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Genesis 25:28

    Genesis 25:28 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison: but Rebekah loved Jacob.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison: but Rebekah loved Jacob.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Now Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison. And Rebekah loved Jacob.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Now Isaac's love was for Esau, because Esau's meat was greatly to his taste: but Rebekah had more love for Jacob.

    Webster's Revision

    Now Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison. And Rebekah loved Jacob.

    World English Bible

    Now Isaac loved Esau, because he ate his venison. Rebekah loved Jacob.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Now Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison: and Rebekah loved Jacob.

    Clarke's Commentary on Genesis 25:28

    Isaac loved Esau - but Rebekah loved Jacob - This is an early proof of unwarrantable parental attachment to one child in preference to another. Isaac loved Esau, and Rebekah loved Jacob; and in consequence of this the interests of the family were divided, and the house set in opposition to itself. The fruits of this unreasonable and foolish attachment were afterwards seen in a long catalogue of both natural and moral evils among the descendants of both families.

    Wesley's Notes on Genesis 25:28

    25:28 And Isaac loved Esau - Isaac though he was not a stirring man himself, yet he loved to have his son active. Esau knew how to please him, and shewed a great respect for him, by treating him often with venison, which won upon him more than one would have thought. But Rebekah loved him whom God loved.