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Isaac is reproved by Abimelech.


Abimelech's covenant with Isaac.

13. Ex. 3. 6.

13. 18.

B. C. is my wife ; lest, said he, the men of name of it ! Rehoboth; and he said, B. C. about 1304. | the place should kill me for Rebekah; | For now the LORD hath made room

about 1804. because she was fair to look upon. for us, and we shall a be fruitful in och. 24. 16.

|| That is, 8 And it came to pass, when he had the land.

Room. been there a long time, that Abime- | 23 And he went up from thence to a ch. 17. 6. &

28. 3. & 41.52. lech king of the Philistines looked out Beer-sheba.

Ex. 1.7. at a window, and saw, and, behold, 24 And the LORD appeared unto him Isaac was sporting with Rebekah his the same night, and said, “I am the

b ch. 17. 7. & wife.

God of Abraham thy father: fear 24. 12. & 28. 9 And Abimelech called Isaac, and not, for dI am with thee, and will Acts 7.32 said, Behold, of a surety she is thy bless thee, and multiply thy seed for c ch. 15. 1.

d ver. 3, 4.
wife: and how saidst thou, She is my my servant Abraham's sake.
sister? And Isaac said unto him, Be- | 25 And he builded an altar there, e ch. 12. 7. &
cause I said, Lest I die for her. I | and called upon the name of the Ps. 16. 17.

10 And Abimelech said, What is LORD, and pitched his tent there : and
this thou hast done unto us? one of there Isaac's servants digged a well.

the people might lightly have lain 26 [ Then Abimelech went to him pch. 20. 9. with thy wife, and P thou shouldest from Gerar, and Ahuzzath one of his

have brought guiltiness upon us. friends, 5 and Phichol the chief cap-8 ch. 21. 22.

11 And Abimelech charged all his tain of his army.
Ps. 105. 15. ( people, saying, He that 9 toucheth 27 And Isaac said unto them, Where-

this man or his wife shall surely be fore come ye to me, seeing hye hate h Judg. 11. 7.
put to death.
me, and have i sent me away from

i ver. 16. 12 Then Isaac sowed in that land, you? + Heb. found. I and treceived in the same year ral 28 And they said, + We saw certainly | | Heb. Seeing Matt. 13. 8. l hundredfold: and the LORD s blessed that the LORD k was with thee: and being Mark 4. 8.

99 8 ver. 3. ch. 24. him.

we said, Let there be now an oath 1, 35. Job 42.

13 And the man waxed great, and betwixt us, even betwixt us and thee, + Heb. went + went forward, and grew until he and let us make a covenant with going. became very great:

thee; tch, 24. 35. Ps. 112. 3. | 14 For he had possession of flocks, 29 + That thou wilt do us no hurt, + Heb. If thou

shalt, fc. Prov. 10. 22. / and possession of herds, and great as we have not touched thee, and as || Or, hus store of ll servants: and the Philistines we have done unto thee nothing but bandry. u envied him.

good, and have sent thee away in u ch. 37. 11. Ecc. 4. 4. 115 For all the wells w which his fa- | peace: I thou art now the blessed of ch. 24. 31.

Ps. 115. 15. w ch. 21. 30. ther's servants had digged in the days the LORD.

of Abraham his father, the Philistines 30 m And he made them a feast, and m ch. 19. 3.
had stopped them, and filled them with they did eat and drink.

31 And they rose up betimes in the


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x Ex. 1. 9. Go from us; for thou art much and Isaac sent them away, and they
mightier than we.

departed from him in peace.
17 | And Isaac departed thence, and 32 And it came to pass the same
pitched his tent in the valley of Ge- day, that Isaac's servants came, and
rar, and dwelt there.

| told him concerning the well which
18 And Isaac digged again the wells they had digged, and said unto him,
of water, which they had digged in We have found water.
the days of Abraham his father; for 33 And he called it II Shebah: "there-

ll That is, An

oath. the Philistines had stopped them after fore the name of the city is || Beer- | || That is, The

well of the y ch. 21. 31. the death of Abraham : Yand he called sheba unto this day. their names after the names by which 34 | P And Esau was forty years old

1796. his father had called them.

when he took to wife Judith the lo ch. 21. 31. 19 And Isaac's servants digged in daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and p ch. 36. 2. the valley, and found there a well of Bashemath the daughter of Elon the

q ch. 27. 46. & + Heb. living. I + springing water.


28. 1, 8. z ch. 21. 25. 1 20 And the herdmen of Gerar z did 35 Which 9 were ta grief of mind + Heb. bitter

ness of spirit. strive with Isaac's herdmen, saying, unto Isaac and to Rebekah.

The water is ours : and he called the Il That is, name of the well | Esek ; because they

CHAPTER XXVII. Contention. strove with him.

Isaac sendeth Esau for venison. 6 Jacob, instructed 21 And they digged another well, by Rebekah, 15 obtaineth the blessing. 34 Esau com

plaineth, and by importunity obtaineth a blessing. and strove for that also : and he called 41 He threateneth Jacob's life. 43 Rebekah sendeth Il That is, the name of it | Sitnah.

Jacob to Laban. Hatred. 22 And he removed from thence, AND it came to pass, that when


1760. and digged another well, and for that A Isaac was old, and a his eyes a

a ch. 48. 10. they strove not: and he called the were dim, so that he could not see, 1 Sam. 3. 2.

Jucob deceiveth his father,


and obtaineth the blessing.

o ver. 4.




B. C. he called Esau his eldest son, and pray thee, sit and eat of my venison, B. C. about 1760. said unto him, My son: and he said that thy soul may bless me.

about 1760. unto him, Behold, here am I. | 20 And Isaac said unto his son, How

2 And he said, Behold now, I am is it that thou hast found it so quickb Prov. 27. 1. old, I b know not the day of my death : | ly, my son? And he said, Because James 4. 14.

| 3° Now therefore take, I pray thee, the LORD thy God brought it + to me. | Heb. before c ch. 25. 27,

thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, 21 And Isaac said unto Jacob, Come † Heb. hunt. | and go out to the field, and + take me near, I pray thee, that I Pmay feel p ver. 12. some venison;

thee, my son, whether thou be my 4 And make me savoury meat, such very son Esau or not.

as I love, and bring it to me, that I 22 And Jacob went near unto Isaac d ver. 27. may eat; that my soul d may bless his father, and he felt him, and said, ch. 48. 9, 15. thee before I die.

| The voice is Jacob's voice, but the
& 49, 28.
Deut. 33. 1. 5 And Rebekah heard when Isaac hands are the hands of Esau.

spake to Esau his son. And Esau 23 And he discerned him not, be-
went to the field to hunt for venison, cause ' his hands were hairy, as his q ver. 16.
and to bring it.

brother Esau's hands : so he blessed
6 | And Rebekah spake unto Jacob | him.
her son, saying, Behold, I heard thy | 24 And he said, Art thou my very
father speak unto Esau thy brother, son Esau ? And he said, I am.

25 And he said, Bring it near to me,
Ý Bring me venison, and make me and I will eat of my son's venison,
savoury meat, that I may eat, and that my soul may bless thee. And rver. 4.
bless thee before the Lord before my he brought it near to him, and he did

eat: and he brought him wine, and e ver. 13

8 Now therefore, my son, e obey my he drank.
voice according to that which I com- 26 And his father Isaac said unto
mand thee.

him, Come near now, and kiss me,
9 Go now to the flock, and fetch me my son.

from thence two good kids of the 27 And he came near, and kissed fver. 4 goats ; and I will make them savoury | him : and he smelled the smell of his meat for thy father, such as he lov- raiment, and blessed him, and said,

See, s the smell of my son is as the Hos. 14.6. 10 And thou shalt bring it to thy smell of a field which the Lord hath

father, that he may eat, and that he blessed : & ver. 4. & may bless thee before his death. | 28 Therefore God give thee of u the t Heb. 11. 20. 11 And Jacob said to Rebekah his dew of heaven, and the fatness of the u Deut. 33. 13,

28. b ch. 25. 25. mother, Behold, h Esau my brother is earth, and 'plenty of corn and wine : |

2 Sam. 1. 21. a hairy man, and I am a smooth man: 29 y Let people serve thee, and na- w ch. 45. 18. i ver. 22. 12 My father peradventure will i feel | tions bow down to thee: be lord over Deut. 33. 28. me, and I shall seem to him as a de- thy brethren, and 2 let thy mother's .ch. 9. 25. &

25. 23. k ch. 3. 25. ceiver; and I shall bring ka curse sons bow down to thee : a cursed be

z ch. 49. 8. Deut. 27. 18. | upon me, and not a blessing.

every one that curseth thee, and bless- la ch. 12. 3. 13 And his mother said unto him, ed be he that blesseth thee.

Num. 24. 9. chale. 23. 24. Upon me be thy curse, my son: only

| Upon me be thy curse, my son : only 30 | And it came to pass, as soon as 2 Sam. 14. 9. I obey my voice, and go fetch me them. Isaac had made an end of blessing JaMatt. 27. 25. 14 And he went, and fetched, and cob, and Jacob was yet scarce gone

brought them to his mother: and his out from the presence of Isaac his m ver. 4, 9. mother mmade savoury meat, such as father, that Esau his brother came in his father loved.

| from his hunting. † Heb. de 15 And Rebekah took + goodly rai- 31 And he also had made savoury sirable.

ment of her eldest son Esau, which meat, and brought it unto his father, a ver. 27.

were with her in the house, and put and said unto his father, Let my fa-
them upon Jacob her younger son: ther arise, and beat of his son's veni-

vonib ver. 4.
16 And she put the skins of the kids son, that thy soul may bless me.
of the goats upon his hands, and upon 32 And Isaac his father said unto
the smooth of his neck:

him, Who art thou? And he said, I 17 And she gave the savoury meat am thy son, thy firstborn, Esau. and the bread, which she had prepared, 33 And Isaac † trembled very exceed f Heb. trem

bled with a into the hand of her son Jacob. ingly, and said, Who? where is he

great trem18 | And he came unto his father, that hath + taken venison, and brought

bling great. and said, My father : and he said, it me, and I have eaten of all before

+ Heb. hunted. Here am I; who art thou, my son ? thou camest, and have blessed him? 19 And Jacob said unto his father, yea, and he shall be blessed.

c ch. 28. 3, 4. I am Esau thy firstborn; I have done 34 And when Esau heard the words

Rom. 11. 29. according as thou badest me: arise, I of his father, d he cried with a great a Heb. 12. 17.

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