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Bible Commentaries

Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament

Genesis 22

1:1 God (a-4) Heb. Elohim , the plural of Eloah , 'the Supreme'. It is Deity in the absolute sense. Elohim will, in the text, appear only in the name of Jehovah Elohim ; moreover, when Elohim following immediately on Jehovah has a grammatical adjunct, its place will be taken by the English word 'God'. see Genesis 9:26 and 24.7. Other Hebrew divine names translated as 'God' will be indicated as follows. Eloah +God; El , (meaning 'The Mighty,' see Genesis 14:18 ), *God. For the meaning of Jehovah, (Heb. Yahveh , or Yehveh ), the ever-existing One, see Exodus 3:14 ,Exodus 3:15 ; Isaiah 40:28 . For Jah , the existing One objectively, see Exodus 15:2 ; Psalms 68:4 . The name seems to express absolute rather than continuous existence. For Adonai (a name of God, not merely a title), translated 'Lord', see Ezekiel 2:4 .

Verse 1

22:1 tried (c-11) Or 'tested.'

Verse 5

22:5 worship, (d-23) Lit. 'bow down.' so always. come (e-25) Lit. 'we will come.' See Hebrews 11:19 .

Verse 8

22:8 sheep (f-12) See Note, Exodus 12:3 .

Verse 14

22:14 Jehovah-jireh; (g-9) Jehovah will provide.

Verse 16

22:16 saith (h-7) The Hebrew word introduces an oracular discourse; cf. Numbers 24:3 ,Numbers 24:4 ,Numbers 24:15 ,Numbers 24:16 . As 'He hath said,' Jeremiah 23:31 .

Verse 18

22:18 themselves, (i-13) Or 'shall be blessed.' so ch. 26.4.

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Darby, John. "Commentary on Genesis 22". "John Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament". 1857-67.