|Overview - Genesis 27|
|1||Isaac sends Esau for venison.|
|6||Rebekah instructs Jacob to obtain the blessing.|
|14||Jacob, feigning to be Esau, obtains it.|
|30||Esau brings venison.|
|34||Esau complains, and by importunity obtains a blessing.|
|41||He threatens Jacob's life.|
|42||Rebekah disappoints him, by sending Jacob away.|
Genesis 27:15 (King James Version)
And Rebekah took goodly raiment of her eldest son Esau, which were with her in the house, and put them upon Jacob her younger son:
- goodly raiment
- Hebrew desirable.
- The Septuagint translates it "a goodly robe," which was a long garment that great men used to wear, ( Luke 20:46 ; 15:22 .) The priest afterwards in the law had "holy garments" to minister in, ( Exodus 28:2-4 .) Whether the first-born before the law had such to minister in is not certain: for, had they been common garments, why did not Esau himself or his wives keep them? But being, in likelihood, holy robes, received from their ancestors, the mother of the family kept them in sweet chests, from moths and the like; whereupon it is said, (ver. 27,) "Isaac smelled the smell of his garments."