Genesis 26:5
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English Standard Version
because Abraham obeyed my voice and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.”

King James Bible
Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.

American Standard Version
Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Because Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my precepts and commandments, and observed my ceremonies and laws.

English Revised Version
because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.

Webster's Bible Translation
Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The difference in the characters of the two brothers was soon shown in a singular circumstance, which was the turning-point in their lives. Esau returned home one day from the field quite exhausted, and seeing Jacob with a dish of lentils, still a favourite dish in Syria and Egypt, he asked with passionate eagerness for some to eat: "Let me swallow some of that red, that red there;" אדם, the brown-red lentil pottage. From this he received the name Edom, just as among the ancient Arabians persons received names from quite accidental circumstances, which entirely obscured their proper names. Jacob made us of his brother's hunger to get him to sell his birthright. The birthright consisted afterwards in a double portion of the father's inheritance (Deuteronomy 21:17); but with the patriarchs it embraced the chieftainship, the rule over the brethren and the entire family (Genesis 27:29), and the title to the blessing of the promise (Genesis 27:4, Genesis 27:27-29), which included the future possession of Canaan and of covenant fellowship with Jehovah (Genesis 28:4). Jacob knew this, and it led him to anticipate the purposes of God. Esau also knew it, but attached no value to it. There is proof enough that he knew he was giving away, along with the birthright, blessings which, because they were not of a material but of a spiritual nature, had no particular value in his estimation, in the words he made use of: "Behold I am going to die (to meet death), and what is the birthright to me?" The only thing of value to him was the sensual enjoyment of the present; the spiritual blessings of the future his carnal mind was unable to estimate. In this he showed himself to be βέβηλος (Hebrews 12:16), a profane man, who cared for nothing but the momentary gratification of sensual desires, who "did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way, and so despised his birthright" (Genesis 25:34). With these words the Scriptures judge and condemn the conduct of Esau. Just as Ishmael was excluded from the promised blessing because he was begotten "according to the flesh," so Esau lost it because his disposition was according to the flesh. The frivolity with which he sold his birthright to his brother for a dish of lentils, rendered him unfit to be the heir and possessor of the promised grace. But this did not justify Jacob's conduct in the matter. Though not condemned here, yet in the further course of the history it is shown to have been wrong, by the simple fact that he did not venture to make this transaction the basis of a claim.

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Genesis 12:4 So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken to him; and Lot went with him...

Genesis 17:23 And Abraham took Ishmael his son, and all that were born in his house, and all that were bought with his money...

Genesis 18:19 For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD...

Genesis 22:16,18 And said, By myself have I sworn, said the LORD, for because you have done this thing, and have not withheld your son, your only son...

Psalm 112:1,2 Praise you the LORD. Blessed is the man that fears the LORD, that delights greatly in his commandments...

Psalm 128:1-6 Blessed is every one that fears the LORD; that walks in his ways...

Matthew 5:19 Whoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so...

Matthew 7:24 Therefore whoever hears these sayings of mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man, which built his house on a rock:

1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brothers, be you steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord...

Galatians 5:6 For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision avails any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which works by love.

Hebrews 11:8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out...

James 2:21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son on the altar?

Cross References
Genesis 22:16
and said, "By myself I have sworn, declares the LORD, because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your only son,

Genesis 22:18
and in your offspring shall all the nations of the earth be blessed, because you have obeyed my voice."

Genesis 26:6
So Isaac settled in Gerar.

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