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4 multitude of people; And give thee the blessing of Abraham, to

thee, and to thy seed with thee; that thou mayest inherit the land 5 wherein thou art a stranger, which God gave unto Abraham. And

Isaac sent away Jacob: and he went to Padan-aram unto Laban, son of Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of Rebekah, Jacob's and Esau's mother. When Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob, and sent him away to Padan-aram, to take him a wife from thence;

and that as he blessed him he gave him a charge, saying, Thou -7 shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan; And that Jacob

obeyed his father and his mother, and was gone to Padan-aram; 8 And Esau seeing that the daughters of Canaan pleased not Isaac 9 his father; then went Esau unto Ishmael, and took unto the wives

which he had, Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael Abraham's son, 10 the sister of Nebajoth, to be his wife. And Jacob went out from 11 Beer-sheba, and went toward Haran. And he lighted upon a certain

place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he took of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillows,

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heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the died in the faith, not having received the prowomb is his reward. Happy is the man that mises, and confessed that they were strangers hath his quiver full of them : they shall not be and pilgrims on the earth. He. xi. 9. 13. ashamed, but they shall speak with the ene- 5 See verse 2. mies in the gate. Ps. cxxvii. 3. 5. Thy 6 When Esau sau that Isaac, &c.) And wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of Isaac trembled very exceedingly, and said, thine house: thy children" like olive plants Who? where is he that hath taken venison round about thy table. Ps. cxxviii. 3. &c. and brought it me, and I have eaten of all

4 The blessing of Abraham.] See chap. xii. before thou camest, and have blessed him? 1. 3. 7. and com.; xv. 5. 7. ; xvii. 6. 8. and yea, and he shall be blessed. Ge. xxvii. 33.

His name shall endure for ever: his Thou shalt not take a wife.] See verse l. name shall be continued as long as the sun ; 7 That Jacob obeyed, &c.] Now therefore, and men shall be blessed in him : all nations my son, obey my voice; and arise, flee thon shall call him blessed. Ps. lxxii. 17. Blessed to Laban my brother to Haran. Ge. xxvii

. are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and 43. Honour thy father and thy mother. Bs. whose sins are covered: blessed is the man to xx. 12. Ye shall fear every man his mother, whom the Lord will not impute sin. Ro. and his father. Le. xix. 3. My son hear iv. 7, 8. The Scripture, foreseeing that the instruction of thy father, and forsake not God would justify the heathen through faith, the law of thy mother. Pr. i. 8. The eye preached before the Gospel unto Abraham, that mocketh at his father, and despiseth to saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed: obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall that the blessing of Abraham might come on pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it the Gentiles through Jesus Christ. Ga. iii. Pr. xxx. 17. Children, obey your parents in 8. 14. Blessed be the God and Pather of our the Lord: for this is right. Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with Children, obey your parents in all things; all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in for this is well-pleasing unto the Lord. Code Christ. Ep. i. 3.

iii. 20. Which God gave unto Abraham, &c.] See 8 The daughters of Canaan.] See verseh, chap. xii. 7.; xiii. 14. 17. ; xv. 18. 21. Hear with com. my prayer, O Lord, and give ear unto my Pleased not Isaac.]

But “the thing" cry; hold not thy peace at my tears ; for Í (the Israelites asking a king') displeased am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner, as Samuel, when they said, Give us a king to all my fathers were. Ps. xxxix. 12. O ye judge us. 1 Sa. viii. 6. seed of Abraham his servant, ye children of 9 Unto Ishmael, &c.] See chap. xxv. 13. Jacob his chosen (he is the Lord our God). 17. and com. ; xxvi. 34. and com. When they (Israel) were but a few men in The sister of Nebajoth, &c.] See chap. number: yea, very few, and strangers in it. xxv. 13. and com. When they went from one nation to another, 11 And he look of the stones.] And Jacob he suffered no man to do them wrong. Ps. rose up early in the morning, and took the cv. 6. 12, 13, 14. By faith he sojourned in the stone that he had put for his pillows, and set land of promise as in a strange country: these it up for a pillar, and poured oil upon the top (“ Abraham and the other Patriarchs”) all of it. Ge. xxviii. 18.' And Jacob said unta

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and lay down in that place to sleep. And he dreamed, and be- 12 hold a ladder set upon the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven : and behold, the angels of God ascending and descending on it. And behold, the Lord stood above it, and said, I am the 13 Lord God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed;

his brethren, Gather stones ; and they took strengthened me, that by me the preaching stones, and made an heap: and they did eat might be fully known, and that all the Gentiles there upon the heap. Ge. xxxi. 46. And might hear; and I was delivered out of the Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, mouth of the lion. 2 Ti. iv. 16, 17. Are they and the birds of the air have nests; but the not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minisSon of man hath not where to lay his head. ter for them who shall be heirs of salvation ? Mat. viji. 20. For as the sufferings of Christ He. i. 14. abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth 13 The Lord stood above it.] And God by Christ. 2 Co. i. 5.

said unto Jacob, Arise, go up to Bethel, and 12 He dreamed.] See chap. xv. 1. 12. and dwell there, and make there an altar untó Com. ; XX. 3. 6,7. And they (Joseph's brethren) God, that appeared unto thee when thou fledsaid one to another, Behold, this dreamer com- dest from the face of Esau thy brother, So eth. Ge. xxxvii. 19. Then a Spirit passed Jacob came to Luz, which is in the land of before my face; the hair of my flesh stood up. Canaan, (that is Bethel) he, and all the people Behold, he put no trust in his servants; and that were with him. And he built there an his angels he charged with folly. Doth not altar, and called the place El-beth-el; because their excellency which is in them go away? there God appeared unto him, when he fled they die, even without wisdom. Job iv. 15. from the face of his brother, Ge. xxxv. l. 18. 21. “Then" (" in a dream") he openeth 6, 7. And Jacob said unto Joseph, God the ears of men, and sealeth their instruction. Almighty appeared to me at Luz in the land Job xxxiii. 16. In the second year of the of Canaan, and blessed me. Ge. xlviii, 3. reign of Nebuchadnezzar, Nebuchadnezzar I am the Lord God of Abraham.] See chap. dreatned dreams, wherewith his spirit was xv. l. and com.; xvii. 6, 7. ; xxvi. 24. and troubled, and his sleep brake from him. Da. com. Except the God of my father, the God ii. 1, &c.

I saw a dream which made of Abraham, and the fear of Isaac had been "me" ("Nebuchadnezzar”) afraid, and the with me, surely thou hadst (said Jacob to thoughts upon my bed and the visions of my Laban) sent me away now empty. God hath head troubled me. Da. iv. 5, &c. In the seen my affliction and the labour of my hands, first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon, Da- and rebuked thee yesternight. Ge. xxxi. 42. niel had a dream and visions of his head upon And Jacob said, O God of my father Abrahis bed. Then he wrote the dream, and told ham, and God of my father Isaac, I am not the sum of the matter. Da. vii. 1. When worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the Lord all the truth, which thou hast shewed unto appeareth in a dream to Joseph in Egypt. thy servant. Ge. xxxii. 9, 10. And he said, Mat. ïi. 19.

I am the God of thy father : fear not to go A ladder.] And Jacob went on his way, down into Egypt; for I will there make of and the angels of God met him. And when thee a great nation. Ge. xlvi. 3. I am the Jacob saw them he said, This is God's host; God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the and he called the name of that place Maha- God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob: and naim. Ge. xxxii. 1, 2. For the eyes of the Moses hid his face ; for he was afraid to look Lord run to and fro throughout the whole upon God. Ex. iii. 6. earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of The land whereon thou liest, &c.] See verse them whose heart is perfect toward him. 2 4.; chap. xiii. 15. and com. And they jourCh. xvi. 9. Fear thou not, for I am with thee; neyed from Beth-el: and there was but a little be not dismayed, for I am thy God: I will way to come to Ephrath : and Rachel trastrengthen thee; yea, I will help thee : yea, I vailed, and she had hard labour. And it will uphold thee with the right hand of my came to pass, when she was in hard labour, righteousness. 16. xli. 10. And "he" (“ Je- that the midwife said unto her, Fear not; thou sus") saith unto "him” (Nathanael”), Verily, shalt have this son also. Ge. xxxv. 16, 17. verily, I say unto you, hereafter ye shall see Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, the heaven open, and the angels of God ascending lot of your inheritance. Ps. cv. 11. And and descending upon the Son of man. John i. David my servant shall be king over them, 51. At my first answer no man stood with and they all shall have one shepherd : they shall me (Paul), but all men forsook me. I pray all walk in my judgments, and observe my God that it may not be laid to their charge. statutes, and do them: and they shall dwell Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me and in the land which I have given unto Jacob

14 And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt

spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to

the south : and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the 15 earth be blessed. And behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee

in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this

my servant, wherein your fathers have dwelt: is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. and they shall dwell therein, even they and Ps. xlvi. 7. 11. The Lord himself shall give their children and their children's children for you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and

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Ez. xxxvii. 24, 25. He gave “him” bear a son, and shall call his name Emmanuel. (" Abraham) none inheritance in it (the Is. vii. 14. Take counsel together, and it shall land), no, not so much as to set his foot on : come to nought; speak the word, and it shall yet he promised that he would give it to him not stand : for God is with us. Is. viii. 10. for a possession, and to his seed after him, And they shall fight against thee, but they when as yet he had no child. Ac. vii. 5. shall not prevail, for I am with thee, saith the

14 Thy seed shall be, &c.] See chap. xiii. 16, Lord, to deliver thee. Je. i. 19. Where two and com. And the land which I

or three are gathered together in my name, ham and Isaac, to thee (Jacob) will I give it, there am I in the midst of them. Mat. xvii. and to thy seed after thee will I give the land. 20. And lo, I am with you alway, even into Ge. xxxv. 12. Ye are the children of the the end of the world. Amen. Mat. xxviii. 20. prophets, and of the covenant which God If God be for us, who can be against us? He made with our fathers, saying unto Abraham, that spared not his own Son, but delivered And in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the him up for us all, how shall he not with him earth be blessed. Acts iii. 25. And I heard also freely give us all things ? Ro. viii. 31, the number of them which were sealed, and 32. Godliness is profitable unto all things, there were sealed an hundred and forty and having promise of the life that now is, and of four thousand of all the tribes of the children that which is to come. 1 Ti. iv. 8. of Israel. Re. vii. 4.

Keep thee.] The angel which redeemed To the west.] See chap. xiii. 14, and com. me from all evil (said Jacob) bless “the lads" When the Lord thy God shall enlarge thy (Ephraim and Manasseh"), and let my name border (Israel), as he hath promised thee, and be named on them, and the name of my thou shalt say, I will eat flesh (because thy fathers, Abraham and Isaac, and let them grow soul longeth to eat flesh); thou mayest eat into a multitude in the midst of the earth. flesh, whatsoever thy soul lusteth after. De. Ge. xlviii. 16. The Lord is thy keeper; the xii. 20. And I say unto you (said Jesus), That Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand; the many shall come from the east and from the Lord shall preserve thee from all evil; he west, and shall sit down with Abraham and shall preserve thy soul. Ps. cxxi. 5. 8. Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven. Bring thee again, &c.] So Jacob came to Mat, viii. ll.

Luz, which is in the land of Canaan, (that is, And in thee and in thy seed.] See chap. Beth-el), he and all the people that were with xii. 3. xviii. 18. with their com.

him. Ge. xxxv. 6. 15 I am with thee.] And Jacob vowed a vow, I will not leave thee.] Blessed skalt thou saying, If God will be with me, and will keep (the obedient) be when thou comest in, and me in this way that I go, and will give me blessed shalt thou be when thou goest eu. bread to eat, and raiment to put on, so that I De. xxviii. 6. There shall not any man be come again to my father's house in peace; able to stand before thee all the days of the then shall the Lord be my God. Ge. xxviii. life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with

See chap. xxvi. 24, and com. And thee (Joshua): I will not fail thee nor forsake the Lord said unto Jacob, Return unto the land thee. Jos. i. 5. The Lord our God be with of thy fathers, and to thy kindred, and I will us as he was with our fathers; let him net be with thee. Ge. xxxi. 3. Return to thy leave us nor forsake us (said Solomon). LA country (said the Lord to Jacob), and to thy viii. 57. I give unto "them” (“my sheep," said kindred, and I will deal well with thee. . Jesus) eternal life, and they shall never perish

, xxxii. 9. * His” (Joseph's") “master neither shall any pluck them out of my hand (Potiphar”) saw that the Lord was with him. My father which gave them me is greater than The Lord was with Joseph, and shewed him all, and none is able to pluck them out of my mercy.

Ge. xxxix. 3. 21. I will go down father's hand. John X. 28, 29. I will never with thee into Egypt, and I will also surely leave thee nor forsake thee, so that we may bring thee up again. Ge. xlvi. 4. And "he" boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will (the Lord) said (unto Moses), Certainly I not fear what man shall do unto me. He, tiii will be with thee. Er. ii. 12. And the Lord 5, 6. Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and said unto “him” (Gideon"), Surely I will be brother of James, to them that are sanctifed with thee, and thou shalt smite the Midianites by God the Father, and preserved in Jestää as one man. Ju. vi. 16. The Lord of hosts Christ. Jude 1.

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land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of. And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and 16 he said, Surely the Lord is in this place; and I knew it not. And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! this is 17 none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven. And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that 18 he had put for his pillows, and set it up for a pillar, and poured

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Until I have done.] God is not a man, that glory of the Lord shone round about them; he should lie; neither the son of man, that he and they were sore afraid. Lu. ii. 9. Then should repent. Hath he said, and shall he they (the owners of the herd of swine) went out not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not to see what was done, and came to Jesus, and make it good (said Balaam)? Nu. xxiii. 19. found the man, out of whom the devils were And, behold, this day I (Joshua) am going the departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed, way of all the earth ; and ye know in all your and in his right mind ; and they were afraid. hearts, that not one thing hath failed of all the Lu. viii. 35. And when I saw “him" (that good things which the Lord your God spak " like unto the Son of man" in the midst of concerning you. All are come to pass unto the seven candlesticks), I fell at his feet as you, and not one thing hath failed thereof. dead, and he laid his right hand upon me, Therefore it shall come to pass, that as all good saying unto me, Fear not: I am the first and things are come upon you, which the Lord the last. Re. i. 17. your God promised you, so shall the Lord The house of God.] And this stone which I bring upon you all evil things, until he have have set for a pillar shall be God's house. destroyed you from off this good land which Ge. xxviii. 22. And God said unto Jacob, the Lord your God hath given you. Jos. xxiii. Arise, go up to Beth-el, and dwell there, and 14, 15. Heaven and earth shall pass away, make thee an altar unto God, that appeared but my words shall not pass away. Mat. unto thee ; and God went up from him in the xxiv. 35.

place where he talked with him. Ge. xxxv. 16 And I knew it not.] And he (the Lord) 1. 13. So that the priests could not stand to said (unto Moses), Draw not nigh hither ; put minister by reason of the cloud; for the glory off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place of the Lord had filled the house of God. whereon thou standest is holy ground. Ex. iii. 2 Ch. v. 14. Keep thy foot when thou goest 5. Who is like unto thee, O Lord, among the to the house of God, and be more ready to gods? Who is like thee, glorious in holiness, hear than to give the sacrifice of fools. Ec. v. fearful in praises, doing wonders ? Ex. xv. 11. 1. But if I tarry long, that thou mayest And the captain of the Lord's host said unto know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in Joshua (by Jericho), Loose thy shoe from off the house of God, which is the church of the thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is living God. (These things urite I unto thee.) holy ; and Joshua did so. Jos. v. 15. The 1 Ti. iii. 15. Having an “High Priest” Lord called Samuel; and he answered, Here (" Jesus Christ") over the house of God, let us am I. Now Samuel did not yet know the draw near with a true heart, in full assurance Lord, neither was the word of the Lord yet of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an revealed unto him. 1 Sa. iji. 4. 7. Lo, he evil conscience. He. x. 21. For the time is (the Lord) goeth by me, and I see him not ; come that judgment must begin at the house be passeth on also, but I perceive him not. of God. 1 Pe. iv. 17. Job ix, 11. For God speaketh once, yea, 18 Rose up early.] See chap. xxii. 3, and twice, yet man perceiveth it not. Job xxxiii. 14. I made haste, and delayed not to keep O God, thou art terrible out of thy holy places; thy commandments. Ps. cxix. 60. Whatthe God of Israel is he that giveth strength soever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy and power unto his people. Ps. lxviii. 35. might ; for there is no work, nor device, nor Sanctify the Lord of hosts himself, and let him knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither be your fear, and let him be your dread. Is. thou goest. Ec. ix. 10. viii. 13.

Set it up for a pillar.] I am the God of • 17 He was afraid.) Moses hid his face, for Beth-el (said the angel of God to Jacob in a he was afraid to look upon God. Ex. iii. 6. dream), where thou anointedst the pillar, and Manoah said unto his wife, We shall surely where thou vowedst a vow unto me. And die, because we have seen God. Ju. xiji. 22. Jacob took a stone, and set it up for a pillar. And when the disciples heard "it" (the Ge. xxxi. 13. 45. And Jacob set up a pillar soice" out of the cloud at the time of Christ's in the place where he talked with “him" transfiguration), they fell on their face, and (“God), even a pillar of stone ; and he poured were sore afraid. Mat. xvii. 6. And lo, the a drink-offering thereon, and he poured oil angel of the Lord came upon "them” (“ the thereon. And Jacob set a pillar upon her shepherds at the birth of Christ"), and the grave; that is the pillar of Rachel's grave

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19 oil upon the top of it. And he called the name of that place i Beth-el : but the name of that city was called Luz at the first

. 20 And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will

unto this day. Ge. xxxv. 14. 20. And Joshua 20 Vowed a vow.) I am the God of Beth-el, wrote these words in the book of the law of where thou vowedst a vow unto me. Ge. God, and took a great stone, and set it up xxxi. 13. When 4 man shall make a sin. there under an oak that was by the sanctuary gular vow, the persons shall be for the Lord of the Lord. And Joshua said unto all the by thy estimation. Le. xxvii. 2. &c. When people, Behold, this stone shall be a witness either man or woman shall separate themselves unto us; for it hath heard all the words of the to vow a vow of a Nazarite, to separate thenLord which he spake unto us. Jos. xxiv. 26, selves unto the Lord : He shall separate him27. “ Then” (after pursuing the Philistines self from wine and strong drink, &c. And from Mizpeh to Beth-car”) Samuel took a the priest shall wave " them" ("the shoulder stone, and set it between Mizpeh and Shen, of the ram, the unleavened cake, and the unand called the name of it Eben-ezer. 1 Sa. vii. leavened wafer") for a wave-offering before 12. Now Absalom in his lifetime had taken the Lord. Nu. vi. 2. 20. And Israel vowed and reared up for himself a pillar, which is in à vow unto the Lord, and said, If thou wilt the king's dale ; for he said, I have no son to indeed deliver this people into my hand, then keep my name in remembrance ; and he called I will destroy their cities. And the Lord the pillar after his own name; and it is called, hearkened to the voice of Israel, and deunto this day, Absalom's Place. 2 Sa. xviii. 18. livered up the Canaanites; and they utterly In “ that day” (of calling the Egyptians into destroyed them and their cities. Nu. xxi. 2, 3. the church") there shall be an altar to the And Jephthah vowed a vow unto the Lord, and Lord in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a said, If thou shalt without fail deliver the pillar at the border thereof to the Lord. Is. children of Ammon into mine hands, then it xix. 19.

shall be, that whatsoever cometh forth of Poured oil.] And Moses took the anointing the doors of my house to meet me, when I oil, and anointed the tabernacle, and all that return in peace from the children of Ammon, was therein, and sanctified them; and he shall surely be the Lord's, and I will offer it poured of the anointing oil upon Aaron's head, up for a burnt-offering. Ju. xi. 30, 31. And and anointed him to sanctify him. Le. viii. she vowed a vow, and said, O Lord of hosts, 10. 12. And it came to pass, on the day that if thou wilt indeed look on the affliction of Moses had fully set up the tabernacle, and had thine handmaid, and give her a man child (er anointed it, and sanctified it, and all the in- seed of men), then I will give him unto the struments thereof, and all the vessels thereof, Lord all the days of his life, and there shall and had anointed them, and sanctified them, no razor come upon his head, &c.

Therefore that the princes of Israel brought their offering also I have lent him to the Lord (said Hannah before the Lord. Nu, vii. 1.

to Eli); as long as he liveth he shall be lent 19 The name of that place Beth-el.] See to the Lord; and he (Eli) worshipped the chap. xii. 8, and com. Arise up, go to Beth-el, Lord there. 1 Sa. i. 11. 28. And the men and dwell there (said God to Jacob). Ge. of Israel were distressed that day (by the Phixxxv. 1. And Jacob said unto Joseph, God listines), for Saul had adjured the people, Almighty appeared unto me at Luz in the saying, Cursed be the man that eateth any food land of Canaan, and blessed me. Ge. xlviii. 3. until evening, that I may be avenged on mine And the house of Joseph, they also went up enemies: so none of the people tasted any against Beth-el. And the man (whom the food. I Sa. xiv. 24.

For “thy servant" spies of Joseph saw coming out of Luz or Beth- (" Absalom") vowed a vow while I abode at el) went into the land of the Hittites, and Geshur in Syria, saying, If the Lord shall built a city, and called the name thereof Luz, bring me again indeed to Jerusalem, then I which is the name thereof unto this day (they will serve the Lord. 2 Sa. xv. 8. See Nes smote the former city with the edge of the sword). chaps. ix. and x. My praise shall be of thee Ju. i. 22. 26. And he (Jeroboam) set the one in the great congregation; I will pay my rows (golden calf) in Beth-el, and the other put he before them that fear him. Ps. xxii. 25. Thy in Dan. i Ki. xii. 29. Though thou, Israel, vows are upon me, o God; I will render play the harlot, yet let not Judah offend. And praises unto thee. Ps. Ivi. 12. For thou, O come not ye into Gilgal, neither go ye up to God, hast heard my vows, thou hast given te Beth-aven, nor swear, The Lord liveth. Ho. the heritage of those that fear thy name ; ** iv. 15. Yea “ he" (" Jacob") had power over will I sing praise unto thy name for ever, that the angel, and prevailed; he wept and made I may daily perform my vows. supplication unto him ; he found him in Beth I will go into thy house with burnt-offerings: el, and there he spake with us; even the Lord I will pay thee my vows.

Ps. Ixvi. 13. Vow, of hosts, the Lord is his memorial. Ho. and pay unto the Lord your God: lee all

that be round about him bring presents unto

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