Genesis 27:28
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New International Version
May God give you heaven's dew and earth's richness-- an abundance of grain and new wine.

New Living Translation
"From the dew of heaven and the richness of the earth, may God always give you abundant harvests of grain and bountiful new wine.

English Standard Version
May God give you of the dew of heaven and of the fatness of the earth and plenty of grain and wine.

New American Standard Bible
Now may God give you of the dew of heaven, And of the fatness of the earth, And an abundance of grain and new wine;

King James Bible
Therefore God give thee of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
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.

International Standard Version
May the LORD grant you dew from the skies, and from the fertile land; may he grant you abundant grain and fresh wine.

NET Bible
May God give you the dew of the sky and the richness of the earth, and plenty of grain and new wine.

New Heart English Bible
God give you of the dew of the sky, of the fatness of the earth, and plenty of grain and new wine.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
May God give you dew from the sky, fertile fields on the earth, and plenty of fresh grain and new wine.

JPS Tanakh 1917
So God give thee of the dew of heaven, And of the fat places of the earth, And plenty of corn and wine.

New American Standard 1977
Now may God give you of the dew of heaven,
            And of the fatness of the earth,
            And an abundance of grain and new wine;

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore let God give thee of the dew of heaven and of the fatness of the earth and plenty of wheat and new wine.

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore God give you of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of grain and wine:

American King James Version
Therefore God give you of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine:

American Standard Version
And God give thee of the dew of heaven, And of the fatness of the earth, And plenty of grain and new wine.

Douay-Rheims Bible
God give thee the dew of heaven, and of the fatness of the earth, abundance of corn and wine.

Darby Bible Translation
And God give thee of the dew of heaven, And of the fatness of the earth, And plenty of corn and new wine.

English Revised Version
And God give thee of the dew of heaven, And of the fatness of the earth, And plenty of corn and wine:

Webster's Bible Translation
Therefore God give thee of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine:

World English Bible
God give you of the dew of the sky, of the fatness of the earth, and plenty of grain and new wine.

Young's Literal Translation
and God doth give to thee of the dew of heaven, and of the fatness of the earth, and abundance of corn and wine;
Study Bible
Isaac Blesses Jacob
27So he came close and kissed him; and when he smelled the smell of his garments, he blessed him and said, "See, the smell of my son Is like the smell of a field which the LORD has blessed; 28Now may God give you of the dew of heaven, And of the fatness of the earth, And an abundance of grain and new wine; 29May peoples serve you, And nations bow down to you; Be master of your brothers, And may your mother's sons bow down to you. Cursed be those who curse you, And blessed be those who bless you."…
Cross References
Genesis 27:37
But Isaac replied to Esau, "Behold, I have made him your master, and all his relatives I have given to him as servants; and with grain and new wine I have sustained him. Now as for you then, what can I do, my son?"

Genesis 27:39
Then Isaac his father answered and said to him, "Behold, away from the fertility of the earth shall be your dwelling, And away from the dew of heaven from above.

Genesis 45:18
and take your father and your households and come to me, and I will give you the best of the land of Egypt and you will eat the fat of the land.'

Genesis 49:25
From the God of your father who helps you, And by the Almighty who blesses you With blessings of heaven above, Blessings of the deep that lies beneath, Blessings of the breasts and of the womb.

Numbers 18:12
"All the best of the fresh oil and all the best of the fresh wine and of the grain, the first fruits of those which they give to the LORD, I give them to you.

Deuteronomy 33:13
Of Joseph he said, "Blessed of the LORD be his land, With the choice things of heaven, with the dew, And from the deep lying beneath,

Deuteronomy 33:28
"So Israel dwells in security, The fountain of Jacob secluded, In a land of grain and new wine; His heavens also drop down dew.

Proverbs 3:20
By His knowledge the deeps were broken up And the skies drip with dew.

Proverbs 19:12
The king's wrath is like the roaring of a lion, But his favor is like dew on the grass.

Zechariah 8:12
For there will be peace for the seed: the vine will yield its fruit, the land will yield its produce and the heavens will give their dew; and I will cause the remnant of this people to inherit all these things.
Treasury of Scripture

Therefore God give you of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine:

of the dew.

Deuteronomy 11:11,12 But the land, where you go to possess it, is a land of hills and …

Deuteronomy 32:2 My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the …

Deuteronomy 33:13,28 And of Joseph he said, Blessed of the LORD be his land, for the precious …

2 Samuel 1:21 You mountains of Gilboa, let there be no dew, neither let there be …

1 Kings 17:1 And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said …

Psalm 65:9-13 You visit the earth, and water it: you greatly enrich it with the …

Psalm 133:3 As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended on the mountains …

Isaiah 45:8 Drop down, you heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness: …

Jeremiah 14:22 Are there any among the vanities of the Gentiles that can cause rain? …

Hosea 14:5-7 I will be as the dew to Israel: he shall grow as the lily, and cast …

Micah 5:7 And the remnant of Jacob shall be in the middle of many people as …

Hebrews 11:20 By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come.

the fatness.

Genesis 27:39 And Isaac his father answered and said to him, Behold, your dwelling …

Genesis 45:18 And take your father and your households, and come to me: and I will …

Genesis 49:20 Out of Asher his bread shall be fat, and he shall yield royal dainties.

Numbers 13:20 And what the land is, whether it be fat or lean, whether there be …

Psalm 36:8 They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of your house; …

Romans 11:17 And if some of the branches be broken off, and you, being a wild …

plenty.

Deuteronomy 7:13 And he will love you, and bless you, and multiply you: he will also …

Deuteronomy 8:7-9 For the LORD your God brings you into a good land, a land of brooks of water…

Deuteronomy 33:28 Israel then shall dwell in safety alone: the fountain of Jacob shall …

Joshua 5:6 For the children of Israel walked forty years in the wilderness, …

1 Kings 5:11 And Solomon gave Hiram twenty thousand measures of wheat for food …

2 Chronicles 2:10 And, behold, I will give to your servants, the hewers that cut timber, …

Psalm 65:9,13 You visit the earth, and water it: you greatly enrich it with the …

Psalm 104:15 And wine that makes glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face …

Joel 2:19 Yes, the LORD will answer and say to his people, Behold, I will send …

Zechariah 9:17 For how great is his goodness, and how great is his beauty! corn …

(28) Therefore God give thee.--Heb., And the Elohim give thee. Here, as not unfrequently is the case, the name Elohim follows immediately upon that of Jehovah. As the blessings of dew and fertile land are the gifts of the God of nature, the use of the title Elohim is in accordance with the general rule.

The fatness of the earth.--Heb., the fatnesses: that is, the fat places. In the countries where Esau and Jacob were to have their homes, the land varies from districts of extraordinary fertility to regions of barren rock and sterile sand. It was these rich fields which Isaac's blessing conveyed to Jacob.

Wine.--Not the word used in Genesis 27:25, but tirosh, the unfermented juice of the grape. It thus goes properly with corn, both being the natural produce of the field.

Verse 28. - Therefore God give thee of the dew of heaven, - literally, and the Elohim will give thee, with an optative sense; i.e. and may the - Elohim give thee! The occurrence of הָךאלֹהִים in what is usually assigned to the Jehovist (Tuch, Bleek, Davidson) is not to be explained as a special Jehovistic formula (Colenso), or as a remnant of the fundamental Elohistic writing (Kalisch), or as indicating that the personal God, and not Jehovah, the God of the covenant, was the source of the blessing (Keil, Gosman in Lange), or as intimating a remaining doubt as to whether Esau was the chosen one of Jehovah (Lange); but as identifying Jehovah with Elohim, the art. being the art. of reference, as in Genesis 22:1 (Hengstenberg; cf. Quarry 'on Genesis,' p. 483). The blessing craved was substantially that of a fertile soil, in Oriental countries the copious dew deposited by the atmosphere supplying the place of rain. Hence dew is employed in Scripture as a symbol of material prosperity (Deuteronomy 33:13, 28; Zechariah 8:12), and the absence of dew and rain represented as a signal of Divine displeasure (2 Samuel 1:21; 1 Kings 17:1; Haggai 1:10, 11) - and the fatness of the earth, - literally, of the fat-nesses, or choicest parts, of the earth (Genesis 45:18) - and plenty of corn and wine - i.e. abundance of the produce of the soil (cf. Deuteronomy 33:28). Therefore God give thee of the dew of heaven,.... Or "shall" or "will give thee" (x), 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,

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 Psalm 147:19.

(x) "dabit ergo tibi", Schmidt; so Ainsworth. Ge 27:28-46. The Blessing.

28. God give thee of the dew of heaven—To an Oriental mind, this phraseology implied the highest flow of prosperity. The copious fall of dew is indispensable to the fruitfulness of lands, which would be otherwise arid and sterile through the violent heat; and it abounds most in hilly regions, such as Canaan, hence called the "fat land" (Ne 9:25, 35).

plenty of corn and wine—Palestine was famous for vineyards, and it produced varieties of corn, namely, wheat, barley, oats, and rye.27:18-29 Jacob, with some difficulty, gained his point, and got the blessing. This blessing is in very general terms. No mention is made of the distinguishing mercies in the covenant with Abraham. This might be owing to Isaac having Esau in his mind, though it was Jacob who was before him. He could not be ignorant how Esau had despised the best things. Moreover, his attachment to Esau, so as to disregard the mind of God, must have greatly weakened his own faith in these things. It might therefore be expected, that leanness would attend his blessing, agreeing with the state of his mind.
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