When Isaac was old and his eyes were so weak that he could no longer see,1 he called for Esau his older son2 and said to him, "My son." "Here I am," he answered.
Isaac said, "I am now an old man and don't know the day of my death.33
Now then, get your weapons--your quiver and bow--and go out to the open country4 to hunt some wild game for me.
Prepare me the kind of tasty food I like5 and bring it to me to eat, so that I may give you my blessing6 before I die."75
Now Rebekah was listening as Isaac spoke to his son Esau. When Esau left for the open country8 to hunt game and bring it back,
Rebekah said to her son Jacob,9 "Look, I overheard your father say to your brother Esau,
'Bring me some game and prepare me some tasty food to eat, so that I may give you my blessing in the presence of the LORD before I die.'108
Now, my son, listen carefully and do what I tell you:119
Go out to the flock and bring me two choice young goats,12 so I can prepare some tasty food for your father, just the way he likes it.1310
Then take it to your father to eat, so that he may give you his blessing14 before he dies."
Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, "But my brother Esau is a hairy man,15 and I'm a man with smooth skin.
What if my father touches me?16 I would appear to be tricking him and would bring down a curse17 on myself rather than a blessing."
His mother said to him, "My son, let the curse fall on me.18 Just do what I say;19 go and get them for me."
So he went and got them and brought them to his mother, and she prepared some tasty food, just the way his father liked it.2015
Then Rebekah took the best clothes21 of Esau her older son,22 which she had in the house, and put them on her younger son Jacob.
She also covered his hands and the smooth part of his neck with the goatskins.2317
Then she handed to her son Jacob the tasty food and the bread she had made.
He went to his father and said, "My father." "Yes, my son," he answered. "Who is it?"2419
Jacob said to his father, "I am Esau your firstborn.25 I have done as you told me. Please sit up and eat some of my game26 so that you may give me your blessing."2720
Isaac asked his son, "How did you find it so quickly, my son?" "The LORD your God gave me success,28" he replied.
Then Isaac said to Jacob, "Come near so I can touch you,29 my son, to know whether you really are my son Esau or not."
Jacob went close to his father Isaac,30 who touched31 him and said, "The voice is the voice of Jacob, but the hands are the hands of Esau."
He did not recognize him, for his hands were hairy like those of his brother Esau;32 so he blessed him.
"Are you really my son Esau?" he asked. "I am," he replied.
Then he said, "My son, bring me some of your game to eat, so that I may give you my blessing."33 Jacob brought it to him and he ate; and he brought some wine and he drank.
Then his father Isaac said to him, "Come here, my son, and kiss me."
So he went to him and kissed34 him35. When Isaac caught the smell of his clothes,36 he blessed him and said, "Ah, the smell of my son is like the smell of a field that the LORD has blessed.37