New International Version
Esau then realized how displeasing the Canaanite women were to his father Isaac;
King James Bible
And Esau seeing that the daughters of Canaan pleased not Isaac his father;
Darby Bible Translation
And Esau saw that the daughters of Canaan were evil in the sight of Isaac his father.
World English Bible
Esau saw that the daughters of Canaan didn't please Isaac, his father.
Young's Literal Translation
and Esau seeth that the daughters of Canaan are evil in the eyes of Isaac his father,
Genesis 28:8 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Bethuel the Syrian - Literally the Aramean, so called, not because he was of the race of Aram the son of Shem, but because he dwelt in that country which had been formerly possessed by the descendants of Aram.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
pleased not. Heb. were evil in the eyes.
LibraryThe Heavenly Pathway and the Earthly Heart
'And Jacob went out from Beer-sheba, and went toward Haran. And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he took of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep. And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven; and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it. And, behold, the Lord stood above it, and said, I am the Lord God of Abraham thy father, …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Jacob's Waking Exclamation
Covenanting Performed in Former Ages with Approbation from Above.
I want you to swear by the LORD, the God of heaven and the God of earth, that you will not get a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I am living,
When Esau was forty years old, he married Judith daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and also Basemath daughter of Elon the Hittite.
They were a source of grief to Isaac and Rebekah.
Then Rebekah said to Isaac, "I'm disgusted with living because of these Hittite women. If Jacob takes a wife from among the women of this land, from Hittite women like these, my life will not be worth living."
and that Jacob had obeyed his father and mother and had gone to Paddan Aram.
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