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8 And when the prince shall enter, k he || 13 Thou shalt + daily prepare a burntshall go in by the way of the porch of that offering unto the Lord of a lamb of the gate, and he shall go forth by the way | first year without blemish: thou shalt prethereof.

Il pare it every morning. 9 But when the people of the land shall I 14 And thou shalt prepare a meat-offerI come before the Lord in the solemning for it every morning, the sixth part of feasts, m he that entereth in by the way of an ephah, and the third part of an hin of the north-gate to worship, shall go out by oil, to temper with the fine four; a meatthe way of the south gate; and he that offering continually, by a perpetual ordientereth by the way of the south-gate, shall nance unto the LORD. go forth by the way of the north-gate; he I 15 Thus shall they prepare the lamb, shall not return by the way of the gate and the meat-offering, and the oil, every whereby he came in, but shall go forth morning for a continual burnt-offering. over against it.

(Practical Observations.] 10 And the prince in the midst of | 16 Thus saith the Lord God; y If the them, when they go in, shall go in; and prince give a gift unto any of his sons, the when they go forth, shall go forth.

inheritance thereof shall be his sons', it 11 And in the feasts and in the solem- shall be their possession by inheritance. nities, P the meat-offering shall be an ephah 17 But if he give a gift of his inheritto a bullock, and an ephah to a ram, and ance to one of his servants, then it shall be to the lambs as he is able to give, and an his ? to the year of liberty; after, it shall bin of oil to an ephah.

return to the prince: but his inheritance 12 Now when the prince shall prepare shall be his sons' for them. 9 a voluntary burnt-offering, or peace- 18 Moreover a the prince shall not take offerings voluntarily unto the Lord, one of the people's inheritance by oppression, shall then 'open him the gate that look-to thrust them out of their possession; but eth toward the east, and he shall pre- || he shall give his sons' inheritance out of pare his burnt-offering and his peace-offer- || his own possession: that my people be not ings, Sas he did on the sabbath day: then scattered every map from his possession. he shall go forth, and after his going forth | 19 | Aster, he brought me through e the one shall shut the gate.

t Ex. 29:38-42. Num. 28:3—1 42. John 8:35,36. Rom. 8:15 k 2. 44:1—3. Col. 1:13. 1o Lev. 23: Num. 15: 28: 29: I E.. 23.14-17. 34:23. Deut. / Deut. 16:

1:29. 1 Pet. 1:19,20. Rev. z Lev. 25:10. Matt. 25:14_29.

| Luke 19:25,26. Gal. 4:30,31. 16:16. Ps. 84.7.

p 7. m 1:12,17.

| * Heb. a son of his year. Ex. a 45:8. Ps. 72:24. 78:72. ls. Phil. 3:13,14, Heb. 4 Lev. 1:3. 23:38. Num. 29:

| 11:3,4. 32:1,2. Jer. 23:5,6. 10.33. 2 Pet. 2:20,21. n 2 Sam. 6:14-19. i Chr. 29: 21.

Up Heb. morning by morning. b 22:27. 1 Kings 21:19. Mic. 2 Chr. 5:6. 7:5—7. 29:31. }| Il Ps. 92:2. Is. 50:4.

2:1,2. 31-4. 20.22. 2 Chr. 6:2-4 7:4,5. Ezra 1:4. 3.5. 6:17. Rom. 12:

o Num. 28:5.

c Ps. 68:18. John 10:28. Eph. 20.27, 28. 29. 23,29. 31:30.31. 1 1. Eph. 5:2. Neh. 8:8,9. Ps. 42:4. 122:1- r 12.8. 41:3.

y Gen. 25:5,6. 2 Chr. 21:3. Ps. | 34:3—6,21. 4. Matt. 18:20. 22.20. Heb. I s 14:17.

37:18. Matt. 25:34. Luke 10: e 40:4 146. 12:9.

8,10. Dan. 8,11-13.


-17,2932. Gal. 4:7.



1 Kings 3:4.

Chr. 99 | 1:5. Lev. 12:marg.

1 x Heb. 7:27. 9:26, 10:1---10.

3:6. 4:14-16.

Rev. 2:1.

V. 8, 9. None but the prince might enter || ‘since all men are equal in the sight of God.' che sanctuary from the east, and there was no | Lowth. (Marg. Res.) entrance froin the west; so that all the people I V. 11. Marg. Ref.--Notes, 4-7. v. 7. 45:18 must enter from the north, or from the south. || --27. (.Note, 1-3.) But those who entered from the V. 12. When the service is performed, he north were to go out by the south; and they l 'shall go back the same way, (8) and the porter who entered by the south, to go out by the 'shall shut the gate after him; because it may north. This may signify, that every thing ! 'not stand open upon ordinary days.' Loroth. should be regulated, in respect of divine wor- || (Marg. Ref.--Note, 1--3.) ship, in that way which niay most effectually T V. 13— 15. (Marg. and Marg. Ref.--Notes, prevent disorder and interruption: but it is | Ex. 29:38 -41. Num. 28:3–10.)" It is observagenerally supposed to intimate that men ble, that nothing is here said about "the evenshould go forward, and make progress in re- | ing-sacrifice;" or the additional lamb, mornligion, and go through with it; and not be su- || ing and evening, on "the sabbath-days.” Many perficial, hypocritical, or apostate.--"There suppose the evening-sacrifice to be included: being no passage or thoroughfare out of the but as “the morning" is repeated in a remark'temple westward; if the people had entered able manner, and the evening is not once men'in ai the east gate, they must have returned tioned; it seems rather to be an intimation of 'back the same way they came in; which that cbange in the externals of religion, which 'would have been turning their back upon God the coming of Christ would introduce. "and the place of his residence.' Lowth.--As V. 16–18. This may signify, that princes the prince was to return by the east gate, this in those days will not waste their revenues in reason is scarcely conclusive. (Marg. Ref.) enriching favorites and dependants. The

V. 10. Though the prince was directed to Il prince might settle a perpetual inheritance on enter and return by a way of his own; yet he his sons; but the grant made to any servant might enter the sanctuary at the same time, I would expire at the year of jubilee.--Some and continue as long tbere as the people; and think, that this implies, that Christ our Prince thus testify his fellowship with them in the gives his children, or true believers, their inworship of God.--He shall pay the same at- || heritance unalienably: but those whom he ouly 'tendance upon God's worship with the people; Il endues with gifts aud talents, and employs in

entry, which was at the side of the gate, ll every corner of the court there was a into the holy chambers of the priests, which court. looked toward the north; and, behold, there 22 In the four corners of the court was a place on the two sides westward. there were courts joined, of forty cubits

20 Then said he unto me, This is the long and thirty broad: these four i corners place where the priests shall 'boil the tres were of one measure. pass-offering and the sin-offering, where 23 And there was a row of building they shall & bake the meat-offering; that they | round about in them, round about them bear them not out into the outer court, -to four, and it was made with boiling-places sanctify the people.

ll under the rows round about. 21 Then he brought me forth into the 24 Then said he unto me, These are outer court, and caused me to pass by the the places of them that boil, i where the four corners of the court; and, behold, *in ministers of the house shall boil the sacris 44:29. 1 Sam. 2:13—15. 21 Heb. a court in a corner office of the people. Chr. 35:13.

a court; and a court in a g Lev. 2: 4 7 . 7: corner of a court.

| Or, made with chimneys. i 20. Matt. 24:45. John 21.15 h See on 44:19.

t Heb. cornered.

-17. Pet. 3:2. some part of his service, whilst they remain un- | er business of the whole day: and it may be regenerate, will be deprived of all, when true | right occasionally to appropriate a day from Christians receive the full possession of their the other six, to be spent in a similar manner. inheritance. And in this case, the eighteenth || -It behoves those in authority to use their inverse may be considered as descriptive of the fluence and example, in promoting a general character and government of our Prince of regard to the worship of God, and their wealth Peace. (Marg. Ref.)

in preparing every thing for it; they should V. 19-24.° The' flesh of the sacrifices, frequent his holy ordinances with reverence 'which were to be eaten, was to be boiled, ex and attention, and without betraying any 'cept the flesh of the passover. (2 Chr. 35:13.) || symptoms of weariness: for, however they "So it is taken notice of as a piece of daintiness may be distinguished in other matters from '... in the sons of Eli, that they would not have their subjects, they are in the sight of God 'the flesh which came to their share sodden, entirely upon a level with them; and every but roasted. (1 Sam. 2:15.) ... The Hebrew | distinction admissible respecting his worship, 'word Keturoh, translated joined, is rendered in between them and others, must be confined “the margin, made with chimneys, which sense merely to external circumstances. But wheth'very well agrees with the description. ... Thereer rulers will or will not join with us, in at'was a place in the inner court for bojling the tending on the lively ordinances, in which 'trespass and sin-offerings; (19,20.) and boiling || “Christ is set forth as evidently crucified ‘places might be appointed for' boiling the among us;" he, our Prince of Peace, will sure'peace-offeringe, which ... perhaps were dress-ly manifest his presence amidst us: and espeled by the Levites; ... whereas the former were cially when we spend his holy day with his 'boiled by the priests in the court properly be- || assembled saints, and feed by bumble faith on longing to them.' Lowth.- About the walls of the Sacrifice, which he has prepared and offer'these little courts, wbich were as kitchens, lled for us. In expectation and assurances of 'were little chambers for the cooks.' (Marg. his glorious and gracious presence, we should and Marg. Ref:)-The most holy things, of worship with reverence in his courts; abound which none but the priests might eat, were to in spiritual sacrifices; consecrate our talents be prepared in the inner court: the peace-offer- and substance to him, according to our ability; ings, of which the people partook, were to be and take care that every thing be done decentboiled in these little courts, at the corners of ly and in order. We should recollect, that the outward court. The direction, "not to Press forward is the Christian's motto: we bear the most holy things out into the outer must still depart further and further from our court, to sanctify the people," may intimate, sins, and sinful pursuits and connexions; and that the peculiar privileges of believers are not get further into the knowledge, practice, and granted, or left open to unconverted persons; experience of the gospel; and we should dread and that they should not promiscuously be ad-l a hypocritical profession and worship, which mitted to partake of the Lord's supper: as generally terminate in a man's returning into this tends to induce in theni au opinion, that his old course of sin and death.-The Lord they are holy persons, and need not conver- | has prescribed us many duties, as of indission; and thus occasions much superstition pensable obligation: but he has also graciousand delusion. (Note, 44:17–20, v. 19.) li ly left many things to our voluntary choice;

especially as to the proportion of our time and PRACTICAL OBSERVATIONS. // substance, to be appropriated to his immediV. 1-15.

ate worship and service: that they, who We should worship and commune with God | “greatly delight in his companuments," may every day, in our closets and families, and in abound in them to his glory, the edification of public as we have time and opportunity. On their brethren, and their own benefit; without six days of the week indeed, men are called entangling their own consciences, or prescribto serve God in their temporal employments; | ing rules that might be inexpedient to others; and must not neglect those duties, even for or inducing them to formal services, for which the sake of spending all their time in his more they have no heart, and in which God could immediate worship. But on his own day we have no pleasure. But we must never onit all should occupy ourselves wholly in his sa-l our daily worship, nor neglect to apply the cred service: and, laying aside every other sacrifice of the Lamb of God to our souls, for employment and all avocations, as inuch as | pardon, peace, and salvation, may be, and shaking off sloth and inactivity, li

V. 16–24. we must learn to delight in the succession of|| Our King of peace and righteousness will one religious exercise to another, as the prop-ll enrich all his spiritual progeny with an un


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3 And when the man that had the line The prophet is shewn waters springing from under the threshold in his hand went forth eastward, he measurof the temple, growing wider and deeper, and at length becoming an impassable riier, which healed the desert, and the derd ser; abounded with fish; and had on each bank fruit-trees filled with new fruit every month, the leaves of which served [through the waters; the waters * were to for medicine, 1-12. The borders of the land appointed, as the ancles. to be divided among Israelites and sojourners, 13-13 AFTERWARD he brought me again

4 Again he measured a thousand, and A unto a the door of the house; and,

brought me through the waters; 'the waters pehold, waters issued out from under

were to the knees. Again he measured a the threshold of the house eastward: for tho

thousand, and brought me through; the the fore-front of the house stood toward

For waters were to the loins.

! the east, and the waters came down from

5 Afterward he measu: ed a thousand; under, from the right side of the house, at a

and it was a river that I could not pass

"lover: for the waters were risen, & waters the south side of the altar. 2 Then brought he me out of the way

he woullt to swim in, a river that could not be passof the gate northward, and led me about je

ed over. the way without unto the outer gate, by the l...

Thell 6 And he said unto me, Son of man,

ild 40:3. Zech. 2:1. Rev. 11: Col. 1:6. way that looketh eastward; and, behold, .3:15.**

5 Dan. 2:34,35. Hab. 2:14.

le Luke 24:49. Acts 2:4,33. 10: there ran out waters on the right side.

Matt. 13:31,32. Rev. 7:9. 11:

45,46. 11:16_-18. a 41.2, 23–26. | Rev. 22:1.

|* Heb. of the ancles. b Ps. 46:4. Is. 30:25. Joel 3:18. 44:2.4.

f Acts 19:10–20. Rom. 15:19. Zech. 148. John 7:37-39.

d. behold, I.; 22 24:49. Acts 2:4,50.-1.15. 20. Fowimining.

alienable inheritance: nor will he let any mandoors of the house: but he now for the first in any way serve him, without allotting him a time discovered a very small stream of waters, suitable reward. But it will be dreadful to be (so the word signifies,) springing forth from put off with a revocable portion, and to be under the threshold of the house eastward, left utterly destitute, when the children shall at his right band, and at the south-side of the receive their full liberty and eternal inberit altar. These waters no doubt were an eniblem ance: let us then rest in nothing short of re- of the “gospel preached with the Holy Ghost generating grace, and the Spirit of adoption sent down from heaven" to render it effectuwitnessing with our spirits, that we are chil al; and conveying with it all spiritual blessdren and heirs of God.-If all princes had in ings to the souls of believers, and to the nations them the mind that was in Christ; their peace- ll of the earth. (Marg. Ref. b.-Note, Rev. 22:1.) able subjects would never have cause to com->The gradual rise of the waters represented plain of being thrust out of their possessions, l'in this vision, denotes the large effusion of the or scattered from them; in order that favorites l'Spirit, which was very remarkable at the first and dependants might be enriched with the publication of the gospel, and its wonderful spoil. They would rather straiten themselves increase from small beginnings; and will be to relieve the people; as “knowing the grace 'so again, when God shall "pour the Spirit of of Christ, who, though he was rich, for our lógrace" upon the Jews, in order to their consakes became poor, that we through his pov- l 'version. (Zech. 12:10.) ... The supplies of erty might be rich.”—The minister of the 'grace are often represented, in the holy wrigospel is as truly serving Christ and the peo-|| 'ters, under the metaphor of a river, and ple, when in his study he is searching the 'streams watering the dry and thirsty earth, scriptures, meditating, and preparing for his 'both cleansing and making fruitful the ground work, as when he is publicly preaching the 'where they pass. The metaphor is probably word' to the congregation. He should endeav- | 'taken from the river that watered paradise.' or to get well acquainted with his instructions, | Lowth. (Marg. and Marg. Ref. cf.-Note, and to speak from a matured judgment, and Gen. 2:10–14.)-When the prophet had been an experienced heart, and with fervency of shewn the source of these waters, he was led spirit: he should be careful, both in dispens- | by his conductor to observe the progress and ing the word, and in adıninistering the sacra-l increase of them: and, as the east-gate was ments, to guard the people against superstition shut, he was brought out from the temple and false confidence, and from mistaking the northward.-When his conductor, with ihe notion or form for "the power of godliness:" line in his hand, had measured the length of a and every thing, in his outward accommoda-| thousand cubits from the source, he led the tions, and manner of life, and his method of prophet across the waters, which only reachspending his time, should be so regulated, as ed to his ancles: but continuing to try their may best tend to make him “approved unto depth every thousand cubits, he found them God, a workman that needeth not be ashamed, l grow still deeper every time, till they could no rightly dividing the word of truth.”

longer be forded, but were become a river im

passable, except by swimming.–This was an NOTES.

emblem of the progress of Christianity, from CHAP. XLVII. V. 1-5. This part of the small beginnings to an immense increase: and vision must be understood figuratively; which is the latter part of the representation may relate is importaut, in forming a determination con- | to the times, when the gospel shall fill the earth, cerning the import of the whole vision.- and produce the most extensive and important Doubtless both Solomon's, temple and the sec- il good effects on the state of mankind in every ond temple were well supplied with water, Ination.-Thus the river signifies the same as conveyed thither in order to wash the sacri- the "stone, cut out without hands, and becomfices, and for similar purposes; and to preserve' ing a great mountain and filling the wholo every thing clean and wholesome: but these earth;" and the grain of mustard seed becomwaters flowed originally from the temple, not as 'ing a large plant, like a tree in which the fowls. a common sewer, but as a delightful iertilizing of the air make their nests. (Marg. and Marg. river. The prophet had before surveyed the Ref.g.--Notes, Is. 2:2–5. 9:5,6. Dan. 2:34,35,44,

li hast thou seen this? Then he brought me,ll 10 And it shall come to pass, that the and caused me to return to the brink of || • fishes shall stand upon it, from P Engedi the river.

even unto En-eglaim; they shall be a place 7 Now when I had returned, behold, at to spread forth nets; their fish shall be acthe * bank of the river were very many || cording to their kinds, as the fish of the trees on the one side, and on the other. Igreat sea, exceeding many.

8 Then said he unto me, These waters 11 But the miry places thereof and the issue out toward the east country, kand gomarishes thereof shall not be healed; they down into the desert, and go into the sea: shall be 'given to salt. which being brought forth into the sea, 'the 12 And by the river upon the bank waters shall be healed.

thereof, on this side and on that side, shall 9 And it shall come to pass that every || ll grow all trees for meat, 'whose leaf shall thing that liveth, which moveth, whitherso- not fade, neither shall the fruit thereof be ever the # rivers shall come, mshall live: consumed: it shall bring forth fpew fruit and there shall be a very great multitude of || according to his months, because their fish, because these waters shall come thither; l waters they issued out of the sanctuary: for they shall be healed: and every thing and the fruit thereof shall be for meat, and shall live whither the river cometh.

ll the leaf thereof for ** medicine. h 8:17. 40:4. 44-5. Jer. 1:11-11 2 Kings 2:19–22. 1s. 11:6-9. 1o Matt. 4:19. 13:47–50. Mark Deut. 29. 3. Judy. 9:45 h 13. Zech. 42. 5:2. Matt. 13: Mal. 1:11. Matt. 13:15.

1:17. Luke 5:4-10. John 21: 107:34. Jer. 170. Mark se 51.

t Heb. trto rivers, Ps. 78:16. 113-11. + Heb. lip. 1 Kings 9:26. 2 m John 5:25. 6:63. 11:25. 14:6, lip 2 Chr. 20:2.

$7. Ps. 92:12. Is 60-21 $I$ Kings 2:13. margins.

19. Rom. 8:2. 1 Cor. 15:45. || 15. 48:23. Num. 34:6. Josh || Heb. come up. i 12. Gen, 2:9,10. Rev. 22:2. Eph. 2:1-5.

i Job 8:16. Ps. 1.3. Jer. 172 k Is. 35:7. 41:17-19. 43:20. 44: n 18. 49.12. 60:3—10. Zech. 2:|| Or, and that wbich shall not 1 Or, principal

3-5. 49:9,10. Jer. 31:9. 11. 8:21-23. Acts 2.41,47. Il be healed, shall be, dc. Heb. ** Or, bruises and sera. It + Or, plain, Deut. 3:17. 4:49. 4:4. 5.14. 6:7. 21:20. Greek. || 6:4-8. 10:26-31. 2 Pet. 2:19 6. Jer. 8 32 Rey, 192 Josh 3:16.

-22. Res. 21:8. 22:11.

45. Matt. 13:31,32.) The passage may also be ed: till at length the most hopeless and beaccommodated to the progressive growth in nighted nations would be abundantly filled knowledge and holiness of true Christians: with the light and holiness of true religion. and it is often applied to the holy scriptures, | (Marg. and Marg. Ref.-Joel 3:18–21, e. 18. in which are some things plain to the meanest Matt 4:18–22, v. 19. 13:47–50. Luke 5:1-JI, capacity, and others incomprehensible to the l v. 10.) most exalted created understanding; and only. The rivers, &c. (9) “The word "rivers and to be apprehended by faith, as a river that can- | 'river," are promiscuously used in this verse: not be forded.

'though sone of the Jewish writers are of V. 7. Trees, &c.] Marg, and Marg. Ref.l'opinion, that these waters divide themselves, -Note, 12.

l'and some flow eastward, and others westV. 8—10. These waters ran eastward into 'ward; which opinion they ground ... chiefly the desert, and then into the sea; which is upon the words of Zechariah. 14:8.' Loutk. supposed to mean the dead sea, or the lake of(Note, Zech. 14:6-9, v. 8.) The dual (marg.) Sodom, that lay east of Jerusalem. In this seems to mark out two rivers; but as the word sea it is said no living creature is found; at rendered "country" (8) is Galilee, it perhaps least it is evident, that it does not abound | implies that one river flowed into the sea of with fish, as other seas do. But the prophet Galilee, though that which flowed into the was informed by his conductor, that when the dead sea be principally noticed. waters from the sanctuary should enter the sea, V. 11. There would, however, still remain its waters also would become wholesome, and some marshes, creeks, or swamps, into which fit for the production and habitation of fishes, I these healing waters could not find an enand of every living thing found in other seas; l) trance; and these would be left incurably sterfor to every place whither they flowed they lil and worthless. This represents the case of would coinmunicate life abundantly: so that those, who reject, neglect, or pervert the gosfishers would spread their nets from one side pel; or those countries, which exclude it from of this lake of Sodom to another, (for En-gedi among them. In short it is the only healing lay on one side, and En-eglaim on the other i medicine for the distempers of our fallen race side, of the lake,) and take exceedingly great and they will be given up as reprobate to final quantities of all those kinds of fish, which they ruin who are not healed by it. (Marg. and had been used to catch in the Mediterranean Marg. Ref.-Notes, Heb. 6:4-8. 2 Pet. 2:20sea. «Mystically denoting the healing virtue 22.) 'of God's grace to cure the vices and corrup V. 12. St. John has almost transcribed this 'tions of wicked men.' Lowth. This repre-l part of the vision, and applied it to the salvasented the efficacy of the gospel, when attend tion of Christ, as perfected in the felicity of ed by the pouring out of the Holy Spirit, to heaven. (Note, Rev. 22:2–5, v. 2.) In his viscominunicate spiritual life to the most atro- i ion, the trees, on each side of the river of the cious sinners, like those of Sodom; to render water of Life, seem to signify the several parts the Gentile nations productive of numerous ! of the mediatorial work of Christ, and the sufconverts; checking the progress of iniquity, ficiency of his salvation to supply all the variundermining the foundations of idolatry, re-lous wants of believers, and to complete their forming cities and countries, and bringing uninterrupted felicity. Many expos tors inmen to know, worship, and serve the one liv- terpret this verse of believers, who are "trees ing and true God, where his name had not of righteousness" planted on the banks of this before been known. So tbat the ministers of river in great abundance. Yet the pleuteous Christ would meet with abundant encourage- il provisions of the gospel, the preciolis promisment to labor, and to preach the gospel, where ies of the sacred word, and the privileges of before none ever thought of being so employ-ll believers, as communicated to their souls by

13 | Thus saith the Lord God; " This || 8 from Gilead, and from the land of Israel shall be the border whereby ye shall in- || by - Jordan, from the border unto the eas: herit the land, according to the twelve sea. And this is the east side. tribes of Israel: * Joseph shall have two || 19 And the south side southward, from portions.

li Tamar even to the waters of Ostrife in 14 And ye shall inherit it, one as well || Kadesh, the | river to the great sea. And as another; concerning the which I * lifted this is the south side " southward. up mine hand to give it unto your fathers: 1 20 The west side also shall be the great and this land shall y fall unto you for in- | sea from the border, till a man come over heritance.

against Hamath. This is the west side. 15 2 And this shall be the border of the 21 So shall ye divide this land unto land toward the north side, from the great you, according to the tribes of Israel. sea, the way of a Hethlon, as men go to 22 And it shall come to pass, that " ye • Zedad;

shall divide it by lot for an inheritance unto 16 c Hamath, d Berothah, Sibraim, you, ' and to the strangers that sojourn which is between the border of e Damas among you, which shall beget children cus, and the border of Hamath; + Hazar- | among you: and they shall be unto you as hatticon, which is by the coast of Hauran. | born in the country among the children of

17 And the border from the sea shall || Israel: m they shall have inheritance with be' Hazar-enan, the border of Damascus, Il you among the tribes of Israel. and the north northward, and the border 23 And it shall come to pass, that in of Hamath: and this is the north side. || what tribe the stranger sojourneth, there

18 And the east side ye shall measure shall ye give him his inheritance, saith the * from Hauran, and from Damascus, and | Lord God. u Num. 34:2-12

Ib Num. 34:8. X 48:5,6. Gen. 48:5. 1 Chr. Num. 13:21. 1 Kings 8:65. & Gen. 31:23,47. Galead. Num. 1 1 Or, toward Ternan. 5:). Jer. 3:18. 31:1. Am. 6:14. Zech. 9:2. 32:1. Judg. 10:8.

k 13,14. • Or, swore. 20:5,6,28,42. Gen. | d 2 Sam. 8:8. Berothui.

h Gen. 13:10, Job 40:23. 1 Is. 56.6,7. Acts 2:5_10. 11: 12:7. 13:15. 15:7. 17:8. 20:3. e Gen. 14:15. 1 Chr. 18:5.

i 48:28.

18. Eph. 2:19–22. 3:6. Rev. 28:13. Num. 14:16,30. Acts 9:2,

Or, Meribah. Num. 20:13. 7:9,10. y 18:29. Prov. 16:33. | Or, the middle village.

Deut. 52:51. 33:8. Ps. 81:7. m Rom. 10.12. Gal. 3:28,29. 2 17-20. ( 48:1. Num. 34:9. u Or, valley. Josh. 12:3.

Col. 3:11. a 49:1.

Heb. from between. the quickening Spirit, may be aptly thus rep- || that it does not appear, whether any part, or resented. These abound on each side of the what part, of the country east of Jordan, is inriver, wherever the gospel is successfully || cluded witbin the eastern boundary. (Marg. preached: they afford nourishment and de- || and Marg. Ref.bmj.-Notes, Num. 34:1-15. light to the souls of men; they never fade or || Josh. 15:1-12. 16: 17: 18:1–10.) The ten wicher, or are exhausted; they are various, ac- | tribes, as well as Judah and Benjamin, were to cording to the variety of circumstances and be admitted to a full share in the inheritance; occasions, in the Christian's experience; as if and this seems to imply, that the future resa tree should yield a succession of different toration of Israel to the promised land is prekinds of fruit in great abundance, through the dicterl: wbile the circumstance of the stranmonths of the year: and even the leaves serve gers that sojourned in the land, being admitas medicines to their souls; the warnings and ied to a share in the inheritance, as if native reproofs of the word, and the salutary correc Israelites, plainly intimates the calling of the tions of their Father's rod, though generally Gentiles into the church, and their joint inherless valued, and always less pleasant, than di- litance with the Jews in the privileges of the vine consolations, yet tend to heal the mala gospel and in the heavenly felicity. (Marg. dies of their souls, and to restore them to ho Ref.), m.)-Joseph, &c. (13) Marg. Ref. x liness and happiness. (Marg. and Marg. Ref. Noles, Gen. 48:5. 1 Chr. 5:1,2.-l lifted up, &c. -Notes, Gen. 2:8,9. 3:22—24. Prov. 3:18. Rev.|(14) Marg, and Ref. 2:6,7.)- If believers are intended by these trees, the emblem shews that they are render PRACTICAL OBSERVATIONS. ed flourishing and fruitful by the word and The more carefully we examine the things Spirit of God; that they become exceedingly of God and religion, the more interesting will useful; that they persevere in their fruitfulness || be our discoveries concerning them.-All our and usefulness through the various changes of invaluable privileges and advantages are conlife; that they exercise various Christian gra // veyed to us through the gospel; they flow from ces in succession; and that their profession, | Christ, our Teniple, Altar, and Door of access doctrine, example, conversation, and endeav- l to the Father; they all spring from the everors, powerfully tend to instruct, reform, and | lasting love and mercy of our God, through his benefit mankind. (7. Notes, Ps. 1:1-3, v. 3. || atoning sacrifice, and by the sanctification of 92:13–15. Jer. 17:5–8. John 15:2.)—Because the Holy Spirit.' No obstructions of men, or their waters, &c.] Notes, 1–5. Rev. 22:1-6. |fallen angels, can interrupt the communica

V. 13–23. The prophet here again returns tion of spiritual blessings from the fulness of to the division of the land, the account of Christ to the souls of his beloved people: and which had been interrupted by intervening the course of the greatest rivers might far discoveries. (45:1-8.) As no such division of more easily be stopped, than the progress of Canaan took place after the captivity, this his gospel, when God is pleased to prosper the must be understood of future events. Several labors of his servants. It has hitherto continnaines are here added, or changed for others: ued gradually to diffuse its influence; and it yet the boundaries of the land are nearly the will still run wider and deeper in its energy same as were marked out by Moses; except," and effects, till it shall fill, heal, and fructify

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