Genesis 25:28

“And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison: but Rebekah loved Jacob.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Isaac loued Esau, because he did eate of his venison: but Rebekah loued Iacob.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now Isaac loved Esau, because he had a taste for game, but Rebekah loved Jacob.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison. And Rebekah loved Jacob.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now Isaac's love was for Esau, because Esau's meat was greatly to his taste: but Rebekah had more love for Jacob.
- Basic English Bible

And Isaac loved Esau, because venison was to his taste; and Rebecca loved Jacob.
- Darby Bible

And Isaac loved Esau, because he ate of his venison: but Rebekah loved Jacob.
- Webster's Bible

Now Isaac loved Esau, because he ate his venison. Rebekah loved Jacob.
- World English Bible

and Isaac loveth Esau, for [his] hunting [is] in his mouth; and Rebekah is loving Jacob.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Now Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison; and Rebekah loved Jacob.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 25:28


25:28 And Isaac loved Esau - Isaac though he was not a stirring man himself, yet he loved to have his son active. Esau knew how to please him, and shewed a great respect for him, by treating him often with venison, which won upon him more than one would have thought. But Rebekah loved him whom God loved.


Discussion for Genesis 25:28

  • Adedoyin adeyemi for verse 28
    Rebekah had already had an insight into the destinies of her children. Hence, her choice to tilt to God 's favourite direction.

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