English Standard Version
and prepare for me delicious food, such as I love, and bring it to me so that I may eat, that my soul may bless you before I die.”
King James Bible
And make me savoury meat, such as I love, and bring it to me, that I may eat; that my soul may bless thee before I die.
American Standard Version
And make me savory food, such as I love, and bring it to me, that I may eat. That my soul may bless thee before I die.
Make me savoury meat thereof, as thou knowest I like, and bring it, that I may eat: and my soul may bless thee before I die.
English Revised Version
and make me savoury meat, such as I love, and bring it to me, that I may eat; that my soul may bless thee before I die.
Webster's Bible Translation
And make me savory meat, such as I love, and bring it to me, that I may eat; that my soul may bless thee before I die.
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CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
Abimelech's Treaty with Isaac. - The conclusion of this alliance was substantially only a repetition of renewal of the alliance entered into with Abraham; but the renewal itself arose so completely out of the circumstances, that there is no ground whatever for denying that it occurred, or for the hypothesis that our account is merely another form of the earlier alliance; to say nothing of the fact, that besides the agreement in the leading event itself, the attendant circumstances are altogether peculiar, and correspond to the events which preceded. Abimelech not only brought his chief captain Phicol (supposed to be the same as in Genesis 21:22, if Phicol is not also an official name), but his מרע "friend," i.e., his privy councillor, Ahuzzath. Isaac referred to the hostility they had shown; to which Abimelech replied, that they (he and his people) did not smite him (נגע), i.e., drive him away by force, but let him depart in peace, and expressed a wish that there might be an oath between them. אלה the oath, as an act of self-imprecation, was to form the basis of the covenant to be made. From this אלה came also to be used for a covenant sanctioned by an oath (Deuteronomy 29:11, Deuteronomy 29:13). תּעשׂה אם "that thou do not:" אם a particle of negation used in an oath (Genesis 14:23, etc.). (On the verb with zere, see Ges. 75, Anm. 17; Ewald, 224.) - The same day Isaac's servants informed him of the well which they had dug; and Isaac gave it the name Shebah (שׁבעה, oath), in commemoration of the treaty made on oath. "Therefore the city was called Beersheba." This derivation of the name does not shut the other (Genesis 21:31) out, but seems to confirm it. As the treaty made on oath between Abimelech and Isaac was only a renewal of his covenant concluded before with Abraham, so the name Beersheba was also renewed by the well Shebah. The reality of the occurrence is supported by the fact that the two wells are in existence still (vid., Genesis 21:31).
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that I may eat. The blessing, says Dr. A. Clarke, which Isaac was to confer on his son, was a species of divine right, and must be communicated with appropriate ceremonies. As eating and drinking were used among the Asiatics on almost all religious occasions, and especially in making and confirming covenants, it is reasonable to suppose, that something of this kind was essentially necessary on this occasion; and that Isaac could not convey the right, till he had eaten of the meat provided for the purpose by him who was to receive the blessing.
By faith Isaac invoked future blessings on Jacob and Esau.
Now Rebekah was listening when Isaac spoke to his son Esau. So when Esau went to the field to hunt for game and bring it,
Bring me game and prepare for me delicious food, that I may eat it and bless you before the LORD before I die.'
Go to the flock and bring me two good young goats, so that I may prepare from them delicious food for your father, such as he loves.
So he went and took them and brought them to his mother, and his mother prepared delicious food, such as his father loved.
And she put the delicious food and the bread, which she had prepared, into the hand of her son Jacob.
Jacob said to his father, "I am Esau your firstborn. I have done as you told me; now sit up and eat of my game, that your soul may bless me."
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