And it came to pass , that when Isaac was old , and his eyes were dim , so that he could not see , he calledEsau his eldestson, and said unto him, My son: and he said unto him, Behold, here am I.
And he said , Behold now, I am old , I know not the day of my death:3
Now therefore take , I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and takea me some venison ;
And make me savoury meat, such as I love , and bring it to me, that I may eat ; that my soul may bless thee before I die .
And Rebekahheard when Isaacspake to Esau his son. And Esauwent to the field to hunt for venison, and to bring it.
And Rebekahspake unto Jacob her son,saying , Behold, I heard thy fatherspeak unto Esau thy brother,saying ,
7Bring me venison, and make me savoury meat, that I may eat , and bless thee before the LORDbefore my death.8
Now therefore, my son,obey my voice according to that which I command thee.
9Go now to the flock, and fetch me from thence twogoodkids of the goats; and I will make them savoury meat for thy father, such as he loveth :
And thou shalt bring it to thy father, that he may eat , and that he may bless thee before his death.11
And Jacobsaid to Rebekah his mother, Behold, Esau my brother is a hairyman, and I am a smoothman:12
My father peradventure will feel me, and I shall seem to him as a deceiver ; and I shall bring a curse upon me, and not a blessing.13
And his mothersaid unto him, Upon me be thy curse, my son: only obey my voice, and gofetch me them.
And he went , and fetched , and brought them to his mother: and his mothermade savoury meat, such as his fatherloved .
And Rebekahtookgoodlybraiment of her eldestsonEsau, which were with her in the house, and put them uponJacob her youngerson:16
And she put the skins of the kids of the goats upon his hands, and upon the smooth of his neck:17
And she gave the savoury meat and the bread, which she had prepared , into the hand of her sonJacob.18
And he came unto his father, and said , My father: and he said , Here am I; who art thou, my son?19
And Jacobsaid unto his father, I am Esau thy firstborn; I have done according as thou badest me: arise , I pray thee, sit and eat of my venison, that thy soul may bless me.
And Isaacsaid unto his son, How is it that thou hast found it so quickly , my son? And he said , Because the LORD thy Godbrought it to me.c21
And Isaacsaid unto Jacob, Come near , I pray thee, that I may feel thee, my son, whether thou be my verysonEsau or not.
And Jacob went near unto Isaac his father; and he felt him, and said , The voice is Jacob'svoice, but the hands are the hands of Esau.23
And he discerned him not, because his hands were hairy, as his brotherEsau'shands: so he blessed him.
And he said , Art thou my very sonEsau? And he said , I am.
And he said , Bring it near to me, and I will eat of my son'svenison, that my soul may bless thee. And he brought it near to him, and he did eat : and he brought him wine, and he drank .
And his fatherIsaacsaid unto him, Come near now, and kiss me, my son.27
And he came near , and kissed him: and he smelled the smell of his raiment, and blessed him, and said , See , the smell of my son is as the smell of a field which the LORD hath blessed :
Therefore Godgive thee of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine:29
Let peopleserve thee, and nations bow down to thee: belord over thy brethren, and let thy mother'ssons bow down to thee: cursed be every one that curseth thee, and blessed be he that blesseth thee.
And it came to pass, as soon as Isaac had made an end of blessingJacob, and Jacob was yetscarce gone out from the presence of Isaac his father, that Esau his brother came in from his hunting.31
And he also had made savoury meat, and brought it unto his father, and said unto his father, Let my fatherarise , and eat of his son'svenison, that thy soul may bless me.
And Isaac his fathersaid unto him, Who art thou? And he said , I am thy son, thy firstbornEsau.33
And Isaactrembleddveryexceedingly , and said , Who? where is he that hath takenvenison, and brought it me, and I have eaten of all before thou camest , and have blessed him? yea, and he shall be blessed .
And when Esauheard the words of his father, he cried with a great and exceedingbittercry, and said unto his father,Bless me, even me also, O my father.35
And he said , Thy brothercame with subtilty, and hath taken away thy blessing.36
And he said , Is not he rightlynamedJacob? for he hath supplanted methese two times: he took away my birthright; and, behold, now he hath taken away my blessing. And he said , Hast thou not reserved a blessing for me?
And Isaacanswered and said unto Esau, Behold, I have made him thy lord, and all his brethren have I given to him for servants; and with corn and wine have I sustainede him: and what shall I donow unto thee, my son?38
And Esausaid unto his father, Hast thou but oneblessing, my father?bless me, even me also, O my father. And Esau lifted up his voice, and wept .
And Isaac his fatheranswered and said unto him, Behold, thy dwelling shall be the fatnessf of the earth, and of the dew of heaven from above;40
And by thy sword shalt thou live , and shalt serve thy brother; and it shall come to pass when thou shalt have the dominion , that thou shalt break his yoke from off thy neck.41
And EsauhatedJacobbecause of the blessingwherewith his father blessed him : and Esausaid in his heart, The days of mourning for my father are at hand ; then will I slay my brotherJacob.42
And these words of Esau her elderson were told to Rebekah: and she sent and calledJacob her youngerson, and said unto him, Behold, thy brotherEsau, as touching thee, doth comfort himself, purposing to kill thee.
Now therefore, my son,obey my voice; and arise , flee thou to Laban my brother to Haran;44
And tarry with him a fewdays,until thy brother'sfury turn away ;
Until thy brother'sanger turn away from thee, and he forget that which thou hast done to him: then I will send , and fetch thee from thence: why should I be deprived also of you both in oneday?46
And Rebekahsaid to Isaac, I am weary of my lifebecause of the daughters of Heth: if Jacobtake a wife of the daughters of Heth, such as these which are of the daughters of the land, what good shall my life do me?