And God said to him, "I am God Almighty; be fruitful and increase in number. A nation and a community of nations will come from you, and kings will come from your body.
Read V1-31. Describe the event that forced Jacob to leave Schechem. How did Simeon and Levi displease Jacob? What does Jacob’s attitude show about his change of character?
Read V35:1-7. What did God tell Jacob to do? What preparations did Jacob and his family make before leaving for bethel? What did Jacob do when he arrived at Bethel? Why? What does this show about Jacob’s faith?
Read V8-15. How did God again bless Jacob? What does it mean that God talked with Jacob? How did Jacob show that he was moved by this conversation with God? What does this show about his faith?
Read V16-29. What were the human joy and sorrows which Jacob experienced in this chapter? What can we learn about God who was with the life of Jacob so far?