Jacob went close to his father Isaac,1 who touched2 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;3 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."4 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 kissed5 him6. When Isaac caught the smell of his clothes,7 he blessed him and said, "Ah, the smell of my son is like the smell of a field that the LORD has blessed.828
May God give you of heaven's dew9 and of earth's richness10-- an abundance of grain11 and new wine.1229
May nations serve you and peoples bow down to you.13 Be lord over your brothers, and may the sons of your mother bow down to you.14 May those who curse you be cursed and those who bless you be blessed.15"
After Isaac finished blessing him and Jacob had scarcely left his father's presence, his brother Esau came in from hunting.
He too prepared some tasty food and brought it to his father. Then he said to him, "My father, sit up and eat some of my game, so that you may give me your blessing."1632
His father Isaac asked him, "Who are you?"17 "I am your son," he answered, "your firstborn, Esau.18"