Genesis 27:8
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English Standard Version
Now therefore, my son, obey my voice as I command you.

King James Bible
Now therefore, my son, obey my voice according to that which I command thee.

American Standard Version
Now therefore, my son, obey my voice according to that which I command thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now, therefore, my son, follow my counsel:

English Revised Version
Now therefore, my son, obey my voice according to that which I command thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now therefore, my son, obey my voice, according to that which I command thee.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

When Isaac had grown old, and his eyes were dim, so that he could no longer see (מראת from seeing, with the neg. מן as in Genesis 16:2, etc.), he wished, in the consciousness of approaching death, to give his blessing to his elder son. Isaac was then in his 137th year, at which age his half-brother Ishmael had died fourteen years before;

(Note: Cf. Lightfoot, opp. 1, p. 19. This correct estimate of Luther's is based upon the following calculation: - When Joseph was introduced to Pharaoh he was thirty years old (Genesis 41:46), and when Jacob went into Egypt, thirty-nine, as the seven years of abundance and two of famine had then passed by (Genesis 45:6). But Jacob was at that time 130 years old (Genesis 47:9). Consequently Joseph was born before Jacob was ninety-one; and as his birth took place in the fourteenth year of Jacob's sojourn in Mesopotamia (cf. Genesis 30:25, and Genesis 29:18, Genesis 29:21, and Genesis 29:27), Jacob's flight to Laban occurred in the seventy-seventh year of his own life, and the 137th of Isaac's.)

and this, with the increasing infirmities of age, may have suggested the thought of death, though he did not die till forty-three years afterwards (Genesis 35:28). Without regard to the words which were spoken by God with reference to the children before their birth, and without taking any notice of Esau's frivolous barter of his birthright and his ungodly connection with Canaanites, Isaac maintained his preference for Esau, and directed him therefore to take his things (כּלים, hunting gear), his quiver and bow, to hunt game and prepare a savoury dish, that he might eat, and his soul might bless him. As his preference for Esau was fostered and strengthened by, if it did not spring from, his liking for game (Genesis 25:28), so now he wished to raise his spirits for imparting the blessing by a dish of venison prepared to his taste. In this the infirmity of his flesh is evident. At the same time, it was not merely because of his partiality for Esau, but unquestionably on account of the natural rights of the first-born, that he wished to impart the blessing to him, just as the desire to do this before his death arose from the consciousness of his patriarchal call.

Genesis 27:8 Parallel Commentaries

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Genesis 27:13 And his mother said to him, On me be your curse, my son: only obey my voice, and go fetch me them.

Genesis 25:23 And the LORD said to her, Two nations are in your womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from your bowels...

Acts 4:19 But Peter and John answered and said to them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to listen to you more than to God, judge you.

Acts 5:29 Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.

Ephesians 6:1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.

Cross References
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 27:13
His mother said to him, "Let your curse be on me, my son; only obey my voice, and go, bring them to me."

Genesis 27:43
Now therefore, my son, obey my voice. Arise, flee to Laban my brother in Haran

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