28 The sons of Dishan: Uz and Aran.

Other Translations of Genesis 36:28

King James Version

28 The children of Dishan are these; Uz, and Aran.

English Standard Version

28 These are the sons of Dishan: Uz and Aran.

The Message

28 The sons of Dishan: Uz and Aran.

New King James Version

28 These were the sons of Dishan: Uz and Aran.

New Living Translation

28 The descendants of Dishan were Uz and Aran.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Genesis 36:28

Chapter Contents

Esau and his descendants.

The registers in this chapter show the faithfulness of God to his promise to Abraham. Esau is here called Edom, that name which kept up the remembrance of his selling his birth-right for a mess of pottage. Esau continued the same profane despiser of heavenly things. In outward prosperity and honour, the children of the covenant are often behind, and those that are out of the covenant get the start. We may suppose it a trial to the faith of God's Israel, to hear of the pomp and power of the kings of Edom, while they were bond-slaves in Egypt; but those that look for great things from God, must be content to wait for them; God's time is the best time. Mount Seir is called the land of their possession. Canaan was at this time only the land of promise. Seir was in the possession of the Edomites. The children of this world have their all in hand, and nothing in hope, Luke 16:25; while the children of God have their all in hope, and next to nothing in hand. But, all things considered, it is beyond compare better to have Canaan in promise, than mount Seir in possession.