Genesis Chapter 10
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The sons of Noah, of Japheth, of Ham. (1-7) Nimrod the first monarch. (8-14) The descendants of Canaan, The sons of Shem. (15-32)1-7 This chapter shows concerning the three sons of Noah, that of them was the whole earth overspread. No nation but that of the Jews can be sure from which of these seventy it has come. The lists of names of fathers and sons were preserved of the Jews alone, for the sake of the Messiah. Many learned men, however, have, with some probability, shown which of the nations of the earth descended from each of the sons of Noah To the posterity of Japheth were allotted the isles of the gentiles; probably, the island of Britain among the rest. All places beyond the sea from Judea are called isles, #Jer 25:22|. That promise, #Isa 42:4|, The isles shall wait for his law, speaks of the conversion of the gentiles to the faith of Christ.
8-14 Nimrod was a great man in his day; he began to be mighty in the earth, Those before him were content to be upon the same level with their neighbours, and though every man bare rule in his own house, yet no man pretended any further. Nimrod was resolved to lord it over his neighbours. The spirit of the giants before the flood, who became mighty men, and men of renown, #Ge 6:4|, revived in him. Nimrod was a great hunter. Hunting then was the method of preventing the hurtful increase of wild beasts. This required great courage and address, and thus gave an opportunity for Nimrod to command others, and gradually attached a number of men to one leader. From such a beginning, it is likely, that Nimrod began to rule, and to force others to submit. He invaded his neighbours' rights and properties, and persecuted innocent men; endeavouring to make all his own by force and violence. He carried on his oppressions and violence in defiance of God himself. Nimrod was a great ruler. Some way or other, by arts or arms, he got into power, and so founded a monarchy, which was the terror of the mighty, and bid fair to rule all the world. Nimrod was a great builder. Observe in Nimrod the nature of ambition. It is boundless; much would have more, and still cries, Give, give. It is restless; Nimrod, when he had four cities under his command, could not be content till he had four more. It is expensive; Nimrod will rather be at the charge of rearing cities, than not have the honour of ruling them. It is daring, and will stick at nothing. Nimrod's name signifies rebellion; tyrants to men are rebels to God. The days are coming, when conquerors will no longer be spoken of with praise, as in man's partial histories, but be branded with infamy, as in the impartial records of the Bible.
15-32 The posterity of Canaan were numerous, rich, and pleasantly seated; yet Canaan was under a Divine curse, and not a curse causeless. Those that are under the curse of God, may, perhaps, thrive and prosper in this world; for we cannot know love or hatred, the blessing or the curse, by what is before us, but by what is within us. The curse of God always works really, and always terribly. Perhaps it is a secret curse, a curse to the soul, and does not work so that others can see it; or a slow curse, and does not work soon; but sinners are reserved by it for a day of wrath Canaan here has a better land than either Shem or Japheth, and yet they have a better lot, for they inherit the blessing. Abram and his seed, God's covenant people, descended from Eber, and from him were called Hebrews. How much better it is to be like Eber, the father of a family of saints and honest men, than the father of a family of hunters after power, worldly wealth, or vanities. Goodness is true greatness.
Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.
Evangelist Chatauna Robinson's Genesis Chapter 10 comment on 11/21/2014, 7:37am...
Hello Gyenyame Flavious One last comment I have not read anywhere in the Bible where Satan begot anyone through sexual means. Please read my comments to Katie on 10 15 14 at 8 59 and 9 00 am under Genesis Chapter 3 page 2.
Evangelist Chatauna Robinson's Genesis Chapter 10 comment on 11/21/2014, 3:29am...
Hello Gyenyame Flavious The point I am trying to make is that some preachers have stated and some religions bases teach that black people were begotten by Satan. Because of this Black people are cursed. I understand that Mormon or Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints believe in this. This really cannot be true because black people are found in Jesus Christ lineage. So if Black people were really cursed and tainted then why would Jesus Christ put them in his lineage. Once again we can talk about this subject until the cows come home but it still does not stop the deep rooted prejudice in America and around the world. However, if people do not get saved according to Acts 2 38 then they will die in their sins with their prejudicial thoughts separated forever away from God. I am not saying not to teach this information because it is part of the Bible, but unless people truly get saved by following Acts 2 38 and continue to want to live saved their thoughts will never change.
Evangelist Chatauna Robinson's Genesis Chapter 10 comment on 11/20/2014, 7:54pm...
Hello Gyenyame Flavious Your comment is noted. It is very nice to know that Black people are mentioned in the Bible. Solomon was also a Black man whom God loved also. 2 Samuel 12 24 "And David comforted Bathsheba his wife, and went in unto her, and lay with her and she bare a son, and he called his name Solomon and the LORD loved him ". According to some scholars Solomon mother, Bathsheba, was black. This being the case then when you read the lineage of Jesus Christ you will find this Black man, Solomon mentioned. Matthew 1 6 And Jesse begat David the king and David the king begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Urias . So if Black people were gotten by Satan then why would Jesus make them part of his lineage. This is something to think about isn t it? Knowing that black people were spoken of in the Bible is good, however knowing this does not change the much deep rooted prejudice in our country and around the world. However, if we can get people to get saved, truly saved then prejudice will become a thing of the past with them, because they will be striving to live saved and love everybody, help everybody, and strive for equality for everybody. People must follow Acts 2 38. Once they get truly saved then God can mold them into the right frame of mind, heart, and soul.
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