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Genesis 27

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Isaac Blesses Jacob
27
1 After Isaac had become old and almost blind, he called in his first-born son Esau, who asked him, “Father, what can I do for you?”
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1 And it came to pass, that when Isaac was old, and his eyes were dim, so that he could not see, he called Esau his eldest son, and said unto him, My son: and he said unto him, Behold, here am I.
2 Isaac replied, “I am old and might die at any time.
2 And he said, Behold now, I am old, I know not the day of my death:
3 So take your bow and arrows, then go out in the fields, and kill a wild animal. 3 Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison;
take: Heb. hunt
4 Cook some of that tasty food that I love so much and bring it to me. I want to eat it once more and give you my blessing before I die.” 4 And make me savoury meat, such as I love, and bring it to me, that I may eat; that my soul may bless thee before I die.
5 Rebekah had been listening, and as soon as Esau left to go hunting,
5 And Rebekah heard when Isaac spake to Esau his son. And Esau went to the field to hunt for venison, and to bring it.
6 she said to Jacob, “I heard your father tell Esau
6 And Rebekah spake unto Jacob her son, saying, Behold, I heard thy father speak unto Esau thy brother, saying,
7 to kill a wild animal and cook some tasty food for your father before he dies. Your father said this because he wants to bless your brother with the Lord as his witness. 7 Bring me venison, and make me savoury meat, that I may eat, and bless thee before the LORD before my death.
8 Now, my son, listen carefully to what I want you to do. 8 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice according to that which I command thee.
9 Go and kill two of your best young goats and bring them to me. I'll cook the tasty food that your father loves so much. 9 Go now to the flock, and fetch me from thence two good kids of the goats; and I will make them savoury meat for thy father, such as he loveth:
10 Then you can take it to him, so he can eat it and give you his blessing before he dies.” 10 And thou shalt bring it to thy father, that he may eat, and that he may bless thee before his death.
11 “My brother Esau is a hairy man,” Jacob reminded her. “And I am not.
11 And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man:
12 If my father touches me and realizes I am trying to trick him, he will put a curse on me instead of giving me a blessing.” 12 My father peradventure will feel me, and I shall seem to him as a deceiver; and I shall bring a curse upon me, and not a blessing.
13 Rebekah insisted, “Let his curse fall on me! Just do what I say and bring me the meat.”
13 And his mother said unto him, Upon me be thy curse, my son: only obey my voice, and go fetch me them.
14 So Jacob brought the meat to his mother, and she cooked the tasty food that his father liked. 14 And he went, and fetched, and brought them to his mother: and his mother made savoury meat, such as his father loved.
15 Then she took Esau's best clothes and put them on Jacob. 15 And Rebekah took goodly raiment of her eldest son Esau, which were with her in the house, and put them upon Jacob her younger son:
goodly: Heb. desirable
16 She also covered the smooth part of his hands and neck with goatskins 16 And she put the skins of the kids of the goats upon his hands, and upon the smooth of his neck:
17 and gave him some bread and the tasty food she had cooked. 17 And she gave the savoury meat and the bread, which she had prepared, into the hand of her son Jacob.
18 Jacob went to his father and said, “Father, here I am.”
“Which one of my sons are you?” his father asked.
18 And he came unto his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I; who art thou, my son?
19 Jacob replied, “I am Esau, your first-born, and I have done what you told me. Please sit up and eat the meat I have brought. Then you can give me your blessing.”
19 And Jacob said unto his father, I am Esau thy firstborn; I have done according as thou badest me: arise, I pray thee, sit and eat of my venison, that thy soul may bless me.
20 Isaac asked, “My son, how did you find an animal so quickly?”
“The Lord your God was kind to me,” Jacob answered.
20 And Isaac said unto his son, How is it that thou hast found it so quickly, my son? And he said, Because the LORD thy God brought it to me.
to me: Heb. before me
21 “My son,” Isaac said, “come closer, where I can touch you and find out if you really are Esau.”
21 And Isaac said unto Jacob, Come near, I pray thee, that I may feel thee, my son, whether thou be my very son Esau or not.
22 Jacob went closer. His father touched him and said, “You sound like Jacob, but your hands feel hairy like Esau's.” 22 And Jacob went near unto Isaac his father; and he felt him, and said, The voice is Jacob's voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau.
23 And so Isaac blessed Jacob, thinking he was Esau. 23 And he discerned him not, because his hands were hairy, as his brother Esau's hands: so he blessed him.
24 Isaac asked, “Are you really my son Esau?”
“Yes, I am,” Jacob answered.
24 And he said, Art thou my very son Esau? And he said, I am.
25 So Isaac told him, “Serve me the wild meat, and I can give you my blessing.”
Jacob gave him some meat, and he ate it. He also gave him some wine, and he drank it.
25 And he said, Bring it near to me, and I will eat of my son's venison, that my soul may bless thee. And he brought it near to him, and he did eat: and he brought him wine, and he drank.
26 Then Isaac said, “Son, come over here and kiss me.” 26 And his father Isaac said unto him, Come near now, and kiss me, my son.
27 While Jacob was kissing him, Isaac caught the smell of his clothes and said:
27.27-29 He 11.20.

“The smell of my son
is like a field
the Lord has blessed.
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 the LORD hath blessed:
28 God will bless you, my son,
with dew from heaven
and with fertile fields,
rich with grain and grapes.
28 Therefore God give thee of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine:
29 Nations will be your servants
27.29 Gn 12.3.
and bow down to you.
You will rule over your brothers,
and they will kneel
at your feet.
Anyone who curses you
will be cursed;
anyone who blesses you
will be blessed.”
29 Let people serve thee, and nations bow down to thee: be lord over thy brethren, and let thy mother's sons bow down to thee: cursed be every one that curseth thee, and blessed be he that blesseth thee.

30 Right after Isaac had given Jacob his blessing and Jacob had gone, Esau came back from hunting.
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.
31 He cooked the tasty food, brought it to his father, and said, “Father, please sit up and eat the meat I have brought you, so you can give me your blessing.” 31 And he also had made savoury meat, and brought it unto his father, and said unto his father, Let my father arise, and eat of his son's venison, that thy soul may bless me.
32 “Who are you?” Isaac asked.
“I am Esau, your first-born son.”
32 And Isaac his father said unto him, Who art thou? And he said, I am thy son, thy firstborn Esau.
33 Isaac started trembling and said, “Then who brought me some wild meat right before you came in? I ate it and gave him a blessing that cannot be taken back.”
33 And Isaac trembled very exceedingly, and said, Who? where is he that hath taken venison, and brought it me, and I have eaten of all before thou camest, and have blessed him? yea, and he shall be blessed.
trembled...: Heb. trembled with a great trembling greatly
taken: Heb. hunted
34 Esau cried loudly and begged, “Father, give me a blessing too!”
34 And when Esau heard the words of his father, he cried with a great and exceeding bitter cry, and said unto his father, Bless me, even me also, O my father.
35 Isaac answered, “Your brother tricked me and stole your blessing.”
35 And he said, Thy brother came with subtilty, and hath taken away thy blessing.
36 Esau replied, “My brother deserves the name Jacob,
x 27.36 Jacob: In Hebrew “Jacob” sounds like “cheat.”
because he has already cheated me twice. The first time he cheated me out of my rights as the first-born son, and now he has cheated me out of my blessing.” Then Esau asked his father, “Don't you still have any blessing left for me?”
27.36 Gn 25.29
36 And he said, Is not he rightly named Jacob? for he hath supplanted me these two times: he took away my birthright; and, behold, now he hath taken away my blessing. And he said, Hast thou not reserved a blessing for me?
Jacob: that is, A supplanter
37 “My son,” Isaac answered, “I have made Jacob the ruler over you and your brothers, and all of you will be his servants. I have also promised him all the grain and grapes that he needs. There's nothing left that I can do for you.”
37 And Isaac answered and said unto Esau, Behold, I have made him thy lord, and all his brethren have I given to him for servants; and with corn and wine have I sustained him: and what shall I do now unto thee, my son?
sustained: or, supported
38 “Father,” Esau asked, “don't you have more than one blessing? You can surely give me a blessing too!” Then Esau started crying again.
27.38 He 12.17.
38 And Esau said unto his father, Hast thou but one blessing, my father? bless me, even me also, O my father. And Esau lifted up his voice, and wept.
39 So his father said:
27.39,40 He 11.20.

“Your home will be far
from that fertile land,
where dew comes down
from the heavens.
39 And Isaac his father answered and said unto him, Behold, thy dwelling shall be the fatness of the earth, and of the dew of heaven from above;
the fatness: or, of the fatness
40 You will live by the power
27.40 Gn 36.8; 2K 8.20.
of your sword
and be your brother's slave.
But when you decide to be free,
you will break loose.”
40 And by thy sword shalt thou live, and shalt serve thy brother; and it shall come to pass when thou shalt have the dominion, that thou shalt break his yoke from off thy neck.

41 Esau hated his brother Jacob because he had stolen the blessing that was supposed to be his. So he said to himself, “Just as soon as my father dies, I'll kill Jacob.”
41 And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing wherewith his father blessed him: and Esau said in his heart, The days of mourning for my father are at hand; then will I slay my brother Jacob.
42 When Rebekah found out what Esau planned to do, she sent for Jacob and told him, “Son, your brother Esau is just waiting for the time when he can kill you.
27.42 Ws 10.10.
42 And these words of Esau her elder son were told to Rebekah: and she sent and called Jacob her younger son, and said unto him, Behold, thy brother Esau, as touching thee, doth comfort himself, purposing to kill thee.
43 Now listen carefully and do what I say. Go to the home of my brother Laban in Haran 43 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice; and arise, flee thou to Laban my brother to Haran;
44 and stay with him for a while. When Esau stops being angry 44 And tarry with him a few days, until thy brother's fury turn away;
45 and forgets what you have done to him, I'll send for you to come home. Why should I lose both of my sons on the same day?”
y 27.45 lose ... day: Esau would be hunted down as a murderer if he killed Jacob, and so Rebekah would lose both of her sons.
45 Until thy brother's anger turn away from thee, and he forget that which thou hast done to him: then I will send, and fetch thee from thence: why should I be deprived also of you both in one day?
46 Rebekah later told Isaac, “Those Hittite wives of Esau are making my life miserable! If Jacob marries a Hittite woman, I'd be better off dead.”
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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