God strategically places each of us to accomplish elements and roles of influence in the spreading of His kingdom. Genesis 12:8 And he removed from thence unto a mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched his tent, having Bethel on the west, and Hai on the east: and there he builded an altar unto the LORD, and called upon the name of the LORD. His mother had named him Jabez, saying, “I gave birth to him in pain.” Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! And God granted him that which he requested. 1 Chronicles 16:8 Give thanks unto the LORD, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people. “And Jabez was more honourable than his brethren: and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, Because I bare him with sorrow.” 1 Chronicles 4:9 KJV These features of likeness to the language and thought of Genesis, prove the originality and antiquity of the section. From what we can learn is that: Jabez was born out of sorrow or pain The very first thing Scripture tells us about Jabez is that he cried to the God of Israel. New American Standard Bible So God granted him what he requested. "Enlarge my territory" (Enlarge my coast (KJV)) He didn’t want to stay in the "comfort zone"!The word ‘enlarge’ means simply to make larger, extend in limits or dimensions, to extend to more purposes or uses.The word ‘coast’ or ‘territory’ here is used to refer to boundaries and borders.His desire was to reach out beyond himself…to expand his sphere of influence.C. Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed.--Literally, "if indeed thou wilt bless me.". 4:9-10 KJV. (1 Chron. Comp. His mother had named him Jabez, saying, "I gave birth to him in pain." For I will cast out the nations before thee, and enlarge thy borders: neither shall any … That God’s hand might be with him. but now they are hid from thine eyes. Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.’ And God granted his request” (1 Chronicles 4:9–10). Jabez was more honorable than his brothers. Let Your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain." And God granted him that which he requested. He wanted to reach others for the sake of God’s Kingdom. Joshua 17:14-18 And the children of Joseph spake unto Joshua, saying, Why hast thou given me but one lot and one portion to inherit, seeing I am a great people, forasmuch as the LORD hath blessed me hitherto? Hence Jabez was "honoured above his brethren," 1Chronicles 4:9. – 1Chr. He, who promised to enlarge the borders of Israel, will extend your territory (Exo.34:24; Deut.19:8). And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me. NIV Reverse Interlinear Bible: English to Hebrew and English to Greek. Jabez prayed that God would enlarge the territory of his heart, that it may overflow to those around him. The name Jabez is twice explained; in 1Chronicles 4:9 it is made to mean "he paineth," in 1Chronicles 4:10 Jabez prays to be saved from pain. God can enlarge me by helping my mom out around the house." Organize your territory just to see the expression on your mom's face when she opens the door to your room. The oldest inscription we possess in the Phoenician character is of the ninth century B.C., and the development of that character from its Egyptian prototype must have occupied some centuries. the frequent allusions in the book of Gen. to the meaning of the name Isaac (Yichaq, "he laugheth"); Genesis 17:17, Abraham's daughter; 1Chronicles 18:12, Sarah's incredulous laughter; 1Chronicles 21:6, Sarah's joy at the birth; 1Chronicles 26:8, Isaac's own mirth. Read 1 Chronicles 4:1-10 in KJV and NIV using our online parallel Bible. And God granted him that which he requested.” King James Version (KJV) I’ve read Isaiah 54 many times. His mother named him Jabez and said, “I gave birth to him in pain.” (10) Jabez called out to the God of Israel: “If only You would bless me, enlarge my territory, let Your hand be with me, and keep me from harm, so that I will not cause any pain.” And God granted his request. He, who granted Jabez’ requests will grant yours too! And Jabez made a prayer to the God of Israel, saying, If only you would truly give me a blessing, and make wider the limits of my land, and let your hand be with me, and keep me from evil, so that I … 1Ch iCh i Ch 1 chr 1chr). Luke 19:42 Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! His mother had named him Jabez, saying, ‘I gave birth to him in pain.’ Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, ‘Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! 4:9–10) away from) evil, that I suffer not !--The prayer is expressed in the form of a condition, with the consequence ("then will I serve thee," comp. And that thine hand.--Rather, and if thine hand will be with me, and thou wilt deal without (Heb. I Chronicles 4:10 NKJV. Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.” And God granted his request. (1 Chronicles 4:9-10) …, Judges 1:27-36 Neither did Manasseh drive out the inhabitants of Bethshean and her towns, nor Taanach and her towns, nor the inhabitants of Dor and her towns, nor the inhabitants of Ibleam and her towns, nor the inhabitants of Megiddo and her towns: but the Canaanites would dwell in that land…. All rights reserved worldwide. Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, 'Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Proverbs 10:22 The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it. And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying, “Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain!”. And God granted.--Literally, and God brought (caused to come). 10) Jabez cried to the God of Israel, saying, Oh, that You would bless me and enlarge my border, and that Your hand might be with me, and You would keep me from evil so it … There is a destined territory for you in life, an ever-increasing circle of influence, from your Jerusalem, to your Judea, to your Samaria, and to the uttermost parts of the earth (Acts 1:8). Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. "Now Jabez was more honorable than his brothers, and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, 'Because I bore him in pain.' ", will be with me, and thou wilt deal without, Jabez -- a descendant of Judah, also a place in Judah, Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular, Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct, gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative, Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc, Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not, Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular, Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular, A cord, a boundary, the territory inclosed, Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular, Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person feminine singular, Preposition | first person common singular, Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular, Preposition-m | Adjective - feminine singular, A failure of, not, except, without, unless, besides, because not, until, Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | first person common singular, To carve, fabricate, fashion, to worry, pain, anger, Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular, Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular, Untranslatable mark of the accusative case, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, OT History: 1 Chronicles 4:10 Jabez called on the God of Israel (1 Chron. And God granted his request. 187 topical index results for “enlarge my territory”, New International Version (NIV), Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me and, A mountain in the territory of the tribe of Judah, A city of the territory of the tribe of Simeon, A town in the territory of the tribe of Judah, A valley in the south of the territory of the tribe of Judah, where the Israelites blessed the Lord for a victory, A city of the territory of the tribe of Asher, A place in the territory of the tribe of Reuben, A town of the territory of the tribe of Simeon, A city of the territory of the tribe of Judah, A city in the south of territory of the tribe of Judah, A town of territory of the tribe of Judah, A place in territory of the tribe of Judah, A place on the border of the territory of the tribe of Judah, A city of the territory of the tribe of Manasseh, A town of the territory of the tribe of Issachar, A fortified city of the territory of the tribe of Naphtali, A town of the territory of the tribe of Judah, Numbers 21:24; Deuteronomy 2:19; Joshua 12:2;13:10,25; Judges 11:13, Genesis 14:7; Numbers 13:29;21:13; Deuteronomy 1:4,7,19;3:8,9; Joshua, NIV, Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, Red Letter Edition: Bringing to Life the Ancient World of Scripture, NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Acts, Comfort Print, NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Romans, Comfort Print, NIV, Biblical Theology Study Bible, Comfort Print: Follow God’s Redemptive Plan as It Unfolds throughout Scripture, NIV, Quest Study Bible, Comfort Print: The Only Q and A Study Bible. . Copyright © 2019 by Zondervan. 1 Chronicles 4:9-10 (Holman Christian Standard Bible) (3.) 1 Chronicles 4:10 speaks of a man named Jabez. So God granted him what he requested." KING JAMES BIBLE (KJV) WITH BIBLE COMMENTARY . Genesis 33:20 And he erected there an altar, and called it EleloheIsrael. Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.” And God granted his request. Genesis 28:22) suppressed. Job 12:4 I am as one mocked of his neighbour, who calleth upon God, and he answereth him: the just upright man is laughed to scorn. Part of what is going on here is that God has a plan. Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, "Oh, that You would bless me and enlarge my territory! Jabez prayed a powerful and big prayer to God: "…Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! After you expand your territory at home, why not take some ground at school, says Jacob, 8: “I would pray that God would enlarge my life by having a heart for education. The word capacity ignited in my spirit and God showed me seven ways to expand our capacity for success as we move in His blessing flow. Chronicles 4:10 (AMP) His mother had named him Jabez, saying, “I gave birth to him in pain.” Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Jabez cried to the God of Israel, saying, Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my border (territory), and that Your hand might be with me, and You would keep me from evil so it might not hurt me! Though he was born into sorrow, he was considered to be an honorable man (v. 9). NKJV: New King James Version. And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that you would bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that your hand might be with me, and that you would keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! 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