18 Month Bible Reading Plan: Month 1 Day 20 Genesis 32, 33 and John 11

Genesis 32 Observations

Genesis 32:1-2 Jacob experienced a supernatural encounter with the hosts of YAH. Assuredly, they were seen by him as having good intentions from YAH toward him. Yet, a few verses later (6 and 7), Jacob was afraid of Esau’s coming toward him with 400 men.

Instantly gone from Jacob’s consciousness were all his experiences for good that YAH had toward him. This is the wicked power of fear upon mankind. Even in the previous chapter, Laban testified of being directly rebuked by YAH on account of Jacob (31:24). But here Jacob is terrified of a demise at the hand of Esau.

Genesis 32:7-8 The fear that came against Jacob caused a division in his household. He divided his wives and children according to rank.


Genesis 32:6-7 Who is YAHUAH? He is faithful. Though Jacob was distressed at the thought of seeing Esau again, he needed not to be. Had he remembered or known the faithfulness of YAHUAH, his mind would have remained at rest at the prospect of reuniting with his estranged brother.

YAH made a covenant with Abraham that He will not ever break. Therefore, Jacob who remained loyal to the Elohim of his fathers would not suffer destruction from any enemy.

I am thankful that we serve a merciful and longsuffering Elohim, YAHUAH.

Genesis 33 Observations

Genesis 33:12-16 Was Esau wanting Jacob to go with him to Mt. Seir or was he wanting to accompany Jacob on his original journey to go to their father, Isaac? After they parted, Esau did go on to Mt. Seir.

Either way, I kind of think that Esau was putting up a front or being courteous in the cultural way of their time to ask that they journey together. When they parted, Esau went on to Mt. Seir (vs. 16). If Esau was asking Jacob to go with him to Mt. Seir, I think that deep down inside, he really didn’t want him to go to where he was living in Mount Seir. He gave up too easily in asking him to go with him and easily accepted Jacob’s excuse for not accepting his invitation (vs 13-14). What was going on with Esau in Mt. Seir, I wonder?

Seir—Strong’s Number H8165 Formed like H8163; rough; Seir, a mountain of Idumaea and its aboriginal occupants, also one in Palestine: – Seir. Total KJV occurrences: 39

H8163 From H8175; shaggy; as noun, a he goat; by analogy a faun: – devil, goat, hairy, kid, rough, satyr. Total KJV occurrences: 59

H8175 A prim root; to storm; by implication to shiver, that is, fear: – be (horribly) afraid, fear, hurl as a storm, be tempestuous, come like (take away as with) a whirlwind. Total KJV occurrences: 8

John 11 Observations

John 11:25 YAHUSHA is the resurrection because He is YAHUAH come in flesh.

John 11:39 Martha questions the resurrection giver.

John 11:52 The good news; not the good-spell (gospel). Judah (that nation) and Ephraim (gather the children of Elohim scattered abroad) Even those who serve the wicked one, know the good news (see James 2:19)


I invite you to comment below with additional observations.


Please, please comment below if you see ANYTHING that is contrary to Scripture that I have presented in these Scripture Observations. I want Truth and when I see that I have made a mistake, I want to correct that. No chips on my shoulders here.

I also ask one thing, though. Please, please present your thoughts in the context of two or three Scripture references, not just one (see Deuteronomy 17:6; Matthew 18:16; 2 Corinthians 13:1). One verse (especially one verse out of context) will not be received as evidence. I am just not one to interpret Scripture or accept other’s interpretation of Scripture apart from the written Word of YAH found in the whole counsel of His written Word.

I try my best to limit the use of the precursor words of “I think” or “I believe” without Scripture to back up my “I thinks” and “I believes.” Not only on this site, but be on the lookout anywhere else for excessive “I think” and “I believe” statements presented as Truth, with no Scriptural evidence to back up the statements.

The written Word of YAHUAH is the standard, the vanguard against deception which as you know is quite rampant these days.

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