I Chronicles 1:43
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43  These are the kings who reigned in the land of Edom before any king reigned over the Israelites: Bela son of Beor, and the name of his city was Dinhabah.

v’-AY-leh ha-m’-la-KHEEM a-SHER ma-l’-KHU b’-E-retz e-DOM lif-NAY m’-lokh ME-lekh liv-NAY yis-ra-AYL BE-la ben b’-OR v’-SHAYM ee-RO din-HA-vah

מג  וְאֵלֶּה הַמְּלָכִים אֲשֶׁר מָלְכוּ בְּאֶרֶץ אֱדוֹם לִפְנֵי מְלָךְ־מֶלֶךְ לִבְנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל בֶּלַע בֶּן־בְּעוֹר וְשֵׁם עִירוֹ דִּנְהָבָה׃

1:43  These are the kings who reigned in the land of Edom 

Sefer Divrei Hayamim begins with a record of the generations from Adam through the descendants of Yaakov. This verse introduces the leaders of the children of Esau, also known as Edom. By listing the heads of the family of Esau, the text confirms that Hashem fulfilled his promise to Rivka that she and Yitzchak would be the parents of two great nations (Genesis 25:23). Since God promised that both their sons would be become great nations, we are shown that Hashem kept his assurances and blessed Esau, regardless of Esau’s choice to reject God and His covenant. The lesson is obvious. If God even keeps His promise with Esau, who rejected the path of his father Yitzchak, how much more so will Hashem keep His promise to Yaakov, who maintained the covenant.

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  • Verse 43 –
    Deuteronomy 7:9: “Therefore know that the LORD your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments;”

    ‭There are no exceptions: HaShem keeps His promises! Even to the unfaithful. We need to keep in mind how He said to the unfaithful in times past that He would banish them from the land that He had given them by promise if they turned from following Him. Malachi (3:6) says that He has not changed. Since He has not changed, the likelihood is that His promises haven’t either. His faithfulness can be a double-edged sword—but righteous either way it swings. Always.

    • Mike Miramahdi

      Let's not forget that HE FORGIVES. He appreciates the lost sheep who comes home of its own volition. The Repentant in Him find Great Hope.

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I Chronicles 1:43

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