And Jacob dwelled in the land wherein his father was a stranger, in the land of Canaan.…
1. The Church's line is drawn by God's Spirit eminently opposite to the wicked.
2. The Church's generations are best made out from the best of her children.
3. Youth is eminently memorable, when it is sanctified, and gracious.
4. Gracious parents are careful, though never so rich, to bring up their children in honest callings. So Jacob did Joseph, &c.
5. God can preserve some pure, though conversing with wicked brethren, and relations.
6. Gracious dispositions cannot bear or favour the sins of nearest relations.
7. Souls grieved with sins of other relations bring the discovery to such as can amend them (ver. 2.)
(G. Hughes, B. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And Jacob dwelt in the land wherein his father was a stranger, in the land of Canaan.