2 Isaac said, "I am now an old man and don't know the day of my death.

Other Translations of Genesis 27:2

King James Version

2 And he said, Behold now, I am old, I know not the day of my death:

English Standard Version

2 He said, "Behold, I am old; I do not know the day of my death.

The Message

2 "I'm an old man," he said; "I might die any day now.

New King James Version

2 Then he said, "Behold now, I am old. I do not know the day of my death.

New Living Translation

2 "I am an old man now," Isaac said, "and I don't know when I may die.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Genesis 27:2

Commentary on Genesis 27:1-5

(Read Genesis 27:1-5)

The promises of the Messiah, and of the land of Canaan, had come down to Isaac. Isaac being now about 135 years of age, and his sons about 75, and not duly considering the Divine word concerning his two sons, that the elder should serve the younger, resolved to put all the honour and power that were in the promise, upon Esau his eldest son. We are very apt to take measures rather from our own reason than from Divine revelation, and thereby often miss our way.