SEV Biblia, Chapter 12:1 Â¶ Pero el SEÑOR había dicho a Abram: Vete de tu tierra y de tu naturaleza, y de la casa de tu padre, a la tierra que yo te mostraré;
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Genesis 12:1 Verse 1. Get thee out of thy country] There is great dissension between commentators concerning the call of Abram; some supposing he had two distinct calls, others that he had but one. At the conclusion of the preceding chapter, chap. xi. 31, we find Terah and all his family leaving Ur of the Chaldees, in order to go to Canaan. This was, no doubt, in consequence of some Divine admonition. While resting at Haran, on their road to Canaan, Terah died, chap. xi. 32; and then God repeats his call to Abram, and orders him to proceed to Canaan, ver. 1.
Dr. Hales, in his Chronology, contends for two calls: ""The first,"" says he, ""is omitted in the Old Testament, but is particularly recorded in the New, Acts vii. 2-4: The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham while he was (at Ur of the Chaldees) in Mesopotamia, BEFORE HE DWELT IN CANAAN; and said unto him, Depart from thy land, and from thy kindred, and come into the land (ghn, a land) which I will show thee. Hence it is evident that God had called Abram before he came to Haran or Charran."" The SECOND CALL is recorded only in this chapter: ""The Lord said (not HAD said) unto Abram, Depart from thy land, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto THE LAND, Årah HA-arets, (Septuagint, THN ghn,) which I will show thee.""The difference of the two calls,"" says Dr. Hales, ""more carefully translated from the originals, is obvious: in the former the land is indefinite, which was designed only for a temporary residence; in the latter it is definite, intimating his abode. A third condition is also annexed to the latter, that Abram shall now separate himself from his father's house, or leave his brother Nahor's family behind at Charran. This call Abram obeyed, still not knowing whither he was going, but trusting implicitly to the Divine guidance."" Thy kindred] Nahor and the different branches of the family of Terah, Abram and Lot excepted. That Nahor went with Terah and Abram as far as Padan-Aram, in Mesopotamia, and settled there, so that it was afterwards called Nahor's city, is sufficiently evident from the ensuing history, see chap. xxv. 20; chap. xxiv. 10, 15; and that the same land was Haran, see chap. xxviii. 2, 10, and there were Abram's kindred and country here spoken of, chap. xxiv. 4.
Thy father's house] Terah being now dead, it is very probable that the family were determined to go no farther, but to settle at Charran; and as Abram might have felt inclined to stop with them in this place, hence the ground and necessity of the second call recorded here, and which is introduced in a very remarkable manner; kl kl lech lecha, GO FOR THYSELF. If none of the family will accompany thee, yet go for thyself unto THAT LAND which I will show thee. God does not tell him what land it is, that he may still cause him to walk by faith and not by sight. This seems to be particularly alluded to by Isaiah, Isa. xli. 2: Who raised up the righteous man (Abram) from the east, and called him to his foot; that is, to follow implicitly the Divine direction. The apostle assures us that in all this Abram had spiritual views; he looked for a better country, and considered the land of promise only as typical of the heavenly inheritance.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 1-3 - God made choice of Abram, and singled him out from among his fellow-idolaters, that he might reserve a people for himself, amon whom his true worship might be maintained till the coming of Christ From henceforward Abram and his seed are almost the only subject of the history in the Bible. Abram was tried whether he loved God better tha all, and whether he could willingly leave all to go with God. Hi kindred and his father's house were a constant temptation to him, he could not continue among them without danger of being infected by them Those who leave their sins, and turn to God, will be unspeakabl gainers by the change. The command God gave to Abram, is much the sam with the gospel call, for natural affection must give way to Divin grace. Sin, and all the occasions of it, must be forsaken; particularl bad company. Here are many great and precious promises. All God' precepts are attended with promises to the obedient. 1. I will make of thee a great nation. When God took Abram from his own people, he promised to make him the head of another people. 2. I will bless thee Obedient believers shall be sure to inherit the blessing. 3. I wil make thy name great. The name of obedient believers shall certainly be made great. 4. Thou shalt be a blessing. Good men are the blessings of their country. 5. I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him tha curseth thee. God will take care that none are losers, by any servic done for his people. 6. In thee shall all the families of the earth be blessed. Jesus Christ is the great blessing of the world, the greates that ever the world possessed. All the true blessedness the world is now, or ever shall be possessed of, is owing to Abram and his posterity. Through them we have a Bible, a Saviour, and a gospel. The are the stock on which the Christian church is grafted.
Original Hebrew ויאמר 559 יהוה 3068 אל 413 אברם 87 לך 1980 לך מארצך 776 וממולדתך 4138 ומבית 1004 אביך 1 אל 413 הארץ 776 אשׁר 834 אראך׃ 7200