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A.C. 1732. and that which was in the city, and that which was in the


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.

30 And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, Ye have troubled me to make me to stink among the inhabitants of the land, among the Canaanites and the Perizzites: and I being few in number, they shall gather themselves together against me, and slay me; and I shall be destroyed, I and

· 31 And they said, Should he deal with our sister as with
an harlot ?

Events between the Flight of Jacob from Shechem till his

Return to his Father.



GENESIS XXXV. VER, 1-28. 1 God sendeth Jacob to Beth-el. 2 He purgeth his house of idols. 6 He build

eth an altar at Beth-el. 8 Deborah dieth at Allon-bachuth. 9 God blesseth Jacob at Beth-el. 16 Rachel travaileth of Benjamin, and dieth in the way to Edar. 22 Reuben lieth with Bilhah. 23 The sons of Jacob.

27 Jacob comrth to Isaac at Hebron. 1729. 1 And God said unto Jacob, Arise, go up to Beth-el, and dwell there : and make there an altar unto God, that

apCh. xxvii. peared unto thee when thou fleddest from the face of Esau

thy brother.

2 Then Jacob said unto his houshold, and to all that were with him, Put away the strange gods that are among you, and be clean, and change your garments :

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, 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; and Jacob hid them under the oak which was by Shechem.

5 And they journeyed : and the terror of God 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, that is, Beth-el, he and all the people that were with him.

7 And he built there an altar, and called the place * ElThat is, the beth-el : because there God appeared nto him, when he

fled from the face of his brother.

k Ch. xxviii, 19.

God or Bethel.

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8 But Deborah Rebekah's nurse died, and she was buried A.C. 1729. beneath Beth-el under an oak: and the name of it was called * Allon.bachuth.

That is, the 9 And God appeared unto Jacob again, when he came ing. 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, 'but Israel shall be thy . Ch. xxxi. name : and he called his name Israel.

11 And God said unto him, I am God Almighty : be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins;

12 And the land which I gave Abraham and Isaac, to thee I will give it, and to thy seed after thee will I give the land.

13 And God went up from him in the place where he talked with him.

14 And Jacob set up a pillar in the place where he talked with him, even a pillar of stone: and he poured a drink offering thereon, and he poured oil thereon.

15 And Jacob called the name of the place where God spake with him, Beth-el.

16 And they journeyed from Beth-el; and there was but ta little way to come to Ephrath : and Rachel travailed, til Heby, a little and she had hard labour.

ground. 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, (for she died) that she called his name Ben-oni : but his father That is, the called him & Benjamin.

19 And Rachel died, and was buried in the way to son of the Ephrath, which is Beth-lehem.

20 And Jacob set a pillar upon her grave: that is the pillar of Rachel's grave unto this day.

21 | And Israel journeyed, and spread his tent beyond the tower of Edar.

22 And it came to pass, when Israel dwelt in that land, that Reuben went and m lay with Bilhah his father's concu- m Ch. xlix. 4. bine: and Israel heard it. Now the sons of Jacob were twelve :

23 The sons of Leah; Reuben, Jacob's 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, Rachel's handmaid ; Dan, and Naphtali :

26 And the sons of Zilpah, Leah's handmaid ; Gad, and.

That is, the

right hand.

A.C. 1729. Asher : these are the sons of Jacob, which were born to him

in Padan-aram.

27 | And Jacob came unto Isaac his father unto Mamre, unto the city of Arbah, which is Hebron, where Abraham and Isaac sojourned.


The Family of Esau.

n 1 Chron. i. 35.

GENESIS XXXVI. 1 Now these are the generations of Esau, who is Edom.

2 Esau took his wives of the daughters of Canaan ; Adah the daughter of Elon the Hittite, and Aholibamah the daughter of Anah the daughter of Zibeon the Hivite ;

3 And Bashemath Ishmael's daughter, sister of Nebajoth.

4 And " Adah bare to Esau Eliphaz; and Bashemath bare Reuel ;

5 And Aholibamah bare Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah : these are the sons of Esau, which were born unto him in the land of Canaan.

6 And Esau took his wives, and his sons, and his daugh* Heb. souls. ters, and all the * 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 into the country from the face of his brother Jacob.

7 For their riches were more than that they might dwell together; and the land wherein they were strangers could not bear them because of their cattle.

8 Thus dwelt Esau in mount Seir: Esau is Edom.

9 & And these are the generations of Esau the father of + Heb. Edum. +the Edomites in Mount Seir:

10 These are the names of Esau's sons ; PEliphaz the son 35, &c.

of Adah the wife of Esau, Reuel the son of Bashemath the wife of Esau.

11 And the sons of Eliphaz were Teman, Omar, Zepho, and Gatam, and Kenaz. 12 And Timna was concubine to Eliphaz Esau's


and she bare to Eliphaz Amalek : these were the sons of Adah Esau's wife.

13 And these are the sons of Reuel; Nahath, and Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah: these were the sons of Bashemath Esau's wife.

14 And these were the sons of Aholibamah, the daughter of Anah the daughter of Zibeon, Esau's wife: and she bare to Esau Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah.

o Josh, xxiv.

p I Chron. i.


15 9 These were dukes of the sons of Esau: the sons of A.C. 1729. Eliphaz the firstborn son of Esau; duke Teman, duke Omar, duke Zepho, duke Kenaz,

16 Duke Korah, 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 G And these are the sons of Reuel Esau's 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 Esau's wife.

18 G And these are the sons of Aholibamah Esau's wife; duke Jeush, duke Jaalam, duke Korah: these were the dukes that came of Aholibamah the daughter of Anah, Esau's wife.

19 These are the sons of Esau, who is Edom, and these are their dukes.

20 9 These are the sons of Seir the Horite, who inha- 91 Chrono i. bited the land; 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 Hemam; and Lotan's sister was Timna.

23 And the children of Shobal were these; Alvan, and Manahath, and Ebal, Shepho, and Onam.

24 And these are the children of Zibeon; both Ajah, and Anah: this was that Anah that found the mules in the wil- 1 Sce Lev. derness, as he fed the asses of Zibeon his father.

25 And the children of Anah were these; Dishon, and Aholibamah the daughter of Anah.

26 And these are the children of Dishon; Hemdan, and Eshban, and Ithran, and Cheran.

27 The children of Ezer are these; Bilhan, and Zaavan, and 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 in the land of Seir.

31 | And these are the kings that reigned in the land of Edom, before there reigned any king over the children of Israel.

32 And Bela the son of Beor reigned in Edom: and the name of his city was Dinhabah.

33 And Bela died, and Jobab the son of Zerah of Bozrah reigned in his stead.

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A.C. 1729. 34 And Jobab died, and Husham of the land of Temani

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 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 Hadar reigned in his stead : and the name of his city was Pau; and his wife's name was Mehetabel, the daughter of Matred, the daughter of Mezahab.

40 And these are the names of the dukes that came of
Esau, according to their families, after their places, by their
names; duke T'imnah, duke 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

Fdom, according to their habitations in the land of their Heb. Edom. possession: he is Esau the father of * the Edomites.

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1728, + Heb. of his father's 80journings.

1 AND Jacob dwelt in the land wherein his father was a stranger, in the land of Canaan.

2 These are the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with his brethren;

10 In the history of Joseph and his brethren, a train of events apparently natural, and arising out of each other, is overruled to the accomplishment of the purposes, and prophecies of God; without any interference with, or control over, the free agency of man; and the history furnishes us with a complete specimen of the mode in which an all- wise Providence still governs the world. The ambition, the wars, the pride, and the restlessness of man, are still accomplishing the prophecies of the Almighty; and generations yet unborn will see that the transactions of the present, and of the few last centuries, are overruled to the fulfilment of the predictions of Revelation,--as plainly as we can ourselves trace the manner in which the wars of the Romans, and the subjugation of the world by those proud masters, prepared the way for the Prince of Peace.

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