Genesis 48:4

And said unto me, Behold, I will make you fruitful, and multiply you, and I will make of you a multitude of people; and will give this land to your descendants after you for an everlasting possession.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Possession. He makes mention of this first vision of God to him, to show that he had a right to Chanaan, and to adopt the two children of Joseph, who were each to have as much as his own children. (Haydock) Jacob's posterity enjoyed that land till the Messias came, with some few interruptions. But his spiritual children inherit a much better country, (of which this was a figure) an eternal kingdom in heaven.

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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