Treasury of Scripture
goodly raiment. Heb. desirable.
Genesis 27:27 And he came near, and kissed him: and he smelled the smell of his raiment, and blessed him, and said, See...
The Septuagint translates it 'a goodly robe,' which was a long garment that great men used to wear, (Lu.
15:22.) The priest afterwards in the law had 'holy garments' to minister in, (Ex.
Genesis 28:2-4 Arise, go to Padanaram, to the house of Bethuel your mother's father...
.) Whether the first-born before the law had such to minister in is not certain: for, had they been common garments, why did not Esau himself or his wives keep them? But being, in likelihood, holy robes, received from their ancestors, the mother of the family kept them in sweet chests, from moths and the like; whereupon it is said, (ver.
27,) 'Isaac smelled the smell of his garments.'