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.