Genesis 37:1
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New International Version
Jacob lived in the land where his father had stayed, the land of Canaan.

New Living Translation
So Jacob settled again in the land of Canaan, where his father had lived as a foreigner.

English Standard Version
Jacob lived in the land of his father’s sojournings, in the land of Canaan.

New American Standard Bible
Now Jacob lived in the land where his father had sojourned, in the land of Canaan.

King James Bible
And Jacob dwelt in the land wherein his father was a stranger, in the land of Canaan.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Jacob lived in the land where his father had stayed, the land of Canaan.

International Standard Version
Jacob continued to live in the land they were occupying, where his father had journeyed in the territory of Canaan.

NET Bible
But Jacob lived in the land where his father had stayed, in the land of Canaan.

New Heart English Bible
Jacob lived in the land of his father's travels, in the land of Canaan.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jacob continued to live in the land of Canaan, where his father had lived.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Jacob dwelt in the land of his father's sojournings, in the land of Canaan.

New American Standard 1977
Now Jacob lived in the land where his father had sojourned, in the land of Canaan.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Jacob dwelt in the land in which his father was a stranger, in the land of Canaan.

King James 2000 Bible
And Jacob dwelt in the land in which his father was a stranger, in the land of Canaan.

American King James Version
And Jacob dwelled in the land wherein his father was a stranger, in the land of Canaan.

American Standard Version
And Jacob dwelt in the land of his father's sojournings, in the land of Canaan.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Jacob dwelt in the land of Chanaan wherein his father sojourned.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jacob dwelt in the land where his father sojourned -- in the land of Canaan.

English Revised Version
And Jacob dwelt in the land of his father's sojournings, in the land of Canaan.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Jacob dwelt in the land in which his father was a stranger, in the land of Canaan.

World English Bible
Jacob lived in the land of his father's travels, in the land of Canaan.

Young's Literal Translation
And Jacob dwelleth in the land of his father's sojournings -- in the land of Canaan.
Study Bible
Joseph's Dreams
1Now Jacob lived in the land where his father had sojourned, in the land of Canaan. 2These are the records of the generations of Jacob. Joseph, when seventeen years of age, was pasturing the flock with his brothers while he was still a youth, along with the sons of Bilhah and the sons of Zilpah, his father's wives. And Joseph brought back a bad report about them to their father.…
Cross References
Genesis 17:8
"I will give to you and to your descendants after you, the land of your sojournings, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God."

Genesis 28:4
"May He also give you the blessing of Abraham, to you and to your descendants with you, that you may possess the land of your sojournings, which God gave to Abraham."

Genesis 36:43
chief Magdiel, chief Iram. These are the chiefs of Edom (that is, Esau, the father of the Edomites), according to their habitations in the land of their possession.
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And Jacob dwelled in the land wherein his father was a stranger, in the land of Canaan.

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Genesis 17:8 And I will give to you, and to your seed after you, the land wherein …

Genesis 23:4 I am a stranger and a sojourner with you: give me a possession of …

Genesis 28:4 And give you the blessing of Abraham, to you, and to your seed with …

Genesis 36:7 For their riches were more than that they might dwell together…

Hebrews 11:9-16 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, …

XXXVII.

(1) And Jacob . . . --This verse is not the beginning of a new section, but the conclusion of the Tldth Esau. In Genesis 36:6, we read that Esau went into a land away from Jacob. Upon this follows in Genesis 37:8, "And Esau dwelt in Mount Seir;" and now the necessary information concerning the other brother is given to us, "And Jacob dwelt in the land . . . of Canaan." In the Hebrew the conjunctions are the same.

Ver 1. - And Jacob dwelt in the land wherein his father was a stranger (literally, in the land of the sojourning, s of his father), in the land of Canaan. This verse is not the commencement of the ensuing (Keil, Kalisch, Lange, etc.), but the concluding sentence of the present, section, the adversative particle ו, corresponding to the δε of the LXX., introducing a contrast between Esau, who dwelt in Mount Seir, and Jacob, who dwelt in the land of Canaan, and the following verse beginning the next division of the book with the customary formula, "These are the generations" (LXX., some MS., Quarry, p. 523). Rosenmüller less happily connects the present verse with Genesis 35:29; the Vulgate begins the next section with ver. 3. A similar division of verses to that proposed will be found in Genesis 25:11.

And Jacob dwelt in the land wherein his father was a stranger,.... And this stands opposed unto, and is distinguished from the case and circumstances of Esau and his posterity, expressed in the preceding chapter, who dwelt in the land of their possession, not as strangers and sojourners, as Jacob and his seed, but as lords and proprietors; and so these words may be introduced and read in connection with the former history; "but Jacob dwelt", &c. (a); and this verse would better conclude the preceding chapter than begin a new one. The Targum of Jonathan paraphrases the words, "and Jacob dwelt quietly"; or peaceably, in tranquillity and safety; his brother Esau being gone from him into another country, he remained where his father lived and died, and in the country that by his blessing belonged to him:

in the land of Canaan, and particularly in Hebron, where Isaac and Abraham before him had dwelt.

(a) "at habitavit", Schmidt. CHAPTER 37

Ge 37:1-4. Parental Partiality.

1. Jacob dwelt in the land wherein his father was a stranger—that is, "a sojourner"; "father" used collectively. The patriarch was at this time at Mamre, in the valley of Hebron (compare Ge 35:27); and his dwelling there was continued in the same manner and prompted by the same motives as that of Abraham and Isaac (Heb 11:13).37:1-4 In Joseph's history we see something of Christ, who was first humbled and then exalted. It also shows the lot of Christians, who must through many tribulations enter into the kingdom. It is a history that has none like it, for displaying the various workings of the human mind, both good and bad, and the singular providence of God in making use of them for fulfilling his purposes. Though Joseph was his father's darling, yet he was not bred up in idleness. Those do not truly love their children, who do not use them to business, and labour, and hardships. The fondling of children is with good reason called the spoiling of them. Those who are trained up to do nothing, are likely to be good for nothing. But Jacob made known his love, by dressing Joseph finer than the rest of his children. It is wrong for parents to make a difference between one child and another, unless there is great cause for it, by the children's dutifulness, or undutifulness. When parents make a difference, children soon notice it, and it leads to quarrels in families. Jacob's sons did that, when they were from under his eye, which they durst not have done at home with him; but Joseph gave his father an account of their ill conduct, that he might restrain them. Not as a tale-bearer, to sow discord, but as a faithful brother.
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