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Acts to Revelation
      After much expectation, and many enquiries, the last volume of the late reverend Mr. Henry's Exposition now appears in the world. The common disadvantages that attend posthumous productions will doubtless be discerned in this; but we hope, though there a ... read more

Genesis to Deuteronomy
      Though it is most my concern, that I be able to give a good account to God and my own conscience, yet, perhaps, it will be expected that I give the world also some account of this bold undertaking; which I shall endeavour to do with all plainness, and as ... read more

Genesis, Chapter 1
      Genesis is a name taken from the Greek, and signifies "the book of generation or production;" it is properly so called, as containing an account of the origin of all things. There is no other history so old. There is nothing in the most ancient book whi ... read more

Genesis, Chapter 10
      The sons of Noah, of Japheth, of Ham. (1-7) Nimrod the first monarch. (8-14) The descendants of Canaan, The sons of Shem. (15-32) Verses 1-7: This chapter shows concerning the three sons of Noah, that of them was the whole earth overspread. No nation ... read more

Genesis, Chapter 11
      One language in the world, The building of Babel. (1-4) The confusion of tongues, The builders of Babel dispersed. (5-9) The descendants of Shem. (10-26) Terah, father of Abram, grandfather of Lot, they remove to Haran. (27-32) Verses 1-4: How soon me ... read more

Genesis, Chapter 12
      God calls Abram, and blesses him with a promise of Christ. (1-3) Abram departs from Haran. (4,5) He journeys through Canaan, and worships God in that land. (6-9) Abram is driven by a famine into Egypt, He feigns his wife to be his sister. (10-20) Vers ... read more

Genesis, Chapter 13
      Abram returns out of Egypt with great riches. (1-4) Strife between the herdsmen of Abram and Lot. Abram gives Lot his choice of the country. (5-9) Lot chooses to dwell at Sodom. (10-13) God renews his promise to Abram, who removes to Hebron. (14-18) V ... read more

Genesis, Chapter 14
      The battle of the kings, Lot is taken prisoner. (1-12) Abram rescues Lot. (13-16) Melchizedek blesses Abram. (17-20) Abram restores the spoil. (21-24) Verses 1-12: The wars of nations make great figure in history, but we should not have had the record ... read more

Genesis, Chapter 15
      God encourages Abram. (1) The Divine promise, Abraham is justified by faith. (2-6) God promises Canaan to Abraham for an inheritance. (7-11) The promise confirmed in a vision. (12-16) The promise confirmed by a sign. (17-21) Verse 1: God assured Abram ... read more

Genesis, Chapter 16
      sarai gives Hagar to Abram. (1-3) Hagar's misbehaviour to Sarai. (4-6) The Angel commands Hagar to return, The promise to her Birth of Ishmael. (7-16) Verses 1-3: Sarai, no longer expecting to have children herself, proposed to Abram to take another ... read more

Genesis, Chapter 17
      God renews the covenant with Abram. (1-6) Circumcision instituted. (7-14) Sarai's name changed, Isaac promised. (15-22) Abraham and his family are circumcised. (23-27) Verses 1-6: The covenant was to be accomplished in due time. The promised Seed was ... read more

Genesis, Chapter 18
      The Lord appears to Abraham. (1-8) Sarah's unbelief reproved. (9-15) God reveals to Abraham the destruction of Sodom. (16-22) Abraham's intercession for Sodom. (23-33) Verses 1-8: Abraham was waiting to entertain any weary traveller, for inns were n ... read more

Genesis, Chapter 19
      The destruction of Sodom, and the deliverance of Lot. (1-29) The sin and disgrace of Lot. (30-38) Verses 1-29: Lot was good, but there was not one more of the same character in the city. All the people of Sodom were very wicked and vile. Care was ther ... read more

Genesis, Chapter 2
      he first sabbath. (1-3) Particulars about the creation. (4-7) The planting of the garden of Eden. (8-14) Man is placed in it. (15) God's command. (16,17) The animals named, The making of woman, The Divine institution of marriage. (18-25) Verses 1-3: ... read more

Genesis, Chapter 20
      Abraham's sojourn at Gerar, Sarah is taken by Abimelech. (1-8) Abimelech's rebuke to Abraham. (9-13) Abimelech restores Sarah. (14-18) Verses 1-8: Crooked policy will not prosper: it brings ourselves and others into danger. God gives Abimelech notic ... read more

Genesis, Chapter 21
      Birth of Isaac, Sarah's joy. (1-8) Ishmael mocks Isaac. (9-13) Hagar and Ishmael are cast forth, They are relieved and comforted by an angel. (14-21) Abimelech's covenant with Abraham. (22-34) Verses 1-8: Few under the Old Testament were brought int ... read more

Genesis, Chapter 22
      God commands Abraham to offer up Isaac. (1,2) Abraham's faith and obedience to the Divine command. (3-10) Another sacrifice is provided instead of Isaac. (11-14) The covenant with Abraham renewed. (15-19) The family of Nahor. (20-24) Verse 1,2: We ne ... read more

Genesis, Chapter 23
      The death of Sarah, Abraham applies for a burying-place. (1-13) Sarah's burying-place. (14-20) Verses 1-13: The longest life must shortly come to a close. Blessed be God that there is a world where sin, death, vanity, and vexation cannot enter. Bless ... read more

Genesis, Chapter 24
      Abraham's care for Isaac's marriage. (1-9) The journey of Abraham's servant to Mesopotamia, His meeting with Rebekah. (10-28) Rebekah and her relatives consent to her marriage. (29-53) The happy meeting and marriage of Isaac and rebekah. (54-67) Ve ... read more

Genesis, Chapter 25
      Abraham's family by Keturah, His death and burial. (1-10) God blesses Isaac The descendants of Ishmael. (11-18) The birth of Esau and Jacob. (19-26) The different characters of Esau and Jacob. (27,28) Esau despises and sells his birth-right. (29-34) ... read more

Genesis, Chapter 26
      Isaac, because of famine, goes to Gerar. (1-5) He denies his wife and is reproved by Abimelech. (6-11) Isaac grows rich, The Philistines' envy. (12-17) Isaac digs wells God blesses him. (18-25) Abimelech makes a covenant with Isaac. (26-33) Esau's wives ... read more

Genesis, Chapter 27
      Isaac sends Esau for venison. (1-5) Rebekah teaches Jacob to obtain the blessing. (6-17) Jacob, pretending to be Esau, obtains the blessing. (18-29) Isaac's fear, Esau's importunity. (30-40) Esau threatens Jacob's life, Rebekah sends Jacob away. (41-46 ... read more

Genesis, Chapter 28
      Isaac sends Jacob to Padan-aram. (1-5) Esau marries the daughter of Ishmael. (6-9) Jacob's vision. (10-15) The stone of Beth-el. (16-19) Jacob's vow. (20-22) Verses 1-5: Jacob had blessings promised both as to this world and that which is to come; y ... read more

Genesis, Chapter 29
      Jacob comes to the well of Haran. (1-8) His interview with Rachel, Laban entertains him. (9-14) Jacob's covenant for Rachel, Laban's deceit. (15-30) Leah's sons. (31-35) Verses 1-8: Jacob proceeded cheerfully in his journey, after the sweet communi ... read more

Genesis, Chapter 3
      The serpent deceives Eve. (1-5) Adam and Eve transgress the Divine command, and fall into sin and misery. (6-8) God calls upon Adam and Eve to answer. (9-13) The serpent cursed, The promised Seed. (14,15) The punishment of mankind. (16-19) The first cloth ... read more

Genesis, Chapter 30
      A further account of Jacob's family. (1-13) Rachel beareth Joseph. (14-24) Jacob's new agreement with Laban to serve him for cattle. (25-43) Verses 1-13: Rachel envied her sister: envy is grieving at the good of another, than which no sin is more h ... read more

Genesis, Chapter 31
      Jacob departs secretly. (1-21) Laban pursues Jacob. (23-35) Jacob's complaint of Laban's conduct. (36-42) Their covenant at Galeed. (43-55) Verses 1-21: The affairs of these families are related very minutely, while (what are called) the great event ... read more

Genesis, Chapter 32
      Jacob's vision at Mahanaim, His fear of Esau. (1-8) Jacob's earnest prayer for deliverance, He prepares a present for Esau. (9-23) He wrestles with the Angel. (24-32) Verses 1-8: The angels of God appeared to Jacob, to encourage him with the assuran ... read more

Genesis, Chapter 33
      The friendly meeting of Jacob and Esau. (1-16) Jacob comes to Succoth and Shalem, He builds an altar. (17-20) Verses 1-16: Jacob, having by prayer committed his case to God, went on his way. Come what will, nothing can come amiss to him whose heart is ... read more

Genesis, Chapter 34
      Dinah defiled by Shechem. (1-19) The Shechemites murdered by Simeon and Levi. (20-31) Verses 1-19: Young persons, especially females, are never so safe and well off as under the care of pious parents. Their own ignorance, and the flattery and artifice ... read more

Genesis, Chapter 35
      God commands Jacob to go to Beth-el, He puts away idols from his family. (1-5) Jacob builds an altar, Death of Deborah, God blesses Jacob. (6-15) Death of Rachel. (16-20) Reuben's crime, The death of Isaac. (21-29) Verses 1-5: Beth-el was forgotten. ... read more

Genesis, Chapter 36
      Esau and his descendants. - The registers in this chapter show the faithfulness of God to his promise to Abraham. Esau is here called Edom, that name which kept up the remembrance of his selling his birth-right for a mess of pottage. Esau continued th ... read more

Genesis, Chapter 37
      Joseph is loved of Jacob, but hated by his brethren. (1-4) Joseph's dreams. (5-11) Jacob sends Joseph to visit his brethren, They conspire his death. (12-22) Joseph's brethren sell him. (23-10) Jacob deceived, Joseph sold to Potiphar. (31-36) Verses ... read more

Genesis, Chapter 38
      The profligate conduct of Judah and his family. - This chapter gives an account of Judah and his family, and such an account it is, that it seems a wonder that of all Jacob's sons, our Lord should spring out of Judah, (Heb 7:14). But God will show th ... read more

Genesis, Chapter 39
      Joseph preferred by Potiphar. (1-6) Joseph resists temptation. (7-12) Joseph is falsely accused by his mistress. (13-18) He is cast into prison, God is with him there. (19-23) Verses 1-6: Our enemies may strip us of outward distinctions and ornaments; ... read more

Genesis, Chapter 4
      The birth, employment, and religion of Cain and Abel. (1-7) Cain murders Abel, The curse of Cain. (8-15) The conduct of Cain, His family. (16-18) Lamech and his wives, The skill of Cain's descendants. (19-24) The birth of another son and grandson of Adam ... read more

Genesis, Chapter 40
      The chief butler and baker of Pharaoh in prison, Their dreams interpreted by Joseph. (1-19) The ingratitude of the chief butler. (20-23) Verses 1-19: It was not so much the prison that made the butler and baker sad, as their dreams. God has more ways ... read more

Genesis, Chapter 41
      Pharaoh's dreams. (1-8) Joseph interprets Pharaoh's dreams. (9-32) Joseph's counsel, He is highly advanced. (33-45) Joseph's children, The beginning of the famine. (46-57) Verses 1-8: The means of Joseph's being freed from prison were Pharaoh's ... read more

Genesis, Chapter 42
      Jacob sends ten sons to buy corn. (1-6) Joseph's treatment of his brethren. (7-20) Their remorse, Simeon detained. (21-24) The rest return with corn. (25-28) Jacob refuses to send Benjamin to Egypt. (29-38) Verses 1-6: Jacob saw the corn his neighbou ... read more

Genesis, Chapter 43
      Jacob is persuaded to send Benjamin into Egypt. (1-14) Joseph's reception of his brethren, their fears. (15-25) Joseph makes a feast for his brethren. (26-34) Verses 1-14: Jacob urges his sons to go and buy a little food; now, in time of dearth, a li ... read more

Genesis, Chapter 44
      Joseph's policy to stay his brethren, and try their affection for Benjamin. (1-17) Judah's supplication to Joseph. (18-34) Verses 1-17: Joseph tried how his brethren felt towards Benjamin. Had they envied and hated the other son of Rachel as they ha ... read more

Genesis, Chapter 45
      Joseph comforts his brethren, and sends for his father. (1-15) Pharaoh confirms Joseph's invitation, Joseph's gifts to his brethren. (16-24) Jacob receives the news of Joseph's being alive. (25-28) Verses 1-15: Joseph let Judah go on, and heard all ... read more

Genesis, Chapter 46
      God's promises to Jacob. (1-4) Jacob and his family go to Egypt. (5-27) Joseph meets his father and his brethren. (28-34) Verses 1-4: Even as to those events and undertakings which appear most joyful, we should seek counsel, assistance, and a blessin ... read more

Genesis, Chapter 47
      Joseph presents his brethren to Pharaoh. (1-6) Jacob blesses Pharaoh. (7-12) Joseph's dealings with the Egyptians during the famine. (13-26) Jacob's age. His desire to be buried in Canaan. (27--31) Verses 1-6: Though Joseph was a great man, especial ... read more

Genesis, Chapter 48
      Joseph visits his dying father. (1-7) Jacob blesses Joseph's sons. (8-22) Verses 1-7: The death-beds of believers, with the prayers and counsels of dying persons, are suited to make serious impressions upon the young, the gay, and the prosperous: we ... read more

Genesis, Chapter 49
      Jacob calls his sons to bless them. (1,2) Reuben, Simeon, Levi. (3-7) Judah. (8-12) Zebulun, Issachar, Dan. (13-18) Gad, Asher, Naphtali. (19-21) Joseph and Benjamin. (22-27) Jacob's charge respecting his burial, His death. (28-33) Verse 1,2: All Jac ... read more

Genesis, Chapter 5
      Adam and Seth. (1-5) The patriarchs from Seth to Enoch. (6-20) Enoch. (21-24) Methuselah to Noah. (25-32) Verses 1-5: Adam was made in the image of God; but when fallen he begat a son in his own image, sinful and defiled, frail, wretched, and mortal, ... read more

Genesis, Chapter 50
      The mourning for Jacob. (1-6) His funeral. (7-14) Joseph's brethren crave his pardon, He comforts them. (15-21) Joseph's direction concerning his bones, His death. (22-26) Verses 1-6: Though pious relatives and friends have lived to a good old age, ... read more

Genesis, Chapter 6
      The wickedness of the world which provoked God's wrath. (1-7) Noah finds grace. (8-11) Noah warned of the flood, The directions respecting the ark. (12-21) Noah's faith and obedience. (22) Verses 1-7: The most remarkable thing concerning the old wor ... read more

Genesis, Chapter 7
      Noah, and his family and the living creatures, enter the ark, and the flood begins. (1-12) Noah shut in the ark. (13-16) The increase of the flood for forty days. (17-20) All flesh is destroyed by the flood. (21-24) Verses 1-12: The call to Noah is ve ... read more

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