Genesis Chapter 33
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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.
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.
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Matthew Henry's Genesis Chapter 33 Bible commentary...
The friendly meeting of Jacob and Esau. (1-16) Jacob comes to Succoth and Shalem, He builds an altar. (17-20)1-16 Jacob, having by prayer committed his case to God, went on his way. Come what will, nothing can come amiss to him whose heart is fixed, trusting in God. Jacob bowed to Esau. A humble, submissive behaviour goes far towards turning away wrath. Esau embraced Jacob. God has the hearts of all men in his hands, and can turn them when and how he pleases. It is not in vain to trust in God, and to call upon him in the day of trouble. And when a man's ways please the Lord he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him. Esau receives Jacob as a brother, and much tenderness passes between them. Esau asks, Who are those with thee? To this common question, Jacob spoke like himself, like a man whose eyes are ever directed towards the Lord. Jacob urged Esau, though his fear was over, and he took his present. It is well when men's religion makes them generous, free-hearted, and open-handed. But Jacob declined Esau's offer to accompany him. It is not desirable to be too intimate with superior ungodly relations, who will expect us to join in their vanities, or at least to wink at them, though they blame, and perhaps mock at, our religion. Such will either be a snare to us, or offended with us. We shall venture the loss of all things, rather than endanger our souls, if we know their value; rather than renounce Christ, if we truly love him. And let Jacob's care and tender attention to his family and flocks remind us of the good Shepherd of our souls, who gathers the lambs with his arm, and carries them in his bosom, and gently leads those that are with young, #Isa 40:11|. As parents, teachers or pastors, we should all follow his example.
17-20 Jacob did not content himself with words of thanks for God's favour to him, but gave real thanks. Also he kept up religion, and the worship of God in his family. Where we have a tent, God must have an altar. Jacob dedicated this altar to the honour of El-elohe-Israel, God, the God of Israel; to the honour of God, the only living and true God; and to the honour of the God of Israel, as a God in covenant with him. Israel's God is Israel's glory. Blessed be his name, he is still the mighty God, the God of Israel. May we praise his name, and rejoice in his love, through our pilgrimage here on earth, and for ever in the heavenly Canaan.
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Lynn Mack's Genesis Chapter 33 comment on 2/14/2013, 6:43pm...
Genesis 33:4 the thing that awed me in this chapter was the unconditional forgiveness that Esau had for Jacob, like Christ has for us when we accept him as our savior. JESUS IS LORD. Amen.
Don's Genesis Chapter 33 comment about verse 15 on 4/09/2012, 5:36pm...
Esau is of Satan's blood line. Genesis 26:34-35
He married "Judith" a Canaanite women (birds of a feather flock together) the daughter of Cain the murderer of Abel.
That rebellious union made Issac and Rebekah very bitter because he left the God of their fore- father's, for an idol worshiper.
Genesis 33:2 Jacob puts his most precious family members (including Dinah) in the most rear section of the caravan. (farthest away from the prying eyes of Esau)
Genesis 33:15 Esau is trying to trick Jacob into taking his blood line to join with Jacob's family members. (to prevent/pollute the pure seed-line of God's man "Jesus" from coming into this world and saving it!) Thank God, Jacob doesn't take the bait!
Genesis 34:1-2 no more Mr. nice guy, Satan's evil spirits have Shechem rape Dinah! (Jacob's daughter)
Shechem's dad - Hamor's answer to rape - let us impregnate the rest of your "Holy seeded" children with "my son the rapist" and his cousins blood-line to boot!
2 MAJOR WRONGS DO NOT MAKE A RIGHT!!!!
Malachi 1:3 that is why God said, Jacob I loved,
Esau I hated.
Genesis 34:25 Thank Simeon and Levi the "Avenger Brother's" for Dinah, to putting an end to the humbling any more of their women folk!
DOMINGO's Genesis Chapter 33 comment about verse 18 on 7/04/2011, 8:35pm...
Behold the kingdom of Heaven (IS) at hand. The King James Bible, is a living Bible that is of Life and writing for they that understanding that they are a living Parable. chapter 33 (Is). Is for what come out of the garden by the way of rivers, they that understands come from Heaven, that (was), (is) and always (Shell be) of Egypt. The first and the last. I am that I am. Male and Female and Them. This Book is Life. For they that understand all things that was made good bad and Holy. Please write me back.
RALPH M. WATERS's Genesis Chapter 33 comment on 1/06/2011, 9:29am...
Jacob remained fearful of Esau, even though He had the blessing of GOD, wrestled with an Angel. He still remained fearful of a man.
Walking by Faith is easy to say, but is hard to complete.
Jacob had all he required to walk in faith, with the knowledge of GOD he received directly, but yet was still afraid of Esau. So when you tell someone to have Faith, think about what you are saying. Do they know what to have Faith in.
FHalaleva's Genesis Chapter 33 comment about verse 12 on 12/28/2010, 9:37am...
I am very fond of this verse as I choose to preach on the 31st of december 2010.
When I look at it and think about Jacob in what he did to Esau about his rights and his latest wrestle with God (Peniel) and I thought if you dont repent yourself there will be no way your going to see heaven.
For Esau his forgiveness and his calm he still one to lead with God help.
So what I learnt that if you repent and forgive everyone and let god lead you the way in your life it will make you see heaven for sure.
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