And Jacob lifted up his eyes, and looked, and, behold, Esau came, and with him four hundred men. And he divided the children to Leah…
1. God's promise falls not short in making men yield to His saints.
2. Where God moveth, even wicked men will make speed and run to show kindness to His servants.
3. The hardest hearts melt in affection when God toucheth them.
4. When men please God, enemies are made friends to them (Proverbs 16:7).
5. Where greatest danger is feared, God turns it to greatest love.
6. It is natural for brethren, good and bad, to melt in tears upon providential turns and meetings (ver. 4).
(G. Hughes, B. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And Jacob lifted up his eyes, and looked, and, behold, Esau came, and with him four hundred men. And he divided the children unto Leah, and unto Rachel, and unto the two handmaids.