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A. D. 64.
HEB, XI. 9-11.

A. D. 64. * And I will give unto thee, and to a better country, that is, an heavenly : thy seed after thee, the land where- wherefore God is not ashamed to be in thou art a stranger, all the land called their God; for he hath preof Canaan, for an everlasting pos- pared for them a city, ver. 13-16. session ; and I will be their God, But ye are come unto mount Sion, and Gen xvii. 8. I am a stranger and a unto the city of the living God, the sojourner with you: give me a pos- heavenly Jerusalem, and to an insession of a buryingplace with you, numerable company of angels, xii. that I may bury my dead out of my 22. Wherefore, we receiving a kingsight, xxiii. 4. And he gave him dom which cannot be moved, let us none inheritance in it, no, not so much have grace, whereby we may serve as to set his foot on : yet he promised God acceptably with reverence and that he would give it to him for a pos- godly fear, 28. For here have we session, and to his seed after him, no continuing city, but we seek one when as yet he had no child, Acts to come, xiii. 14. In my Father's vii. 5.

house are many mansions : if it were b And be removed from thence unto not so, I would have told you. I go a motintain on the east of Beth-el, to prepare a place for you, John siv. 2. and pitched his tent, having Beth-el And I John saw the holy city, new on the west, and Hai on the east: Jerusalem, coming down from God and there he builded an altar unto the out of heaven, prepared as bride Lord, and called upon the name of adorned for her husband, Rev. xxi. 2. the Lord, Gen. xii. 8. Then Abram And he carried me away in the spirit removed his tent, and came and dwelt to a great and high mountain, and in the plain of Mamre, which is in shewed me that great city, the holy Hebron, and built there an altar unto Jerusalem, descending out of heaven the LORD, xiü. 18.

from God, 10. c Sojourn in this land, and I will b For we know, that, if our earthly be with thee, and will bless thee: for house of this tabernacle were dissolfa unto thee, and unto thy seed, I will 'ed, we have a building of God, an give all these countries; and I will house not made with hands, eterial perform the oath which I sware unto in the heavens, 2 Cor. v. 1. i Abraham thy father : And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars

VER. 11. of heaven, and will give unto thy seed πίστει και αυτή Σάρρα δύναμιν είς και all these countries : and in thy seed ταβολήν σπέρματος έλαβε, και παρά καιshall all the nations of the earth be , ρον ηλικίας έτεκεν, έπει πιστόν ηγήσατο blessed, Gen. xxvi. 3, 4.

τον επαγγειλάμενον. . VER. 10.

a Through faith also Sara herself re

ceived strength to conceive seed, and was Εξεδέχετο γας την τους θεμελίους

delivered of a child when she was past έχoυσαν πόλιν, ής τεχνίτης και δημιουργός

age, b because she judged him faithful ο Θεός.

who had promised. For he looked for a a city which hath

a And God said unto Abraham, As foundations, whose builder and maker

for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call is God.

her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her a These all died in faith, not having name be. And I will bless her, and received the promises, but having give thee a son also of her: yea, I seen them afar off, and were per- will bless her, and she shall be a mosuaded of them, and embraced them, ther of nations ; kings of people shall and confessed that they were strangers be of her. Then Abraham fell upon and pilgrims on the earth. For they his face, and laughed, and said in his that say such things declare plainly heart, Shall a child be born unto him that they seek a country. And truly, that is an hundred years old? and if they had been mindful of that shall Sarah, that is ninety years old, country from whence they came out, bear? And Abrahàm said unto God, they might have had opportunity to that Ishmael might live before thee! have returned. But now they desire | And God said, Sarah thy wife shall

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HEB. XI. 11-16.

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bear thee à son indeed ; and thou a See ver. 39. shalt call his name Isaac: and I will b Your father Abrahami rejoiced to establish my covenant with him for see my day: and he saw it, and was an everlasting covenant, and with his glad, John vii. 56. Of which salvaseed after him, Gen. vii. 15—19. Now tion the prophets have inquired and Abraham and Sarah were old, and searched diligently, who prophesied well stricken in age; and it ceased to of the grace that should come unto

you: be with Sarah after the manner of Searching what, or what manner of women. Therefore Sarah laughed time the Spirit of Christ which was within berself, saying, After † am in them did signify, when it testified waxed old shall I have pleasure, my beforehand the sufferings of Christ, lord being old also ? And the Lord and the glory that should follow. said unto Abraham, Wherefore did Unto whom it was revealed, that not Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a sure unto themselves but unto us they did ty bear a child,

which am old ? Is any minister the things, which are now thing too hard for the LORD? At the reported unto you by them that have time appointed I will return unto preached the Gospel unto you with thee, according to the time of life, and the Holy Ghost sent down from heaSarah shall have a son, xviii. 11–14. ven; which things the angels desite And the Lond visited Sarah as he to look into, 1 Pet. i. 10–12. had said, and the LORD did unto c I am a stranger and a sojourner Sarah as he had spoken. For Sarah with you, Gen. xxiii. 4. And Jacob conceived, and barè Abraham a son said unto Pharaoh, The days of the in his old age, at the set time of which years of my pilgrimage are an hundred God had spoken to him, xxi. 1, 2. and thirty years : few and evil have b See on 1 Cor. i. ver. 9. clause 1. the days of the years of my life been,

and have not attained onto the days VER. 12.

of the years of the life of my fathers, Διό και αφ' ενός εγεννήθησαν, και ταύτα | in thedays of their pilgrimage, xlvii. 9. γενεκρωμένου, καθώς τα άστρα του ουρανού | Hear my prayer, ο LORD, and give τώ πλήθει, και ωσεί άμμος και παρά το ear unto my cry; hold not thy peace χείλος της θαλάσσης ή αναρίθμητος. at my tears: for I am a stranger with

Therefore sprang there even of one, thee, and a sojourner, as all my faX and him as good as dead, 5 so'many as

thers were,

Psal. xxxix. 12. the stars of the sky in multitude, and

VER. 14. as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable.

Οι γάρ τοιαύτα λέγοντες, εμφανίζουσιν

ότι πατρίδα επιζητούσε: : a And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now

a For they that suy such things dedead, when he was about an hundred clare plainly that they seek a country. years old, neither yet the deadness of a See on ver. 10. Sara's womb, Rom. iv. 19. b See on Rom. iv. ver. 18.

VER. 15.

Και ει μεν εκείνης εμνημόνευον αφ' ής VER. 13.

εξήλθον, είχαν αν καιρόν ανακάμψαι: Κατη πίστιν απέθανον ούτοι πάντες, μη λαβόντες τας επαγγελίας, αλλά πόρ

And truly, if they had been mindful ρωθεν αυτάς ιδόντες, και πεισθέντες, και οf that country from whence they came ασπασάμενοι, και ομολογήσαντες ότι ξένοι

out, they might have had opportunity to

have returned. και παρεπίδημοί εισιν επί της γης These all died in faith, not having

VER. 16 a received the promises, b but having seen Νυνί δε κρείττονος ορέγονται, τουτέστιν, them afar of, and were persuaded of moupavlov åtò oix émaio Xuvetaautcùs o them, and embraced them, cand con- Odds, Beds &Tiraneicbai atrāvo ý toidase fessed that they were strangers and pil påp autois sónov. grims on the earth.

a But now they desire a better country, Gr. according to faith

that is, an heavenly: b wherefore God

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HEB. XI. 16-20.

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is not ashamed to be called their God: , ham. And he said, Here am I. And for he hath prepared for them a city. he said, Lay not thine hand upon the a See on ver. 10.

lad, neither do thou any thing unto b See on Matt. xxi. ver. 32.

him: for now I know that thou fearest See on Matt. xxv. ver. 34. clause 4. God, seeing thou hast not withheld

thy son, thine only son, from me, Gen. VER. 17.

xxii. 1-12. Was not Abraham our Πίστει προσενήνoχεν 'Αβραάμ τον Ισαάκ | father justified by works, when he had πειραζόμενος, και τον μονογενή προσέφερεν | offered Isaac his son upon the altar? και τις επαγγελίας αναδεξάμενος,

Seest thou how faith wrought with his

works, and by works was faith made a By faith Abraham, when he was perfect? And the Scripture was fultried, offered up Isaac; band he that filled which saith, Abraham believed had received the promises offered up his God, and it was imputed unto him only-begotlen son,

for righteousness : and he was called * And it came to pass after these the Friend of God. Ye see then how things, that God did tempt Abraham, that by works a man is justified, and and said unto him, Abraham. And not by faith only, Jam. ii. 21—24. he said, Behold, here I am. And he b See on chap. vii. ver. 6. clause 2. said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get

VER. 18. thee into the land of Moriah; and Προς όν ελαλήθη. "Οτι έν Ισαάκ κληθήoffer him there for a burnt-offering cerai cobotiguai upon one of the mountains which I

Of whom it was said, a That in Isaac will tell thee of. And Abraham rose shall thy seed be called : up early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young

• Or, to. men with him, and Isaac his son, and a See on Rom. ix. ver, 7. clave the wood for the burnt-offering, and rose up, and went unto the place

VER. 19. of which God had told him. Then Λογισάμενος ότι και εκ νεκρών εγείρειν on the third day Abraham lifted up δυνατός ο Θεός, θεν αυτόν και εν παραβολή his eyes, and saw the place afar off. éxquitato. And Abraham said unto his young

Accounting that God was able to men, Abide

ye here with the ass; and raise him up, even from the dead; from I and the lad will go yonder and wor, whence also he received him in a figure. ship, and come again to you. And Abraham took the wood of the burnt

VER. 20. offering, and laid it upon Isaac his Πίστει περί μελλόντων ευλόγησεν Ισαάκ son; and he took the fire in his hand, sèu 'laràß xal tòr 'Hraủ. and a knife; and they went both of them together. And Isaac spake unto

By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Abraham his father, and said, My fa- Esau concerning things to come. ther: and he said, Here am 1, my

a And his father Isaac said unto son. And he said, Behold the fire him, Come near now,

and kiss me, and the wood; but where is the lamb my son. And he came near and kissed for a burnt-offering? And Abraham him: and he smelled the smell of his said, My son, God will provide him- raiment, and blessed him, and said, self a lamb for a burnt-offering : so See, the smell of my son is as the smell they went both of them together. And of a field which the Lord hath blessthey came to the place which God ed: Therefore God give thee of the had told him of; and Abraham built an dew of heaven, and the fatness of the altar there, and laid the wood in order, earth, and plenty of corn and wine : and bound Isaac his son, and laid him Let people serve thee, and nations on the altar upon the wood. And Abra- bow down to thee: be lord over thy ham stretched forth his hand, and took brethren, and let thy mother's sons the knife to slay his son. And the angel bow down to thee : cursed be erery of the Lord called unto him out of one that curseth thee, and blessed be heaven, and said, Abraham, Abra- / he that blesseth thee. And it came

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A.D. 64.
HEB. XI. 20, 21.

A. D. 64. to pass, as soon as Isaac had made bless thee, and make thee fruitful, an end of blessing Jacob, and Jacob and multiply thee, that thou mayest was yet scarce gone out from the pres- be a multitude of people; And give ence of Isaac his father, that Esau thee the blessing of Abraham, to thee, his brother came in from his hunting, and to thy seed with thee; that thou And he also had made savoury meat, mayest inherit the land wherein thou and brought it unto his father, and art a stranger, which God gave unto said unto his father, Let my father Abraham, xxviii. 1—4. arise, and eat of his son's venison, that thy soul may bless me. And

VER, 21. Isaac his father said unto him, Who πίστει Ιακώβ αποθνήσκων έκαστον τών art thou? And he said, I am thy son, útãy 'læono svróynse sal #coTEXÚNJEV thy firstborn, Esau. And Isaac trem- éri tò åxpor oñs pá Escu aitou. bled very exceedingly, and said, Who? where is he that hath taken venison, ing, blessed both the sons of Joseph ; and

· By faith Jacob, when he was a dy. and brought it me, and I have eaten of all before thou camest, and have worshipped, leaning upon the top of his blessed him? yea, and he shall be

staff blessed. And when Esau heard the a And Israel bebeld Joseph's sons, words of his father, he cried with a and said, Who are these? And Jogreat and exceeding bitter cry, and seph said unto his father, They are said unto his father, Bless me, even my sons, whom God hath given me me also, O my father! And he said, in this place. And he said, Bring Thy brother came with subtilty, and them, I pray thee, unto me, and I hath taken away thy blessing. And will bless them. (Now the eyes of he said, Is not he rightly named Ja- Israel were dim for age, so that he cob? for he hath supplanted me these could not see.) And he brought them two times: be took away my birth- near unto him; and he kissed them, right; and, behold, now he hath taken and embraced them. And Israel said away my blessing. And he said, unto Josepb, I had not thought to see Hast thou not reserved a blessing for thy face; and, lo, God hath shewed me? And Isaac answered and said me also thy seed. And Joseph brought unto Esau, Behold, I have made him them out from between his knees, and thy lord, and all his brethren have I he bowed himself with his face to the given to him for servants; and with earth. And Joseph took them both, com and wine have I sustained him : Ephraim in his right hand toward and what shall I do now unto thee, Israel's left hand, and Manasseh in my son? And Esau said unto his fa- his left hand toward Israel's right ther, Hast thou but one blessing, my hand, and brought them near unto father? bless me, even me also, O my fa- him. And Israel stretched out his ther! And Esau lifted up his voice, and right hand, and laid it upon Ephwept. And Isaac his father answered raim's head, who was the younger, and said unto him, Behold, thy dwell. and his left hand upon Manasseh's ing shall be the fatness of the earth, head, guiding his hands wittingly; and of the dew of heaven from above: for Manasseh was the firstborn. And And by thy sword shalt thou live, and he blessed Joseph, and said, God, beshalt serve thy brother : and it shall fore whom my fathers, Abraham and come to pass, when thou shalt have Isaac did walk, the God which fed the dominion, that thou shalt break me all my life long unto this day, his yoke from off thy neck, Gen. xxvii. The Angel which redeemed me from 26_40. And Isaac called Jacob, all evil, bless the lads ; and let my and blessed him, and charged him, name be named on them, and the and said unto him, Thou shalt not name of my fathers Abraham and take a wife of the daughters of Ca- Isaac; and let them grow into a mulnaan. Arise, go to Padan-aram, to titude in the midst of the earth. And the house of Bethuel thy mother's fa- when Joseph saw that his father laid ther, and take thee a wife from thence bis right hand upon the head of Ephof the daughters of Laban thy mo- raim, it displeased him : and he held ther's brother. And God Almighty up his father's hand, to remove it from

A. D. 64.

HEB, XI. 21-27.

A. D. 64.

Ephraim's head unto Manasseh’s poν υπό των πατέρων αυτού, διότι είδαν head. And Joseph said unto his fa- αστείον το παδίων και ουκ εφοβήθησαν το ther, Not so, my father : for this is dátarpa to bardéns. the first-born ; put thy right hand upon his head. And his father re

By faith Moses, when he was born,

was hid three months of his parents, befused, and said, I know it, my son,


cause they saw he was a proper child; know it: he also shall become a people, and he also shall be great ;

band they were not afraid of the king's

commandment. but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall be. a See on Acts vii. ver. 20. come a multitude of nations. And he b And he said, When ye do the ofblessed them that day, saying, In fice of a midwife to the Hebrew wothee shall Israel bless, saying, God men, and see them upon the stools, if make thee as Ephraim, and as Ma- it be a son, then ye shall kill him; nasseh. And he set Ephraim before but if it be a daughter, then she shall Manasseh. And Israel said unto Jo- live, Exod. i. 16. And Pharaoh chargseph, Behold, I die; but God shall ed all his people, saying, Every son be with you, and bring you again unto that is born ye shall cast into the the land of your fathers. Moreover, river, and every daughter ye shall I have given to thee one portion above save alive, 22. thy brethren, which I took out of the hand of the Amorite with my sword

VER. 24. and with my bow, Gen. xlviii. 8.–22. πίστει Μωσής μέγας γενόμενος αρνή

σατο λέγεσθαι υιός θυγατρός Φαραώς VER. 22. TTícte meno Tedevtãy megi rästgoder to years, refused to be called the son of

a By faith Moses, when he was come των υιών Ισραήλ εμνημόνευσε, και περί των οστέων αυτού ενετείλατο. .

Pharaoh's daughter ;

a See on Acts vii. ver. 21. * By faith Joseph, when he died, * made mention of the departing of the chil

VER. 25. dren of Israel ; and gave commandment Μάλλον έλόμενος συγκακουχεϊσθαι το concerning his bones.

λαώ του Θεού, η πρόσκαιρον έχειν αμαρ* Or, remembered.

τίας απόλαυσιν· a And Joseph said unto his brethren, I die ; and God will surely visit you, with a the people of God, than to enjoy

Choosing rather to suffer affliction and bring you out of this land unto the pleasures of sin for a season ; the land which he sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob. And Joseph

a See on chap. iv. ver. 9. clause 2. took an oath of the children of Israel,

VER. 26. saying, God will surely visit you, and

Μείζονα πλούτον ήγησάμενος των εν bence, Gen. . 24, 25. And Moses | Αιγύπτω θησαυρών τον ονειδισμόν του

carry up my bones from took the bones of Joseph with him : Χριστού απέβλεπε γάς εις την μισθαπόfor he had straitly sworn the children dosiar. of Israel, saying, God will surely visit a Esteeming the reproach of Christ


shall carry up my bones greater riches than the treasures in away hence with you, Exod. xiii. 19. Egypt: b for he hud respect unto the reAnd the bones of Joseph, which the compence of the reward. children of Israel brought up out of Egypt, buried they in Shechem, in a

* Or, for Christ. parcel of ground which Jacob bought

a See on Matt. v. ver. 12. clanse 1. of the sons of Hamor, the father of b See on Matt. V. ver. 12. clause 2. Shechem, for an hundred pieces of silver : and it became the inheritance

VER. 27. of the children of Joseph, Josh. xxiv.

Πίστει κατέλιπν Αίγυπτον, μη φοβηθείς 32.

τον θυμόν του βασιλέως: τον γαρ αόρατον VER. 23.

ως ορών έκαρτέρησε. . πίστει Μωσής γεννηθείς εκρύβη τρίμη by faith he forsook Egypt, not fear

ye shall

you; and


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