Now these are the names of the children of Israel, which came into Egypt; every man and his household came with Jacob.…
I. HE KNOWS THE CHILDREN OF THE FAMILY. "Reuben, Simeon," etc.
1. He knows the character of each.
2. He knows the friendly relations, or otherwise, existing between them, and the intentions of each.
II. HE WATCHES THE JOURNEYING OF THE FAMILY — "which came," etc. Do not journey into Egypt without an indication of the Divine will. All family changes should be under the instruction of heaven. This insures safety, protection, development — though sometimes discipline.
III. HE MARKS THE DEATH OF THE FAMILY (ver. 6).
(J. S. Exell, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Now these are the names of the children of Israel, which came into Egypt; every man and his household came with Jacob.