Then Jacob went on his journey, and came into the land of the people of the east.…
1. Providence maketh God's servants to see in due time some characters of their being near their journey's end, and accomplishment of His promise.
2. Things of usual account by some may be made by Providence of special use to comfort others. So the welt, &c., here spoken of Jacob (ver. 2).
3. To seek community of good in neighbourhood is the very law of nature. Not each to prevent other.
4. Preservation of public commodities for life and comfort, is that which nature will teach men. It is unnatural to destroy (ver. 3-5).
(G. Hughes, B. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Then Jacob went on his journey, and came into the land of the people of the east.