Transquotation: Genesis 27:34-35; 41-43

02 Jan

Hello again!

This is what God gave me today in His word:


As soon as Esau heard the words of his father, he cried out with an exceedingly great and bitter cry and said to his father, “Bless me, even me also, O my father!” But he said, “Your brother came deceitfully, and he has taken away your blessing.” (Genesis 27:34-35)

Now Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing with which his father had blessed him, and Esau said to himself, “The days of mourning for my father are approaching; then I will kill my brother Jacob.” But the words of Esau her older son were told to Rebekah. So she sent and called Jacob her younger son and said to him, “Behold, your brother Esau comforts himself about you by planning to kill you. Now therefore, my son, obey my voice. Arise, flee to Laban my brother in Haran (Genesis 27:41-43)


God saw that the heart of man was sinful, and was appalled at man’s deceitfulness. And He cried out, saying, “What I have made is no longer good but sinful!” and He continued, “All their ways are wicked. Day and night all they do is scheme.”

Now, we knew that God’s wrath was soon to be upon us, and so we fled to a brother; one who would protect us from God’s wrath. So we arose and fled to Jesus, our savior.

Explanation of the transquote:

OK, yes, it’s true there are several big differences between Esau and God; one of the biggest being simply that you cannot outfox God… And for that matter, there’s no one like Isaac whose above God. – I’m also not sure if God ever said those exact words, it’s possible I suppose, but I’m about to guarantee God ever said that.

However, the general idea still holds true:

Because of someone’s (our’s/Jacob’s) sin, another someone, God (Esau), decides to destroy the first person. The first person then runs away and hides behind a third person; Jesus (Laban).

New Testament confirmation:

6 You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. 7 Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. 8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:6-8)

Context confirmation:

and stay with him a while, until your brother’s fury turns away– (Genesis 27:44)

He was to stay with him until his brother’s fury had been turned away. It could even, perhaps, be phrased that by staying with this person, Esau’s wrath would be turned away. Likewise, when we stay in Christ, God’s wrath is turned away from us. — This supports the transquote by strengthening the connection between Laban and Jesus.

You are Loved!

Joshua Cleveland


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