Chapter 27

Isaac sends for venison

27:1 And it happened, that when Isaac was old, and his eyes were dim, so that he could not see, he called Esau his eldest son, and said to him, My son and he said to him, Behold, [here am] I.
27:2 And he said, Behold now, I am old, I know not the day of my death
27:3 Now please take, your weapons, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field, and hunt me [some] venison ;
27:4 And make me delicious things, such as I love, and bring to me, that I may eat ; that
my soul may bless you before I die.
27:5 And Rebekah heard when Isaac spoke to Esau his son. And Esau went to the field to hunt [for] venison, [and] to bring [it].

Jacob deceives Isaac

27:6 And Rebekah spoke to Jacob her son, saying, Behold, I heard your father speak to Esau your brother, saying,
27:7 Bring me venison, and make me delicious things, that I may eat, and bless you before Yehovah before my death.
27:8 Now, my son, obey my voice according to that which I command you.
27:9 Go now to the flock, and fetch me from there two good kids of the goats ; and I will make them delicious things for your father, such as he loves
27:10 And you shall bring [it] to your father, that he may eat, and that he may bless you before his death.
27:11 And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, Behold, Esau my brother [is] a hairy man, and I [am] a smooth man
27:12 My father pehaps will feel me, and I shall seem to him as a deceiver ; and I shall bring a curse upon me, and not a blessing.
27:13 And his mother said to him, Upon me [be] your curse, my son only obey my voice, and go fetch me [them].
27:14 And he went, and fetched, and brought [them] to his mother and his mother made delicious things, such as his father loved.
27:15 And Rebekah took the clothing of her eldest son Esau, which [were] with her in the house, and put them upon Jacob her younger son
27:16 And she put the skins of the kids of the goats upon his hands, and upon the smooth of his neck
27:17 And she gave the delicious things and the bread, which she had prepared, into the hand of her son Jacob.
27:18 And he came to his father, and said, My father and he said, Here [am] I; who [are] you, my son ?
27:19 And Jacob said to his father, I [am] Esau your firstborn ; I have done according as you have said me arise, I pray you, sit and eat of my venison, that your soul may bless me.
27:20 And Isaac said to his son, How [is it] that you have found [it] so quickly, my son ? And he said, Because Yehovah your God brought [it] to me.
27:21 And Isaac said to Jacob, Come near, that I may feel you, my son, whether you [be] my very son Esau or not.
27:22 And Jacob went near to Isaac his father ; and he felt him, and said, The voice [is] Jacob's voice, but the hands [are] the hands of Esau.

Jacob obtains the blessing

27:23 And he did not know him , because his hands were hairy, as his brother Esau's hands so he blessed him.
27:24 And he said, [Are] you my very son Esau ? And he said, I [am].
27:25 And he said, Bring [it] near to me, and I will eat of my son's venison, that my soul may bless you. And he brought [it] near to him, and he did eat and he brought him wine, and he drank.
27:26 And his father Isaac said to him, Come near now, and kiss me, my son.
27:27 And he came near, and kissed him and he smelled the smell of his raiment, and blessed him, and said, See, the smell of my son [is] as the smell of a field which Yehovah has blessed
27:28 Therefore Eloheem give you of the dew of the heavens, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of grain and wine
Let people serve you, and nations bow down to you be lord over your brothers, and let your mother's sons bow down to you cursed [be] every one that curses you, and blessed [be] he that blesses you.
27:30 And it came to pass, as soon as Isaac had made an end of blessing Jacob, and Jacob was yet scarce gone out from the presence of Isaac his father, that Esau his brother came in from his hunting.
27:31 And he also had made delicious things, and brought it to his father, and said to his father, Let my father arise, and eat of his son's venison, that your soul may bless me.
27:32 And Isaac his father said to him, Who [are] you? And he said, I [am] your son, your firstborn Esau.
27:33 And Isaac shuddred with a very great anxiety, and said, Who ? where [is] he that has hunted venison, and brought [it] me, and I have eaten of all before you came, and have blessed him? yea, [and] he shall be blessed.
27:34 And when Esau heard the words of his father, he cried with a great and very bitter cry, and said to his father, Bless me, [even ] me also, O my father.
27:35 And he said, Your brother came with deceit, and has taken away your blessing.
And he said, Is not he rightly named Jacob ? for he has supplanted me these two times he took away my birthright ; and, behold, now he has taken away my blessing. And he said, Have you not reserved a blessing for me?
27:37 And Isaac answered and said to Esau, Behold, I have made him your lord, and all his brethren have I given to him for servants ; and with grain and wine have I sustained him and what shall I do now to you, my son ?
27:38 And Esau said to his father, Have you but one blessing, my father ? bless me, [even ] me also, O my father. And Esau lifted up his voice, and wept.
27:39 And Isaac his father answered and said to him, Behold, your dwelling shall be the fatness of the earth, and of the dew of heaven from above ;
27:40 And by your sword shall you live, and shall serve your brother ; and when it shall be that you fight , that you shall break his yoke from off your neck.

Esau threatens Jacob

27:41 And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing by which his father blessed him and Esau said in his heart, The days of mourning for my father are at hand ; then will I kill my brother Jacob.
27:42 And these words of Esau her elder son were told to Rebekah and she sent and called Jacob her younger son, and said to him, See, your brother Esau, ease himself on you, to kill you.
27:43 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice ; and rise, flee you to Laban my brother to Haran ;
27:44 And stay with him a few days, until your brother's fury turn away;
27:45 Until your brother's anger turn away from you, and he forgets what you have done to him. And I will send, and take you from there. Why should I be deprived also of you both in one day ?
27:46 And Rebekah said to Isaac, I am weary of my life because of the daughters of Heth if Jacob take a wife of the daughters of Heth, such as these [which are] of the daughters of the land, what good shall my life do me?

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