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The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary

Jehovah-Jireh

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The margin of our Bible renders it very properly, "the Lord will see or provide." (Genesis 22:14) And the general acceptation of the words in the esteem of believers is, that the Lord will do by all of that character as he did by Abraham, and in every critical moment manifest his grace towards them, in proof that he doth both see and provide for them. This is certainly one sense of the titles, and a blessed one it is: but this is not all. Abraham saith, "to this day in the mount of the Lord shall it be seen;" by which it appears, that the mount of the Lord was to be the place where this provision and sight of JEHOVAH was to be seen. Surely there was a prophecy in these words relating to the very spot of Abraham's mercy, as well as the mercy itself. And was not this with an eye to the Lamb of God, in after-ages to be provided for the whole church, as well as the ram the Lord had then provided for Abraham's burnt offering? Recollect that this mount Moriah was near the spot, if not the very spot itself, afterwards called mount Calvary. And as Abraham's offering was wholly typical, surely nothing could be more suited to the expression in calling the place JEHOVAH Jireh. As if Abraham had said, Here shall be one day seen the wonders of redemption! Here God will, indeed, provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering!


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Hawker, Robert D.D. Entry for 'Jehovah-Jireh'. Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance and Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/pmd/j/jehovah-jireh.html. London. 1828.

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Friday, November 22nd, 2019
the Week of Proper 28 / Ordinary 33
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