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The Scofield Bible Commentary, by Cyrus Ingerson Scofield, [1917], at

Genesis Chapter 29

Genesis 29:1

gen 29:1

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 (Gen 26:3).

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

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

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

(5) and was ultimately brought back (Gen 31:3); (Gen 35:1-4); (Eze 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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