Commentary on Numbers 20:14-21

Notes (NET Translation) 14 Moses sent messengers from Kadesh to the king of Edom: “Thus says your brother Israel: ‘You know all the hardships we have experienced, 15 how our ancestors went down into Egypt, and we lived in Egypt a long time, and the Egyptians treated us and our ancestors badly. Verse 14 does…

Commentary on Genesis 36

Last updated: November 11, 2009 English Translation (ESV) 1These are the generations of Esau (that is, Edom). 2Esau took his wives from the Canaanites: Adah the daughter of Elon the Hittite, Oholibamah the daughter of Anah the daughter of Zibeon the Hivite, 3and Basemath, Ishmael’s daughter, the sister of Nebaioth. 4And Adah bore to Esau,…

Commentary on Genesis 33

Last updated: October 20, 2009 English Translation (ESV) 1And Jacob lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, Esau was coming, and four hundred men with him. So he divided the children among Leah and Rachel and the two female servants. 2And he put the servants with their children in front, then Leah with her…

Commentary on Genesis 32

Last updated: October 19, 2009 English Translation (ESV) 1Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him. 2And when Jacob saw them he said, “This is God’s camp!” So he called the name of that place Mahanaim. 3And Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau his brother in the land of Seir,…

Commentary on Genesis 28

Last updated: September 27, 2009 English Translation (ESV) 1Then Isaac called Jacob and blessed him and directed him, “You must not take a wife from the Canaanite women. 2Arise, go to Paddan-aram to the house of Bethuel your mother’s father, and take as your wife from there one of the daughters of Laban your mother’s…

Commentary on Genesis 27

Last updated: September 26, 2009 English Translation (ESV) 1When Isaac was old and his eyes were dim so that he could not see, he called Esau his older son and said to him, “My son”; and he answered, “Here I am.” 2He said, “Behold, I am old; I do not know the day of my…

Commentary on Genesis 26

Last updated: September 25, 2009 English Translation (ESV) 1Now there was a famine in the land, besides the former famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went to Gerar to Abimelech king of the Philistines. 2And the LORD appeared to him and said, “Do not go down to Egypt; dwell in the…