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not. And it came to pass, as the camels had done drinking, that the man took a golden ear-ring of half a shekel weight, and two bracelets for her hands of ten shekels weight of gold; And said, Whose daughter art thou? tell me, I pray thee: is there room in thy father's house for us to lodge in? And she said unto him, I am the daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah, which she bare unto Nahor. She said moreover unto him, We have both straw and provender enough, and room to lodge in.
And the man bowed down his head, and worshipped the Lord. And he said, Blessed be the Lord God of my master Abraham, who hath not left destitute my master of his mercy and his truth: I being in the way, the Lord led me to the house of my master's brethren. And Rebekah became Isaac's wife.
THE PRAYER OF ISAAC.
GENESIS XXV. 21.
And Isaac intreated the Lord for his
wife because she was barren.
THE ANSWER TO ISAAC'S PRAYER.
GENESIS XXI. 21.
And the Lord was intreated of him.
THE PRAYER OF JACOB.
GENESIS XXXii. 9—12.
And Jacob said, O God of my father Abraham, and God of my father Isaac, the Lord which saidst unto me, Return unto thy country, and to thy kindred, and I will deal well with thee: I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth, which thou hast showed unto thy servant; for with my staff I passed over this Jordan; and now I am become two bands. Deliver me, I pray thee, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau: for I fear him, lest he will come and smite me, and the mother with the children. And thou saidst, I will surely do thee good, and make thy seed as the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude.
THE ANSWER TO JACOB'S PRAYER.
GENESIS XXXiii. 1-11.
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. And he put the handmaids and their children foremost, and Leah and her children after, and Rachel and Joseph hindermost. And he passed over before them, and bowed himself to the ground seven times, until he came near to his brother.
And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, and kissed him: and they wept. And he lifted up his eyes, and saw the women and the children; and said, Who are those with thee? And he said, The children which God hath graciously given thy servant. Then the handmaids came near, they and their children, and they bowed themselves. And Leah also with her children came near, and bowed themselves and after came Joseph near and Rachel, and they bowed themselves. And he said, What meanest thou by all this drove which I met? And he said, These are to find grace in the sight of my lord. And Esau said, I have enough, my
brother; keep that thou hast unto thyself. And Jacob said, Nay, I pray thee, if now I have found grace in thy sight, then receive my present at my hand: for therefore I have seen thy face, as though I had seen the face of God, and thou wast pleased with me. Take, I pray thee, my blessing that is brought to thee; because God hath dealt graciously with me, and because I have enough. And he urged him, and he took it.
THE PRAYER OF JACOB.
GENESIS XXXii. 26.
And Jacob said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.
THE LORD'S ANSWER.
GENESIS xxxii. 27, 28-30.
What is thy name? And he said, Jacob. And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and
hast prevailed. And he blessed him there. And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.
THE PRAYER OF THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL.
EXODUS ii. 23.
And the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up unto God by reason of the bondage.
THE ANSWER TO THEIR PRAYER.
EXODUS ii. 24, 25.
And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect unto them.
EXODUS iii. 7-9.
And the Lord said unto Moses, I have surely seen the affliction of my people