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Robert Jamieson; A. R. Fausset; David Brown

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Genesis 27:13

13-17. and his mother said unto him, Upon me be thy curse—His conscience being soothed by his mother, preparations were hastily made for carrying out the device; consisting, first, of a kid's flesh, which, made into a ragout, spiced with salt, onions, garlic, and lemon juice, might easily be passed off on a blind old man, with blunted senses, as game; second, of pieces of goat's skin bound on his hands and neck, its soft silken hair resembling that on the cheek of a young man; third, of the... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Genesis 27:5-17

It seems consistent with the character of Rebekah as presented elsewhere in Genesis to interpret her actions here as predictable, if not commendable. A sincere desire to make sure that Isaac’s blessing went to the divinely chosen, more responsible of her sons apparently motivated her. While her motive seems to have been good, her method evidenced lack of faith in God. [Note: See Sharp, pp. 164-68.] She tried to "pull the wool" over Isaac’s eyes."Jacob is clearly less concerned with the... read more

John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - Genesis 27:1-46

Jacob by Subtilty obtains the BlessingUrged on by his mother, Jacob attempts by unworthy means to secure the blessing of the firstborn with all the privileges it involved. But the wrongdoing of the actors in the story was soon followed by the suffering which assuredly waits on sin. To quote Delitzsch: ’(a) Isaac suffers for his preference for Esau, which was not determined by the will of God but by his weak affection: (b) Esau suffers for despising the blessing of the firstborn: (c) Rebekah... read more

Charles John Ellicott

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers - Genesis 27:1-46

THE TÔLDÔTH ISAAC (Genesis 25:19 to Genesis 35:29). THE BIRTH OF ISAAC’S SONS.Abraham begat Isaac—The Tôldôth in its original form gave probably a complete genealogy of Isaac, tracing up his descent to Shem, and showing thereby that the right of primogeniture belonged to him; but the inspired historian uses only so much of this as is necessary for tracing the development of the Divine plan of human redemption.The Syrian.—Really, the Aramean, or descendant of Aram. (See Genesis 10:22-23.) The... read more

Charles John Ellicott

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers - Genesis 27:13

(13) Upon me be thy curse.—No curse followed upon their conduct; but, on the contrary, Isaac acknowledged the substantial justice of the act of Rebekah and her son, and confirmed Jacob in the possession of the blessing (Genesis 27:33). It seems strange, nevertheless, that neither of them had any scruples at the immorality of the deed, but apparently thought that as the end was right they were justified in using falsehood and treachery. read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Dictionary of Texts - Genesis 27:1-46

Music to the House of God (At a Musical Festival) Genesis 27:17 I. If we ask what is the true place of music in the Church of God, we can but answer that it has a wondrous power of creating and sustaining emotion and enthusiasm. The danger lies in our confusing music designed and executed for devotional purposes with music designed for other purposes. The devotion of the performer's heart in spiritual penitence or praise must inspire the music of the Church if it is to be for the worship of... read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Bible Commentary - Genesis 27:1-46

JACOB’S FRAUDGenesis 27:1-46"The counsel of the Lord standeth for ever."- Psalms 33:11THERE are some families whose miserable existence is almost entirely made up of malicious plottings and counter-plottings, little mischievous designs, and spiteful triumphs of one member or party in the family over the other. It is not pleasant to have the veil withdrawn, and to see that where love and eager self-sacrifice might be expected their places are occupied by an eager assertion of rights, and a cold,... read more

Arno Clemens Gaebelein

Arno Gaebelein's Annotated Bible - Genesis 27:1-46

CHAPTER 27 The Story of Jacob and the Deception of Rebekah and Jacob 1. Esau sent (Genesis 27:1-4 ) 2. Rebekah’s deception (Genesis 27:5-17 ) 3. Jacob’s deception (Genesis 27:18-25 ) 4. Jacob blessed (Genesis 27:26-29 ) 5. The discovery (Genesis 27:30-40 ) 6. Esau hates Jacob (Genesis 27:41 ) 7. Rebekah advises Jacob to flee (Genesis 27:42-46 ) With this chapter the story of Jacob begins. Three periods of his life are especially to be noticed: 1. His life in Canaan; 2. His... read more

John Calvin

Geneva Study Bible - Genesis 27:13

27:13 And his mother said unto him, {c} Upon me [be] thy curse, my son: only obey my voice, and go fetch me [them].(c) The assurance of God’s decree made her bold. read more

L.M. Grant

L. M. Grant's Commentary on the Bible - Genesis 27:1-46

JACOB DECEIVES HIS FATHER In spite of Esau's wrong marriages, and in spite of God's word that Isaac's older son would serve the younger (ch.25:23). Isaac was ready to confer his chief blessing on Esau. We are told in verse 1 that his eyes were dim, and no doubt his spiritual eyes were dim also, evidently because he allowed his natural appetite to take precedence over the revealed will of God (ch.25:28). But in order that he might bless Esau, he wanted Esau first to take his bow and quiver of... read more

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