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Abraham. And he said, Be 18 Of whom it was said, Thaç in hold, here am I.

Isaac shall thy Seed be called.

19 Accounting that God was ABLE 2 And he said, Take now to raise him up even from the DEAD ; thy Son, thine only Son I- from whence alio he RECEIVED him

in a FIGURE. saac, whom thou LOVEST,

James ii. 21 was not ABRAHAM and get thee into the Land of our Father justified by Works, whea Moriah ; and offer him there he had offered Isaac' his son upon

the Altar for a Burnt-offering upon one

22 Seeft thou how FAITH WROUGHT of the Mountains which I will with his Works, and by Works was tell thee of.

Faith made PERFECT? 3 And Abraham rose up which faith, A BR AHAM BELIEVED GOD;

23 And the Scripture was fulfilled early in the Morning, and and it was IMPUTED unto him for saddled his Ass, and took RIGHTEOUSNESS : and he was called

the FRIEND Of God. two of his young Men with him, and Isaac his Son; and clave the Wood for the Burntoffering, 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 faid unto his young Men, Abide you here with the Ass; and I and the Lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you.

6 And Abraham took the Wood of the Burnt-offering, and laid it upon Isaac his Son ; and he took the Fire in bis Hand, and a Knife : and they went both of them together.

7 And Isaac spake unto Abraham his Father, and said, My Father : and he said, Here am I, my Son. And he faid, Behold, the Fire and the Wood: but where is the LAMB for a Burnt-offering ?

8 And Abraham faid, My Son, God will PROVIDE himself a Lame for a Burnt-offering : so they went both of them together.

9 And they came to the place which God liad told him of, and Abraham built an Altar there, and laid the Wood in Order ; and BOUND Isaac his Son, and laid him on the Altar upon the Wood.

10 And Abraham strETCHED forth his Hand, and took the KNIFE LO SLAY his Son.

11 And the Angel of the LORD called unto him out of Heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham. And he said, Herc am I.

12 And he said, Lay not thine Hand upon the Lad, neither do thou any thing unto him : for now I know that thou feareft GOD, seeing thou hast not wiTHHELD thy Son, thine ONLY Son from me.

13 And Abraham lifted up his Eyes, and looked, and behold, behind him a Ram caught in a Thicket by his Horns: And Abraham went and took the Ram, and offered him up for a Burnt-offering, in the STEAD of his Son.

14 And Abraham called the Name of that Place Jehovah-jireh : as it is said to this Day, in the Mount of the LORD it shall be seen.

15 And the Angel of the LORD called unto Abraham out of Heaven the second time, 16 s And said, By MY SELF.

s Heb. vi. 11 We desire that every have I sworn,faith the LORD,

one of you do thew the same Dili

gence, to the full Assurance of HOPE because thou hast done this unto the End : Thing, and hast not withheld 14 That ye be not SLOTHFUL, but

FOLLOWERS of them, who through thy Son, thine ONLY SON:

FAITH and PATIENCE inherit the PRO17. That in BlESSING I MISES. will BLESS Thee, and in

13 For when God made PROMISE

to ABRAHAM, because he could SWEAR multiplying I will multiply by NO GREATER, he sware by Him. thy Seed as the Stars of the self, Heaven, and as the Sand 14 Saying, Surely BLESSING I will which is upon the Sea-shore; multiply thee.

BLESS thee, and multiplying, I will and thy Seed shall possess the Is And so after he had PATIENTLY Gate of his Enemies.

endured, he obtained the PROMISE.

16 For Men verily 'SWEAR by the 18 And in thy SeeD shall greater : and an Oath for Confira all the Nations of the Earth mațion is to them and End of all be BLESSED : because thou STRIFE.

17 Wherein GOD WILLING more ahast Obeyed my Voice. bundantly to shew unto the Heirs of

19 So Abraham returned PROMISE the IMMUTABILITY of his unto bis young Men, and COUNSEL, confirmed it by an Oath.

18 That by two IMMUTABLE Things they rose up, and went toge- in which it was impossible for God to ther to Beer-sheba, and A- LIE, we might have a STRONG Consobraham dwelt at Beer-sheba.

LATION, who have fled for Refuge to

lay hold upon the Hope ser before us. 19 Which Hope we have as an ANCHOR of the Soul both sure and stedfaft, and which entreth into that within the Vail, 20 Whither the FORERUNNER is for us entred, even Jesus made an High PRIEST for ever after the Qider of Melchisedek,

CHAP

CH A P. XXIII.

1 Sarah's Age and Death. 3 The Purchase of Machpelah,

19 Where Sarah was buried.

CHA P. XXIV.

i Abraham fweareth bis Servant. 10 The Servant's Journey :

12 His Prayer : 14 His Sign. 15 Rebekah meeteth him 18 fulfilleth his Sign ; 22 receiveth Jewels; 23 perveth her Kindred ; 25 and inviteth him home. 26 The Servant blesseth God. 29 Laban entertaineth him. Servant Meweth his Message : 50 Laban and Bethuel approve it.

58 Rebekah consenteth to go. 62 Isaac meeteth ber.

34 The

CHA P. XXV.

12 The

i The Sons of Abraham by Keturah : 5 The Division of his

Goods : 7 His Age and Death : 9 His Burial. Generations of Ihmael : 17 His Age and Death. 21 lane prayeth for Rebekah being barren : 22 The Children Prive in her Womb. 24 The Birth of Efau and Jacob : 27 Their Difference. 29 Esau selleth his Birthright.

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Life which he lived, an HUNDRED THREESCORE and FIFTEEN Years.

8 Then Abraham gave up the Ghost, and died in a good old Age, an old Man, and full of Years; and was gathered to his People.

19 And these are the Generations of Isaac Abraham's Son : Abraham begat Ifaac.

20 And Isaac was forty Years old when he took Rebekah to Wife, the Daughter of Bethuel the Syrian, of Padanaram, the Sister to Laban the Syrian.

21 And Ifaac intreated the LORD for his Wife, because she was barren : and the Lord was INTREATED of him, and Rebekah his Wife conceived.

22 • And the Children * Rom. ix, 10 When Rebekah had STRUGGLED together with- conceived by one, even by our Fain her; and she said, If it be ther Isaac.

so,

CALLETH.

so, why am I thus? And she 11 For the CHILDREN being not went to enquire of the Lord. yet born, peither having done any

Good or Evil, that the PURPOSE of 23 And the Lord said un- God according to ELECTION might to her, Two Nations are in stand, not of Works, but of him that thy Womb, and two Man

12 It was said unto her, The ELDER ner of People shall be sepa- fall serve the YOUNGER, rated from thy Bowels : and 13 As it is written, Jacob have I the one People shall be loved, but Elau have I hated.

14 What Thall we say then? Is there STRONGER than the other Unrighteousness with God? God forPeople; and the ELDER fhall bid. serve the YOUNGER.

Is For he saith to Moses, I will

have MERCY on whom I will have 24 And when her Days to Mercy, and I will have Compassion be delivered were fulfilled, on whom I will have Compallion.

16 So then it is not of him that behold, there were Twins in willeth, nor of him that runneth, but her Womb.

of God that SHEWETH MERCY, 25 And the first came out red, all over like an hairy Garment : and they called his Name Esau.

26 And after that came his Brother out, and his Hand took hold on Efau's Heel; and his Name was called Jacob: and Isaac was threescore Years old when she bare them.

27 And the Boys grew : and Efau was a cunning Hunter, a Man of the Field ; and Jacob was a plain Man dwelling in Tents.

28 And Ifaac loved Efau, because he did eat of his Venison : but Rebekah loved Jacob.

29 And Jacob sod Pottage : and Esau came from the Field, and he was faint.

30 And Efau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red Pottage ; for I am faint : therefore was his Name called Edom.

31 And Jacob faid, Sell me this Day thy Birth-right. 32 · And Efau faid, Be

* Heb. xii. is Looking diligently hold, I am at the Point to left any Man Fail of the Grace of die : and what PROFIT shall God. this BIRTH-RIGHT do to

16 Left there be any Fornicator or

PROPHANE PERSON as Esau, who for me?

ONE MORSEL of Meat sold his BIRTH33 And Jacob said, Swear to me this Day, and he sware unto him: and he sold his Birth-right unto Jacob.

34 Then Jacob gave Efau Bread and Pottage of Lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way : thus Efau despised his Birth-right.

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C H A P.

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i Isaac because of Famine went to Gerar. 2 God instructeth

and blesseth him. 7 He is reproved by Abimelech for denying his

Wife. 12 He groweth rich, 26 Abimelech maketh a Covenant with him at Beer-sheba. 34 Efau's Wives.

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CH A P. XXVII.

i Ifaac fendeth Efau for Venison. 6 Jacob, instructed by Re

bekah, obtaineth the Blessing. 41 Efau threatneth him.

Ver. 1

ND it came to pass that when Isaac was old, and

called Efau his eldest Son, and said unto him, My Son : And he said unto him, Behold, here am I.

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 Bow, and go out to the field, and take me some Venison ;

4 And make me favoury Meat, such as I love, and bring it to me, that I may eat ; that my Soul may bless thee before I die.

5 And Rebekah heard when Isaac spake to Efau his Son : and Efau 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 favoury Meat, that I may eat, and bless thee before the Lord 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; and I will make them favoury Meat for thy Father, such as he loveth.

10 And thou shalt bring it to thy Father, that he may bless thee before his Death.

1 And Jacob said to Rebekah his Mother, Behold, Esau my Brother is a hairy Man, and I am a smooth Man.

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