Genesis 27:28

28 May God give you heaven’s dew and earth’s richness— an abundance of grain and new wine.

Genesis 27:28 in Other Translations

28 Therefore God give thee of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine:
28 May God give you of the dew of heaven and of the fatness of the earth and plenty of grain and wine.
28 “From the dew of heaven and the richness of the earth, may God always give you abundant harvests of grain and bountiful new wine.
28 May God give you of Heaven's dew and Earth's bounty of grain and wine.
28 May God give to you- from the dew of the sky and from the richness of the land- an abundance of grain and new wine.

Genesis 27:28 Meaning and Commentary

Genesis 27:28

Therefore God give thee of the dew of heaven
Or "shall" or "will give thee" F24, seeing he was blessed of God, and the blessed seed should spring from him, as well as his posterity should inherit the land of Canaan; for this is said rather by way of prophecy than wish, and so all that follow; and the dew of heaven is the rather mentioned, not only because that makes the earth fruitful on which it plentifully falls, but likewise because the land of Canaan, the portion of Jacob's posterity, much needed it, and had it, for rain fell there but seldom, only twice a year, in spring and autumn; and between these two rains, the one called the former, the other the latter rain, the land was impregnated and made fruitful by plentiful dews; and these signified figuratively both the doctrines and blessings of grace, which all Jacob's spiritual offspring, such as are Israelites indeed, are partakers of, and especially under the Gospel dispensation, see ( Deuteronomy 32:2 ) ( Hosea 14:5 ) ( Micah 5:7 ) : and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine;
and such the land of Canaan was, a fat and fertile land, abounding with all good things, see ( Deuteronomy 8:8 ) ; by which are figured the plenty of Gospel provisions, the word and ordinances, which God has given to his Jacob and Israel in all ages, as he has not given to other people, and especially in the times of the Messiah, Jacob's eminent seed and son, see ( Psalms 147:19 Psalms 147:20 ) ( Isaiah 25:6 ) ( Zechariah 9:17 ) .


F24 (Kl Ntyw) "dabit ergo tibi", Schmidt; so Ainsworth.

Genesis 27:28 In-Context

26 Then his father Isaac said to him, “Come here, my son, and kiss me.”
27 So he went to him and kissed him. When Isaac caught the smell of his clothes, he blessed him and said, “Ah, the smell of my son is like the smell of a field that the LORD has blessed.
28 May God give you heaven’s dew and earth’s richness— an abundance of grain and new wine.
29 May nations serve you and peoples bow down to you. Be lord over your brothers, and may the sons of your mother bow down to you. May those who curse you be cursed and those who bless you be blessed.”
30 After Isaac finished blessing him, and Jacob had scarcely left his father’s presence, his brother Esau came in from hunting.

Cross References 4

  • 1. Deuteronomy 33:13; 2 Samuel 1:21; Job 18:16; Job 29:19; Proverbs 3:20; Isaiah 26:19; Hosea 14:5; Haggai 1:10; Zechariah 8:12
  • 2. ver 39; Genesis 49:25; Leviticus 26:20; Deuteronomy 33:13
  • 3. Psalms 65:9; Psalms 72:16
  • 4. ver 37; Genesis 45:18; Numbers 18:12; Deuteronomy 7:13; Deuteronomy 33:28; 2 Kings 18:32; Psalms 4:7; Isaiah 36:17; Jeremiah 31:12; Jeremiah 40:10
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