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Precious Promises

1st August 2016, hej

 

7) Promises to Jacob

Yahweh said, “I am Yahweh God of Abraham your father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon you lie, to you will I give it, and to your seed; And your seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and you shall spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in you and in your seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed. And, behold, I am with you, and will keep you in all places where you go, and will bring you again into this land; for I will not leave you, until I have done that which I have spoken to you of” Genesis 13-28

Jacob is promised that he personally would be given the land he had slept on, also his 'seed' would inherit it. And that this seed would be many. In both Jacob and the seed would all people be blessed. Jacob had no children at this time, and his children would only be 'many' after he was dead. So we can read it as ‘behold I am with you (now), and will keep you in all places where you go (even in death into the dust) and will bring you again to this land (Israel). .. and I will do all I have promised’. For Jacob died in Egypt and just before he dies he said to his son that Yahweh had promised his seed an everlasting possession,

And said unto me, Behold, I will make you fruitful, and multiply you, and I will make of thee a multitude of people; and will give this land to your seed after you for an everlasting possession. Genesis 48:4

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