New International Version
Isaac, who had a taste for wild game, loved Esau, but Rebekah loved Jacob.
King James Bible
And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison: but Rebekah loved Jacob.
Darby Bible Translation
And Isaac loved Esau, because venison was to his taste; and Rebecca loved Jacob.
World English Bible
Now Isaac loved Esau, because he ate his venison. Rebekah loved Jacob.
Young's Literal Translation
and Isaac loveth Esau, for his hunting is in his mouth; and Rebekah is loving Jacob.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Isaac loved Esau - but Rebekah loved Jacob - This is an early proof of unwarrantable parental attachment to one child in preference to another. Isaac loved Esau, and Rebekah loved Jacob; and in consequence of this the interests of the family were divided, and the house set in opposition to itself. The fruits of this unreasonable and foolish attachment were afterwards seen in a long catalogue of both natural and moral evils among the descendants of both families.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
he did eat of his venison. Heb. venison was in his mouth. ch.
LibraryPottage Versus Birthright
Esau despised his birthright'--GENESIS xxv. 34. Broad lessons unmistakable, but points strange and difficult to throw oneself back to so different a set of ideas. So I. Deal with the narrative. Not to tell it over again, but bring out the following points:-- (a) Birthright.--What? None of them any notion of sacred, spiritual aspect of it. To all, merely material advantages: headship of the clan. All the loftier aspects gone from Isaac, who thought he could give it for venison, from Esau, and from …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Jesus Heals Multitudes Beside the Sea of Galilee.
Now then, get your equipment--your quiver and bow--and go out to the open country to hunt some wild game for me.
Rebekah said to her son Jacob, "Look, I overheard your father say to your brother Esau,
Jacob said to his father, "I am Esau your firstborn. I have done as you told me. Please sit up and eat some of my game, so that you may give me your blessing."
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