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L.M. Grant

L. M. Grant's Commentary on the Bible - Genesis 46:1-34

JACOB AND HIS FAMILY MOVE TO EGYPT (vs.1-27) Nothing is said of the great amount of preparation they must make for their journey, but Jacob is said to take the journey with all that he had, which of course included all his family. On his way he stopped at Beersheba (the well of the oath), which indicates his remembrance of the promise of God on which he was dependent. It is good to see him offering sacrifices there. That night God spoke to him in a vision, a reminder of the dream God gave... read more

James Gray

James Gray's Concise Bible Commentary - Genesis 46:1-34

JOSEPH ’S HISTORY DISPENSATIONAL ASPECT OF JACOB’S HISTORY Following F.W. Grant in the Numerical Bible, the life of Jacob gives as its lesson the story of that discipline by which the Spirit of God brings us from weakness to power, from nature’s strength to that wholesome weakness in which alone is strength. But for this, natural strength must be crippled, which is provided for in two ways: in allowing us to realize the power of another nature (Esau) and in the direct dealing of God with our... read more

Robert Hawker

Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary - Genesis 46:3

Precious tokens! not only GOD, GOD Almighty, but the GOD of Jacob's fathers: that is GOD in a covenant way. See Genesis 22:17-18 ; Isaiah 41:10 . read more

George Haydock

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary - Genesis 46:3

Fear not. He might be apprehensive, lest his children should be depraved, living among idolaters, or prefer Egypt before the promised land. He was also afraid to undertake this journey without consulting God. (Menochius) read more

Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Bible - Genesis 46:1-4

1-4 Even as to those events and undertakings which appear most joyful, we should seek counsel, assistance, and a blessing from the Lord. Attending on his ordinances, and receiving the pledges of his covenant love, we expect his presence, and that peace which it confers. In all removals we should be reminded of our removal out of this world. Nothing can encourage us to fear no evil when passing through the valley of the shadow of death, but the presence of Christ. read more

Paul E. Kretzmann

The Popular Commentary by Paul E. Kretzmann - Genesis 46:1-7

The Journey over Beersheba to Egypt v. 1. And Israel took his journey with all that he had, and came to Beersheba, and offered sacrifices unto the God of his father Isaac. From Hebron, Genesis 37:14, Jacob, the father of the children of Israel, removed everything that could be transported without difficulty, and journeyed first of all to Beersheba, on the southern border of Canaan. Although the pressure of the famine and the invitation of both Joseph and Pharaoh were apparently hints from God,... read more

Johann Peter Lange

Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures: Critical, Doctrinal and Homiletical - Genesis 46:1-34

EIGHTH SECTIONIsrael’s emigration with his family to Egypt. The settlement in the land of Goshen. Jacob and Pharaoh. Joseph’s political Economy. Jacob’s charge concerning his burial at Canaan.Genesis 46, 471And Israel took his journey with all that he had, and came to Beer-sheba, and offered sacrifices unto the God of his father Isaac. 2And God spake unto Israel in the visions of the night, and said Jacob, Jacob. 3And he said, Here I am. And he said, I am God, the God of thy father: fear not to... read more

Frederick Brotherton Meyer

F.B. Meyer's 'Through the Bible' Commentary - Genesis 46:1-27

Jacob and His Family Go to Egypt Genesis 46:1-27 Evidently Joseph’s invitation to his father to come to him in Egypt aroused very earnest questionings in Jacob’s soul. Was it a wise step for him to take? Perhaps he remembered Genesis 15:13 , and dreaded to take the risk. Under these circumstances he went to Beersheba, the well of the oath, so intimately associated with the lives of Abraham and Isaac, and from which he had gone forth on his life’s pilgrimage. There he offered special... read more

G. Campbell Morgan

G. Campbell Morgan's Exposition on the Whole Bible - Genesis 46:1-34

This chapter should be read in the light of the whole divine movement we are attempting to keep in mind. The migration of Jacob and his sons to Egypt is here distinctly shown to be a part of God's program. At this juncture God appeared and charged him not to be afraid, making him a threefold promise. First, that He would make a great nation of him there, that is, in Egypt. How much lay concealed in that word Jacob perhaps did not understand. In all probability he understood the promise to mean... read more

Peter Pett

Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible - Genesis 46:1-7

Jacob Goes to Egypt (Genesis 46:1-7 ) Genesis 46:1 ‘And Israel took his journey with all that he had, and came to Beersheba and offered sacrifices to the God of his father Isaac.’ It is probable, although not stated, that Jacob started off from Hebron (Genesis 37:14). The area of Hebron was one often dwelt in by the patriarchs (Genesis 13:18 to Genesis 20:1; Genesis 23:2; Genesis 35:27). Beersheba was another (Genesis 20:1 to Genesis 22:19; Genesis 26:1 to Genesis 28:10). So as Jacob makes... read more

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