New Defender's Study Bible Notes
25:28 Isaac loved Esau. In spite of God’s commandment (Genesis 25:23) and Jacob’s merits (Genesis 25:27), Isaac showed strong partiality to Esau, and for the most carnal of reasons. He loved the venison Esau would bring home from his hunt. But God said: “Jacob have I loved” (Malachi 1:1-3; Romans 9:10-13).