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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Genesis 25:29-34

We have here a bargain made between Jacob and Esau about the birthright, which was Esau's by providence but Jacob's by promise. It was a spiritual privilege, including the excellency of dignity and the excellency of power, as well as the double portion, Gen. 49:3. It seemed to be such a birthright as had then the blessing annexed to it, and the entail of the promise. Now see, I. Jacob's pious desire of the birthright, which yet he sought to obtain by indirect courses, not agreeable to his... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Genesis 25:30

And Esau said to Jacob, feed me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage ,.... Or, "with that same red F12 מנ־האדם האדם הזה "de rufo, rufo isto", Pagninus, Montanus, Drusius; so Piscator, Schmidt. , red"; not knowing what it was, or what it was made of, and therefore only calls it by its colour; and the word being doubled, may denote that it was very red; or he, being in haste and greedy of it through hunger, repeats it in a quick and short way: this pottage was made of... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Genesis 25:30

I am faint - It appears from the whole of this transaction, that Esau was so completely exhausted by fatigue that he must have perished had he not obtained some immediate refreshment. He had been either hunting or laboring in the field, and was now returning for the purpose of getting some food, but had been so exhausted that his strength utterly failed before he had time to make the necessary preparations. read more

John Calvin

John Calvin's Commentary on the Bible - Genesis 25:30

Verse 30 30.Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage (34) Although Esau declares in these words that he by no means desires delicacies, but is content with food of any kind, (seeing that he contemptuously designates the pottage from its color only, without regard to its taste,) we may yet lawfully conjecture that the affair was viewed in a serious light by his parents; for his own name had not been given him on account of any ludicrous matter. In desiring and asking food he commits... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Genesis 25:19-34

Divine purposes unfolded. We are now entering a new stage of the sacred history, where we are looking less upon the development of one man's character than upon the unfolding purposes of Jehovah in the family with which he has made his covenant. Again we are in the region of— 1. Gracious interposition . 2. Supernatural assistance of human infirmity . 3. Prophetic announcements . The atmosphere is that of the covenant. The children in the womb are two nations. The... read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Genesis 25:19-34

- LIII. Birth of Esau and Jacob20. פדן padān, Paddan, “plowed field;” related: “cut, plow.”25. עשׂי ‛êśâv, ‘Esaw, “hairy, or made.”26. יעקב ya‛ăqôb, Ja’aqob, “he shall take the heel.”27. תם tām, “perfect, peaceful, plain.” The epithet refers to disposition, and contrasts the comparatively civilized character of Jacob with the rude temper of Esau.30. אדים 'ědôm, Edom, “red.”The ninth document here begins with the usual phrase, and continues to the end of the thirty-fifth chapter. It... read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Genesis 25:29-32

Genesis 25:29-32 . Sod That is, boiled. Edom, or red. Sell me this day thy birthright He cannot be excused in taking advantage of Esau’s necessity; yet neither can Esau be excused, who was profane, Hebrews 12:16, because for one morsel of meat he sold his birthright. Various have been the opinions what this birthright was which Esau sold, but the most probable is, that, together with the right of sacrificing, and being the priest of the family, it included the peculiar blessing... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Genesis 25:19-34

25:19-28:9 ISAAC PASSES ON THE INHERITANCEIsaac’s two sons (25:19-34)After being childless for twenty years, Isaac and Rebekah had twin sons. The characters of the two sons proved to be opposites, and this was later reflected in the two nations that were descended from them. God appointed that the elder, Esau, should serve the younger, Jacob (19-26). But that did not excuse the worthlessness of Esau in selling his right as the eldest son (cf. Hebrews 12:16-17). Nor did it excuse the... read more

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - Genesis 25:30

red. Hebrew red red. Figure of speech Epizeuxis ( App-6 ). (No superlative in Hebrew) Figure of speech = th at delicious red [food]. Lentiles. See Genesis 25:34 . Edom = Hebrew. red, ruddy. A reference also to Genesis 25:25 . read more

James Burton Coffman

Coffman Commentaries on the Bible - Genesis 25:27-34

ESAU SELLS THE BIRTHRIGHT"And the boys grew: and Esau was a skilled hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a quiet man, dwelling in tents. Now Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison: and Rebekah loved Jacob. And Jacob boiled pottage: and Esau came in from the field, and he was faint: and Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage; for I am faint: therefore was his name called Edom. And Jacob said, Sell me first thy birthright. And Esau said, Behold, I... read more

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