Understanding the Scriptures
|Quiver(v. 3)||Arrow holder|
|Savoury (vv. 4, 7, 9, 17, 31)||Good tasting|
|Fetch (vv. 9, 13–14, 45)||Get|
|Goodly raiment (v. 15)||Nice clothing|
|Badest (v. 19)||Asked|
|Discerned him not (v. 23)||Could not tell it was him|
|Fatness (vv. 28, 39)||Prosperity|
|Scarce (v. 30)||Barely|
|Subtilty (v. 35)||Deceit|
|Supplanted me (v. 36)||Taken my place or things|
|Sustained (v. 37)||Blessed|
|Dominion (v. 40)||The opportunity to establish yourself in the land|
|Break his yoke from off thy neck (v. 40)||Not be his servant|
|Touching (v. 42)||Concerning|
|Purposing (v. 42)||Planning|
|Fury (v. 44)||Anger|
Genesis 27—A Stolen Blessing?
Even though Isaac thought he was blessing Esau, when he realized he had blessed Jacob he did not change the blessing or curse Jacob (see Genesis 27:33). Apparently, Isaac recognized that the Lord inspired him to bless the right person. The story of Jacob and Isaac helps us realize that the Lord inspires His servants to accomplish His will in spite of their weaknesses or incomplete knowledge of a situation.
Jacob was promised blessings at the time of the events in Genesis 27, but those blessings were not fulfilled until he was obedient to the commandments that allowed those blessings to come into his life.
Studying the Scriptures
Do activity A as you study Genesis 26–27.