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in the (1) sepulchre that Abraham bought for a sum of money of the sons of Emmor the Father of Sychem. 17. But when the h time of the promise drew nigh, which God had fivorn to Abraham, the people grew and i multiplied in Egypt, 18. Till another king arole, which knew not Joseph. 19. The fame dealt subtilly with our kindred, and evil intreated our fathers, so that they k cast out their young children, to the end they might not live. 20. In which time Moles was born, and was * exceeding · fair, [Or, ,

fair the Sons of Heth, four Hundred Parcel of Ground which Jacob Shekils of Silver, current Money bought of the Sons of Hamor the with the Merchant.

+ Gen. 33..

Father of Shechem, for an hundred 19. (Jacob) bought a Parcel of a Pieces of Silver; and it became Field where he had spread his sthe Inheritance of the Children of Tent, at the Hand of the Children Jofeph. of Hamor, Shechems Father, for an h Gen. 15. 13. He said unto Ahundred Pieces of Money. Gen. bram, Know of a furety, that thy 47. 30. I (Jacob) will lie with my Seed shall be a Stranger in a Land Fathers, and thou shalt carry me out that is not theirs, and shall serve of Egypt, and bury me in their bury: them, and they shall afflict them ing Place. Gen.49. 29. (Jacob) four hundred Years. charged them, and said unto them, t Exod. 1,7. The Children of I am to be gathered unto my Peo Israel were fruitful, and increased ple: bury me with my Fathers, in 15 abundantly, and multiplied, and waxthe Cave that is in the field of ed exceeding Mighty; and the Ephron the Hittite. Gen. 50.13. Land was filled with them. Exod. His [Jacob's] Sons carried him in 1. 12, 20. The more they alficted to the Land of Canaan, and buried them, the more they multiplied and him in the Cave of the Field of grew.

The People multiplied, Machpelah, which Abraham bought and waxed exceeding Mighty. with the Field for a Possession of a + Pfal. 105. 24. He increased his Burying-place, of Ephron the Hit. People greatly, and made them tite before Mamre.

Stronger than their Enemies. 19. Moses took the Bones of polepk 25 ed his Penple

, saying, Every Son

k | Exod. 1. 22. Pharaoh chargwith him : he straitly sworn the Children of Ifrael, that is born ye thall cafè into the saying, God will surely visit you, River, and every Daughter ye shall and ye shall carry up my Bones a

fave alive. way hence with you. † Josh. 24:30

1 * Exod. 2. 2. The Woman con. 32. The Bones of Joseph, which the ceived and bare a Son: and when Children of Israel brought out of

The saw him that he was a goodly Egypt, buried they in Shechem, in a

Child, (1) I have fet down the Texts relating to this Subje&. To speak to the Difficulties arising from hence, would carry me too far from my main Design. Those who would fatisfie themselves, may consult the Authors referred to in the former Note; also the Essay for a new Tranflation of the Bible, Part II. pag. 140. Dr. Lightfoot proves that the Bones of all the Patriarchs, as well

as Joseph's, were brought out of Egypt, and buried at Sichem, Vol I. p.781, 782.


+ Exod. 13.

fair to God], and nourished up in his fathers house three months : 21. And when he was cast out, - Pharaohs daughter took him up, and nourished him for her own son. 22. And Mofes was learned in all the wisdom of the • Egyptians, and was mighty in words and in deeds. 23. And when he was full forty years old, it came into his heart to visit his brethren the children of Israel. 24. And seeing one of them a fuifer wrong, he defended him, and avenged him that was oppressed, and smote the Egyptian. 25. * For [Or, now) he fuppoled his brethren would have understood, how that God by his hand would deliver them ; but they understood not. 26. And the next day he shewed himself unto them as they stiove, and would have set them at one again, saying, Sirs, ye are e brethren ; why do ye wrong one to another? 27. But he that did his neighbour wrong, thrust him away, say. iug, Who made thee a ruler and a judge over us? 28. Wilt thou kill me as thou didst the Égyptian yesterday? 29 Then fled Moses at this saying, and was a stranger in the land of Madian, where he begat two sons. 30. And when forty years were expired, there appeared to him in the wil

. derness of mount Sina, an . angel of the Lord in a flame of fire in a bush. 31. When Mofes faw it, he wondred at the fight: and as he drew near to behold it, the voice of the Lord came unto him, 32. Saying, I am h the God of thy fa

thers, Child, The hid him three Months. was grown, that he went out onto

Heb. 11. 23. By Faith Moses, his Brethren, and looked on their when he was born, was hid three Burdens: and he espied an Egyp. Months of his Parents, because tian /miting an Hebrew, one of his they saw he was a properChild ; and 5 Brethren. And he flew the E. they were not afraid of the Kings gyprian. Commandment.

© Gen. 13. 8. Abram Faid unto a Exod. 2. 5. And the Daughter Lot, Let there be no ftrife, I pray of Pharaoh came down to wash thee, between me and thee, and be her self at the River, and her 10 tween my Herdmen, and thy Herd. Maidens walked along by the Ri men: for we be Brethren. ver fide : and when she saw the 2. 13. When he went out the fe Ark among the Flags, she sent her cond Day, behold, two Men of Maid to fetch it.

the Hebrews strove together : 1 King. 4. 30. And Solomons 15 and he said to him that did the Wisdom excelled- all the Wisdom Wrong, Wherefore smiteft thou

thy Fellom? cť Luk. 24. 19. -Concerning * See on Mat. 21. 23. Jesus of Nazareth, which was a Exod. 3. 2. The Angel of the Prophet mighty in Deed and Word 20 Lord appeared unto him in a Flame before God and all the People. of Fire out of the Bush

d* Exod. 2. II, 12. It came to h See on Mat. 22. 32. pass in those Days, when Mofes

* Exod.


of Egypt.

the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the

Jacob. Then Moses trembled, and durft not behold, leit said the Lord to him, "Put off thy shoes from thy for the place were thou standest is holy ground. 34. feen, I have seen the affliction of my people which is

pt, and I have heard their groning, and am come o deliver them. And 110w come, I will send thee into

35. This Moses whom they refused, saying, Who hee a ruler and a judge ? the fame did God k fend to ler and a deliverer by the hands of the angel which ed to him in the bush. 36. He brought them out, afit he had (1) fhewed wonders and figns in the land of

and in the red sea, and in the m wilderness n forty

37. This is that Mofes which said unto the chilflsrael," A o prophet shall the Lord your God raise up 'ou of your brethren, * like unto me [Or, as my self]; all ye hear: 38. This is he that was in the church

in ɔlh. 5. 15. See on 2 Pet.

m * Exod. 16. 1. They took

their Journey from Elim, and all od. 3. io. Come now there the Congregation of the Children vill send thee unto Pharaoh, of Israel came unto the Wilderou mayst bring forth my sness of sin the Children of Israel out n Numb. 14. 33. Your Children pt.

shall wander in the Wilderness od. 14. 19. And the Angel forty Years, and bear your Whore . ! which went before the doms, until your Carcasses be waste of Israel, removed and went 10 ed in the Wilderness

. Numb. 32. them; and the Pillar of 13. The Lords Anger was kindoud went from before their led against Ifrael, and he made

and stood behind them. them wander in the Wilderness 23. 20. Behold, I send an An- forty Years, until all the Generatia ore thee to keep thee in the 15 on that had done evil in the Sight and to bring thee into the of the Lord was consumed. which I have prepared.

• See on Joh. 7. 40. ► 20. 16. When we cried p * Exod. 19. 3, 17, 20. Moses he Lord, he heard our Voice, went up unto God, and the Lord at an Angel, and hath brought 20 called unto him out of the Mounh out of Egypt.-

tain. --Mofes brought forth the all their Affiction he was People out of the Camp to meet :d, and the Angel of his Pre with God. And the Lord came aved them : in his Love and down upon Mount Sinai, on the

Pity he redeemed them, and top of the Mount : and the Lord re them, and carried them called Moses up to the top of the e Days of old.

Mount, and Moses went up.

Ifa. 63.


These Wonders and Signs are recorded in the 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 4 Chapters of Exodus.

42. Then


ness in them that perish ; because

et 2 Chron. 15. 2. -The Lord

in the wilderness, with the angel which spake to him in the mount Sina, and with our fathers: who received the o lively oracles to give unto us. 39. To whom our fathers would not obey, but thrust him from them, and in their hearts turned back again into Egypt, 40. Saying unto Aaron, Make us gods to go before us : for as for this Mofes, which brought us out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him.

41. And they made a calf in those days, and offered facrifice unto the idol, and rejoiced in the works of their own hands. a God turned, and (1) gave them up to worship the

hoft 2 Deut. 33. 2. The Lord came d + Pfal. 81. I1,12. My People from Sinai, - he came with ten would not hearken to my Voice: Thousands of Saints: from his right and Israel would none of me. So Hand went a fiery Law for them. I I gave them up to their own Hearts Pfal. 68.17. The Chariots of God 5 Luft : and they walked in their own are twenty Thousand, even thou Inventions. f Ezek 20.25,39.1 gave sands of Angels: the Lord is among them also Statutes that were not? them as in Sinai, in the holy good, and Judgments whereby they Place. : Isa. 63. 9. The Words una should not live.

As for you,

0 der Ver. 35. Gal. 3. 19. --It 10 House of Israel, thus faith the (the Law] was ordained by Angels Lord God, Go ye, serve ye every in the Hands of a Mediator. Ver. one his Idols, and hereafter also, if 53.

Heb. 2. 2. If the Word fpo- ye will not hearken unto me: but ken by Angels was stedfast.

pollute ye my holy Name no more b Deut. 32. 46, 47. Set your is with your Gifts, and with your Hearts unto all the words which I Idols. :: Wisd. 12. 23. Whereas testifie am ung you this Day; which Men have lived dissolutely and un ye shall command your Children to righteously, thou hast tormented observe to do all the Words of this them with their own Abominations. Law. For it is not a vain thing 20 + Rom. 1.21, 24. Because when for you: because it is your Life. they knew God, they glorified :: Rom. 3. 2. Much (advantage him not as God, neither were bath the Jem] every way : chiefly, thankfuls- Wherefore God allo because that unto them were com gave

to Uncleanness, mitted the Oracles of God.

25 through the Lufts of their own C* Exod 32. 1. When the Peo Hearts.-- +2 Thef. 2. 10, 11:With ple saw that Moses delayed to come all deceivablenefs of Unrighteous

. down out of the Mount, the People gathered themselves together they received not the Love of the unto Aaron, and said unto him, 30 Truth that they might be saved

, Up, make us Gods which shall go be And for this caufe God shall send fore us, for as for this Mofes, the them strong Delusion, that they Man which brought us out of the should believe a lie. Land of Egypt, we wot not what is become uf him.

35 (1) To explain those Passages wherein God is said to give Ven up to Idolatry and Unclearness, to blind their Eyes, and harden their hearts

, to

them up


host of heaven; as it is written in the book of the vrophets, 'Oye house of Israel, have ye offered to me llain eafts, and sacrifices, by the fpace of forty years in the willerness?

43. Yea, ye took up the (1) tabernacle of Moloch, nd the ftar of your god Remphan, figures which ye made o worship them: and I will carry you away beyond Baylon. 44. Our fathers had the tabernacle of witness in he wilderness, as he had appointed, * speaking Cor, who pake] unto Móses, that he fhould make it according to Kk

the s with you, while ye be with him ; because of all the Houses upon ind if ye seek him, he will be found whose Roofs they have burnt In. of you ; but if ye forsake him, he cense unto all the Host of Heaven will forsake you. Hof. 5. 15. I will 2 * Amos 5.25. Have ye offer. go and return to my Place, till they sed unto me Sacrifices and offerings acknowledge their Offence, and in the Wilderness forty. Years, seek my face: in their Afiction House of Israel ? they will seek me early:

h * Exod. 25. 40. Look that 2 King. 17. 16. They left all thou make them after their Pattern, the Commandments of the Lord 10 which was shewed thee in the Mount. their God, and made them molten † Heb. 8. §. Who serve unto the Images, even two Calves, and made Example and Shadow of heavenly a Grove, and worshipped the Hoft things, as Moses was admonished of of Heaven. † Jer. 19. 13. The

God when he was about to make Houses of Jerusalem, and the 15 the Tabernacle. For fee (faith he) Houses of the Kings of Judah shall that thou make all things accordbe defiled as the Place of Tophet,

ing deceive, and the like, it must be observed, that by an usual Hebraison, those things are in Scripture ascribed to God, which he does not hinde from being done, but barely permits, or suffers to be done.

When there fore God does not restrain, he is, according to the Hebrew way of Speak. ing, said to give up; when he does not enlighten, he is faid to blind ; and to barden, when he does not soften. Such things are suffered to come upon Men as a just Judgment and Punishment for their Infidelity and Wickedness. God cannot be properly faid to be the cause or Author of Mens Sins ; nor does he do any thing which in its own Nature tends to the making them hard or blind. But when Men refuse or abuse his Grace, and will not be made wifer and better by the Means and opportunities he graciously affords them, he in his wife and righteous Providence deprives them of those Opportunities, and withdraws his Grace, and leaves

themselves, and to be deceived by those Delusions they choose to follow, and then he is said to give up, to harden, &c. The same thing, AES 14.16. is expressed by God's Suffering all Nations to walk in their own Ways. See the Noré there. I humbly conceive, that when this is the Cafe," he does not generally fo wholly leave them, as that it is absolutely impossible for them to repent and recover.

See the Nore on (1) It would carry me too far from my Design, to explain this Verse. Those who are willing to see the Opinion of con menrators, may cone fult Dr. Lightfoot,

Vol. 1. p.783. Dr. Hammond, and Dr. Whitby.

Job. 12. 40.

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