NKJV - 35 And they were a grief of mind to Isaac and Rebekah.
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The line of Abraham was not intended to intermarry with the inhabitants of the Holy Land, which at that time were Canaanites and Philistines (Gen 28:1). They were both of the line of Ham which had received no blessing from Noah (Gen 9: 25-27), and the Canaanites had specifically received a curse. Esau violated this injunction by marrying two Hittites, or daughters of Heth, the son of Canaan. Reproved, (Gen 28: 6-9), he later also married a daughter of Ishmael, named Mahalath.
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