It happened, that when Yitzchak was old, and his eyes were dim, so that he could not see, he called Esav his elder son, and said to him, "My son?" He said to him, "Here I am."
He said, "See now, I am old. I don't know the day of my death.
Now therefore, please take your weapons, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field, and take me venison.
Make me savory food, such as I love, and bring it to me, that I may eat, and that my soul may bless you before I die.
Rivka heard when Yitzchak spoke to Esav his son. Esav went to the field to hunt for venison, and to bring it.
Rivka spoke to Ya`akov her son, saying, "Behold, I heard your father speak to Esav your brother, saying,
'Bring me venison, and make me savory food, that I may eat, and bless you before the LORD before my death.'
Now therefore, my son, obey my voice according to that which I command you.
Go now to the flock, and get me from there two good kids of the goats. I will make them savory food for your father, such as he loves.
You shall bring it to your father, that he may eat, so that he may bless you before his death."
Ya`akov said to Rivka his mother, "Behold, Esav my brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man.
What if my father touches me? I will seem to him as a deceiver, and I would bring a curse on myself, and not a blessing."
His mother said to him, "Let your curse be on me, my son. Only obey my voice, and go get them for me."
He went, and got them, and brought them to his mother. His mother made savory food, such as his father loved.
Rivka took the good clothes of Esav, her elder son, which were with her in the house, and put them on Ya`akov, her younger son.
She put the skins of the kids of the goats on his hands, and on the smooth of his neck.
She gave the savory food and the bread, which she had prepared, into the hand of her son Ya`akov.
He came to his father, and said, "My father?" He said, "Here I am. Who are you, my son?"
Ya`akov said to his father, "I am Esav your firstborn. I have done what you asked me to do. Please arise, sit and eat of my venison, that your soul may bless me."
Yitzchak said to his son, "How is it that you have found it so quickly, my son?" He said, "Because the LORD your God gave me success."
Yitzchak said to Ya`akov, "Please come near, that I may feel you, my son, whether you are really my son Esav or not."
Ya`akov went near to Yitzchak his father. He felt him, and said, "The voice is Ya`akov's voice, but the hands are the hands of Esav."
He didn't recognize him, because his hands were hairy, like his brother, Esav's hands. So he blessed him.
He said, "Are you really my son Esav?" He said, "I am."
He said, "Bring it near to me, and I will eat of my son's venison, that my soul may bless you." He brought it near to him, and he ate. He brought him wine, and he drank.
His father Yitzchak said to him, "Come near now, and kiss me, my son."
He came near, and kissed him. He smelled the smell of his clothing, and blessed him, and said, "Behold, the smell of my son Is as the smell of a field which the LORD has blessed.
God give you of the dew of the sky, of the fatness of the eretz, and plenty of grain and new wine.
Let peoples serve you, Nations bow down to you. Be lord over your brothers, Let your mother's sons bow down to you. Cursed be everyone who curses you, Blessed be everyone who blesses you."
It happened, as soon as Yitzchak had made an end of blessing Ya`akov, and Ya`akov had just gone out from the presence of Yitzchak his father, that Esav his brother came in from his hunting.
He also made savory food, and brought it to his father. He said to his father, "Let my father arise, and eat of his son's venison, that your soul may bless me."
Yitzchak his father said to him, "Who are you?" He said, "I am your son, your firstborn, Esav."
Yitzchak trembled violently, and said, "Who, then, is he who has taken venison, and brought it me, and I have eaten of all before you came, and have blessed him? Yes, he will be blessed."
When Esav heard the words of his father, he cried with an exceeding great and bitter cry, and said to his father, "Bless me, even me also, my father."
He said, "Your brother came with deceit, and has taken away your blessing."
He said, "Isn't he rightly named Ya`akov? For he has supplanted me these two times. He took away my birthright. See, now he has taken away my blessing." He said, "Haven't you reserved a blessing for me?"
Yitzchak answered Esav, "Behold, I have made him your lord, and all his brothers have I given to him for servants. With grain and new wine have I sustained him. What then will I do for you, my son?"
Esav said to his father, "Have you but one blessing, my father? Bless me, even me also, my father." Esav lifted up his voice, and wept.
Yitzchak his father answered him, "Behold, of the fatness of the eretz will be your dwelling, and of the dew of the sky from above.
By your sword will you live, and you will serve your brother. It will happen, when you will break loose, That you shall shake his yoke from off your neck."
Esav hated Ya`akov because of the blessing with which his father blessed him. Esav said in his heart, "The days of mourning for my father are at hand. Then I will kill my brother Ya`akov."
The words of Esav, her elder son, were told to Rivka. She sent and called Ya`akov her younger son, and said to him, "Behold, your brother Esav comforts himself about you by planning to kill you.
Now therefore, my son, obey my voice. Arise, flee to Lavan, my brother, in Haran.
Stay with him a few days, until your brother's fury turns away;
until your brother's anger turn away from you, and he forgets what you have done to him. Then I will send, and get you from there. Why should I be bereaved of you both in one day?"
Rivka said to Yitzchak, "I am weary of my life because of the daughters of Het. If Ya`akov takes a wife of the daughters of Het, such as these, of the daughters of the land, what good will my life do me?"