Then Jacob went on his journey, and came into the land of the people of the east.…
1. God's good hand sendeth the mercy sometimes to His servants while they inquire about it.
2. The eminent in His church God hath called from the lowest condition in the world.
3. It is not unbeseeming the greatest ladies to be found in honest labour. It was not to Rachel. It suits the mother of the Church to be a shepherdess (ver. 9).
(G. Hughes, B. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Then Jacob went on his journey, and came into the land of the people of the east.