35 Which were a grief [1] of mind unto Isaac and to Rebekah.

Other Translations of Genesis 26:35

New International Version

35 They were a source of grief to Isaac and Rebekah.

English Standard Version

35 and they made life bitterHebrew they were bitterness of spirit for Isaac and Rebekah.

The Message

35 They turned out to be thorns in the sides of Isaac and Rebekah.

New King James Version

35 And they were a grief of mind to Isaac and Rebekah.

New Living Translation

35 But Esau's wives made life miserable for Isaac and Rebekah.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Genesis 26:35

Commentary on Genesis 26:34-35

(Read Genesis 26:34-35)

Esau was foolish in marrying two wives together, and still more in marrying Canaanites, strangers to the blessing of Abraham, and subject to the curse of Noah. It grieved his parents that he married without their advice and consent. It grieved them that he married among those who had no religion. Children have little reason to expect God's blessing who do that which is a grief of mind to good parents.