27 And Isaac said unto them, Wherefore come ye to me, seeing ye hate me, and have sent me away from you?
27 Isaac asked them, "Why have you come to me, since you were hostile to me and sent me away?"
27 Isaac said to them, "Why have you come to me, seeing that you hate me and have sent me away from you?"
27 Isaac asked them, "Why did you come to me? You hate me; you threw me out of your country."
27 And Isaac said to them, "Why have you come to me, since you hate me and have sent me away from you?"
27 "Why have you come here?" Isaac asked. "You obviously hate me, since you kicked me off your land."
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Genesis 26:27
Commentary on Genesis 26:26-33
(Read Genesis 26:26-33)
When a man's ways please the Lord, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him, Proverbs 16:7. Kings' hearts are in his hands, and when he pleases, he can turn them to favour his people. It is not wrong to stand upon our guard in dealing with those who have acted unfairly. But Isaac did not insist on the unkindnesses they had done him; he freely entered into friendship with them. Religion teaches us to be neighbourly, and, as much as in us lies, to live peaceable with all men. Providence smiled upon what Isaac did; God blessed his labours.