Also he admonished his sons, saying that the Lord would
be with them if they walked in His ways, and He would
redeem them from the hands of the Egyptians. "I know,"
he continued, "great suffering will befall your sons and
your grandsons in this land, but if you will obey God, and
teach your sons to know Him, then He will send you a
redeemer, who will bring you forth out of Egypt and lead
you into the land of your fathers."
In resignation to the will of God, Jacob awaited his end,
and death enveloped him gently. Not the Angel of Death
ended his life, but the Shekinah took his soul with a kiss.
Beside the three Patriarchs, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, only
Moses, Aaron, and Miriam breathed their last in this manner,