New English Translation
32 His father Isaac asked,[a] “Who are you?” “I am your firstborn son,”[b] he replied, “Esau!” 33 Isaac began to shake violently[c] and asked, “Then who else hunted game and brought it to me? I ate all of it just before you arrived, and I blessed him.[d] He will indeed be blessed!”Read full chapter
- Genesis 27:32 tn Heb “said.”
- Genesis 27:32 tn Heb “and he said, ‘I [am] your son, your firstborn.’” The order of the introductory clause and the direct discourse has been rearranged for stylistic reasons.
- Genesis 27:33 tn Heb “and Isaac trembled with a great trembling to excess.” The verb “trembled” is joined with a cognate accusative, which is modified by an adjective “great,” and a prepositional phrase “to excess.” All of this is emphatic, showing the violence of Isaac’s reaction to the news.
- Genesis 27:33 tn Heb “Who then is he who hunted game and brought [it] to me so that I ate from all before you arrived and blessed him?”
- Genesis 27:34 tn The temporal clause is introduced with the temporal indicator and has the infinitive as its verb.
- Genesis 27:34 tn Heb “and he yelled [with] a great and bitter yell to excess.”