New International Version
But he said, "Your brother came deceitfully and took your blessing."
King James Bible
And he said, Thy brother came with subtilty, and hath taken away thy blessing.
Darby Bible Translation
And he said, Thy brother came with subtilty, and has taken away thy blessing.
World English Bible
He said, "Your brother came with deceit, and has taken away your blessing."
Young's Literal Translation
and he saith, 'Thy brother hath come with subtilty, and taketh thy blessing.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Hath taken away thy blessing - This blessing, which was a different thing from the birthright, seems to consist of two parts:
1. The dominion, generally and finally, over the other part of the family; and,
2. Being the progenitor of the Messiah.
But the former is more explicitly declared than the latter. See note on Genesis 25:31.
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1. There is a great question about Lying, which often arises in the midst of our every day business, and gives us much trouble, that we may not either rashly call that a lie which is not such, or decide that it is sometimes right to tell a lie, that is, a kind of honest, well-meant, charitable lie. This question we will painfully discuss by seeking with them that seek: whether to any good purpose, we need not take upon ourselves to affirm, for the attentive reader will sufficiently gather from the …
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Letter xxxv. From Pope Damasus.
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."
Isaac trembled violently and said, "Who was it, then, that hunted game and brought it to me? I ate it just before you came and I blessed him--and indeed he will be blessed!"
"Beware of your friends; do not trust anyone in your clan. For every one of them is a deceiver, and every friend a slanderer.
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