Genesis 46:22 MEANING

Genesis 46:22
(22) All the souls were fourteen.--Made up of Joseph and two sons, and Benjamin and ten sons.

Verse 22. - These are the sons of Rachel, which were born to Jacob: all the souls were fourteen.

46:5-27 We have here a particular account of Jacob's family. Though the fulfilling of promises is always sure, yet it is often slow. It was now 215 years since God had promised Abraham to make of him a great nation, ch. 12:2; yet that branch of his seed, to which the promise was made sure, had only increased to seventy, of whom this particular account is kept, to show the power of God in making these seventy become a vast multitude.These are the sons of Rachel, which were born to Jacob,.... That is, sons and grandsons:

all the souls were fourteen; two sons, Joseph and Benjamin; twelve grandsons, two of Joseph's, and ten of Benjamin's.

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