Genesis 27:19

And Jacob said unto his father, I am Esau your firstborn; I have done according as you bade me: arise, I pray you, sit and eat of my venison, that your soul may bless me.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
I am Esau, thy first-born. St. Augustine, (L. Contra Mendacium, c. x.) treating at large upon this place, excuseth Jacob from a lie, because this whole passage was mysterious, as relating to the preference which was afterwards to be given to the Gentiles before the carnal Jews, which Jacob by prophetic light might understand. So far is certain, that the first birth-right, both by divine election, and by Esau's free cession, belonged to Jacob: so that if there were any lie in the case, it could be no more than an officious and venial one. (Challoner) Ignorance might also excuse them from any sin; as many good and learned men have thought an officious lie to be lawful. (St. Chrysostom, hom. 52; Origen; Bonfrere.) And even if we allow that they did wrong; the Scripture relates, but does not sanction what they did, Let him that thinks himself to stand, take heed, lest he fall, 1 Corinthians x. 12. (Calmet) As our Saviour says of St. John the Baptist, He is Elias, Matthew xi, so, Jacob sa...

Hippolytus of Rome

AD 235
The words of Jacob to his father, “I have done as you told me,” demonstrate that the Word is always obedient to his Father, as is confirmed by what he says in Ezekiel: “I did just as I was commanded.”

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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