Genesis 27:4
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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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
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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Keil 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).

Genesis 27:4 Parallel Commentaries

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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.

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Genesis 27:7,23,25,27 Bring me venison, and make me savoury meat, that I may eat, and bless you before the LORD before my death...

Genesis 14:19 And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth:

Genesis 24:60 And they blessed Rebekah, and said to her, You are our sister, be you the mother of thousands of millions...

Genesis 28:3 And God Almighty bless you, and make you fruitful, and multiply you, that you may be a multitude of people;

Genesis 48:9,15-20 And Joseph said to his father, They are my sons, whom God has given me in this place. And he said, Bring them, I pray you, to me...

Genesis 49:28 All these are the twelve tribes of Israel: and this is it that their father spoke to them, and blessed them...

Leviticus 9:22,23 And Aaron lifted up his hand toward the people, and blessed them, and came down from offering of the sin offering...

Deuteronomy 33:1 And this is the blessing, with which Moses the man of God blessed the children of Israel before his death.

*etc:

Joshua 14:13 And Joshua blessed him, and gave to Caleb the son of Jephunneh Hebron for an inheritance.

Joshua 22:6 So Joshua blessed them, and sent them away: and they went to their tents.

Luke 2:34 And Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel...

Luke 24:51 And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven.

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

Cross References
Hebrews 11:20
By faith Isaac invoked future blessings on Jacob and Esau.

Genesis 27:5
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,

Genesis 27:7
Bring me game and prepare for me delicious food, that I may eat it and bless you before the LORD before I die.'

Genesis 27:9
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.

Genesis 27:14
So he went and took them and brought them to his mother, and his mother prepared delicious food, such as his father loved.

Genesis 27:17
And she put the delicious food and the bread, which she had prepared, into the hand of her son Jacob.

Genesis 27:19
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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