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Ver. 1 AND Jacob went on Heb. i. 7 Of the ANGELS he faith, 0 his Way, and the and his Ministers a Flame of FIRE.

Who maketh his ANGELS SPIRITS, Angels of God met him. 14 Are they not all MINISTR ING

2 And when Jacob faw SPIRITS, fent 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 Meflengers before him to Efau his Brother, unto the Land of Seir, the Countrey of Edom.

4. And he commanded them, saying, Thus shall ye speak unto my Lord Efau; 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- servants, 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 shall escape.

9 And Jacob said, O God of my Father Abraham, and God of my Father Isaac, 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 haft shEWED unto thy Servant; for with my Staff I pafled over this Jordan, and now I am become two Bands.

i 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 bę numbred for Multicude,


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13 And he lodged there that same Night; and took of that which came to his Hand, a Present for Esau his Brother ;

21 So went the Present over before him: and himself Todged 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

by the Heel in the Womb, and by

his Strength he had Power with God: Man with him, until the 4 Yea, he had Power over the Anbreaking of the Day.

GEL, and PREV AILED : he wEPT, and

made SUPPLICATION unto him : he 25 And when ne law 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 said unto him, What is thy Name? And he jaid, 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 passed 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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CH A P. XXXIII. 1 The Kindness of Jacob and Efau at their meeting. 17 Ján

cob cometh to Succoth; 18 at Salem he buyeth a Field, and buildeth an Altar, called Eloi-Ifrael.

CH A P. XXXIV. Dinah is ravished by Shechem; 4 be fueth to marry her. 13 The Sons of Jacob offer the Conditions of Circumcision to the Shechemites. 20 Hamor and Shechem persuade them to accept it. 25 The Sons of Jacob, upon that Advantage, play them, 27 and spoil their City. 30 Jacob reproveth Simeon and Levi.

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i Efau's three Wives : 6 His removing to Mount Seir : 9 His

Sons : 15 The Dukes which defcended of his Sons. 20 The Sons and Dukes of Seir. 24 Anah findeth Mules. 40 The Dukes that defcended of Efau.

CH A P. XXXVII. 2. Joseph is hated of his Brethren : 5 His two Dreams :

18 His Brethren conspire his Death: 36 He is sold to Po

tiphar in Egypt. Ver. 1 AND Jacob dwelt in the Land wherein. his Father

A 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, and the Lad was with the Sons of Bilhah, and with the


Sons of Zilpah, his Father's Wive's : and Joseph brought unto his Father their evil Report.

3 Now Ifrael loved Joseph more than all his Children, because he was the Son of his old Age : and he made him à Coat of many Colours.

4 And when his Brethren saw that their Father loved him more than all his Brethren, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably unto him.

5 And Joseph dreamed a Dream, and he told it his Brethren : and they hated him yet the more.

6 And he said unto them, Hear, I pray you, this Dream which I have dreamed.

7 For behold, we were binding Sheaves in the Field, and lo, my Sheaf arose, and also stood upright ; and behold, your Sheaves stood round about, and made Obeisance to my Sheave.

8 And his Brethren said unto him, Shalt thou indeed teign over us? or shalt thou indeed have Dominion over us? and they hated him yet the more for his Dreams, and for his. Words.

9 And he dreamed yet another Dream, and told it his Brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a Dream more, and behold, the Sun and the Moon, and the eleven Stars made Obeisance to me.

10 And he told it to his Father : and his Father rebuked him, and said unto him, What is this Dream that thou hast dreamed ? Shall I and thy Mother and thy Brethren indeed come to bow down our selves to thee to the Earth?

11 And his Brethren envied him: but his Father observed the saying,

12 And his Brethren went to feed their Father's Flock in Shechem.

13 And Israel said unto Joseph, Do not thy Brethren feed the Flock in Shechem? Come, and I will send thee unto them. And he faid unto him, Here am I.

14 And he said to him, Go, I pray thee, see whether it be well with thy Brethren, and well with the Flocks; and bring me word again. So he sent him out of the Vale of Hebron, and he came to Shechem.

15 And a certain Man found him, and behold, he was wandring in the Field; and the Man asked him, saying, What seekst thou?

16 And he said, I seek my Brethren : tell me, I pray thee, where they feed their Flocks.

17 And the Man said, They are departed hence: for I heard them fay, Let us go to Dothan. And Joseph went after his Brethren, and found them in Dothan.

18 And when they saw him afar off, even before he came near unto them, they conspired against him, to say him.

19 And they said one to another, Behold, this Dreamer cometh.

20 Come now therefore, and let us say him, and caft him into some Pit; and we will say, Some evil Beast hath devoured him: and we shall see what will become of his Dreams.

21 And Reuben heard it, and he delivered him out of their Hands; and said, Let us not kill him.

22 And Reuben said unto them, Shed no Blood, but caft him into this Pit that is in the Wildernefs, and lay no Hand upon him ; that he might rid him out of their Hands, to deliver him to his Father again.

23 And it came to pass when Joseph was come unto his Brethren, that they stript Joseph out of his Coat, his Coat of many Colours that was on him.

24 And they took him, and cast him into a Pit : and the Pit was empty, there was no Water in it.

25 And they sat down to eat Bread : and they lift up their Eyes and looked, and behold, a Company of Ihmeelites came from Gilead, with their Camels bearing Spicery, and Balm, and Myrrh, going to carry it down to Egypt.

26 And Judah said unto his Brethren, What Profit is it if we slay our Brother, and conceal his Blood ?

27 Come, and let us sell him to the Ifhmeelites, and let not our Hand be upon him ; for he is our Brother, and our Flesh : and his Brethren were content.

28 e Then there pafled by Aas v. , And the Patriarchs, Midianites, Merchant-men; moved with Envy, fold Joseph into and lift up Joseph out of the Egypt : but God was with him. Pit, and fold Joseph to the Ishmeelites for twenty Pieces of Silver : and they brought Joseph into Egypt.

29 And Reuben returned unto the Pit; and behold, Jon seph was not in the Pit.

30 And he returned unto his Brethren, and said, The Child is not; and I, whither shall I go?. i 31 And they took Joseph's Coat, and killed a Kid of the Goats, and dipped the Coat in the Blood.

32 And

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