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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,

3. Forgotting can be prompt

James 1:24 (Amplified Bible)

For he thoughtfully observes himself, and then goes off and promptly forgets what he was like.

4. Wrong things can be forgotten

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?

5. You can forget a person or people

Genesis 40:23 (Amplified Bible)

But [even after all that] the chief butler gave no thought to Joseph, but forgot [all about] him.

Psalms 45:10 (Amplified Bible)

Hear, O daughter, consider, submit, and consent to my instruction: forget also your own people and your father’s house;

6. A whole year can be forgotten

Genesis 41:30 (Amplified Bible)

Then there will come seven years of hunger and famine, and [there will be so much want that] all the great abundance of the previous years will be forgotten in the land of Egypt; and hunger (destitution, starvation) will exhaust (consume, finish) the land.

7. What your eyes saw can be forgotten and then they will leave your soul

Deuteronomy 4:9 (Amplified Bible)

Only take heed, and guard your life diligently, lest you forget the things which your eyes have seen and lest they depart from your [mind and] heart all the days of your life. Teach them to your children and your children’s children—

Isaiah 65:16 (Amplified Bible)

So [it shall be] that he who invokes a blessing on himself in the land shall do so by saying, May the God of truth and fidelity [the Amen] bless me; and he who takes an oath in the land shall swear by the God of truth and faithfulness to His promises [the Amen], because the former troubles are forgotten and because they are hidden from My eyes.

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