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Bible Commentaries

Expositor's Dictionary of Texts

Genesis 33

Verses 1-20

Genesis 33:0

'And he had a fine revenge; but when Jacob, on his journey, heard that his brother was near with 400 men, and made division of his flocks and herds, his man-servants and maid-servants, impetuous as a swollen hill-torrent, the fierce son of the desert, baked red with Syrian light, leapt down upon him, and fell on his neck, and wept. And Esau said, "What meanest thou by all this drove which I met?" And Jacob said, "These are to find grace in the sight of my Lord"; then Esau said, "I have enough, my brother; keep that thou hast unto thyself". O mighty prince, didst thou remember thy mother's guile, the skins upon thy hands and neck, and the lie put upon the patriarch as, blind with years, he sat up in his bed snuffing the savoury meat? An ugly memory, I should fancy!'

Alexander Smith in Dreamthorp.

References. XXXIII. 9-11. Spurgeon, Sermons, vol. 47, No. 2739. XXXIII. F. W. Robertson, Notes on Genesis, p. 116. XXXV. 1. C. Perren, Outline Sermons, p. 308. Spurgeon, Sermons, vol. xxiv. No. 1395. A. Maclaren, Expositions of Holy Scripture Genesis, p. 233. XXXV. 1-3. C. Perren, Revival Sermons, p. 180.

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Nicoll, William Robertson, M.A., L.L.D. "Commentary on Genesis 33". Expositor's Dictionary of Text. 1910.