Genesis 27:6
New International Version
Rebekah said to her son Jacob, "Look, I overheard your father say to your brother Esau,

New Living Translation
she said to her son Jacob, "Listen. I overheard your father say to Esau,

English Standard Version
Rebekah said to her son Jacob, “I heard your father speak to your brother Esau,

Berean Study Bible
Rebekah said to her son Jacob, “Behold, I overheard your father saying to your brother Esau,

New American Standard Bible
Rebekah said to her son Jacob, "Behold, I heard your father speak to your brother Esau, saying,

King James Bible
And Rebekah spake unto Jacob her son, saying, Behold, I heard thy father speak unto Esau thy brother, saying,

Christian Standard Bible
Rebekah said to her son Jacob, "Listen! I heard your father talking with your brother Esau. He said,

Contemporary English Version
she said to Jacob, "I heard your father tell Esau

Good News Translation
she said to Jacob, "I have just heard your father say to Esau,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Rebekah said to her son Jacob, "Listen! I heard your father talking with your brother Esau. He said,

International Standard Version
Rebekah gave these instructions to her son Jacob: "Quick! Pay attention!" she said. "I heard your father talking to your brother Esau. He told him,

NET Bible
Rebekah said to her son Jacob, "Look, I overheard your father tell your brother Esau,

New Heart English Bible
Rebekah spoke to Jacob her son, saying, "Look, I heard your father speak to Esau your brother, saying,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Rebekah said to her son Jacob, "I've just heard your father speaking to your brother Esau.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Rebekah spoke unto Jacob her son, saying: 'Behold, I heard thy father speak unto Esau thy brother, saying:

New American Standard 1977
Rebekah said to her son Jacob, “Behold, I heard your father speak to your brother Esau, saying,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then Rebekah spoke unto Jacob her son, saying, Behold, I heard thy father speak unto Esau, thy brother, saying,

King James 2000 Bible
And Rebekah spoke unto Jacob her son, saying, Behold, I heard your father speak unto Esau your brother, saying,

American King James Version
And Rebekah spoke to Jacob her son, saying, Behold, I heard your father speak to Esau your brother, saying,

American Standard Version
And Rebekah spake unto Jacob her son, saying, Behold, I heard thy father speak unto Esau thy brother, saying,

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Rebecca said to Jacob her younger son, Behold, I heard thy father speaking to Esau thy brother, saying,

Douay-Rheims Bible
She said to her son Jacob: I heard thy father talking with Esau thy brother, and saying to him:

Darby Bible Translation
And Rebecca spoke to Jacob her son, saying, Behold, I heard thy father speak to Esau thy brother, saying,

English Revised Version
And Rebekah spake unto Jacob her son, saying, Behold, I heard thy father speak unto Esau thy brother, saying,

Webster's Bible Translation
And Rebekah spoke to Jacob her son, saying, Behold, I heard thy father speak to Esau thy brother, saying,

World English Bible
Rebekah spoke to Jacob her son, saying, "Behold, I heard your father speak to Esau your brother, saying,

Young's Literal Translation
and Rebekah hath spoken unto Jacob her son, saying, 'Lo, I have heard thy father speaking unto Esau thy brother, saying,
Study Bible
Jacob's Deception
5Now Rebekah was listening to what Isaac told his son Esau. So when Esau went into the field to hunt game and bring it back, 6Rebekah said to her son Jacob, “Behold, I overheard your father saying to your brother Esau, 7‘Bring me some game and prepare me a tasty dish to eat, so that I may bless you in the presence of the LORD before I die.’…
Cross References
Genesis 25:28
Because Isaac had a taste for wild game, he loved Esau; but Rebekah loved Jacob.

Genesis 27:5
Now Rebekah was listening to what Isaac told his son Esau. So when Esau went into the field to hunt game and bring it back,

Genesis 27:7
Bring me some game and prepare me a tasty dish to eat, so that I may bless you in the presence of the LORD before I die.'

Treasury of Scripture

And Rebekah spoke to Jacob her son, saying, Behold, I heard your father speak to Esau your brother, saying,







Lexicon
Rebekah
וְרִבְקָה֙ (wə·riḇ·qāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7259: Rebekah -- wife of Isaac

said
אָֽמְרָ֔ה (’ā·mə·rāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

her son
בְּנָ֖הּ (bə·nāh)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

Jacob,
יַעֲקֹ֥ב (ya·‘ă·qōḇ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3290: Jacob -- a son of Isaac, also his desc

“Behold,
הִנֵּ֤ה (hin·nêh)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 2009: Lo! behold!

I overheard
שָׁמַ֙עְתִּי֙ (šā·ma‘·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8085: To hear intelligently

your father
אָבִ֔יךָ (’ā·ḇî·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1: Father

saying
מְדַבֵּ֛ר (mə·ḏab·bêr)
Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

your brother
אָחִ֖יךָ (’ā·ḥî·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 251: A brother, )

Esau,
עֵשָׂ֥ו (‘ê·śāw)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6215: Esau -- oldest son of Isaac
Verses 6, 7. - And Rebekah (having already formed a plan for diverting the patriarchal blessing from Esau, whose habit of life and utterly unspiritual character may perhaps have recalled to her mind and confirmed the declaration of the oracle concerning Jacob's precedence) spake unto Jacob her son, - i.e. her favorite, in contrast to Esau, Isaac s son (ver. 5) - saying, Behold, I heard thy father speak unto Esau thy brother, saying, Bring me venison (vide on ver. 3), and make me savory meat, that I may eat (literally, and I shall eat), and bless thee - the lengthened form of the future in this and the preceding verb (cf. וְאֹכֵלָה in ver. 4) is expressive of Isaac's self-excitement and emphatic determination - before the Lord. The word Jehovah, by modern criticism regarded as a sign of divided authorship, is satisfactorily explained by remembering that Rebekah is speaking not of the blessing of God's general providence, but of the higher benediction of the covenant (Hengstenberg). The phrase, though not included in Isaac's address to Esau, need not be regarded as due to Rebekah's invention. She may have understood it to be implied in her husband's language, though it was not expressed (cf. Genesis 14:20). That it was designedly omitted by Isaac in consequence of the worldly character of Esau appears as little likely as that it was deliberately inserted by Rebekah to whet her favorite's ambition (Kalisch). As to meaning, the sense may be that this patriarchal benediction was to be bestowed sincerely (Menochius), in presence and by the authority of God (Ainsworth, Bush, Clericus); but the use of the term Jehovah rather points to the idea that Rebekah regarded Isaac simply "as the instrument of the living and personal God, who directed the concerns of the chosen race (Hengstenberg). Before my death. Since Rebekah makes no remark as to the groundlessness of Isaac s fear, it is not improbable that she too shared in her bed-ridden husband's expectations that already he was "in the presence of" his end. 27:6-17 Rebekah knew that the blessing was intended for Jacob, and expected he would have it. But she wronged Isaac by putting a cheat on him; she wronged Jacob by tempting him to wickedness. She put a stumbling-block in Esau's way, and gave him a pretext for hatred to Jacob and to religion. All were to be blamed. It was one of those crooked measures often adopted to further the Divine promises; as if the end would justify, or excuse wrong means. Thus many have acted wrong, under the idea of being useful in promoting the cause of Christ. The answer to all such things is that which God addressed to Abraham, I am God Almighty; walk before me and be thou perfect. And it was a very rash speech of Rebekah, Upon me be thy curse, my son. Christ has borne the curse of the law for all who take upon them the yoke of the command, the command of the gospel. But it is too daring for any creature to say, Upon me be thy curse.
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