Genesis 27:26

“And his father Isaac said unto him, Come near now, and kiss me, my son.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 27:26

And his father Isaac saide vnto him, Come neere now, and kisse me, my sonne.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then his father Isaac said to him, "Please come close and kiss me, my son."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And his father Isaac said unto him, Come near now, and kiss me, my son.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And his father Isaac said to him, Come near now, my son, and give me a kiss.
- Basic English Bible

And his father Isaac said to him, Come near, now, and kiss me, my son.
- Darby Bible

And his father Isaac said to him, Come near now, and kiss me, my son.
- Webster's Bible

His father Isaac said to him, "Come near now, and kiss me, my son."
- World English Bible

And Isaac his father saith to him, `Come nigh, I pray thee, and kiss me, my son;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And his father Isaac said unto him: 'Come near now, and kiss me, my son.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Genesis 27:26

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 27:26


27:27-31 He kissed him; in token of particular affection to him. Those that are blessed of God are kissed with the kisses of his mouth, and they do by love and loyalty kiss the son, #Psa 2:12|. 2. He praised him. Upon occasion of the sweet smell of his garments he said, See the smell of my son is as the smell of a field which the Lord hath blessed - That is, like that of the most fragrant flowers and spices. Three things Jacob is here blessed with, Plenty, #Ge 27:28|. Heaven and earth concurring to make him rich. Power, #Ge 27:29|. Particularly dominion over his brethren, viz. Esau and his posterity. Prevalency with God, and a great interest in heaven, Cursed be every one that curseth thee - Let God be a friend to all thy friends, and an enemy to all thine enemies. Now, certainly more is comprised in this blessing than appears at first; it must amount to an entail of the promise of the Messiah: that was in the patriarchal dialect the blessing; something spiritual doubtless is included in it. First, That from him should come the Messiah, that should have a sovereign dominion on earth. See #Num 24:19|. Out of Jacob shall come he that shall have dominion, the star and scepter, #Nu 24:17|. Jacob's dominion over Esau was to be only typical of this, #Gen 49:10|. Secondly, That from him should come the church that should be particularly owned and favoured by Heaven. It was part of the blessing of Abraham when he was first called to be the father of the faithful, #Gen 12:3|. I will bless them that bless thee; therefore when Isaac afterwards confirmed the blessing to Jacob, he called it the blessing of Abraham, #Gen 28:4|.


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