Gen 28 (28:10) - 50

28:10 And Jacob went out [GB: departed] from Beersheba, and went toward Haran.

28:11 And he lighted upon [GB: came unto] a certain place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set [GB: down]; and he took of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillows [G: put (B: laid) under his head] , and lay down [G: slept; B: laid him down] in that place to sleep [GB: in the same place] .      qtext

28:12 And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on [GB: there stood a ladder upon] the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold [G: lo; B: see] the angels of God ascending and descending on [GB: went up and down by (B: upon)] it.

28:13 And, behold, the LORD stood above it [B: Yea, and God from above leaned upon it], and said, I am the LORD God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest [GB: sleepest], to thee will I give it, and to [GB: will I give thee and] thy seed;

28:14 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 [B: kindreds] of the earth be blessed.      qtext

[cf Gen 26:4]

28:15 And, behold [G: lo; B: see] , I am with thee, and will keep thee [B: be thy keeper] in all places whither [G: whithersoever] thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave [G: forsake] thee, until I have done [G: performed; B: made good] that which I have spoken to thee of [GB: promised thee].      qtext

28:16 And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD is in this place; and I knew it not [G: was not aware].      qtext

28:17 And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful [G: fearful] is this place! this is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.

28:18 And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put for his pillows [GB: laid under his head], and set it up for a pillar [B: pitched it upon and end] , and poured oil upon the top of it.

28:19 And he called the name of that place Bethel: but the name of that city was called Luz at the first [B: before time].

28:20 And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way [G: journey] that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment [G: clothes] to put on,      qtext

28:21 So that I come again to my father's house in peace [G: safety]; then shall the LORD be my God:

28:22 And this stone, which I have set for [G: up as] a pillar, shall be God's house: and of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto thee.

(Gen 28:11-16) HPS 292

(Gen 28:14) GF5: 392; IP3: 150, 224

(Gen 28:15) JN2: 569

(Gen 28:16-18) HPS 304

(Gen 28:20-22) GF5: 257


(Gen 28:11-16)

HPS 292 (Susannah Blandford, 1698): ...and so Jacob the wrestler with God, sent from his Father's House to go into a strange Land, and have no dependency on any outward or visible thing in this his Journey, yet Travels on, and the Sun sets, night comes on, on this Stone lays his head, and thus rests on the faithfulness of God to him in all conditions and then is the ladder of true experience seen, where the Angels of God ascend, and descend, at the foot abode, and you will say God was here and I knew it not.... [Gen 28:11-16]

(Gen 28:14)

IP3: 224 (1672): Christ is the promised seed, to which all the promises are [Gal 3:16], in which seed all the families of the earth are blessed [Gen 28:14], as they are gathered unto, and grafted into, him.

(Gen 28:15)

JN2: 569 (Letter to Margaret Fell, 1652): They have raised many filthy slander upon me, but one of the witnesseth against another, & they are divided, but I am at peace through my God who hath much appeared to me since I came into this place & hath assured me that he will not leave me [Gen 28:15], neither shall any prevail against me to do me hurt.

(Gen 28:16-18)

HPS 304: [Gen 28:16-18, see under Gen 32:24-29]

(Gen 28:20-22)

GF5: 257 (1676): [quotes Gen 28:20-22] Now where did Jacob ever pay tythes? ... for this was only Jacob's condition and free vow, not a command from God...


29:16 And Laban had two daughters: the name of the elder was [GB: the elder called] Leah, and the name of the younger was [GB: the younger called] Rachel.

29:17 Leah was tender eyed; but Rachel was beautiful and well favoured [G: fair].

29:18 And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I will serve thee seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter.      qtext

29:19 And Laban said, It is better that I give her to thee, than that I should give her to another man: abide with me.

29:20 And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to [G: because he loved] her.

29:21 And Jacob said unto Laban, Give me my wife, for my days are fulfilled [G: term is ended], that I may go in unto [B: lie with] her.

29:22 And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast.      qtext

29:23 And it came to pass in the evening, that [G: But when the evening was come; B: And when even was come] he took Leah his daughter, and brought her to him; and he went in unto her.      qtext

29:24 And Laban gave unto his daughter Leah Zilpah his maid for an handmaid [GB: to be her servant].

29:25 And it came to pass, that in the morning [GB: But (B: And) when the morning was come], behold, it was Leah: and he said to Laban, What is this thou hast done unto me? [G: Wherefore hast thou done thus to me? B: Whrefore hast thou played thus with me?] d id not I serve with thee for Rachel? wherefore then hast thou beguiled me?

29:26 And Laban said, It must not be so done in our country [GB: is not the manner of this place], to give [B: marry] the younger before the firstborn [G: elder].

29:27 Fulfil her week [G: Fulfil seven years for her; B: Pass out this week], and we will give thee this also for the service which thou shalt serve with me yet seven other years [GB: years more].

29:28 And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week [G: fulfilled her seven years; B: passed out the week]: and he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife also [G: be his wife].

29:29 And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his handmaid [G: maid] to be her maid [GB: servant].

29:30 And he went in unto [G: entered he in to; B: lay he by] Rachel also, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.

29:31 And when the LORD saw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb [G: despised, he made her fruitful]: but Rachel was [B: remained] barren....

29:35 And she conceived again, and bare a son: and she said, Now will I praise the LORD: therefore she called his name Judah; and left bearing.

(Gen 29: 18-30) IP2: 222

(Gen 29:22f) GF7: 333 [264]

(Gen 29:35) IP2: 222


(Gen 29:18-30, 35)

IP2: 222 (1661): [Context: "How came this people to be the chosen people at first, and so long to continue such?" talks about Jews after the flesh and after the Spirit] And of Isaac comes Jacob, worm Jacob [Isa 41:14], who serves for his wife [Gen 29:18-30]; who flies from the face of Esau, yet afterwards finds favour in his eyes [Gen 33:1-4]. From this worm do the twelve patriarchs branch forth, who were the heads of the tribes of Israel. Thus hath it been with that nation according to the letter; and thus it hath also been, and still is, inwardly in Spirit; as the Israel of God, the Jews in Spirit, who are learned in the law of the Spirit of life, can very well read. Thus outwardly Israel was God's child, Ephraim his dear, his beloved, his pleasant son [Jer 31:20]; Judah his praise [Gen 29:35], whom his heart was towards, and to whom he stretched forth his arm of salvation all the day long [Rom 10:21? Isa 65:2?].

(Gen 29:22f)

GF7: 333 (1669): [Context: defense of Quaker marriage practices] And also you may read, how Jacob, who was of the seed of the righteous, took his wife in the assembly at Laban's house, who gathered the people together when he took her, having declared it before: and all parties were satisfied [Gen 29:22f].


30:31 And he said, What shall I give thee? And Jacob said, Thou shalt not give me any thing [GB: give me nothing at all]: if thou wilt do this thing for me, I will again [G: return; B: turn again], feed and keep thy flock [G: feed and keep thy sheep; B: feed thy sheep and keep them]:      qtext

(Gen 30:31) EQ 360

(Gen 30:31)

EQ 360: [Gen 30:31, see under Gen 4:2]


31:14 And Rachel and Leah answered and said unto him, Is there yet any [G: Have we any more; B: have we had as yet any] portion or inheritance for us in our father's house?      qtext

31:15 Are we not counted of him [GB: Doth not he count us as] strangers? for he hath sold us, and hath quite devoured also [G: eaten up and consumed] our money.

31:16 For [GB: Therefore] all the riches which God hath taken from our father, that is ours, and our children's: now then, whatsoever God hath said unto thee, do.

(Gen 31) WPT 308

(Gen 31:14-16) GF8: 99 [320]

(Gen 31:14-16)

GF8: 99 (1676): Rachel and Leah's counsel to Jacob (women's speaking)


32:1 And Jacob went on his way [GB: forth on his journey], and the angels of God [B: + came and] met him.

32:10 I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth [B: mercies and truth], which thou hast shewed unto thy servant; for with my staff I passed [GB: came I] over this Jordan; and now I am become [GB: have I gotten] two bands [B: companies].      qtext

32:18 Then thou shalt say, They be thy servant Jacob's; it is a present sent unto my lord Esau: and, behold, also he [GB: he himself] is behind [B: cometh after] us.

(Gen 32:1) WPT 344

(Gen 32:10) WTG 180; JWJM 206

(Gen 32:18) JN2: 589

(Gen 32:10)

WTG 180 (Elizabeth Hudson, 1749): the mercies of God being so often extended toward me what was not worthy of the least of them (Gen 32:10)

JWJM 206 (1754): Remarkable was the dealings of God with Jacob in a low estate. The just sense he retained of them after his advancement appears by his words: "I am not worthy of the least of all thy mercies." (Gen 32:10)


32:24 And Jacob was left [GB: + himself] alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.      qtext

32:25 And when he saw that he prevailed not [G: could not prevail] against him, he touched [B: smote him upon] the hollow [B: hucklebone (2x)] of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was out of joint [G: was loosed; B: loosed out of joint], as he wrestled with him.

32:26 And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh [G: morning appeareth]. And he said [B: Which answered], I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.

32:27 And he said unto him, What is thy name? And he said [B:answered], Jacob.

32:28 And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou [G: because thou hast had] power [B: wrastled] with God and with men, and hast prevailed [G: thou shalt also prevail with men].      qtext

32:29 And Jacob asked him [G: demanded], and said, Tell me, I pray thee [B omits], thy name. And he said, Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after my name? And he blessed him there.

32:30 And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for [B: +said he] I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.      qtext

(Gen 32:24-29) IP1: 239; IP3: 309; IP4: 75; HPS 292, 304; WPR 142

(Gen 32:24) WTG 128 (EH)

(Gen 32:24f) JN2: 589; IP4: 24f

(Gen 32:28) GF2: 338; GF5: 391; GF7: 278 [245]; GFT 195; WPR 150

(Gen 32:29) JN2: 589

(Gen 32:30) JN1: 40; 154


(Gen 32:24-29)

IP1: 238f (1659): That which sold the birth-right [Gen 25:29-34], seeks the birth-right with tears and great pains; but shall never recover it. But there is one which lies dead, which hath the promise, which stirs not, which seeks not till he is raised by the power of the Father’s life, and then he wrestles with the Father, prevails, and gets the blessing from him. [Gen 32:24-29].

HPS 304 (Susannah Blandford, 1700): ...with many of my dear Friends [I] have wrestled with the good angel until the day dawn, and the day-star arise in our hearts [2 Pet 1:19], and hath not let him go until he hath blessed us [Gen 32:24-29]; and of that stone have made a pillar, and he was there though we knew it not [Gen 28:16,22]....

(Gen 32:24)

WTG 128 (Elizabeth Hudson, 1742): It pleased the Lord to hold me for some time in a wrestling frame of spirit without suffering me to prevail until his day dawned upon my soul {Gen 32:24] and his day star arose in my heart [2 Pet 1:19]....

(Gen 32:28)

GF5: 391 (1679): and Jacob was called so, as he was a supplanter of profane Esau [Gen 27:36, Heb 12:16], and was called Israel, as a prince with God, and a prevailer with men [Gen 32:28].

GF7: 278f (1666) : [Gen 32:28, see under Gen 27:30-40]

WPR 150: [Gen 32:28, see under Heb 12:24]

(Gen 32:30)

JN1: 154 (1654): ...the world by their wisdom, which is earthly and carnal, knows not God [1 Cor 1:21]; for God is pure and cannot behold iniquity. Now thou that saith thou hast wisdom, see if thou know God or have seen him face to face. Jacob saw him face to face [Gen 32:30], Moses saw him face to face [Exo 33:11]; and thou that sayest thou hast faith, art thou of Abraham? for they that have faith are of Abraham [Gal 3:7].


33:1 And Jacob lifted up his eyes, and looked, and, behold, Esau came, and with him four hundred men. And he divided the children unto Leah, and unto Rachel, and unto the two handmaids [G: maids; B: handmaidens].      qtext

33:2 And he put the handmaids [G: maids; B: handmaidens] and their children foremost, and Leah and her children after, and Rachel and Joseph hindermost.

33:3 And he passed over [GB: went] before them, and bowed himself to the ground seven times, until he came near [B omits] to his brother.

33:4 And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, and kissed him: and they wept.

(Gen 33:1-4) IP2: 222

(Gen 33:3) GF3: 278; GF4: 174, 190; JN1: 524

(Gen 33:1-4)

IP2: 222 (1661): [Gen 33:1-4, see under Gen 29:18-30]

GF4: 190 (1659): [Gen 33:3, see under Gen 25:29-34]


34:31 And they said [G: answered] , Should he deal with [G: abuse] our sister as with an harlot [G: a whore]?      qtext

(Gen 34:31) GF6: 155

(Gen 34:31)

GF6: 155 (1681): [part of catalog of whoredoms and other sins] And Jacob's sons were not able to bear nor endure, that Shechem should ravish or defile their Sister Dinah, Gen 34 "that they should deal with their sister as with a harlot;" and it grieved them, and they were wroth, because he had wroght folly in Israel, and therefore that folly is to be kept out of Christendom.


35:11 And God said unto him, I am God Almighty [G: all sufficient]: be fruitful [G: grow] and multiply; a nation and a company [GB: multitude] of nations shall be [GB: spring] of thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins;      qtext

35:12 And the land which I gave Abraham and Isaac, to thee I will give it, and to thy seed after thee will I give the land.      qtext

(Gen 35) WPT 308

(Gen 35:11) GF7: 257 [235]

(Gen 35:12) JWJM 257

(Gen 35:11)

GF7: 257 (1664): [God Almighty = El Shaddai = 'Destroyer'] And the Lord's eye is open, and he sees all the actions of men, and times and seasons are in his hands [Psa 31:15/Acts 1:7], who is King of kings and Lord of lords [Rev 19:16]; the strong and all sufficient, omnipotent God, Elshdy, who destroyeth the destroyer, and ruineth him that would destroy and ruin all; who by his seed destroyeth him and his works [Heb 2:14/1 Jn 3:8].

(Gen 35:12)

JWJM 257n (17--): [Footnote: paragraph crossed out in ms]. "When God promised the land of Canaan to Abraham, he said, To thee will I give it and to thy seed forever." Gen 13:15. To Jacob he said, "The land which I gave Abraham and Isaac, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed after thee will I give the land." Gen 35:12. The way of expressing here is very instructive. The Lord speaks of giving as a thing doing and to be done, not as a thing finished. In rehearsing to Jacob the gifts he made to Abraham and Isaac, he mentions the same land as his own, and though he promiseth it to Jacob, he still retains the property in himself, to give to others in futurity: "To thy seed after thee will I give the land."


36:8 Thus dwelt Esau in mount Seir: [G: +this; B: +the same] Esau is Edom.      qtext

[cf Ezek 35:2f]

(Gen 36:8) JN1: 158

(Gen 36:8)

JN1: 157f (1653): [Gen 36:8, see under Gen 25:27]


37:5 And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brethren: and they hated him yet the more.      qtext

37:6 And he said unto them, Hear, I pray you, this dream which I have dreamed:

37:7 For, behold, we were binding sheaves in the [G: +midst of the] field, and, lo, my sheaf arose, and also stood upright; and, behold, your sheaves stood [G: compassed] round about, and made obeisance [G: did reverence] to my sheaf.

37:8 And his brethren said to him, Shalt thou indeed reign over us [G: +and rule us] ? or shalt thou indeed have dominion over us? And they hated him yet the more for his dreams, and for his words.

37:9 And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance [G: did reverence] to me.

37:10 And he told it to his father, and to his brethren: and his father rebuked him, and said unto him, What is this dream that thou hast dreamed? Shall I and thy mother and thy brethren indeed come to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth [G: and fall on the ground before thee] ?

37:11 And his brethren envied him; but his father observed [G: noted] the saying.

37:12 And his brethren went to feed [G: keep] their father's flock in Shechem.

37:13 And Israel said unto Joseph, Do not thy brethren feed the flock [GB: keep] in Shechem? come, and I will send thee unto them. And he said to him, Here am I [GB And he answered... (to v 14)].

37:14 And he said to him, Go, I pray thee [G: now], see whether it be well with thy brethren, and well with the flocks [G: how the flocks prosper; B: the cattle]; and bring me word again. So he sent him out of the vale of Hebron, and he came to Shechem.

37:28 Then there passed by Midianites merchantmen; and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmeelites for twenty pieces of silver: and they brought Joseph into Egypt.      qtext

(Gen 37, 39) HPS 511

(Gen 37:5-11) GF4: 355; GF6: 131

(Gen 37:13f) WTG 213 (EH)

(Gen 37:28) GF4: 355; GF7:260 [239]; GF8: 282 [401]; HPS 292


(Gen 37)

HPS 511 (Katharine Whitton, 1681): ... for he hath taken notice of his suffering seed, and hath remembered the afflictions of Joseph, and will set his seed and heritage free, and bring the prisoners out of the prison-house; for Joseph came forth to answer the end to which he was appointed, (though he was afflicted from a child) to be a saviour and preserver of much people.... [Gen 37, 39]

(Gen 37:5-11)

GF6: 131 (1682): And though the informers and archers, did sorely grieve Joseph, and shot at him, and hated him, yet his bow abode in strength [Gen 49:23f], and Joseph's brethren did envy him for his dream, but his father Jacob observed his sayings [Gen 37:5-11].

(Gen 37:13f)

WTG 213 (Elizabeth Hudson, 1750): The matter that opened [for preaching] was that passage where the good old patriarch sent his son Joseph to see how his brethren fared [Gen 37:13f] which had to spiritualize upon...

(Gen 37:28)

GF7:260 (1664): Look upon Joseph, who through enmity in his brethren was sold into Egypt [Gen 37:28], who underwent reproach and imprisonment [Gen 39]; undo whom God gave power over all at last, and confounded all the wise men [Gen 41], and the national worshippers in Egypt, and came in fovour over them all by the power of God.

HPS 292 (Susannah Blandford, 1698): [context: examples of those that followed the Lord and were tested] And Joseph the true born Son sold into Egypt [Gen 37:28], to provide Corn for Jacob and his Sons, but they must go down to fetch it [Gen 42-44]; and this is to be known in its time and season, and the Scripture fulfilled, and the spiritual meaning therein known....


39:1 And Joseph was brought down to Egypt; and Potiphar, an officer [G: an eunuch; B: a lord] of Pharaoh, captain of the guard [GB: and his chief steward], an Egyptian, bought him of the hands [G: at the hand; B omits] of the Ishmeelites, which had brought him down thither.      qtext

39:2 And the LORD [B: God] was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man [G: was a man that prospered; B: became a lucky man]; and he was [B: continuing] in the house of his master the Egyptian.

39:3 And his master saw that the LORD [B: God (2x)] was with him, and that the LORD made all that he did to prosper in his hand.

39:4 And Joseph found grace [G: favour] in his [B: +master’s] sight, and he served him: and he made him overseer over [G: ruler of] his house, and all that he had he put into his hand.

39:5 And it came to pass from the time that he had made him overseer in [G: ruler over] his house, and over all that he had, that the LORD blessed the Egyptian's house for Joseph's sake; and the blessing of the LORD was upon all that he had in the house, and in the field.

39:6 And he left all that he had in Joseph's hand; and he knew not ought he had [G: took account of nothing, that was with him; B: knew nothing with him], save the bread which he did eat. And Joseph was a goodly [G: fair] person, and well favoured.

39:7 And it came to pass [G: Now therefore; B And] after these things, that his master's wife cast her eyes upon Joseph; and she said, Lie with me.      qtext

39:8 But he refused, and said unto his master's wife, Behold, my master wotteth not what is with me in the house, and he hath committed all that he hath to my hand;

39:9 There is none [GB: no man] greater in this house than I; neither hath he kept back any thing from me but [GB: +only] thee, because thou art his wife: how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?

(Gen 39: GF7: 260 [239]

(Gen 39:1-4) GF4: 399f

(Gen 39:5) GFT 14

(Gen 39:7-23) GF6: 131

(Gen 39:7-9) : 155f


GF7:260: [Gen 39, see under Gen 37:28]

(Gen 39:1-4)

GF4: 399f (1671): [Potiphar was a heathen and yet discerned God in Joseph, Gen 39:1-4]

(Gen 39:7-9)

GF6: 155f (1683): And Joseph, who was tempted by his mistress, the Egyptian woman, though he was her bought slave, and her captive; yet Joseph said unto her, "How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against my God." [Gen 39:9] But, as David said, God ordained in Joseph a testimony against such wicked things, when Joseph was in Egypt; "and God established a testimony in Jacob, and Joseph succeeded him in the testimony of God." [Psa 78:5, 81:5]


39:20 And Joseph's master took him, and put him into the prison, a place where the king's prisoners were [GB: lay] bound: and he was there in the [B: there continued he in] prison.      qtext

39:21 But the LORD was with Joseph, and shewed him mercy, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper [G: master; B: lord] of the prison.

39:22 And the keeper of the prison committed to Joseph's hand all the prisoners that were in the prison; and whatsoever they did there, he was the doer of it [GB: that did he].

39:23 The keeper of the prison looked not to any thing [GB: unto nothing] that was under his hand; because [GB: seeing that] the LORD was with him, and that which [GB: for whatsoever] he did, the LORD made it to prosper.

(Gen 39:20-23) GF4: 400

(Gen 39:20-23)

GF4:400 (1671): And did not the gaoler there in Egypt, to whom Joseph was committed as a prisoner; did he not see that God was with Joseph, and how that God prospered whatever he did [Gen 39:20-23]; and was not his sight beyond all you priests, that say you have not known God, unless scripture had declared it to you.... And what scripture had the gaoler, or what rule to see by, that God was with Joseph, and how God had prospered whatever he did? Was not this something of the divine light, both in Joseph and in the gaoler, which is testified by scripture?


40:1 And it came to pass [G: omits] after these things, that the butler of the king of Egypt and his baker had offended their lord the king of Egypt.      qtext

40:2 And Pharaoh was wroth [GB: angry] against two of his [GB: his two] officers, against the chief of the butlers [GB: chief butler], and against the chief of the bakers [GB: chief baker].

40:3 And he put them in ward in the house of the captain of the guard [GB: his chief steward’s house], into the prison, the place where Joseph was bound.

40:4 And the captain of the guard [GB: chief steward] charged Joseph [GB: gave Joseph a charge] with [G: over] them, and he served them: and they continued a season in ward.

40:5 And they dreamed a dream both of them, each man his dream in one night [B: either of them in one night], each man according to the interpretation of his dream [B: each man’s dream of a sundry interpretation], the butler and the baker of the king of Egypt, which were bound in the prison [B: + house].

40:6 And Joseph came in unto them in the morning, and looked upon them, and, behold, they were sad.

40:7 And he asked Pharaoh's [B: +chief] officers that were with him in the ward of his lord's house [GB: his master’s ward], saying, Wherefore look ye so sadly to day?

40:8 And they said unto [GB: answered] him, We have dreamed [G: + each one] a dream, and there is no interpreter of it [G: there is none to interpret the same; B: have no man to declare it] . And Joseph said unto them, Do not interpretations belong to [G: Are not interpretations of] God? tell me them, I pray you [G: now].

40:9 And the chief butler told his dream to Joseph, and said to him, In my dream, behold, a vine was [B: methought there stood a vine] before me,

40:10 And in the vine were three branches: and it was as though [G: as] it budded, and her blossoms shot [G: flower came] forth; and the clusters thereof brought forth ripe grapes [G: of grapes waxed ripe].

40:11 And Pharaoh's cup was in my hand: and I took the grapes, and pressed [GB: wrung] them into Pharaoh's cup, and I gave [B: delivered] the cup into Pharaoh's hand.

40:12 And Joseph said unto him, This is the interpretation of it: The three branches are three days:

40:13 Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thine head, and restore thee unto thy place [GB: office; B+ again]: and thou shalt deliver [G: give] Pharaoh's cup into his hand, after the former [GB: old] manner when thou wast his butler.

40:14 But think on me [G: have me in remembrance with thee] when it shall be well with thee [GB: thou art in good ease], and shew kindness [GB: mercy], I pray thee, unto me, and make mention of me unto Pharaoh, and [G: that thou mayest] bring me out of this house:

40:15 For indeed [GB omit] I was stolen away [G: stolen away by theft; B: privily by stealth taken away] out of the land of the Hebrews: and here also have I done nothing [B: +at all] that [GB: wherefore] they should put me into the dungeon.

40:16 When the chief baker saw that the interpretation was good, he said unto Joseph, I also was [G: Also methought; B: methought also] in my dream, and, behold, [GB: that] I had three white baskets on my head:

40:17 And in the uppermost basket there was of all manner of bakemeats for Pharaoh; and the birds did eat them out of the basket upon my head.

40:18 And Joseph answered and said, This is the interpretation thereof: The three baskets are three days:

40:19 Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thy head from off [GB: take thine head from] thee, and shall hang thee on a tree; and the birds shall eat thy flesh from off thee.

40:20 And it came to pass [G: so] the third day, which was Pharaoh's birthday, that he made a feast unto all his servants: and he lifted up the head of the chief butler and of the chief baker among his servants.

40:21 And he restored the chief butler unto his butlership again; and he gave [B: which also reached] the cup into Pharaoh's hand:

40:22 But he hanged the chief baker: as Joseph had interpreted to them.

40:23 Yet did not the chief butler remember Joseph, but forgat him.

(Gen 40) GF4: 400; GF6: 155f

(Gen 40)

GF4:400 (1671): We read how Pharaoh being displeased with his butler and baker, cast them into prison, where Joseph was imprisoned; and how they declared to Joseph each his dream, that they dreamed there. Now was there not something in their two dreams which came to pass, according to Joseph's interpretation? [Gen 40] And here Pharaoh's servants judge you christians, that neither allow prophecies, nor revelations.


41:1 And it came to pass at the end of two full years, that [G: And two years after; B After two years] Pharaoh dreamed: and, behold, he [B: +thought that he] stood by the river [B: a river’s side].

41:2 And, behold [G: lo; B omits] , there came up out of the river seven well favoured [GB: goodly] kine and fatfleshed; and they fed in a meadow.

41:3 And, behold, [G: lo; B omits] seven other kine came up after them out of the river, ill [GB: evil] favoured and leanfleshed; and stood by the other kine upon the brink of the river.      qtext

41:4 And the ill favoured and leanfleshed kine did eat up the seven well favoured and fat kine. So Pharaoh awoke.

41:5 And [GB: + again] he slept and dreamed the second time: and, behold, seven ears of corn came up [GB: grew] upon one stalk, rank and good [GB: goodly].

41:6 And, behold [G: lo; B: again], seven thin ears and blasted with the east wind sprung up after them.

41:7 And the seven thin ears devoured the seven rank and full ears. And Pharaoh awoke, and, behold [G: lo; B: see], it was a dream.

41:8 And it came to pass in the morning that [G: Now when the morning came,] his spirit was troubled; and [GB +therefore] he sent and called for all the magicians [GB: soothsayers] of Egypt, and all the wise men thereof: and Pharaoh told them his dream; but there was none that [G: none] could interpret them unto Pharaoh.      qtext

[cf Exo 7:11]

41:38 And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find [B: May there be found] such a one [G: man] as this is, a man in whom the Spirit of God is?      qtext

41:39 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God hath shewed thee all this, there is none so discreet and wise as thou art [GB: no man of understanding or of wisdom like unto thee]:

41:40 Thou shalt be over my house, and according unto [G: at] thy word shall all my people be ruled [G: armed]: only in the throne [G: king’s throne; B: king’s seat] will I be greater than thou [GB: above thee].

(Gen 41) GF7: 260 [239]

(Gen 41:3f) GF8: 122 [332]; IP1: 371; IP2: 262

(Gen 41:8) JN2: 284; IP2: 108

(Gen 41:38-40) GF4: 400; JWJM 206


GF7: 260 (1664): [Gen 41, see under Gen 37:28]

(Gen 41:3f)

GF8: 122 (1676): And you have had experience how the other powers spoiled your goods; but were they either the richer or the fatter? Nay, the more they did eat, destroy, and devour, the more they looked like Pharaoh's lean cattle [Gen 41:17-21].

IP1: 371 (1660): The power of God's truth in the spirits of his people is no gangrene; but the form without the power is a gangrene, and like Pharaoh's lean cattle, soon eats up the fat. [Gen 41:3f] And he who has lost his own tenderness and freshness, soon turns persecutor of such as remain tender, and seek to preserve their freshness.

IP2: 262 (1661): Likewise in my reading of the Scriptures, I lay open to this great snare, of reading in my own will, and gathering from thence in mine own understanding, and so growing wise concerning the things of God after the flesh [1 Cor 1:26]; ... and so the bad, the lean, the earthly, the ill-favoured [Gen 41:3f], outgrew the good and well-pleasing to God, and brought it into bitter misery and death.

(Gen 41:8)

[Other texts citing Gen 41:8: IP2: 108 (Jas 3:17)]

JN2: 284 (1655): Now is the living God visiting his people and gather ing his seed out of Babylon and Egypt, and hath called out his servants and sent them to these strange kings with his message, to bring out to light that which hath been kept in prison, whereat Pharaoh is exceedingly troubled [Gen 41:8]....

(Gen 41:38-40)

GF4: 400 (1671) : [Pharaoh was a heathen and yet discerned Spirit in Joseph, Gen 41:38-40]

JWJM 206 (1754): The numerous afflictions of Joseph are very singular, the particular providence of God therein no less manifest. He at length became governor of Egypt and famous for wisdom and virtue. [Gen 41:38-40]


(Gen 42 - 44) HPS 292

HPS 292: [Joseph's brothers go to Egypt, Gen 42 - 44, see under Gen 37:28]


42:15 Hereby ye shall be proved: By the life of Pharaoh ye shall not go forth hence, except your youngest brother come hither.      qtext

42:16 Send one of you, and let him [GB: which may] fetch your brother, and ye shall be kept in prison, that your words may be proved, whether there be any truth in you: or else by the life of Pharaoh surely ye are [GB: ye are but] spies.

42:17 And he put them all together into ward [G: in ward] three days.

42:18 And Joseph said unto them the third day, This do, and live; for I fear God:      qtext

[cf Deut 4:1]

(Gen 42:15f) JN1: 385; JN2: 65, 589

(Gen 42:18) GF3: 51, 182; GF6: 76; GF8: 168 [359]; GFEJ 376; JN1: 507

(Gen 42:15f)

JN1: 384f (1654): And whereas you allege Joseph's brethren bowing down to him [Gen 43:26] , ... their practice is no rule for us to break the command of God, though they were good men, no more than the practice of Joseph, which swore by the life of Pharaoh [Gen 42:15f], is a warrant to us to swear, though he was a good man.... [JN2: 65, 589 similar]

(Gen 42:18)

[Other texts citing Gen 42:18: GF6:76: (under Gen 45:18)]

GF3: 51 (1659): "Do this and live," saith God to Moses [Gen 42:18/Deut 4:1]

GF8: 168 (1679): Context: New dispensation contrasted with old] And in the old testament it is said, "Do this and live" [Gen 42:18/Deut 4:1]; and the new saith, "Believe in the light (Christ) and be saved."


43:1 And the famine was sore [G: Now great famine was; B: And the dearth was great] in the land.      qtext

43:2 And it came to pass, [GB omit] when they had eaten up the corn [G: victuals] which they had brought out of Egypt, their father said unto them, Go [G: Turn] again, buy us a little food.

43:3 And Judah spake unto [GB: answered] him, saying, The man did solemnly protest unto us [G: charged us by an oath], saying, Ye shall not [G: Never] see my face, except your brother be with you.

43:4 If thou wilt send our brother with us, we will go down and buy thee food:

43:5 But if thou wilt not send him, we will not go down: for the man said unto us, Ye shall not see my [G: Look me not in the] face, except your brother be with you.


43:11 And their father Israel said unto them, If it must be so now, do this; take of the best fruits in the land in your vessels, and carry down the man a present, a little [B: curtsey of] balm [G: rosen (raisins)], and a little [curtsey of] honey, spices, and myrrh, nuts, and almonds:

43:12 And take double money in your hand; and the money that was brought again in the mouth of your sacks, carry it again in your hand [B: take it again with you]; peradventure it was an [G: lest it were some] oversight:

43:13 Take also your brother, and arise, go again unto the man:

43:14 And God Almighty give you mercy before [GB: in the sight of] the man, that he may send away [GB: deliver you] your other brother, and Benjamin. If I be bereaved of my children, I am bereaved [G: but I shall be robbed of my child, as I have been; B: and thus I am as one that is quite robbed of his children].

43:26 And when Joseph came home, they brought him the present which was in their hand into the house, and bowed themselves to him to the earth [G: down to the ground before him].      qtext

(Gen 43:1-14) HPS 201

(Gen 43:26) JN1: 384f

(Gen 43:1-14)

HPS 201 (Katharine Evans and Sarah Chivers, 1662): [Inquisition threatened to send one of them to Rome and leave the other in Malta] I cried day and night to the Lord, and would not give my soul rest, nor my eyes sleep, till the Lord did answer me; glory and praises be to his name for ever. But we saw Jacob must part with all, Benjamin must go too. [Gen 43:1-14] So we were willing to give up in obedience to the Lord; our trials were unspeakable.

(Gen 43:26)

JN1: 384f (1654): [Gen 43:26, see under Gen 42:15f]


45:18 And take your father and your households, and come unto me: and I will give you the good [G: best] of the land of Egypt, and ye shall eat the fat of the land.      qtext

[cf Deut 4:1]

(Gen 45) GF6: 205

(Gen 45:18) GF6: 76

(Gen 45)

GF6: 205 (1682): And you may see the tenderness of Joseph to his father, and to his children, in the days of the famine, when they were in Egypt [Gen 45]. Here he was tender of children, which are the heritage of the Lord [Psa 127:3]

(Gen 45:18)

GF6: 76 (1679): The law saith, "Do this and live [Gen 42:18]; and be obedient, and ye shall eat the good and fat of the land [Gen 45:18]." [Confl w Deut 4:1]


46:2 And God spake unto Israel in the visions of the night [GB: a vision of the night], and said, Jacob, Jacob. And he said [GB: answered], Here am I.      qtext

46:3 And he said, I am God, the God of thy father: fear not to go down into Egypt; for I will there make of thee a great nation [B: people]:

46:4 I will go down with thee into Egypt; and I will also surely bring thee [B: make thee come] up again: and Joseph shall put his hand upon thine eyes.

46:5 And Jacob rose up from Beersheba: and the sons of Israel carried Jacob their father, and their little ones [GB: children], and their wives, in the wagons [GB: chariots] which Pharaoh had sent to carry him.

46:6 And they took their cattle, and their goods, which they had gotten in the land of Canaan, and came into Egypt, Jacob, and all his seed with him:

46:7 His sons, and his sons' sons with him, his daughters, and his sons' daughters, and all his seed brought he with him into Egypt.

46:31 And Joseph said unto his brethren, and unto his father's house, I will go up, and shew Pharaoh, and say unto him, My brethren, and my father's house, which were in the land of Canaan, are come unto me;

46:32 And the men are shepherds, for their trade hath been to feed cattle; and [G: and because they are shepherds,] they have brought their flocks, and their herds [G: sheep and their cattle], and all that they have.

46:33 And it shall come to pass, when [GB: if] Pharaoh shall call you, and shall say [GB: ask you], What is your occupation [G: trade]?

46:34 That ye shall say, Thy servants' trade hath been [G: are men occupied; have been occupied] about cattle from our youth [GB: childhood] even until now [GB: unto this time], both we, and also our fathers: that ye may dwell in the land of Goshen; for every shepherd [G: sheep keeper; B: one that keepeth cattle] is an abomination unto the Egyptians.      qtext

(Gen 46:2-7) GF8: 133 [342]

(Gen 46:32,34) GF2: 342

(Gen 46:34) JN1: 164


(Gen 46:2-7)

GF8: 133 (1676): And by this faith Jacob went down to Egypt, and his children; and by this faith he knew they should return again [Gen 46:2-7].

(Gen 46:34)

JN1: 164 (1653): [context: : learning not necessary to open Scriptures] David, Moses, and Jacob were keepers of sheep, and such as these spoke forth the Scriptures. They were plain men, keepers of cattle; Elisha was a ploughman; these were plain men, and those were an abomination to the Egyptians [Gen 46:34]. Would it not be an abominable thing, and an abomination to you who are Egyptians and in the Egyptian wisdom, to see a shepherd or a tentmaker come and preach, or a fisherman to come and preach, which was not learned; or a herdsman come among you and preach in the King's chapel, as Amos did, and they would not let him [Amos 7:12-15], and yet ye will make a trade of his words....


47:9 And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The days of the years [G: whole time; B: days] of my pilgrimage are an hundred and thirty years: few and evil have the days of the years [G: omit] of my life been, and [G: +I] have not attained unto the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimage.      qtext

(Gen 47:9) SIW 146

(Gen 47:9)

SIW 146 (Ann Crowley, 1791): May it please Him to continue his righteous judgments mixed with mercy, all the days of my pilgrimage [Gen 47:9]...


49:1 And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves [B: Come] together, that I may tell you that which [B: what] shall befall [G: come to; B: come on] you in the last days.

49:2 Gather yourselves [B: ye] together, and hear, ye sons of Jacob; and hearken unto Israel your father.

49:3 Reuben, thou art my firstborn, [GB: mine eldest son> (B: my firstborn), thou art] my might, and the beginning of my strength, the excellency [B: nobleness (2x)] of dignity, and the excellency of power:

49:4 Unstable [G: Thou was light] as water, thou shalt not excel [G: be excellent; B: be the chiefest]; because thou wentest up to thy father's bed; then defiledst thou it: he went up to my couch [G: didst thou defile my bed, thy dignity is gone; B: defildest thou my couch with going up].

49:5 Simeon and Levi are brethren [G: brethren in evil, the B: brethren]; instruments of cruelty are [B: are cruel instruments] in their habitations.

49:6 O my soul, come not thou into their secret [G: Into their secret let not my soul come]; unto their assembly, mine honour, be not thou united [G: my glory, be not thou ioined with their assembly; B: neither into their congregations let mine honour be united]: for in their anger [B: wrath] they slew a man, and in their selfwill they digged down a wall.

49:7 Cursed be their anger [GB: wrath] , for it was fierce [B: shameless]; and their wrath [G: rage; B: fierceness], for it was cruel: I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel.      qtext

49:8 Judah, thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise [G: thy brethren shall praise thee]: thy hand shall be in the neck of thine enemies; thy father's children [G: sons] shall bow down [B: stoop] before thee.      qtext

49:9 Judah is a lion's whelp: from the prey [GB: spoil], my son, thou art gone up [G: shalt come up; B: art come on high]: he stooped [G: shall lie; B: laid him] down, he couched [G: couch] as a lion, and as an old lion [GB: a lioness]; who shall rouse [GB: stir] him up?      qtext

49:10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be [G: the people shall be gathered unto him].      qtext

49:11 Binding [GB: He shall bind] his foal unto the vine, and his ass's colt unto the choice vine [G: best vine; B: branch]; he washed [G: shall wash] his garments in wine, and his clothes [G: cloke] in the blood of grapes:      qtext

(Gen 49:7) IP1: 108

(Gen 49:8-10) GF5: 79f

(Gen 49:9) GF4: 294

(Gen 49:10) GF4: 297; GF5: 292, 392; GF7: 246 [232], 286, 299 [249]; GFT 148, 169, 171; MFU 266; JN3: 234; IP3: 247 (IPL 47), 381f; WPT 303

(Gen 49:11) IP3: 44


(Gen 49:7)

IP1: 108 (1659): [The tempter] brings forth several forms of worship, to allure some with; several sorts of notions, to allure others with; several fresh appearances of life, of love, of liberty, to tempt the people of God aside from following that spirit which rose up to deliver. Thus comes he forth and prevails; he divides in Jacob, and scatters in Israel [Gen 49:7]; drawing one part to this form; another part toward that form.... all from the power, all from the Saviour, all from the deliverer, and so the work stops.

(Gen 49:8-10)

GF5: 79f (1674): ["A looking glass for the Jews"; quotes Gen 49:8,10] And now consider, did not sceptre continue in Judah till Shiloh, the Messiah came? but is not the sceptre departed from Judah above sixteen hundred years since, after you had crucified the Messiah? and are not your walls and city of Jerusalem broken down, trodden under foot, and you scattered over all nations? and so is not your sceptre gone? so consider these things, how longit is since you lost your sceptre: it should not depart till Shiloh came; and he came, and is come, and you would not hearken to him, being a stiff-necked people.

(Gen 49:9)

GF4: 294 (1661): [Christ] ends the priesthood, the Levitical priesthood, who came not of the tribe of Levi nor Aaron, but of Judah, that lion [Gen 49:9]

(Gen 49:10)

GF7: 246 (1664): The sons and daughters of Adam are broken into many gatherings, being in the fall from righteousness and holiness, and the image of God, and the blessed state that they were in before they fell; and so are from the witness of God, the spirit and the light in their own particulars. And so as Jacob's prophecy was on his death-bed to his sons, how that the gathering of all nations should be unto Shiloh [Gen 49:10], unto Christ Jesus, (mark,) to Christ Jesus that never fell, who was with the Father before the world began, in whom is the light, life, and peace, [John 1:4] and rest in this gathering, and so the gathering is out of Adam in the fall, up into Christ, that never fell, and in him are safety and peace....

GF7: 299 (1667): ...and they that are gathered in this name of Jesus, by his power, in which they know their salvation, they see that there is no salvation by any other name under the whole heaven [Acts 4:12], nor gathering, by which they gather; they bid farewell to all other names and gatherings... and this fulfills Jacob's prophecy, who said, "The lawgiver shall not depart from between Judah's feet until Shiloh come, and the gathering of all nations shall be unto him." [Gen 49:10] So then it is clear, if the gathering of all nations be unto Christ, they must forsake all that into which they were gathered before.

GFT 170f (1678): He came not after the order of Aaron [Heb 7:11], but he came after another tribe which had the sceptre. So Christ came to take away Judah's outward sceptre. So it is said in Hebrews: "to which of his angels said he at any time, Thou art my son, etc.?" [Heb 1:5] but to his son he saith: "Thy throne, O God, is for ever, thy sceptre is an everlasting sceptre" [Heb 1:8]. Now this Shiloh is come, the law-giver is departed from Judah, and the sceptre is come to Christ [Gen 49:10].

IP3: 247, IPL 47 (1672): And what hath not the Lord done inwardly and spiritually for his people, who have been sensible of his appearance, and gathered by his Spirit and power to the true Shiloh [Gen 49:10], who is the true Shepherd, the land of the living, the holy city and temple, the light of the city, the life of the city, the gates and wall of the city, the king and kingdom both! For his life, his nature, his Spirit is all, and in all.

(Gen 49:11)

IP3:44 (1667): Query 28. Is there not a choice fine, to which the foal and ass’s colt of the seed of Judah is tied? And are not the garments and clothes of the true Jews washed in the wine, and in the blood of the grapes of this vine? Gen 49:11.


49:18 I have waited for thy salvation, O LORD.      qtext

49:22 Joseph is [G: shall be; B: is like] a fruitful [B: flourishing (2x)] bough, even a fruitful bough by a well [GB: a well side]; whose branches [GB: small boughs] run over [G: shall run upon; B: ran upon] the wall:      qtext

49:23 The archers have sorely grieved [G: grieved; G: have grievously provoked] him, and shot at him [G: against him; B: him through with darts], and hated him [B: have hated him to his hindrance]:      qtext

49:24 But his bow abode in strength [G: strong; B: fast], and the arms of his hands [G: hands of his arms] were made strong [G: strengthened] by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob; (from thence is the shepherd, [G: of whom was the feeder appointed, by; B: Out of him shall come an herdsman,] the stone of [B: a stone in] Israel:)      qtext

49:25 Even by the God of thy father, who shall help [B: hath helped] thee; and by the Almighty, who shall bless [B: hath blessed] thee with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that lieth under, blessings of the breasts, and of the womb:

49:26 The blessings of thy father have prevailed above [GB: shall be stronger than] the blessings of my progenitors [GB: elders] unto the utmost bound of the everlasting hills [GB: of the hills of the world] : they shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown [GB: top] of the head of him that was separate from his brethren.      qtext

49:33 And when Jacob had made an end of commanding [G: giving charge to; B: commanding all that he would unto] his sons, he gathered [GB: plucked] up his feet into the bed, and yielded up the ghost [G: gave up the ghost; B: died], and was gathered [B: put] unto his people.      qtext

(Gen 49:18) IP1: 86

(Gen 49:22-24)

(Gen 49:22) JN2: 287

(Gen 49:23f) GF6: 131; HPS 424

(Gen 49:24) WDS 268; HPS 522; IP3: 97

(Gen 49:25) GF8: 226 [382], 231 [383], 243,6 [390]; GFEJ 412

(Gen 49:26) WTG 161

(Gen 49:33) GF7: 316 [260]


(Gen 49:18)

IP1: 86 (1658): Jacob, the type of the seed, said, "O Lord, I have waited for thy salvation." [Gen 49:18] It is the election that obtains: it is to the seed, and for the seed's sake, that the mercy is bestowed; and there must be a waiting till the seed be grown up to age, and able to defend his portion from his elder brother, who otherwise would be ready to seize on it, and waste it upon harlots [Prov 29:3G/Luke 15:13] again.

(Gen 49:22)

JN2: 287 (1655): Woe to you brambles and bushes who tears the lambs on every side; Joseph's bough you know not, nor its fruit [Gen 49:22] (though you have got it to talk of); you are the fruit of the cursed ground [Gen 3:17], your end is at hand; yet a lamentation there is (that doth not change) for the seed's sake.

(Gen 49:23f)

[Other texts citing Gen 49:23f: GF6: 131 (under Gen 37:5-11)]

HPS 424 (Elizabeth Bathurst, 1679): And when your idols are utterly destroyed, then shall you be joined to the Lord in a perpetual covenant that shall never be broken: And here will your bow abide in strength, wherewith you shall shoot at Mystery Babylon [Rev 17:5], and see her falling down; yea, though her archers may shoot sorely at you, yet they shall not be able to hurt you.... [Gen 49:23f]

(Gen 49:24)

WDS 268 (1688): O let not your eyes slumber, nor your eyelids take any rest, till you be sure the Lord is your God [Psa 132:4f]; if you find these qualifications, you are on your way, otherwise you will be like a deceitful bow [Psa 78:57, Hos 7:16], and never abide in judgment [Gen 49:24]....

IP3: 97 (1668): Indeed [the people called Quakers] have met with many reproaches, and sore oppositions many ways, since they were a people: but notwithstanding all, their bow abides in strength, and the hands of their arms have been made strong against the wicked one [Gen 49:24], with all his devices in his several kinds of instruments....

George Fox refers various places to "the blessing from above, and the blessings from beneath" [Gen 49:25]

(Gen 49:26)

WTG 161 (Elizabeth Hudson, 1749): we attended [meeting] to our great comfort for the blessing of the everlasting Hills was showered down upon us [Gen 49:26 confl w Ezek 34:26] which mutually rejoiced us as in the house of prayer.

(Gen 49:33)

GF7: 316 (1668): [Gen 49:33, see under Gen 50:13]


50:13 For his sons carried him into the land of Canaan, and buried him in the cave of the field of Machpelah, which Abraham bought with the field for a possession of a buryingplace [GB: to be a place to bury in,] of Ephron the Hittite, before [G: besides] Mamre.      qtext

50:26 So Joseph died, being an hundred and ten years old: and they embalmed him [B: +with spices], and he was put [G: put him] in a coffin [GB: chest] in Egypt.      qtext

(Gen 50:13) GF7: 291 [245], 316 [260], 347 [264]

(Gen 50:26) GF6: 116 ; GF7: 347 [264]

(Gen 50:13, 26)

GF7: 291, 316 (1667-8): [concerning sequence of Jacob’s death and burial, the building of temple in Jerusalem, and Jacob’s well on the mountain in Samaria]

GF7: 347 (1669): For Abraham bought a place to bury his dead in [Gen 23], and would not bury them amongst the Egyptians and the Canaanites. And Jacob was brought out of Egypt [Gen 50:13], and Joseph [Gen 50:26], and they were buried in their grandfather and father’s burying places. And so Friends, get decent burying places for your dead, and let them be decently and well fenced, that you may show a good example to the world in all things.

GF6: 116 (1682): [cites John 19:38-42: Joseph of Arimathea begged body of Jesus from Pilate and] took it down, and wrapped it in a linen cloth, and laid it in a sepulchre, that was hewn in stone, where never man lay before. So you don’t read here, that Christ had so much as a coffin, as Joseph, Jacob’s son, had. [Gen 50:26]

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