Genesis 27

27:1 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 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
27:3 Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver
 and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me [some]
27:4 And make me savory meat, such as I love, and bring [it] to
 me, that I may eat; that my soul may bless thee 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
27:6 And Rebekah spoke to Jacob her son, saying, Behold, I heard
 thy father speak to Esau thy brother, saying,
27:7 Bring me venison, and make me savory meat, that I may eat,
 and bless thee before the LORD, before my death.
27:8 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice, according to that
 which I command thee.
27:9 Go now to the flock, and bring me from thence two good kids
 of the goats; and I will make them savory meat for thy father,
 such as he loveth:
27:10 And thou shalt bring [it] to thy father, that he may eat,
 and that he may bless thee 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 perhaps will feel me, and I shall seem to him as
 a deceiver; and I shall bring a curse upon me, and not a
27:13 And his mother said to him, upon me [be] thy curse, my
 son; only obey my voice, and go, bring them to me.
27:14 And he went, and took, and brought [them] to his mother:
 and his mother made savory meat, such as his father loved.
27:15 And Rebekah took goodly raiment of her eldest son Esau,
 which was with her in the house, and put it upon Jacob her
 younger son:
27:16 And she put the skins of the kids of the goats on his
 hands, and on the smooth part of his neck:
27:17 And she gave the savory meat, 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 [art] thou, my son?
27:19 And Jacob said to his father, I [am] Esau thy first-born;
 I have done according as thou badest me: arise, I pray thee,
 sit and eat of my venison, that thy soul may bless me.
27:20 And Isaac said to 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.
27:21 And Isaac said to Jacob, Come near, I pray thee, that I
 may feel thee, my son, whether thou [art] my very son Esau, or
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.
27:23 And he discerned him not, because his hands were hairy, as
 his brother Esau's hands: So he blessed him.
27:24 And he said, [Art] thou my very son Esau? And he said, I
27:25 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 ate: 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 the LORD hath blessed:
27:28 Therefore God give thee of the dew of heaven, and the
 fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine:
27:29 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.
27:30 And it came to pass, as soon as Isaac had made an end of
 blessing Jacob, and Jacob had yet scarcely 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 savory meat, and brought it to his
 father; and said to his father, Let my father arise, and eat of
 his son's venison, that thy soul may bless me.
27:32 And Isaac his father said to him, Who [art] thou? And he
 said, I [am] thy son, thy first-born Esau.
27:33 And Isaac trembled 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.
27:34 And when Esau heard the words of his father, he cried with
 a great and exceedingly bitter cry, and said to his father,
 Bless me, [even] me also, O my father.
27:35 And he said, Thy brother came with subtilty, and hath
 taken away thy blessing.
27:36 And he said, Is he not rightly named Jacob? for he hath
 supplanted me twice: he took away my birth-right; and behold,
 now he hath taken away my blessing. And he said, Hast thou not
 reserved a blessing for me?
27:37 And Isaac answered and said to 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 to thee, my son?
27:38 And Esau said to 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.
27:39 And Isaac his father answered, and said to him, Behold,
 thy dwelling shall be the fatness of the earth, and of the dew
 of heaven from above;
27:40 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.
27:41 And Esau hated Jacob, because of the blessing with which
 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
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, Behold, thy brother Esau, as concerning thee, doth
 comfort himself, [purposing] to kill thee.
27:43 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice: and arise, flee thou
 to Laban my brother to Haran;
27:44 And tarry with him a few days, until thy brother's fury
 shall turn away;
27:45 Till thy brother's anger shall turn away from thee, and he
 shall forget [that] which thou hast done to him: then I will
 send, and bring thee from thence. 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 shall take a wife of the
 daughters of Heth, such as these [who are] of the daughters of
 the land, what good will my life do me?

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