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Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Genesis 46:3

Genesis 46:3. I am God, the God of thy father True to the covenant made with him. Fear not to go down into Egypt It seems though Jacob, upon the first intelligence of Joseph’s life and glory in Egypt, resolved, without any hesitation, I will go and see him, yet, upon second thoughts, he saw difficulties in Gen 2:1 st, He was one hundred and thirty years old; it was a long journey, and he was unfit to travel. 2d, He feared lest his sons should be tainted with the idolatry of Egypt, and... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Genesis 46:1-34

The migration to Egypt (46:1-47:12)As they were leaving Canaan for Egypt, Jacob and his family stopped to worship God at Beersheba, the last town in Canaan. Here God told Jacob that, though he would die in Egypt, his descendants would one day return and possess the land (46:1-4). Jacob’s family, at the time of the move to Egypt, numbered about seventy people (5-27).Knowing that Egyptians did not like to live alongside people who kept sheep or cattle, Joseph told his brothers to tell Pharaoh... read more

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - Genesis 46:3

fear not, &c. Though Isaac forbidden to go (Genesis 26:2 ), and Abraham warned (Genesis 15:13 , Genesis 15:14 ), no need to fear where God goes with Jacob and us. read more

James Burton Coffman

Coffman Commentaries on the Bible - Genesis 46:1-4

"And Israel took his journey with all that he had, and came to Beersheba, and offered sacrifices unto the God of his father Isaac. And God spake unto Israel in the visions of the night, and said, Jacob. And he said, Here am I. And God said, I am God, the God of thy father: fear not to go down into Egypt; for I will there make of thee a great nation: I will go down with thee into Egypt; and I will also surely bring thee up again: and Joseph shall put his hand upon thine eyes.""And came to... read more

Thomas Coke

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible - Genesis 46:3

Genesis 46:3. I am God, the God of thy father— That is, I am what thou ownest me to be: thou shalt find me a God of divine wisdom and power engaged for thee; and thou shalt find me "the God of thy father," true to the covenant made with him. Fear not to go down into AEgypt— Which he might well have done, without this encouragement; not only because his forefathers Abraham and Isaac had in some degree been injured there, but because it had been foretold that their seed should be afflicted by the... read more

Robert Jamieson; A. R. Fausset; David Brown

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Genesis 46:3

3. I will there make of thee a great nation—How truly this promise was fulfilled, appears in the fact that the seventy souls who went down into Egypt increased [ :-], in the space of two hundred fifteen years, to one hundred eighty thousand. read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Genesis 46:1-7

God’s encouragement to move 46:1-7The structure of chapters 46 and 47 is also chiastic. [Note: Wenham, Genesis 16-50, p. 439.] A God appears to Jacob (Genesis 46:1-4) B Jacob journeys to Egypt (Genesis 46:5-27) C Joseph meets Jacob (Genesis 46:28-34) D Joseph’s brothers meet Pharaoh (Genesis 47:1-6) C’ Jacob meets Pharaoh (Genesis 47:7-10) B’ Joseph cares for his family and Egypt (Genesis 47:11-26)A’ Jacob prepares to die (Genesis 47:27-31)Beersheba lay on the southern border of Canaan (Genesis... read more

John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - Genesis 46:1-34

The Descent of Jacob into Egypt. The Genealogical Table of the Israelites1-4. On reaching Beersheba, the southern boundary of the Promised Land, Jacob offers sacrifices to God. In return God assures him of His continued favour and of the fulfilment of the promises made to Abraham. 4. Put his hand upon thine eyes] i.e. close them in death. 5. Little ones] rather,’household servants and their families.’ 6-27. This passage is from the Priestly source, and shows its characteristic fondness for... read more

Charles John Ellicott

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers - Genesis 46:3

(3) I am God, the God of thy father.—Heb., I am the El, the Elohim of thy father. This is the last revelation given to Jacob, nor is any other supernatural event recorded until the vision of the burning bush (Exodus 3:4). It is brief, clear, and decisive, and every clause is weighty. Jacob is to migrate into Egypt, his race is to grow there into a nation, so that the stay there would be long; God’s presence and blessing will accompany and remain with them, and finally will bring them back to... read more

Arno Clemens Gaebelein

Arno Gaebelein's Annotated Bible - Genesis 46:1-34

CHAPTER 46 Jacob Goes Down to Egypt 1. Israel’s departure and the vision (Genesis 46:1-4 ) 2. The journey and the arrival in Egypt (Genesis 46:5-7 ) 3. The offspring of the sons of Jacob (Genesis 46:8-27 ) 4. Israel meets Joseph (Genesis 46:28-30 ) 5. Joseph’s directions concerning Pharaoh (Genesis 46:31-34 The whole family of Jacob, consisting of seventy souls, exclusive of the wives and the servants, came to Egypt. Once more God appears to Israel, but addresses him as Jacob. He... read more

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