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|NASB||Genesis 27:38 Esau said to his father, "Do you have only one blessing, my father? Bless me, even me also, O my father." So Esau lifted his voice and wept.|
|Genesis 27:38 Esau said to his father, "Have you only one blessing, my father? Bless me, even me also, O my father." Then Esau [no longer able to restrain himself] raised his voice and wept [loudly].|
|Bible Question: In Hebrews12:17,(NKJV)it says that Esau was rejected, "for he found no place for repentance,"........I've also read that it is possible for a man to pass the "place of repentance", that is get to a place where the Holy Spirit will not draw him to repentance. Are there any other references to this in the Bible? And can someone shed more light on this? I don't think it is as simple as backsliding....but would appreciate more information about this subject.|
Bible Answer: I'm not sure if there are any references at all to a point of beyond "beyond repentance" -- unless that is the meaning of the blasphemy of the Spirit. This passage is not referring to this, however.
This passage is not at all talking about Esau not being able to repent. It is talking about his father being unwilling to change the blessing he had proclaimed to Jacob.
This passage is referring to Esau's selling of his birthright (as the elder son) to his younger brother. Jacob then stole his blessing, as well, and Esau tearfully asked for his father Isaac to give him the blessing. Isaac refused to take back (repent of) the blessing he had given to Jacob and give it to Esau. Jacob was thus blessed by his father with dominion over Esau.
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