1 a That is, he went forthe on his journey.
1 / Ebr. to the land of the children of the East.
2 b Thus he was directed by the onely prouidence of God who brought him also to Labans house.
4 c It semeth that in those daies the custom was to call euen strangers brethren.
6 d Or, is he in peace?, by the which worde the Ebrewes signifie all prospertie.
13 e That is, the cause why he departed his fathers house & what he sawe in the way.
13 ! Jaakob cometh to Laban and serveth seuen yere for Rahel.
14 f That is, of my blood and kinred.
20 g Meaning, after that the yeres were accomplished.
21 / Ebr. my daies are ful.
23 ! Leah broght to his bed in stede of Rahel.
23 h The cause why Jaakob was deceiued was, that in olde time the wife was couered with a vaile, when she was broght to her housband in signe of chastitie and shamefastnes.
26 i He estemed more the profit that he had of Jaakobs seruice then ether his promes or the maner of the countrie, thogh he alledged custome for his excuse.
27 ! He serveth seuen yeres more for Rahel.
31 k This declareth, that oft times thei, which are despised of men, are fauoured of God.
31 / Hebr. opened her wombe.
32 ! Leah conceiueth and beareth four sonnes.
32 l Hereby appeareth that she had recours to God in her affliction.
32 m For children are a great cause of mutual loue betwene man and wife.
35 / Ebr. stood from bearing.