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Bible Commentaries

Scofield's Reference Notes

Genesis 29

Verse 1

and came into the land

Jacob at Haran becomes a sterling illustration, if not type, of the nation descended from him in its present long dispersion. Like Israel, he was:

(1) Out of the place of blessing Genesis 26:3.

(2) without an altar Hosea 3:4; Hosea 3:5.

(3) gained an evil name Genesis 31:1; Romans 2:17-24.

(4) but was under the covenant care of Jehovah Genesis 28:13; Genesis 28:14; Romans 11:1; Romans 11:25-30.

(5) and was ultimately brought back Genesis 31:3; Genesis 35:1-4; Ezekiel 37:21-23.

The personal lesson is obvious: while Jacob is not forsaken, he is permitted to reap the shame and sorrow of his self-chosen way.

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Bibliographical Information
Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on Genesis 29". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/srn/genesis-29.html. 1917.