Genesis 27:29

Hebrew Bible

28 May God give you the dew of the sky and the richness of the earth, and plenty of grain and new wine. 29 May peoples serve you and nations bow down to you. You will be lord over your brothers, and the sons of your mother will bow down to you. May those who curse you be cursed, and those who bless you be blessed. 30 Isaac had just finished blessing Jacob, and Jacob had scarcely left his father’s presence, when his brother Esau returned from the hunt. 31 He also prepared some tasty food and brought it to his father. Esau said to him, “My father, get up and eat some of your son’s wild game. Then you can bless me.”

Tobit 13:12


11 A bright light will shine to all the ends of the earth; many nations will come to you from far away, the inhabitants of the remotest parts of the earth to your holy name, bearing gifts in their hands for the King of heaven. Generation after generation will give joyful praise in you; the name of the chosen city will endure forever. 12 Cursed are all who speak a harsh word against you; cursed are all who conquer you and pull down your walls, all who overthrow your towers and set your homes on fire. But blessed forever will be all who revere you. 13 Go, then, and rejoice over the children of the righteous, for they will be gathered together and will praise the Lord of the ages. 14 Happy are those who love you, and happy are those who rejoice in your prosperity. Happy also are all people who grieve with you because of your afflictions; for they will rejoice with you and witness all your glory forever.

 Notes and References

"... The narrative draws extensively on older traditions. Apart from a multitude of allusions to single biblical phrases,18 previous texts often function as subtexts in such a way that an earlier passage serves as a matrix for identical twists, thematic links, and allusions.19 In this context, Genesis 24 is of outstanding importance. In addition to these correspondences, references to Deuteronomy also play an important role (see especially the reception of Deuteronomy 30:2–33:5 in Tobit 13:5–6). Tobit’s eschatological hymn in Tobit 13 and his outlook into his people’s future in Tobit 14:4–7 contain numerous allusions to the salvation prophecies of Deutero and Trito-Isaiah as well as to other prophetic traditions. Sapiential tradition, as it appears especially in the speeches in Tobit 4 and Tobit 12, can be traced back to the wisdom teaching of Proverbs and Sirach. Tobit focuses on this when the value of almsgiving is emphasized ..."

Ego, Beate "The Book of Tobit in the Story of Cornelius in Acts 10" in Oegema, Gerbern S. (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of the Apocrypha (pp. 306-334) Oxford University Press, 2021

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