What is the future described in the Bible for the descendants of Jacob? In Deuteronomy 32:8-9 we learn that as part of the dispersal of the nations following the incident of the Tower of Babel (Gen 11:1-9), God placed one of the angelic sons of God over each of the seventy nations listed in Genesis 10. But God retained the descendants of Jacob as his own personal heritage. In Gabriel’s announcement to Mary of the birth of Jesus, he informs her that Jesus will eventually reign over the house of Jacob forever in an unending kingdom (Luke 1.31-33). Romans 11:26-28 explains that this will commence at Jesus’ second coming when all living Jews will be saved and he will institute the new covenant with them, forgiving their sins.