Monday, January 25, 2010

Geneva Bible - Genesis Chap 12

Reading Through the Geneva Bible in One Year - click here for intro. In which I post from It's Notes a few of those which I marked of particular interest with sporadic comments.

Note: In past posts, I made some minor spelling updates to the text from the Geneva Bible. For the u's look like v's and v's look like u's and there is not a 'j' to be found in the entire text. Tonight I thought I would leave the original text untouched. My copy, which I purchased from Reformation Bookstore, has all standardized and modernized spelling but the e-sword text closer to the original Geneva Bible in appearance does not.

Lots of Good Notes in Chapter twelve - the four which I marked specifically listed below:

Gen 12:1 For the Lorde had said vnto Abram, (a) Get thee out of thy countrey, and from thy kindred, and from thy fathers house vnto (b) the land that I will shewe thee.

(a) From the flood to this time were four hundred and twenty-three years.
In appointing him no certain place, he proves so much more his faith and obedience.

Spans of time are sometimes very interesting to me. Adams Map of History reports Bishop Ussher as dating the time of the flood at 2348 BC. Adams also has from the flood to the call of Abraham as 427 years. So the dates are pretty close on this.

Gen 12:2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and will blesse thee, and make thy name great, and thou shalt be (c) a blessing.

The world shall recover by your seed, which is Christ, the blessing which they lost in Adam.

The Notes very good to point us to Christ in the promise.

Gen 12:9 (k) Againe Abram went forth going & iourneying toward the South.

Thus the children of God may look for no rest in this world, but must wait for the heavenly rest and quietness.

The note makes a Personal application to the reader. We have no rest here. We must WAIT, wait for the HEAVENLY rest and quietness. Amen. I wrote above the verse, "going and journing - no rest in this world.

Gen 12:10 Then there came a famine in the land: therefore Abram went downe into Egypt to soiourne there: for there was a great (l) famine in the lande.

(l) This was a new trial of Abram's faith: by which we see that the end of one affliction is the beginning of another.

Again the note makes PERSONAL application to the reader. As if they said, "See how what occurred with Abraham teaches us that the END of one affliction is the BEGINNING of another." In this world expect trials and tributions, don't be surprised when they come. But know with all our going and journeying that our heavenly rest awaits. What a glorious rest - what a marvelous saviour!!!!

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