Genesis 49:13-21; Jacob’s Prophecy: Zebulan, Issachar, Dan, Gad, Asher, Naphtali. B.C. 1689

Genesis 49:13-21 13 Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of the sea; and he shall be for a haven of ships; and his border shall be unto Zidon. 14 Issachar is a strong ass couching down between two burdens: 15 And he saw that rest was good, and the land that it was pleasant; and bowed his shoulder to bear, and became a servant unto tribute. 16 Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel. 17 Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder Continue Reading

Genesis 49:8-12; Jacob’s Prophecy: Judah. B.C. 1689

Genesis 49:8-12 8 Judah, thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise: thy hand shall be in the neck of thine enemies; thy father's children shall bow down before thee. 9 Judah is a lion's whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up? 10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the Continue Reading

Genesis 49:5-7; Jacob’s Prophecy: Simeon and Levi. B.C. 1689

Genesis 49:5-7 5 Simeon and Levi are brethren; instruments of cruelty are in their habitations. 6 O my soul, come not thou into their secret; unto their assembly, mine honour, be not thou united: for in their anger they slew a man, and in their selfwill they digged down a wall. 7 Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; and their wrath, for it was cruel: I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel. These were next in age to Continue Reading

Genesis 46:5-27; Jacob’s Removal to Egypt. All the souls of the House of Jacob were threescore and ten. B.C. 1706

Genesis 46:5-27 5 And Jacob rose up from Beer-sheba: and the sons of Israel carried Jacob their father, and their little ones, and their wives, in the wagons which Pharaoh had sent to carry him. 6 And they took their cattle, and their goods, which they had gotten in the land of Canaan, and came into Egypt, Jacob, and all his seed with him: 7 His sons, and his sons' sons with him, his daughters, and his sons' daughters, and all his seed brought Continue Reading

Genesis 48:1-7; Jacob’s Last Illness. Ephraim and Manasseh, Joseph’s sons, become Jacob’s. 1689

Genesis Chapter 48 ________________________________________ The time drawing nigh that Israel must die, having, in the former chapter, given order about his burial, in this he takes leave of his grand-children by Joseph, and in the next of all his children. Thus Jacob's dying words are recorded, because he then spoke by a spirit of prophecy; Abraham's and Isaac's are not. God's gifts and graces shine forth much more in some saints than in Continue Reading

Genesis 49:1-4; Jacob’s Prophecy Concerning His Sons; Reuben first born; the Twelve Sons of Jacob, the Twelve tribes of IsraeL. B.C. 1689

Genesis Chapter 49 ________________________________________ This chapter is a prophecy; the likest to it we have yet met with was that of Noah, ch. ix. 25, &c. Jacob is here upon his death-bed, making his will. He put it off till now, because dying men's words are apt to make deep impressions, and to be remembered long: what he said here, he could not say when he would, but as the Spirit gave him utterance, who chose this time, that divine Continue Reading

Genesis 48:8-22; Jacob blessed the Sons of Joseph. Jacob crosses his hands. Jacob’s dying Prophecy. B.C. 1689

Genesis 48:8-22 8 And Israel beheld Joseph's sons, and said, Who are these? 9 And Joseph said unto his father, They are my sons, whom God hath given me in this place. And he said, Bring them, I pray thee, unto me, and I will bless them. 10 Now the eyes of Israel were dim for age, so that he could not see. And he brought them near unto him; and he kissed them, and embraced them. 11 And Israel said unto Joseph, I had not thought to see thy face: Continue Reading

Genesis 47:27-31; Jacob’s charge concerning his burial. And the time drew nigh that Israel must die. B.C. 1706

Genesis 47:27-31 27 And Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the country of Goshen; and they had possessions therein, and grew, and multiplied exceedingly. 28 And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years: so the whole age of Jacob was a hundred forty and seven years. 29 And the time drew nigh that Israel must die: and he called his son Joseph, and said unto him, If now I have found grace in thy sight, put, I pray thee, thy hand under my Continue Reading

Genesis 47:13-26; Distressed Occasioned by the Famine. Fifth Part became Pharaoh’s. B.C. 1706

Genesis 47:13-26 13 And there was no bread in all the land; for the famine was very sore, so that the land of Egypt and all the land of Canaan fainted by reason of the famine. 14 And Joseph gathered up all the money that was found in the land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, for the corn which they bought: and Joseph brought the money into Pharaoh's house. 15 And when money failed in the land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, all the Continue Reading

Genesis 47:1-12; Pharaoh’s Generosity; Jacob presented to Pharaoh. B.C. 1706

Genesis Chapter 47 ________________________________________ In this chapter we have instances, I. Of Joseph's kindness and affection to his relations, presenting his brethren first and then his father to Pharaoh (ver. 1-10), settling them in Goshen, and providing for them there (ver. 11, 12), and paying his respects to his father when he sent for him, ver. 27-31. II. Of Joseph's justice between prince and people in a very critical affair, Continue Reading