Then Jacob went on his journey, and came into the land of the people of the east.…
1. God's gracious appearances to a soul may encourage it to go any whither where God would have them.
2. Encouragements from God and engagements to Him will make a man speed in the way where God calleth.
3. Providence bringeth an obedient soul safely to the place appointed for him.
4. Providence sendeth to every part His servants to raise His Church. The East is not exempted, Abraham from hence, Job in this place were eminent, and now Jacob is sent to it (ver. 2).
(G. Hughes, B. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Then Jacob went on his journey, and came into the land of the people of the east.