|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 27:22 (King James Version)
And Jacob went near unto Isaac his father; and he felt him, and said, The voice is Jacob's voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau.
- The voice
- How wonderful, says Mr. Scott, is that difference which there is betwixt the faces and the voices of the several individuals of the human species! Scarcely any two of the innumerable millions are exactly alike in either, and yet the difference cannot be defined or described! The power, wisdom, and kindness of our Creator should be admired and adored in this remarkable circumstance; for they are very visible. This description of Jacob is not unaptly accommodated to the character of a hypocrite: his voice, his language, is that of a Christian; his hands, or conduct, that of an ungodly man: but the judgment will proceed from God, the Judge of all, at the last day, as in the present case, not by the voice, but by the hands.