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am. And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom 2 thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt-offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of. And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and 3 saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the burnt-offering, and rose up,

the hearts. Pr. xvii. 3. There hath no tempta- Moriah.] Then Solomon began to build tion taken you but such as is common to the house of the Lord at Jerusalem, in Mount man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer Moriah, where the Lord appeared unto David you to be tempted above that ye are able ; his father, in the place that David had prebut will with the temptation also make a way pared in the thrashing-floor of Ornan the Jeto escape, that ye may be able to bear it. busite. 2 Chr. iii. 1. 1 Co. X. 13. By faith Abraham, when he And offer him there, &c.] Then it shall was tried, offered up Isaac. He. xi. 17. be (said Jephthah), that whatsoever cometh Blessed is the man that endureth temptation; forth of the doors of my house to meet me, for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown when I return in peace from the children of of life, which the Lord hath promised to them Ammon, shall surely be the Lord's, and I will that love him. But every man is tempted, offer it up for a burnt offering. And it came when he is drawn away of his own lust, and to pass, at the end of two months, that she enticed. Ja. i. 12. 14. Was not Abraham (Jephthah's daughter) returned unto her father, our father justified by works, when he had who did with her according to his vow, which offered Isaac his son upon the altar? Ja. ii. he had vowed. Ju. xi. 31. 39. Then “he" 21. Ye are in heaviness through manifold (“Mesha," the king of Moab, whom Israel temptations: that the trial of your faith, being smote), (when he could not break through unto much more precious than of gold that perish- the king of Edom), took his eldest son, that eth, though it be tried with fire, might be should have reigned in his stead, and offered found unto praise, and honour, and glory, him for a burnt offering upon the wall. 2 Ki. at the appearing of Jesus Christ. i Pe. iii. 27. Will the Lord be pleased with thoui. 7.

sands of rams, or with ten thousands of rivers Behold.] And Isaac spake unto Abraham of oil? Shall I give my first-born for my his father, and said, My father: and he said, transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin Here am I, my son. And the angel of the of my soul ? Mi. vi. 7. Lord called unto him out of heaven, and said, 3 Rose up early, &c.] See chap. xvii. 23; Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I. xxi. 14. with com. Thou wilt keep him in Ge. xxii. 7. 11. And when the Lord saw that perfect peace whose mind is stayed on thee, he (Moses) turned aside to see, God called because he trusteth in thee. Trust ye in the unto him, out of the midst of the bush, and Lord for ever, for in the Lord Jehovah is said, Moses, Moses; and he said, Here am I. everlasting strength. Is. xxvi. 3, 4. He that Ex. iii. 4. I (Isaiah) heard the voice of the loveth father or mother more than me is not Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who worthy of me, and he that loveth son or will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; daughter more than me is not worthy of me. send me. Is, vi. 8.

Mat. x. 37. Then Peter began to say unto 2 Take now thy son, &c.] See chap. xvii. “him” (Jesus”), Lo! we have left all, and have 19, and xxi. 12. For God so loved the world, followed thee. And Jesus answered and said, that he gave his only begotten Son, that who- Verily I say unto you, there is no man that soever believeth in him should not perish, but hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or have eternal life. Jn. iii. 15. But God com- father, or mother, or wife, or children, or mendeth his love toward us, in that, while we lands, for my sake and the Gospel's, but he were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Ro. v. 8. shall receive an hundred fold. Mar. X. 28, He that spared not his own Son, but delivered 29, 30. But many that are first shall be last, him up for us all, how shall he not with him and the last first. Mar. x. 31. Ifany man come also freely give us all things ? Ro. viii. 32. to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and By faith, Abraham, when he was tried, offered wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, up Isaac: and he that had received the pro- yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my mises offered up his only begotten son. He disciple. Lu. xiv, 26. It pleased God to xi. 17. In this was manifested the love of reveal his Son in “me” (Paul), that I God toward us, because that God sent his only might preach him among the heathen ; immebegotten Son into the world, that we might diately I conferred not with flesh and blood. live through him. Herein is love, not that we Ga. i. 16. By faith Abraham, when he was loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his called to go out into a place, went out, not Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 1 Jn. knowing whither he went. By faith Abraham iv. 9, 10.,

offered up Isaac. Accounting that God was VOL. I.


4 and went unto the place of which God had told him. Then on

the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar 5 off. And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with

the ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come 6 again to you. And Abraham took the wood of the burnt-offering,

and laid it upon Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, 7 and a knife; and they went both of them together. And Isaac

spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father : and he said,

able to raise him up even from the dead. He hold, I (Jesus) cast out devils, and I do cures xi. 8. 17. 19.

to-day and to-morrow, and the third day 4 The third day, &c.] And “they" I shall be perfected. Lu. xiii. 32. *I" (" Moses and Aaron”), said, The God of the (Paul”) also received, how that he (Christ) Hebrews hath met with us : let us go, we pray was buried, and that he rose again the third thee, three days' journey into the desert, and sa- day, according to the Scriptures. 1 Co. xv. 4. crifice unto the Lord our God. Ex.v.3. So Moses Saw the place afar off. ] Then David (after brought Israel from the Red Sea, and they went taking Saul's spear and the cruse of water from out into the wilderness of Shur; and they went his bolster) went over to the other side, and three days in the wilderness, and found no water. stood on the top of an hill afar off, a great Ex. xv. 22. Be ready (said the Lord to Moses) space being between them. 1 Sa. xxvi. 13. against the third day, for the third day the 5 Abide ye here, &c.] Wherefore, seeing Lord will come down in the sight of all the we also are compassed about with so great a people upon Mount Sinai. And he (Moses) cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every said unto the people, Be ready against the weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset third day. Ex. xix. 11. 15. The remainder us, and let us run with patience the race that of the flesh of the sacrifice on the third day is set before us. He. xii. 1. shall be burnt with fire. Le. vii. 17. And Come again to you.] By faith Abraham, “ they” (Mosesand Hobab," with the when he was tried, offered up Isaac, accountIsraelites ") departed from the mount of the ing that God was able to raise him up erea Lord three days' journey; and the ark of the from the dead. He. xi. 19. covenant of the Lord went before them, in the 6 Laid it upon Isaac.] All we, like sheep, three days' journey, to search out a resting- have gone astray; we have turned every one place for them. Nu. x. 33. He (that toucheth to his own way: and the Lord hath laid on the dead body of any man) shall purify him- him the iniquity of us all. Is. liii. 6. See self with it on the third day, and on the Is. liii. 4. 10. That it might be fulfilled seventh day he shall be clean ; but if he purify which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, not himself the third day, then the seventh saying, Himself (Christ) took our infirmities

, day he shall not be clean. And the clean and bare our sicknesses. Mat. viii. 17. Ought person shall sprinkle upon the unclean on the not Christ to have suffered these things (said third day and on the seventh day. Nu. xix. Jesus to the disciples going to Emmaus), and 12. 19. Whosoever hath killed any person, to enter into his glory? And beginning af and whosoever hath touched any slain, purify Moses, and all the prophets, he expounded both yourselves and your captives on the unto them in all the Scriptures the things conthird day and on the seventh day. Nu. xxxi. cerning himself. Lu. xxiv. 26, 27. And 19. Pass through the host (said Joshua), and "he" (" Jesus "), bearing his cross, went command the people (you, officers of the people) forth into a place called the place of a skull

, saying, Prepare you victuals ; for within three which is called in the Hebrew, Golgotha. days ye shall pass over this Jordan, to go in Jn. xix. 17. Who his own self bare our sins to possess the land which the Lord your God in his own body on the tree, that we being giveth you to possess it. Jos. i. 11. Behold, dead to sins should live unto righteousness; I will heal thee (king Hezekiah, saith the Lord); by whose stripes ye were healed. 1 Pe. ii. 24. on the third day thou shalt go up unto the 7 My father.] And he (Jesus) went : house of the Lord. 2 Ki. xx. 5. Now it little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, came to pass, on the third day, that Esther saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this put on her royal apparel, and stood in the cup pass from me; nevertheless not as I will

, inner court of the king's (Ahasuerus') house, but as thou wilt. He went away again the over against the king's house. Est. v. 1. After second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, two days will he (the Lord) revive us; in the if this cup may not pass away from me except third day he will raise us up, and we shall I drink it, thy will be done!

Mat. Iiri. live in his sight. Ho. vi. 2. And they shall 39, 42. Then said Jesus unto Peter, Put up kill him (Jesus Christ), and the third day he thy sword into the sheath: the cup which my shall be raised again. (Mat. xvii. 23). Be- Father hath given me, shall I not drink it?

Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering! And Abraham said, 8 My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt-offering : so they went both of them together. And they came to the place 9 which God had 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. And Abraham stretched forth his 10

Jr. xviii. Il. For ye have not received the cxviii. 27. Surely he hath borne our griefs, spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have and carried our sorrows; yet we did esteem received the spirit of adoption, whereby we cry him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted : Abba, Father! Ro. viii. 15.

yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him ; he hath But where is the lamb?] And Abel was a put him to grief: when thou shalt make his keeper of sheep; and he also brought of the soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, firstlings of his flock (as an offering unto the he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of Lord). Ge. iv. 2. 4.' And Noah builded an the Lord shall prosper in his hand. Is. liii. altar unto the Lord, and took of every clean 4. 10. And when they had bound “him” beast and of every clean fowl, and offered (" Jesus"), they led him away, and delivered burnt-offerings on the altar. Ge. viii. 20. him to Pontius Pilate the governor. Mat.

8 God will provide himself a lamb, &c.] xxvii. 2. And straightway in the morning the Is any thing too hard for the Lord ? Ge. chief priests held a consultation with the elders xviii. 14 and com. And Amaziah said to the and scribes, and the whole council, and bound man of God, But what shall we do for the Jesus, and carried him away, and delivered him hundred talents which I have given to the to Pilate. Mar. xv. 1. Therefore doth my army of Israel (to fight against the Edomites)? Father love me, because I lay down my life, And the man of God answered, The Lord is that I might take it again. No man taketh it able to give thee much more than this. 2 Chr. from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have xxv. 9. With God all things are pos- power to lay it down, and I have power to sible. Mat. xix. 26. Behold the Lamb of take it again. Jn. x. 17, 18. He was led as God (said the Baptist), which taketh away the a she to the slaughter, and like a lamb sin of the world. And looking upon Jesus as dumb before his shearer, so opened he not his he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God. mouth. Ac. viii. 32. Christ hath redeemed Jn. i. 29. 36. But (ye were redeemed) by the us from the curse of the law, being made a precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without curse for us : for it is written, Cursed is every blemish and without spot; who verily was one that hangeth on a tree. Ga. iii. 13. Walk fore-ordained before the foundation of the in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath world, but was manifest in these last times for given himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice you. I Pe. i. 19, 20. And I beheld, and lo, to God, for a sweet-smelling savour. Ep. v. 2. in the midst of the throne, and of the four But (Christ) made himself of no reputation, beasts, and four and twenty elders, stood a and took upon him the form of a servant, and Lamb, as it had been slain. And I heard the was made in the likeness of men. And being voice of many angels, saying with a loud voice, found in fashion as a man, he humbled himWorthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive self, and became obedient unto death, even power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, the death of the cross. Phi. ii. 7, 8. So and honour, and glory, and blessing. Re. v. Christ was once offered to bear the sins of 6. 12. These are they which came out of many; and unto them that look for him shall great tribulation, and have washed their robes he appear the second time, without sin, unto and made them white in the blood of the salvation. He. ix. 28. Who his own self Lamb. Re. vii. 14. And all that dwell upon bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that the earth shall worship “him” (the beast"), we, being dead to sins, should live unto rightewhose names are not written in the book of ousness; by whose stripes ye were healed. the Lamb slain from the foundation of the 1 Pe. ii. 24. world. Re. xiii. 8.

10 Stretched forth his hand, &c.] All we, 9 The place which God had told him, &c.] like sheep, have gone astray; we have turned See verses 2. 4. Go into the village over every one to his own way; and the Lord hath against you, and straightway ye shall find an laid on him the iniquity of us all. Therefore ass tied, and a colt with her, &c. Mat. xxi. 2, will I divide him a portion with the great, &c. See chap. xxvi. and chap. xxvii. throughout. and he shall divide the spoil with the strong;

Built an altar.) And Noah builded an because he hath poured out his soul unto altar unto the Lord. Ge. viii. 20.

death, and he was numbered with the transBound Isaac, &c.] God is the Lord, which gressors; and he bare the sin of many, and hath shewed us light: bind the sacrifice with made intercession for the transgressors. Is. cords even unto the horns of the altar. Ps. liii. 6. 12. By faith Abraham, when he was

11 hand, and took the knife to slay his son. And the angel of the

Lord called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abra12 ham: and he said, Here am I. And he said, Lay not thine hand

upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine

tried, offered up Isaac, accounting that God willing mind, it is accepted according to that a was able to raise him up even from the dead. man hath, and not according to that he hath He. xi. 17. 19. Was not Abraham our father

not. 2 Co. viii. 12. God was able to raise justified by works, when he had offered him (Isaac) up even from the dead. He. xi. Isaac his son upon the altar? And the Scrip- 19. ture was fulfilled, which saith, Abraham be- Now I know that thou fearest, &c.] Because Jieved God, and it was imputed unto him for I thought, Surely the fear of God is not in this righteousness. Ja. ii. 21. 23.

place, &c. They will slay me for my wife's 11 And the angel of the Lord called, &c.] sake (said Abraham). Gen. xx. 11. and com. And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad: In thy seed shall all the nations the earth by myself have I sworn, saith the Lord, for be blessed, because that Abraham obeyed my because that thou hast done this thing, and voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, hast not withheld thy son, thine only son; my statutes, and my laws. Ge. xxvi. 5. And that in blessing I will bless thee, &c. Ge. Joseph said unto them (his brethren), This do xxii. 12. 16, 17. See chap. xvi. 7. 9, 10, and and live, for I fear God. Gen. xlii. 18. And com. And the angel of God called to Hagar Moses said unto the people, Fear not, for God out of heaven, and said unto her, What aileth is come to prove you. Er. XX. 20. Only fear thee? &c. Ge. xxi. 17 and com.

the Lord, and serve him in truth with all your Abraham, Abraham.] See verse l. And heart; for consider how great things he hath when the Lord saw that he turned aside to done for you: but if ye shall still do wickedly, see, God called unto him out of the midst of ye shall be consumed, both ye and your king. the bush, and said, Moses, Moses ; and he said, í Sa. xii. 24, 25. And Samuel saith (unto Here am I. Ex. iii. 4. And the Lord came Saul), Hath the Lord as great delight in burntand stood, and called as at other times, Sa. offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice muel, Samuel : then Samuel answered, Speak, of the Lord ? Behold, to obey is better than for thy servant heareth. 1 Sa. iii. 10. And sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams. he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying 1 Sa. xv, 22. Yea, even their servants bare unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou rule over the people, but so do not I, because me? Ac. ix. 4. And when we were all fallen of the fear of God. Ne. v. 15. Behold, the to the earth (said Paul), I heard a voice fear of the Lord, that is wisdom. Job uvii. speaking unto me, and saying, in the Hebrew 28. For the Lord knoweth the way of the tongue, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? righteous, but the way of the ungodly shall Ac. xxvi. 14.

perish. Ps. i. 6. Serve the Lord with fear, 12 Lay not tkine hand upon the lud, &c.] and rejoice with trembling. Ps. ii. 11. What And Samuel said, Hath the Lord as great de- man is he that feareth the Lord ? him shall be light in burnt-offerings and sacrifices as in teach in the way that he shall choose. The obeying the voice of the Lord ? Behold, to secret of the Lord is with them that fear him, obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken and he will shew them his covenant. Ps. II. than the fat of rams. 1 Sa. xv. 22. He shall 12. 14. The fear of the Lord is the beginning deliver thee in six troubles, yea, in seven of wisdom. Ps. cxi. 10. Blessed is the man there shall no evil touch thee. Job v. 19. that feareth the Lord, that delighteth greatly They have built also the high places of Baal, in his commandments. Ps.cxii. 1. The Lord to burn their sons with fire for burnt-offerings taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those unto Baal, which I commanded not, nor spake that hope in his mercy. Ps. cxlvii. 11. The it, neither came it into my mind. Je. xix. 5. fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowWherewith shall I come before the Lord, and ledge. Pr. i. 7. It shall be well with them bow myself before the high God ? shall I come that fear God, but it shall not be well with the before him with burnt-offerings, and calves of wicked, neither shall he prolong his daya, a year old ? He hath shewed thee, O man, which are as a shadow, because he feareth not what is good ; and what doth God require of before God. Ec. viii. 12, 13. Let us hear thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and the conclusion of the whole matter : fear God to walk humbly with thy God ? Mi. vi. 6. 8. and keep his commandments, for this is the There hath no temptation taken you but such whole duty of man. Ec. xii. 13. Sanctify as is common to man; but God is faithful, who the Lord God of hosts himself, and let him be will not suffer you to be tempted above that your fear, and let him be your dread. I will ye are able, but will with the temptation also put my fear in their hearts, that they shall make a way to escape, that ye may be able to not depart from me. Je. xxxii. 40. But bear it. I Co. X. 13. For if there be first a unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of

only son, from me. And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, 13 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. And Abraham called the 14 name of that place Jehovah-jireh : as it is said to this day, in the

righteousness arise with healing in his wings. thou not required. I delight to do thy will, Mal. iv. 2. Let your light so shine before O my God; yea, thy law is within my heart. men, that they may see your good works, and Ps. xl. 6. 8. Then thou spakest in vision to glorify your Father which is in heaven. Ma. the holy One, and saidst, I have laid help *. 16. He that loveth father or mother more upon one that is mighty; I have exalted one than me is not worthy of me; and he that chosen out of the people: I have found David loveth son or daughter more than me is not my servant; with my holy oil have I anointed worthy of me; and he that taketh not his him. Ps. lxxxix. 19, 20. Thine ears shall cross and followeth after me is not worthy of hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the me. Ma. x. 37, 38. If any man will come way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right after me, let him deny himself, and take up hand and when ye turn to the left. Is. xxx. his cross, and follow me. Ma. xvi. 24. And 21. God is faithful, who will not suffer you every one that hath forsaken houses, or bre- to be tempted above that ye are able, but will thren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, with the temptation also make a way to escape, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, that ye may be able to bear it. i Co. x. 13. shall receive an hundred fold, and shall in. But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, herit everlasting life. Mat. xix. 29. Then that we should not trust in ourselves, but in had the churches rest throughout all Judea, God which raised the dead ; who delivered us and Galilee, and Samaria, and were edified; from so great a death, and doth deliver ; in and walking in the fear of the Lord, and in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us. the comfort of the Holy Ghost, were multiplied. 2 Co. i. 9, 10. Ac. ix. 31. Wherefore, we receiving a kingdom In the stead of his son.] Purge out therefore which cannot be moved, let us have grace, the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as whereby we may serve God acceptably, with ye are unleavened ; for even Christ our passreverence and godly fear. He. xii. 28." Yea, over is sacrificed for us: therefore let us keep a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have the feast, not with old leaven, neither with works ; shew me thy faith without thy works, the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with and I will shew thee my faith by my works. the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. Ja. ii. 18. Was not Abraham our father jus- 1 Co. v. 7, 8. (Ye were redeemed) with the tified by works when he had offered Isaac precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without upon the altar ? Seest thou how faith wrought blemish and without spot, who verily was with his works, and by works was faith made fore-ordained before the foundation of the perfect? Ja. ii. 20, 21. And a voice came world, but was manifest in these last times for out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye you. I Pe. i. 19, 20. his servants, and ye that fear him, both small 14 Called the name of that place.] And and great. Re. xix. 5.

“she” (Hagar") called the name of the Seeing thou hast not withheld, &c.] For Lord that spake unto her, Thou God seest me; God so loved the world, that he gave his only wherefore the well (where the angel of the begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him Lord found her) was called Beer-lahai-roi. should not perish but have everlasting life. Ge. xvi. 13, 14. and com. And “he" ("Jacob") In. iii. 16. But God commendeth his love called the name of that place Beth-el, but toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, the name of that city was called Luz at the Christ died for us. Ro. v. 8. He that spared first. Ge. xxviii. 19. And Moses built an not his own Son, but delivered him up for us altar, and called the name of it Jehovah-nisi. all, how shall he not with him also freely Ex. xvii. 15. Then Gideon built an altar give us all things ? Ro. viii. 32. In this was there unto the Lord, and called it Jehovahmanifested the love of God toward us, because shalom. Ju. vi. 24. Then Samuel took a that God sent his only begotten Son into the stone, and set it between Mispeh and Shen, world, that we might live through him : herein and called the name of it Ebenezer. 1 Sa. vii. is love, not that we loved God, but that he 12. “It(the city of Jerusalem") was round loved us, and sent his Son to be the propiti- about eighteen thousand measures, and the ation for our sins. 1 Jn. iv. 9, 10.

name of the city from that day shall be The 13 Behind him a ram.] My son, God will Lord is there. Ez. xlviii. 35. provide himself a lamb for a burnt sacrifice. Jehovah-jirek.] My son, God will provide Ge. xxii. 8. and com.

Sacrifice and offering himself a lamb, &c. Verse 8. And behind thou didst not desire ; mine ears hast thou him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns. opened: burnt-offering and sin-offering hast Verse 13. See Ex. xvii. 15. preced. com.

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