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And the sons of Dedan were Ashurim, Letushim, and Leummim. And the sons of Midian; Ephah, and Epher, and Hanoch, and 4 Abidah, and Eldaah. All these were the children of Keturah. And Abraham gave all that he had unto Isaac. But unto the 5 sons of the concubines, which Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts, 6 and sent them away from Isaac his son, (while he yet lived), eastward, unto the east country. And these are the days of the years 7

of Dedan; for I will bring the calamity of Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the chilEsau upon him, the time that I will visit him. dren of promise. Ga. iv. 28. For it pleased Jer. xlix. 8. And they of Dedan shall fall by the Father that in him should all fulness the sword. Ez. xxv. 13. Dedan was thy dwell. Col. i. 19. (God) hath in these last merchant in precious clothes for chariots. Ez. days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he xxvii. 20.

hath appointed heir of all things. He. i. 2. Ashurim. And he made “him” (Ish- 6 Concubines. Then again Abraham took bosheth," the son of Saul) king over Gilead, a wife, and her name was Keturah. Ge. xxv. and over the Ashurites, and over Jezreel, and 1. See chap. xvi. 3. and com. And “he" over Ephraim, and over Benjamin, and over (" Jacob'') rose up that night, and took his all Israel. 2 Sa. ii. 9. Of the oaks of Bashan two wives, and his two women-servants, and have they made their oars. The company of his eleven sons, and passed over the ford the Ashurites have made thy (Tyrus') benches Jabbok (on his way to meet his brother Esau). of ivory well trodden. Ez. xxvii. 6.

Ge. xxxii. 22. And his (the Levite of 4 Epher.) The multitude of camels shall Ephraim's) concubine went away from him cover thee; the dromedaries of Midian and unto her father's house, to Beth-lehem-judah, Ephah ; all they from Sheba shall come: they and was there four whole months; and her shall bring gold and incense, and they shall husband arose and went after her, to speak shew forth the praises of the Lord. Is. Ix. 6. friendly unto her, and to bring her again,

5 Gave all that he had.] See chap. xxi. having his servant with him, and a couple of 10. 12. and com. And Sarah, my master's asses; and she brought him into her father's wife, bare a son to my master when she was house. And his father-in-law, the damsel's old; and unto him hath he given all that he father, retained him, and he abode with them hath Ge. xxiv. 36. Thou hast ascended on three days. Ju. xix. 2, 3, 4. high, thou hast led captivity captive; thou Gifts.] From men which are thy hand hast received gifts for men; yea, for the re- (deliver my soul), O Lord, from men of the bellious also, that the Lord God might dwell world, which have their portion in this life : among them. Ps. lxviii. 18. All things are they leave the rest of their substance to their delivered unto me of my Father; and no man babes. As for me, I will behold thy face in knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I knoweth any man the Father save the Son, awake, with thy likeness. Ps. xvii. 14, 15. and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal Pray for them which despitefully use you, and him. Mat. xi. 27. And Jesus came and persecute you, that ye may be the children spake unto them, saying, All power is given of your Father which is in heaven; for he unto me in heaven and in earth. Mat. xxviii. maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the 18. The Father loveth the Son, and hath good, and sendeth his rain on the just and given all things into his hand. John iii. 35. on the unjust. Mat. v. 45. If a son shall As thou hast given him power over all flesh, ask bread of any of you that is a father, will that he should give eternal life to as many as he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, thou hast given him. John xvii. 2. We are will he for a fish give him a serpent? Or if the children of God (the Spirit beareth wit. he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorness); and if children, then heirs ; heirs of pion ? If ye then, being evil, know how to God, and joint heirs with Christ. He that give good gifts unto your children, how much spared not his own Son, but delivered him up more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy for us all, how shall he not with him also Spirit to them that ask him? Lu. xi. 11, 12, freely give us all things ? Ro. viii. 17. 32. 13. Nevertheless, he left not himself without Neither because they are the seed of Abra- witness, in that he did good, and gave us ham are they all children. For this is the rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons, filling word of promise; At this time will I come, our hearts with food and gladness. Ac. xiv. and Sarah shall have a son. Ro. ix. 7. 9. 17. Therefore let no man glory in men, for all Sent them away.] See chap. xxi. 14. and things are yours, and ye are Christ's, and com. Christ is God's., 1 Co. iii. 21. 23. And if ye The east country. And so it was when be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and Israel had sown, that the Midianites came up, heirs according to the promise. Ga. iii. 29. and the Amalekites, and the children of the

of Abraham's life which he lived, an hundred threescore and 8 fifteen years. Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died in a

good old age, an old man, and full of years; and was gathered to 9 his people. And his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the

cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the 10 Hittite, which is before Mamre; The field which Abraham pur

chased of the sons of Heth : there was Abraham buried, and Sarah 11 his wife. And it came to pass after the death of Abraham, that

God blessed his son Isaac; and Isaac dwelt by the well Lahai-roi.

east, even they came up against them. Ju. Even the husband with the wife (among the vi. 3. There was a man in the land of Uz, Jeus) shall be taken, the aged with him that is whose name was Job. This man was the full of days. Je. vi. II. greatest of all the men of the east. Job i.. Gathered to his people.] See ver. 8. Aaron 1.3.

shall be gathered unto his people. Nu. XX. 24. 7 See chap. xii. verse 4.

And when thou (Moses) hast seen "it" (" the 8 Gave up the ghost.] And these are the promised land"), thou also shalt be gathered years of the life of Ishmael, an hundred and unto thy people, as Aaron thy brother was thirty and seven years; and he gave up the gathered. Nu. xxvii. 13. And also all that ghost, and died, and was gathered unto his generation (of Israel) were gathered unto people. Ge. xxv. 17. And it came to pass their fathers, and there arose another generaas her soul (Rachel's, in bringing forth Benja- tion after them, which knew not the Lord. min) was departing (for she died) that she Ju. ii. 10. David, after he had served his own called his name Ben-oni, but his father called generation, by the will of God fell on sleep, him Benjamin. Ge. xxxv. 18. And when and was laid unto his fathers, and saw corrupJacob had made an end of commanding his tion. Acts xiii. 36. sons, he gathered up his feet into the bed, and 9 Isaac and Ishmael.] See chap. xxi. 9, 10. yielded up the ghost, and was gathered unto and com. and chap. xxxv. 29. his people. Ge. xlix. 33. And Ananias hear- In the cave of Machpelah.] Entreat for me ing thes ewords (of Peter) fell down, and gave to Ephron (said Abraham to the sons of Heth), up the ghost. Then fell she down (the wife that he may give me the cave of Machpelah, of Ananias named Sapphira) at his (Peter's) which he hath, which is in the end of his field; feet, and yielded up the ghost. Acts v. 5. 10, for as much money as it is worth he shall And immediately the angel of the Lord smote give it me, for a possession of a burying-place him (Herod), because he gave not God the among you. Ge. xxiii. 9. And after this, glory; and he was eaten of worms, and gave Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of up the ghost. Acts xii. 23.

the field of Machpelah, before Mamre: the Good old age.] And thou shalt go to thy same is Hebron in the land of Canaan. Ge. fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a xxiii. 19. See verse 8. and com. His (Jacob's) good old age (said God to Abram). Ge. xv. 15. sons carried him into the land of Canaan, and And Isaac was gathered unto his people, being buried him in the cave of the field of Machold and full of days. Ge. xxxv. 29. And pelah. Ge. I. 13. Pharaoh said unto Jacob, How old art thou ? 10 The field, &c.] See chap. xxiii. 16. and And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The days of the com. years of my pilgrimage are an hundred and There was Abraham buried, &c.] There thirty years : few and evil have the days of the they buried Abraham and Sarah his wife; years of my life been, and have not attained there they buried Isaac and Rebekah his wife; unto the days of the years of the life of my fa- and there I buried Leah (said Jacob). Ge. thers in the days of their pilgrimage. Ge. xlvii. 9. I am to be gathered unto my people: bury 11 After the death of Abraham, &c.] See me with my fathers (said Jacob). Ge. xlix. 29. chap. xii. 2. and com. And God said, Sara And Gideon, the son of Joash, died in a good thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed, and thou old age, and was buried in the sepulchre of shalt call his name Isaac, and I will establis Joash his father, in Ophrah of the Abi-ezrites. my covenant with him for an everlasting cove Ju. viii. 32. And he (David) died in a good nant, and with his seed after him. Ge. XVI. 18 old age, full of days, riches, and honour. God will surely visit, you and bring you.. 1 Ch. xxix. 28. Thou shalt come to thy grave of “this land" (" Egypt") unto the land w in a full age, like as a shock of corn cometh he sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and to in his season. Job v. 26. So Job died, being Ge. I. 24. old and full of days. Job xlii. 17. The glory Lahai-roi.] See chap. xvi. 14. and com.ar of young men is their strength, and the beauty chap. xxiv. 62. of old men is the grey head. Pr. xx. 29.

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Now these are the generations of Ishmael, Abraham's son, whom 12 Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah's bandmaid, bare unto Abraham: And 13 these are the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names, according to their generations: the first-born of Ishmael, Nebajoth; and Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam, And Mishma, and Dumah, 14 and Massa, Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah: 15 These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, by their 16 towns, and by their castles; twelve princes, according to their nations. And these are the years of the life of Ishmael, an hun- 17 dred and thirty and seven years: and he gave up the ghost and died; and was gathered unto his people. And they dwelt from 18 Havilah unto Shur, that is before Egypt, as thou goest toward Assyria : and he died in the presence of all his brethren. And 19 these are the generations of Isaac, Abraham's son: Abraham

12 Now these are the generations.] See Gathered unto his people, &c.] See chap. chap. xvi. 10. 15. chap. xvii. 20. chap. xxiv. 13. xv. 15. and com. and com. They are confederate against thee; 18 Havilah, &c.] See chap. ii. ll. x. 7. the tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; 29. xx. 1. xxi. 14. 21. with com. of Moab, and the Hagarenes. Ps. lxxxiii. 6. As thou goest.] And Lot lifted up his eyes,

13 The names of the sons, &c.] Esau took and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was his wives of the daughters of Canaan, Adah, well watered every where, before the Lord and Aholibamah, and Bashemath, Ishmael's destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the daughter, sister of Nebajoth. Ge. xxxvi. 2, 3. garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt as All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered toge- thou comest unto Zoar. Ge. xiii. 10. ther unto "thee" (** the church of Christ"), the Toward Assyria.] In his (king Josiah's) rams of Nebaioth shall minister unto thee; days, Pharaoh-Nechoh king of Egypt went they shall come up with acceptance upon mine up against the king of Assyria to the river altar, and I will glorify the house of my glory. Euphrates, and king Josiah went against him, Is. lx. 7.

and he slew him at Megiddo, when he had Kedar,] Woe is me, that I sojourn in seen him. 2 Ki. xxiii. 29. In that day shall Mesech, that I dwell in the tents of Kedar. there be an highway out of Egypt to Assyria ; Ps. cxx. 5. I am black, but comely, O ye and the Assyrian shall come into Egypt, and daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar, the Egyptian into Assyria ; and the Egyptians as the curtains of Solomon. Can. i. 5. Thus shall serve with the Assyrians. In that day bath the Lord said unto me (of the burden (of the calling of Egypt into the church) shall #pon Arabia), Within a year, according to the Israel be the third with Egypt and with Asyears of an hireling, and all the glory of Kedar syria, even a blessing in the midst of the land. shall fail ; and the residue of the number of Is. xix. 23, 24. archers, the mighty men of the children of Died, &c.] And the kings of Sodom and Kedar, shall be diminished, for the Lord God Gomorrah fled (before the four kings) and fell of Israel hath spoken it. Is. xxi. 16, 17. Let "there" (" in the vale of Siddim"). Ge. xiv. the wilderness and the cities thereof lift up 10. Their priests (the priests of his people) their voice; the villages that Kedar doth inha- fell by the sword, and their widows made no bit: let the inhabitants of the rock sing ; let lamentation. Ps. lxxviii. 64. them shout from the top of the mountains. In the presence, &c.] He (Ishmael) shall

be a wild man; his hand will be against every 14 Dumah.] The burden of Dumah. He man, and every man's hand against him, and calleth to me out of Seir, Watchman, what of he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethe night? If ye will enquire, enquire ye: thren. Ge. xvi. 12. return, come. Is. xxi. 11, 12

19 Abraham, &c.] And Abraham begat 15 Tema, &c.] And they (the sons of Reu- Isaac. The sons of Isaac ; Esau and Israel. ben) made war with the Hagarites, with Jetur, 1 Ch. i. 34. Abraham begat Isaac, and Isaac and Nephish, and Nodab. 1 Ch. v. 19. They begat Jacob, and Jacob begat Judas, and his (Job's friends) came every one from his own brethren. Mat. i. 2. (Judah), which was the place, Eliphaz the Temanite, and Bildad the son of Jacob, which was the son of Isaac, Sbuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite. Job which was the son of Abraham, which was the ii. 11.

son of Thara, which was the son of Nachor. 16 Twelve princes.] See chap. xvii. 20.23. Lu. iii. 34. Abraham begat Isaac, and cirand com.

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20 begat Isaac : And Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah

to wife, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Padan-aram, the 21 sister to Laban the Syrian. And Isaac intreated the Lord for his

wife, because she was barren: and the Lord was intreated of him, 22 and Rebekah his wife conceived. And the children struggled

together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus? 23 And she went to enquire of the Lord. And the Lord said unto

and Jacob begat the twelve patriarchs. Acts my sons, and concerning the work of my vii. 8.

hands command ye me. Is. xlv. 11. Then 20 When he took Rebekah, &c.] See chap. shalt “thou" call (when free from hypocrisy"), xxii. 23. and xxiv. 67. and com.

and the Lord shall answer ; thou shalt erv, The Syrian of Padan-aram.] And Rebe- and he shall say, Here I am. Is. Iviii. 9. kah had a brother, and his name was Laban. And it shall come to pass, that before they (of Ge. xxiv. 29. And Isaac sent away Jacob, the new Jerusalem) call, I will answer; and and he went to Padan-aram unto Laban, son while they are yet speaking, I will hear. Is. of Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of Rebekah, Ixv. 24. But the angel said unto him, Fear Jacob's and Esau's mother. When Esau saw not, Zacharias, for thy prayer is heard, and that Isaac had blessed Jacob, and sent him thy wife Elizabeth shall bear thee a son, and away to Padan-aram, to take him a wife from thou shalt call his name John. Lu. i. 13. thence, &c. then went Esau unto Ishmael, &c. Because she was barren.) But Sarai was Ge. xxviii. 5, 6. 9. And he (Jacob) carried barren; she had no child. Ge. xi. 30. with away all his cattle, and all his goods which he com. and also Ge. xvii. 16. 19. with com. had gotten in Padan-aram, for to go to Isaac And the Lord was intreated.] And they his father, in the land of Canaan. And Jacob (the sons of Reuben, &c.) were helped against stole away unawares to Laban the Syrian, in them, and the Hagarites were delivered into that he told him not that he fled. And God their hand, and all that were with them (Jetur, came to Laban the Syrian in a dream by night, Nephish, and Nodab); for they cried to God and said unto him, Take heed that thou speak in the battle, and he was intreated of them, be. not to Jacob good or bad. Ge. xxxi. 18. 20. 24. cause they put their trust in him. I Ch. v. 20. And God appeared unto Jacob again when he And when "he" (" Manasseh") was in affiliecame out of Padan-aram, and blessed him. tion, he prayed unto “him" (" the Lord"), Ge. xxxv. 9. And thou (who offerest thy basket and he was intreated of him, and heard his of first fruits) shalt speak and say before the supplication, and brought him again to JeruLord thy God, A Syrian ready to perish was salem into his kingdom, 2 Ch. xxxüi. 12, 13. my father, and he went down into Egypt, and So we fasted and besought our God for this" sojourned there with a few, and became there ("for help against our enemies"), and he was a nation, great, mighty, and populous. De. intreated of us. Exr. viii. 23. He will fulfil xxvi. 5. Many lepers were in Israel in the the desire of them that fear "him" ("the time of Eliseus the prophet, and none of them Lord"). He also will hear their cry, and will was cleansed saving Naaman the Syrian. Lu. save them. Ps. cxlv. 19. The fear of the iv. 27.

wicked shall come upon him ; but the desire 21 Intreated the Lord, &c.] And she (Han- of the righteous shall be granted. Pr. 1. 24. nah) vowed a vow and said, O Lord of Hosts, And Rebekah his wife conceived.] And not if thou wilt indeed look on the affliction of only this ( promise to Sarah), but when Rethine handmaid, and remember me, and not becca also had conceived by one, even by our forget thine handmaid, but wilt give unto father Isaac, it was said unto her, The elder thine handmaid a man child, then I will give shall serve the younger. Ro. ix. 10. 12. him unto the Lord all the days of his life, and 22 Enquire of the Lord.) Beforetime in there shall no razor come upon his head. Israel, when a man went to enquire of God, thias For this “ child” (“ Samuel") I prayed, and he spake, Come, and let us go to the seer ; for the Lord hath given me my petition which I he that is now called a propbet was beforetime asked of him. 1 Sa. i. 11. 27. And call called a seer. 1 Sa. ix. 9. Therefore (as they, upon me in the day of trouble (saith the Lord): the people of Israel, could not find Saul the I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me. of Kish) they enquired of the Lord further, Ps. I. 15. O thou that hearest prayer, unto the man should vet come thither? And the thee shall all flesh come. Ps. Ixv. 2. He Lord answered, Behold he hath hid himself (who hath set his love upon me, saith the Lord) among the stuff. 1 Sa. X. 22. Did I (Abrshall call upon me, and I will answer him; I melech) then begin to enquire of God for him will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him (David)? Be it far from me. Let not the and honour him. Ps. xci. 15. Thus saith king (Saul) impute any thing unto his sera the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, and his vant, nor to all the house of my father; for thy Maker, Ask me of things to come concerning servant knew nothing of all this" (" Dana

her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the

kiding himself in the cave at Adullam''), less or his people, and went to the valley of salt, and more. I Sa. xxii. 15. And when Saul (seeing smote of the children of Seir ten thousand, the host of the Philistines) enquired of the and other ten thousand left alive did the chil. Lord, the Lord answered him not, neither by dren of Judah carry away captive, and brought dreams, nor by Urim, nor by prophets. 1 Sa. them unto the top of the rock, and cast them xxviii. 6. And David enquired of the Lord, down from the top of the rock, that they all Shall I pursue after this troop (of the Amalek- were broken in pieces. 2 Ch. xxv. 11, 12. ites)? Shall I overtake them? And he (Abi- Moab is my wash-pot, over Edom will I cast athar the priest) answered him, Pursue, for my shoe. Philistia, triumph thou because of thou shalt surely overtake them, and without me; who will bring me into the strong city? fail recover all. 1 Sa. XXX. 8. When ye who will lead me into Edom ? Ps. lx. 8, 9. offer your gifts, when ye make your sons to For “they” (the tabernacles of Edom, the pass through the fire, ye pollute yourselves Philistines, Tyre, Gebal, Ammon, Amalek, As. with all your idols, even unto this day; and sur," &c.) have consulted together with one shall I be enquired of by you, O house of consent; they are confederate against thee : Israel! As I live, saith the Lord God, I will so persecute them with thy tempest, and make not be enquired of by you. Ex. xx. 31. Thus them afraid with thy storm. Ps. lxxxiii. 5. 15. saith the Lord God, I will yet for “this" The indignation of the Lord is upon all nations, ("that the heathen may know that I the Lord and his fury upon all their armies. Is. xxxiv. build up the ruined places) be enquired of by 2, &c. Who is this that cometh from Edom, the house of Israel, to do it for them; I will with dyed garments from Bozrah? This, that increase them with men like a flock. Ex. is glorious in his apparel, travelling in the IIxvi. 37.

greatness of his strength? I that speak in 23 Two nations, &c.] See Ge. xvii, 16. and righteousness, mighty to save. I will tread Ge. xxiv. 60. with com.

down the people in mine anger, and make Two manner of people.] And the boys grew: them drunk in my fury, and I will bring down and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the their strength to the earth. Is. lxiii. 1. 6. field; and Jacob was a plain man dwelling in Concerning Edom thus saith the Lord of hosts, tents. Ge. xxv. 27. And the messengers re- Is wisdom no more in Teman ? is counsel peturned to Jacob, saying, We came to thy bro- rished from the prudent? is their wisdom ther Esau, and also he cometh to meet thee, vanished ? Behold, he shall come up and fly and four hundred men with him. Ge. xxxii. 6. as the eagle, and spread his wings over Bozrah: And he (Jacob) put the handmaids and their and at that day shall the heart of the mighty children foremost, and Leah and her children men of Edom be as the heart of a woman in after, and Rachel and Joseph hindermost. And her pangs. Jer. xlix. 7. 22. And I will lay he passed over before them, and bowed himself my vengeance upon Edom by the hand of my to the ground seven times, until he came near people Israel: and they shall do in Edom acto his brother. Ge. xxxiii. 2, 3. And these cording to mine anger, and according to my are the kings that reigned in the land of Edom, fury; and they shall know my vengeance, before there reigned any king over the children saith the Lord God. Ez. xxv. 14. Son of of Israel. Ge. xxxvi. 31. And Moses sent man, set thy face against Mount Seir, &c. messengers from Kadesh unto the king of Ez. xxxv. 2, &c. Thus saith the Lord, For Edorn, Thus saith thy brother Israel, Thou three transgressions of Edom, and for four, I knowest all the travel that hath befallen us. will not turn away the punishment thereof; Nu. xx. 14.

because he did pursue his brother with the The elder shall serve. &c.] Let people serve sword, and did cast off all pity, and his anger *thee" ("Jacob" said Isaac), and nations bow did tear perpetually, and he kept his wrath down to thee; be lord over thy brethren, and for ever. But I will send a fire upon Teman, let thy mother's sons bow down unto thee. which shall devour the palaces of Bozrah. By thy sword (said Isaac to Esau) shalt thou Am. i. 11, 12. For as ye have drunk upon live, and shalt serve thy brother. Ge. xxvii. my holy mountain, so shall all the heathen -9. 40. And he (David) put garrisons in drink continually; yea, they shall drink, and Esdom; throughout all Edom put he garrisons; they shall swallow down, and they shall be as and all they of Edom became David's servants. though they had not been. Obad. i. 16. Was 2. Sa, viii. 14. There was "then” (in the not Esau Jacob's brother ? saith the Lord. days of Jehoshaphat'') no king in Edom; a Yet I loved Jacob, and I hated Esau, and laid deputy was king. í Ki. xxii. 47. He put his mountains and his heritage waste for the garrisons in Edom, and all the Edomites be- dragons of the wilderness. Mal. i. 2, 3. This came David's servants. 1 Ch. xviii. 13. And is the word of promise ; At this time will I Amaziah strengthened himself, and led forth come, and Sarah shall have a son. But when

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