Genesis 27:8
New International Version
Now, my son, listen carefully and do what I tell you:

New Living Translation
Now, my son, listen to me. Do exactly as I tell you.

English Standard Version
Now therefore, my son, obey my voice as I command you.

Berean Study Bible
Now, my son, listen to my voice and do exactly as I tell you.

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

New King James Version
Now therefore, my son, obey my voice according to what I command you.

New American Standard Bible
So now, my son, listen to me as I command you.

NASB 1995
"Now therefore, my son, listen to me as I command you.

NASB 1977
“Now therefore, my son, listen to me as I command you.

Amplified Bible
So now, my son, listen [carefully] to me [and do exactly] as I command you.

Christian Standard Bible
Now, my son, listen to me and do what I tell you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now obey every order I give you, my son.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Now my son, listen to my voice, whatever I command you.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Now then, my son, hearken to me, as I command thee.

Contemporary English Version
Now, my son, listen carefully to what I want you to do.

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.

Good News Translation
Now, son," Rebecca continued, "listen to me and do what I say.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Now listen to me, Son, and do what I tell you.

International Standard Version
So now, my son, listen to what I have to say and pay attention to what I'm about to tell you.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Now therefore, my son, hearken to my voice according to that which I command thee.

Literal Standard Version
And now, my son, listen to my voice, to that which I am commanding you:

NET Bible
Now then, my son, do exactly what I tell you!

New Heart English Bible
Now therefore, my son, obey my voice according to that which I command you.

World English Bible
Now therefore, my son, obey my voice according to that which I command you.

Young's Literal Translation
'And now, my son, hearken to my voice, to that which I am commanding thee:

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jacob's Deception
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.’ 8Now, my son, listen to my voice and do exactly as I tell you. 9Go out to the flock and bring me two choice young goats, so that I can make them into a tasty dish for your father—the kind he loves.…

Cross References
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.'

Genesis 27:9
Go out to the flock and bring me two choice young goats, so that I can make them into a tasty dish for your father--the kind he loves.

Genesis 27:13
His mother replied, "Your curse be on me, my son. Just obey my voice and go get them for me."

Genesis 27:43
So now, my son, obey my voice and flee at once to my brother Laban in Haran.


Treasury of Scripture

Now therefore, my son, obey my voice according to that which I command you.

Genesis 27:13
And his mother said unto him, Upon me be thy curse, my son: only obey my voice, and go fetch me them.

Genesis 25:23
And the LORD said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger.

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









Verse 8. - Now therefore, my son, - Jacob at this time was not a lad, but a grown man of mature years (if Isaac was 137, he must have been 77), which shows that in the following transaction he was rather an accomplice than a tool - obey my voice according to that which I command thee. We can scarcely here think of a mother laying her imperative instructions on a docile and unquestioning child; but of a wily woman detailing her well-concocted scheme to a son whom she discerns to be possessed of a like crafty disposition with herself, and whom she seeks to gain over to her stratagem by reminding him of the close and endearing relationship in which they stand to one another.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Now,
וְעַתָּ֥ה (wə·‘at·tāh)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's 6258: At this time

my son,
בְנִ֖י (ḇə·nî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 1121: A son

listen to
שְׁמַ֣ע (šə·ma‘)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 8085: To hear intelligently

my voice
בְּקֹלִ֑י (bə·qō·lî)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 6963: A voice, sound

and do exactly as
לַאֲשֶׁ֥ר (la·’ă·šer)
Preposition-l | Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

I
אֲנִ֖י (’ă·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's 589: I

tell
מְצַוָּ֥ה (mə·ṣaw·wāh)
Verb - Piel - Participle - feminine singular
Strong's 6680: To lay charge (upon), give charge (to), command, order

you.
אֹתָֽךְ׃ (’ō·ṯāḵ)
Direct object marker | second person masculine singular
Strong's 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case


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