English Standard Version
Isaac loved Esau because he ate of his game, but Rebekah loved Jacob.
King James Bible
And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison: but Rebekah loved Jacob.
American Standard Version
Now Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison. And Rebekah loved Jacob.
Isaac loved Esau, because he ate of his hunting: and Rebecca loved Jacob.
English Revised Version
Now Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison: and Rebekah loved Jacob.
Webster's Bible Translation
And Isaac loved Esau, because he ate of his venison: but Rebekah loved Jacob.
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CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
When Rebekah conceived, the children struggled together in her womb. In this she saw an evil omen, that the pregnancy so long desired and entreated of Jehovah would bring misfortune, and that the fruit of her womb might not after all secure the blessing of the divine promise; so that in intense excitement she cried out, "If it be so, wherefore am I?" i.e., why am I alive? cf. Genesis 27:46. But she sought counsel from God: she went to inquire of Jehovah. Where and how she looked for a divine revelation in the matter, is not recorded, and therefore cannot be determined with certainty. Some suppose that it was by prayer and sacrifice at a place dedicated to Jehovah. Others imagine that she applied to a prophet - to Abraham, Melchizedek, or Shem (Luther); a frequent custom in Israel afterwards (1 Samuel 9:9), but not probable in the patriarchal age. The divine answer, couched in the form of a prophetic oracle, assured her that she carried two nations in her womb, one stronger than the other; and that the greater (elder or first-born) should serve the less (younger). הפּרד ממּעיך: "proceeding from thy womb, are separated."
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
he did eat of his venison. Heb. venison was in his mouth. ch.
Now then, take your weapons, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field and hunt game for me,
Rebekah said to her son Jacob, "I heard your father speak to your brother Esau,
Jacob said to his father, "I am Esau your firstborn. I have done as you told me; now sit up and eat of my game, that your soul may bless me."
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