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Genesis 27:1-11 NIV

Jacob Takes Esau’s Blessing

1 When Isaac was old and his eyes were so weak that he could no longer see, he called for Esau his older son and said to him, “My son.” “Here I am,” he answered.

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2 Isaac said, “I am now an old man and don’t know the day of my death.

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3 Now then, get your equipment—your quiver and bow—and go out to the open country to hunt some wild game for me.

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4 Prepare me the kind of tasty food I like and bring it to me to eat, so that I may give you my blessing before I die.”

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      5 Now Rebekah was listening as Isaac spoke to his son Esau. When Esau left for the open country to hunt game and bring it back,

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      6 Rebekah said to her son Jacob, “Look, I overheard your father say to your brother Esau,

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      7 ‘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.’

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          8 Now, my son, listen carefully and do what I tell you:

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            • 11 27:8 - ver 13,43
              9 Go out to the flock and bring me two choice young goats, so I can prepare some tasty food for your father, just the way he likes it.

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              10 Then take it to your father to eat, so that he may give you his blessing before he dies.”

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                  11 Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, “But my brother Esau is a hairy man while I have smooth skin.

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                  • a 27:36 - "Jacob" means "he grasps the heel" , a Hebrew idiom for "he takes advantage of" or "he deceives" .