And Isaac trembled very exceedingly, and said, Who? where is he that has taken venison, and brought it to me, and I have eaten of all before you came, and have blessed him? yea, and he shall be blessed.
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George Leo Haydock
Be blessed. Thus he confirms what he had done; and shows that he bore no resentment towards his younger son, nor esteemed himself to be mocked, ver. 12. (Haydock)
What had actually occurred from the action of Jacob was a mystery of the [divine] economy in view of the Christ prefigured [by Jacob], [of the Christ] who, blessed by the Father, has been blessed forever after his [temporal] birth. The words of Scripture, “Besides himself, Isaac was seized with great amazement,” have the same meaning as “Isaac was filled with admiration” for what had happened, because he foresaw that the Gentiles, according to the will of God, had to be blessed and take part in the covenant of the promise made to the fathers through the younger son. That is why Jacob, when he was brought forth and emerged the last from his mother’s womb, took hold on Esau’s heel. This means that by closely following the footsteps of the prophets the last peoples had to take hold of the right of primogeniture, since they are the first ones to be found in the New Testament.