Genesis 27:4

Overview - Genesis 27
Isaac sends Esau for venison.
Rebekah instructs Jacob to obtain the blessing.
14 Jacob, feigning to be Esau, obtains it.
30 Esau brings venison.
33 Isaac trembles.
34 Esau complains, and by importunity obtains a blessing.
41 He threatens Jacob's life.
42 Rebekah disappoints him, by sending Jacob away.
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Genesis 27:4  (King James Version)
And make me savoury meat, such as I love, and bring it to me, that I may eat; that my soul may bless thee before I die.
 


that I may eat
The blessing, says Dr
A. Clarke, which Isaac was to confer on his son, was a species of divine right, and must be communicated with appropriate ceremonies. As eating and drinking were used among the Asiatics on almost all religious occasions, and especially in making and confirming covenants, it is reasonable to suppose, that something of this kind was essentially necessary on this occasion; and that Isaac could not convey the right, till he had eaten of the meat provided for the purpose by him who was to receive the blessing.

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Deuteronomy 33:1-29 ; Joshua 14:13 ; 22:6 Luke 2:34 ; 24:51 Hebrews 11:20
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