Coachlight Bible Study – Genesis Lesson XVI - Genesis 3:20 – 5:1

The Curse – Part X – A Pure Heart Attitude


Matthew 12:33 Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.

Matthew 12:34 O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.

Matthew 12:35 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.

Matthew 12:36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.

Matthew 12:37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.


Matthew 15:18 But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.

Matthew 15:19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:

Matthew 15:20 These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man.


A Person’s Heart Attitude Determines His Destiny


We have learned in our study that the ‘Battle of the Seeds’ mentioned in Genesis 3:15 is continued throughout the ages until the return of Christ to the earth when He casts Satan into the ‘lake of fire.’  The first manifestation of this continuing battle is found in Genesis chapters four and five.  In this scenario, Abel plays the part of the ‘Seed of the Woman’ and therefore is a type of Christ, while Cain portrays the ‘Seed of the Serpent.’  The Bible teaches us that Abel becomes the prototype of all the righteous prophets killed, and that the climax is found in Matthew:


Matthew 23:33 Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?

Matthew 23:34 Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city:

Matthew 23:35 That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar.

Matthew 23:36 Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation.

Matthew 23:37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!

Matthew 23:38 Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.

Matthew 23:39 For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.

I. Adam’s Confession After The Curse


Genesis 3:20 And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living. {Eve: Heb. Chavah: that is Living}


God had pronounced the great curse, with all its intricacies and implications, but He had also given an even greater promise – that of the coming Redeemer.  When Adam heard God’s Word this time, he believed God and His promise of salvation in spite of Adam’s sin and the resulting curse. 

This time Adam believed God’s Word instead of corrupting it or doubting and rejecting it.  God’s purpose in a trial is to change the heart not just modify behavior.


A. This time Adam believed God At His Word

B. Adam called his wife’s name Eve – chavvah meaning “life”

1. This indicates that Adam had faith in God’s promises

a. Adam believed that Adam & Eve would have children

b. Adam knew the Seed of the Woman would come from that offspring

2. Adam Had A Change Of Heart – Agreed With God’s Word


II. The Lord God’s Provision


Genesis 3:21 Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.


A. In response to Adam’s Confession, God Provided A Covering For Nakedness

1. Their self-made fig leaves were completely inadequate to cover guilt & sin

2. This taught that the provision could only come from God, and God alone

3. God’s provision of Innocent blood was shown to be needed for the covering:


Leviticus 17:11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.


4. This taught that complete salvation was only to those who:

a. Worshiped God

1. Approached God with a proper offering

2. Worship literally means to: “Bow down to God’s will”

b. Forgot their own will, and accept God’s Word

1. Acknowledged their own guilt and helplessness

2. Trusted in God alone for complete salvation & provision

B. This Provision Was Completely Opposite To Satan’s Advise

1. No appeal to the physical or mental senses

2. It required putting down human pride & accepting (confessing) God’s Word

C. The typical teaching was that the woman’s Seed would

1. Shed His own blood in the coming conflict

2. This would happen before the complete deliverance could occur

D. The Application Today: We also should heed to this typical teaching


1. By reckoning our own “fig leaves” as filthy rags:


Isaiah 64:6  But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.


2. By allowing God to clothe us with the garments of salvation:


Isaiah 61:10 I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels. {decketh: Heb. decketh as a priest}


III. The Second Triune Council


Genesis 3:22 And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:

Genesis 3:23 Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.

Genesis 3:24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.


A. Man Now Knew The Evil Of Rejecting God’s Word

1. The council recognized that “Man had become one of Us, to know good and evil”

2. This statement was made in sadness

a. Man had once known only the goodness of God

b. Now man has known the evil in rejecting God’s Word

c. Now man knew the suffering that results from rejecting God’s Word

d. Now man’s “goodness” as promised by the serpent was not what was hoped

e. Man had been created in God’s image – That image was now marred by evil

3. God had to drive out man from the garden

a. Adam & Eve Were Reluctant to leave their paradise for the unknown world

b. They were afraid of never seeing God again

4. To guard the garden’s entrance to the tree of life, God placed two cherubim east


B. Cherubim (And Seraphim) are always associated with the throne of God


Psalm 80:1 Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, thou that leadest Joseph like a flock; thou that dwellest between the cherubims, shine forth. {of: or, for}

Psalm 99:1 The LORD reigneth; let the people tremble: he sitteth between the cherubims; let the earth be moved. {be moved: Heb. stagger}



D. It Is Likely That God Continued to Converse with Adam

1.  From God’s Throne

2. As Adam & his offspring gav e their assent to God’s Word


IV. God’s Purpose Is To Change Hearts – Not behavior modification


I John 1:5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

I John 1:6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:

I John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

I John 1:8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

I John 1:9 If we confess<3670> our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

I John 1:10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

I John 2:1 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:

I John 2:2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.

I John 2:3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.


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A. True Confession Is Much More Than The Telling Of Your Sins

B. True Confession Is Agreeing With God’s Word

C. True Confession Is Giving Your Assent To God’s Will Not Self

D. True Confession Is Giving Up Our “Fig Leaves” & Agreeing with God’s Word

E. True Confession Is A Change Of Heart


V. Eve’s Confession


Genesis 4:1 And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD. {Cain: that is, Gotten, or, Acquired}


A. Eve cried, “I have gotten a man from the Lord” – Literally “From the Lord

1. Eve believed the Lord

2. Eve believed God’s promise in Genesis 3:15

3. Even though Eve had experienced pain in childbirth

4. Eve had seen God’s faithfulness in giving her a son

B. The name Cain means “gotten” – Obviously from Eve’s exclamation

1. Eve was not only happy that she was given a child, but a man

2. Eve believed God’s promise of a Deliverer

3. Cain was not this deliverer, however, he was the first of the “serpents seed”


1 John 3:11 For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.

1 John 3:12 Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother’s righteous.


VI. The Shepherd And The Farmer


Genesis 4:2 And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground. {Abel: Heb. Hebel} {a keeper: Heb. a feeder}


A. Able - different from his brother – Called Righteous, A Prophet & Still Speaking


1. Abel is found in the “Hall of Faith”


Hebrews 11:4 By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.


2. He is called righteous


Matthew 23:35  That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar.



3. He is called a prophet


Luke 11:50 That the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation;

Luke 11:51 From the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias, which perished between the altar and the temple: verily I say unto you, It shall be required of this generation.


4. These testimonies from Christ, can only mean that Abel believed God’s Word


B. The name “Abel” means vapor or vanity

1. The impact of the curse has had long enough to manifest on Eve

2. The creation was “subject to vanity” – Romans 8:20


C. The Boys Had Different Occupations

1. Cain became a farmer, Abel became a shepherd

2. Both occupations were honorable

a. The fruit from Cain’s labor provided food

b. Abel’s sheep provided clothes for the family

c. It is also probable that the sheep were used for sacrifice to God at the throne


VII. The Sacrifice And God’s Mercy


Genesis 4:3 And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD. {in process…: Heb. at the end of days}

Genesis 4:4 And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering:

Genesis 4:5 But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.


A. It looks as though there was a regular time to sacrifice to God

1. This sacrifice was probably not the first sacrifice

2. The phrase “Process of time” suggests this literally meaning “the end of the days”

3. Adam and Eve were driven from the presence of God (Genesis 3:22-24)

4. By God’s grace it looks as though His people could approach Him – His way


B. This was the first time Cain received a Rebuke – His others had been acceptable

C. Why Was Abel’s Sacrifice Acceptable? – Abel Believed God’s Word

1. It was not a product of Abel’s own labor – God had blessed him with a fat lamb

2. It was by the death of an innocent substitution

3. It was by the shedding of blood


D. Why Was Cain’s Sacrifice Unacceptable? – Cain Tried To Do It His Own Way

1. It was a product of Cain’s own labor

2. It was not by the death of an innocent substitution

3. It was not by the shedding of blood

E. Undoubtedly Cain Began To Resent His Situation

1. His own labor would not please God

2. He probably had to purchase a lamb from Abel every time he approached God

3. Cain rebelled against God’s Word and brought his own labor approaching God


F. Cain’s Countenance Fell Because Of God’s Rejection – He Became Angry

1. Pawneem translated “Countenence”, has a root meaning of a “look” or glance

2. Where his glance was haughty and conceited at first, became angry looking


Hebrews 11:4 By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.



VIII. The Murder

Genesis 4:6 And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen?

Genesis 4:7 If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him. Genesis 4:8 And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.


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A. God Promised Cain In Spite Of Cain’s Anger


1. Cain would be accepted “If he “doest well”

2. That obviously means “Adhere to God’s Word”


B. If Cain Continued In Rebellion, He Would Become the “seed of the serpent”


1. Sin “lieth at the door” – “Lieth”, Rabats literally means “couched”

2. The desires of sin would be Cain’s desire

3. Cain would become the “seed of the serpent”, using sin as his obedient servant

4. Notice the similarity to Genesis 3:16


C. Cain Talked With his Brother In The Field


D. Why Did Cain Kill Abel?


I John 3:12  Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother’s righteous.


E. The “seed of the serpent” Very Quickly Struck At The Seed Of The Woman


1. He first corrupted her first son –

2. He then killed her second son.


F. The “seed of the serpent” Was Trying To Prevent The Fulfillment Of Genesis 3:15




VIII. The Judgment

Genesis 4:9 And the LORD said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother’s keeper?

Genesis 4:10 And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground. {blood: Heb. bloods}

Genesis 4:11 And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother’s blood from thy hand;

Genesis 4:12 When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth.

A. This Time Cain Did Not Go To The Place Of Sacrifice

B. God Went To Where Cain Was

C. God asked Cain where his brother was

D. Cain’s Response

1. He outright lied to God - 2. He questioned God’s right to ask the question

E, God Could No Longer Deal With Cain In Mercy, But Rather Judgment

F. Cain’s actions demonstrated Cain’s heart attitude – opposite God’s Word

G. Cain Had Been Abel To Stop The Voice Of His Prophesying Brother

H. But Cain Could Not Stop The Voice Of Abel’s Blood


Hebrews 11:4 By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.


H. Abel Was A Type Of The “Seed of The Woman”

1. He was righteous before God

2. He died violently at the hand of the “seed of the serpent”

3. Abel’s blood crying is a type of all righteous suffering through the ages

4. The climax: The very people Christ had called of your father the devil cryed out:


Matthew 27:25 Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.


b. Like Cain, they would rather shed innocent blood than obey God’s Word


K. God Took From Cain The Fruits That He Had Used To Approach God

1. The Earth would no longer yield its increase for him

2. Those who do not believe God’s Word can only produce thorns & thistles


IX. Cain’s Confession – My Iniquity Is Too Great To Be Forgiven


Genesis 4:13 And Cain said unto the LORD, My punishment<05771> is greater than I can bear. {My…: or, Mine iniquity is greater than that it may be forgiven}

Genesis 4:14  Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the earth; and from thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; and it shall come to pass, that every one that findeth me shall slay me.


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A. You have driven me from the face of the earth – God didn’t say this

B. I will be hid from your face – God didn’t say this

C. I will be a vagabond

D. Everyone that sees me will want to kill me


X. God Deals With Cain’s Improper Confession


Genesis 4:15 And the LORD said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the LORD set a mark,<0226> upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him.

Genesis 4:16 And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.


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XI. The Ungodly Line Of Cain


Genesis 4:16 And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.

Genesis 4:17 And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and he builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch.

Genesis 4:18 And unto Enoch was born Irad: and Irad begat Mehujael: and Mehujael begat Methusael: and Methusael begat Lamech. {Lamech: Heb. Lemech}

Genesis 4:19 And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.

Genesis 4:20 And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle.

Genesis 4:21 And his brother’s name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ.

Genesis 4:22 And Zillah, she also bare Tubalcain, an instructer of every artificer in brass and iron: and the sister of Tubalcain was Naamah. {instructer: Heb. whetter}






A. The Descendants Of Cain

The Descendants Of Cain


Meaning of the Name

1. Enoch

“Dedication or Commencement”

2. Irad


3. Mehujael

“God Gives Life”

4. Methusael

“God’s Man

5. Lamech



The Wives Of Lamech


Meaning of the Name

1. Adah


2. Zillah



The Sons Of Lamech


Meaning Of The Name


1. Jabal


Invented The Tent

Domesticated Cattle

2. Jubal


Invented Stringed & Wind Instruments

3. Tubalcain

“Etymology suggests that it is the progenitor of the Roman god Vulcan”

Invented Metalurgy

Made Bronze & Iron Weapons & Tools


The Cainites Attempts To Thwart The Effects Of The Curse


Meaning of the Name

1. Some Preferred Urban Life Rather Than Tilling The Ground

2. Some Preferred Nomadic Lifestyles Rather Than Agriculture

3. Metal Working And Tools To Make The Effects Of The Curse Less

4. Music To Try To Sooth The Soul Afflicted By The Curse

5. Polygamy Introduced Rather Than God’s Monogamous Marriage

6. Metal Weapons Introduced To Give The Tribe Using Them An Edge

7. Poetic Boasting To Assert Man’s Self Sufficiency And Pride


XII. Lamech’s Poetic Improper Confession

Genesis 4:23 And Lamech said unto his wives, Adah and Zillah, Hear my voice; ye wives of Lamech, hearken unto my speech: for I have slain a man to my wounding, and a young man to my hurt.

Genesis 4:24 If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold.


A. This Shows Lamech’s Defiance To God’s Word

B. This Shows Lamech’s Arrogance Toward’s God’s Word

C. This Shows Lamech’s Total Disregard For God’s Word

D. Lamech Was Not Going To Suffer Any Hurt Without A 70 Fold Response

E. This Shows Lamech’s Pride Manifesting

F. This Demonstrates Centuries Of Ungodly living

G. This Type Of Lifestyle spreads To Top Government Officials Until:


Genesis 6:11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.


XIII. The Godly Line Of Seth

Genesis 4:25 And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth: For God, said she, hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew. {Seth: Heb. Sheth: that is Appointed, or, Put}

Genesis 4:26 And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon the name of the LORD. {Enos: Heb. Enosh} {to call…: or, to call themselves by the name of the Lord}

Genesis 5:1 This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him;

Genesis 5:2 Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.

Genesis 5:3 And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth:

Genesis 5:4 And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years: and he begat sons and daughters:

Genesis 5:5 And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died.

Genesis 5:6 And Seth lived an hundred and five years, and begat Enos: {Enos: Heb. Enosh}

Genesis 5:7 And Seth lived after he begat Enos eight hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters:

Genesis 5:8 And all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years: and he died.

Genesis 5:9 And Enos lived ninety years, and begat Cainan: {Cainan: Heb. Kenan}

Genesis 5:10 And Enos lived after he begat Cainan eight hundred and fifteen years, and begat sons and daughters:

Genesis 5:11 And all the days of Enos were nine hundred and five years: and he died.

Genesis 5:12 And Cainan lived seventy years, and begat Mahalaleel:

Genesis 5:13 And Cainan lived after he begat Mahalaleel eight hundred and forty years, and begat sons and daughters:

Genesis 5:14 And all the days of Cainan were nine hundred and ten years: and he died.

Genesis 5:15 And Mahalaleel lived sixty and five years, and begat Jared: {Jared: Heb. Jered}

Genesis 5:16 And Mahalaleel lived after he begat Jared eight hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters:

Genesis 5:17 And all the days of Mahalaleel were eight hundred ninety and five years: and he died.

Genesis 5:18 And Jared lived an hundred sixty and two years, and he begat Enoch:

Genesis 5:19 And Jared lived after he begat Enoch eight hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:

Genesis 5:20 And all the days of Jared were nine hundred sixty and two years: and he died.

Genesis 5:21 And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah: {Methuselah: Gr. Mathusala}

Genesis 5:22 And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:

Genesis 5:23 And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years:


The Descendants Of Seth


Meaning of the Name

1. Enos

“Mortal Frailty”

2. Cainan


3. Mahalaleel

“God Be Praised”

4. Jared


5. Enoch


6. Methuselah

“When He Dies, Jugement

7. Lamech


8. Noah



XIV. The Amazing Story Of Enoch


Genesis 5:24 And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.


Hebrews 11:5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.


XV. The Contrast Of The Two Seventh In Line From Adam


A. Cain’s Line – Lamech – Full Of :

1. Arrogance

2. Disrespect

3. Pride

4. Rebelling against God’s Word


B. Seth’s Line Enoch – Entered Into The Presence of God Without Dying

1. Was A Prophet of God

2. Pleased God

3. Was translated into God’s presence – Didn’t have to die


Jude 1:14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,

Jude 1:15  To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.


XVI. A Pure Heart Attitude? – Find Out In God’s Dealing With Israel


A. God’s Word To Israel


Exodus 3:8 And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites.


B. But Soon After Leaving Egypt The People Complained:


Exodus 16:1 And they took their journey from Elim, and all the congregation of the children of Israel came unto the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after their departing out of the land of Egypt.

Exodus 16:2 And the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness:

Exodus 16:3  And the children of Israel said unto them, Would to God we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the flesh pots, and when we did eat bread to the full; for ye have brought us forth into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with hunger.

Exodus 16:4 Then said the LORD unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in my law, or no.


C. God Provides


Exodus 16:11 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

Exodus 16:12 I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel: speak unto them, saying, At even ye shall eat flesh, and in the morning ye shall be filled with bread; and ye shall know that I am the LORD your God.

Exodus 16:13 And it came to pass, that at even the quails came up, and covered the camp: and in the morning the dew lay round about the host.

Exodus 16:14 And when the dew that lay was gone up, behold, upon the face of the wilderness there lay a small round thing, as small as the hoar frost on the ground.

Exodus 16:15 And when the children of Israel saw it, they said one to another, It is manna: for they wist not what it was. And Moses said unto them, This is the bread which the LORD hath given you to eat.


D. God’s Attitude Toward Complaining


Numbers 11:1 And when the people complained, it displeased the LORD: and the LORD heard it; and his anger was kindled; and the fire of the LORD burnt among them, and consumed them that were in the uttermost parts of the camp. {complained: or, were as it were complainers} {it displeased: Heb. it was evil in the ears of}

Numbers 11:2 And the people cried unto Moses; and when Moses prayed unto the LORD, the fire was quenched.

E. Israel Now Complains Again About The Food


Numbers 11:4 And the mixt multitude that was among them fell a lusting: and the children of Israel also wept again, and said, Who shall give us flesh to eat? {fell…: Heb. lusted a lust} {wept…: Heb. returned and wept}

Numbers 11:5 We remember the fish, which we did eat in Egypt freely; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlick:

Numbers 11:6 But now our soul is dried away: there is nothing at all, beside this manna, before our eyes.


F. God Again Provides


Numbers 11:18 And say thou unto the people, Sanctify yourselves against to morrow, and ye shall eat flesh: for ye have wept in the ears of the LORD, saying, Who shall give us flesh to eat? for it was well with us in Egypt: therefore the LORD will give you flesh, and ye shall eat.

Numbers 11:19 Ye shall not eat one day, nor two days, nor five days, neither ten days, nor twenty days;

Numbers 11:20 But even a whole month, until it come out at your nostrils, and it be loathsome unto you: because that ye have despised the LORD which is among you, and have wept before him, saying, Why came we forth out of Egypt?


G. Israel Is At The Promised Land & Send Spies


Numbers 13:17 And Moses sent them to spy out the land of Canaan, and said unto them, Get you up this way southward, and go up into the mountain:

Numbers 13:18 And see the land, what it is; and the people that dwelleth therein, whether they be strong or weak, few or many;

Numbers 13:19 And what the land is that they dwell in, whether it be good or bad; and what cities they be that they dwell in, whether in tents, or in strong holds;

Numbers 13:20 And what the land is, whether it be fat or lean, whether there be wood therein, or not. And be ye of good courage, and bring of the fruit of the land. Now the time was the time of the firstripe grapes.


H. What They Found


Numbers 13:21  So they went up, and searched the land from the wilderness of Zin unto Rehob, as men come to Hamath.

Numbers 13:22 And they ascended by the south, and came unto Hebron; where Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai, the children of Anak, were.

Numbers 13:23 And they came unto the brook of Eshcol, and cut down from thence a branch with one cluster of grapes, and they bare it between two upon a staff; and they brought of the pomegranates, and of the figs. {brook: or, valley}

Numbers 13:24 The place was called the brook Eshcol, because of the cluster of grapes which the children of Israel cut down from thence. Numbers 13:25  And they returned from searching of the land after forty days.

I. The Evil Report


Numbers 13:27 And they told him, and said, We came unto the land whither thou sentest us, and surely it floweth with milk and honey; and this is the fruit of it.

Numbers 13:28 Nevertheless the people be strong that dwell in the land, and the cities are walled, and very great: and moreover we saw the children of Anak there.

Numbers 13:29 The Amalekites dwell in the land of the south: and the Hittites, and the Jebusites, and the Amorites, dwell in the mountains: and the Canaanites dwell by the sea, and by the coast of Jordan.

Numbers 13:30 And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it.

Numbers 13:31 But the men that went up with him said, We be not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we.

Numbers 13:32 And they brought up an evil report of the land which they had searched unto the children of Israel, saying, The land, through which we have gone to search it, is a land that eateth up the inhabitants thereof; and all the people that we saw in it are men of a great stature. {men…: Heb. men of statures}

Numbers 13:33 And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.


J. The People Believed This Evil Report, Complained Again & Rebelled


Numbers 14:1 And all the congregation lifted up their voice, and cried; and the people wept that night.

Numbers 14:2 And all the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron: and the whole congregation said unto them, Would God that we had died in the land of Egypt! or would God we had died in this wilderness!

Numbers 14:3 And wherefore hath the LORD brought us unto this land, to fall by the sword, that our wives and our children should be a prey? were it not better for us to return into Egypt?

Numbers 14:4 And they said one to another, Let us make a captain, and let us return into Egypt.


K. Moses Intercedes, God Pronounces Judgment


Numbers 14:20 And the LORD said, I have pardoned according to thy word:

Numbers 14:21 But as truly as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the LORD.

Numbers 14:22 Because all those men which have seen my glory, and my miracles, which I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and have tempted me now these ten times, and have not hearkened to my voice;

Numbers 14:23 Surely they shall not see the land which I sware unto their fathers, neither shall any of them that provoked me see it: {Surely…: Heb. If they see the land}

Numbers 14:24 But my servant Caleb, because he had another spirit with him, and hath followed me fully, him will I bring into the land whereinto he went; and his seed shall possess it.

Numbers 14:25 (Now the Amalekites and the Canaanites dwelt in the valley.) To morrow turn you, and get you into the wilderness by the way of the Red sea.

Numbers 14:26 And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,

Numbers 14:27 How long shall I bear with this evil congregation, which murmur against me? I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel, which they murmur against me.

Numbers 14:28 Say unto them, As truly as I live, saith the LORD, as ye have spoken in mine ears, so will I do to you:

Numbers 14:29 Your carcases shall fall in this wilderness; and all that were numbered of you, according to your whole number, from twenty years old and upward, which have murmured against me,

Numbers 14:30 Doubtless ye shall not come into the land, concerning which I sware to make you dwell therein, save Caleb the son of Jephunneh, and Joshua the son of Nun. {sware: Heb. lifted up my hand}

Numbers 14:31 But your little ones, which ye said should be a prey, them will I bring in, and they shall know the land which ye have despised.

Numbers 14:32 But as for you, your carcases, they shall fall in this wilderness.

Numbers 14:33 And your children shall wander in the wilderness forty years, and bear your whoredoms, until your carcases be wasted in the wilderness. {wander: or, feed}

Numbers 14:34 After the number of the days in which ye searched the land, even forty days, each day for a year, shall ye bear your iniquities, even forty years, and ye shall know my breach of promise. {breach…: or, altering of my purpose}

Numbers 14:35 I the LORD have said, I will surely do it unto all this evil congregation, that are gathered together against me: in this wilderness they shall be consumed, and there they shall die.


L. The Result – All Must Wander In The Wilderness Another 38 Years – Until All Those With An Improper Confession Died


XVII. The Bible’s Interpretation Of The Wilderness Wandering


Hebrews 3:1 Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus;

Hebrews 3:2 Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses was faithful in all his house. {appointed: Gr. made}

Hebrews 3:3 For this man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who hath builded the house hath more honour than the house.

Hebrews 3:4 For every house is builded by some man; but he that built all things is God.

Hebrews 3:5 And Moses verily was faithful in all his house, as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken after;

Hebrews 3:6 But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.

Hebrews 3:7 Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear his voice,

Hebrews 3:8 Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness:

Hebrews 3:9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years.

Hebrews 3:10 Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do alway err in their heart; and they have not known my ways.

Hebrews 3:11 So I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest.) {They…: Gr. If they shall enter}

Hebrews 3:12 Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.

Hebrews 3:13 But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.

Hebrews 3:14 For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end;

Hebrews 3:15 While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation.

Hebrews 3:16 For some, when they had heard, did provoke: howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by Moses.

Hebrews 3:17 But with whom was he grieved forty years? was it not with them that had sinned, whose carcases fell in the wilderness?

Hebrews 3:18 And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not?

Hebrews 3:19 So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.

Hebrews 4:1  Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it.

Hebrews 4:2 For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.

Hebrews 4:3 For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.

Hebrews 4:4 For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works.

Hebrews 4:5 And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest.

Hebrews 4:6 Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief:

Hebrews 4:7 Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

Hebrews 4:8 For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day. {Jesus: that is, Joshua}

Hebrews 4:9 There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.

Hebrews 4:10 For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.

Hebrews 4:11 Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief. {unbelief: or, disobedience}

Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.


XVIII. A Clean Heart


Psalms 51:1  <<To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet came unto him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.>> Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.

Psalms 51:2 Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.

Psalms 51:3 For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.

Psalms 51:4 Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.

Psalms 51:5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me. {conceive…: Heb. warm me}

Psalms 51:6 Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.

Psalms 51:7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Psalms 51:8 Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.

Psalms 51:9 Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.

Psalms 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. {right: or, constant}

Psalms 51:11 Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.

Psalms 51:12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.

Psalms 51:13 Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.

Psalms 51:14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness. {bloodguiltiness: Heb. bloods}

Psalms 51:15 O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise.

Psalms 51:16 For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering. {else…: or, that I should}

Psalms 51:17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

Psalms 51:18 Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion: build thou the walls of Jerusalem.

Psalms 51:19 Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt offering and whole burnt offering: then shall they offer bullocks upon thine altar.