Isaac Asks Esau For Savory Meat
(1) And it came to pass, that when Isaac was old, and his eyes were so dim that he could not see, he called Esau his eldest son, and said to him, "My son." And he replied, "Behold, I am here."
(2) Then he said, "Behold now, I am old. I do not know the day of my death.
(3) Now therefore, please take your weapons, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field, and bring me some venison.
(4) And make me savory meat, such as I love, and bring it to me, that I may eat, that my soul may bless you before I die."
Rebekah Plans For Jacob To Deceive Isaac
(5) Rebekah heard when Isaac spoke to Esau his son. And Esau went to the field to hunt for venison, and to bring it.
(6) And Rebekah spoke to Jacob her son, saying, "Behold, I heard your father speak to Esau your brother, saying,
(7) 'Bring me venison, and make me savory meat, that I may eat, and bless you before the LORD before my death.'
(8) Now therefore, my son, obey my voice according to that which I command you.
Rebekah Makes Savory Meat
(9) Now go to the flock, and from there bring me two good kids of the goats, and I will make them savory meat for your father, such as he loves.
(10) And you shall take it to your father, that he may eat, and that he may bless you before his death."
(11) Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, "Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man.
(12) Perhaps my father will feel me, and to him I shall seem to be a deceiver, and I shall bring a curse on myself and not a blessing."
(13) And his mother said to him, "Your curse is on me, my son, only obey my voice, and go bring them to me."
(14) So he went, and got two kids of the goats, and brought them to his mother, and his mother made savory meat, such as his father loved.
(15) Rebekah took desirable clothes of her eldest son Esau, which were with her in the house, and put them on Jacob her younger son.
(16) She put the skins of the kids of the goats on his hands, and on the smooth part of his neck.
Jacob Takes Savory Meat To Isaac
(17) And she put the savory meat and the bread, which she had prepared, into the hand of her son Jacob.
(18) Then he went to his father, and said, "My father." And he said, "Here I am, who are you, my son?"
(19) Jacob said to his father, "I am Esau your firstborn. I have done just as you told me. Arise please, sit and eat of my venison, that your soul may bless me."
(20) Isaac said to his son, "How is it that you have found it so quickly, my son?" And he said, "Because the LORD your God brought it to me."
(21) Then Isaac said to Jacob, "Please come near, that I may feel you, my son, whether you are my very son Esau or not."
(22) So 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."
Isaac Blesses Jacob
(23) And he did not recognize him, because his hands were hairy, as his brother Esau’s hands. So he blessed him.
(24) He said, "Are you truly my son Esau?" And he said, "I am."
(25) Then he said, "Bring it near to me, and I will eat of my son’s venison, that my soul may bless you." So he brought it near to him, and he ate, and he brought him wine, and he drank.
(26) And his father Isaac said to him, "Come near now, and kiss me, my son."
(27) He came near, and kissed him, and he smelled the smell of his garments, and blessed him, and said, "See, the smell of my son is as the smell of a field which the LORD has blessed.
(28) Therefore God give you of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine.
(29) Let people serve you, and nations bow down to you. Be lord over your brethren, and let your mother’s sons bow down to you. Cursed be everyone that curses you, and blessed be everyone that blesses you."
Esau Returns With Savory Meat
(30) And it came to pass, as soon as Isaac had finished blessing Jacob, and Jacob had just gone out from the presence of Isaac his father, that Esau his brother came in from his hunting.
(31) He also prepared 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 your soul may bless me."
(32) Isaac his father said to him, "Who are you? And he said, "I am your son, your firstborn Esau."
(33) And Isaac trembled greatly, and said, "Who? Where is he that hunted venison, and brought it to me, and I ate all of it before you came, and have blessed him? Indeed, and he shall be blessed."
(34) 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!"
(35) And he said, "Your brother came with deceit, and has taken away your blessing."
(36) Then Esau said, "Is he not 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?"
(37) 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 corn and wine have I sustained him. What shall I do now for you, my son?"
(38) Then Esau said to his father, "Have you just one blessing, my father? Bless me, even me also, O my father." And Esau lifted up his voice, and wept.
(39) 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.
(40) And by your sword shall you live, and you shall serve your brother; and it shall come to pass when you shall have the dominion, that you shall break his yoke from off your neck."
Esau Plans To Kill Jacob
(41) So 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 Jacob."
(42) These words of Esau her older son were told to Rebekah. So she sent and called Jacob her younger son, and said to him, "Behold, your brother Esau, comforts himself about you, by planning to kill you.
(43) Now therefore, my son, obey my voice, and arise, flee to Laban my brother in Haran,
(44) and stay with him a few days, until your brother’s fury turns away,
(45) until your brother’s anger turns away from you, and he forgets what you have done to him, then I will send, and bring you from there. Why should I lose you both in one day?"
(46) And Rebekah said to Isaac, "I am weary of my life because of the daughters of Heth. If Jacob takes a wife from the daughters of Heth, such as these who are from the daughters of the land, what good shall my life do me?"