To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land, and they shall afflict them four hundred years, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible, Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments, George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. Used by Permission. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". "E.W. California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". On these points, we may expect to find chronologists at variance. Read verse in New International Version May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. 15:13 Every plant - That is, every doctrine. What does Numbers 15:13 mean? The 400 years date from Isaac"s birth (Acts 7:6). https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/genesis-15.html. 13. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. See how that which was the doom of the Canaanites, Genesis 9:25, proves the distress of Abram's seed: they are made to serve; but with this difference, the Canaanites serve under a curse, the Hebrews under a blessing. Figure of speech Polyptoton, and note on Genesis 26:28. thy seed, i.e. "Commentary on Genesis 15:13". "Commentary on Genesis 15:13". "Commentary on Genesis 15:13". But he answered and said, Euery plant which my heauenly father hath not planted, shalbe rooted vp. Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. ; and be assured of it, being now told it by the Lord himself, who foreknows all things that ever come to pass; many of which he acquaints his people with beforehand, nor would he hide from Abram his friend what should befall his posterity, as follows: that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs; this prophecy could not take place at this time, since Abram had then no seed; but at the birth of Isaac, in whom his seed was called, who sojourned, or was a stranger in Gerar, a part of the land of Canaan, as Jacob also in the same land, Genesis 36:3; as well as he and his posterity sojourned or lived as strangers in the land of Ham, in Egypt, Psalm 105:23; and neither of these countries were theirs; for though there was a grant of Canaan to Abram and his seed, yet it was not in possession; though a land of promise, it was a strange land, a land of their pilgrimage, and where all the patriarchs lived in it as such, see Exodus 6:4. and shall serve them; the inhabitants of the land not theirs, that is, the Canaanites and the Egyptians, especially the latter; and these they served after the death of Joseph, by whom their lives were made bitter with hard bondage: and they shall afflict them four hundred years; this term "four hundred years" is not to be joined either with the word "afflict" or "serve"; for their hard servitude and severe affliction did not last long, but a few years at most; but with the phrase, "a stranger in a land not theirs"; and the rest is to be included in a parenthesis thus, and "thy seed shall be a stranger in the land not theirs (and shall serve them, and they shall afflict them) four hundred years"; so long they should be strangers and sojourners, as they were partly in the land of Canaan, and partly in the land of Egypt, neither of which were in their own land, however not in possession; within which space of time they would be in a state of subjection and servitude, and be greatly afflicted and oppressed, as they were particularly by the Egyptians before their deliverance from them, see Exodus 1:11. 1685. The statement is made here in round numbers, as also in Acts 7:6; but more exactly 430 years in Exodus 12:40; Galatians 3:17. of English Standard Version "Commentary on Genesis 15:13". Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". "Commentary on Genesis 15:13". Bible Verse Images Home Topics Chapter/Verse. War,' B. Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. KJ21. Bible verse of the day Come now, and let us reason together, saith the L ord : though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. "Four hundred years." All rights reserved. It will be seen by inspecting the Hebrew text that the words, 'they shall serve them, and they shall afflict them,' are, from the accentuation, to be regarded as parenthetical; so that the passage, these words being omitted, would stand thus: 'Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs four hundred years.' "Commentary on Genesis 15:13". from the captivity of Joseph; and reject the addition of the Septuagint which adds, "they and their fathers dwelt in Egypt, and in Chanaan." A general truth, but here refers to the doctrines not of God, like "the tradition of the elders" (Mt 15:2). John 15:13 > NIV KJV ESV NKJV. Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. NIV®. "Commentary on Genesis 15:13". This persecution began with mocking, when Ishmael the son of an Egyptian, persecuted Isaac, Genesis 21:9, and it came at last to murder, the basest of murders, that of their new born children; so that more or less it continued400 years.

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