Jan 22, 2023
The focus of Genesis 36 was on the descendants of Esau, and the ethnic groups they spawned.
In chapter 21, Job gave a very convincing argument that God does not always punish wicked people— refuting what Zophar said. Today Eliphaz begins the third set of exchanges between Job and his ‘friends’. Eliphaz’ promises at the end of his speech sound rather hollow to me.
Yesterday we read the prophecy chapter of Mark, chapter 13. The theme of that chapter is “Be ready” and Jesus says, “Keep watching for Me.”
NLT Translation notes:
Gen. 36: 2 This is the account of Jacob and his family. When Joseph was seventeen years old, he often tended his father’s flocks. He worked [with/for] his half brothers, the sons of his father’s wives Bilhah and Zilpah. But Joseph reported to his father some of the bad things his brothers were doing.
6 “Listen to [my/this] dream,” he said. 7 “We were out in the field, tying up bundles of grain. Suddenly my bundle stood up, and your bundles all gathered around and bowed low before mine!”
Job 22:28 [Then you/You] will succeed in whatever you choose to do, and light will shine on the road ahead of you.
29 [Then if/If] people are in trouble and you say, ‘Help them,’ God will save them.
Mrk. 14:21For [I,] the Son of Man must die, as the Scriptures declared long ago. But how terrible it will be for the one who betrays [me/him]. It would be far better for that man if he had never been born!”
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