Genesis 25:21

“And Isaac intreated the LORD for his wife, because she was barren: and the LORD was intreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Isaac intreated the LORD for his wife, because she was barren: and the LORD was intreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceiued.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Isaac prayed to the LORD on behalf of his wife, because she was barren; and the LORD answered him and Rebekah his wife conceived.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Isaac entreated Jehovah for his wife, because she was barren. And Jehovah was entreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Isaac made prayer to the Lord for his wife because she had no children; and the Lord gave ear to his prayer, and Rebekah became with child.
- Basic English Bible

And Isaac entreated Jehovah for his wife, because she was barren; and Jehovah was entreated of him, and Rebecca his wife conceived.
- Darby Bible

And Isaac entreated the LORD for his wife, because she was barren: and the LORD was entreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.
- Webster's Bible

Isaac entreated Yahweh for his wife, because she was barren. Yahweh was entreated by him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.
- World English Bible

And Isaac maketh entreaty to Jehovah before his wife, for she [is] barren: and Jehovah is entreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceiveth,
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Isaac entreated the LORD for his wife, because she was barren; and the LORD let Himself be entreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 25:21


25:21 And Isaac intreated the Lord for his wife - Though God had promised to multiply his family, he prayed for it; for God's promises must not supersede but encourage our prayers, and be improved as the ground of our faith. Though he had prayed for this mercy many years, and it was not granted, yet he did not leave off praying for it.


Discussion for Genesis 25

  • Georgia
    Man's goings are of the Lords." He declares the beginning to the end.
  • Irene123
    V. 6 - the "east country" would be what is now Iran (formerly Persia; King Cyrus, whom God used to help rebuild the 2nd temple) Persia was his country.
  • Anne
    I think that Jacob cared about his future more than Esau did his. Esau just wanted to satisfy his appetite there and then and did not think about what he was agreeing with. We should not be blinded by lust of the eyes
    But keep our eyes on Jesus.
  • GeraldineCole
    We must remember the Lord Jesus knew the boys before they were born he knew their harts .so he already knew what would happen u see God allow all that to happen other wise it would'nt have happen before birth God already had chosen the one he love that did not mean he did not love the other .but this where family devision started and today it is still happen stealing birth rights .GOD HATES SIN
  • Kevin
    Re Nancy
    There is a theme which runs through the bible. Our human nature (firstborn nature) (Esau nature) does not give us a place in heaven. But our human nature must submit to the Devine nature (Born again nature from God) so we can have a place in heaven. Esau pleased his human nature and didn't think of God . Jacob gave God his all. (Whole sacrifice) and it pleased God.
  • Vera
    Jacob wanted the Esau birthright to gain power over him. Rebekah their mother should have said something when this was done but did not becausr she had her own agenda. Jacob knew his father favored Esau and wanted that same attention by getting his brother's birthright.

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