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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Genesis 46:5-27

Old Jacob is here flitting. Little did he think of ever leaving Canaan; he expected, no doubt, to die in his nest, and to leave his seed in actual possession of the promised land: but Providence orders it otherwise. Note, Those that think themselves well settled may yet be unsettled in a little time. Even old people, who think of no other removal than that to the grave (which Jacob had much upon his heart, Gen. 37:35; 42:38), sometimes live to see great changes in their family. It is good to... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Genesis 46:7

His sons, and his sons' sons with him ,.... His eleven sons, and their sons, his grandchildren: and his daughters ; his own daughter Dinah, and his daughters in law, the wives of his sons; for these came with him into Egypt, as appears from Genesis 46:5 ; though the plural may be put for the singular, as in Genesis 46:23 , and his sons' daughters ; and mention is made of Sarah the daughter of Asher, Genesis 46:17 ; Jarchi adds, Jochebed, the daughter of Levi, but it is certain... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Genesis 46:7

All his seed brought he with him into Egypt - When Jacob went down into Egypt he was in the one hundred and thirtieth year of his age, two hundred and fifteen years after the promise was made to Abraham, Genesis 12:1-4 , in the year of the world 2298, and before Christ. read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Genesis 46:1-7

God speaking in the visions of the night. While there were providential intimations which were clear enough, still the direct revelation of God was necessary for Jacob's assurance. At Beersheba, the consecrated spot, Jacob offers sacrifices in the covenant spirit, and receives in return the message of the covenant God: " I will make of thee a great nation." " I will also surely bring thee up again," i.e. in thy descendants. The vision is not a mere personal matter for Jacob's... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Genesis 46:1-10

The three meetings. I. BETWEEN JACOB AND GOD . 1. A gracious meeting. In the visions of the night, at Beersheba, Jehovah, after a lapse of upwards of a quarter of a century, again makes known his presence to his servant. It was a signal act of gracious condescension on the part of God. 2. A promised meeting. As the God of Abraham and of Isaac, Jehovah had solemnly taken Jacob into covenant with himself, and engaged to be with him for guidance and succor wherever... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Genesis 46:1-34

The descent of Jacob and his family into Egypt. I. THE DEPARTURE FROM CANAAN ( Genesis 46:1-7 ). 1. The journey to Beersheba . Distant from Hebron somewhere over twenty miles, Beersheba lay directly in the way to Egypt. Yet doubtless the chief motive for halting at "the well of the oath" consisted in the fact that it had been, so to speak, consecrated by the previous encampments of Abraham and Isaac, by the altars they had there erected, and the revelations they had there... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Genesis 46:5-7

And Jacob rose up —having received new vigor from the vision (Calvin)— from Beersheba (it is not probable that his stay there was of more than a day or two's, perhaps only a night's, duration): and the sons of Israel carried Jacob their father, and their little ones, and their wives,—"Unlike the heathen tribes around them, and Oriental nations generally, the family of Jacob gave honor to the wife as to the weaker vessel" (Lawson)— in the wagons which Pharaoh had sent to carry him ( vide... read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Genesis 46:1-34

- Jacob Goes Down to Egypt9. פלוּא pallû', Pallu, “distinguished.” חצרן chetsrôn, Chetsron, of the “court,” or “village.” כרמי karmı̂y, Karmi, “vine-dresser.”10. ימוּאל yemû'êl, Jemuel, “day of El.” ימין yâmı̂yn, Jamin, “right hand.” אהד 'ôhad, Ohad, “joining together.” יכין yâkı̂yn, Jakin, “he shall establish.” צחר tsôchar, Tsochar, “whiteness.”11. גרשׁון gêreshôn, Gereshon, “expelling.” קהת qehâth, Qehath, “assembly.” מררי merârı̂y, Merari, “flowing, bitter.”12. חמוּל châmûl,... read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Genesis 46:7

Genesis 46:7. All his seed It is probable they continued to live together in common with their father, and therefore when he went, they all went; which, perhaps, they were the more willing to do, because, though they had heard that the land of Canaan was promised them, yet, to this day, they had none of it in possession. We have here a particular account of the names of Jacob’s family; his sons’ sons, most of whom are afterward mentioned as heads of houses in the several tribes. See Numbers... 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

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