'BEFORE THE MOUNTAINS WERE BROUGHT FORTH, OR EVER THOU HADST FORMED THE EARTH AND THE WORLD, FROM EVERLASTING TO EVERLASTING THOU ART GOD.' [KJV PSALM 90:2]
6/19/2020 0 Comments
Thank you for returning during this week of June 15-17-19, 2020 for Genesis Chapter 31, in three parts; Genesis Chapter 32, in two parts and Genesis Chapter 33, in one part, as the Lord wills. Amen. Amen.
Then, as the Lord wills, during the week of June 23-25, 2020, we will finish the section with Chapters 34-35.
Because the Biblical Record is quite extensive and detailed, no further 'introductions' are really necessary.
Today, I start by posting Our Complete Outline for this 'Section', which will be abbreviated into 'sub-sections' as we proceed. This will become self-evident as necessary to keep the 'meaning' of the 'story' in context on any given day, without delays until another day's post. So there will be some morning, mid-day, and evening posts of the chapters.
Remember we pray for the Almighty to 'open the eyes of our understanding', as we 'come into His Presence', 'reading' His Living Word, the Holy Bible. [See prayer on Introduction Post A-PM, February 25, 2020; Post 1-AM, March 2, 2020, and Post 3-AM, March 4, 2020.]
Further, I hope y0u take the time to review all the chapters so that you will see how each generation was treated by the Lord, as each generation learned to 'know the Living God' for themselves. This is so very important, for each of us today.
We resume with Jacob returning with all his wealth, family and servants - 'back at home'.
Jacob at home again (Chapters 31–35) [June 15-17-19, 2020] audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
Chapter 33-Part 1 - [Continuing with the Patriarchal History 11:27—50:26] audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
The friendly meeting of Jacob and Esau. (1-16) Jacob comes to Succoth and Shalem, He builds an altar. (17-20)
with Comments of Matthew Henry added for invaluable information for action, especially considering the times in which we are living, if you are a parent or parents. Thank you.
1 '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.
2 And he put the handmaids and their children foremost, and Leah and her children after, and Rachel and Joseph hindermost.
3 And he passed over before them, and bowed himself to the ground seven times, until he came near to his brother.
4 And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, and kissed him: and they wept.
5 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.
6 Then the handmaidens came near, they and their children, and they bowed themselves.
7 And Leah also with her children came near, and bowed themselves: and after came Joseph near and Rachel, and they bowed themselves.
8 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.
9 And Esau said, I have enough, my brother; keep that thou hast unto thyself.
10 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.
11 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.
12 And he said, Let us take our journey, and let us go, and I will go before thee.
13 And he said unto him, My lord knoweth that the children are tender, and the flocks and herds with young are with me: and if men should overdrive them one day, all the flock will die.
14 Let my lord, I pray thee, pass over before his servant: and I will lead on softly, according as the cattle that goeth before me and the children be able to endure, until I come unto my lord unto Seir.
15 And Esau said, Let me now leave with thee some of the folk that are with me. And he said, What needeth it? let me find grace in the sight of my lord.
16 So Esau returned that day on his way unto Seir.
17 And Jacob journeyed to Succoth, and built him an house, and made booths for his cattle: therefore the name of the place is called Succoth.
18 And Jacob came to Shalem, a city of Shechem, which is in the land of Canaan, when he came from Padanaram; and pitched his tent before the city.
19 And he bought a parcel of a field, where he had spread his tent, at the hand of the children of Hamor, Shechem's father, for an hundred pieces of money.
20 And he erected there an altar, and called it Elelohe-Israel.' Amen. Amen.
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