Genesis 27:39
Good News Translation
Then Isaac said to him, "No dew from heaven for you, No fertile fields for you.

Contemporary English Version
So his father said: "Your home will be far from that fertile land, where dew comes down from the heavens.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Isaac being moved, said to him: In the fat of the earth, and in the dew of heaven from above,

New American Bible
His father Isaac said in response: “See, far from the fertile earth will be your dwelling; far from the dew of the heavens above!

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Isaac being moved, said to him: In the fat of the earth, and in the dew of heaven from above,

Behold.

Genesis 36:6-8 And Esau took his wives, and his sons and daughters, and every soul of his house, and his substance, and cattle, and all that he was able to acquire in the land of Chanaan: and went into another country, and departed from his brother Jacob. . . .

Joshua 24:4 And gave him Isaac: and to him again I gave Jacob and Esau. And I gave to Esau mount Seir for his possession: but Jacob and his children went down into Egypt.

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

the fatness.

Genesis 27:28 God give thee of the dew of heaven, and of the fatness of the earth, abundance of corn and wine.

It is here foretold, says Bp. Newton, that as to temporal advantages, the two brothers should be much alike. (See ver.

Genesis 27:28 God give thee of the dew of heaven, and of the fatness of the earth, abundance of corn and wine.

.) Esau had cattle, beasts, and substance in abundance, and he went to dwell in Mount Seir of his own accord. When the Israelites desired leave to pass through the territories of Edom, the country abounded with fruitful fields and vineyards. (Nu.

Genesis 20:17 And when Abraham prayed, God healed Abimelech and his wife, and his handmaids, and they bore children:

.)

Context
The Stolen Blessing
38And Esau said to him: Hast thou only one blessing, father? I beseech thee bless me also. And when he wept with a loud cry, 39Isaac being moved, said to him: In the fat of the earth, and in the dew of heaven from above,40Shall thy blessing be. Thou shalt live by the sword, and shalt serve thy brother: and the time shall come, when thou shalt shake off and loose his yoke from thy neck.…
Cross References
Hebrews 11:20
By faith also of things to come Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau.

Genesis 27:28
God give thee of the dew of heaven, and of the fatness of the earth, abundance of corn and wine.

Genesis 33:9
But he said: I have plenty, my brother, keep what is thine for thyself.

Deuteronomy 33:13
To Joseph also he said: Of the blessing of the Lord be his land, of the fruits of heaven, and of the dew, and of the deep that lieth beneath.

Deuteronomy 33:28
Israel shall dwell in safety, and alone. The eye of Jacob in a land of corn and wine, and the heavens shall be misty with dew.

Additional Translations
His father Isaac answered him: “Behold, your dwelling place shall be away from the richness of the land, away from the dew of heaven above.And Isaac his father answered and said to him, Behold, your dwelling shall be the fatness of the earth, and of the dew of heaven from above;

And Isaac his father answered and said unto him, Behold, of the fatness of the earth shall be thy dwelling, And of the dew of heaven from above.

And Isaac his father answered and said to him, Behold, thy dwelling shall be of the fatness of the earth, and of the dew of heaven from above.

And Isaac his father answered and said to him, Behold, thy dwelling shall be of the fatness of the earth, And of the dew of heaven from above;

And Isaac his father answered and said unto him, Behold, of the fatness of the earth shall be thy dwelling, And of the dew of heaven from above;

And Isaac his father answered, and said to him, Behold, thy dwelling shall be the fatness of the earth, and of the dew of heaven from above;

Isaac his father answered him, "Behold, of the fatness of the earth will be your dwelling, and of the dew of the sky from above.

And Isaac his father answereth and saith unto him, 'Lo, of the fatness of the earth is thy dwelling, and of the dew of the heavens from above;
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