31 And they rose up betimes in the morning, and sware one to another: and Isaac sent them away, and they departed from him in peace.
31 Early the next morning the men swore an oath to each other. Then Isaac sent them on their way, and they went away peacefully.
31 In the morning they rose early and exchanged oaths. And Isaac sent them on their way, and they departed from him in peace.
31 Early in the morning they exchanged oaths. Then Isaac said good-bye and they parted as friends.
31 Then they arose early in the morning and swore an oath with one another; and Isaac sent them away, and they departed from him in peace.
31 Early the next morning, they each took a solemn oath not to interfere with each other. Then Isaac sent them home again, and they left him in peace.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Genesis 26:31
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.