Genesis 27:37

37 Isaac answered and said to Esau, "Behold, 1I have made him lord over you, and all his brothers I have given to him for servants, and 2with grain and wine I have sustained him. What then can I do for you, my son?"

Genesis 27:37 Meaning and Commentary

Genesis 27:37

And Isaac answered and said unto Esau
Giving an account of the blessing be had bestowed upon his brother: behold, I have made him thy lord;
the lord of his posterity, who would be subdued and become tributary to his seed: and all his brethren have I given to him for servants;
the Edomites, who sprung from his brother Esau, who, according to this prophetic blessing, became servants to David, who was a son of Jacob's, (See Gill on Genesis 27:29); and with corn and wine have I sustained him;
promised him a fruitful country, the land of Canaan, abounding with all good things, particularly with corn and wine, which are put for all the rest: and what shall I do now unto thee, my son?
what is there remains? what can be bestowed upon thee? there is nothing left; dominion over others, even over all nations, yea, over thyself and thy posterity, and plenty of all good things, are given already to Jacob; what is there to be done for thee, or thou canst expect?

Genesis 27:37 In-Context

35 But he said, "Your brother came deceitfully, and he has taken away your blessing."
36 Esau said, "Is he not rightly named Jacob? For he has cheated me these two times. He took away my birthright, and behold, now he has taken away my blessing." Then he said, "Have you not reserved a blessing for me?"
37 Isaac answered and said to Esau, "Behold, I have made him lord over you, and all his brothers I have given to him for servants, and with grain and wine I have sustained him. What then can I do for you, my son?"
38 Esau said to his father, "Have you but one blessing, my father? Bless me, even me also, O my father." And Esau lifted up his voice and wept.
39 Then Isaac his father answered and said to him: "Behold, away from the fatness of the earth shall your dwelling be, and away from the dew of heaven on high.

Cross References 2

  • 1. ver. 29; [2 Samuel 8:14]
  • 2. ver. 28