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of my pilgrimage are an hundred and thirty years : few and evil have the days of the years of my life been, and have not attained unto the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimage. And Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and went out from 10
St. Paul), knowing that whilst we are at sixty and nine years; and he died. Ge. v. home in the body, we are absent from the 27. Shem lived after he begat Arphaxad five Lord. 2 Co. v. 6. By faith Abraham so- hundred years, and begat sons and daughters. journed in the land of promise, as in a strange Nahor lived nine and twenty years, and begat country; dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac Terah : and Nahor lived after he begat Terah and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same an hundred and nineteen years, and begat promise : for he looked for a city which hath sons and daughters. Ge. xi. 11. 24, 25. And foundations, whose builder and maker is God. these are the days of the years of Abraham's These all (the excellent men of old time) died life which he lived, an hundred threescore in faith, not having received the promises, and fifteen years. And Abraham then gave but having seen them afar off, and were per- up the ghost, and died in a good old age, an suaded of them, and embraced them, and con- old man and full of years, and was gathered fessed that they were strangers and pilgrims to his people. Ge. xxv. 7, 8. And the days on the earth; for they that say such things of Isaac were an hundred and fourscore declare plainly that they seek a country: and years. Ge. xxxv. 28. And Jacob lived in truly, if they had been mindful of that country the land of Egypt seventeen years ; so the from whence they came out, they might have whole age of Jacob was an hundred forty had opportunity to have returned. But now and seven years. Ge. xlvii. 28. Joseph they desire a better country, that is, an hea- died, being an hundred and ten years old, venly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be and they embalmed him; and he was put in called their God; for he hath prepared for a coffin in Egypt. Ge. I. 26. I have (saith them a city. He. xi. 9–16. For here have the Lord) established my covenant with them we no continuing city, but we seek one to the people of Israel), to give them the land
He. xiii. 14. Dearly beloved, I be- of Canaan, the land of their pilgrimage wherein seech you, as strangers, and pilgrims, abstain they were strangers. Ex. vi. 4. And Moses from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul. was fourscore years old, and Aaron fourscore I Pe. ii. 11.
and three years old, when they spake unto An hundred and thirty years.] Man that is Pharaoh (being sent by God). Ex. vii. 7. born of a woman is of few days, and full of And Moses was an hundred and twenty years trouble. Job xiv. 1. Behold, thou hast made old when he died : his eye was not dim, nor my days as an hand breadth, and mine age is his natural force abated. De. xxxiv. 7. as nothing before thee; verily, every man, at Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of the his best state, is altogether vanity. Ps. xxxix. Lord, died, being an hundred and ten years 5. What man is he that liveth and shall not old. Jos. xxiv. 29. Barzillai was a very see death? Shall he deliver his soul from the aged man, even fourscore years old ; and he hand of the grave ? Remember how short had provided the king (David) of sustenance my time is : wherefore hast thou made all while he lay at Mahanaim; for he was a very men in vain ? Ps. lxxxix. 47, 48. Thou great man. And the king said unto Barzillai, turnest man to destruction ; and sayest, Re- Come thou over with me, and I will feed thee turn, ye children of men. For a thousand with me in Jerusalem. And Barzillai said years in thy sight are but as yesterday when unto the king, How long have I to live, that it is past, and as a watch in the night. Thou I should go up with the king unto Jerusalem ? carriest them away as with a flood; they are I am this day fourscore years old, and can I as a sleep: in the morning they are like discern between good and evil? Can thy grass which groweth up. In the morning it servant taste what I eat, or what I drink? flourisheth, and groweth up: in the evening, Can I hear any more the voice of singing men it is cut down and withered. For we are and singing women ? Wherefore then should consumed by thy anger, and by thy wrath thy servant be yet a burden unto my lord the are we troubled. Thou hast set our iniquities king. 2 Sa. xix. 32–35. Enquire, I pray before thee; our secret sins in the light of thy thee, of the former age, and prepare thyself countenance. For all our days are passed to search of their fathers; for we are but of away in thy wrath; we spend our years as a yesterday, and know nothing, because our tale that is told. Ps. xc. 3—9. Ye know not days upon earth are as a shadow. Job viii. what shall be on the morrow. For what is 8, 9. After this that his blessings were your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth doubled) lived Job an hundred and forty years, for a little time, and then vanisheth away. and saw his sons, and his sons' sons, even four Ja. iv. 14.
generations. So Job died, being old and full Have not attained unto the days, &c.] And of days. Job xlii. 16, 17. the days of Methuselah were nine hundred 10 Jacob blessed Pharaoh, &c.] See verse
11 before Pharaoh. And Joseph placed his father and his brethren, and
gave them a possession in the land of Egypt, in the best of the land, in the land of Rameses, as Pharaoh had commanded. 12 And Joseph nourished his father, and his brethren, and all his 13 father's houshold, with bread, according to their families. And
there was no bread in all the land; for the famine was very sore, so that the land of Egypt and all the land of Canaan fainted by
7. and com. This is the blessing wherewith saying, Honour thy father and thy mother; Moses the man of God blessed the children and he that curseth father or mother, let him of Israel before his death. De. xxxiii. l. die the death. But "ye" (** scribes and PhaBoaz came from Bethlehem, and said unto risees"), say, Whosoever shall say to his the reapers, The Lord be with you; and they father or his mother, It is a gift, by what. answered him, The Lord bless thee. Ru. ii. soever thou mightest be profited by me, and 4. I will speak of thy testimonies before honour not his father or his mother, he shall be kings, and will not be ashamed. Ps. cxix. free. Thus have ye made the commandment 46. Many a time have they afflicted me from of God of none effect by your tradition. Nd. my youth, may Israel now say: neither do xv. 4, 5, 6. Moses said, Honour thy father, they which go by say, The blessing of the and thy mother; and whoso curseth father ar Lord be upon you: we bless you in the name mother let him die the death ; but ye say, !! of the Lord. Ps. cxxix. 8. Without all con a man shall say to his father or mother, it's tradiction, the less is blessed of the better. Corban, that is to say, a gift, by whatsoere He. vii. 7.
thou mightest be profited by me; he shall be 11 Rameses.] See verse 6. They (the free. And ye suffer him no more to do ought Egyptians) did set over them (the Israelites) for his father or his mother.
Making the taskmasters to afflict them with their burdens. word of God of none effect through your tri And they built for Pharaoh treasure cities, dition, which ye have delivered : and me Pithom, and Raamses. Ex. i. 11. And the such like things do ye. Mar. vii. 10– children of Israel journeyed (being driven out Godliness is profitable unto all things, baris of the land of Egypt) from Rameses to Succoth, promise of the life that now is, and of that about six hundred thousand, on foot, that were which is to come. I Ti. iv. 8. If any wider men, besides children. Ex. xii. 37. The have children or nephews, let them leam is thief cometh not but for to steal, and to kill, to shew piety at home, and to require the and to destroy: I am come that they might parents; for that is good and acceptable be have life; and that they might have it more fore God. But if any provide not for his own abundantly. I give unto them eternal life; and specially for those of his own house, and they shall never perish, neither shall any hath denied the faith, and is worse thua pluck them out of my hand. John x. 10. 28. infidel. 1 Ti. v. 4. 8. În my Father's house are many mansions ; According to their families.) Se mer if it were not so, I would have told you: I 1. 21. 24. We were gentle among you go to prepare a place for you. If a man love St. Paul), even as a nurse cherisheth the me (said Jesus) he will keep my words, and children. 1 The. ii. 7. my Father will love him, and we will come 13 So that the land of Egypt, &c.] tad unto him, and make our abode with him. there shall arise after “them" (o the rest John xiv. 2. 23. As thou hast given “him" years of great plenty'), seven years of et (“thy Son,” said Jesus to his Father) power and all the plenty shall be forgotten is over all flesh, that he should give eternal life land of Egypt, and the fatnine shall not to as many as thou hast given him, Father, the land ; and the plenty shall not be I will that they also whom thou hast given in the land, by reason of that famine follcas me be with me, where I am; that they may for it shall be very grievous.
Ge, ali behold my glory, which thou hast given me. And Ahab said unto Obadiah (the gegee John xvii. 3. 24.
his house), Go into the land, unto ail for 12 Nourished, &c.) And the women said of water, and unto all brooks: perdre unto Naomi (when Ruth bare Obed), Blessed we may find grass to save the bones : be the Lord; he shall be unto thee a restorer mules ve, that we lose not all tbe of thy life, a nourisher of thine old age; for 1 Ki. xviii. 5. The word of the Lord thy daughter in law, which loveth thee, which to Jeremiah concerning the dem is better to thee than seven sons, hath born Judah mourneth, and the gates thereat » him. Ru. iv. 14, 15.
guish ; they are black unto the grond His father and his brethren.] Honour thy the cry of Jerusalem is gone up. father and thy mother, that thy days may be nobles have sent their little ones to the ww long upon the land, which the Lord thy God They came to the pits, and found yet giveth thee. Ex. xx. 12. God commanded, they returned with their vessels empt
reason of the famine. And Joseph gathered up all the money 14 that was found in the land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, for the corn which they bought : and Joseph brought the money into Pharaoh's house. And when money failed in 15 the land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, all the Egyptians came unto Joseph, and said, Give us bread: for why should we die in thy presence ? for the money faileth. And Joseph 16 said, Give your cattle; and I will give you for your cattle, if
were ashamed and confounded, and covered faithful also in much ; and he that is unjust in their heads. Because the ground is chapt, the least is unjust also in much. If, therefore, for there was no rain in the earth, the plow- ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous men were ashamed, they covered their heads; mammon, who will commit to your trust the yea, the hind also calved in the field, and for- true riches ? And if you have not been faithsook it, because there was no grass. And the ful in that which is another man's, who shall wild asses did stand in the high places; they give you that which is your own? Lu. xvi. snuffed up the wind like dragons; their eyes 1, 2. 10, 11, 12. It is required in stewards did fail, because there was no grass. Je. xiv. that a man be found faithful. 1 Co. iv. 2. 1-6. Arise, cry out in the night; in the As every man hath received the gift, even so beginning of the watches pour out thine heart minister the same one to another, as good like water before the face of the Lord: lift up stewards of the manifold grace of God. i Pe. thy hands toward him for the life of thy young iv. 10. children that faint for hunger in the top of 15 Give us bread.] See verses 18, 19. 24. every street. La. ii. 19. The hands of the And he (Gideon), said unto the men of Sucpitiful women have sodden their own chil- coth (who had refused to relieve his army), dren; they were their meat in the destruction Give, I pray you, loaves of bread unto the of the daughter of my people. La. iv. 10. people that follow ; for they be faint, and I Now there came a dearth over all the land of am pursuing after Zebah and Zalmunna, kings Egypt, and Chanaan, and great affliction : of Midian. And he went up thence (when and our fathers found no sustenance. Ac. they refused, and after he had threatened them vii. 11.
with destruction), to Penuel, and spake unto Fainted.] Who is the wise man, that may them likewise ; and the men of Penuel anunderstand this ? And who is he to whom the swered him as the men of Succoth had anmouth of the Lord hath spoken, that he may swered him. Ju. viii. 5. 8. Now, therefore deelare it, for what, the land perisheth and is (as the king, Saul, hath commanded me a burnt up like a wilderness, that none passeth business, said David to Ahimelech the priest), through ? Je. ix. 12. The field is wasted, what is under thine hand ? Give me five the land mourneth, for the corn is wasted: loaves of bread in mine hand, or what there is the new wine is dried up, the oil languisheth. present 1 Sa. xxi. 3. Ask thy young men Be ye ashamed, 0 ye husbandmen; howl, o (said David to Nabal), and they will shew ye vine dressers for the wheat, and for the thee: wherefore, let the young men find barley ; because the harvest of the field is favour in thine eyes (for we come in a good perished. The vine is dried up, and the fig day), give, I pray thee, whatsoever cometh to tree languisheth; the pomegranate tree, the thine hand, unto thy servants, and to thy son palm tree also, and the apple tree, even all the David. 1 Sa. xxv. 8. Trust in the Lord, and trees of the field, are withered : because joy do good, so shalt thou dwell in the land, and is withered away from the sons of men. Joel verily thou shalt be fed. Ps. xxxvii. 3. He i. 10, 11, 12. And the famine was over all (that walketh righteously), shall dwell on the face of the earth. And Joseph opened all high ; his place of defence shall be the munithe store houses, and sold unto the Egyptians; tions of rocks: bread shall be given him : his and the famine waxed sore in the land of waters shall be sure. 18. xxxiii. 16. Give us Egypt. . Ge. xli. 56.
this day our daily bread. Mat. vi. 11. 14 The money that was found, &c.] See 16 Give your cattle, &c.] Then said these Ge. xli. 56.
wise men (who conspired against Daniel), We Joseph brought the money, &c.] There was shall not find any occasion against this Daniel, a certain rich man that had a steward, and the except we find it against him concerning the same was accused unto him that he had wasted law of his God. Da. vi. 5. He that speaketh his goods, and he called him, and said unto truth sheweth forth righteousness; but a false him, How is it that I hear this of thee? Give witness deeeit. Pr. xii. 17. Give none ofan account of thy stewardship, for thou mayest fence, neither to the Jews nor to the Gentiles, be, no longer steward. He that is faithful nor to the Church of God. 1 Co. x. 32. (saith our Lord) in that which is least, is whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things
17 money fail. And they brought their cattle unto Joseph : and
Joseph gave them bread in erchange for horses, and for the
flocks, and for the cattle of the herds, and for the asses: and he 18 fed them with bread for all their cattle for that year. When
that year was ended, they came unto him the second year, and said unto him, We will not hide it from my lord, how that our money is spent; my lord also hath our herds of cattle; there
is not ought left in the sight of my lord, but our bodies, and our 19 lands: Wherefore shall we die before thine eyes, both we and our
land ? buy us and our land for bread, and we and our land will be
servants unto Pharaoh : and give us seed, that we may live, and 20 not die, that the land be not desolate. And Joseph bought all
the land of Egypt for Pharaoh ; for the Egyptians sold every man
his field, because the famine prevailed over them: so the land be21 came Pharaoh's. And as for the people, he removed them to
cities from one end of the borders of Egypt even to the other end 22 thereof. Only the land of the priests bought he not; for the
are honest, whatsoever things are just, &c. &c. mortgaged our lands, vineyards, and houses, think on these things. Phi. iv. 8. Walk in that we might buy corn, because of the dearth. wisdom toward them that are without, re- Ne. v. 2, 3. Skin for skin, yea, all that a deeming the time. Col. iv. 5.
man hath will he give for his life. Job ii. 4 17 Por horses, &c.) The hand of the Lord All her people (the people of Jerusalem), sigt, is upon thy cattle (said Moses by the word of they seek bread; they have given their pleathe Lord to Pharaoh), which is in the field, sant things for meat to relieve the soul. See, upon the horses, upon the asses, upon the O Lord, and consider, for I am become vile: camels, upon the oxen, and upon the sheep, our necks are under persecution. La. i. Il. We there shall be a very grievous murrain. Ez. ix. 3. labour and have no rest: we get our bread with And Solomon had horses brought out of the peril of our lives, because of the sword of Egypt. 1 Ki. X. 28. And Satan answered the wilderness. La. v. 5. 9. Whosoever will the Lord and said, Skin for skin, yea, all that save his life shall lose it; and whosoever will a man hath will he give for his life. Job ii. lose his life for my sake, shall find it; fur 4. Woe to them that go down to Egypt for what is a man profited if he shall gain the help, and stay on horses, and trust in chariots, whole world and lose his own soul? or what because they are many, and in horsemen, be- shall a man give in exchange for his soul. cause they are strong; but they look not to Mat. xvi. 25, 26. Doubtless I count all things the Holy One of Israel, neither seek the Lord. but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Is. xxxi. 1. No man can serve two masters; Christ Jesus my lord: for whom I have suffor either he will hate the one, and love the fered the loss of all things, and do count then other; or else he will hold to the one and but dung, that I may win Christ, and be found despise the other: ye cannot serve God and in him, not having mine own righteousness, mammon. Mat. vi. 24.
which is of the law, but that which is through 18 We will not hide it, &c.] And as the the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is king of Israel (Jehoram), was passing by upon of God by faith. Phi. iii. 8, 9. the wall (during the great famine in Samaria), See verse 23. and com. there cried a woman unto him, saying, Help, 21 To cities, &c.] And he (Joseph), gamy lord, O king. 2 Ki. vi. 26. My lord the thered up all the food of the seven years, king (said Ebed-melech, the Ethiopian to Ze- which were in the land of Egypt, and laid up dekiah), these men have done evil in all that the food in the cities: the food of the field they have done to Jeremiah the prophet; which was round about every city, laid he up whom they have cast into the dungeon; and in the same. Ge. xli. 48. he is like to die for hunger in the place where 22 Priests bought he not.) Melchizedek he is, for there is no more bread in the city. king of Salem, brought forth bread and wine : Je. xxxviii. 9.
and he was the priest of the most high God. 19 Buy us and our land for bread.) There Ge. xiv. 18. And Pharaoh called Joseph were (of the Jews), that said, We, our sons, name Zaphnath-paaneah, and he gave him and our daughters are many: therefore we wife Asenath the daughter of Poti-pberg take up corn for them, that we may eat and priest of On. Ge. xli. 45. See verse 3 live. Some also there were that said, We have David's sons were chief rulers. 2 Sa. rin. 18,
priests had a portion assigned them of Pharaoh, and did eat their portion which Pharaoh gave them : wherefore they sold not their lands. Then Joseph said unto the people, Behold, I have bought 23 you this day and your land for Pharaoh : lo, here is seed for you, and ye shall sow the land. And it shall come to pass in the 24 increase, that ye shall give the fifth part unto Pharaoh, and four parts shall be your own, for seed of the field, and for your food, and for them of your housholds, and for food for your little ones.
And they said, Thou hast saved our lives : let us 25
For the priests had a portion.] Take heed Pr. xii. 11. Much food is in the tillage of to thyself that thou forsake not the Levite, the poor. Pr. xiii. 23. In the morning sow as long as thou livest upon the earth. De. thy seed, and in the evening withhold not xii. 19. See Jos. chap. xxi. We certify you thine hand; for thou knowest not whether (said Artaxerxes), that touching any of the shall prosper, either this or that, or whether priests, and Levites, singers, porters, Nethi- they both shall be alike good. Ec. xi. 6. nims, or ministers of this house of God, it Doth the plowman plow all day to sow? shall not be lawful to impose toll, tribute, or Doth he open and break the clods of his custom, upon them. Ezr. vii. 24. And I ground? When he hath made plain the face (Nehemiah), perceived that the portions of the thereof, doth he not cast abroad the fitches, Levites had not been given them. Ne. xiii. and scatter the cummin, and cast in the prin10. Provide (said Jesus to his disciples) cipal wheat, and the appointed barley, and the neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your rye, in their place. Is. xxviii. 24, 25. For purses ; nor scrip for your journey, neither as the rain cometh down, and the snow from two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves : for heaven, and returneth not thither, but waterthe workman is worthy of his meat. Mat. x. eth the earth, and maketh it bring forth, and 9, 10. Do ye not know that they which bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and minister about holy things live of the things bread to the eater: so shall my word be that of the temple ? and they which wait at the goeth forth out of my mouth (saith the Lord), altar are partakers with the altar. 1 Co. ix. it shall not return unto me void. Is. lv. 10, 11. 13. Let him that is taught in the word com- Behold, I have told you before (said Jesus municate unto him that teacheth in all good respecting the destruction of the temple). Mat. things. Gal. vi. 6. Even when we were xxiv, 25. Now he that ministereth seed to with you (said Paul), this we commanded the sower, both minister bread for your food, you, that if any would not work, neither and multiply your seed sown, and increase the should he eat. 2 The. iii. 10. Let the elders fruits of your righteousness. 2 Co. ix. 10. that rule well be counted worthy of double 24 The fifth part, &c.] See verse 25. Let honour, especially they who labour in the Pharaoh do this (said Joseph), and let him word and doctrine. 1 Ti. v, 17.
appoint officers over the land, and take up the 23 See verse 19.
fifth part of the land of Egypt in the seven plenHere is seed for you.] The seven empty teous years. Ge. xli. 34. Concerning the tithe ears blasted with the east wind (seen in Pha- of the herd, or of the flock, even of whatsoever raok's dream) shall be seven years of famine passeth under the rod, the tenth shall be holy (said Joseph). Ge. xli. 27. For these two unto the Lord. Le. xxvii. 32. And he (the years (said Joseph to his brethren) hath the king whom ye seek, said Samuel) will take the famine been in the land, and yet there are five tenth of your seed, and of your vineyards, and years, in the which there shall neither be ear- give to his officers and to his servants: and he ing nor harvest. Ge. xlv. 6. Have mercy will take your menservants, and your maidupon me, O God, according to thy loving servants, and your goodliest young men, and kindness, according unto the multitude of thy your asses, and put them to his work : he will tender mercies, blot out my transgressions. take the tenth of your sheep, and ye shall be Ps. li. 1.
And there (in the wilderness) he his servants. 1 Sa. viii. 15, 16, 17. See verse maketh the hungry to dwell, that they may pre- 23. and com. pare a city for habitation; and sow the fields 25 Thou hast saved our lives.] Of every living and plant vineyards which may yield fruits of thing (said God), of all flesh, two of every sort, increase. Ps. cvii. 36, 37. A good man shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them sheweth favour and lendeth ; he will guide alive with thee. Ge. vi. 19. And Joseph his affairs with discretion. Ps. cxii. 5. He went out over all the land of Egypt. Ge. xli. that withholdeth corn, the people shall curse 45. For these two years (said Joseph) hath him; but blessing shall be upon the head of the famine been in the land, and yet there are him that selleth it. Pri xi. 26. He that five years, in the which there shall neither be tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread. earing nor harvest : and God sent me before VOL. I.