. 23. 35. 1 John 3. 12. Jude 11. slew him z.

[Page]9. And the LORD said unto Cain, where is Abel a thy Brother b? And he said, I know not: Am I my Brothers Keeper c?

10. And he said, what hast thou done d? The voice of thy brothers Heb. bloods. Blood e Rev. 6. 10. crieth unto me from the ground f.

11. And now art thou cursed g from the Earth h, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy Bro­thers blood from thy hand i.

12. When thou tillest the ground k it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength l. A fugitive and vagabond m shalt thou be in the Earth.

13, And Cain said unto the LORD, Or, mine ini­quity is greater than that it may be forgiven. my punish­ment n is greater than I can bear.

14. Behold o, thou hast driven me out p this day from the face of the Earth q, * and from thy face r shall I be hid, and I shall be a fugitive, and a vaga­bond in the Earth: And it shall come to pass that every one that findeth me shall slay me s.

15. And the LORD said unto him, therefore t whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold u. And the LORD set a mark upon Cain x, lest any finding him should kill him.

16. And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD y, and dwelt in the Land of Nod z, on the East of Eden.

17. And Cain knew his Wife a, and she conceiv­ed and bare Heb. Cha [...]och. Enoch, and he built a City b, and cal­led the Name of the City after the name of his Son Enoch c.

18. And unto Enoch was born Irad: And Irad be­gat Mehujael, and Mehujael begat Methusael, and Methusael begat Heb. Lemech. Lamech.

19. And Lamech d took unto him two Wives e, the Name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.

20. And Adah bare Iubal: He was the Father of such as dwell in Tents f, and of such as have Cattle g.

21. And his Brothers name was Iubal: He was the Father of all such as handle the Harp and Organ h.

22. And Zillah she also bare Tubal-Cain i, an Heb. Wh [...]tter. Instructer of every Artificer in Brass, and Iron k: And the Sister of Tubal-Cain was Naamah l.

23. And Lamech said unto his Wives, Adah, and Zillah m, Hear my voice, ye Wives of Lamech, hear­ken unto my speech: For Or, I would slay a man in my wound, &c. I have slain a man to my wounding, and Heb. a Child. a young man Or, in my hurt. to my hurt n.

[Page]24. If Cain shall be avenged o seven-fold, truly Lamech seventy and seven-fold p.

25. And Adam knew his Wife again, and she bare a Son, and called his name Heb. Sheth. Seth q: For God, said she r, hath appointed me another seed s in stead of Abel t, whom Cain slew.

26. And to Seth, to him also there was born a Son; and he called his name Heb. Enosh. Enos u, then began men Or, to call themselves by the name of the Lord. to call upon the Name of the LORD x.

CHAP. V.

1. THis is the 1 Chron. 1. 1. book a of the Generations of Adam b: In the day that▪ God Created Man c, in the likeness of God made he him d.

2. Male and Female created he them e, and bles­sed them f, and called their Name Adam g, in the day when they were created.

3. And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years h, and begat a Son in his own likeness, after his image i, and called his name Seth.

4. 1 Chron. 1, [...]. &c. And the days of Adam, after he had begot­ten Seth, were eight hundred years: And he begat Sons and Daughters k.

5. And all the days that Adam lived; were nine hundred and thirty years l, and he died.

6. And Seth lived an hundred and five years, and begat Enos.

7. And Seth lived after he begat Enos, eight hun­dred and seven years, and begat Sons and Daugh­ters.

8. And all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years, and he died.

9. And Enos lived ninety years, and begat Heb. Kena [...]. Cainan.

10. And Enos lived after he begat Cainan, eight hundred and fifteen years, and begat Sons and Daughters.

11. And all the days of Enos were nine hundred and five years, and he died.

12. And Cainan lived seventy years, and begat Gr. Maleleel. Mahalaleel.

13. And Cainan lived after he begat Mahalaleel, eight hundred and forty years and begat Sons and Daughters.

14. And all the days of Cainan, were nine hundred and ten years, and he died.

15. And Mahalaleel lived sixty and five years, and begat Heb. Iered. Iared.

16. And Mahalaleel lived after he begat Iared eight hundred and thirty years, and begat Sons and Daughters.

17. And all the days of Mahalaleel, were eight hundred ninety and five years, and he died.

18. And Iared lived an hundred sixty and two years, and he begat Enoch.

19. And Iared lived after he begat Enoch, eight hundred years, and begat Sons and Daughters.

20. And all the days of Iared were nine hundred sixty and two years, and he died.

21. And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Gr. Mathusala▪ Methuselah m.

22. And Enoch Chap. 24. 40. Psal. 16. 8. & 116. 9. walked with God n, after he begat Methuselah, three hundred years, and begat Sons and Daughters o.

23. And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years.

24. And Heb. 11. [...]. Enoch walked with God: And he was not p, for God took him q.

[Page]25. And Methuselah lived an hundred eighty and seven years, and begat Heb. Lemech. Lamech.

26. And Methuselah lived after he begat Lamech, seven hundred eighty and two years, and begat Sons and Daughters.

27. And all the days of Methuselah, were nine hundred sixty and nine years r, and he died s.

28. And Lamech t lived an hundred eighty and two years, and begat a Son.

29. And he called his name G [...]. Noe. Noah u, saying x, this same shall comfort us concerning our work, and toil of our hands y, because of the ground which the LORD hath cursed.

30. And Lamech lived after he begat Noah, five hundred ninety and five years, and begat Sons and Daughters.

31. And all the days of Lamech were seven hun­dred seventy and seven years, and he died.

32. And Noah was five hundred years old: And Noah begat z Shem, Ham, and Iapheth.

CHAP. VI.

1. AND it came to pass when men a began to multiply b on the face of the Earth, and Daughters were born unto them c.

2. That the Sons of God d saw e the Daughters Or, of Man. of men f, that they were fair g, and they took them h Wives i of all which they chose k.

3. And the LORD said l, my spirit shall not al­ways strive with man m, for that he also n is flesh o, yet p his days q shall be an hundred and twenty years r.

4. There were Giants s in the Earth in those days: And also after that t, when the Sons of God came in unto the Daughters of men u, and they bare Children to them, the same became mighty men, which were of old x, men of Heb. Na [...]. Renown.

[Page]5. And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the Earth, and that Or, the whole imagination. The Hebrew word signifieth not on­ly the imaginati­on, but also the purposes and de­sires. every imagination of the thoughts of his Chap. 8. 21. Matth. 25. 11. heart y was only evil Heb. every day. conti­nually a.

6. And it repented the LORD b that he had made man on the Earth, and it grieved him at his Heart c.

7. And the LORD said, I will destroy man, whom I have created, from the face of the Earth: Heb. from man unto beast. both Man and Beast d, and the creeping thing, and the Fowls of the Air: For it repenteth me that I have made them.

8. But Noah found grace e in the Eyes of the LORD.

9. These are the Generations of Noah f: Ezek. 14. 14, 20. 2 Pet. 2. 5. Noah was a just man, and Or, upright. perfect h in his Generations i, and Noah walked with God k.

10. And Noah begat three Sons, Shem, Ham, and Iapheth l.

11. The Earth m also was corrupt before God n, and the Earth o was filled with violence p.

12. And God looked upon the Earth, and behold, it was corrupt: For all Flesh q had corrupted his way r upon the Earth.

13. And God said unto Noah, the end s of all Flesh t is come u before me x; for the Earth is filled with violence through them z: And behold, I will destroy them Or, from the Earth. with the Earth a.y

14. Make thee an Ark b of Gopher▪ c wood: Heb. Nests. rooms shalt thou make in the Ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch e.

15. And this is the fashion which thou shalt make it of f: The length of the Ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits g.

16. A window h shalt thou make to the Ark, and in a cubit shalt thou finish it above i, and the door of the Ark shalt thou set in the side thereof: With lower, second and third k stories shalt thou make it.

[Page]17. And behold I, even I l, do bring m a Flood of Waters upon the Earth, to destroy all Flesh n, wherein is the breath of Life, from under Heaven: And every thing that is in the Earth shall dye o.

18. But with thee will I establish my Covenant p: And thou shalt come into the Ark; thou, and thy Sons, and thy Wife, and thy Sons Wives with thee.

19. And of every living thing of all flesh two q, of every sort shalt thou bring into the Ark, to keep them alive with thee: They shall be Male and Female.

20. Of Fowls after their kind r, and of Cattle after their kind: Of every creeping thing of the Earth after his kind, two of every sort shall come unto thee s, to keep them alive.

21. And take thou unto thee of all Food that is eaten t, and thou shalt gather it to thee, and it shall be for Food for thee, and for them.

22. Heb. 11. 7. Thus did Noah, according to all that God commanded him, so did he u.

CHAP. VII.

1. AND the Matth. 24. 33. Luke 17. 26. 2 Pet. 2. 5. LORD said a unto Noah, come b thou and all thy House c into the Ark, for Cap. 6. 9. thee have I seen righteous d before me e in this Ge­neration f.

2. Of every clean Beast g thou shalt take to thee Heb. seven seven. by sevens h, the Male and his Female: and of Beasts that are not clean, by two, the Heb. the Man and his Wife. Male and his Fe­male.

3. Of Fowls i also of the Air by sevens k, the Male and the Female, to keep Isa. 1 [...]. 6 [...]. 9▪ Seed l alive upon the face of all the Earth.

4. For yet seven days m, and I will cause it to Rain upon the Earth forty days and forty nights: And every living substance n that I have made, will I Heb. blot out▪ destroy from off the face of the Earth.

5. And Noah did according unto all that the LORD commanded him o.

6. And Noah was Heb. so of▪ &c. 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 p the Waters of the Flood.

8. Of clean Beasts, and of Beasts that are not clean, and of Fowls, and of every thing that creep­eth upon the Earth,

9. There went in q two and two r unto Noah in­to the Ark, the Male and the Female, as God had com­manded Noah.

[Page]10. And it came to pass Or, on the se­venth day. after seven days, that the Waters of the Flood were upon the Earth.

11. In the six hundredth year of Noahs Life s, in the second moneth t, the seventeenth day of the moneth, the same day were all the Fountains of the great deep u broken up x, and the Or, Flood-gates Windows of Hea­ven y were opened.

12. And the Rain was upon the Earth forty days and forty nights z.

13. In the Job 21. 25. self same day a entred Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and Iapheth, the Sons of Noah, and Noahs Wife, and the three Wives of his Sons with them, into the Ark.

14. They, and every Beast after his kind, and 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 b of eve­ry Heb. wing. sort c.

15. And they went in d unto Noah into the Ark, two and two of all Flesh wherein is the breath of Life e.

16. And they that went in, went in Male and Fe­male of all Flesh, as God had commanded him: And the LORD shut him in f.

17. And the Flood g was forty days upon the Earth: And the Waters encreased i, and bare up the Ark, and it was lift up above the Earth.

18. And the Waters prevailed, and were encrea­sed greatly upon the Earth; k and the Ark went upon the face of the Waters.

19. And the Waters prevailed exceedingly upon the Earth, and all the high Hills that were under the whole Heaven were covered m.

20. Fifteen Cubits upwards did the Waters pre­vail n; and the Mountains were covered.

21. And all Flesh died that moved o upon the Earth, both of Fowl, and of Cattle, and of Beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the Earth, and every man.

22. All in whose nostrils was Heb. the breath of the spirit of Life, 2 Sam. 22. 16. the breath of Life p, of all that was in the dry Land, died q.

23. And every living substance 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 r: And 2 Per. 2. [...]. Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the Ark.

24. And the Waters prevailed s upon the Earth an hundred and fifty days t.

CHAP. VIII.

1. AND God remembred Noah a, and every Heb. Beast▪ liv­ing thing b, and all the Cattle that was with him in the Ark: And God made a Wind c to pass over the Earth, and the Waters asswaged.

[Page]2. The Fountains also of the deep, and the win­dows of Heaven were stopped, and the Rain from Heaven was restrained.

3. And the Waters returned from off the Earth Heb. in going and returning. continually: And after the end of the hundred and fifty days the Waters were abated.

4. And the Ark rested in the seventh moneth d, on the seventeenth day of the moneth, upon the Mountains of Ararat e.

5. And the Waters Heb. were in going and de­creasing. decreased continually untill the tenth moneth: In the tenth moneth, on the first day of the moneth, were the tops of the Mountains seen.

6. And it came to pass at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the window of the Ark which he had made.

7. And he sent forth a Ravenf, which went forth Heb. in going forth and return­ing. to and fro g, untill the Waters were dried up from off the Earth h.

8. Also he sent forth a Dove i from him to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground.

9. But the Dove found no rest for the sole of her foot k, and she returned unto him into the Ark: For the Waters were on the face of the whole Earth. Then he put forth his hand, and took her l, and Heb. caused her to come. pulled her in unto him into the Ark.

10. And he stayed yet other seven days, and again he sent forth the Dove out of the Ark.

11. And the Dove came in to him in the Even­ing m, and lo, in her mouth was an Olive-leaf n pluckt off: So Noah knew that the Waters were abated from off the Earth.

12. And he stayed yet other seven days, and sent forth the Dove, which returned not again unto him any more o.

13. And it came to pass in the six hundredth and one year, in the first moneth, the first day of the moneth p the Waters were dried up from off the Earth: And Noah removed the covering of the Ark, and looked, and behold, the face of the ground was dry.

14. And in the second moneth, on the seven and twentieth day of the moneth was the Earth dried q.

15. And God spake unto Noah, saying,

16. Go forth of the Ark r, thou, and thy Wife, and Sons, and thy Sons Wives with thee:

17. Bring forth with thee every living thing that is with thee, of all Flesh, both of Fowl, and of Cat­tle, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the Earth, that they may breed abundantly in the Earth, and Chap. 1. 22. be fruitful and multiply upon the Earth s:

18. And Noah went forth, and his Sons, and his Wife, and his Sons Wives with him:

19. Every Beast, every creeping thing, and eve­ry Fowl, and whatsoever creepeth upon the Earth after their Heb. families. kinds, went forth out of the Ark.

20. And Noah built an Altar unto the Lord t, and took of every clean Beast, and of every clean Fowl, and offered Burnt-offerings on the Al­tar u.

21. And the Lord smelled Heb. a savour of rest. a sweet savour x, and the Lord said in his Heart y, I will not again curse the ground z any more for mans sake, for the Chap. 6. 5. Matth. 15. 19. ima­gination of mans Heart is evil a from his youth: Neither will I again smite b any more every thing living as I have done.446

[Page]22. Heb. as yet all the days of the Earth. While the Earth remaineth c, Seed-time, and Harvest, and Cold, and Heat, and Summer, and Winter, and Day and Night d shall not cease.

CHAP. IX.

1. AND God blessed a Noah and his Sons, and said unto them, Chap. 1. 28. and 8. 17. be fruitful, and mul­tiply, and replenish the Earth.

2. And the fear of you, and the dread of you shall be upon every Beast of the Earth, and upon every Fowl of the Air, upon all that moveth upon the Earth, and upon all the Fishes of the Sea ; into your hand are they delivered *.

3. Every moving thing b, that liveth c, shall be meat for you d, even as the Chap. 1. 29. green herb have I given you all things .

4. Levit. 17. 14. Deut. 12. 23. Act. 15. 20. But Flesh with the Heb. Soul. Life thereof e, which is the blood thereof f, shall you not eat g.

5. And * surely your blood of your Heb. Souls. Lives h will I require i: At the hand of every Beast will I require it k, and at the hand of Man, at the hand of every mans Brother l will require the Heb Soul. Life of Man.

6. Matth. 26. 52. Revel. 13. 10. Whoso sheddeth Or, the blood of man in man. mans blood m, by man n ▪ shall his blood be shed Chap. 1. 2 [...]: For in the image of God made he man o.

7. And yet, be ye fruitful, and multiply p, bring forth abundantly in the Earth, and multiply therein.

8. And God spake unto Noah, and to his Sons with him, saying,

9. And I, behold I establish my Covenant q with you, and with your Seed r after you.

10. And with every Heb. living soul. living Creature that is with you, of the Fowl, of the Cattle, and of every Beast of the Earth with you, from all that go out of the Ark, to every Beast of the Earth :

11. And Isai. 54. 9: I will establish my Covenant with you, neither shall all Flesh be cut off any more by the Waters of a Flood, neither shall there any more be a Flood s, to destroy the Earth.

12. And God said, This is the token of the Co­venant t, which I make between me and you, and every living Creature that is with you, for perpe­tual Generations.

[Page]13. I do set my Bow u in the Cloud x, and it shall be for a token of a Covenant between me and the Earth.

14. And it shall come to pass, when I bring a Cloud over the Earth y, that the Bow shall be seen in the Cloud.

15. And I will remember my Covenant which is between me and you, and every Heb. every living Soul in all flesh. living Crea­ture of all Flesh: and the Waters shall no more become a Flood to destroy all Flesh.

16. And the Bow shall be in the Cloud, and I will look upon it, that I may remember the Ever­lasting Covenant z, between God and every liv­ing Creature of all Flesh that is upon the Earth.

17. And God said unto Noah, This is the to­ken of the Covenant a which I have established be­tween me and all Flesh, that is upon the Earth.

18. And the Sons of Noah that went forth of the Ark, were Shem, and Ham, and Iapheth: And Ham is the Father of Heb. Chanaan. Canaan b.

19. These are the three Sons of Noah: And of them was the whole Earth overspread c.

20. And Noah began to be an Husbandman d, and he planted a Vineyard.

21. And he drank of the Wine, and was drun­ken e, and he was uncovered f within his Tent.

22. And Ham g, the Father of Canaan h saw the nakedness of his Father, and told his two Brethren without *.

23. And Shem and Iapheth took a Garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their Father, and their faces were backward, and they saw not their Fathers nakedness.

24. And Noah awoke from his Wine , and knew i what his younger Son k had done unto him.

25. And he said l, Cursed m be Canaan n, a Ser­vant of Servants o shall he be unto his Bre­thren.

26. And he said, Blessed be the Lord God of Shem p; and Canaan shall be Heb. Servant to them. his Servant.

[Page]27. God shall Or, perswade. enlarge Iapheth q, and he shall dwell in the Tents of Shem r, and Canaan shall be Heb. servant to them. his Servant s.

28. And Noah lived after the Flood three hundred and fifty years t.

29. And all the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years u, and he died.

CHAP. X.

THis Chapter, though it may seem to some unprofitable as consisting almost wholly of Genealogies, yet hath indeed great and manifold uses: 1. To shew the true original of the seve­ral Nations, about which all other Authors write idlely, fabulously and falsly, and thereby to manifest the Providence of God in the Government of the World and Church, and the Truth and Authority of the Holy Scriptures. 2. To discover and distinguish from all other Nations, that People or Nation in which Gods Church was to be, and from which Christ was to come. 3. That Noahs Prophecy concerning his three Sons might be better understood, and the accomplishment of it made evident. 4. To explain divers prophetical predictions and other passages of Scripture, as will appear in the sequel. For the better understanding of this Chapter, compare with it, 1 Chron. 1 from ver. 4. to 24. And consider these three things. 1. In the search of these Genealogies we must avoid both carelessness for the reasons now mentioned, and excessive curiosity about every particular person here named, and the people sprung from him, which is neither necessary, nor pro­fitable, nor indeed possible now to find out, by reason of the great changes of names through length of time, loss of antient Records, differences of Languages, extinction of Fami­lies, conquest and destruction of Nations, and other causes. It may suffice that divers of them and those the most eminent are evident and discernable at this day, as will appear in the progress, by which we may and ought to presume the Truth of the rest, whose Names are lost in the publick confusions of the World in former Ages, of whom I shall therefore be si­lent, and only speak of the principal persons and that briefly. 2. The same People which were originally seated in one place, did oft-times thift there places, or at least sent forth Colonies, and that sometimes into places far distant from their▪ Brethren, as appears from the antient and famous expe­ditions mentioned in Sacred and Prophane story. So you must not wonder if you meet with the same People in divers Countries. 3. In general, the World was divided into three parts, whereof the more Eastern parts were allotted to Shem and his Issue, the more Southern parts to Ham, and the more Northern parts of it to Iapheth.

1. NOW these are the Generations of the Sons of Noah: Shem, Ham, and Iapheth: And unto them were Sons born after the Flood.

2. 1 Chron. 1. 5. The Sons of Iapheth a: Gomer b and Ma­gog c, and Madai d, and Iavan e, and Tubal f, and Meshech g, and Tiras h.

3. And the Sons of Gomer: Ashkenaz i, and Ri­phath k, and Togarmah l.

4. And the Sons of Iavan: Elisha m, and Tar­shish n, Kittim o, and Dodanim p.

5. By these were the Isles q of the Gentiles di­vided r in their Lands: Every one after his tongue s, after their Families t, in their Na­tions.

[Page]6. 1 Chron. 1. 8. And the Sons of Ham u : Cush x and Miz­raim y, and Phut z, and Canaan a.

7. And the Sons of Cush: Sheba b, and Havi­lah c, Sabtah d, and Raamah e, and Sabtecha f. And the Sons of Raamah; Sheba g, and Dedan h.

8. And Cush begat Nimrod i: he began to be a mighty one in the Earth.

9. He was a mighty Hunter k before the LORD l: Wherefore it is said m, Even as Nim­rod the mighty Hunter before the LORD.

10. And the beginning of his Kingdom n was Gr. Babylon. Babel o, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh p, in the Land of Shinar q.

11. Out of that Land Or, he went out into Assyria. went forth Asshur r, and built Nineveh s, and Or, The Streets of the City. the City Rehoboth t, and Calah.

12. And Resen, between Nineveh and Calah: The same u is a great City.

13. And Mizraim begat Jer. 46. 9. Ludim x, and Ana­mim, and Lehabim and Naphtuhim.

14. And Pathrusim y, and Casluhim, (out of whom came Philistim z) and Caphtorim.

15. And Canaan begat Heb. Tzidon. Sidon his First-born a, and Heth b.

[Page]16. And the Iebusite , and the Amorite, and the Girgasite,

17. And the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite,

18. And the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hemathite: And afterward were the Families of the Canaanites spread abroad c.

19. And the Border of the Canaanites was from Sidon d, as thou comest to Gerar, unto Heb. Azz [...]h. Gaza e. As thou goest unto Sodom and Gomorrha, and Ad­mah, and Zeboim f, even unto Lasha g.

20. These are the Sons of Ham, after their Fa­milies, after their Tongues, in their Countreys, and in their Nations.

21. Unto Shem also the Father of all the Chil­dren of Eber h, the Or, the Elder Brother, &c. Brother of Iapheth i the Elder k, even to him were Children born.

22. The 1 Chro. 1. 17. Children of Shem; Elam l, and Asshur m, and Heb. Arpach­shad. Arphaxad n, and Lud o, and Aram p.

23. And the Children of Aram, Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Mash.

24. And Arphaxad begat Heb. Sh [...]lah. Chap. 11. 12. Salah; And Salah begat Eber.

25. 1 Chro. 1. 19. And unto Eber were born two Sons: And the Name of one was Peleg, for in his days q was the Earth divided r, and his Brothers Name was Ioktan.

26. And Ioktan begat Almodad s, and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and Ierah,

27. And Hadoram, and Uzal, and Diklah,

28. And Obal, and Abimael, and Sheba t,

29. And Ophir u, and Havilah x, and Io [...]ab: All these were the Sons of Ioktan.

30. And their dwelling was from Mesha as thou goest unto Sephar y, a Mount of the East.

31. These are the Sons of Shem, after their Fa­milies, after their Tongues, in their Lands, after their Nations.

32. These are the Families of the Sons of Noah, after their Generations, in their Nations, and by these were the Nations divided in the Earth after the Flood.

CHAP. XI.

1. AND the whole Earth a was of one Heb. Lip. Lan­guage, and of one Heb. Words. speech b.

2. And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the East c, that they found a Plain in the Land of Shinar *, and they dwelt there.

3. And Heb. a man said to his Neighbour. they said one to another, go to, let us make brick d, and Heb▪ burn them to a burn­ing. burn them throughly. And they had brick for Stone, and slime e had they for Morter.

[Page]4. And they said, Go to, let us build us a City, and a Tower whose top may reach unto Heavenf, and let us make us a Nameg, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole Earthh.

5. And the LORD came downi to see the City, and the Towerk which the Children of menl built.

6. And the LORD said, behold, the People is one, and they have all one Language, and this they begin to do, and now nothing will be re­strained from them, which they have imagined to do.

7. Go to, let usm go down, and there confound their Languagen, that they may notHeb. hear. understand one anothers speecho.

8. So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the Earthp: And they left off to build the City.

9. Therefore is the Name of it calledThat is, confu­sion. Babel, because the LORD did there confound the Lan­guage of all the Earth, and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the Earth.

10. Chap. 10. 32. 1 Chron. 1. 17. These are the Generations of Shemq, Shem was an hundred years old, and begat Ar­phaxad two years after the Flood.

11. And Shem lived after he begat Arphaxad five hundred yearsr, and begat Sons and Daugh­ters.

12. And Arphaxad lived five and thirty years, and begat Salah.

13. And Arphaxad lived after he begat Salah, four hundred and three years, and begat Sons and Daughters.

14. And Salah lived thirty years, and begat Eber.

15. And Salah lived after he begat Eber four hundred and three years, and begat Sons and Daughters.

16. 1 Chro. 1. 19. And Eber lived four and thirty years and begat called Luk. 3. 35. Phalec. Peleg.

17. And Eber lived after he begat Peleg, four hundred and thirty yearss, and begat Sons and Daughters.

18. And Peleg lived thirty years, and begat Reu.

19. And Peleg lived after he begat Reu, two hundred and nine years, and begat Sons and Daughters.

20. And Reu lived two and thirty years, and begat Luk 3. 35. Saruch. Serug.

21. And Reu lived after he begat Serug, two hundred and seven years, and begat Sons and Daughters.

22. And Serug lived thirty years, and begat Nahor.

23. And Serug lived after he begat Nahor, two hundred years, and begat Sons and Daughters.

24. And Nahort lived nine and twenty years and begat Luk. 3. 34. Thara. Terah.

25. And Nahor lived after he begat Terah, an hundred and nineteen years, and begat Sons and Daughters.

26. And Terah lived seventy years, and Josh. 24. 2. 1 Chro. 1. 26. be­gatu Abramx, Nahor, and Haran.

27. Now these are the Generations of Terah: Terah begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran: And Haran begat Lot.

28. And Haran died before his Father Te­rahy in the Land of his Nativity, in Ur of the Caldees.

29. And Abram and Nahor took them Wives: The Name of Abrams Wife was Sarai, and the Name of Nahors Wife, Milcah, the Daughter of Haranz, the Father of Milcah, and the Father of Iscaha.

[Page]30. But Sarai was barren, she had no childb.

31. And Terah took Abram his Sonc, and Lot the Son of Haran, his sons son, and Sarai his daugh­ter in law, his Son Abrams wife, and they went forth with them from Neh. 9. 7. Act. 7. 4. Ur of the Caldees, to go into the Land of Canaan: and they came unto Haran d, and dwelt e there.

32. And the days of Terah were two hundred and five years, and Terah died in Haran.

CHAP. XII.

1. Heb. and the Lord said, &c. NOW the Act. 7. 3. LORD had said a unto Abram, Get thee out of thy countrey,Chap. 31. 3. and from thy kindred, and from thy fathers house b, unto a land that I will shew thee c.

2. And I will Heb. make thee a great Na­tion. make of thee a great Nation, and I will bless thee d, and make thy name great, and thou shalt be a blessing e.

3. And I will bless them that bless thee▪ and curse him that curseth theef: Chap. 18. 18. and 22. 18. Acts 3. 25. Gal. 3. 8. and in thee g shall all families h of the Earth be blessed [...].

4. So Abram departedk as the Lord had spoken unto him, and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran.

5. And Abram took Sarai his Wife, and Lot his Brothers Son, and all their substance that they had gathered, and the soulsl that they had gotten m in Haran, and they went forth to go into the Land of Canaan: and into the Land of Canaan they came.

6. And Abram passed through the Land unto the place of Sichemn, unto the plain of Moreh. And the Canaaniteo was then in the Land p.

7. And the LORD appeared unto▪ Abramq, and said, Chap. 13. 15. Unto thy seed will I give this Landr ▪ and there built he an Chap. 13. 4. altar s unto the LORD, who appeared unto him.

8. And he removed from thence unto a moun­tain on the East of Beth-elt, and pitched his tent, having Beth-el on the Westu, and Hai x on the East: and there he built an altar unto the LORD, and called upon the name of the LORD.

9. And Abram journeyedy, Heb. in going and journeying. going on still to­wards the Southz.

10. And there was a Famine in the Landa, and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there: for the famine was grievous in the Land.

11. And it came to pass, when he was come near to enter into Egypt, that he said unto Sarai his Wife, Behold now, I know that thou art a fair Woman to look uponb.

12. Therefore it shall come to pass; when the Egyptians shall see thee, that they shall say, This is his Wife: and they will kill me, but they will save thee alive.

13. Say I pray thee, thou art my Sister c, that it may be well with me for thy sake; and my soul shall live because of thee.

[Page]14. And it came to pass, that when Abram was come into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the Wo­man, that she was very fair.

15. The Princes d also of Pharaoh e saw her, and commended her before Pharaoh: and the wo­man was taken f into Pharaohs house g.

16. And he entreated Abram well for her sake, and he had * sheep, and oxen, and he-asses, and men-servants, and maid-servants, and she-asses, and camels.

17. And the LORD Chap. 20. 18. plagued Pharaoh h and his house i with great plagues, because of Sarai Abrams wife k.

18. And Pharaoh called Abram, and said, What is this that thou hast done unto me? Why didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife l?

19. Why saidest thou, she is my sister? so I might have taken her to me to wife m: now there­fore behold thy wife, take her, and go thy way.

20. And Pharaoh commanded his men concern­ing him n: and they sent him away, and his wife, and all that he had.

CHAP. XIII.

1. AND Abram went up out of Egypt, he, and his wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him into the South a

2. And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold.

3. And he went on his journeys b from the South, even to Beth-el, unto the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Beth-el and Hai.

4. Unto the Chap. 12. 7. place of the altar c which he had made there at the first: and there Abram called on the name of the LORD d.

5. And Lot also which went with Abram, had flocks, and herds, and tents.

6. And the land was not able to bear them, that they might dwell together: for their substance was great, so that they could not dwell together.

7. And there was a strife between the herds-men of Abrams cattel, and the herds-men of Lots cat­tle: and the Canaanite e, and the Perizzite dwelt then in the land f.

8. And Abram said unto Lot g, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and h my herds-men and thy herds-men, for we be Heb. men bre­thren. See Chap. 11. 27. Exod. 2. 13. Act. 7. 26. Bre­thren i.

9. Is not the whole land before thee k? sepa­rate thy self, I pray thee, from me: if thou wilt take l the left hand, then I will go to the right: or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left.

10. And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan m, that it was well watered every where, before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrha, even as the garden of the LORD n, like the land of Egypt o, as thou comest unto Zoar p.

[Page]11. Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jor­dan: And Lot journyed East q, and they separa­ted themselves the Heb. a man [...] his brother. one from the other.

12. Abram dwelt in the Land of Cannaan, and Lot dwelt in the Cities of the plain, and pitched his Tent toward Sodom.

13. But the men of Sodom were Ezek. 16. 49. wicked, and sinners before the LORD r exceedingly.

14. And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him s, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art, North-ward, and South-ward, and East-ward, and West-ward.

15. For all the Land which thou seest t: Chap. 12. 7. and 26. 4. Deut. 34. 4. to thee u will I give it, and to thy seed for ever. x.

16. And I will make thy Seed as the dust of the Earth, so that if a man can number the dust of the Earth, then shall thy Seed also be numbred:

17. Arise, walk through the Land in the length of it, and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee.

18. Then Abram removed his Tent, and came and dwelt in the Heb. plains Or, oken ho [...]ts. plain of Mamre y, which is in Chap. 35. 27. Hebron z, and built there an Altar unto the LORD.

CHAP. XIV.

1. AND it came to pass in the days of Amra­phel King of Shinar, Arioch King of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer King of Elam, and Tidal King of [...]osh. 12. 23. Nations a.

2. That these made War with Bera King b of Sodom, and with Birsha King of Gomorrah, Shi­nab King of Admah, and Shemeber King of Zeboi­im, and the King of Bela which is Chap. 1 [...]. [...]. Zoar.

3. All these were joyned together in the Vale of Siddim, which is the salt Sea.

4. Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer c, and in the thirteenth year they rebelled.

5. And in the fourteenth year came Chedorlao­mer, and the Kings that were with him d, and smote the Rephaims e in Ashtaroth-Karnaim f, and the Zuzims in Ham, and the Emims g, in Or, the plain of Kiriathaim. Shaveh-Kiriathaim h.

6. And the Horites i in the Mount Seir, unto Or, the plain of Paran. El-paran k, which is by the wilderness.

7. And they returned and came to En-mishpat, which is Kadesh l, and smote all the Countrey of the Amalekites m, and also the Amorites that dwelt in Hazezon-tamar.

8. And there went out the King of Sodom, and the King of Gomorrah, and the King of Ad­mah, and the King of Zeboim, and the King of Bela (the same is Zoar,) and they joyned Battle with them in the Vale of Siddim.

9. With Chedorlaomer the King of Elam, and with Tidal King of Nations, and Amr [...]phel King of Shinar, and Arioch King of Ellasar; four Kings with five.

10. And the Vale of Siddim Heb. pits pits. was full of slime­pits n: And the Kings of Sodom and Gomorrah o fled and fell p there: And they that remained, fled to the Mountain.

[Page]11. And they took all the goods of Sodom, and Gomorrah, and all their victuals, and went their way.

12 And they took Lot q, Abrams brothers Son (who dwelt in Sodom) and his Goods, and de­parted.

13 And there came one that had escaped, and told Abram the Hebrew r, for he dwelt in the Plain of Mamre the Amorite, Brother of Eshcol, and Brother of Aner: And these were confederate with Abram s.

14 And when Abram heard that his Brother was taken Captive; he Or, led forth. armed his Or, instructed. trained t Servants born in his own house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued them unto Dan u.

15 And he divided himself x against them, he and his Servants by night, and smote them, and pursued them unto Hoba, which is on the left hand of Damascus:

16 And he brought back all the goods y, and also brought again his Brother Lot, and his goods, and the Women also, and the People.

17 And the King of Sodom went out to meet him (after his return from the slaughter of Che­dorlaomer, and of the Kings that were with him) at the Valley of Shaveh, which is the 2 Sam. 18. 18. Kings dale z.

18 And Heb, 7. 1. Melchizedek a King of Salem b brought forth Bread and Wine c. And he was the Priest d of the most High God e.

19 * And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be f Abram of the Most High God, possessour of Hea­ven and Earth.

20 And blessed be the Most High God, which hath delivered thine Enemies into thy hand: And he gave him Heb. 7. 4. Tithes g of all h.

21 And the King of Sodom said unto Abram, Give me the Heb. souls. persons, and take the Goods to thy self.

22 And Abram said to the King of Sodom, I have lift up my hand i unto the LORD, the Most High God, the possessour of Heaven and Earth.

23 That I will not take k from a thred even to a shoe-latchet , and that I will not take any thing that is thine, lest thou shouldst say, I have made Abram rich l.

24 Save onely that which the young men have eaten, and the portion of the men which went with me m, Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre: Let them take their portion.

CHAP. XV.

1 AFter these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a Vision a, saying, [Page] Fear not, Abram b: I am thy Psal. 3. 3. & 5. 12. & 84. 11. & 91. 4. shield and Or, thy reward shall be very great. thy exceeding Psal. 16. 5. great reward c.

2 And Abram said, Lord God, what wilt thou give me, seeing * I go d childless e and the Stew­ard of my house f is this Eliezer of Damascus g.

3 And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed; and lo, one born in my house h is mine heir i.

4 And behold, the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir: but he that shall come forth out of thine own Bowels k shall be thine heir.

5 And he brought him forth abroad; and said, Look now towards Heaven, and tell the Stars l, if thou be able to number them m: and he said unto him, 1 Chron. 27. 23. Rom. 4. 18. so shall thy seed be.

6 And he Rom▪ 4. 3. Gal. 3. 6. Jam▪ 2▪ 2 [...]. believed in the LORD n, and he counted * it to him for righteousness o.

7 And he said unto him, I am the LORD that brought thee out of Ur of the Caldees, to give thee this land to inherit it.

8 And he said, Lord GOD, whereby shall I know p that I shall inherit it?

9 And he said unto him, Take me an heifer of three years old, q and a shee-goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtle-dove, and a young pigeon r.

10 And he s took unto him all these, and divi­ded them in the midst t, and laid each piece one against another u: but the birds divided he not x.

11 And when the fowls came down upon the carcasses y, Abram drove them away z.

12 And when the Sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram a and lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon him b.

[Page]13. And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety Act. 7. 6. that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs c, and shall serve them, and Exo. 1. 11. they shall afflict them four hundred years d.

14. And also that nation whom they shall serve e, will I judge f: and afterward Exo. 12. 36. Psal. 105. 37. shall they come out with great substance g.

15. And thou shalt go to thy Fathers h in peace, * thou shalt be buried in a good old age.

16 But in the fourth generation i, they shall come hither again: for the iniquity of the Amo­rite k is not yet full l.

17. And it came to pass that when the Sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoaking fur­nace, and a Heb. a lamp of fire. burning lamp m that passed be­tween those pieces.

18. In that same day the LORD Heb. cut. Cap. 24. 7. made a covenant with Abram, saying, Chap. 12. 7. and 13. 15. and 26. 4. Exo. 23. 31. Numb. 34. 3. Deut. 1. 7. and 11. 24. and 34. 4. Josh. 1. 4. 2 Chro. 9. 26. Neh. 9. 8. Isa. 27. 12. Unto thy seed have I given n this Land, from the river of Egypt o, unto the great river, the river Eu­phrates p.

19. The Kenites q, and the Kenizzites r, and the Kadmonites s:

20. And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims:

21. And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.

CHAP. XVI.

1. NOW Sarai Abrams wife bare him no chil­dren, and she had an handmaid, an Egyp­tian, whose name was Gal. 4. 24. Hagar.

2. And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the LORD hath restrained me from bearing, I pray thee go in unto my maid: it may be that I may Heb. be buil­ded by her. obtain children by her a. and Abram hearkned to the voice of Sarai b.

3. And Sarai Abrams wife took Hagar her maid, the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to her husband Abram, to be his wife c.

4. And he went in unto Hagar, and she con­ceived: and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes d.

5. And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong be upon thee e: I have given my maid into thy bo­som, and when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her eyes: the LORD judge between me and thee f.

6. But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, thy maid is in thine hand g: do to her Heb. that which is good in thine eyes. as it pleaseth thee h. And when Sarai Heb. afflicted her. dealt hardly with her i, she fled from her face k.

[Page]7. And the Angel of the LORD l found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur m:

8. And he said, Hagar Sarai's maid n, whence camest thou? And whither wilt thou go o? and she said, I flee from the face of my mistress Sarai.

9. And the Angel of the LORD said unto her, Return to thy mistress, and submit thy self under her hands.

10. And the Angel of the LORD said unto her, I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbred for multitude.

11. And the Angel of the LORD said unto her, Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name That is God shall hear. Ishmael: because the LORD hath heard thy affliction. *

12. And he will be a wild man p: his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him q: Chap. 25. 18. and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren r.

13. And she called the name of the LORD that spake unto her, Heb. Elroi, thou art a God that seest me. Thou God seest me s: for she said, Have I also here looked after him that seeth me t?

14. Wherefore the well was called Chap. 24. 62 That is the well of him that liveth and seeth me. Beer­lahai-roi u; behold it is between Cadesh and Bered.

15. And Hagar bare Abram a Son and Abram called his sons name, which Hagar bare Ishmael.

16. And Abram was fourscore and six years old, when Hagar bare Ishmael to Abram.

CHAP. XVII.

1. AND when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Or All-suffici­ent. Almighty God a, Chap. 5. 22. walk before me b, and be thou Or upright or sincere. per­fect c.

2. And I will make my covenant between me and thee d, and will multiply thee exceedingly.

3. And Abram fell on his face e, and God tal­ked with him, saying,

4. As for me, behold my covenant is with thee; and thou shalt be a father of Heb. multi­tude of Nations. many nations f.

5. Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham g: Rom. 4. 17▪ for a father of many nations have I made thee.

6. And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and Heb. I will make thee Nati­ons. I will make Chap. 35. 11▪ nations of thee, and Kings shall come out of thee h.

[Page]7 And I will establish my covenant between me and thee, and thy seed after thee in their Gene­rations, for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee i, and to thy seed after thee.

8 And Chap. 12. 7. I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land Heb. of thy so­journings. wherein thou art a stran­ger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession k; and I will be their God.

9 And God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt keep my covenant therefore, thou l, and thy Seed after thee in their Generations.

10 This is my covenant m which ye shall keep between me and you, and thy Seed after thee: every Acts 7. 8. man-child n among you shall be circum­cised.

11 And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your fore-skin o; and it shall be a Act. 7. 8. Rom. 4. 11. token of the cove­nant p betwixt me and you.

12 And Heb. a son of eight days. he that is eight days old q, Levit. 12. 3. Luke 2. 21. John 7. 22. shall be circumcised among you: every man-child in your generations r, he that is born in the house, or bought with money of any stranger s, which is not of thy seed.

13 He that is born in thy house, and he that is bought with thy Money, must needs be Cir­cumcised: And my Covenant shall be in your Flesh, for an Everlasting Covenant t.

14 And the uncircumcised man-child, * whose Flesh of his fore-skin is not circumcised u, that soul shall be cut of from his People x: He hath broken my Covenant y.

15 And God said unto Abraham, as for Sarai thy Wife, thou shalt not call her Name Sarai, but Sarah z shall her Name be.

16 And I will bless her, and give thee a Son al­so of her: Yea, I will bless her, and Heb. she shall become Nations. she shall be a mother of Chap, 35. 11. Nations: Kings of people shall be of her.

17 Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed a and said in his heart, shall a Child be born unto him that is an hundred years old, and shall Sarah that is ninety years old bear?

18 And Abraham said unto God, O that Ish­mael might live before thee b!

19 And God said, Chap. 18. 10. and 21. 2. Sarah thy Wife shall bear thee a Son indeed, and thou shalt call his name Isaac c, and I will establish my Covenant with him, for an Everlasting Covenant, and with his seed after him.

[Page]20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee , be­hold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruit­ful, and will multiply him exceedingly: Chap. 25. 16. twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation.

21 But my covenant will I establish with Isa­ac d whom Sarah shall bear unto thee, at this set time, in the next year.

22 And he left of talking with him, and God went up e from Abraham.

23 And Abraham took Ishmael his Son, and all that were born in his house, and all that were bought with his money, every male among the men of Abrahams▪ house, and circumcised the flesh of their fore-skin f in the self-same day g, as God had said unto him.

24 And Abraham was ninety years old and nine, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his fore-skin.

25 And Ishmael his son was thirteen years old, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his fore­skin.

26 In the self-same day was Abraham circum­cised, and Ishmael his son.

27 And all the men of his house, born in the house, and bought with money of the stranger, were circumcised with him.

CHAP. XVIII.

1 AND the LORD appeared unto him, in the plains of Mamre, and he sate in the tent door a, in the heat of the day b.

2 Heb. 13. 2. And he lift up his eyes, and looked: and lo, three men c stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground d.

3 And said, My LORD, if now I have found favour in thy sight *, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant:802

4 Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet f, and rest your self under the tree.

5 And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and Heb. [...]. comfort ye your hearts, after that ye shall pass on: for therefore Heb▪ [...] [...]. are ye come to your ser­vant g. And they said, so do, as thou hast said.

6 And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, and said, Heb. [...]. make ready quickly three mea­sures h of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes upon the hearth i.

7 And Abraham ran unto the herd and fetcht a calf, tender and good, and gave it unto a young man, and he hasted to dress it.

8 And he took butter, and milk, and the calf * which he had dressed, and set it before them, and he stood by them k under the tree, and they did eat l.

9 And they said unto him m, Where is Sarah thy wife? And he said, Behold, in the tent n.

10 And he said, I will certainly return unto thee o Heb. to the living time. according to the time of life p, and lo, Chap. 17. 19▪ 21 and 21. [...]. Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard it in the tent door which was behind him q.

[Page]11. Now Chap. 17. 17. Rom. [...]4. 19. Heb. 11. 11, 12. Abraham and Sarah were old, and well stricken in age, and it ceased to be with Sa­rah after the manner of women r.

12 Therefore Sarah laughed s within herself t, saying, Luk. [...]. 18. After I am waxed old, shall I have pleasure, u my 1 Pet. 3. 6. Lord being old also?

13. And the LORD said unto Abraham, Where­fore did Sarah laugh, saying, shall I of a surety bear a Child which am old?

14 Jer. 32. 17. Zech. 8. 6. Luk. 1. 37. Is any thing too hard for the LORDx? Chap. 17. 21. at the time appointed will I return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.819

15 Then Sarah denied y, saying, I laughed not, for she was afraid y: and he said, Nay, but thou didst laugh.

16 And the men rose up from thence, and look­ed towards Sodom: and Abraham went with them 3 Joh. 6. to bring them on the way z.

17 And the LORD said, Amos 3. 7. shall I hide from Abra­ham a that thing which I do.

18 Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the Earth shall be Chap. 12. 3. and 22. 18. Acts 3. 25. Gal. 3. 8. blessed in him b.

19 For I know him c, that he will command d his children and his houshold after him e, and they shall keep the way of the LORD f, to do justice and judgment g; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham, that which he hath spoken of him h.

20 And the LORD said, Because Chap. 4. 10. and 19. 13. Jam. 5. 4. the cry i of Sodom and Gomorrha k is great, and because their sin is very grievous:

21 I Chap. 11. 5. will go down now and see l whether they have Heb. made a full end. done altogether m according to the cry of it, which is come unto me: and if not, I will know.

22 And the men n turned their faces from thence, and went toward Sodom; but Abraham stood yet before the LORD o.

23 And Abraham drew near p, and said, wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked?

24 Jer. 5. 1. Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the City q, wilt thou also destroy, and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein?

25. That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked, and that the righteous shall be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Job 8. 3. and 34. 17. Rom. 3. 6. shall not the judge of all the Earth r do right s.

26 And the LORD said, if I find in Sodom fif­ty righteous within the City, then I will spare all the place for their sakes.

27 And Abraham answered and said, Behold, now I have taken upon me to speak unto the LORD, which am but dust and ashes t:

28 Peradventure, there shall lack five of the fifty righteous, wilt thou destroy all the City for lack of five u? And he said, If I find there forty and five, I will not destroy it.

[Page]29 And he spake unto him yet again, and said, Peradventure there shall be forty found there: And he said, I will not do it for forties sake.

30 And he said unto him, Oh, let not the LORD be angry, and I will speak: Peradventure there shall thirty be found there: And he said, I will not do it, if I find thirty there.

31 And he said, Behold, now I have taken upon me to speak unto the LORD: Peradventure there shall be twenty found there: And he said, I will not destroy it for twenties sake.

32 And he said, Judg. 6. 39. Oh, let, not the LORD be an­gry. and I will speak yet but this once x: Perad­venture ten shall be found there: And he said, I will not destroy it for tens sake.

33 And the LORD went his way: assoon as he had left communing with Abraham: and Abra­ham returned unto his place.

CHAP. XIX.

1. AND there came a two Angels b to So­dom at even c, and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom d: and Lot seeing them, rose up to meet them, and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground.

2 And he said, Behold now my Lords, Heb. 13. 2. turn in, I pray you, into your servants house, and tar­ry all night, and Chap. 18. 4. wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your ways . And they said, See Luk. 24. 28. Nay, but we will abide in the street all night e.

3 And he pressed upon them greatly, and they turned in unto him, and entered into his house: and he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread f, and they did eat.

4 But before they lay down , the men of the City, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter g.

5 And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them h.

6 And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him.

7 And said, I pray you, brethren i, do not so wickedly.

8 See Judg. 19. 24. Behold now, I have two daughters which have not See Numb. 31. 17, 18. known man k; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes l, only unto these men do nothing: for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof m.

9 And they said, stand back n. And they said again, This one fellow came in to sojourn o, and he will needs be a judge p: now will we deal worse with thee then with them. And they pres­sed sore upon the man, even Lot, and came near to break the door.

10 But the men put forth their hand, and pul­led Lot into the house to them, and shut to the door.

11 And they smote the men See Acts 13. 11. that were at the door of the house with blindness q, both small and great: so that they wearied themselves to find the door.

12 And the men said unto Lot, Hast thou here any besides? son in law, and thy sons, and thy daughters, and whatsoever thou hast in the City, bring them out of this place.

13 For we will destroy this place, because the Chap. 18. 20. cry of them is waxen great before the face of the LORD, and the LORD hath sent us to de­stroy it.

14 And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons­in-law, which married r his daughters, and said, Up, get ye out of this place, for the LORD will destroy this City: but he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons-in-law.

[Page]15. And when the morning arose, then the An­gels hastned Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters which Heb. are found are here s, lest thou be consumed, in the Or, punishment. iniquity of the City.

16. And while he lingred t, the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters, the LORD being merciful unto him: and they brought him forth, and set him without the City.

17 And it came to pass when they had brought them forth abroad, that he u said, Escape for thy life x, look not behind thee y, neither stay thou in all the plain, escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.

18 And Lot said unto them *, Oh, not so, my LORD.

19 Behold now, thy servant hath found grace in thy sight, and thou hast magnified thy mercy which thou hast shewed unto me in saving my life, and I cannot escape to the mountain z, lest some evil take me, and I die.

20 Behold now, this City is near to flee unto, and it is a little one a: O let me escape thither: (is it not a little one?) and my soul shall live.

21 And he said unto him, see, I have accepted Heb. thy face. thee b concerning this thing, that I will not overthrow this City for the which thou hast spoken.

22 Haste thee, escape thither: for I cannot do any thing till thou be come thither c: therefore the name of the City was called Zoar.

23 The sun was Heb. go [...] forth▪ risen upon the Earth d when Lot entered into Zoar.

24. Then Deut. 29. 23. Isa. 13. 19. Jer. 50. 40. Ez. 16. 49. Hos. 11. 8. Amos 4. 11. Luke 17. 29. 2 Pet. 2. 6. Jude 7. the See Jud. 5. 20. 2 Chron. 7. 1. Ezek. 11. 24. LORD rained upon Sodom, and upon Gomorrha e, brimstone and fire f, from the LORD g out of Heaven.

25 And he overthrew those Cities, and all the plain h, and all the inhabitants of the Cities, and that which grew upon the ground.

26 But his wife looked back i from behind him k, and she became a Luke 17. 3 [...]. pillar of Salt l.

27. And Abraham gat up early in the morn­ing, to the place where he Chap. 18. 22. stood before the LORD.

28. And he looked toward Sodom and Gomor­rha, and toward all the Land of the plain, and beheld, and lo, the smoak of the Countrey went up as the smoak of a furnace.

29 And it came to pass when God destroyed the Cities of the plain, that God remembred A­braham m, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when he overthrew the Cities in the which Lot dwelt.

30 And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in the mountain, and his two daughters with him: for he feared to dwell in Zoar n, and he dwelt in a cave, he, and his two daughters.

[Page]31 And the first-born said unto the younger, Our father is old, and there is not a man in the earth o to come in unto us after the manner of all the Earth p.

32 Come, let us make our father drink wine q, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father r.

33 And they made their father drink wine s that night: and the first-born went in, and lay with her father, and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose t.

34 And it came to pass on the morrow, that the first-born said unto the younger, Behold, I lay yesternight with my father: let us make him drink wine this night also, and go thou in, and lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our fa­ther.

35 And they made their father drink wine that night also, and the younger arose, and lay with him: and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.

36 Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father.

37 And the first-born bare a son, and called his name Moab u: the same is the father of the Moab­ites x unto this day.

38 And the younger, she also bare a son, and called his name Ben-ammi y: the same is the fa­ther of the children of Ammon unto this day.

CHAP. XX.

1 AND Abraham journyed from thence a to­wards the south countrey b, and dwelt between Cadesh and Shur, and sojourned in Gerar.

2 And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, Chap. 12. 13. she is my sister c: and Abimelech King of Gerar sent and took Sarah d.

3 But God Psal. 105. 14. came to Abimelech in a dream e by night and said to him, Behold, thou art but a dead man *, for the woman which chou hast ta­ken f: for she is Heb. married to an Husband▪ a mans wife.

4 But Abimelech had not come near her g: and he said, LORD, wilt thou slay also a righte­ous h nation i?

5 Said he not unto me, she is my sister? and she, even she her self said, He is my brother; in the Or, simplicity, or sincerity, 2 Sam. 15. 11. integrity of my heart, and innocency of my hands k have I done this.

6 And God said unto him in a dream, Yea I know that thou didst this in the integrity of thy heart l: for I also withheld thee m from sin­ning n Chap. 39. 9. Levit. 6. 2. Psal. 51. 4. against me o, therefore suffered I thee not to touch her.

[Page]7 Now therefore restore the man his wife: for he is a prophet p, and he shall pray for thee *, and thou shalt live: and if thou restore her not, know thou, that thou shalt surely die, thou, and all that are thine q.

8 Therefore Abimelech rose early in the morn­ing, and called all his servants r, and told all these things in their ears: and the men were sore afraid.

9 Then Abimelech called Abraham and said unto him, what hast thou done unto us s? and what have I offended thee, that Chap. 26. 10. thou hast brought on me, and on my Kingdom a great sin t? thou hast done deeds unto me that ought not to be done.

10 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What sawest thou, that thou hast done this thing t?

11 And Abraham said, because I thought, sure­ly the fear of God u is not in this place: and they will slay me for my wifes sake.

12 And yet indeed she is my sister x: she is the daughter y of my father, but not the daughter of my mother z; and she became my wife a.

13 And it came to pass, when God caused me to wander b from my fathers house, that I said unto her, This is thy kindness which thou shalt shew unto me; at every place whither we shall come, Chap. 12. 13. say of me, He is my brother.

14 And Abimelech took sheep and oxen, and men-servants, and women-servants, and gave them unto Abraham, and restored him Sarah his wife.

15 And Abimelech said, Behold, my land is be­fore thee c, dwell Heb. as is good in thine eyes. where it pleaseth thee.

16 And unto Sarah he said, Behold, I have gi­ven thy brother d a thousand pieces of silver e: behold, he is to thee a covering of the eyes f un­to all that are with thee g, and with all other h: thus she was reproved i.

17 So Abraham prayed unto God: and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maid-ser­vants, and they bare children.

18 For the LORD had fast closed up all the wombs k of the house of Abimelech, because of Sarah Abrahams wife.

CHAP. XXI.

1 AND the LORD visited Sarah a, as he had said, and the LORD did unto Sarah Chap. 17. 19. and 18. 10. as he had spoken.

2 For Sarah Acts 7. 8. Gal. 4. 22. Heb. 11. 11. conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age b, at the set time, of which God had spoken to him.

3 And Abraham called the name of his Son, that was born unto him, whom Sarah bare to him, Chap. 17. 19. Isaac.

4 And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac being eight days old, Chap. 17. 12. as God had commanded him.

5. And Chap. 17. 17. Abraham was an hundred years old, when his son Isaac was born unto him.

6 And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh c, so that all that hear will laugh with me d.

[Page]7 And she said, who would have said e upto Abraham, that Sarah should have given children f suck g? for I have born him a Son in his old age.

8 And the child grew, and was weaned h: and Abraham made a great feast the same day that Isaac was weaned.

9 And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egypti­an, which she had born unto Abraham, mock­ing i:

10 Wherefore she said unto Abraham k, Gal. 4. 30. cast out this bond-woman l and her son, for the son of this bond-woman shall not be heir with my son, even with Isaac.

11 And the thing was very grievous in Abra­hams sight m, because of his son n.

12 And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight, because of the lad, and be­cause of thy bond-woman o: in all that Sarah hath said unto thee hearken unto her voice: for in Rom. 9. 7. Heb. 11. 18. Isaac shall thy seed p be called q.

13 And also of the son of the bond-woman, will I make a Chap. 17. 20▪ nation, because he is thy seed.

14 And Abraham rose up early in the morn­ing r, and took bread s, and a bottle of water, and gave it unto Hagar (putting it on her shoulder) and the child, and sent her away t: and she de­parted, and wandred in the wilderness of Beer­sheba u.

15 And the water was spent in the bottle, and she cast the child x under one of the shrubs.

16 And she went, and sat her down over against him, a good way off, as it were a bow-shot: for she said, let me not see the death of the child. And she sat over against him, and lift up her voice and wept y.

17 And God heard the voice of the lad z, and the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her, what aileth thee, Hagar? fear not: for God hath heard the voice of the lad where he is a.

18 Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine hand: for I will make him a great nation.954

19 And God opened her eyes c, and she saw a well of water, and she went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink.

20 And God was with the lad, and he grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, and became an Ar­cher d.

[Page]21 And he dwelt in th wilderness of Paran e: and his mother took him a wife f out of the land of Egypt g.

22 And it came to pass at that time, that Abi­melech h, and Phicol, the chief captain of his host, spake unto Abraham, saying, God is with thee in all that thou doest i;

23 Now therefore swear unto me here by God, Heb. if thou shalt lie unto me. that thou wilt not deal falsly with me k, nor with my son, nor with my sons son, but accord­ing to the kindness that I have done unto thee, thou shalt do unto me, and to the land wherein thou hast sojourned.

24 And Abraham said, I will swear l.

25 And Abraham reproved Abimelech m, be­cause of a well of water n which Abimelechs ser­vants had violently taken away.

26 And Abimelech said, I wot not who hath done this thing: neither didst thou tell me, nei­ther yet heard I of it, but to day o.

27 And Abraham took sheep and oxen, and gave them unto Abimelech p: and both of them made a covenant.

28 And Abraham set seven ew-lambs of the flock by themselves.

29 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, what mean these seven ew-lambs, which thou hast set by themselves?

30 And he said, For these seven ew-lambs, shalt thou take of my hand, that they may be a witness unto me, that I have digged this well q.

31 Wherefore he called that place That is, the well of the Oath. Beer-she­ba r, because there they sware both of them.

32 Thus they made a covenant at Beer-sheba: then Abimelech rose up, and Phicol the chief cap­tain of his host, and they returned into the land of the Philistines s.

33 And Abraham planted a Or, T [...]e. Grove t in Beer­sheba, and called there on the Name of the LORD u, the everlasting God.

34 And Abraham sojourned in the Philistins land many days.

CHAP. XXII.

1 AND it came to pass after these things a, that Heb. 11. 17. God did tempt b Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: And he said, Heb. behold me. Behold, here I am c.

2 And he said, Take now thy son, thine onely son Isaac, whom thou lovest d, and get thee into the land of Moriah e: and offer him there for a burnt-offering upon one of the mountains f which I will tell thee of g.

[Page]3 And Abraham rose up early in the morning h, and sadled his ass i, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the burnt-offering, and rose up and went unto the place of which God had told him.

4 Then on the third day Abraham lift up his eyes, and saw the place afar off.

5 And Abraham said unto his young men, abide ye here with the ass k, and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you l.

6 And Abraham took the wood of the burnt­offering, and laid it upon Isaac his son m, and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife; and they went both of them together.

7 And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, my father n: and he said, Heb. behold me Here am I, my son o. And he said, Behold, the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for a burnt-offering?

8 And Abraham said, My son, God will pro­vide himself a lamb p for a burnt-offering; so they went both of them together.

9 And they came to the place which God had told him of, and Abraham built an altar there q, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son r, and James 2. 21. laid him on the altar upon the wood.

10 And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son.

11 And the angel of the LORD s called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abra­ham t. And he said, Behold, here am I.

12 And he said, lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him; for now I know u that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not with-held thy son, thine onely son from me x.

13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes and look­ed, and behold, behind him a ram y caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went, and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt­offering in the stead of his son.

14. And Abraham called the name of that place That is, the Lord will see or provide. Jehovah-jireh z, as it is said to this day a, in the mount b of the LORD it shall be seen c.

[Page]15 And the angel of the LORD called unto Abraham out of heaven the second time,

16 And said, Psal. 105. 9. Luk. 1. 73. Heb. 6. 13. By my self have I sworn d, saith the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing e, and hast not with-held thy son, thine onely son;

17 That in blessing, I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed, as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea Heb. lip. shore, and thy seed shall possess the gate f of his enemies:

18 Chap. 12. 3. and 18. 18. Acts 3. 25. Gal. 3. 8. And in thy seed shall all the nations of the Earth be blessed, because thou hast obeyed my voice.

19 So Abraham returned unto his young men, and they rose up, and went together to Beer-she­ba: and Abraham dwelt at Beer-sheba.

20 And it came to pass after these things, that it was told Abraham, saying, Behold, Chap. 11. 29. Milcah she hath, also born children unto thy brother Nahor g.

21 Huz his first-born, and Buz h his brother, and Kemuel the father of Aram i.

22 And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildash, and Jidlaph, and Bethuel.

23 And Bethuel begat Called Rom. 9. 10. Rebecca. Rebekah k: these eight Milcah did bear to Nahor Abrahams bro­ther.

24 And his concubine l, whose name was Reu­mah, she bare also Tebah, and Gaham, and Tha­hash, and Maachah m.

CHAP. XXIII.

1. AND Sarah was an hundred and seven and twenty years old: these were the years of the life of Sarah a.

2 And Sarah died in Kirjath-arba b, the same is Hebron c in the land of Canaan: and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her d.

3 And Abraham stood up from before his dead e, and spake unto the sons of Heth, saying,

4 I am a stranger, and a sojourner with you: give me a possession of a burying-place f with you g, that I may bury my dead out of my sight h.

5 And the children of Heth answered Abraham, saying unto him.

6 Hear us my LORD i, thou art Heb. a prince of God. a mighty prince k amongst us, in the choice of our sepul­chres l bury thy dead: none of us shall with-hold from thee his sepulchre, but that thou mayest bu­ry thy dead.

7 And Abraham stood up, and bowed himself m to the people of the Land n, even to the children of Heth o.

8 And he communed with them, saying, if it be your mind p that I should bury my dead out of my sight, hear me, and intreat for me to Ephron the son of Zohar:

9 That he may give me the cave of Or, double cave. Mach­pelah q, which he hath, which is in the end of his field: for Heb. full money. as much money as it is worth r, he shall give it me, for a possession of a burying-place amongst you.

[Page]10 And Ephron dwelt s amongst the children of Heth. And Ephron the Hittite answered Abra­ham in the Heb. [...]rs. audience of the children of Heth, even of all that went in at the gates of his City t, saying,

11 Nay my Lord, hear me: the Field give I thee, and the cave that is therein, I give it thee, in the presence of the sons of my people give I it thee: bury thy dead.

12 And Abraham bowed down himself before the people of the land.

13 And he spake unto Ephron in the audience of the people of the land, saying, But if thou wilt give it u, I pray thee, hear me, I will give thee money for the Field x: take it of me, and I will bury my dead there.

14 And Ephron answered Abraham, saying unto him,

15 My LORD, hearken unto me: the land is worth four hundred Exod. 30. 15. Ezek. 45. 12. shekels of silver y; what is that betwixt me and thee z? bury therefore thy dead.

16 And Abraham hearkned unto Ephron, and Abraham weighed a to Ephron the silver which he had named, in the audience of the sons of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, currant money with the merchant b

17 And chap. 25. 9. and 50. 13. the field of Ephron which was in Machpelah, which was before Mamre, the field, and the cave which was therein, and all the trees that were in the field, that were in all the borders round about, were made sure

18 Unto Abraham for a possession in the pre­sence of the children of Heth, before all that went in at the gates of his City.

19 And after this Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah, before Mamre, the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan.

20 And the field, and the cave that is therein, were made sure unto Abraham for a possession of a burying-place, by the sons of Heth.

CHAP. XXIV.

1 AND Abraham was old a, and Heb. gone into days. well stri­cken in age: and the LORD had bles­sed Abraham in all things:

2 And Abraham said unto his eldest servant of his house b, that ruled over all that he had, chap. 47. 29. Put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh c:

3 And I will make thee swear by the LORD, the God of heaven, and the God of the Earth, that, chap. 24. 3. and 27. 46. & 28. 2. Exod. 34. 16. Deut. 7. 3. thou shalt not take a wife unto my son d of the daughters of the Canaanite e among whom I dwell.

4 But thou shalt go unto my Countrey f, and to my kindred g, and take a wife unto my son Isaac.

5 And the servant said unto him, Peradven­ture the woman will not be willing to follow me unto this land h; must I needs bring thy son again unto the land from whence thou camest.

6 And Abraham said unto him, Beware thou, that thou bring not my son thither again i.

7 The LORD God of heaven chap. 12. 1. which took me from my Fathers house, and from the land of my kindred, and which spake unto me, and that sware [Page] unto me, saying, chap. 12. 7. and 13. 15▪ and 15. 18▪ and 26. 4. Unto thy seed will I give this land, he shall send his angel before thee *, and thou shalt take a wife unto my son from thence k.

8 And if the woman will not be willing to fol­low thee, then thou shalt be clear from this my oath l: onely bring not my son thither again.

9 And the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master, and sware to him concerning that matter.

10 And the servant took ten camels of the ca­mels of his master, and departed, (Or, and. for all the goods of his master were in his hand m) and he arose, and went to Mesopotamia, unto the chap. 27. 43. Ci­ty of Nahor .

11 And he made his camels to kneel down with­out the city, by a well of water, at the time of the evening, even the time Heb. that wo­men which draw water go forth. that women go out to draw water.

12 And he said, O LORD God of my master Abraham, I pray thee, send me good speed this day, and shew kindness n unto my master Abra­ham.

13 Behold, Vers. 43. I stand here by the well of water, and chap. 29. 9. Exod. 2. 18. the daughters of the men of the city come out to draw water.

14 And let it come to pass o that the damsel to whom I shall say, let down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink, and she shall say, drink, and I will give thy camels drink also, let the same be she that thou hast appointed p for thy servant Isaac, and thereby shall I know that thou hast shewed kindness unto my master.

15 And it came to pass, before he had done speaking, that behold, Rebekah came out, who was born to Bethuel son of chap. 11. 29. Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abrahams brother, with her pitcher up­on her shoulder q.

16 And the damsel was Heb. good of countenance. very fair to look upon, a virgin, Numb. 31. 17. neither had any man known her r: and she went down to the well, and filled her pit­cher, and came up.

17 And the servant ran to meet her, and said, Let me (I pray thee) drink a little water of thy pitcher.

18 And she said, drink my Lord s; and she hasted, and let down her pitcher upon her hand, and gave him drink.

19 And when she had done giving him drink, she said, I will draw water for thy camels also, until they have done drinking.

20 And she hasted, and emptied her pitcher in­to the trough, and ran again unto the well to draw water, and drew for all his camels.

21 And the man wondring at her t, held his peace, to wit, that he might know whether the LORD had made his journey prosperous, or not.

22 And it came to pass, as the camels had done drinking; that the man took u a golden Or, jewel for the forehead. ear­ring x of half a shekel weight, and two brace­lets for her hands, of ten shekels weight of gold.

23 And said y, whose daughter art thou? tell me, I pray thee: is there room in thy fathers house for us to lodge in?

24 And she said unto him, I am the daughter of Bethuel, the son of Milcah z, which she bare un­to Nahor:

25 She said moreover unto him, we have both straw and provender enough, and room to lodge in.

26 And the man bowed down his head, and worshipped the LORD a.

27 And he said, blessed be the LORD God of my Master Abraham; who hath not left destitute my master of his mercy, and his truth b: I being in the way, the LORD led me to the house of my masters brethren c.

28 And the damsel ran, and told them of her mothers house d these things.

29 And Rebekah had a brother, and his name was Laban, and Laban ran out unto the man unto the well.

30 And it came to pass, when he saw the ear­ring, and bracelets upon his sisters hands, and when he heard the words of Rebekah his sister, saying, Thus spake the man unto me; that he came unto the man, and behold he stood by the camels at the well.

31 And he said, Come in thou blessed of the LORD e, wherefore standest thou without? for I have prepared the house, and room for the ca­mels.

[Page]32 And the man came into the house, and he ungirded his camels, and gave straw and provender for the camels, and water to wash his feet, and the mens feet that were with him f.

33 And there was set meat before him, to eat: but he said, I will not eat untill I have told mine errand. And he said, speak on.

34 And he said, I am Abrahams servant.

35 And the LORD hath blessed my master great­ly, and he is become great; and he hath given him flocks, and herds, and silver, and gold, and men-servants, and maid-servants, and camels, and asses.

36 And Sarah my masters wife bare a son to my master when she was old, and Chap. 25. 5. unto him hath he given all that he hath g.

37 And my master made me swear, saying, thou shalt not take a wife to my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, in whole land I dwell.

38 But thou shalt go unto my Fathers house, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son.

39 And I said unto my master, Peradventure the woman will not follow me.

40 And he said unto me, The LORD, Chap. 17. 1. before whom I walk h, will send his angel with thee, and prosper thy way: and thou shalt take a wife for my son of my kindred, and of my fathers house.

41 Then shalt thou be clear from this my oath i, when thou comest to my kindred, and if they give not thee one, thou shalt be clear from my oath.

42 And I came this day unto the well, and said, O LORD God of my master Abraham, if now thou do prosper my way which I go k.

43 Vers. 13. Behold, I stand by the well of water, and it shall come to pass, that when the Virgin cometh forth to draw water, and I say to her, Give me, I pray thee, a little water of thy pitcher to drink.

44 And she say to me, Both drink thou, and I will also draw for thy camels: let the same be the woman, whom the LORD hath appointed out for my masters son.

45 And before I had done speaking in my heart, behold, Rebekah came forth with her pit­cher on her shoulder, and she went down unto the well, and drew water: and I said unto her, Let me drink, I pray thee.

46 And she made haste, and let down her pit­cher from her shoulder, and said, drink, and I will give thy camels drink also: so I drank, and she made the camels drink also.

47 And I asked her l, and said, whose daugh­ter art thou? and she said, the daughter of Bethuel Nahors son, whom Milcah bare unto him: and I put the ear-ring upon her face, and the brace­lets upon her hands.

48 And I bowed down my head, and worship­ped the LORD, and blessed the LORD God of my master Abraham, which had led me in Heb. the way of [...]. the right way, to take my masters brothers daughter unto his son.

49 And now if ye will deal kindly and truly m with my master, tell me: and if not, tell me, that I may turn to the right hand, or to the left n.

50 Then Laban and Bethuel o answered and said, The thing proceedeth from the LORD p: we cannot speak unto thee bad or good q.

51 Behold, Rebekah is before thee , take her, and go, and let her be thy masters sons wife, as the LORD hath spoken.

52 And it came to pass, that when Abrahams servant heard their words, he worshipped the LORD, bowing himself to the Earth.

53 And the servant brought forth Heb. vessels. jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment, and gave them to Rebekah: he gave also to her brother, and to her mother precious things r.

54 And they did eat and drink, he, and the men that were with him, and tarried all night: and they rose up in the morning, and he said, Vers. 56. and 59. send me away unto my master.

55 And her brother and her mother said, let the damsel abide with us Or, a full year, or ten months. a few days, at the least ten s, after that she shall go.

56 And he said unto them, hinder me not, see­ing the LORD hath prospered my way: send me away, that I may go to my master.

57 And they said, we will call the damsel, and inquire at her mouth t.

58 And they called Rebekah, and said unto her, wilt thou go with this man? And she said, I will go.

59 And they sent away Rebekah their sister, and her nurse u, and Abrahams servant; and his men.

60 And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her, Thou art our sister x, be thou the mother of thousands of millions, and Chap. 22. 17. let thy seed possesse the gate of those which hate them.

[Page]61 And Rebekah arose, and her damsels, and they rode upon the camels, and followed the man: and the servant took Rebekah, and went his way.

62 And Isaac came from the way of theChap. 16. 14. and 25. 11. well Lahai-roi, for he dwelt in the south-countryy

63 And Isaac went out toOr, to pray. meditatez in the fielda at the even-tideb: and he lift up his eyes, and saw, and behold, the camels were coming.

64 And Rebekah lift up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she lighted off the camelc.

65 For she had said unto the servant, what man is this that walketh in the field to meet us? And the servant had said, It is my master: there­fore she took a vail, and covered her selfd.

66 And the servant told Isaac all things that he had done.

67 And Isaac brought her into his mother Sa­rahs tente, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife, and he loved her, and Isaac was com­forted after his mothers death f.

CHAP. XXV.

1 THena again Abraham tookb a wifec, and her name was Keturahd.

2 And she bare hime Zimran, and Jokshan and Medanf, and Midiang, and Ishbak, and Shuahh.

31 Chron. 1. 32. And Jokshan begat Sheba, and Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were Asshurim, and Letu­shim, and Leummim.

4 And the sons of Midian, Ephahi, and E­pherk, and Hanoch, and Abidah, and Eldaah: all these were the Children of Keturah.

5 And Abraham gavel all that he hadm un­to Isaac.

6 But unto the sons of the concubinesn which Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts, and sent them away from Isaac his sono, (while he yet lived) east-ward unto the east-countreyp.

7 And these are the days of the years of Abra­hams life which he lived, an hundred threescore and fifteen years.

8 Then Abraham gave up the ghostq, and di­ed in a goodr old age, an old man, and full of Or, days. See Chap. 35. 29. years s, and was gathered to his peoplet.

9 And his sons, Isaac and Ishmaelu buried him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron, the son of Zohar the Hittite, which is before Mamre.

10Chap. 23. 16. The field which Abraham purchased of the sons of Heth: there was Abraham buried, and Sarah his wife.

11 And it came to pass after the death of Abra­ham, that God blessed his son Isaac, and Isaac dwelt by theChap. 16. 14. and 24. 62. well Lahai-roi.

12 Now these are▪ the generations of Ishmaelx Abrahams son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sa­rahs handmaid, bare unto Abraham.

[Page]13 And1 Chron. 1. 29. these are the names of the sons of Ishmael by their names, according to their gene­rations, the first-born of Ishmael, Nebajothy, and Kedarz, and Adbeel, and Mibsam.

14 And Mishma, and Dumaha, and Massa,

15Or, Hadad, 1 Chron. 1. 30. Hadar and Temab, Jeturc, Naphish, and Kedemah.

16 These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names by their towns, and by their castlesChap. 17. 20., twelve princes according to their nations.

17 And these are the years of the life of Ish­mael: an hundred and thirty and seven years, and he gave up the ghost, and died, and was gathe­red unto his people.

18 And they dwelt from Havilah unto Shur, that is before Egypt, as thou goest towards Assy­ria(i. e.) On that part or side of Egypt which leads to Assy­ria.: and he Heb. fell, 2 Sam. 21. 9. died in the presence of all his bre­thrend.

19 And these are the generations of Isaac, Abra­hams son:Matth. 1. 2. Abraham begat Isaac.

20 And Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah to wife, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Padan-arame: the sister to Laban the Syrian.

21 And Isaac intreated the LORDf for his wifeg, because she was barrenh: and the LORD was intreated of him, andRom. 9. 10. Rebekah his wife conceived.

22 And the children struggled together with­in heri: and she said, If it be so, why am I thusk? And she went to inquire of the LORDl.

23 And the LORD said unto herm, Two na­tionsn are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separatedo from thy bowels: and the one people shall be stronger then the other people: andRom. 9. 12. the elderp shall serve the younger.

24 And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb.

25 And the first came out redq, Chap. 27. 11. 16. 23. all over like an hairy garment: and they called his name Esaur.

26 And after that came his brother out, andHosea 12. 3. his hand took hold on Esaus heel, and his name was called Jacobs: and Isaac was threescore years old when she bare them.

27 And the boys grew, and Esau was a cunning hunteru, a man of the fieldx, and Jacob wasHeb. a perfect, or, sincere. a plain many, dwelling in tentsz.

[Page]28 And Isaac loved Esau, because Heb. venison was in his mouth. he did eat of his venison a: but Rebekah loved Jacob b.

29 And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came from the field, and he was faint.

30 And Esau said to Jacob, feed me, I pray thee, Heb. with that red, with that pottage. with that same red c pottage, for I am faint: therefore was his name called Edom d.

31 And Jacob said, sell me this day e thy birth­right f.

32 And Esau said, Behold, I am Heb. going to die. at the point to die g: and what profit shall this birth-right do to me h?

33 And Jacob said, swear to me this day i, and he sware unto him, and Heb. 12. 16. he sold his birth-right unto Jacob.

34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of Lentiles: and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way k: thus Esau despised his birth­right l.

CHAP. XXVI.

1 AND there was a famine in the land, Chap. 12. 10. be­sides the first famine that was in the days of Abraham: and Isaac went unto Chap. 26. 1. Abi­melech a King of the Philistines unto Gerar.

2 And the LORD appeared unto him, and said, Go not down into Egypt b, dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of.

3 Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee, and will bless thee: for unto thee, and unto thy seed c Chap. 13. 1 [...]. and 15. 1 [...]. I will give all these countries, and I will perform Chap. 22. 16. the oath d which I sware unto Abra­ham thy father.

4 And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these countries, and in thy seed shall all the nati­ons of the earth be Chap. 12. 3. and 22. 18. blessed.

5 Because that Abraham obeyed my voice e, and kept my charge, my commandments, my sta­tutes, and my Laws.

6 And Isaac dwelt in Gerar.

7 And the men of the place asked him of his wife, and he said, she is my sister: for he feared to say, she is my wife, lest, said he, the men of the place should kill me for Rebekah, because she was fair to look upon.

8 And it came to pass, when he had been there a long time, that Abimelech King of the Phili­stines looked out of a window, and saw, and be­hold, Isaac was sporting with Rebekah his wife g.

9. And Abimelech called Isaac, and said, Be­hold, of a surety she is thy wife: and how saidst thou, she is my sister? and Isaac said unto him, Because I said, lest I die for her.

10 And Abimelech said, what is this thou hast done unto us? one of the people might lightly have lien with thy wife h, and Chap. 20. [...]. thou shouldest have brought Heb. sin. guiltiness upon us i.

11 And Abimelech charged all his people, say­ing, He that toucheth k this man, or his wife, shall surely be put to death.

[Page]12 Then Isaac sowed in that land l, and Heb. [...]. re­ceived in the same year an hundred fold m: and the LORD blessed him.

13 And the man waxed great, and Heb. [...] [...]. went for­ward, and grew untill he became very great.

14 For he had possession of slocks, and posses­sion of herds, and great store of Or, Husbandry. servants n, and the Philistines envied him.

15 For all the wells chap. 21. 30. which his fathers ser­vants had digged in the days of Abraham his fa­ther, the Philistines had stopped them, and filled them with earth.

16 And Abimelech said unto Isaac, Go from us, for Exod. 1. 9. thou art much mightier then we o.

17 And Isaac departed thence, and pitched his tent in the valley of Gerar, and dwelt there.

18 And Isaac digged again the wells of water p which they had digged in the days of Abra­ham his father q: for the Philistines had stopped them, after the death of Abraham: and he cal­led their names after the names by which his fa­ther had called them.

19 And Isaacs servants digged in the valley, and found there a well of Heb. living. springing water.

20 And the herdmen of Gerar did strive with Isaacs herdmen, saying, The water is ours r: and he called the name of the well That is, con­tention. Esek, because they strove with him.

21 And they digged another well, and strove for that also: and he called the name of it That is, hatred. Sitnah.

22 And he removed from thence, and digged another well; and for that they strove not: and he called the name of it That is, room. Rehoboth: and he said, For, now the LORD hath made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.

23 And he went up from thence to Beer-sheba s.

24 And the LORD appeared unto him the same night, and said, I am the God of Abraham thy father: fear not, for I am with thee, and will bless thee, and multiply thy seed for my servant Abrahams sake.

25 And he chap. 12. 7. and 13. 18. built an altar there, and called upon the name of the LORD, and pitched his tent there: and there Isaacs servants digged a well.

26 Then Abimelech went to him from Gerar, and A huzzath one of his friends, and Phicol t the chief captain of his army.

27 And Isaac said unto them, Wherefore come ye to me, seeing ye hate me, and have sent me a­way from you?

28 And they said, Heb. [...] we saw. we saw certainly that the LORD was with thee: and we said, Let there be now an oath betwixt us, even betwixt us and thee, and let us make a covenant with thee,

29 Heb if [...] [...], &c. That thou wilt do us no hurt; as we have not touched thee , and as we have done unto thee nothing but good, and have sent thee away in peace: thou art now the blessed of the LORD u.

30 And he made them a feast, and they did eat and drink.

31 And they arose up betimes in the morning x, and sware one to another: and Isaac sent them away, and they departed from him in peace.

32 And it came to pass the same day, that Isaacs servants came, and told him concerning the well which they had digged, and said unto him, We have found water.

33 And he called it That is, an oath. Sheba: therefore the name of the City is That is, the well of the oath. Beer-sheba y unto this day.

34. And Esau was forty years old when he took to wife Judith, the daughter of Beeri the Hittite and Bashemath the daughter of Elon the Hit­tite z.

35 Which chap. 27. 46. were Heb. bitterness of spirit. a grief of mind unto Isaac, and to Rebekah a.

CHAP. XXVII.

1 AND it came to pass, that when Isaac was old a, and his eyes were dim, so that he could not see b, he called Esau his eldest son, and said unto him, My son. And he said unto him, Behold, here am I.

[Page]2 And he said, Behold now, I am old, I know not the day of my death.

3 Now therefore, take, I pray thee, thy wea­pons, thy quiver , and thy bowe, and go out to the field, and Heb. [...]. take me some venison.

4 And make me favoury meat, such as I love, and bring it to me, that I may eat c, that my soul may bless thee d before I die.

5 And Rebekah heard when Isaac spake to Esau his son: and Esau went to the field to hunt for venison, and to bring it.

6 And Rebekah spake unto Jacob her son, say­ing, Behold, I heard thy father speak unto Esau thy brother, saying,

7 Bring me venison, and make me savoury meat, that I may eat, and bless thee before the LORD e, before my death.

8 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice, ac­cording to that which I command thee.

9 Go now to the flock, and fetch me from thence, two good Kids of the goats f, and I will make them savoury meat g for thy Father, such as he loveth:

10 And thou shalt bring it to thy father, that he may eat, and that he may bless thee before his death.

11 And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, Be­hold, Esau my brother is an hairy man, and I am a smooth man.

12 My father peradventure will feel me, and I shall seem to him as a deceiver g, and I shall bring a curse upon me h, and not a blessing.

13 And his mother said unto him, Upon me be thy curse i, my son, onely obey my voice, and go fetch me them.

14 And he went and fetched, and brought them to his mother; and his mother made savou­ry meat, such as his father loved.

15 And Rebekah took Heb. [...]. goodly raiment k of her eldest son Esau, which were with her in the house, and put them upon Jacob her younger son.

16 And she put the skins of the Kids of the goats upon his hands, and upon the smooth of his neck l.

17 And she gave the savoury meat, and the bread, which she had prepared, into the hand of her son Jacob.

18 And he came unto his father, and said, My father, and he said, Here am I: who art thou, my son?

19 And Jacob said unto his father: I am Esau thy first-born m, I have done according as thou badest me: arise, I pray thee, sit, and eat of my venison, that thy soul may bless me.

20 And Isaac said unto his son, How is it that thou hast found it so quickly, my son? And he said, Because the LORD thy God brought it Heb. before me. to me.

21 And Isaac said unto Jacob, Come near I pray thee, that I may feel thee, my son, whether thou be my very son Esau or not.

22 And Jacob went near unto Isaac his father: and he felt him, and said, the voice is Jacobs voice, but the hands are the [...]ands of Esau.

23 And he discerned him not n, because his hands were hairy, as his brother Esaus hands. So he blessed him.

24 And he said, Art thou my very son Esau? and he said, I am.

25 And he said, Bring it near to me, and I will eat of my sons venison, that my soul may bless thee: and he brought it near to him, and he did eat: and he brought him wine, and he drank.

26 And his father Isaac said unto him, come near now, and kiss me o, my son.

27 And he came near and kissed him: and he smelled the smell of his raiment, and blessed him, and said, see, the smell of my son is as the smell of a field, which the LORD hath blessed f.

28 Therefore, Heb. 1 [...]. 20. God give * thee of the dew of heaven g, and the fatness of the earth h, and plen­ty of corn and wine.

[Page]29 chap. 9. 25. Let people serve thee, and nations bowe down to thee: be Lord over thy brethren, and chap. 49. 8. let thy mothers son bowe down to thee i? chap. 12. 3. curs­ed be every one that curseth thee, and blessed be he that blesseth thee.

30 And it came to pass as soon as Isaac had made an end of blessing Jacob, and Jacob was yet scarce gone out from the presence of Isaac his Fa­ther, that Esau his Brother came in from his hunt­ing.

31 And he also had made savoury meat, and brought it unto his father k, and said unto his fa­ther, let my father arise and eat of his sons ve­nison, that thy soul may bless me.

32 And Isaac his father said unto him, Who art thou? and he said, I am thy son, thy first-born Esau.

33 And Isaac Heb. trembled with a great trembling great­ly. trembled very exceedingly l, and said, Who! where is he m that hath Heb. hunted. ta­ken venison, and brought it me, and I have eaten of all before thou camest, and have blessed him? yea, and he shall be blessed n.

34 And when Esau heard the words of his fa­ther, Heb. 12. 17. he cried with a great and exceeding bitter cry o, and said unto his father, Bless me, even me also, O my Father p.

35 And he said, Thy brother came with sub­tilty, and hath taken away thy blessing q.

36 And he said, chap. 25. 26. Is not he rightly named That is, a sup­planter. Ja­cob r? for he hath supplanted me these two times: chap. 25. 33. he took away my Birth-right s, and behold, now he hath taken away my blessing: and he said, Hast thou not reserved a blessing for me?

37 And Isaac answered and said unto Esau, Be­hold, I have made him thy lord, and all his bre­thren have I given to him for servants, and with corn and wine have I Or, supported [...] sustained him: and what shall I do now unto thee t, my son.

38 And Esau said unto his father, Hast thou but one blessing, my father u? bless me, even me also, O my father. And Esau lift up his Voice,Heb. 12. 17. and wept.

39 And Isaac his father answered, and said un­to him, Behold, Ver. 28. Heb. 11. 20. thy dwelling shall be Or, of the fat­ness. the fatness of the earth, and of the dew of heaven from above x.

40 And by thy sword shalt thou live y, and shalt serve thy brother: and 2 Sam. 8. 14. 2 King. 8. 20. it shall come to pass, when thou shalt Or, have mour­ned, or, been de­jected, Ps. 55. 2. have the dominion z, that thou shalt break his yoke from off thy neck.

41 And Esau hated Jacob b, because of the blessing wherewith his father blessed him, and E­sau said in his heart c, The days of mourning for my father are at hand; Obad. 10. then will I slay my bro­ther Jacob.

42 And these words of Esau her elder Son were told to Rebekah, and she sent and called Jacob her younger son; and said unto him, Behold, thy brother Esau, as touching thee, doth comfort himself, purposing to kill thee.

43 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice: and arise, flee thou to Laban my brother to Ha­ran.

44 And tarry with him chap. 29. 20. a few days d until thy brothers fury turn away;

45 Until thy brothers anger turn away from thee, and he forget that which thou hast done to him: then I will send and fetch thee from thence. Why should I be deprived Or, even. also of you both in one day e?

[Page]46 And Rebekah said to Isaac, chap. 26. 35. I am weary of my life, because of the daughters of Heth ; if Jacob take a wife of the daughters of Heth, such as these which are of the daughters of the land, what good shall my life do me f?

CHAP. XXVIII.

1 AND Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him a, and charged him; and said unto him, chap. 24. 3. Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan.

2 Hos. 12. 12. Arise, go to Padan-aram, to the house of Bethuel , thy mothers father, and take thee a wife from thence of the daughters of chap. 24. 29. Laban thy mothers brother.

3 And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayest be Heb. an assem­bly of people. a multitude of people:

4 And give thee chap. 12. 2. the Blessing of Abraham, to thee, and to thy seed with thee, that thou mayest inherit the Land Heb. of thy so­journing. wherein thou art a stranger, which God gave unto Abraham.

5 And Isaac sent away Jacob, and he went to Padan-aram, unto Laban, son of Bethuel the Sy­rian b, the brother of Rebekah, Jacobs and E­saus mother.

6 When Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob, and sent him away to Padan-aram, to take him a wife from thence, and that as he blessed him, he gave him a charge, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan.

7 And that Jacob obeyed his Father, and his mother, and was gone to Padan-aram:

8 And Esau seeing that the daughters of Ca­naan Heb. were evil in the eyes, &c. pleased not Isaac his Father:

9 Then went Esau unto Ishmael c, and took unto the wives which he had, Mahalath d ▪ the daughter of Ishmael Abrahams son, the sister of Nebajoth e, to be his wife.

10 And Jacob went f Hos. 12. 12. out from Beer-sheba, and went toward called Acts 7. 2. Charran. Haran.

11 And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set: and he took of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep.

12 And he dreamed, and behold, a ladder set upon the earth, and the top of it reached to hea­ven: and behold, Heb. 1. 14. the Angels of God ascending and descending on it g.

13 chap. 35. 1. and 48. 3. And behold, the LORD stood above it, and said, I am the LORD God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land, whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed.

14 And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt Heb. break forth. spread abroad Deut. 12. 20. to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee, and chap. 12. 3. and 18. 18. and 22. 18. & 26. 4. in thy seed, shall all the Families h of the earth be blessed.

15 And behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land: for I will not leave thee untill I have done that which I have spoken to thee of i.

16 And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said: Surely the LORD is in this place k, and I knew it not l.

17 And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful m is this place? this is none other, but the house of God n, and this is the gate of heaven.

18 And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put for his pillows, and chap. 31. 45. and 35. 14. set it up for a pillar o, and poured oil p upon the top of it q.

[Page]19 And he called the name of Judg. 1. 23, 20. Hos. 4. 15. that place That is, the house of God. Beth-el: but the name of that City r was cal­led Luz, at the first.

20 And Jacob vowed a vow s, saying, If God will be with me t, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me 1 Tim. 6. 8. bread u to eat, and raiment to put on,

21 So that I come again to my fathers house in peace: then shall the LORD be my God x.

22 And this stone which I have set for a pil­lar, shall be Gods house y: and of all that thou shalt give me, I will surely give the tenth unto thee z.

CHAP. XXIX.

1 THen Jacob Heb. list up his feet. went a on his journey, and came into the land of the Heb. Children. people of the east b.

2 And he looked, and behold a well in the field, and lo, there were three flocks of sheep lying by it: for out of that well they watered c the flocks? and a great Stone was upon the wells mouth d.

3 And thither were all the flocks gathered, and they rolled the stone from the wells mouth, and watered the sheep, and put the stone again upon the wells mouth in his place.

4 And Jacob said unto them, My brethren e, whence be ye? and they said, Of Haran are we.

5 And he said unto them, Know ye Laban the son of Nahor? And they said, We know him.

6 And he said unto them, Heb. Is th [...] peace to him. Is he well? and they said, He is well: and behold Rachel his daughter cometh with the sheep f.

7 And he said, Loe, Heb. yet the day is great. It is yet high day, nei­ther is it time that the cattle should be gathered together g: water ye the sheep, and go and feed them.

8 And they said, We cannot h, untill all the flocks be gathered together, and till they roll the stone from the wells mouth: then we water the sheep.

9 And while he yet spake with them, Rachel came with her fathers sheep: for she kept them i?

10 And it came to pass, when Jacob saw Ra­chel the daughter of Laban his mothers brother, and the sheep of Laban his mothers brother; that Jacob went near, and Exod. 2. 17. rolled the stone from the wells mouth k, and watered the flock of La­ban his mothers brother.

11 And Jacob kissed Rachel l, and lifted up his voice, and wept m.

12 And Jacob told Rachel, that he was her fa­thers brother *, and that he was Rebekah's son: and she ran, and told her father.

13 And it came to pass, when Laban heard the Heb. hearing▪ tidings of Jacob n his sisters son, that he ran to meet him, and embraced him, and kissed him, and brought him to his house: and he told Laban all these things.

14 And Laban said surely thou art my bone, and my flesh o; and he abode with him the Heb. a month of days. space of a month.

15 And Laban said unto Jacob, Because thou art my brother, shouldest thou therefore serve me for nought? tell me, what shall thy wages be?

16 And Laban had two daughters, the name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel.

[Page]17 Leah was tender eyed , but Rachel was beau­tiful, and well favoured.

18 And Jacob loved Rachel, and said, I will serve thee seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter p.

19 And Laban said, It is better that I give her to thee, then that I should give her to another man q: abide with me.

20 And Jacob Hos. 12. 12. served seven years for Rachel: and they seemed unto him but a few days r, for the love he had to her.

21 And Jacob said unto Laban, Give me my wife s (for my days are fulfilled t,) that I may go in unto her.

22 And Laban gathered together all the men of the place u and made a feast.

23 And it came to pass in the evening, that he took Leah his daughter, and brought her to him, and he went in unto her x.

24 And Laban gave unto his daughter Leah, Zilpah his maid, for an handmaid.

25 And it came to pass, that in the morning, behold it was Leah: and he said unto Laban, What is this thou hast done unto me? did not I serve with thee for Rachel? wherefore then hast thou beguiled me y?

26 And Laban said, It must not be so done in our Heb▪ place. countrey z, to give the younger before the first-born.

27 Fulfill her week a, and we will give thee this also for the service which thou shalt serve with me yet seven other years.

28 And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week: and he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife also b.

29 And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah, his handmaid, to be her maid.

30 And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more then Leah; and served with him yet seven other years.

31 And when the LORD saw that Leah was hated c, he opened her womb: but Rachel was barren d.

32 And Leah conceived, and bare a son, and she called his name That is, see [...] son. Reuben: for she said, surely the LORD hath looked upon my afflicti­on e: now therefore my husband will love me.

33 And she conceived again, and bare a son: and said, Because the LORD hath heard f that I was hated, he hath therefore given me this son also, and she called his name That is, hear­ing. Simeon.

34 And she conceived again and bare a son: and said, Now this time will my husband be joyned unto me g, because I have born him three sons: therefore was his name called That is, joyn­ed. Levi.

35 And she conceived again, and bare a son, and she said, Now will I praise the LORD e: therefore she called his name Matth. 1. 2. That is, praise. Judah, and Heb. stood from bearing. left bear­ing.

CHAP. XXX.

1 AND when Rachel saw that she bare Jacob no children, Rachel envyed her sister, and said unto Jacob, Give me children, or else I die a

2 And Jacobs anger was kindled against Ra­chel b, and he said, am I in Gods stead c, who hath withheld from thee the fruit of the womb?

3 And she said, Behold my maid Bilhah: go in unto her, and she shall bear upon my knees d, that I may also Heb. be built by her. have children by her e.

4 And she gave him Bilhah her handmaid to wife: and Jacob went in unto her.

5 And Bilhah conceived, and bare Jacob a son.

6 And Rachel said, God hath judged me *, and [Page] hath also heard my voice, and hath given me a son; therefore called she his name That is, judg­ing. Dan.

7 And Bilhah Rachels maid conceived again, and bare Jacob a second son.

8 And Rachel said, with Heb. wra­stlings of God. great wrastlings f, have I wrastled with my sister, and I have prevail­ed g; and she called his name That is, my wrastling. Called Matt. 4. 13. Nephtha­lian. Naphtali.

9 When Leah saw that she had left bearing, she took Zilpah her maid, and gave her Jacob to wife.

10 And Zilpah Leahs maid bare Jacob a son.

11 And Leah said, A troop cometh h: And she called his name That is, a troop or company. Gad.

12 And Zilpah Leahs maid bare Jacob a second son.

13 And Leah said, Heb. in my happiness. Happy am I, for the daugh­ters , will call me blessed: and she called his name That is, happy. Asher.

14 And Reuben went in the days of wheat harvest, and found Mandrakes i in the field, and brought them unto his mother Leah. Then Ra­chel said to Leah, Give me I pray thee of thy sons Mandrakes k

15 And she said unto her, Is it a small matter that thou hast taken my husband? and wouldst thou take away my sons Mandrakes also? and Ra­chel said, Therefore he shall lie with thee to night l, for thy sons Mandrakes.

16 And Jacob came out of the field in the even­ing, and Leah went out to meet him, and said, Thou must come in unto me: for surely I have hired thee with my sons Mandrakes. And he lay with her that night m.

17 And God hearkned unto Leah n, and she conceived, and bare Jacob the fifth son.

18 And Leah said, God hath given me my hire, because I have given my maiden to my husband o: and she called his name That is, an hire. Issachar.

19 And Leah conceived again, and bare Jacob the sixth son.

20 And Leah said, God hath endued me with a good dowry: now will my husband dwell with me, because I have born him six sons: and she called his name That is, dwel­ling. called Matt. 4. 13. Zibulon. Zebulun.

21 And afterwards she bare a daughter, and cal­led her name That is, judg­ment. Dinah.

22 And God remembred Rachel, and God hearkned to her, and opened her womb.

23 And she conceived and bare a son, and said, God hath taken away my reproach p:

24 And she called his name That is, ad­ding. Joseph, and said, The LORD shall add to me another son.

25 And it came to pass, when Rachel had born Joseph, that Jacob said unto Laban, send me away, that I may go unto mine own place, and to my country q.

26 Give me my wives and my children, for whom I have served thee, and let me go, for thou knowest my service which I have done thee.

27 And Laban said unto him, I pray thee, if I have chap. 39. 21. found favour in thine eyes, tarry: for I have learned by experience, that the LORD hath blessed me for thy sake.

28 And he said, Appoint me thy wages, and I will give it.

29 And he said unto him, Thou knowest how I have served thee, and how thy cattle was with me r.

30 For it was little which thou hadst before I came s, and it is now Heb. broken forth. increased unto a multi­tude; and the LORD hath blessed thee Heb. at my foot. since my coming t: and now when shall I provide for mine own house also u?

31 And he said, what shall I give thee? and Jacob said, Thou shalt not give me any thing: If thou wilt do this thing for me, I will again feed and keep thy flock.

32 I will pass thorow all thy flock to day, re­moving from thence all the speckled and spotted cattle x: and all the brown y cattle among the sheep, and the spotted and speckled among the goats; and of such shall be my hire z.

33 So shall my righteousness answer for me a Heb. to mor­row. in time to come; when it shall come for my hire, before thy face b, every one that is not speckled and spotted amongst the goats, and brown amongst the sheep, that shall be counted stollen with me.

[Page]34 And Laban said, Behold, I would it might be according to thy word c.

35 And he removed that day the he-goats that were ring-straked d and spotted, and all the she­goats that were speckled and spotted, and every one that had some e white in it, and all the brown amongst the Sheep, and gave them into the hand of his sons.

36 And he set three days journey f betwixt himself and Jacob g: and Jacob fed the rest of La­bans flocks.

37 And Jacob took him rods h of green po­plar, and of the hasel, and chesnut-tree i, and pilled white strakes in them, and made the white appear which was in the rods.

38 And he set the rods which he had pilled, before the flocks in the gutters in the watering troughs when the flocks came to drink, that they should conceive when they came to drink k

39 And the flocks conceived l before the rods, and brought forth cattle ring-straked, speckled, and spotted m.

40 And Jacob did separate the lambs n, and set the faces of the flocks toward the ring-straked, and all the brown o in the flock of Laban: and he put his own flock by themselves; and put them not unto Labans cattle p.

41 And it came to pass, whensoever the stron­ger cattle did conceive q, that Jacob laid the rods before the eyes of the cattle in the gutters, that they might conceive among the rods.

42 But when the cattle were feeble, he put them not in: so the feebler were Labans, and the stronger Jacobs.

43 And the man increased exceedingly, and had much cattle, and maid-servants, and men­servants, and camels, and asses.

CHAP. XXXI.

1 AND he heard the words of Labans sons, saying, Jacob hath taken away all that was our fathers: and of that which was of our fathers, hath he gotten all this glory a.

2 And Jacob beheld the countenance of Laban, and behold, it was not towards him Heb. as yester­day and the day before. as before b.

3 And the LORD said unto Jacob, Return unto the land of thy fathers, and to thy kindred, and I will be with thee.

4 And Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah c to the field d unto his flocks.

5 And said unto them, I see your fathers coun­tenance, that it is not toward me as before: but the God of my father hath been with me e.

6 And ye know that with all my power f I have served your father.

7 And your father hath deceived me, and chang­ed my wages Neh. 4. 12. ten times g: but God suffered him not to hurt me.

8 If he said thus, The speckled shall be thy wages, then all the cattle * bare speckled: and if he said thus, The ring-straked shall be thy hire h, then bare all the cattle ring-straked.

[Page]9 Thus God hath taken away the cattle of your father, and given them to me.

10 And it came to pass at the time that the cattle conceived, that I lifted up mine eyes, and saw in a dream, and behold, the Or, he-goats. rams which leaped upon the cattle, were ring-straked, speck­led, and grizled i.

11 And the Angel of God spake unto me in a dream, saying, Jacob; and I said, Here am I.

12 And he said, Lift up now thine eyes, and see, all the rams which leap upon the cattle are ring-straked, speckled, and grizled: for I have seen all that Laban doth unto thee.

13 I am the God of Bethel, chap. 28. 18. where thou anointedst the pillar, and where thou vowedst a vow unto me k ▪ now chap. 32. 9. arise, get thee out from this land, and return unto the land of thy kindred.

14 And Rachel and Leah answered and said un­to him, Is there yet any portion or inheritance for us in our fathers house l?

15 Are we not counted of him strangers m? for he chap. 29. 15, 27. hath sold us n, and hath quite devoured also our money o.

16 For all the riches which God hath taken from our Father, that is ours p and our childrens: Now then whatsoever God hath said unto thee, do.

17 Then Jacob rose up, and set his sons, and his wives upon camels.

18 And he carried away all his cattle, and all his goods which he had gotten, the cattle of his getting, which he had gotten in Padan-aram, for to go to Isaac his father in the land of Canaan.

19 And Laban went to shear his sheep: and Rachel had stollen the Heb. Teraphim. images that were her fa­thers q.

20 And Jacob stole away Heb. the heart of Laban. unawares to Labanr the Syrian, in that he told him not that he fled.

21 So he fled with all that he had, and he rose up and passed over the river s, and set his face t toward the mount Gilead u.

22 And it was told Laban on the third day x, that Jacob was fled.

23 And he took his brethren with him; and pursued after him seven dayes journey, and they overtook him in the mount Gilead:

24 And God came to Laban the Syrian Job 33. 15. in a dream by night, and said unto him, Take heed that thou speak not to Jacob Heb. from good to bad. either good or bad y.

25 Then Laban overtook Jacob. Now Jacob had pitched his tent in the Mount, and Laban with his brethren pitched in the mount of Gi­lead.

26 And Laban said to Jacob, What hast thou done, that thou hast stollen away unawares to me, and carried away my daughters as captives taken with the sword z?

27 Wherefore didst thou flee away secretly, and Heb. [...] [...] ­len me. steal away from me, and didst not tell me? that I might have sent thee away with mirth, and with songs, with tabret, and with harp,

28 And hast not suffered me to kiss my sons and my daughters a? thou hast now done foolish­ly in so doing b.

29 It is in the power of my hand to do you hurt: but the God of your father c spake unto me yesternight, saying, Take thou heed, that thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad.

[Page]30 And now though thou wouldst needs be gone, because thou sore longedst after thy fathers house, yet wherefore hast thou stoln my Gods d.

31 And Jacob answered and said to Laban, because I was afraid: for I said, Peradventure thou wouldst take by force thy daughters from me.

32 With whomsoever thou findest thy Gods, chap. 44. 9. let him not live e: before our brethren discern thou what is thine with me, and take it to thee: for Jacob knew not that Rachel had stollen them.

33 And Laban went into Jacobs tent, and into Leahs tent f, and into the two maid-servants tents: but he found them not. Then went he out of Leahs tent, and entred into Rachels tent.

34 Now Rachel had taken the Images, and put them in the camels furniture, and fate upon them: and Laban Heb: felt. searched all the tent, but found them not.

35 And she said to her father, Let it not dis­please my Lord, that I cannot rise up before thee g; for the custom of women is upon me: and he searched, but found not the Images.

36 And Jacob was very wroth, and chode with Laban, and Jacob answered, and said to Laban, What is my Trespass? what is my sin, that thou hast so hotly pursued after me h?

37 Whereas thou hast Heb. felt. searched all my stuff, what hast thou found of all thy houshold-stuff? set it here before my brethren, and thy brethren, that they may judge betwixt us both.

38 This twenty years have I been with thee: thy ewes, and thy she-goats have not cast their young i, and the rams of thy flock have I not eaten.

39 That which was torn of beasts I brought not unto thee, I bare the loss of it: of Exod. 22. 12. my hand didst thou require it k, whether stollen by day, or stollen by night.

40 Thus I was in the day, the drought consum­ed me, and the frost by night, and my sleep de­parted from mine eyes .

41 Thus have I been twenty years in thy house: I served thee fourteen years for thy two daughters, and six years for thy cattel; and thou hast chang­ed my wages ten times.

42 Except the God of my Father, the God of Abraham, and the fear of Isaac l had been with me, surely thou hadst sent me away now empty: God hath seen my affliction m, and the labour of mine hands, and rebuked thee yesternight.

43 And Laban answered, and said unto Jacob, These daughters are my daughters, and these chil­dren are my children, and these cattel are my cat­tel, and all that thou [...]eest is mine: and what can I do this day unto these my daughters, or unto their children which they have born o?

44 Now therefore come thou, let us make a covenant, I and thou: and let it be for a witness between me and thee p.

45 And Jacob took a stone, and set it up for a pillar q.

46 And Jacob said unto his brethren, Gather stones: and they took stones, and made an heap, and they did eat r there upon the heap s.

47 And Laban called it That is, the heap of witness. Jegar-sahadutha: but Jacob called it Galeed t.

48 And Laban said, This heap is a witness be­tween me and thee this day. Therefore was the name of it called Galeed.

49 And That is, abea­con, or watch­tower. Mizpah: for he said, The LORD watch between me and thee, when we are absent one from another.

[Page]50 If thou shalt afflict my daughters, or if thou shalt take other wives beside my daughters u, no man is with us x; See, God is witness betwixt me and thee.

51 And Laban said to Jacob, Behold this heap, and behold this pillar, which I have cast betwixt me and thee.

52 This heap be Witness, and this pillar be witness, that I will not pass over this heap to thee, and that thou shalt not pass over this heap, and this pillar unto me, for harm.

53 The God of Abraham, and the God of Na­hor, the God of their father y, judge betwixt us. And Jacob sware by the fear of his father Isaac.

54 Then Jacob Or, killed beasts. offered sacrifice z upon the mount, and called his brethren to eat bread, and they did eat bread, and tarried all night in the mount.

55 And early in the morning, Laban rose up and kissed his sons, and his daughters, and blessed them: and Laban departed, and returned unto his place.

CHAP. XXXII.

1 AND Jacob went on his way, and the An­gels of God met him a

2 And when Jacob saw them, he said, This is Gods host b: and he called the name of that place That is, two hosts or camps. Mahanaim c.

3 And Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau his brother, unto the land of Seir d, the Heb. field. coun­trey of Edom e.

4 And he commanded them, saying, Thus shall ye speak unto my lord f Esau, Thy servant Jacob saith thus; I have sojourned with Laban, and stayed there untill now g.

5 And I have oxen, and asses, flocks, and Men­servants, and women-servants h: and I have sent to tell my Lord i, that I may find grace in thy sight k.

6 And the messengers returned to Jacob, saying, We came to thy brother Esau l, and also chap. 33. 1. he cometh to meet thee, and four hundred men with him m.

7 Then Jacob was greatly afraid n, and di­stressed, and he divided the people that was with him, and the flocks, and herds, and the camels into two bands,

8 And said, If Esau come to the one company, and smite it, then the other company which is left, shall escape o.

9 And Jacob said, O God p of my father A­braham, and God of my father Isaac, the LORD, which saidst unto me, chap. 31. 13. Return unto thy countrey, and to thy kindred, and I will deal well with thee:

10 Heb. I am le [...]t then all, &c. I am not worthy of the least of all the mer­cies, and of all the truth, which thou hast shewed unto thy servant q: for with my staff r ▪ I passed over this Jordan s, and now I am become two bands t

[Page]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 the mother, Heb. upon. with the children u.

12 And chap. 28. 13, 14. thou saidest, I will surely do thee good, and make thy seed as the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbred for multitude.

13 And he lodged there that same night, and took of that which came to his hand x, a present for Esau his brother:

14 Two hundred she-goats, and twenty he­goats, two hundred ewes, and twenty rams.

15 Thirty milch camels with their colts, for­ty kine, and ten bulls, twenty she-asses, and ten foals.

16 And he delivered them into the hand of his servants, every drove by themselves, and said un­to his servants, Pass over before me, and put a space betwixt drove and drove y.

17 And he commanded 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?

18 Then thou shalt say, They be thy servant Jacobs: it is a present sent unto my lord Esau: and behold also, he is behind us z.

19 And so commanded he the second, and the third, and all that followed the droves, saying, On this manner shall you speak unto Esau, when you find him.

20 And say ye moreover, Behold, thy servant Jacob is behind us: for he said, I will appease him a with the present that goeth before me, and af­terward I will see his face: peradventure he will accept Heb▪ my face. of me b.

21 So went the present over before him: and himself lodged that night in the company.

22 And he rose up that night, and took his two wives, and his two women-servants, and his eleven sons c, and passed over the ford Jab­bok d.

23 And he took them, and Heb. caused to pass. sent them over the brook, and sent over that he had.

24 And Jacob was left alone e: and there wrestled a man f with him, untill the Heb. as [...]nd­ing of the morn­ing. breaking of the day.

25 And when he saw that he prevailed not a­gainst him g, he touched See Mat. 26. 41. 2 Cor. 12. 7. the hollow of his thigh : and the hollow of Jacobs thigh was out of joynt, as he wrestled with him h.

26 And he said, Let me go i? for the day break­eth k ▪ and he said, Hos. 12. 4. I will not let thee go, ex­cept thou bless me l.

27 And he said unto him, What is thy name? and he said, Jacob.

28 And he said, chap. 35. 10. Thy name shall be called no more Jacob m, but Israel n: for as a Prince hast thou power with God and with men o, and hast prevailed p.

29 And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, thy name q; and he said, Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after my name r? and he blessed him there s.

30 And Jacob called the name of the place That is, the face of God. Peniel: for I Exod. 24. 11. and 33. 20. Deut. 5. 24. Isa. 6. 5. have seen God face to face t, and my life is preserved u.

31 And as he passed over Peniel, the sun rose upon him, and he halted upon his thigh.

32 Therefore the children of Israel eat not x of the sinew which shrank, which is upon the hollow of the thigh, unto this day: because he touched the [...]ollow of Jacobs thigh, in the sinew that shrank.

CHAP. XXXIII.

1 AND Jacob lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold, Chap. 32. 6. Esau came, and with him four hundred men: and he divided the children unto Leah, and unto Rachel, and unto the two handmaids.

2 And he put the handmaids, and their children foremost, and Leah and her children after, and Rachel and Joseph hindermost a.

3 And he passed over before them b, and bow­ed himself to the ground seven times, untill he came near to his brother.

4 And Esau ran to meet him, and imbraced him, and fell on his neck, and kissed him, and they wept.

5 And he lift up his eyes, and saw the Women, and the Children, and said, Who are those Heb. to the [...]. with thee! and he said, The Children which God hath graciously given thy servant.

6 Then the handmaidens came near, they and their children, and they bowed themselves.

7 And Leah also with her children came near, and bowed themselves: and after came Joseph near and Rachel, and they bowed themselves.

8 And he said, Heb. What is all this [...]and to thee. what meanest thou by all this drove, which I met? And he said, These are to▪ find grace in the sight of my Lord.

9 And Esau said, I have enough, my brother: Heb. be that to thee that is [...]. keep that thou hast unto thy self c.

10 And Jacob said, Nay, I pray thee: If now I have found grace in thy sight, then receive my present at my hand: for therefore d I have seen thy face, as though I had seen the face of God e: and thou wast pleased with me.

11 Take, I pray thee, my blessing f that is brought to thee; because God hath dealt graci­ously with me, and because I have Heb. all things. enough: and he urged him, and he took it.

12 And he said, Let us take our journey, and let us go, and I will go before thee g.

13 And he said unto him, My Lord knoweth, that the children are tender h, and the flocks and herds with young are with me i: and if men should overdrive them one day, all the flock will die.

14 Let my Lord, I pray thee, pass over before his servant, and I will lead on softly, according Heb. accord­ing to the foot of the work▪ &c. and according to the foot of the children. as the cattle that goeth before me, and the children be able to endure, until I come unto my Lord unto Seir k.

15 And Esau said, Let me now Heb. set or place. leave with thee some of the folk that are with me: And he said, Heb. where­fore is this? what needeth it? Chap. 34. 11. let me find grace in the sight of my Lord.

16 So Esau returned that day, on his way un­to Seir.

17 And Jacob journyed to Succoth, and built him an house l, and made booths for his cattle: therefore the name of the place is called That is, booths. Succoth.

18 And Jacob came to Shalem m, a City of Called Act. 7. 16. Sychem. Shechem, which is in the land of Canaan, when he came from Padan-Aram, and pitched his tent before the City n.

19 And Josh. 24. 32. he bought o a parcel of a field where he had spread his tent, at the hand of the chil­dren p of called Acts 7. 16. Emor. Hamor, Shechems father, for an hun­dred Or, lambs. pieces of money q.

20 And he erected there an Altar, and called it That is, God the God of Israel. El-Elohe-Israel r.

CHAP. XXXIV.

1 AND Chap. 30. 21. Dinah the daughter of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob, went out a to see the daughters of the land.

2 And when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hi­vite, Prince of the country saw her, he took her, and lay with her, and Heb. humbled her. defiled her.

[Page]3 And his soul clave unto Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the damsel, and spake Heb. to the heart of the Damsel. See Isa. 40. 2. Hos. 2. 14. kindly unto the damsel b.

4 And Shechem spake unto his father Hamor, saying, Get me this damsel to wife c.

5 And Jacob heard that he had defiled Dinah his daughter (now his sons were with his cattel in the field) and Jacob held his peace until they were come d.

6 And Hamor the father of Shechem, went out unto Jacob to commune with him.

7 And the sons of Jacob came out of the field, when they heard it, and the men were grieved: and they were very wroth, because he had wrought folly e in Israel f, in lying with Jacobs daugh­ter, which thing ought not to be done g.

8 And Hamor communed with them h, saying, The soul of my son Shechem longeth for your daughter i: I pray you give her him to wife.

9 And make ye marriages with us, and give your daughters unto us, and take our daughters unto you.

10 And ye shall dwell with us, and the land shall be before you k: dwell and trade you therein, and get you possessions therein l.

11 And Shechem said unto her father, and unto her brethren, chap. 33. 15. Let me find grace in your eyes, and what ye shall say unto me, I will give.

12 Ask me never so much dowry and gift m, and I will give according as ye shall say unto me: but give me the damsel to wife.

13 And the sons of Jacob answered Shechem, and Hamor his father deceitfully n, and said, (be­cause he had defiled Dinah their sister.)

14 And they said unto them, We cannot do this thing, to give our sister to one that is uncircum­cised o: for Jos. 5. 9. that were a reproach unto us.

15 But in this will we consent unto you: if ye will be, as we be, that every male of you be cir­cumcised:

16 Then will we give our daughters unto you, and we will take your daughters to us, and we will dwell with you, and we will become one people.

17 But if ye will not hearken unto us to be circumcised, then will we take our daughter, and we will be gone.

18 And their words pleased Hamor, and She­chem Hamors son.

19 And the young man deferred not to do the thing, because he had delight in Jacobs daughter: and he was more honourable than all the house of his father.

20 And Hamor and Shechem his son came unto the gate of their city p, and communed with the men of their city, saying,

21 These men are peaceable with us, therefore let them dwell in the land, and trade therein; for the land, behold it is large enough for them: let us take their daughters to us for wives, and let us give them our daughters.

22 Only herein will the men consent unto us, for to dwell with us, to be one people, if every male among us be circumcised, as they are circum­cised.

23 Shall not their cattel, and their substance, and every beast of theirs be ours q? onely let us consent unto them and they will dwell with us.

24 And unto Hamor, and unto Shechem his son, hearkned r all that went out of the gate of his city s, and every male was circumcised, all that went out of the gate of his city.

25 And it came to pass on the third day t, when they were sore u, that two of the sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi x, Dinahs brethren y, took each man his sword, and came upon the city boldly and chap. 49. 6. slew all the males z.

[Page]26 And they slew Hamor, and Shechem his son, with the Heb. mouth. edge of the sword, and took Dinah out of Shechems house, and went out.

27 The sons of Jacob came upon the slain, and spoiled the city, because they a had defiled their sister.

28 They took their sheep and their Oxen, and their asses, and that which was in the city, and that which was in the field b.

29 And all their wealth, and all their little ones, and their wives took they captive, and spoiled even all that was in the house c.

30 And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, chap 49. 6. Ye have troubled me d Exod 5. 21. to make me to stink e a­mong the inhabitants of the land, amongst the Canaanites, and the Perizzites: and I being few in number f, they shall gather themselves toge­ther against me, and slay me , and I shall be de­stroyed, I, and my house.

31 And they said, should he deal with our sister as with an harlot g?

CHAP. XXXV.

1 AND God said unto Jacob a, Arise, go up to Beth-el, and dwell there: and make there an Altar unto God chap. 28. 13. that appear­ed unto thee, chap. 27. 43. when thou fleddest from the face of Esau thy brother b.

2 Then Jacob said unto his houshold, and to all that were with him; Put away the chap. 31. 19, 34. Jos. 24. 2. strange gods c that are among you d, and be clear e, and change your garments f.

3 And let us arise, and go up to Beth-el, and I will make there an Altar unto God, who answered me in the day of my distress g, and was with me in the way which I went.

4 And they gave unto Jacob all the strange gods which were in their hand, and all their ear­rings which were in their ears h, and Jacob hid them i under the Jos. 24. 26. Judg. 9. 6. Oak k which was by She­chem.

5 And they journeyed: and Exod. 15. 16. and 34. 24. Deut. 11. 25. Jos. 5. 1. the terror of God l was upon the cities that were 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 m (that is Beth-el) he and all the peo­ple that were with him.

7 And he built there an Altar, and chap. 28. 19. called the place That is, the God of Bethel. El-beth-el n, because there God appear­ed unto him, when he fled from the face of his brother.

8 But Deborah Rebekahs nurse o died, and she was buried beneath Beth-el under an oak: and the name of it was called That is, the oak of weeping. Allon-bachuth p.

[Page]9 And God appeared unto Jacob again, when he came out of Padan-Aram, and blessed him.

10 And God said unto him, Thy name is Jacob: thy name shall not be called any more Jacob, chap. 32. 28. but Israel shall be thy name q, and he called his name Israel.

11 And God said unto him, chap. 17. 1. I am God Al­mighty: be fruitful and multiply, chap. 17. 5, 6, 16. a Nation, and a company of nations r shall be of thee: and Kings shall come out of thy Ioyns s.

12 And the land chap. 12. 7. and 26. 3. which I gave Abraham and Isaac, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed after thee will I give this land.

13 And God went up from him t in the place where he talked with him.

14 And Jacob set up a pillar u in the place where he talked with him, even a pillar of stone: and he powred a drink-offering x there­on, and he poured oyl thereon.

15 And Jacob called the name of the place where God spake with him, chap. 28. 19. Beth-el.

16 And they journeyed from Bethel: and there was but Heb. a little piece of ground. a little way to come to Ephrath: and Rachel travailed, and she had hard labour.

17 And it came to pass, when she was in hard labour, that the midwife said unto her, Fear not: thou shalt have this son also.

18 And it came to pass, as her soul was in de­parting y, (for she died) that she called his name That is, the son of my sorrow. Ben-oni: but his father called him That is the son of my right hand. Benja­min z.

19 And chap. 48. 7. Rachel died, and was buried in the way to Ephrath a; which is Bethlehem.

20 And Jacob set a pillar b upon her grave: that is the pillar of Rachels grave unto this day c.

21 And Israel journeyed, and spread his tent be­yond the tower of Edar d.

22 And it came to pass, when Israel dwelt in that land, that Reuben went, and chap. 49. 4. 1 Cor. 5. 1. lay with Bil­hah his fathers concubine e: and Israel heard it f. Now the sons of Jacob were twelve g.

23 The sons of Leah: chap. 46. 8. Exod. 1. 2. Reuben Jacobs first­born, and Simeon and Levi, and Judah, and Issa­char, and Zebulun.

24 The sons of Rachel: Joseph and Benjamin.

25 And the sons of Bilhah, Rachels handmaid, Dan and Naphtali.

26 And the sons of Zilpah, Leahs handmaid, Gad and Asher. These are the sons of Jacob which were born to him in Padan-Aram h.

27 And Jacob came unto Isaac i his father un­to chap. 13. 18. and 23. 2. Mamre, unto the City of Arbah (which is Hebron) where Abraham and Isaac sojourned.

28 And the days of Isaac were an hundred and fourscore years.

29 And Isaac gave up the ghost, and died, and was chap. 15. 15. and 25. 8. gathered unto his people k, being old and full of dayes: and his sons Esau and Jacob buryed him.

CHAP. XXXVI.

1 NOW these are the generations of Esau a, who is Edom.

2 Esau took his wives of the daughters of Ca­naan: Adah the daughter of Elon the Hittite, and ver. 25. Aholibamah the daughter of Anah, the daughter of Zibeon the Hivite b.

[Page]3 And chap. 26. 24. Bashemath, Ishmaels daughter, sister of Nebajoth.

4 And 1 Chro. 1. 35. Adah bare to Esau, Eliphaz c: and Bashemath bare Reuel d.

5 And Aholibamah bare Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah: these are the sons of Esau e, which were born unto him in the land of Canaan.

6 And Esau took his wives, and his sons, and his daughters, and all the Heb. souls. persons of his house, and his cattle, and all his beasts, and all his sub­stance which he had got in the land of Canaan: and went f into the countrey g from the face of his brother Jacob.

7 chap. 13. 6, 11. For their riches were more then that they might dwell together: and chap. 17. 8. and 28. 4. the land wherein they were strangers h, could not bear them, be­cause of their cattle.

8 Thus dwelt Esau in Josh. 24. 4. mount Seir: Esau is Edom i.

9 And these are the generations of Esau, the father of Heb. Edom. the Edomites in mount Seir.

10 These are the names of Esaus sons: 1 Chron. 1. 35. &c. Eliphaz the son of Adah the wife of Esau, Reuel the son of Bashemath the wife of Esau.

11 And the sons of Eliphaz were Teman, Omar, Or, Zephi. Zepho, and Gatam, and Kenaz.

12 And Timna was concubine to Eliphaz Esaus son, and she bare to Eliphaz, Amalek: these were the sons of Adah, Esaus wife.

13 And these are the sons of Reuel: Nahath, and Zerah, Shammah and Mizzah: these were the sons of Bashemath, Esaus wife.

14 And these were the sons of Aholibamah, the daughter of Anah, the daughter of Zibeon, Esaus wife, and she bare to Esau, Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah.

15 These were Dukes k of the sons of Esau; the sons of Eliphaz, the first-born son of Esau, Duke Teman, Duke Omar, Duke Zepho, Duke Kenaz,

16 Duke Korah l, Duke Gatam, and Duke A­malek. These are the Dukes that came of Eliphaz, in the land of Edom: These were the sons of Adah.

17 And these are the sons of Reuel, Esaus son: Duke Nahath, Duke Zerah, Duke Shammah, Duke Mizzah. These are the Dukes that came of Reuel, in the land of Edom. These are the sons of Ba­shemath, Esaus wife.

18 And these are the sons of Aholibamah, Esaus wife: Duke Jeush, Duke Jaalam, Duke Korah: These were the Dukes that came of Aholibamah the daughter of, Anah, Esaus wife.

19 These are the sons of Esau (who is Edom) and these are their Dukes.

20 1 Chron. [...] ▪ 38. These are the sons of Seir m the Horite, who inhabited the land o, Lotan, and Shobal, and Zibeon, and Anah.

21 And Dishon, and Ezer, and Dishan: these are the Dukes of the Horites the children of Seir, in the land of Edom.

22 And the children of Lotan, were Hori, and Or, Homan 1 Chron. 1. 39. Heman: and Lotans sister was Timna.

23 And the children of Shobal were these: Or, Alian 1 Chron. 1. 40. Al­van, and Manahath, and Ebal, Or, Shephi 1 Chron. 1. 40. Shepho, and Onam.

24 And these are the children of Zibeon, both Ajah, and Anah: this was that Anah that found Lev. 19. 19. the mules p in the wilderness, as he fed the asses of Zibeon his father.

[Page]25 And the children q of Anah were these: Dishon, and Aholibamah the daughter of Anah.

26 And these are the children of Dishon: Or, Amram. 1 Chron. 1. 41. Hemdan, and Eshban, and Ithran, and Cheran.

27 The children of Ezer are these: Bilhan, and Zaavan, and Or, Jakan [...] Chron. 1. 42. Akan.

28 The children of Dishan are these: Uz, and Aran.

29 These are the Dukes that came of the Ho­rites: Duke Lotan, Duke Shobal, Duke Zibeon, Duke Anah,

30 Duke Dishon, Duke Ezer, Duke Dishan: these are the Dukes that came of Hori, among their Dukes r in the land of Seir.

31 And 1 Chro. 1. 43. these are the Kings that reigned in the land of Edom s, before there reigned any King over the children of Israel t.

32 And Bela the son of Beor reigned in Edom, and the name of his City u was Dinhabah.

33 And Bela died, and Jobab the son of Zerah of Bozrah reigned in his stead.

34 And Jobab died, and Husham of the land of Temani x reigned in his stead.

35 And Husham died, and Hadad the son of Bedad (who smote Midian in the field of Moab) reigned in his stead: and the name of his City was Avith.

36 And Hadad died, and Samlah of Masrekah reigned in his stead.

37 And Samlah died, and Saul of Rehoboth, by the river y, reigned in his stead.

38 And Saul died, and Baal-hanan the son of Achbor reigned in his stead.

39 And Baal-hanan the son of Achbor died, and Or, Hadad. Hadar reigned in his stead: and the name of his City was Or, Pai. 1 Chro. 1. 50. Pau, and his wives name was Mehe­tabel, the daughter of Matred, the daughter of Mezahab z.

40 And these are the names of 1 Chro. 1. 51. the Dukes that came of Esau, according to their families, after their places, by their names: Duke Timnah, Duke Or, Aliah. Alvah, Duke Jetheth.

41 Duke Aholibamah, Duke Elah, Duke Pi­non,

42 Duke Kenaz, Duke Teman, Duke Mibzar,

43 Duke Magdiel, Duke Iram. These be the Dukes of Edom, according to their habitations, in the land of their possession: he is Esau the fa­ther of Heb. Edom. the Edomites.

CHAP. XXXVII.

1 AND Jacob dwelt in the land Heb. of his fa­thers sojourn­ings. wherein his father was a stranger, in the land of Canaan.

2 These are the generations a of Jacob: Joseph being seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with his brethren, and the lad was with the sons of Bilhah, and with the sons of Zilpah b, his fathers wives: and Joseph brought unto his father their evil report c.

3 Now Israel loved Joseph more then all his children; because he was the son of his old age d: and he made him a coat of many Or, pieces. Judg. 5. 30. 2 Sam. 13. 18. colours e.

4 And when his brethren saw that their father loved him more then all his brethren, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably unto him f.

5 And Joseph dreamed a dream g, and he told it his brethren, and they hated him yet the more.

[Page]6 And he said unto them, Hear, I pray you, this dream which I have dreamed.

7 For chap. 42. 6, 9. and 43. 26. and 44. 14. behold, we were binding sheaves in the field h, and lo, my sheaf arose, and also stood up­right, and behold, your sheaves stood round a­bout i, and made obeisance to my sheaf.

8 And his brethren said to him, shalt thou in­deed reign over us? or shalt thou indeed have do­minion over us? and they hated him yet the more, for his dreams, and for his words .

9 And he dreamed yet another dream k, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and behold, chap. 46. 29. the Sun and the Moon l, and the eleven stars made obei­sance to me.

10 And he told it to his father, and to his bre­thren; and his father rebuked him m, and said unto him, What is this dream that thou hast dreamed? shall I, and thy mother , and thy bre­thren indeed come to bowe down our selves to thee, to the earth?

11 And his brethren envied him: but his fa­ther D [...]. 7. 28. Luk. 2. 19, 51. observed the saying n.

12 And his brethren went to feed their fathers flock in Shechem o.

13 And Israel said unto Joseph, Do not thy brethren feed the flock in Shechem? Come, and I will send thee unto them p: and he said, Here am I.

14 And he said to him, Go, I pray thee, Heb. see the peace of thy bre­thren, &c. see whether it be well with thy brethren, and well with the flocks, and bring me word again: so he sent him out of the vale of Hebron, and he came to Shechem.

15 And a certain man found him, and behold he was wandring in the field, and the man asked him, saying, What seekest thou?

16 And he said, I seek my brethren, tell me, I pray thee, where they feed their flocks.

17 And the man said, they are departed hence: for I heard them say, Let us go to Dothan q. And Joseph went after his brethren, and found them in Dothan.

18 And when they saw him afar off, even be­fore he came near unto them, they conspired a­gainst him, to slay him.

19 And they said one to another, Behold, this Heb. Master of dreams. dreamer r cometh.

20 Come now therefore, and let us slay him, and cast him into some pit s, and we will say, some evil beast hath devoured him t: and we shall see what will become of his dreams.

21 And chap. 42. 22. Reuben heard it, and he delivered him u out of their hands, and said, Let us not kill him.

22 And Reuben said unto them, Shed no blood, but cast him into this pit that is in the wilderness, and lay no hand upon him, That he might rid him out of their hands, to deliver him to his father again.

23 And it came to pass, when Joseph was come unto his brethren, that they stript Joseph out of his coat, his coat of many Or, pieces. colours that was on him.

24 And they took him, and cast him into a pit: and the pit was empty, there was no water in it.

25 And they sate down to eat bread x: and they lift up their eyes and looked, and behold, a company of See v. 28, 36. Ishmeelites y came from Gilead z, with their camels, bearing spicery, and balm a, and myrrhe, going to carry it down to Egypt.

26 And Judah said unto his brethren, What profit is it, if we flay our brother b, and conceal his bloud c?

27 Come, and let us sell him to the Ishmeelites, and let not our hand be upon him: for he is our brother, and our flesh? and his brethren Heb. hearkned: were content.

28 Then there passed by Midianites d Merchant­men, and they drew and lift up Joseph out of [Page] the pit, and Psal. 105. 17. Wisd. 10. 13. Act. 7. 9. sold Joseph to the Ishmeelites for See Mat. 27. 9. twenty pieces of silver: and they brought Jo­seph into Egypt.

29 And Reuben returned unto the pit e, and behold, Joseph was not in the pit: and he rent his clothes f.

30 And he returned unto his brethren, and said, The child g is not h, and I, whither shall I go i?

31 And they took Josephs coat, and killed a kid of the goats, and dipped the coat in the bloud.

32 And they sent the coat of many colours, and they brought k it to their father, and said, This have we found: know now whether it be thy sons coat or no.

33 And he knew it, and said, It is my sons coat, an chap. 44. 28. evill beast hath devoured him; Joseph is with­out doubt rent in pieces.

34 And Jacob rent his clothes, and put sack­cloth l upon his loins, and mourned for his son many days.

35 And all his sons, and all his daughters m rose up to comfort him: but he refused to be com­forted: and he said, For I will go down into the grave n unto my son o mourning: thus his father wept for him.

36 And the Midianites sold him into Egypt un­to Potiphar, an Heb. Eunuch. But the word doth signifie not only Eu­nuchs, but also chamberlains, Courtiers and Officers. officer of Pharaohs, and Heb. chief of the slaughter­men; o [...] Execu­tioners. Or, chief Mar­shall. cap­tain of the guard p.

CHAP. XXXVIII.

1 AND it came to pass at that time a; that Judah went down from his brethren b, and turned in to a certain Adullamite c, whose name was Hirah.

2 And Judah saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite d, whose name was 1 Chron. 2. 3. Shuah e: and he took her, and went in unto her.

3 And she conceived, and bare a son, and he called his name Er.

4 Num. 26. 19. And she conceived again, and bare a son, and she called his name Onan.

5 And she yet again conceived, and bare a son, and called his name Shelah; and he was at Che­zib f, when she bare him.

6 And Judah took a wife for Er his first-born, whose name was Tamar.

7 And Num. 26. 19. Er, Judahs first-born was wicked in the sight of the LORD g, and the LORD slew him h.

8 And Judah said unto Onan, Go in unto thy brothers wife, and marry her i, and raise up seed to thy brother k.

[Page]9 And Onan knew that the seed should not be his; and it came to pass when he went in un­to his brothers wife, that he spilled it on the ground, lest that he should give seed unto his brother l.

10 And the thing which he did, Heb. was evil i [...] the eyes of the Lord. displeased the LORD m, wherefore he slew him also n.

11 Then said Judah to Tamar his daughter in Law, Remain a widow at thy fathers house o, till Shelah my son be grown p: (for he said q, Le [...]t peradventure he die also as his brethren did r) and Tamar went and dwelt in her fathers house.

12 And Heb. the days were multiplyed. in process of time s the daughter of Shuah Judahs wife died: and Judah was comfort­ed, and went up unto his Sheep-shearers t to Tim­nath u, (he and his friend Hirah the Adullamite.

13 And it was told Tamar, saying, Behold thy father in law goeth up to Timnath to shear his sheep.

14 And she put her widows garments off from her, and covered her with a vail x, and wrap­ped her self, and sate in Heb. the door of eyes, or of Enajim. an open place y, which is by the way to Timnath: for she saw that She­lah was grown, and she was not given unto him to wife.

15 When Judah saw her, he thought her to be an harlot: because she had covered her face z.

16 And he turned unto her by the way, and said, Go to, I pray thee, let me come in unto thee (for he knew not that she was his daughter in law) and she said, What wilt thou give me, that thou mayest come in unto me?

17 And he said, I will send thee Heb. a kid of the goats. a kid from the flock: and she said, Wilt thou give me a pledge till thou send it?

18 And he said, What pledge shall I give thee? And she said, Thy signet, and thy bracelets a, and thy staff that is in thine hand: and he gave it her, and came in unto her, and she conceived by him b.

19 And she arose and went away, and laid by her vail from her, and put on the garments of her widowhood.

20 And Judah sent the kid by the hand of his friend the Adullamite, to receive his pledge from the womans hand, but he found her not.

21 Then he asked the men of that place, say­ing, Where is the harlot that was Or, in Enajim. openly by the way side? And they said, There was no har­lot in this place.

22 And he returned to Judah, and said, I can­not find her: and also the men of the place said, That there was no harlot in this place.

23 And Judah said, Let her take it to her, Lest we Heb. become a contempt. be ashamed b: behold, I sent this kid, and thou hast not found her.

24 And it came to pass about three months after, that it was told judah, saying, Tamar thy daughter in law hath played the harlot, and also behold, she is with child by whoredom: and Ju­dah said, Bring her forth c, and let her be burnt d.

25 When she was brought forth, she sent to her father in law, saying, By the man whose these are, am I with child: and she said, Discern, I pray thee, whose are these, the signet, and bracelets, and staff.

26 And Judah acknowledged them e, and said, She hath been more righteous than I f: because that I gave her not to Shelah my son: and he knew her again no more g.

[Page]27 And it came to pass in the time of her tra­vail, that behold, twins were in her womb.

28 And it came to pass when she travailed, that the one put out his hand, and the midwife took and bound upon his hand a skarlet thread h, saying, This came out first.

29 And it came to pass, as he drew back his hand, that behold his brother came out: and she said, Or, wherefore hast thou made this breach a­gainst thee. How hast thou broken forth? this breach be upon thee i: therefore his name was called That is, a breach. 1 Chron. 2. 4. Matth. 1. 3. Pharez.

30 And afterward came out his brother that had the skarlet thread upon his hand, and his name was called Zarah.

CHAP. XXXIX.

1 AND Joseph was brought down to Egypt, and Chap. 37. 36. Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him of the hand of the Ishmaelites, which had brought him down thither.

2 And 1 Sam. 16. 18. and 18. 28. A [...]t. 7. 9. the LORD was with Joseph a, and he was a prosperous man, and he was in the house b of his master the Egyptian.

3 And his master saw that the LORD was with him c, and that the LORD made all that he did, to prosper in his hand d.

4 And Joseph found grace in his sight, and he served him e, and he made him overseer over his house, and all that he had he put into his hand f.

5 And it came to pass from the time that he had made him overseer in his house, and over all that he had, that Chap. 30. 27. the LORD blessed the Egypti­ans house for Josephs sake: and the blessing of the LORD was upon all that he had in the house, and in the field.

6 And he left all that he had, in Josephs hand: and he knew not ought he had, save the bread which he did eat g: and Joseph was a goodly per­son, and well-favoured.

7 And it came to pass after these things, that his masters wife cast her eyes upon Joseph h, and she said, lie with me.

8 But he refused, and said unto his Masters wife, Behold, my master wotteth not what is with me in the house, and he hath committed all that he hath to my hand:

9 There is none greater in this house than I: neither hath he kept back any thing from me, but thee, because thou art his wife: how then can I do this great wickedness, and Chap. 20. 6. Lev. 6. 2. Psal. 51. 4. sin against God?

10 And it came to pass, as she spake to Joseph day by day, that he hearkned not unto her, to lie by her, or to be with her i.

11 And it came to pass about this time k, that Joseph went into the house to do his business l, and there was none of the men of the house there within *.

12 And she caught him by his garment, saying, Lie with me: and he left his garment in her hand m, and fled, and got him out.

13 And it came to pass, when she saw that he had left his garment in her hand, and was fled forth;

14 That she called unto the men of her house n, and spake unto them, saying, see, he o hath brought in an Hebrew p unto us, to mock q us r: he came in unto me to lie with me, and I cryed with a Heb. great. loud voice.

15 And it came to pass, when he heard that I lifted up my voice, and cryed, that he left his gar­ment with me, and fled, and got him out.

16 And she laid up his garment by her, untill her Lord came home.

17 And she spake unto him according to these words, saying: The Hebrew servant which thou hast brought unto us s, came in unto me to mock me.

18 And it came to pass, as I lift up my voice, [Page] and cryed, that he left his garment with me, and fled out t.

19 And it came to pass, when his master heard the words of his wife, which she spake unto him, saying, After this manner, did thy servant to me, that his wrath was kindled.

20 And Josephs master took him, and put him into the prison u, a place where the Kings pri­soners x were bound: and he was there in the prison.

21 But the LORD was with Joseph, and Heb. extended kindness u [...]to him. shewed him mercy, and Exod. 3. 21. and 11. 3. and 12. 36. Psal. 106. 46. Prov. 16. 7. Dan. 1. 9. gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison y.

22 And the keeper of the prison committed to Josephs hand all the prisoners that were in the prison, and whatsoever they did there, he was the doer of it z.

23 The keeper of the prison looked not to any thing that was under his hand, because the LORD was with him: and that which he did, the LORD made it to prosper.

CHAP. XL.

1 AND it came to pass after these things, that the Butler of the King of Egypt, and his Baker, had offended their Lord the King of Egypt.

2 And Pharaoh was wroth against two of his Officers, against the chief of the Butlers, and against the chief of the Bakers.

3 And he put them in ward in the house of the Captain of the guard a, into the prison, where Joseph was bound b.

4 And the captain of the guard charged Joseph with them, and he served them, and they conti­nued a season c in ward.

5 And they dreamed a dream both of them, each man his dream in one night, each man accord­ing to the interpretation of his dream d, the Butler and the Baker of the King of Egypt, which were bound in the prison.

6 And Joseph came in unto them in the morn­ing, and looked upon them, and behold, they were sad e.

7 And he asked Pharaohs Officers that were with him in the ward of his Lords house, saying, wherefore Heb. are your fa [...]s [...]il. look ye so sadly to day?

8 And they said unto him, we have dreamed a dream, and there is no interpreter of it f. And Joseph said unto them, See chap. 41. 16. Dan. 2. 11, 28. Do not interpretations be­long to God g? tell me h them, I pray you.

9 And the chief Butler told his dream to Jo­seph, and said to him, In my dream, behold, a vine was before me.

10 And in the vine were three branches, and it was as though it budded, and her blossoms shot forth, and the clusters thereof brought forth ripe grapes.

11 And Pharaohs cup was in my hand, and I took the grapes, and pressed them into Pharaohs cup, and I gave the cup into Pharaohs hand.

12 And Joseph said unto him. This is the inter­pretation of it, the three branches are i, three dayes.

13 Yet within three dayes shall Pharaoh O [...], [...] th [...]. lift up thine head k, and restore thee unto thy place, and thou shalt deliver Pharaohs cup into his hand, after the former manner when thou wast his Butler.

14 But Heb. remem­ber me with thee. think on me, when it shall be well with thee, and shew kindness, I pray thee, unto me, and make mention of me unto Pharaoh, and bring me out of this house l.

15 For indeed I was stollen away m out of the land of the Hebrews n, and here also have I done nothing o, that they should put me into the dun­geon.

[Page]16 When the chief Baker saw that the inter­pretation was good, he said unto Joseph, I also was in my dream, and behold, I had three Or, full of [...]. white p baskets on my head.

17 And in the uppermost basket there was of all manner of Heb. meat of Pharaoh the work of a Baker, or Cook. bake-meats for Pharaoh, and the birds did eat them out of the basket upon my head.

18 And Joseph answered, and said, This is the interpretation thereof: the three baskets are three days:

19 Yet within three days shall Pharaoh Or, reckon thee, and take thy office from thee. lift up thy head from q off thee: and shall hang thee on a tree, and the birds shall eat thy flesh from off thee.

20 And it came to pass the third day which was Pharaohs birth-day r, that he Mark 6. 21 made a feast un­to all his servants: and he Or, reckoned. lifted up the head of the chief Butler, and of the chief Baker among his servants.

21 And he restored the chief Butler unto his butlership again, and he gave the cup into Phara­ohs hand.

22 But he hanged the chief Baker, as Joseph had interpreted to them.

23 Yet did not the chief Butler remember Jo­seph, but forgat him s.

CHAP. XLI.

1 AND it came to pass at the end of two Heb. year of days. full years a, that Pharaoh dreamed: and behold, he stood by the river b.

2 And behold, there came up out of the ri­ver c, seven well-favoured kine d, and fat-fleshed, and they fed in a medow.

3 And behold, seven other kine came up after them out of the river, ill-favoured, and lean­fleshed, and stood by the other kine upon the brink of the river e.

4 And the ill-favoured and lean-fleshed kine, did eat up the seven well-favoured and fat kine. So Pharaoh awoke.

5 And he slept, and dreamed the second time: and behold, seven ears of corn f came up upon one stalk, Heb. [...]at. rank and good.

6 And behold, seven thin ears and blasted with the East-wind g, sprang up after them.

7 And the seven thin ears devoured the seven rank and full ears: and Pharaoh awoke, and be­hold it was a dream h.

8 And it came to pass in the morning, that his spirit was troubled i, and he sent and called for all the Magicians k of Egypt, and all the wise men l thereof; and Pharaoh told them his dream m: but there was none that could interpret them unto Pharaoh.

9 Then spake the chief Butler unto Pharaoh, saying, I do remember my faults n this day.

10 Pharaoh was wroth with his servants, and put me in ward in the captain of the guards house, both me, and the chief baker.

11 And we dreamed a dream in one night, I and he: we dreamed each man according to the inter­pretation of his dream *.

12 And there was there with us a young man, an Hebrew, servant to the captain of the guard: and we told him, and he chap. 40. 12. &c. interpreted to us our dreams, to each man according to his dream, he did interpret.

13 And it came to pass, as he interpreted to us, so it was, me he o restored unto mine office, and him he hanged.

14 Psal. 105. 20 The Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they Heb. made him run. brought him hastily out of the dunge­on : and he shaved himself p, and changed his rai­ment, and came in unto Pharaoh.

15 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I have dream­ed a dream, and there is none that can interpret it: and I have heard say of thee, that Or, when th [...]s hearest a dream, thou canst inter­pret it. thou canst understand a dream, to interpret it.

16 And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, it is not in me q: God shall give Pharaoh an answer of peace .

[Page]17 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, In my dream, behold, I stood upon the bank of a River.

18 And behold, there came up out of the river seven kine, fat-fleshed, and well-favoured, and they sed in a medow.

19 And behold, seven other kine came up af­ter them, poor and very ill-favoured, and lean-flesh­ed, such as I never saw in all the land of Egypt for badness.

20 And the lean, and the ill-favoured kine, did eat up the first seven fat kine.

21 And when they had Heb. come to the inward parts of them. eaten them up, it could not be known that they had eaten them r, but they were still ill-favoured, as at the begin­ning: So I awoke.

22 And I saw in my dream, and behold, seven ears came up in one stalk, full and good.

23 And behold, seven ears Or, small. withered, thin, and blasted with the East-wind, sprung up after them.

24 And the thin ears devoured the seven good ears: and I told this unto the Magicians, but there was none that could declare it to me.

25 And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaoh is one s, God hath shewed Pharaoh what he is about to do.

26 The seven good kine are seven years, and the seven good ears are seven years: the dream is one.

27 And the seven thin and ill-favoured kine that came up after them, are seven years: and the seven empty ears blasted with the East-wind, shall be seven years of famine.

28 This is the thing which I have spoken unto Pharaoh: what God is about to do, he sheweth unto Pharaoh.

29 Behold, there come seven years of great plenty, throughout all the land of Egypt.

30 And there shall arise after them seven years of famine, and all the plenty shall be forgotten t in the land of Egypt: and the famine shall consume the land.

31 And the plenty shall not be known in the land, by reason of that famine following: for it shall be very Heb. heavy. grievous.

32 And for that the dream was doubled unto Pharaoh twice, it is because the thing is Or, prepared of God. esta­blished by God: and God will shortly bring it to pass.

33 Now therefore let Pharaoh look out a man discreet and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt.

34 Let Pharaoh do this, and let him appoint Or, overseers. officers over the land, and take up u the fifth part x of the land of Egypt, in the seven plen­teous years.

35 And let them gather all the food of those good years that come, and lay up corn under the hand of Pharaoh, and let them keep food in the Cities.

36 And that food shall be for store to the land, against the seven years of famine, which shall be in the land of Egypt, that the land Heb. be not cut off. perish not through the famine.

37 And the thing was good in the eyes of Pha­raoh, and in the eyes of all his servants.

38 And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find such a one as this is, a man in whom the spi­rit of God y is?

39 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God hath shewed thee all this z, there is none so discreet and wise as thou art:

40 Psal. 105. 21. Mac. 2. 53. Act. 7. 10. Thou shalt be over my house, and accord­ing unto thy word a shall all my people be Heb. armed or kiss. ru­led b: only in the throne c will I be greater than thou.

41 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, I have set thee over all the land of Egypt.

42 And Pharaoh took off his ring d from his hand, and put it upon Josephs hand, and arayed him in vestures of Or, silk. fine linen e, and put a gold chain f about his neck.

43 And he made him to ride in the second cha­riot which he had g: and they cryed before him, Or, tender fa­ther: Heb. Abrech. Bowe the knee h: and he made him ruler over all the land of Egypt.

44 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I am Phara­oh i, and without thee shall no man lift up his hand or foot k in all the land of Egypt.

[Page]45 And Pharaoh called Josephs name Zaphnath-Paaneah l, and he gave him to wife Asenath, the daughter of Poti-pherah m, Or, Prince. Priest n of On o ▪ and Joseph went out p over all the land of Egypt.

46 (And Joseph was thirty years old q when he stood r before Pharaoh King of Egypt,) and Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh, and went throughout ali the land of Egypt s.

47 And in the seven plenteous years the earth brought forth by handfuls t.

48 And he gathered up all the food u of the seven years which were in the land of Egypt, and laid up the food in the cities: the food of the field which was round about every city, laid he up in the same.

49 And Joseph gathered corn as the sand of the Sea, very much, until he left numbring: for it was without number.

50 chap. 46. 20. and 48. 5. And unto Joseph were born two sons be­fore the years of famine came, which Asenath the daughter of Poti-pherah, Or, Prince. Priest of On bare unto him.

51 And Joseph called the name of the first-born, That is, for­getting. Manasseh: for God, said he, hath made me for­get x all my toyl, and all my fathers house y.

52 And the name of the second called he That is, fruit­ful. E­phraim: for God hath caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction z.

53 And the seven years of plenteousness that was in the land of Egypt, were ended.

54 Psal. 105. 15. And the seven years of dearth began to come, according as Joseph had said, and the dearth was in all lands *: but in all the land of Egypt there was bread.

55 And when all the land of Egypt was famish­ed; the people cryed to Pharaoh for bread: and Pharaoh said unto all the Egyptians, Go unto Joseph: what he saith to you, do.

56 And the famine was over all the face of the earth, and Joseph opened all Heb. all where­in was. the store-houses and sold unto the Egyptians, and the famine wax­ed sore in all the land of Egypt.

57 And all countries came into Egypt to Joseph for to buy corn, because that the famine was so sore in all lands.

CHAP. XLII.

1 NOW when Act. 7. 12. Jacob saw a that there was corn in Egypt, Jacob said unto his sons, Why do ye look one upon ano­ther b?

2 And he said, Behold I have heard c that there is corn in Egypt: get you down d thither, and buy for us from thence, that we may chap. 43. 8. Psal. 118. 17. Isa. 38. 1. live, and not die e.

3 And Josephs ten brethren went down to buy corn in Egypt.

4 But Benjamin Josephs brother, Jacob sent not f with his brethren: for he said, Lest per­adventure mischief befal him.

5 And the sons of Israel came to buy corn a­mong those that came: for the famine was in the land of Canaan.

6 And Joseph was the governour over the land, and he it was that sold g to all the people of the land: and Josephs brethren came, and bowed down themselves before him h, with their faces to the earth.

7 And Joseph saw his brethren, and he knew them, but made himself strange unto them, and spake Heb. hard things with them. roughly unto them i: and he said unto them, Whence come ye? And they said, From the land of Canaan to buy food.

[Page]8 And Joseph knew his brethren, but they knew not him k.

9 And Joseph chap. 37. 5. remembred the dreams which he dreamed of them, and said unto them, Ye are spies l: to see the nakedness of the land m you are come.

10 And they said unto him, Nay, my Lord, but to buy food are thy servants come.

11 We are all one mans sons n; we are true men o: thy servants are no spies.

12 And he said unto them, Nay, but to see the nakedness of the land you are come.

13 And they said, Thy servants are twelve brethren, the sons of one man in the land of Ca­naan: and behold, the youngest is this day with our father, and one Iam. 5. 7. is not p.

14 And Joseph said unto them, That is it that I spake unto you, saying, Ye are spies q.

15 Hereby ye shall be proved: See 1 Sam. 1. 26. & 17. 55. by the life of Pharaoh r, ye shall not go forth hence, except your youngest brother come hither.

16 Send one of you, and let him fetch your brother, and ye shall be Heb. bound. kept in prison, that your words may be proved, whether there be any truth in you: or else by the life of Pharaoh surely ye are spies.

17 And he Heb. gathered. put them all together into ward seven days.

18 And Joseph said unto them the third day, This do, and live s: Neh. 5. 15. for I fear God t.

19 If ye be true men, let one of your brethren be bound in the house of your prison *: go ye, carry corn for the famine of your houses.

20 But chap. 43. 5. bring your youngest brother unto me, so shall your words be verified, and ye shall not die: and they did so u.

21 And they said one to another, We are ve­rily guilty x concerning our brother, in that we saw the anguish of his soul, when he besought us y, and we would not hear: therefore is this distress come upon us z.

22 And Reuben answered them, saying, chap. 37. 21. spake I not unto you, saying, Do not sin against the child, and ye would not hear? therefore behold also, his blood a is required.

23 And they knew not that Joseph understood them: for Heb. [...] was between them. he spake unto them by an interpre­ter.

24 And he turned himself about from them, and wept b, and returned to them again, and communed with them, and took from them Si­meon c, and bound him before their eyes d.

25 Then Joseph commanded to fill their sacks with corn, and to restore every mans money in­to his sack, and to give them provision for the way, and thus did he unto them.

26 And they laded their asses with the corn, and departed thence.

27 And as one of them e opened his sack, to give his ass provender in the Inne, he espied his mony, for behold, it was in his sacks mouth.

28 And he said unto his brethren, My money is restored, and lo, it is even in my sack, and their heart Heb. went forth. failed them, and they were afraid f, say­ing one to another, What is this that God hath done unto us ?

[Page]29 And they came unto Jacob their father, unto the land of Canaan, and told him all that befell unto them, saying;

30 The man who is the Lord of the land, spake Heb. With us hard things. roughly to us, and took us for spies of the countrey.

31 And we said unto him, We are true men, we are no spies.

32 We be twelve brethren, sons of our father: one is not, and the youngest is this day with our father in the land of Canaan.

33 And the man the lord of the countrey, said unto us, Hereby shall I know that ye are true men: leave one of your brethren here with me, and take food for the famine of your housholds, and be gone.

34 And bring your youngest brother unto me: then shall I know that you are no spies, but that you are true men: so will I deliver you your bro­ther and ye shall traffick in the land.

35 And it came to pass as they emptied their sacks, that behold every mans bundle of money was in his sack: and when both they and their father saw the bundles of money, they were afraid g.

36 And Jacob their father said unto them, Me have ye bereaved of my children; Joseph is not, and Simeon is not h ▪ and ye will take Benjamin away: all these things are against me i.

37 And Reuben spake unto his father, saying, Slay my two sons k, if I bring him not to thee, deliver him into my hand, and I will bring him to thee again.

38 And he said, My son shall not go down with you; for his brother is dead, and he is left alone l: if mischief befall him by the way in the which ye go, then shall ye bring down my gray­hairs with sorrow to the grave.

CHAP. XLIII.

1 AND the famine was sore in the land.

2 And it came to pass when they had eaten up the corn which they had brought out of Egypt, their father said unto them, Go again, buy us a little food a.

3 And Judah spake unto him, saying, The man did Heb. protesting he protested. solemnly protest unto us saying, Ye shall not see my face b except your chap. 42. 20. and 44. 23. brother be with you.

4 If thou wilt send our brother with us, we will go down and buy thee food.

5 But if thou wilt not send him, we will not go down c, for the man said unto us, Ye shall not see my face, except your brother be with you.

6 And Israel said, Wherefore dealt ye so ill with me, as to tell the man whether ye had yet a brother?

7 And they said, The man Heb. asking he asked us. asked us straitly of our state, and of our kindred, saying, Is your father yet alive? have ye another brother? and we told him according to the Heb. mouth. tenour of these words d; Heb. knowing could we know. could we certainly know that he would say, Bring your brother down?

8 And Judah e said unto Israel his father, Send the lad f with me, and we will arise and go, that we may live, and not die, both we and thou, and also our little ones.

9 I will be surety for him: of my hand shalt thou require him: chap. 44. 3 [...] If I bring him not unto thee, and set him before thee, then let me bear the blame g for ever.

10 For except we had lingered, surely now we had returned Or, twice by this. this second time.

11 And their father Israel said unto them, If it must be so now, do this: take of the best fruits in the land in your vessels, and carry down the man a present, a little balm, and a little ho­ney, spices, and myrrhe *, nuts h and al­monds.

12 And take double money i in your hand, and the money that was brought again in the mouth of your sacks: carry it again k in your hand, peradventure it was an oversight l.

13 Take also your brother, and arise, go a­gain unto the man.

14 And God Almighty give you mercy before the man, that he may send away your other bro­ther, and Benjamin: Or, and I, as I have been, &c. If I be bereaved of my children, I am bereaved m.

15 And the men took that present, and they took double money in their hand, and Benjamin, and rose up, and went down to Egypt, and stood before Joseph.

16 And when Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the ruler of his house, Bring these men home, and Heb. [...] [...] killing. slay, and make ready: for these men shall Heb. [...]. dine with me at noon n.

[Page]17 And the man did as Joseph bade: and the man brought the men into Josephs house.

18 And the men were afraid, because they were brought into Josephs house, and they said, Because of the money that was returned in our sacks at the first time, are we brought in, that he may Heb. roll him­self upon us. seek occasion against us, and fall upon us, and take us for bondmen o, and our asses.

19 And they came near to the Steward of Jo­sephs house, and they communed with him at the door of the house;

20 And said, O Sir, chap. 42. 3. Heb. coming [...], we came [...]. we came indeed down at the first time to buy food.

21 And chap. 42. 27. it came to pass when we came to the Inne, that we opened our sacks, and behold, every mans money was in the mouth of his sack, our money in full weight: and we have brought it again in our hand.

22 And other money have we brought down in our hands to buy food: we cannot tell who put our money in our sacks.

23 And he said, Peace be to you p, fear not: your God, and the God of your father q hath given you treasure in your sacks r: Heb. your mo­ney came to me. I had your money. And he brought Simeon out unto them.

24 And the man brought the men into Josephs house, and chap. 18. 4. and 24. 32. gave them water, and they washed their feet, and he gave their asses provender.

25 And they made ready the present against Joseph came at noon: for they heard that they should eat bread there.

26 And when Joseph came home, they brought him the present which was in their hand, into the house, and bowed themselves to him to the earth.

27 And he asked them of their Heb. peace. welfare, and said, Heb. is there peace to your fa­ther. Is your father well, the old man chap. 42. 11, 13. of whom ye spake? Is he yet alive?

28 And they answered, Thy servant s our father is in good health, he is yet alive: and they bowed down their heads, and made obeisance.

29 And he lift up his eyes, and saw t his bro­ther Benjamin, his mothers son, and said, Is this your younger brother, chap. 42. 13. of whom ye spake unto me? and he said, God be gracious unto thee my son u.

30 And Joseph made haste: for his bowels did yern x upon his brother: and he sought where to weep, and he entred into his chamber, and wept there.

31 And he washed his face, and went out, and refrained himself, and said, Set on bread.

32 And they set on for him by himself y, and for them by themselves, and for the Egyptians which did eat with him, by themselves: because the Egyptians might not eat bread with the He­brews, for that is an abomination unto the E­gyptians z.

33 And they sate before him, the first-born according to his birth-right, and the youngest according to his youth a: and the men b marvel­led c one at another.

34 And he took, and sent messes unto them from before him d: but Benjamins mess was five times so much as any of theirs e: and they drunk, and Heb. they drank largely. were merry f with him.

CHAP. XLIV.

1 AND he commanded the Heb. him that was over his house. Steward of his house, saying, Fill the mens sacks with food, as much as they can carry, and put every mans money in his sacks mouth.

2 And put my cup a, the silver cup, in the sacks mouth of the youngest b, and his corn-money: and he did according to the word that Joseph had spoken.

3 As soon as the morning was light, the men were sent away, they, and their asses.

4 And when they were gone out of the city, and not yet far off, Joseph said unto his Steward, Up, follow after the men: and when thou dost over­take them, say unto them, Wherefore have ye re­warded evil for good?

5 Is not this it in which my lord drinketh? and whereby indeed he Or, maketh trial. divineth c? ye have done evil * in so doing.

[Page]6 And he overtook them, and he spake unto them these same words.

7 And they said unto him, wherefore saith my Lord these words? God forbid that thy servants should do according to this thing.

8 Behold, the money which we found in our sacks mouths, we brought again unto thee out of the land of Canaan: how then should we steal out of thy Lords house silver or gold d?

9 With whom soever of thy servants it be found, both Chap. 31. 32. let him die, and we also will be my Lords bondmen e.

10 And he said, Now also let it be according unto your words: he with whom it is found, shall be my servant, and ye shall be blameless f.

11 Then they speedily took down every man his sack to the ground, and opened every man his sack.

12 And he searched, and began at the eldest g and left at the youngest: and the cup h was found in Benjamins sack.

13 Then they rent their clothes, and laded e­very man his asse, and returned to the City i.

14 And Judah and his brethren came to Josephs house: (for he was yet there) and they fell before him on the ground.

15 And Joseph said unto them, What deed is this that ye have done? wot ye not that such a man as I can certainly Or, make trial. divine?

16 And Judah k said, What shall we say unto my Lord? what shall we speak? or how shall we clear our selves? God hath found out the iniquity l of thy servants: behold, we are my Lords ser­vants, both we, and he also with whom the cup is found.

17 And he said, God forbid that I should do so: but the man in whose hand the cup is found, he shall be my servant: and as for you, get you up in peace unto your father.

18 Then Judah came near unto him m, and said, O my Lord, let thy servant, I pray thee, speak a word in my Lords ears n, and let not thy anger burn against thy servant: for thou art even as Pharaoh o.

19 My Lord asked his servants, saying, have ye a father, or a brother?

20 And we said unto ray Lord, we have a father, an old man, and a child of his old age, a little one p, and his brother is dead, and he alone is left of his mother, and his father loveth him.

21 And thou saidest unto thy servants, Bring him down unto me, that I may set mine eyes upon him q.

22 And we said unto my Lord, The lad cannot leave his father: for if he should leave his father, his father would die.

23 And thou saidest unto thy servants,Chap. 43. 3. except your youngest brother come down with you, you shall see my face no more r.

24 And it came to pass when we came up unto thy servant my father, we told him the words of my Lord.

25 And Chap. 43. 2. our father said, Go again, and buy us a little food.

26 And we said, we cannot go down: if our youngest brother be with us, then will we go down: for we may not see the mans face, except our youngest brother be with us.

27 And thy servant my father said unto us, Ye know that my wife s bare me two sons.

28 And the one went out from me, and I said, Chap. 37. 33. surely he is torn in pieces: and I saw him not since.

29 And if ye take this also from me and mis­chief befall him, ye shall bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave.

[Page]30 Now therefore when I come to thy servant my father, and the lad be not with us; (seeing that his life is bound up in the lads life)t.

31 It shall come to pass when he seeth that the lad is not with us, that he will die, and thy ser­vants shall bring down the gray hairs of thy ser­vant our father with sorrow to the grave.

32 For thy servant became surety for the lad unto my father, saying, Chap. 43. 9. If I bring him not unto thee, then I shall bear the blame to my father for ever.

33 Now therefore, I pray thee, let thy ser­vant abide in stead of the ladu, a bondman to my Lord, and let the lad go up with his brethren.

34 For how shall I go up to my father, and the lad be not with me, lest peradventure I see the evil that shall Heb. find my father. come on my father.

CHAP. XLV.

1 THen Joseph could not refrain himself be­fore all them that stood by him, and he cryed, cause every man to go out from me a: and there stood no man with him, while Joseph made himself known unto his brethren.

2 And he Heb. gave forth his voice i [...] weeping. wept aloud b; and the Egyptians, and the house of Pharaoh heard *.

3 And Joseph said unto his brethren, Act. 7. 13. I am Joseph; Doth my father yet live c. And his bre­thren could not answer him: for they were Or, terrified. troubled at his presence .

4 And Joseph said unto his brethren, Come near to me d, I pray you: and they came near, and he said, I am Joseph your brother, whom ye sold into Egypt e.

5 Now therefore be not grieved f, Heb. neither [...] [...] be anger it [...] eyes. nor an­gry with your selves g, that ye sold me hither: Chap. 50. 20. Psal. 105. 16, 17. for God did send me h before you to preserve life i.

6 For these two years hath the famine been in the land: and yet there are five years, in the which there shall neither be earing nor harvest k.

7 And God sent me before you to Heb. to put for yo [...] a remnant. preserve you a posterity l in the earth, and to save your live, by a great deliverance m.

8 So now it was not you that sent me hither, but God n. and he hath made me a father to Pha­raoh o, and Lord of all his house, and a ruler throughout all the land of Egypt.

9 Haste you, and go up to my father, and say unto him, Thus saith thy son Joseph; God hath made me lord of all Egypt: come down unto me, tarry not.

10 And thou shalt dwell in the land of Goshen p, and thou shalt be near unto me, thou, and thy children, and thy childrens c [...]ildren, and thy flocks, and thy herds, and all that thou hast.

11 And there will I nourish thee (for yet there are five years of famine) lest thou, and thy hou­shold, and all that thou hast, come to poverty.

12 And behold, your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin, that it is my mouth that speaketh unto you q.

13 And you shall tell my father of all my glo­ry in Egypt, and of all that you have seen, and ye shall haste, and Acts 7. 14. bring down my father hither.

14 And he fell upon his brother Benjamins neck, and wept: and Benjamin wept upon his neck.

15 Moreover, he kissed all his brethren, and wept upon them: and after that his brethren talk­ed with him r.

16 And the fame thereof was heard in Pharaohs house, saying, Josephs brethren are come: and it Heb. was good in [...] [...] of [...]. pleased Pharaoh well, and his servants s.

[Page]17 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Say unto thy brethren, This do ye, Lade your beasts, and go, get you unto the land of Canaan.

18 And take your father, and your housholds, and come unto me, and I will give you the good of the land of Egypt, and ye shall eat chap. 27. 28. the fat of the land t.

19 Now thou art commanded u, this do ye; Take you wagons out of the land of Egypt for your little ones, and for your wives, and bring your father and come.

20 Also Heb. let not your eyes spare, &c. regard not your stuff x: for the good of all the land of Egypt is yours.

21 And the children of Israel did so: and Jo­seph gave them wagons, according to the Heb. mouth. com­mandment of Pharaoh, and gave them provision for the way.

22 To all of them he gave each man changes of raiment y: but to Benjamin he gave three hun­dred pieces of silver, and five changes of rai­ment.

23 And to his father he sent after this man­ner z. ten asses Heb. carrying. laden with the good things of Egypt, and ten she asses laden with corn, and bread, and meat for his father by the way.

24 So he sent his brethren away, and they de­parted, and he said unto them, See that ye fall not out a by the way.

25 And they went up out of Egypt, and came into the land of Canaan unto Jacob their fa­ther.

26 And told him, saying, Joseph is yet alive, and he is governour over all the land of Egypt. And Heb. his. Jacobs heart fainted b, for he believed them not c.

27 And they told him all the words of Joseph, which he had said unto them; and when he saw the wagons which Joseph had sent to carry him, the spirit of Jacob their father revived.

28 And Israel said, It is enough d; Joseph my son is yet alive: I will go and see him before I die.

CHAP. XLVI.

1 AND Israel took his journey with all that he had, and came to Beersheba, and offer­ed sacrifices a unto the God of his fa­ther Isaac b.

2 And God spake unto Israel in the visions of the night c, and said, Jacob, Jacob d: And he said, here am I.

3 And he said, I am God, the God of thy fa­ther, fear not e to go down into Egypt: for I will there make of thee a great nation.

4 I will go down with thee into Egypt, and I will also surely bring thee up again f: and Joseph shall put his hand upon thine eyes g.

5 And Act. 7. 15. Jacob rose up from Beer-sheba: and the sons of Israel carried Jacob their father, and their little ones, and their wives in the wagons, which Pharaoh had sent to carry him.

6 And they took their cattle, and their goods which they had gotten in the land of Canaan h, and came into Egypt, Josh. 24. 4. Psal. 105. 23. Isa. 52. 4. Jacob, and all his seed with him.

7 His sons, and his sons sons with him, his daughters i, and his sons daughters, and all his seed brought he with him into Egypt.

[Page]8 And Exod. 1. 1. and 6. 14. Numb. 26. 8. & 1 Chro. 5. 1. these are the names of the children of Israel which came into Egypt k, Jacob and his sons: Numb. 26. 5. Reuben, Jacobs first born.

9 And the sons of Reuben, Hanoch, and Phallu, and Hezron, and Carmi.

10 Exod. 6. 15. 1 Chron. 4. 24. And the sons of Simeon: Or, Nemuel. Jemuel, and Jamin, and Ohad l, and Or, Jarib. Jachin, and Or, Zerah. Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaanitish woman m.

11 And the sons 1 Chron. 6. [...], 16. of Levi, Or, Gershom. Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

12 And the sons of 1 Chron. 2. 3. and 4. 21. Chap. 38. 3. Judah: Er, and Onan, and Shelah and Pharez, and Zerah, but Er, and Onan died in the land of Canaan n. And the sons of Pharez were 1 Chron. 2. 5. Hezron, and Hamul o.

13 And 1 Chron. 7. 1. the sons of Issachar: Tola and Or Puah, -Ja­shub. Phu­vah, and Job, and Shimron.

14 And the sons of Zebulun: Sered, and Elon, and Jahleel.

15 These be the sons of Leah which she bare unto Jacob in Padan-Aram p with his daughter Dinah; all the souls of his sons and his daugh­ters q, were thirty and three.

16 And the sons of Gad: Num. 26. 15. &c. Ziphion. Ziphion, and Haggi, Shuni, and Ozni. Ezbon, Eri, and Arod. Arodi, and Areli.

17 1 Chron. 7. 30. And the sons of Asher: Jimnah, and Jshuah, and Jshui, and Beriah: and Serah their sister: and the sons of Beriah, Heber and Mal­chiel.

18 chap. 30. 1 [...]. These are the sons of Zilpah, chap. 29. 24. whom Laban gave to Leah his daughter: and these she bare unto Jacob, even sixteen souls.

19 The sons of Rachel, Jacobs wife: Joseph and Benjamin.

20 And unto Joseph in the land of Egypt, were born Manasseh and Ephraim, chap. 41. 50. which Asenath, the daughter of Poti-pherah; Or, Prince. Priest of On bare unto him.

21 1 Chron. 7. 6. and 8. 1. And the sons of Benjamin were Belah; and Becher, and Ashbel, Gera, and Naaman, Num. 26. 38, 39. Ahiram. E­hi, and Rosh, Shupham. Muppim, and Hupham. Huppim, and Ard r.

22 These are the sons of Rachel, which were born to Jacob: all the souls were fourteen.

23 1 Chro. 7. 12. And the sons of Dan: Shuham. Num. 26. 42. Hushim.

24 1 Chro. 7. 13. And the sons of Naphtali, Jahzeel, and Guni, and Jezer, and Shillem.

25 Chap. 30. 5. These are the sons of Bilhah, which Laban gave unto Rachel his daughter, and she bare these unto Jacob, all the souls were seven.

26 All the Exod. 1. 5. souls that came with Jacob into Egypt, which came out of his Heb. thigh. loyns s, besides Jacobs sons wives, all these souls were threescore and six t.

27 And the sons of Joseph which were born him in Egypt, were two souls: Deut. 10. 22. See Acts 7. 14. All the souls of the house of Jacob, which came into Egypt u, were threescore and ten.

28 And he sent Judah before him unto Joseph, to direct his face unto Goshen x, and they came into the land of Goshen.

29 And Joseph made ready his chariot, and went up to meet Israel his father to Goshen, and presented himself unto him y, and he fell on his neck, and wept on his neck a good while.

30 And Israel said unto Joseph, Now let me die z, since I have seen thy face, because thou art yet alive.

31 And Joseph said unto his brethren, and un­to his fathers house, I will go up, and shew Pha­raoh, and say unto him, My brethren, and my fathers house, which were in the land of Canaan, are come unto me.

32 And the men are shepherds, for Heb. they are men of cattle. their trade hath been to feed cattle: and they have brought their flocks and their herds, and all that they have.

33 And it shall come to pass, when Pharaoh shall call you, and shall say, What is your occu­pation?

34 That ye shall say, Thy servants trade hath been about cattel from our youth, even untill now, both we, and also our fathers: that ye [Page] may dwell in the land of Goshen ; for every shepherd is an abomination to the Egyptians .

CHAP. XLVII.

1 THen Joseph came and told Pharaoh, and said, my father, and my brethren, and their flocks, and their herds, and all that they have, are come out of the land of Canaan: and behold, they are in the land of Goshen a.

2 And he took some b of his brethren, even five men, and presented them unto Pharaoh.

3 And Pharaoh said unto his brethren, What is your occupation? And they said unto Pharaoh, Thy servants are shepherds both we, and also our fathers *.

4 They said moreover unto Pharaoh, For to so­journ in the land c are we come: for thy servants have no pasture for their flocks, for the famine is [...]ore in the land of Canaan d: now therefore we pray thee, let thy servants dwell in the land of Goshen.

5 And Pharaoh spake unto Joseph, saying, Thy father and thy brethren are come unto thee.

6 The land of Egypt is before thee e, in the best of the land make thy father and thy brethren to dwell, in the land of Goshen let them dwell: and if thou knowest any man of activity f amongst them, then make them rulers over my Cattle.

7 And Joseph brought in Jacob his father, and set him before Pharaoh: and Jacob blessed g Pha­raoh.

8 And Pharaoh said unto Jacob, Heb. how ma­ny are the days of the years of thy life: how old art thou?

9 And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, Heb. 11. 9, 13. The days of the years of my pilgrimage i are an hundred and thirty years: few and evil have the days of the years of my life been, and have not attained unto the dayes of the years of the life of my fathers k, in the days of their pilgrimage.

10 And Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and went out from before Pharaoh.

11 And Joseph placed his father and his bre­thren, and▪ gave them a possession in the land of Egypt, in the best of the land, in the land of Ra­meses l, as Pharaoh had commanded.

12 And Joseph nourished his father and his bre­thren, and all his fathers houshold with bread, Or, as a little child is nou­rished. Heb. accord­ing to the li [...]le ones. according to their families m.

13 And there was no bread in all the land: for the famine was very sore, so that the land of Egypt, and all the land of Canaan fainted by reason of the famine n.

14 And Joseph gathered up all the money, that was found in the land of Egypt o, and in the land of Canaan, for the corn which they bought: and Joseph brought the money into Pharaohs house.

15 And when money failed in the land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, all the Egyptians came [Page] unto Joseph, and said, Give us bread: for why should we die p in thy presence? for the money faileth.

16 And Joseph said, Give your cattle: and I will give for your cattle, if money fail.

17 And they brought their cattle unto Joseph: and Joseph gave them bread in exchange for horses, and for the flocks, and for the cattle of their herds, and for the asses, and Heb. led them. he fed them with bread, for all their cattle, for that year.

18 When that year was ended, they came unto him the second year q, and said unto him, We will not hide it from my lord, how that our money is spent, my lord also had our herds of cattle: there is not ought left in the sight of my lord, but our bodies, and our lands.

19 Wherefore shall we die before thine eyes r, both we and our land s? buy us and our land for bread, and we and our land will be servants unto Pharaoh t: and give us seed u that we may live and not die, that the land be not desolate x.

20 And Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh: for the Egyptians sold every man his field, because the famine prevailed over them: so the land became Pharaohs.

21 And as for the people, he removed them to tities y from one end of the borders of Egypt, even to the other end thereof z.

22 Only the land of the Or, Princes. Priests a bought he not b: for the Priests had a portion assigned them of Pharaoh. and did eat their portion which Pha­raoh gave them: wherefore they sold not their lands.

23 Then Joseph said unto the people, Behold, I have bought you this day, and your land for Pharaoh: Lo, here is seed for you, and ye shall sow the land .

24 And it shall come to pass in the increase, that you shall give the fifth part unto Pharaoh, and four parts shall be your own c, for seed of the field, and for your food, and for them of your housholds, and for food for your little ones.

25 And they said, Thou hast saved our lives d: let us find grace in the sight of my Lord e, and we will be Pharaohs servants *.

26 And Joseph made it a law over the land of Egypt unto this day, that Pharaoh should have the fifth part f: except the land of the Or, Princes. Priests only, which became not Pharaohs.

27 And Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the country of Goshen, and they had possessions g therein, and grew and multiplyed exceedingly.

28 And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt, se­venteen years: so Heb. the days of the years of his life. the whole age of Jacob was an hundred fourty and seven years.

29 And the time drew [...]igh that Israel must die, and he called his son Joseph, and said unto him, If now I have found grace in thy sight, chap. 24. 2. put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh h, and deal i kindly and truly k with me, See chap. 50▪ 25. bury me not, I pray thee, in Egypt.

[Page]30 But I will lie with my fathers l, and thou shalt carry me out of Egypt, and bury me in their burying-place: and he said, I will do as thou hast said.

31 And he said, Swear unto me: and he sware unto him. And Heb. 11. 21. Israel bowed himself m upon the beds head n.

CHAP. XLVIII.

1 AND it came to pass after these things, that one told Joseph, Behold, thy fa­ther is sick: and he took with him his two sons a, Manasseh and Ephraim.

2 And one told Jacob, and said, Behold, thy son Joseph cometh unto thee: and Israel strength­ned himself b, and sate upon the bed.

3 And Jacob said unto Joseph, God Almighty appeared unto me at chap. 28. 13. and 35. 6. Luz in the land of Ca­naan, and blessed me.

4 And said unto me, Behold, I will make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, and I will Heb. make thee a multitude of peoples. make of thee a multitude of people; and will give this land to thy seed after thee, for an evelasting pos­session.

5 And now thy chap. 41. 50. and 46. 20. Iosh. 13. 7. two sons, Ephraim and Ma­nasseh, which were born unto thee in the land of Egypt, before I came unto thee into Egypt, are mine c: as Reuben and Simeon d they shall be mine.

6 And thy issue which thou begettest after them shall be thine e, and shall be called after the name of their brethren in their inheritance *.

7 And as for me, Gen. 35. 19. when I came from Padan, Rachel died by me f in the land of Canaan, in the way when yet there was but a little way to come unto Ephrath: and I buried her there in the way of Ephrath g: the same is Bethlehem.

8 And Israel beheld Josephs sons, and said, who are these h?

9 And Joseph said unto his father, They are my sons, whom God hath given me in this place: and he said, Bring them, I pray thee, unto me, and I will bless them i.

10 (Now the eyes of Israel were Heb. heavy. dim for age, so that he could not see) and he brought them near unto him, and he kissed them, and imbraced them:

11 And Israel said unto Joseph, I had not thought to see thy face: and loe, God hath shewed me also thy seed.

12 And Joseph brought them out from between his knees k, and he bowed himself with his face to the earth l.

13 And Joseph took them both, Ephraim in his right hand, towards Israels left hand: and Manas­seh in his left hand towards Israels right hand, and brought them near unto him.

14 And Israel stretched out his right hand m, and laid it upon Ephraims head n, who was the younger, and his left hand upon Manassehs head, guiding his hands wittingly o: for Manasseh was the first-born.

[Page]15 Heb. 11. 21. And he blessed Joseph p, and said, God, chap. 17. 1. and 24. 40. before whom my fathers, Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God which fed me * all my life long unto this day.

16 The Angel q chap. 31. 11, 13. which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads, and let my name be nam­ed on them r, and the name of my fathers, Abra­ham, and Isaac s, and let them grow Heb. as fishes [...]. See Numb. 26. 34, 37. into a multitude in the midst of the Earth.

17 And when Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand upon the head of Ephraim, it dis­pleased him t: and he held up his fathers hand, to remove it from Ephraims head, unto Manassehs head.

18 And Joseph said unto his father, Not so my father: for this is the first-born, put thy right hand upon his head.

19 And his father refused, and said, I know it, my son, I know it: he also shall become a people, and he also shall be great: but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he u, and his seed shall become a Heb. fulness. multitude of nations x.

20 And he blessed them in that day, saying, In thee y shall Israel bless, saying, God make thee as Ephraim, and as Manasseh: and he set Ephraim before Manasseh.

21 And Israel said unto Joseph, Behold I die z: but God shall be with you, and bring you again un­to the land of your fathers a.

22 Moreover, I have given to thee b one por­tion c above thy brethren, which I took out of the hand of the Amorite with my sword and with my bow d.

CHAP. XLIX.

1 AND Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather your selves together that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last dayes a.

2 Gather your selves together, and hear ye sons of Jacob, and hearken unto Israel your father.

3 Reuben thou art my first-born, my might, and the beginning of my strength b, the excellen­cy of dignity, and the excellency of power c.

4 Unstable as water d Heb. do not thou excell. thou shalt not excel e, because thou chap. 35. 22. 1 Chro. 5. 1. wentest up to thy fathers bed, then defiledst thou it f. Or, my couch is co [...]e. He went up to my couch g. 1887

5 chap. 29. 33, 34. Simeon and Levi are brethren h, Or, their swords are wea­pons of violence. instru­ments of cruelty are in their habitations i.

6 O my soul, come not thou into their secret k: unto their assembly mine honour l be not thou united: for in their anger they slew a man m, and in their self-will n they Or, houghed Oxen. digged down a wall o.

7 Cursed be p their anger, for it was fierce, and their wrath, for it was cruel: I Josh. 21. 5, 6, 7. will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel q.

[Page]8 Judah, thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise r: thy hand shall be in the neck s of thine enemies, 1 Chro. 5. 2. thy fathers children t shall bowe down before thee. u

9 Judah is a lions whelp x: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up y: he z Num. 23. 24. and 24. 9. stooped down, he couched a as a lion, and as an old lion b: who shall rouse him up c?

10 The Scepter d shall not depart from Judah, nor a Psal. 60. 7. & 1 [...]8. 8. Law-giver e from between his feet f, Luk. 1. 32. until Shiloh come: and unto him shall the gathering g of the people h be.

[Page]11 Binding his foale unto the vine, and his asses colt unto the choice vine i: he washed his garments in wine k, and his cloathes in the blood of grapes l.

[Page]12 His eyes shall be red with wine m, and his teeth white with milk.

13 Deut. 33. 18. Josh. 19. 10. Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of the sea n, and he shall be for an haven of ships: and his border shall be unto Zidon. o.

14 Issachar is a strong ass p, couching down between two burdens q.

15 And he saw that rest r was good, and the land that it was pleasant: and bowed his shoul­der to bear, and became a servant unto tribute s.

16 Dan shall judge t his people, as one of the tribes of Israel u.

17 Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an Heb. an arrow­snake. ad­der in the path x, that biteth the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward.

18 I have waited for thy salvation, O LORD y.

19 Gad, troup z shall overcome him: but he shall overcome at the last a.

20 Out of Asher b, his bread shall be fat c, and he shall yield royal dainties d.

21 Naphtali is a hind let loose e: he giveth goodly words f.

22 Joseph is a fruitful bough g, even a fruit­ful bough by a well h, whose Heb. daugh­ters. branches run o­ver the wall i.

23 The archers k have sorely grieved him l, and shot at him, and hated him:

24 But Job 29. 20. his bow l abode in strength, and the armes of his hands were made strong, by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob m: from thence is the Shepherd, the stone of Israel n.

[Page]25 Even by the God of thy father o, who shall help thee, and by the Almighty, who shall bless thee, with blessings of heaven above p, blessings of the deep that lieth under q, blessings of the breasts and of the womb r.

26 The blessings of thy father have prevailed above the blessings of my progenitors s; unto the utmost bound of the everlasting hills t, they shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him that was separate from his brethren u.

27 Benjamin shall ravine as a wolf x: in the morning he shall devour the prey: and at night he shall divide the spoil y.

28 All these are the twelve tribes z of Israel, and this is it that their father spake unto them, and blessed them: every one according to his blessing a he blessed them.

29 And he charged them, and said unto them, I am to be gathered unto my people: chap. 47. 30. bury me with my Fathers b, in the cave that is in the field of Ephron the Hittite.

30 In the cave that is in the field of Machpelah, which is before Mamre c, in the land of Canaan, chap. 23. 10. which Abraham bought with the field of Ephron the Hittite, for a possession of a burying-place.

31 (chap. 23. 19. & 25. 9. There they buryed Abraham, and Sarah his wife, there they buried Isaac and Rebekah his wife, and there I buried Leah.)

32 The purchase of the field, and of the cave that is therein, was from the children of Heth.

33 And when Jacob had made an end of com­manding his sons d, he gathered up his feet into bed e, and yielded up the ghost, and was gathered unto his people.

CHAP. L.

1 AND Joseph fell upon his fathers face a, and wept upon him, and kissed him.

2 And Joseph commanded his servants the Phy­sitians to imbalm his father b: and the Physitians imbalmed Israel.

[Page]3 And forty dayes were fulfilled for him c, (for so are fulfilled the days of those which are embalm­ed) and the Egyptians Heb. wept. mourned for him three­score and ten dayes d.

4 And when the dayes of his mourning were past, Joseph spake unto the house e of Pharaoh, say­ing, if now I have found grace in your eyes, speak, I pray you, in the ears of Pharaoh f, saying,

5 chap. 47. 29. My father made me swear g, saying, Lo, I die: in my grave, which I have digged for me h, in the land of Canaan, there shalt thou bury me. Now therefore let me go up, I pray thee, and bu­ry my father, and I will come again.

6 And Pharaoh said, Go up, and bury thy fa­ther, according as he made thee swear h.

7 And Joseph went up to bury his father: and with him went up all i the servants of Pharaoh k, the Elders of his house l, and all the Elders of the land m of Egypt.

8 And all the house of Joseph, and his brethren, and his fathers house: onely their little ones, and their flocks, and their herds n, they left in the land of Goshen.

9 And there went up with him both chariots and horsemen o and it was a very great company.

10 And they came to the threshing-floor of Atad p which is beyond q Jordan, and there r they mourned with a great and very [...]ore lamen­tation s: and he made a mourning for his father seven dayes t.

11 And when the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, saw the mourning in the floor of Atad, they said, This is a grievous mourning to the Egyptians: wherefore the name of it was called That is, the mourning of the Egyptians. Abel-Mizraim, which is beyond Jor­dan.

12 And his sons did unto him according as he commanded them.

13 For Act. 7. 16. his sons carried him into the land of Canaan, and buryed him in the cave of the field of Machpelah, which Abraham chap. 23. 16. bought with the field for a possession of a burying-place of Ephron the Hittite, before Mamre.

14 And Joseph returned into Egypt, he, and his brethren, and all that went with him to bury his father, after he had buried his father.

15 And when Josephs brethren saw that their father was dead, they said, Joseph will peradven­ture hate us, and will certainly requite us all the evil which we did unto him.

16 And they Heb. charged. sent a messenger unto Joseph, saying, Thy father did command before he died u, saying,

17 So shall ye say unto Joseph, Forgive, I pray thee now, the trespass of thy brethren, and their sin: for they did unto thee evil: And now, we pray thee, forgive the trespass of the servants of the God of thy father x. And Joseph wept y when they spake unto him.

18 And his brethren also, went and fell down before his face, and they said, Behold, we be thy servants z.

19 And Joseph said unto them, chap. 45. [...]. Fear not: for am I in the place of God a?

[Page]20 But as for you, ye thought evil against me b: but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.

21 Now therefore fear ye not: I will nourish you and your little ones c: And he comforted them, and spake Heb. to their hearts. kindly unto them.

22 And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he and his fa­thers house: and Joseph lived an hundred and ten years.

23 Numb. 32. 39 And Joseph saw Ephraims children, of the third generation d: the children e also of Ma­chir the son of Manasseh, were Heb. born. brought up upon Josephs knees f.

24 And Joseph said unto his brethren, Heb. 11. 22. Exod. 3. 16. I die: and God will surely visit you g, and bring you out of this land, unto the land chap. 15. 14. and 26. 3. and 35. 1 [...]. and 46. 4. which he sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.

25 And Joseph took an oath h of the children of Israel i, saying, Exod. 13. 19. Josh. 24. 32. Acts 7. 16. God will surely visit you, and ye shall carry up my bones k hence.

26 So Joseph died, being an hundred and ten years old l: [...]nd they imbalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.

ANNOTATIONS ON EXODUS.

The ARGUMENT.

AFter the Death of Joseph, who had sent for his Fathers house into Egypt, the Children of Israel exceed­ingly multiplied, notwithstanding Pharaoh's cruel oppressing of them; from under which, God, hearing their cry, brought them with a strong hand. Wherefore this book is called by the Greeks Exodus, i. e. a going forth, containing an historical accompt of passages for about one hundred and forty years, with the wonderful raising up of Moses, who, together with Aaron, were to be instruments of their deliverance, and accordingly after the inflicting ten dreadful Plagues upon Pharaoh, brought them into the Wilderness through the Red Sea, wherein Pharaoh, (his heart being hardned under all these Plagues) and all his host pursuing of them, were drowned, God having first instituted the Passeover as an abiding Sacrament to bring to their remembrance in after times this great deliverance.

In their conduct through the Wilderness God gave them the signal mark of his presence in the pillar of a Cloud, and the pillar of fire, who notwithstanding their great, and reiterated murmurings gave them food, both bread, and flesh from Heaven, and drink out of the rock; and, when they were come to mount Sinai, he there gave them the Moral Law, beside other both Politick, and Ecclesiastical Ordinances: Afterwards, the breaking of the Tables being occasioned by the Idolatry of the golden Calf, God graciously renewed his Covenant with them: There being also a Tabernacle, and Ark, and other things to be made by God's command, the bounty of the People, in order to the making, and furnishing thereof, is here set down, which being finished, the Tabernacle is anointed, and filled with the glory of God.

CHAP. I.

1 NOW these are the names of the Gen. 46. 8. Exod. 6. 14. chil­dren of Israel which came into E­gypt a, every man and his houshold b came with Jacob.

2 Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah.

3 Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin c.

4 Dan, and Naphtali, Gad, and Asher.

5 And all the souls that came out of the Heb. thigh. loyns of Jacob, were Gen. 46. 27. seventy souls d: for Joseph was in Egypt already.

6 And Joseph died, and all his brethren, and all that generation e.

7 Act. 7. 17. And the children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly and multiplied f, and waxed exceeding mighty g, and the land was fil­led with them.

8 Now there arose up a new King g over E­gypt, which knew h not Joseph.

[Page]9 And he said unto his people, Psal. 105. 24. Behold, the people of the children of Israel are moe and mightier than we i.

10 Come on, Act. 7. 19. let us deal wisely with them, lest they multiply, and it come to pass that when there falleth out any war k, they joyn also unto our enemies, and fight against us, and so get them up out of the land l.

11 Therefore they did set over them task­masters m, Gen. 15. 13. to afflict n them with their burdens: and they built for Pharaoh treasure-cities o, Pi­thom and Raamses.

12 Heb. and as they afflicted them, so they multiplied, &c. But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplyed p, and grew: and they were grieved *, because of the children of Israel.

13 And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve with rigour q.

14 And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage, Psal. 81. 6. in morter, and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field r: all their service wherein they made them serve, was with rigour.

15 And the king of Egypt spake to the He­brew midwives s, (of which the name of one was Shiphrah, and the name of the other t Puah.)

16 And he said, When ye do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and see them upon the stools u, if it be a son, then ye shall kill him x: but if it be a daughter, then she shall live y.

17 But the midwives feared God z, and did not as the King of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men-children alive.

18 And the King of Egypt called for the mid­wives, and said unto them, Why have ye done this thing, and have saved the men-children alive?

19 And the midwives said unto Pharaoh, Be­cause the Hebrew women are not as the Egypti­an women, for they are lively a, and are deli­vered ere the midwives come in unto them b.

20 Therefore c God dealt well with the mid­wives: and the people multiplied, and waxed very mighty.

21 And it came to pass, because the midwives feared God, that he made them houses d.

22 And Pharaoh charged all his people, saying, Every son that is born, ye shall cast into the ri­ver, and every daughter ye shall save alive.

CHAP. II.

1 AND there went a 1 Chron. 23.13. a man of the house of Levi b, and took to wife a daughter of Levi c.

2 And the woman conceived and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she Act. 7. 20. Heb. 11. 23. hid him three months.

3 And when she could not longer hide him d, she took for him an ark of bulrushes e, and daub­ed it with slime and with pitch * and put the child therein, and she laid it in the flags f by the rivers brink.

4 And his sister stood afar off g, to wit what would be done unto him.

5 And the daughter of Pharaoh came down to wash her self at the river, and her maidens walked along by the river side: and when she saw the ark among the flags, she sent her maid to fetch it.

6 And when she had opened it, she saw the child: and behold the babe wept. And she had com­passion on him, and said, This is one of the He­brews children h.

7 Then said his sister to Pharaohs daughter, Shall I go, and call to thee a nurse of the He­brew women, that she may nurse the child for thee?

8 And Pharaohs daughter said unto her, Go: And the maid went and called the childs mo­ther.

9 And Pharaohs daughter said unto her▪ Take this child away and nurse it for me, and I will give thee thy wages. And the woman took the child, and nursed it.

10 And the child grew, and she brought him unto Pharaohs daughter, and he became her son i. And she called his name That is, drawn out. Moses k: and she said, Because I drew him out of the water.

11 And it came to pass in those dayes l, when Moses was grown m, that he went out unto his brethren n, and looked on their burdens, and he spied an Egyptian smiting an Hebrew, one of his brethren.

12 And he looked this way and that way o, and when he saw that there was no man, he slew the Egyptian p, and hid him in the sand.

13 And when he went out the second day q, behold, two men of the Hebrews strove together: And he said to him that did the wrong, Where­fore smitest thou thy fellow?

14 And he said, Who made thee Heb. a man, a Prince. a Prince and a judge over us? intendest thou to kill me, as thou killedst the Egyptian? and Moses feared r, and said, Surely this thing is known.

15 Now when Pharaoh heard this thing, he sought to slay Moses s. But Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh, and dwelt in the land of Mi­dian: and he sate down by a well.

16 Now the Or, Prince. Priest t of Midian had seven daughters, and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their fathers flock.

17 And the shepherds came and drove them a­way u: but Moses stood up and helped them x, and watered their flock.

18 And when they came to Reuel their father x, he said, How is it that you are come so soon to day?

19 And they said, An Egyptian y delivered us out of the hand of the shepherds, and also drew water enough z for us, and watered the flock.

[Page]20 And he said unto his daughters, And where is he? why is it that ye have left a the man? Call him, that he may eat bread.

21 And Moses was content b to dwell with the man, and he gave Moses Zipporah his daugh­ter c.

22 And she bare him a son, and he called his name chap. 18. 3. Gershom: for he said, I have been Heb. 11. 13, 14. a stranger in a strange land.

23 And it came to pass in process of time d, that the King of Egypt e died, and the children of Israel Num. 20. 16. sighed by reason of the bondage, and they cryed, and their cry came up unto God, by reason of the bondage.

24 And God heard their groaning, and God remembred his Gen. 15. 14. and 46. 4. Covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.

25 And God looked upon the children of Is­rael, and God Heb. knew. chap. 3. 7. had respect unto them f.

CHAP. III.

1 NOW Moses kept the flock of Jethro a his father in law, the Priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the back-side of the desert b, and came to the mountain of God c, even to Horeb d.

2 And the Angel of the LORD e appeared unto him in a Deut. 33. 16. flame of fire f but of the midst of a bush, and he looked, and behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consum­ed g.

3 And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt.

4 And when the LORD saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him Deut. 33. 16. out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses h; and he said, Here am I.

5 And he said, Draw not nigh hither i, Act. 7. 33. put off thy shoes from off thy feet k, for the place whereon thou standest, is holy ground l.

6 Moreover, he said, Mat. 22. 32. Act. 7. 32. I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob m. And Moses hid his face: for he was afraid to look upon God n.

7 And the LORD said, I have surely seen o the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and chap. 2. 23. have heard their cry, by reason of their task-masters: for I know their sorrows,

8 And I am come down p to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land, unto a good land and a large q, unto a land flowing with milk and honey r, unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hi­vites, and the Jebusites s.

[Page]9 Now therefore behold the cry * of the children of Israel is come unto me: and I have also seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them.

10 Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt.

11 And Moses said unto God, See Isa. 6. 5. Ier. 1. 6. Who am I t, that I should go unto Pharaoh; and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?

12 And he said, Certainly I will be with thee; and this shall be a token unto thee u, that I have sent thee: When thou hast brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this mountain.

13 And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say un­to them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you, and they shall say to me, What is his Name a? what shall I say unto them?

14 And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM y: And he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto* chap 6. 3. 2 Cor. 1. 20. Heb. 13. 8. Rev. [...]. [...]. you.

15 And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abra­ham, the God of Isaac; and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my Name for ever, and this is my memorial z unto all gene­rations.

16 Go and chap. 4. 29. gather the Elders a of Israel to­gether, and say unto them, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, appeared unto me, saying, I have sure­ly visited you, and seen that which is done to you in Egypt.

17 And I have said, I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt, unto the land of the Ca­naanites, and the Hittites and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, unto a land flowing with milk and hony.

18 And chap. 4. 31. they shall hearken to thy voice, and thou shalt come, thou and the elders of Israel un­to the King of Egypt, and you shall say unto him, The LORD chap. 5. 3▪ God of the Hebrews hath met with us b; and now let us go, (we beseech thee) three days journey c into the wilderness that we may sacrifice to the LORD our God d

[Page]19 And I am sure e that the King of Egypt will not let you go, Or, but by strong hand. no not by a mighty hand f.

20 And I will stretch out my hand, and smite Egypt with all my wonders which I will do in the midst thereof; and after that he will let you go.

21 And I will give this people favour in the sight of the Egyptians g, and it shall come to pass, that when ye go, ye shall not go empty:

22 chap. 11. 2. Gen. 15. 14. But every woman shall borrow of her neighbour, and of her that sojourneth in her house, jewels of silver, and jewels of Gold, and raiment: and ye shall put them upon your sons, and upon your daughters, and ye shall spoil Or, Egypt. the Egyptians h.

CHAP. IV.

1 AND Moses answered and said, But behold, they will not believe me a, nor hearken unto my voice: for they will say, the LORD hath not appeared unto thee.

2 And the LORD said unto him, What is that in thine hand? And he said, a Rod.

3 And he said, cast it on the ground. And he cast it on the ground, and it became a Serpent b: And Moses fled from before it.

4 And the LORD said unto Moses, put forth thine hand, and take it by the tail c: And he put forth his hand and caught it, and it became a Rod in his hand:

5 That they may believe d that the LORD God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob hath appeared unto thee.

6 And the LORD said furthermore unto him, Put now thine hand into thy bosom. And he put his hand into his bosom: and when he took it out, behold his hand was leprous 2 King. 5. 27. as snow e.

7 And he said, Put thine hand into thy bosom again. And he put his hand into his bosom a­gain, and plucked it out of his bosom, and be­hold, it was turned again as his other flesh.

8 And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe thee, neither hearken to the voice of the first sign f, that they will believe the voice of the latter sign.

9 And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe also these two signs, neither hearken un­to thy voice, that thou shalt take of the water of the river g, and pour it upon the dry land: and the water which thou takest out of the river, Heb. shall [...] and shall [...]. shall become h blood upon the dry land.

10 And Moses said unto the LORD, O my Lord, I am not Heb. a man of words. eloquent i, neither Heb. since yesterday, nor since the third day. hereto­fore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy ser­vant k: but chap. 6. 12. I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue.

11 And the LORD, said unto him, Psal. 94. 9. Who hath made mans mouth? or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have not I the LORD?

12 Now therefore go, and I will be Mar. 13. 11. Luk. 12. 11. with thy mouth l, and teach thee what thou shalt say.

13 And he said, O my Lord, send, I pray thee, by the hand of him whom thou Or, should [...]. wilt send m.

14 And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Moses, and he said, Is not Aaron the Le­vite thy brother? I know that he can speak well. And also behold, he cometh forth to meet thee n: and when he seeth thee, he will be glad in his heart.

15 And thou shalt speak unto him, and put words in his mouth o, and I will be with thy mouth, and with his mouth, and I will teach you what ye shall do.

16 And he shall be thy spokesman unto the peo­ple: and he shall be, even he shall be to thee in stead of a mouth, and thou shalt be to him in stead of God p.

[Page]17 And thou shalt take this rod in thy hand, wherewith thou shalt do signs q.

18 And Moses went and returned to Jethro his father-in-law, and said unto him, Let me go, I pray thee, and return unto my brethren which are in Egypt, and see whether they be yet aliver. And Jethro said to Moses, Go in peace.

19 And the LORD said unto Moses in Midian s, Go, return into Egypt, for chap. 2. 15, 23. all the men are dead which sought thy life t.

20 And Moses took his wife, and his sons u, and set them upon an Asse x, and he returned to the land of Egypt. And Moses took the rod of God y in his hand.

21 And the LORD said unto Moses, when thou goest to return into Egypt see that thou do all those wonders before Pharaoh, which I have put in thine hand z: but chap. [...]. 3. and 9. 12. and 10. 1. and 14. 8. Deut. 2. 30. Isa. 63. 17. John 12. 40. Rom. 9. 17. I will harden his heart a that he shall not let the people go.

22 And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, Thus saith the LORD, Israel is my son, Jer. 31. 9. Jam. 1. 18. even my first­born b.

23 And I say unto thee c, Let my son go, that he may serve me: and if thou refuse to let him go, behold, chap. 11. 5. and 12. 29. I will slay thy son, even thy first­born d.

24 And it came to pass by the way in the Inn, that the LORD Num. 22. 22. met him e; and sought to kill him f.

25 Then Zipporah g took a sharp Or, knife. stone h, and cut off the foreskin of her son, and Heb. made it touch. cast it at his feet i, and said, surely a bloody husband art thou to me k.

[Page]26 So he let him go l: then she said, A bloody husband thou art, because of the circumcision m.

27 And the LORD said to Aaron, Go into the wilderness to meet Moses. And he went and met him in chap. 3. 1. the mount of God, and kissed him.

28 And Moses told Aaron all the words of the LORD, who had sent him, and all the signs which he had commanded him.

29 And Moses and Aaron went, and gathered together all the Elders of the Children of Israel n.

30 And Aaron spake o all the words which the LORD had spoken unto Moses, and did p the signs in the sight of the people.

31 And the people believed: and when they heard that the LORD had visited q the children of Israel, and that he had looked upon their afflicti­on, then chap. 12. 27. they bowed their heads and worship­ped r.

CHAP. V.

1 AND afterward Moses and Aaron a went in, and told Pharaoh b: Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Let my people go, that they may hold a feast c unto me in the wil­derness.

2 And Pharaoh said, Job 21. 1 [...] Who is the LORD, that I should obey his voice d, to let Israel go? I know not the LORD, neither will I let Israel go.

3 And they said, The God of the Hebrews hath met with us e, let us go, we pray thee, three days journey into the desart, and sacrifice unto the LORD our God, lest he fall upon us f with pestilence, or with the sword.

4 And the King of Egypt said unto them, Wherefore do ye, Moses and Aaron, let the peo­ple from their works? Get you unto your bur­dens g.

5 And Pharaoh said, Behold, the people of the land now are many h, and you make them rest from their burdens.

6 And Pharaoh commanded the same day the task-masters of the people, and their officers *, saying,

7 Ye shall no more give the people straw to make brick i as heretofore: let them go and ga­ther straw for themselves.

[Page]8 And the tale of the bricks which they did make heretofore, you shall lay upon them: you shall not diminish ought thereof: for they be idle, therefore they cry, saying, Let us go and sacri­fice to our God.

9 Heb. l [...]t the work be heavy upon the men. Let there more work be laid upon the men, that they may labour therein, and let them not regard vain words k.

10 And the task-masters of the people went out, and their officers, and they spake to the people, saying, Thus saith Pharaoh, I will not give you straw.

11 Go ye, get you straw where you can find it: yet not ought of your work shall be diminished.

12 So the people were scattered abroad throughout all the land of Egypt *, to gather stub­ble in stead of straw.

13 And the task-masters hasted them, saying, Fulfill your works, your Heb. a mat­ter of a day in his day. daily tasks, as when there was straw.

14 And the officers of the children of Israel, which Pharaohs tasks-masters had set over them, were beaten, and demanded, Wherefore have ye not fulfilled your task in making brick, both ye­sterday, and to day, as heretofore?

15 Then the officers of the children of Israel came and cryed unto Pharaoh, saying, wherefore dealest thou thus with thy servants?

16 There is no straw given unto thy servants, and they say to us, Make brick: and behold, thy servants are beaten; but the fault is in thine own people l.

17 But he said, ye are idle, ye are idle: there­fore ye say, Let us go and do sacrifice to the LORD.

18 Go therefore now and work, for there shall no straw be given you: yet shall ye deliver the tale of bricks.

19 And the officers of the children of Israel did see that they were in evil case m, after it was said, ye shall not minish ought from your bricks of your daily task.

20 And they met Moses and Aaron, who stood in the way, as they came forth from Pharaoh:

21 And they said unto them, The LORD look upon you, and judge, because you have made our favour Heb. to sti [...]k. Gen. 34. 30. to be abhorred in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of his servants, to put a sword in their hand to slay us n.

22 And Moses returned unto the LORD o, and said, Lord, wherefore hast thou so evil intreated this people p? why is it that thou hast sent me?

23 For since I came to Pharaoh to speak in thy Name q, he hath done evil to this people, neither hast thou Heb. deliver­ing th [...] [...] not delivered. delivered thy people at all r.

CHAP. VI.

1 THen the LORD said unto Moses, Now shalt thou see what I will do unto Pha­raoh: for with chap. 3. 19. a strong hand a shall he let them go, and with a strong hand chap. 12. 33, shall he drive them out of his land.

2 And God spake unto Moses, and said unto him, I am the LORD.

3 And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the Name of Gen. 17. 1. and 48. 3. God Almighty, but by my Name chap. 3. 14. JEHOVAH was I not known to them *.

4 And I have also established my covenant with them, Gen. 17. 8. and 28. 4. to give them the land of Canaan, the land of their pilgrimage, wherein they were stran­gers.

5 And chap. 2. 24. I have also heard the groaning of the children of Israel, whom the Egyptians keep in bondage, and I have remembred my Cove­nant.

6 Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with a stretched out arm b, and with great judg­ments c.

7 And I will take you to me for a people d, and I will be to you a God e: and ye shall know that I am the LORD your God, which bringeth you out from under the burdens of the Egypti­ans.

8 And I will bring you in unto the land con­cerning the which I did Heb. list up my hand. See Gen. 14. 22. Deut. 32. 40. swear Gen. 15. 14. & 26. 3. & 35. 12. to give it to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, and I will give it you for an heritage. I am the LORD f.

[Page]9 And Moses spake so unto the children of Is­rael: but they hearkened not unto Moses, for Heb. shortness or straitness. anguish of spirit g and for cruel bondage.

10 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

11 Go in, speak unto Pharaoh King of Egypt, that he let the children of Israel go out of his land.

12 And Moses spake before the LORD, saying, Behold the children of Israel have not hearkened unto me, how then shall Pharaoh hear me, chap. 4. 10. who am of uncircumcised lips h:

13 And the LORD spake unto Moses, and un­to Aaron, and gave them a charge unto the children of Israel, and unto Pharaoh King of Egypt to bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt.

14 These be the heads of their fathers houses i: Gen. 46. 9. 1 Chron. 5. 3. The sons of Reuben, the first-born of Israel, Hanoch and Pallu, Hezron and Carmi: these be the families of Reuben.

15 1 Chro. 4. 24. And the sons of Simeon: Jemuel, and Ja­min, and Ohad, and Jachin, and Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaanitish woman: these are the families of Simeon.

16 And these are the names of the Numb. 3. 17. 1 Chron. 6. 1. sons of Levi, according to their generations k: Gershon and Kohath, and Merari; and the years of the life of Levi were an hundred thirty and seven years.

17 The 1 Chro. 6. 17. and 23. 7. sons of Gershon, Libni and Shimi, according to their families.

18 And Numb. 26. 57. 1 Chron. 6. 2. the sons of Kohath: Amram, and Izhar, and Hebron; and Uzziel. And the years of the life of Kohath were an hundred thirty and three years.

19 And the sons of Merari: Mahali, and Mu­shi: these are the families of Levi, according to their generations.

20 And chap. 2. 1. Numb. 26. 59. Amram took him Jochebed his fa­thers sister l to wife, and she bare him Aaron and Moses: and the years of the life of Amram were an hundred, and thirty and seven years.

21 And 1 Chro. 6. 37, 38. the sons of Izhar: Korah, and Ne­pheg, and Zichri.

22 And Levit. 10. 4. Num. 3. 30. the sons of Uzziel: Mishael, and El­zaphan, and Zithri.

23 And Aaron took him Elishe [...]a daughter Ruth. 4. 19, 20. 1 Chro. 2. 10 of Aminadab m, Sister of Naashon to wife, and she bare him Num. 3. 2. & 26. 60. 1 Chron. 6. 3. and 24. 1. Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar, and Itha­mar.

24 And the sons of Korah: Assir, and Elka­nah, and Abiasaph: these are the families of the Korhites.

25 And Eleazar Aarons son took him one of the daughters of Putiel to wife, and Numb. 25. 11. she bare him Phinehas: these are the heads of the fathers of the Levites, according to their families.

26 These are that Aaron and Moses, to whom the LORD said, Bring out the children of Israel from the land of Egypt, according to their armies n.

27 These are they which spake to Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring out the children of Is­rael from Egypt: These are that Aaron and Moses.

28 And it came to pass, on the day when the LORD spake unto Moses in the land of Egypt,

29 That the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, I am the LORD, speak thou unto Pharaoh King of Egypt, all that I say unto thee.

30 And Moses said before the LORD, Behold, I am of uncircumcised lips, and how shall Pharaoh hearken unto me?

CHAP. VII.

1 AND the LORD said unto Moses, See I have made thee a god to Pharaoh a, and Aaron thy brother shall be thy Pro­phet b.

2 Thou shalt speak all that I command thee, and Aaron thy brother shall speak unto Pharaoh, that he send c the children out of his land.

3 And I will harden Pharaohs heart, and mul­tiply my signs, and my wonders in the land of Egypt.

4 But Pharaoh shall not hearken unto you, that I may lay my hand upon Egypt, and bring forth mine armies, and my people the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt, chap. 6. [...]. by great judg­ments.

5 And the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD, when I stretch forth mine hand upon Egypt, and bring out the children of Israel from among them.

[Page]6 And Moses and Aaron did as the LORD commanded them, so did they d.

7 And Moses was fourscore years old, and Aa­ron fourscore and three years old, when they spoke unto Pharaoh e.

8 And the LORD spake unto Moses, and unto Aaron, saying,

9 When Pharaoh shall speak unto you, saying, Shew a miracle for you: then thou shalt say unto Aaron f, chap. 4. 2, 17. Take thy rod g, and cast it before Pharaoh, and it shall become a serpent h.

10 And Moses and Aaron went in unto Pha­raoh, and they did so as the LORD had com­manded: and Aaron cast down his rod before Pharaoh, and before his servants, and it became a serpent.

11 Then Pharaoh also called the wisemen *, and the sorcerers: now the Magicians i of E­gypt, they also did in like manner k with their inchantments.

12 For they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents l: but Aarons rod swallow­ed up their rods m.

13 And he hardened Pharaohs heart that he hearkened not unto them, chap. 4. 21. as the LORD had said.

14 And the LORD said unto Moses, chap. 8. 15. & [...]. 1, 20, 27. Phara­ohs heart is hardened n: he refuseth to let the people go.

15 Get thee unto Pharaoh in the morning, lo he goeth out unto the water o, and thou shalt stand by the rivers brink, against he come: and the rod which was turned to a serpent, shalt thou take into thine hand.

16 And thou shalt say unto him, The LORD God of the Hebrews hath sent me unto thee, say­ing, Let my people go, chap. 3. 12, 18. & 5. 1, 3. that they may serve me in the wilderness: and behold, hitherto thou wouldest not hear.

17 Thus saith the LORD, In this thou shalt know that I am the LORD p: chap. 4. 9. behold, I will smite q with the rod that is in my hand, upon the waters which are in the river r, and they shall be turned Rev. 16. 6. to blood s.

18 And the fish that is in the river shall die, and the river shall stink, and the Egyptians t shall loath u to drink of the water of the river.

19 And the LORD spake unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and stretch out thine hand upon the waters of Egypt, upon their streams, upon their rivers, and upon their ponds, and upon all their Heb. gather­ing of their wa­ters. pooles of water x, that they may become blood, and that there may be blood throughout all the land of Egypt, both in vessels of wood, and in vessels of stone.

20 And Moses and Aaron did so, as the LORD commanded: and he chap. 17. 5. lift up the rod, and smote the waters that were in the river, in the sight of Pharaoh, and in the sight of his servants: and all the Psal. [...]8. 44. and 105. 29. waters that were in the river, were turned to blood.

21 And the fish that was in the river died: and the river stunk, and the Egyptians could not drink of the water of the river, and there was blood throughout all the land of Egypt.

22 Wisd. 17. [...]. And the Magicians of Egypt did so with their inchantments y: and Pharaohs heart was hardened: neither did he hearken unto them, as the LORD had said.

[Page]23 And Pharaoh turned, and went into his house, neither did he set his heart to this z also.

24 And all the Egyptians digged round about the river for water to drink : for they could not drink of the water of the river.

25 And seven dayes were fulfilled after that the LORD had smitten the river.

CHAP. VIII.

1 AND the LORD spake unto Moses, Go unto Pharaoh, and say unto him, Thus saith the LORD, let my people go, that they may serve me.

2 And if thou refuse to let them go, behold, I will smite all thy borders a with Rev. 16. 13. frogs.

3 And the river b shall bring forth frogs abun­dantly, which shall go up and come into thine house, and into thy bed chamber c, and upon thy bed, and into the house of thy servants, and upon thy people, and into thine ovens, and into thy Or, dough. kneading-troughs.

4 And the frogs shall come up both on thee, and upon thy people d, and upon all thy servants.

5 And the LORD spake unto Moses e, Say unto Aaron, Stretch forth thine hand with thy rod over the streams, over the rivers, and over the ponds, and cause frogs to come up upon the land of Egypt.

6 And Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of Egypt, and Psal. 78. 4 [...]. and 105. 30. the frogs came up, and covered the land of Egypt.

7 Wisd. 1 [...]. [...] And the Magicians did so with their in­chantments f, and brought up frogs upon the land of Egypt.

8 Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron, and said, Intreat the LORD, that he may take away the frogs from me, and from my people: and I will let the people go, that they may do sa­crifice unto the LORD.

9 And Moses said unto Pharaoh, Or, have this honour over [...]. Glory over me g: Or, against when. When shall I intreat for thee, h, and for thy servants, and for thy people, to Heb. to [...]ut [...]. de­stroy the frogs from thee and thy houses, that they may remain in the river only?

10 And he said, Or, against to morrow. To morrow i. And he said, Be it according to thy word, that thou mayest know that there is none like unto the LORD our God.

11 And the frogs shall depart from thee, and from thy houses, and from thy servants, and from thy people; they shall remain in the river only.

12 And Moses and Aaron went out from Pha­raoh, and Moses cryed unto the LORD k, be­cause of the frogs which he had brought against Pharaoh l.

[Page]13 And the LORD did according to the word of Moses: and the frogs died out of the houses m, out of the villages, and out of the fields.

14 And they gathered them together upon heaps n, and the land stank.

15 But when Pharaoh saw that there was re­spite, chap. 7. 14. he hardened his heart, and hearkened not unto them, as the LORD had said.

16 And the LORD said unto Moses, Say unto Aaron o, Stretch out thy rod, and smite the dust of the land, that it may become lice p through­out all the land of Egypt.

17 And they did so ▪ for Aaron stretched out his hand with his ro [...] and smote the dust q of the earth, and it [...] [...], in man and in beast: all the dust of the [...]d * became lice, throughout all the land of Egypt.

18 And the Magicians did so r with their in­chantments to bring forth lice, but they could not s: so there were lice upon man and upon beast.

19 Then the Magicians said unto Pharaoh, This is 1 Sam. 6. 9. the finger t of God u. And Phara­ohs heart was hardened, and he hearkened not unto them x, as the LORD had said.

20 And the LORD said unto Moses, Rise up early in the morning, and stand before Pharaoh, lo, he cometh forth to the water, and say unto him, Thus saith the LORD, let my people go, that they may serve me.

21 Else, if thou wilt not let my people go, be­hold, I will send Or, a [...] of noisome beasts, &c. swarms of flies y upon thee, and upon thy servants, and upon thy people, and into thine houses: and the houses of the Egypti­ans shall be full of swarms of flies, and also the ground whereon they are.

22 And chap. 9. 4, 26. and 10. 23. and 12. 13. I will sever in that day the land of Goshen, in which my people dwell, that no swarms of flies shall be there, to the end that thou mayest know that I am the LORD in the midst of the earth z.

23 And I will put Heb. a redemp­tion. a division a between my people, and thy people: Or, by to mor­row. to morrow shall this sign be b.

24 And the LORD did so c: and Wisd. 16. 9. Psal. 105. 31. there came a grievous swarm of flies d into the house of Pharaoh, and into his servants houses, and in­to all the land of Egypt: the land e was Or, destroyed. cor­rupted by reason of the swarm of flies.

25 And Pharaoh called for Moses and for Aa­ron, and said, Go ye, sacrifice to your God in the land.

26 And Moses said, It is not meet f so to do: for we shall sacrifice the Gen. 43. 32. and 46. 34. abomination of the Egyptians g to the LORD our God: Lo, shall we sacrifice the abomination of the Egyptians be­fore their eyes, and will they not stone us h?

27 We will go chap. 3. 12. three dayes journey into the wilderness, and sacrifice to the LORD our God, as chap. 3. 18. he shall command us i.

28 And Pharaoh said, I will let you go, that ye may sacrifice to the LORD your God in the [Page] wilderness: only you shall not go very far away: intreat for me.

29 And Moses said, Behold, I go out from thee, and I will intreat the Lord, that the swarms of flies may depart from Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people to morrow: but let not Pharaoh deal deceitfully any more, in not letting the people go to sacrifice unto the LORD.

30 And Moses went out from Pharaoh, and intreated the LORD.

31 And the LORD did according to the word of Moses: and he removed the swarms of flies from Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people: there remained not one.

32 And Pharaoh hardened his heart at this time also, neither would he let the people go.

CHAP. IX.

1 THEN the LORD said unto Moses, Go in unto Pharaoh, and tell him, Thus saith the LORD God of the Hebrews, Let my people go, that they may serve me.

2 For if thou refuse to let them go, and wilt hold them still,

3 Behold the hand of the LORD a is upon thy cattel b, which is in the field, upon the horses, upon the asses, upon the camels, upon the oxen, and upon the sheep: there shall be a very grievous murrain.

4 And chap. 8. 22. the LORD shall sever between the cattel of Israel and the cattel of Egypt, and there shall nothing die of all that is the childrens of Israel.

5 And the LORD appointed a set time, saying, To morrow the LORD shall do this thing in the land.

6 And the LORD did that thing on the mor­row, and Psal. 78. 48. all c the cattel of Egypt died, but of the cattel of the children of Israel died not one.

7 And Pharaoh sent, and behold, there was not one of the cattel of the Israelites dead. And chap. 7. 14. the heart of Pharaoh was hardened, and he did not let the people go.

8 And the Lord said unto Moses, and unto Aaron, Take to you handfuls of ashes of the fur­nace d, and let Moses e sprinkle it towards the heaven, in the sight of Pharaoh.

9 And it shall become small dust in all the land of Egypt, and shall be a Rev. 16. 2. boil breaking forth with blains f, upon man, and upon beast, through­out all the land of Egypt.

10 And they took ashes of the furnace, and stood before Pharaoh, and Moses sprinkled it up toward heaven: and it became a Deut. 28. 27. boil g break­ing forth with blains, upon man, and upon beast.

11 And the Magicians could not stand before Moses h, because of the boiles: for the boil was upon the Magicians, and upon all the Egypti­ans.

12 And the LORD hardened the heart of Pharaoh, and he hearkened not unto them, chap. 4. 21. as the LORD had spoken unto Moses.

13 And the LORD said unto Moses, Rise up early in the morning, and stand before Pharaoh, and say unto him, Thus saith the LORD God of the Hebrews, Let my people go that they may serve me.

14 For I will at this time, send all my plagues upon thine heart i, and upon thy servants, and upon thy people: that thou mayest know that there is none like me in all the earth.

15 For now I will stretch out mine hand, that I may smite thee and thy people with pesti­lence k, and thou shalt be cut off from the earth.

16 And in very deed, for this cause have I Heb. made thee stand. raised thee up l, for to shew in thee my po­wer m, and that my Name n may be declared throughout all the earth.

17 As yet exaltest thou thy self against my peo­ple o, that thou wilt not let them go?

18 Behold, to morrow about this time I will cause it to rain a very grievous hail, such as hath not been in Egypt since the foundation thereof p, even until now.

19 Send therefore now, and gather thy cat­tel q, and all that thou hast in the field: for upon every man and beast which shall be found in the [Page] field, and shall not be brought home, the hail shall come down upon them, and they shall die.

20 He that feared the word of the LORD amongst the servants of Pharaoh made his servants and his cattle flee into the houses.

21 And he that Heb. set not [...] heart unto. regarded not the word of the LORD, left his servants and his cattle in the field.

22 And the LORD said unto Moses, stretch forth thine hand toward heaven, that there may be Rev. 16. 21. hail in all the land of Egypt upon man r, and upon beast, and upon every herb of the field, throughout all the land of Egypt.

23 And Moses stretched forth his hand toward heaven, and the LORD sent thunder and hail, and the fire ran along upon the ground s, and the LORD rained hail upon the land of Egypt.

24 So there was hail, and fire mingled with the hail t, very grievous, such as there was none like it, in all the land of Egypt, since it became a Nation u.

25 And the hail smote throughout all the land of Egypt, all that was in the field, both man and beast, and the hail smote every herb of the field, and brake every tree of the field x.

26 chap. 8. 22. and 11. 7. Onely, in the land of Goshen y, where the children of Israel were, was there no hail.

27 And Pharaoh sent, and called for Moses and Aaron, and said unto them, I have sinned this time y: the LORD is righteous, and I and my people are wicked.

28 Intreat the LORD, (for it is enough) that there be no more z Heb. [...] of God. mighty thundrings and hail, and I will let you go, and ye shall stay no longer.

29 And Moses said unto him, Assoon as I am gone out of the City, I will spread abroad my hands unto the LORD, and the thunder shall cease, neither shall there be any more hail: that thou mayest know how that the [...]. 24. 1. earth is the LORDS a.

30 But as for thee and thy servants, I know that ye will not yet fear the LORD God.

31 And the flax and the barley b was smitten: for the barley was in the ear, and the flax was bolled.

32 But the wheat and the rie were not smitten: for they were Heb. hidden or dark. not grown up c.

33 And Moses went out of the City d from Pharaoh, and spread abroad his hands unto the LORD: and the thunders and hail ceased, and the rain was not poured upon the Earth.

34 And when Pharaoh saw that the rain, and the hail, and the thunders were ceased, he sinned yet more, and hardned his heart, he and his ser­vants.

35 And the heart of Pharaoh was hardened; neither would he let the children of Israel go, as the LORD had spoken Heb. by the hand of Moses. by Moses.

CHAP. X.

1 AND the LORD said unto Moses, Go in unto Pharaoh: for chap. 4. 21. and 7. 14. I have hardned his heart, and the heart of his servants, that I might shew these my signs before him.

2 And that Psal. 78. 5. thou mayst tell in the ears of thy son, and of thy sons son, what things I have wrought in Egypt, and my signs which I have done amongst them: that ye may know how that I am the LORD.

3 And Moses and Aaron came in unto Pharaoh, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD God of the Hebrews, How long wilt thou refuse to hum­ble thy self before me? Let my people go, that they may serve me.

4 Else, if thou refuse to let my people go, be­hold, to morrow will I bring the Wisd. 16. 9. locusts into thy coasts.

5 And they shall cover the Heb. eye. face of the Earth, that one cannot be able to see the Earth, and Joel 1. 4. they shall eat the residue of that which is escap­ed a, which remaineth unto you from the hail, and shall eat every tree b which groweth for you out of the field.

6 And they shall fill thy houses, and the houses of all thy servants, and the houses of all the Egyp­tians, which neither thy fathers, nor thy fathers fathers have seen c, since the day that they were up­on the Earth unto this day. And he turned himself, and went out from Pharaoh.

7 And Pharaohs servants said unto him, How long shall this man be a snare d unto us? let the men go, that they may serve the LORD their God: knowest thou not yet, that Egypt is de­stroyed?

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8 And Moses and Aaron were brought again unto Pharaoh: and he said unto them, Go serve the LORD your God: but Heb. who and who, &c. who are they that shall go?

9 And Moses said, We will go with our young, and with our old, with our sons, and with our daughters, with our flocks, and with our herds will we go, for we must bold a feast unto the LORD e.

10 And he said unto them, Let the LORD be so with you, as I will let you go f, and your little ones. Look to it, for evil is before you g.

11 Not so: go now ye that are men and serve the LORD, for that ye did desire : and they were driven out from Pharaohs presence.

12 And the LORD said unto Moses, stretch out thine hand over the land of Egypt for the lo­custs, that they may come up upon the land of Egypt, and eat every herb of the land b, even all that the hail hath left.

13 And Moses stretched forth his rod over the land i of Egypt, and the LORD brought an East­wind k upon the land, all that day, and all that night, and when it was morning, the East-wind brought the locusts.

14 And Psal. 78. 46. and 105. 34. the locusts went up over all the land of Egypt, and rested in all the coasts of E­gypt: very grievous were they: before them there were no such locusts as they, neither after them shall be such .

15 For they covered the face of the whole earth, so that the land was darkned l, and they did eat every herb of the land, and all the fruit of the trees, which th