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Genesis 25:21 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And Isaac entreated Jehovah for his wife, because she was barren. And Jehovah was entreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And Isaac intreated the LORD for his wife, because she [was] barren: and the LORD was intreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Isaac prayed to the LORD on behalf of his wife, because she was barren; and the LORD answered him and Rebekah his wife conceived.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And Isaac entreated the LORD for his wife, because she [was] barren: and the LORD was entreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And Isaac entreated Jehovah for his wife, because she was barren; and Jehovah was entreated of him, and Rebecca his wife conceived.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— So then Isaac made entreaty unto Yahweh, in behalf of his wife, for she was, barren,—and Yahweh suffered himself to be entreated by him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And Isaac maketh entreaty to Jehovah before his wife, for she [is] barren: and Jehovah is entreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceiveth,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And Isaac besought the Lord for his wife, because she was barren: and he heard him, and made Rebecca to conceive.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And Isaac intreated the LORD for his wife, because she [was] barren: and the LORD was intreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceiued.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And Isaac prayed the Lord concerning Rebekah{gr.Rebecca} his wife, because she was barren; and the Lord heard him, and his wife Rebekah{gr.Rebecca} conceived in her womb.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And Yitzchaq intreated Yahweh for his wife, because she [was] barren: and Yahweh was intreated of him, and Rivqah his wife conceived.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And Yixk יִצחָק 3327
{3327} Prime
יִצְחָק
Yitschaq
{yits-khawk'}
From H6711; laughter (that is, mockery); Jitschak (or Isaac), son of Abraham.
intreated 6279
{6279} Prime
עָתַר
`athar
{aw-thar'}
A primitive root (rather denominative from H6281); to burn incense in worship, that is, intercede (reciprocally listen to prayer).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
Yhw יָהוֶה 3068
{3068} Prime
יְהֹוָה
Y@hovah
{yeh-ho-vaw'}
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
for 5227
{5227} Prime
נֹכַח
nokach
{no'-kakh}
From the same as H5226; properly, the front part; used adverbially (especially with a preposition), opposite, in front of, forward, in behalf of.
his wife, 802
{0802} Prime
אִשָּׁה
'ishshah
{ish-shaw'}
The first form is the feminine of H0376 or H0582; the second form is an irregular plural; a woman (used in the same wide sense as H0582).
because x3588
(3588) Complement
כִּי
kiy
{kee}
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
she x1931
(1931) Complement
הוּא
huw'
{hoo}
The second form is the feminine beyond the Pentateuch; a primitive word, the third person pronoun singular, he (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are.
[was] barren: 6135
{6135} Prime
עָקָר
`aqar
{aw-kawr'}
From H6131; sterile (as if extirpated in the generative organs).
and Yhw יָהוֶה 3068
{3068} Prime
יְהֹוָה
Y@hovah
{yeh-ho-vaw'}
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
was intreated 6279
{6279} Prime
עָתַר
`athar
{aw-thar'}
A primitive root (rather denominative from H6281); to burn incense in worship, that is, intercede (reciprocally listen to prayer).
z8735
<8735> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 1602
of him, and Rivk רִבקָה 7259
{7259} Prime
רִבְקָה
Ribqah
{rib-kaw'}
From an unused root probably meaning to clog by tying up the fetlock; fettering (by beauty); Ribkah, the wife of Isaac.
his wife 802
{0802} Prime
אִשָּׁה
'ishshah
{ish-shaw'}
The first form is the feminine of H0376 or H0582; the second form is an irregular plural; a woman (used in the same wide sense as H0582).
conceived. 2029
{2029} Prime
הָרָה
harah
{haw-raw'}
A primitive root; to be (or become) pregnant, conceive (literally of figuratively).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Genesis 25:21

_ _ Isaac entreated the Lord for his wife — Though tried in a similar way to his father, he did not follow the same crooked policy. Twenty years he continued unblessed with offspring, whose seed was to be “as the stars” [Genesis 26:4]. But in answer to their mutual prayers (1 Peter 3:7), Rebekah was divinely informed that she was to be the mother of twins, who should be the progenitors of two independent nations; that the descendants of the younger should be the more powerful and subdue those of the other (Romans 9:12; 2 Chronicles 21:8).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Genesis 25:19-28.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Genesis 25:21

And Isaac intreated the Lord for his wife — Though God had promised to multiply his family, he prayed for it; for God's promises must not supersede but encourage our prayers, and be improved as the ground of our faith. Though he had prayed for this mercy many years, and it was not granted, yet he did not leave off praying for it.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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am 2167, bc 1837

entreated:

1 Samuel 1:11 And she vowed a vow, and said, O LORD of hosts, if thou wilt indeed look on the affliction of thine handmaid, and remember me, and not forget thine handmaid, but wilt give unto thine handmaid a man child, then I will give him unto the LORD all the days of his life, and there shall no razor come upon his head.
1 Samuel 1:27 For this child I prayed; and the LORD hath given me my petition which I asked of him:
Psalms 50:15 And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.
Psalms 65:2 O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come.
Psalms 91:15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I [will be] with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.
Isaiah 45:11 Thus saith the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker, Ask me of things to come concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my hands command ye me.
Isaiah 58:9 Then shalt thou call, and the LORD shall answer; thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I [am]. If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity;
Isaiah 65:24 And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.
Luke 1:13 But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John.

because:

Genesis 11:30 But Sarai was barren; she [had] no child.
Genesis 15:2-3 And Abram said, Lord GOD, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house [is] this Eliezer of Damascus? ... And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir.
Genesis 16:2 And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the LORD hath restrained me from bearing: I pray thee, go in unto my maid; it may be that I may obtain children by her. And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai.
Genesis 17:16-19 And I will bless her, and give thee a son also of her: yea, I will bless her, and she shall be [a mother] of nations; kings of people shall be of her. ... And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, [and] with his seed after him.
1 Samuel 1:2 And he had two wives; the name of the one [was] Hannah, and the name of the other Peninnah: and Peninnah had children, but Hannah had no children.
Luke 1:7 And they had no child, because that Elisabeth was barren, and they both were [now] well stricken in years.

and the:

1 Chronicles 5:20 And they were helped against them, and the Hagarites were delivered into their hand, and all that [were] with them: for they cried to God in the battle, and he was intreated of them; because they put their trust in him.
2 Chronicles 33:13 And prayed unto him: and he was intreated of him, and heard his supplication, and brought him again to Jerusalem into his kingdom. Then Manasseh knew that the LORD he [was] God.
Ezra 8:23 So we fasted and besought our God for this: and he was intreated of us.
Psalms 145:19 He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them.
Proverbs 10:24 The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him: but the desire of the righteous shall be granted.

and Rebekah:

Romans 9:10-12 And not only [this]; but when Rebecca also had conceived by one, [even] by our father Isaac; ... It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger.
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Gn 11:30; 15:2; 16:2; 17:16. 1S 1:2, 11, 27. 1Ch 5:20. 2Ch 33:13. Ezr 8:23. Ps 50:15; 65:2; 91:15; 145:19. Pv 10:24. Is 45:11; 58:9; 65:24. Lk 1:7, 13. Ro 9:10.

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