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Genesis 27:18-29 (New International Version)

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18 He went to his father and said, "My father." "Yes, my son," he answered. "Who is it?"1 19 Jacob said to his father, "I am Esau your firstborn.2 I have done as you told me. Please sit up and eat some of my game3 so that you may give me your blessing."4 20 Isaac asked his son, "How did you find it so quickly, my son?" "The LORD your God gave me success,5" he replied. 21 Then Isaac said to Jacob, "Come near so I can touch you,6 my son, to know whether you really are my son Esau or not." 22 Jacob went close to his father Isaac,7 who touched8 him and said, "The voice is the voice of Jacob, but the hands are the hands of Esau." 23 He did not recognize him, for his hands were hairy like those of his brother Esau;9 so he blessed him. 24 "Are you really my son Esau?" he asked. "I am," he replied. 25 Then he said, "My son, bring me some of your game to eat, so that I may give you my blessing."10 Jacob brought it to him and he ate; and he brought some wine and he drank. 26 Then his father Isaac said to him, "Come here, my son, and kiss me." 27 So he went to him and kissed11 him12. When Isaac caught the smell of his clothes,13 he blessed him and said, "Ah, the smell of my son is like the smell of a field that the LORD has blessed.14 28 May God give you of heaven's dew15 and of earth's richness16-- an abundance of grain17 and new wine.18 29 May nations serve you and peoples bow down to you.19 Be lord over your brothers, and may the sons of your mother bow down to you.20 May those who curse you be cursed and those who bless you be blessed.21"
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