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39 And Ifaac his Father Heb. xi. 20 By Faith Isaac blessed answered and said unto him, Jacob, and Esau, concerning Things Behold, thy Dwelling shall be the Fatness of the Earth, and of the Dew of Heaven from above.

40 And by thy Sword shalt thou live, and shalt serve thy Brother: and it shall come to pass, when thou shalt have the Dominion, that thou shalt break his Yoke from off thy Neck.

41 And Efau hated Jacob, because of the Blessing wherewith his Father blefled him : and Efau said in his Heart, The Days of mourning for my Father are at hand, then will I lay my Brother Jacob.

42 And these Words of Efau her elder Son were told to Rebekah : and the 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 at Haran.

44 And tarry with him a few Days, until thy Brother's Fury turn away;

45 Until thy Brother's 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 also of you both in one Day?

46 And Rebekah said to Isaac, 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 Thall my Life do me?

CH A P. XXVIII, | Jacob is blessed, and sent to Padan-aram. 9 E sau marrieth

Mabalah the Daughter of Ifmael. 12 The Vision of Jacob's Ladder.

20 Jacob's Vow, ND Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and char

him, him, take a Wife of the Daughters of Canaan.

2 Arise, go to Padan-aram, to the House of Bethuel thy Mother's Father; and take thee a Wife from thence of the Daughters of Laban thy Mother's Brother,

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3 And GOD ALMIGHTY bless thee, and make thee fruite ful, and multiply thee, that thou mayst be a multitude of People :

4 And give thee the Blesling of Abraham, to thee, and to thy Seed with thee; that thou mayst inherit the Land wherein thou art a Stranger, which Gon gave unto Abraham.

5 And Ifaac fent away Jacob, and he went to Padan-aram unto Laban, Son of Bethuel the Syrian, the Brother of Rebekah, Jacob's and Efau's Mother.

10 And Jacob went from Beer-sheba, and went toward 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

* John i. si I say unto you, Hereafbehold, a LADDER set upon the Angels of God ASCENDING and.

ter you shall see HEAVEN OPEN, and the Earth, and the Top of DESCENDING upon the Son of Man. it reached to HEAVEN : and behold, the Angels of GOD ASCENDING and DESCENDING

on it.

13 9 And behold, the Lord Heb. i. 1 God who at sundry, STOOD Above it, and said, in Time pait unto the Fathers by the

Times, and in divers MANNERS SPAKE I AM the LORD God of A- PROPHETS, braham thy Father, and the

2 Hath in these Last Days SPOKEN

unto us by his Son, whom he hath God of Isaac : the LAND

APPOINTED HEIR of ALL THINGS by whereon thou LIEST, to thee whom also he made the Worlds. will I give it, and to thy Seed.

14 And thy Seed shall be as the Dust of the Earth ; and thou shalt spread abroad to the West, and to the East, and to the North, and to the South : and in THEE, and in thy SEED shall all the Familics of the Earth be BLESSED.

15 ? And behold, I AM with thee, and will KEEP rion be without Covetousnefs, and

2 Heb, xiii. s. Let your ConversaThee in all Places whither be content with such Things as yo thou goest, and will bring have : for he haih faid, I will never thee again into this Land :

LEAVE thee, nor FORSAKE thee.

6 So that we may boldly lay, The. for I will not LEAVE THEE, Lord is my HELPER, and I will noc until I have done that which fear what'Man hall do upo me. I have spoken to thee of.

16 And Jacob awaked out of his Sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD is in This PLACE ; and I knew it not.

17 • And he was AFRAID,

e Psal. cxix. 20 My Flesh TREM• and said, How DREADFUL is fraid of thy JUDGMENTS.

BLETH for fear of thee, and I am athis Place! this is none o- Rev. xv. 4 Who shall not FEAR ther but the House of God, thee, O LORD, and GLORIFY thy and this is the Gate of Hea- all Nations thall come and WORSHIP

NAME? for thou only art HOLY ; for YEN.

before thee ; for thy JUDGMENTS are 18 And Jacob rose up ear

made manifeft. ly in the Morning, and took the Stone which he had put for his Pillows, and set it for a Pillar, and poured Oyl upon the Top of it.

19 And he called the Name of that Place Beth-el.

20 6 And Jacob vowed a Vow, saying, If God be


great GAIN. WITH me, and will KEEP

7 For we brought nothing into this me in this way that I go,

World, and it is certain we can carry

nothing out. and will give me BREAD to

& And having Food and RAIMENT, EAT, and RAIMENT to put let us be therewith CONTENT. on.

21 So that I come again to my Father's House in Peace: then shall the Lord be my God.

22 And this Stone which I have set for a Pillar, shall be God's House : and of all that thou shalt give me, I will surely give the Tenth unto thee.


! Jacob cometh to the Well of Haran ; 13 is entertained by

Laban; 18 covenanteth for Rachel 23 and is deceived with Leah; but marrieth also Rachel.


1 Rachel's Barrennels. 22 She beareth Joseph. 27 Jacob's

new Covenant with Laban : 37 His Policy to become rich,


Jacob's Departure from Laban.
43 Their Covenant at Gilead.

22 Laban pursueth him.


1 Jacob's Vision ; 9 his Mellage, 13 and Present to Efau :

24 Wrestling with an Angel, he is called Ifrael.

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NDJacob went on

· Heb. i. 7 of the Angels he faith,

who maketh his ANGELS SPIRITS, his Way, and the

and his Ministers a Flame of FIRE. Angels of God met him. 14 Are they not all MINISTRING

2 And when Jacob saw Spirits, sent forth to MINISTER for them, he said, This is God's them who are Heirs of SALVATION? Host: and he called the Name of that Place MAHANAIM.

3 And Jacobsent Meslengers before him to Esau his Brother, unto the Land of Seir, the Countrey of Edom.

4 And he commanded them, saying, Thus shall ye speak unto my Lord Esau; Thy Servant Jacob faith thus, I have SOJOURNED with Laban, and stayed there until now.

5 And I have Oxen, and Affes, Flocks, and Men-fervants, and Women-servants : and I have sent to tell my LORD, that I may find Grace in thy light.

6 And the Messengers returned unto Jacob, saying, We came to thy Brother Esau, and also he cometh to meet thee, and four hundred Men with him.

7 Then Jacob was greatly AFRAID, 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 Efau come to the one Company and smite it, then the other Company which is left fhall escape.

9 And Jacob faid, O God of my Father Abraham, and God of my Father Ifaac, the LORD which saidīt unto me, Return unto thy Countrey and to thy Kindred, and I will deal well with thee :

10 I am not worthy of the least of all the MERCIES, and of all the Truth, which thou hast SHEWED unto thy Servant; for with my Staff I pafled over this Jordan, and now I am become two Bands.

u Deliver me, I pray thee, from the Hand of my Brother, from the Hand of Efau : for I fear him, left he will come and smite me, and the Mother with the Children.

12 And thou faidst, 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, a Present for Esau his Bro


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, and pafled over the Ford Jabbok.

23 And he took them, and sent them over the Brook, and sent over that he had.

24 d And Jacob was left Hof. xii. 3 He took his Brother alone : and there wrestled a his Strength he had Power with


by the Heel in the Womb, and by Man with him, until the 4 Yea, he had Power over the Anbreaking of the Day.

GEL, and PREVAILED : he wept, and

made SUPPLICATION unto him : he 25 And when he saw that found him in Beth-el, and there he he prevailed not against him, spake with us. he touched the Hollow of his

s Even the LORD God of Hosts,

the Lord is his Memorial. Thigh : and the Hollow of

6 Therefore turn thou to thy God: Jacob's Thigh was out of keep, Mercy and JUDGMENT, and wait joynt, as he wrestled with on thy God continually.

James v. 16 The EFFECTUAL FERhim.

VENT PRAYER of a righteous Man a26 And he said, Let me vaileth much. go, for the Day breaketh : and he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.

27 And he faid unto him, What is thy Name? And he iaid, Jacob.

28 And he said, Thy Name shall be called no more Jacob, but * ISRAEL: for as a Prince hast thou Power with God and with Men, and haft prevailed.

29 And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, thy Name : And he said, Wherefore is it, that thou dost ask after my Name? and he blessed him there.

30 And Jacob called the Name of that Place Peniel : for I have seen God Face to Face, and my Life is preserved.

31 And as he pafled over Penuel, the Sun rose upon him, and he halted upon his Thigh.

32 Therefore the Children of Israel eat not of the Sinew which shrank, which is upon the Hollow of the Thigh, unto this Day: because he touched the Hollow of Jacob's Thigh, in the Sinew that shrank.

* Israel, that is, one that hath Princely Power with God.

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