grief of mind

Genesis 26:35

26:35 grief of mind. Here is further proof of God’s wisdom in choosing Jacob. Esau disregarded both God’s primeval principle of monogamy and the need to marry a wife who believed in the true God. Instead he married two pagan Hittite women, whose idolatry and ungodliness grieved his parents. Even more tragically, Isaac seems to have made no attempt to prevent this, and was still resolved to give Esau his patriarchal blessing.

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