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Summary: Genesis 27:45 (Amplified Bible) When your brother’s anger is diverted from you, he will forget [the wrong] that you have done him. Then I will send and bring you back from there. Why should I be deprived of both of you in one day?

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I. EXORDIUM:

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

III. OBJECTIVES:

IV. TEXT:

Genesis 27:45 (Amplified Bible)

When your brother’s anger is diverted from you, he will forget [the wrong] that you have done him. Then I will send and bring you back from there. Why should I be deprived of both of you in one day?

Hebrews 6:10 (Amplified Bible)

For God is not unrighteous to forget or overlook your labor and the love which you have shown for His name’s sake in ministering to the needs of the saints (His own consecrated people), as you still do.

V. THESIS:

VI. TITLE:

Forget

Word Study of "forget" from Greek and Hebrew

VII. EXPLICATION:

VIII. MAIN BODY:

A. Definitions:

1. Forget

a. Hebrew: shakach = to mislay, to be oblivious of, from want of memory or attention

b. Greek: epilanthanomai = to lose out of mind, by implication to neglect

2. Usage based on synonyms:

a. Uncared

Luke 12:6 (Amplified Bible)

Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And [yet] not one of them is forgotten or uncared for in the presence of God.

b. Overlook

Hebrews 6:10 (Amplified Bible)

For God is not unrighteous to forget or overlook your labor and the love which you have shown for His name’s sake in ministering to the needs of the saints (His own consecrated people), as you still do.

c. Neglect or refuse

Hebrews 13:2 (Amplified Bible)

Do not forget or neglect or refuse to extend hospitality to strangers [in the brotherhood—being friendly, cordial, and gracious, sharing the comforts of your home and doing your part generously], for through it some have entertained angels without knowing it.

Hebrews 13:16 (Amplified Bible)

Do not forget or neglect to do kindness and good, to be generous and distribute and contribute to the needy [of the church as embodiment and proof of fellowship], for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.

d. Unmindful

Deuteronomy 32:18 (Amplified Bible)

Of the Rock Who bore you you were unmindful; you forgot the God Who travailed in your birth.

e. Abandon

Psalms 77:9 (Amplified Bible)

Has God [deliberately] abandoned or forgotten His graciousness? Has He in anger shut up His compassion? Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

B. Some facts about this word "forget"

1. Food can be forgotten

Matthew 16:5 (Amplified Bible)

When the disciples reached the other side of the sea, they found that they had forgotten to bring any bread.

Mark 8:14 (Amplified Bible)

Now they had [completely] forgotten to bring bread, and they had only one loaf with them in the boat.

Deuteronomy 24:19 (Amplified Bible)

When you reap your harvest in your field and have forgotten a sheaf in the field, you shall not go back to get it; it shall be for the stranger and the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow, that the Lord your God may bless you in all the work of your hands.

Psalms 102:4 (Amplified Bible)

My heart is smitten like grass and withered, so that [in absorption] I forget to eat my food.

2. Past can be forgotten

Philippians 3:13 (Amplified Bible)

I do not consider, brethren, that I have captured and made it my own [yet]; but one thing I do [it is my one aspiration]: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead,


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