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Genesis 26:35

35 They were a source of grief to Isaac and Rebekah.

Genesis 26:35 in Other Translations

35 Which were a grief of mind unto Isaac and to Rebekah.
35 and they made life bitter for Isaac and Rebekah.
35 But Esau’s wives made life miserable for Isaac and Rebekah.
35 They turned out to be thorns in the sides of Isaac and Rebekah.
35 They made life bitter for Isaac and Rebekah.

Genesis 26:35 Meaning and Commentary

Genesis 26:35

Which were a grief of mind unto Isaac, and to Rebekah.
] The marriage of them itself was a trouble to them, it being contrary to their will that any of their children should marry with the Canaanites, and those the worst sort of them, the Hittites; it having been the care of Abraham, the father of Isaac, that his son should not marry with them, and laid a strict injunction on his servant not to take a wife for his son from among them; and which was an example to be followed in later times, and which Esau very likely was not ignorant of: and besides this, the women themselves he took for wives were very disagreeable on all accounts, partly because of their religion, being idolaters, and partly by reason of their temper and behaviour, being proud, haughty, and disobedient; as all the three Targums intimate.

Genesis 26:35 In-Context

33 He called it Shibah, and to this day the name of the town has been Beersheba.
34 When Esau was forty years old, he married Judith daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and also Basemath daughter of Elon the Hittite.
35 They were a source of grief to Isaac and Rebekah.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Genesis 27:46; Genesis 28:8; Job 7:16
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