And these are the generations of Isaac, Abraham's son: Abraham begat Isaac:…
1. Jehovah vouchsafes answers to His troubled petitioners suitable to their desires.
2. God hath by natural symptoms in some declared the two great parties of the world and of the Church.
3. God's oracle hath foretold heavy divisions between them.
4. God hath so ordered that the people of the world may be outwardly stronger than the Church.
5. It is God's oracle that the greatest in the world shall serve the least in the Church.
6. The preferring or undervaluing of creatures either for outward or inward, temporal or eternal good, depends wholly upon God's will (ver. 23).
(G. Hughes, B. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And these are the generations of Isaac, Abraham's son: Abraham begat Isaac: