New International Version
Now, my son, listen carefully and do what I tell you:
King James Bible
Now therefore, my son, obey my voice according to that which I command thee.
Darby Bible Translation
And now, my son, hearken to my voice in that which I command thee.
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:
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And Rebekah heard - And was determined, if possible, to frustrate the design of Isaac, and procure the blessing for her favorite son. Some pretend that she received a Divine inspiration to the purpose; but if she had she needed not to have recourse to deceit, to help forward the accomplishment. Isaac, on being informed, would have had too much piety not to prefer the will of his Maker to his own partiality for his eldest son; but Rebekah had nothing of the kind to plead, and therefore had recourse to the most exceptionable means to accomplish her ends.
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1. There is a great question about Lying, which often arises in the midst of our every day business, and gives us much trouble, that we may not either rashly call that a lie which is not such, or decide that it is sometimes right to tell a lie, that is, a kind of honest, well-meant, charitable lie. This question we will painfully discuss by seeking with them that seek: whether to any good purpose, we need not take upon ourselves to affirm, for the attentive reader will sufficiently gather from the …
St. Augustine—On Lying
Letter xxxv. From Pope Damasus.
Bring me some game and prepare me some tasty food to eat, so that I may give you my blessing in the presence of the LORD before I die.'
Go out to the flock and bring me two choice young goats, so I can prepare some tasty food for your father, just the way he likes it.
His mother said to him, "My son, let the curse fall on me. Just do what I say; go and get them for me."
Now then, my son, do what I say: Flee at once to my brother Laban in Harran.
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