11 0 11 0 0 11:8 He that is called Abraham: or, Abraham being called. 11 8 11 0 0 11:19 For a parable: That is, as a figure of Christ, slain and coming to life again. 11 19 11 0 0 11:21 Adored the top of his rod: The apostle here follows the ancient Greek Bible of the seventy interpreters, (which translates in this manner, Gen. 47.31.,) and alleges this fact of Jacob, in paying a relative honour and veneration to the top of the rod or sceptre of Joseph, as to a figure of Christ's sceptre and kingdom, as an instance and argument of his faith. But some translators, who are no friends to this relative honour, have corrupted the text, by translating it, he worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff; as if this circumstance of leaning upon his staff were any argument of Jacob's faith, or worthy the being thus particularly taken notice of by the Holy Ghost. 11 21 11 0 0 Content-type: text/html; charset=utf-8
¤ Chapter 11: What faith is. Its wonderful fruits and efficacy demonstrated in the fathers.