Genesis 28:8

8 And Esau seeing that the daughters of Canaan pleased[a] not Isaac his father;

Genesis 28:8 Meaning and Commentary

Genesis 28:8

And Esau seeing that the daughters of Canaan pleased not Isaac
his father.
] Who he perceived was displeased with the daughters of Canaan, or that they were "evil in [his] eyes" F9, offensive to him, and disapproved of by him, because of their ill manners: Rebekah is not mentioned, whose displeasure he cared not for.


FOOTNOTES:

F9 (ynyeb twer) "malae in oculis", Montanus, Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Drusius, Schmidt.

Genesis 28:8 In-Context

6 When Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob, and sent him away to Padanaram, to take him a wife from thence; and that as he blessed him he gave him a charge, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan;
7 And that Jacob obeyed his father and his mother, and was gone to Padanaram;
8 And Esau seeing that the daughters of Canaan pleased not Isaac his father;
9 Then went Esau unto Ishmael, and took unto the wives which he had Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael Abraham's son, the sister of Nebajoth, to be his wife.
10 And Jacob went out from Beersheba, and went toward Haran.

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. pleased...: Heb. were evil in the eyes, etc