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XXVIII. 23 The heaven that is over thy head shall be brass, and the earth that is under thee shall be iron.

The moisture of the clouds shall be utterly restrained from thee; and the earth shall, with the drought thereof, be barren and fruitless.

XXVIII. 24 The LORD shall make the rain of thy land powder and dust.

The air shall be filled with a dry dust, instead of the drops of a comfortable and refreshing rain.

XXVIII. 27 The LORD shall site thee with the botch of Egypt. The Lord shall smite thee with those grievous boils and blains, wherewith he plagued the Egyptians, when they refused to let you go out of their land. Exod. ix.

XXVIII. 34 Thou shalt be mad for the sight of thine eyes.
The view and sense of those judgments, which shall be indicted
upon thee, shall utterly distract thee of thy wits.

XXVIII. 48 He shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck.
He shall put thee under a hard and intolerable bondage.
XXVIII. 54 His eye shall be evil toward his brother, &c.

He shall grudge to his brother, or to his wife, any part of the flesh
of his own children, &c.

XXVIII. 65 A trembling heart, and failing of eyes.

A heart full of dejectedness and dismay, and an utter disappoint ment of all hopes of delivery.

XXVIII. 68 The LORD shall bring thee into Egypt again with ships.

The Lord shall cause thee to be carried captive in ships, through the Mediterranean sea, into that land of Egypt, where thou wert once in bondage.

XXIX. 15 But with him that standeth here with us this day before the LORD our God, and also with him that is not here with us this day.

I make this covenant, as with those that are now alive, and here present this day, so with those of your posterity, which as yet have no being.

XXIX. 18 Lest there should be among you a root that beareth gall and wormwood.

Lest there be amongst you any wicked person, who, by his idolatry, may poison God's people, and bring many bitter and grievous judgments upon you.

XXIX. 19 To add drunkenness to thirst.

To draw on one sin upon another; making one sin but a beginning and provocation of the next.

XXIX. 23 And that the whole land thereof is brimstone and salt, and burning, that it is not sown, nor beareth.

And that the whole land thereof shall be, Sodom-like, covered over with brimstone and salt; which shall scorch and dry up the earth, that it shall not be capable of seed or fruit,

XXX. 6 The LORD thy God will circumcise thine heart.

The Lord thy God will, by his Spirit, reform and renew thy heart.

XXXII. 2 My doctrine shall drop as the rain, &c.

may so fall

I wish that my doctrine upon your hearts, as the sweet and gentle showers fall upon the herbs and flowers of the earth; which cause them to spring forth and flourish.

XXXII. 4 He is the Rock.

He is a strong and sure refuge to his Church.

XXXII. 5 They have corrupted themselves, their spot is not the spot of his children: they are a perverse and crooked genera


This people of Israel hath corrupted themselves with their idolatry: the blemishes of their actions are not such as may stand with the profession, which they make of God's children, errors of infirmity; but such as justly argue them to be a rebellious and wicked generation.

XXXII. 9 For the LORD's portion is his people.

The Lord hath chosen out Israel to be his share and peculiar possession, among all the nations of the world.

XXXII. 13 He made him ride on the high places of the earth. He made him to subdue and triumph over the most defenced cities, and most impregnable places of the earth.

XXXII. Ibid. He made him to suck honey out of the rock, and oil out of the flinty rock.

He caused the most craggy and barren parts, to yield unto Israel much pleasure and store of delicacies.

XXXII. 15 But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked; &c.

But my people, whom I styled righteous, have abused my bounty, and turned my grace into wantonness; for being pampered by my merciful provisions, they have carried themselves rebelliously towards me.

XXXII. 21 I will move them to jealousy with those which are not a people.

This people of Israel shall be moved to anger and envy, by the sight of those mercies, which, diverting from them, I shall bestow upon the Gentiles, whom now they scorn as no people of God.

XXXII. 22 For a fire is kindled in mine anger, and shall burn unto the lowest hell.

Those judgments, which I will inflict in my wrathful displeasure, shall be most vehement, and unconceivably fearful.

XXXII. 24 They shall be burnt with hunger.

Their skins shall turn black with famine.

XXXII. 30 Except their Rock had sold them.

If God, who was wont to be their refuge, had not given them up into the hands of their enemies, to be bought and sold as slaves. XXXII. 31 For their rock is not as our Rock, even our enemies themselves being judges.

For the gods, in whom the heathen trust, are not like unto our God, even in the judgment of our enemies themselves, who have

had experience of the wonderful power of God, both in his judgments and our deliverances.

XXXII. 32 Their vine is of the vine of Sodom, and of the fields of Gomorrah; their grapes are grapes of gall, their clusters are bitter.

The fruits that they yield are unsavoury and unwholesome; such as were yielded by those wicked cities of Sodom and Gomorrah: so abominably evil are their lives, as were those of the cities accursed and consumed from heaven; their works are most distasteful and odious in the judgment of the Almighty.

XXXII. 33 Their wine is the poison of dragons.

Their best actions are to God, as the deadliest poison is to the taste of men.

XXXII. 34 Is not this laid up in store with me, and sealed up among my treasures?

Are not these wickednesses taken notice of, and kept in perpetual remembrance by me; and, in my eternal decree, reserved to a most certain judgment?

XXXII. 40 I lift up my hand to heaven, and say, I live for ever. I swear by myself, and say, As I live for ever, I will be avenged on mine enemies.

XXXII. 42 I will make mine arrows drunk with blood.

I will, by my revenging hand, work an exceeding great slaughter amongst mine enemies.

XXXII. 47 It is your life.

It is that, which if ye do, ye shall live in performing it.

XXXIII. 2 The LORD came from Sinai, and rose up from Seir unto them; he shined forth from mount Paran, and he came with ten thousands of his saints: from his right hand went a fiery law for them.

God, like a glorious sun, imparted his beams unto Israel; beginning his course at their first entering into the wilderness, and rising still up to them by the proof of his goodness, in their passage through the land of Edom: he shined forth brightly, as at noon day, to them, when he blessed the elders of Israel with a large measure of his Spirit; and he guarded his people with ten thousands of his powerful angels; in whose attendance he did, in fire, deliver his law majestically and terribly to Israel.

XXXIII. 3 All his saints are in thy hand: and they sate down at thy feet; every one shall receive of thy words.

O God, all thy holy and chosen people are in thy safe and blessed protection: they attended upon thee, at the foot of the mount Sinai; and, with awe and reverence, received the words of thy law, which thou spakest unto them.

XXXIII. 5 He was king in Jeshurun,

Moses was the prince and governor of Israel.

XXXIII. 7 And bring him unto his people: let his hands be sufficient for him.

Bring him home from his wars with victory and peace: let his hand

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be so strengthened by thee, that it may be able to subdue all his enemies.

XXXIII. 8 Let thy Urim and thy Thummim be with thy holy one, whom thou didst prove in Massah.

Be gracious to the tribe of Levi; and furnish thou thy high priest, whom thou hast chosen out of it, with those excellent graces, which thou hast figured in his breast-plate, with perfection of knowledge and sanctity. Thus do thou bless the son of that thy servant Aaron, whom thou provedst at Massah, &c.

XXXIII. 12 He shall dwell between his shoulders.

God shall take up his dwelling in that chief city, which, in part, pertaineth to the tribe of Benjamin, even the holy city Jerusalem. XXXIII. 13 For the dew, and for the deep that coucheth beneath. For the dew, that falleth from above; and for the water-springs, that fruiten his plants from below.

XXXIII. 14 And for the precious fruits brought forth by the sun, and for the precious fruits put forth by the moon.

And for those precious fruits, which are brought forth by the warmth of the sun-beams, and by the kindly moisture of the night, and by the influence of the moon.

XXXIII. 15 And for the chief things of the ancient mountains, &c. And for those choice fruits, which ripen best upon the mountains; those eminent mountains, which have so continued ever since their first creation, and are now famous in the inheritance of Joseph.

XXXIII. 16 For the good will of him that dwelt in the bush. For the gracious favour and benediction of that God, who appeared to me in that bush, which consumed not.

XXXIII. 17 His glory is like the firstling of his bullock, and his horns are like the horns of unicorns; with them he shall push the people together to the ends of the earth: and they are the ten thousands of Ephraim, and they are the thousands of Manasseh. The tribe of Ephraim shall be glorious and lusty, full of beauty and courage, like to a fair young bullock in his best strength; and his power shall be great and unresistible, wherewith he shall conquer far-remote nations. Lo, thus successful and victorious shall be both the sons of Joseph, Ephraim and Manasseh, but especially Ephraim, who shall exceed his brother no less than ten degrees.

XXXIII. 18 Rejoice, Zebulun, in thy going out; and, Issachar, in thy tents.

Much cause of joy mayst thou have, O Zebulun, in all thy goings out, whether for traffic or for war; and thou, Issachar, his elder brother, in thy quiet habitations at home.

XXXIII. 20 He dwelleth as a lion, and teareth the arm with the crown of the head..

Gad shall dwell commodiously for spoiling his enemies; of whom he shall make his prey, like to a strong fierce lion, which teareth the head from the shoulders of that beast, which he seizeth upon. XXXIII. 21 And he provided the first part for himself, because there, in a portion of the lawgiver, he was seated.

He made a wise and early provision for himself, in planting hims

self on this side Jordan, in that portion, which, upon his suit, was allotted him by the ruler and lawgiver of Israel.

XXXIII. 22 Dan is a lion's whelp: he shall leap from Bashan. Dan shall fly upon his enemies, like some fell and fierce young lion, that is bred in the mountain of Bashan.

XXXIII. 24 Let him dip his foot in oil.

He shall dwell in a rich soil, and shall abound with the plenty of all earthly blessings.

XXXIII. 25 Thy shoes shall be iron and brass.

The earth, whereon thou shalt tread, shall be stored with all useful metals, as iron and brass, and the like of those kinds.

XXXIV. 6 And he buried him in a valley in the land of Moab. God did this honour to his servant Moses, that he did, without the aid of any mortal hand, provide a grave for him, and there interred him accordingly.

XXXIV. 10 Face to face. See Numb. xii. 8.


V. 9 I have this day rolled away the reproach of Egypt off you. I have taken away from you that your uncircumcision, which you have kept all this while, out of that irreligious carelessness which your fathers brought with them out of Egypt.

V. 14 Nay; but as captain of the host of the LORD am I now


It is far from me, to be for thine adversaries; no, I am that angel of the covenant, who am come to lead and protect the troops of


V. 15 Loose thy shoe, &c. See Exod. iii. 5.

VI. 17 The city shall be accursed, even it, and all that are therein, to the LORD.

The city shall be devoted to an absolute destruction, and all the living creatures that are in it; and sequestered to a revenge and extirpation, from the Lord.

VI. 26 He shall lay the foundation thereof in his firstborn, and in his youngest son shall he set up the gates of it.

When he lays the first stone in the foundation, let his eldest son. die; and when he hath finished it, and set up the gates, let his youngest son die: so let him be left utterly childless, that will go about to re-edify that city, which God would have lie waste.

See 1 Kings xvi. 34.

VII. 5 The hearts of the people melted, and became as water. They began to be disheartened, and their courage and spirit began to fail them.

VII. 19 My son, I pray thee give glory to the LORD, &c.

As thou hast offended and dishonoured God, by thy sin, so now

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