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Genesis 27 GNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Isaac was now old and had become blind. He sent for his older son Esau and said to him, "Son!" "Yes," he answered. 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.
2 Isaac said, "You see that I am old and may die soon. 2 Isaac said, "I am now an old man and don't know the day of my death.
3 Take your bow and arrows, go out into the country, and kill an animal for me. 3 Now then, get your weapons--your quiver and bow--and go out to the open country to hunt some wild game for me.
4 Cook me some of that tasty food that I like, and bring it to me. After I have eaten it, I will give you my final blessing before I die." 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."
5 While Isaac was talking to Esau, Rebecca was listening. So when Esau went out to hunt, 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,
6 she said to Jacob, "I have just heard your father say to Esau, 6 Rebekah said to her son Jacob, "Look, I overheard your father say to your brother Esau,
7 "Bring me an animal and cook it for me. After I have eaten it, I will give you my blessing in the presence of the Lord before I die.' 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.'
8 Now, son," Rebecca continued, "listen to me and do what I say. 8 Now, my son, listen carefully and do what I tell you:
9 Go to the flock and pick out two fat young goats, so that I can cook them and make some of that food your father likes so much. 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.
10 You can take it to him to eat, and he will give you his blessing before he dies." 10 Then take it to your father to eat, so that he may give you his blessing before he dies."
11 But Jacob said to his mother, "You know that Esau is a hairy man, but I have smooth skin. 11 Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, "But my brother Esau is a hairy man, and I'm a man with smooth skin.
12 Perhaps my father will touch me and find out that I am deceiving him; in this way, I will bring a curse on myself instead of a blessing." 12 What if my father touches me? I would appear to be tricking him and would bring down a curse on myself rather than a blessing."
13 His mother answered, "Let any curse against you fall on me, my son; just do as I say, and go and get the goats for me." 13 His mother said to him, "My son, let the curse fall on me. Just do what I say; go and get them for me."
14 So he went to get them and brought them to her, and she cooked the kind of food that his father liked. 14 So he went and got them and brought them to his mother, and she prepared some tasty food, just the way his father liked it.
15 Then she took Esau's best clothes, which she kept in the house, and put them on Jacob. 15 Then Rebekah took the best clothes of Esau her older son, which she had in the house, and put them on her younger son Jacob.
16 She put the skins of the goats on his arms and on the hairless part of his neck. 16 She also covered his hands and the smooth part of his neck with the goatskins.
17 She handed him the tasty food, along with the bread she had baked. 17 Then she handed to her son Jacob the tasty food and the bread she had made.
18 Then Jacob went to his father and said, "Father!" "Yes," he answered. "Which of my sons are you?" 18 He went to his father and said, "My father." "Yes, my son," he answered. "Who is it?"
19 Jacob answered, "I am your older son Esau; I have done as you told me. Please sit up and eat some of the meat that I have brought you, so that you can give me your blessing." 19 Jacob said to his father, "I am Esau your firstborn. I have done as you told me. Please sit up and eat some of my game so that you may give me your blessing."
20 Isaac said, "How did you find it so quickly, son?" Jacob answered, "The Lord your God helped me find it." 20 Isaac asked his son, "How did you find it so quickly, my son?" "The LORD your God gave me success," he replied.
21 Isaac said to Jacob, "Please come closer so that I can touch you. Are you really Esau?" 21 Then Isaac said to Jacob, "Come near so I can touch you, my son, to know whether you really are my son Esau or not."
22 Jacob moved closer to his father, who felt him and said, "Your voice sounds like Jacob's voice, but your arms feel like Esau's arms." 22 Jacob went close to his father Isaac, who touched him and said, "The voice is the voice of Jacob, but the hands are the hands of Esau."
23 He did not recognize Jacob, because his arms were hairy like Esau's. He was about to give him his blessing, 23 He did not recognize him, for his hands were hairy like those of his brother Esau; so he blessed him.
24 but asked again, "Are you really Esau?" "I am," he answered. 24 "Are you really my son Esau?" he asked. "I am," he replied.
25 Isaac said, "Bring me some of the meat. After I eat it, I will give you my blessing." Jacob brought it to him, and he also brought him some wine to drink. 25 Then he said, "My son, bring me some of your game to eat, so that I may give you my blessing." Jacob brought it to him and he ate; and he brought some wine and he drank.
26 Then his father said to him, "Come closer and kiss me, son." 26 Then his father Isaac said to him, "Come here, my son, and kiss me."
27 As he came up to kiss him, Isaac smelled his clothes - so he gave him his blessing. He said, "The pleasant smell of my son is like the smell of a field which the Lord has blessed. 27 So he went to him and kissed him. When Isaac caught the smell of his clothes, he blessed him and said, "Ah, the smell of my son is like the smell of a field that the LORD has blessed.
28 May God give you dew from heaven and make your fields fertile! May he give you plenty of grain and wine! 28 May God give you of heaven's dew and of earth's richness-- an abundance of grain and new wine.
29 May nations be your servants, and may peoples bow down before you. May you rule over all your relatives, and may your mother's descendants bow down before you. May those who curse you be cursed, and may those who bless you be blessed." 29 May nations serve you and peoples bow down to you. Be lord over your brothers, and may the sons of your mother bow down to you. May those who curse you be cursed and those who bless you be blessed."
30 Isaac finished giving his blessing, and as soon as Jacob left, his brother Esau came in from hunting. 30 After Isaac finished blessing him and Jacob had scarcely left his father's presence, his brother Esau came in from hunting.
31 He also cooked some tasty food and took it to his father. He said, "Please, father, sit up and eat some of the meat that I have brought you, so that you can give me your blessing." 31 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."
32 "Who are you?" Isaac asked. "Your older son Esau," he answered. 32 His father Isaac asked him, "Who are you?" "I am your son," he answered, "your firstborn, Esau."
33 Isaac began to tremble and shake all over, and he asked, "Who was it, then, who killed an animal and brought it to me? I ate it just before you came. I gave him my final blessing, and so it is his forever." 33 Isaac trembled violently and said, "Who was it, then, that hunted game and brought it to me? I ate it just before you came and I blessed him--and indeed he will be blessed!"
34 When Esau heard this, he cried out loudly and bitterly and said, "Give me your blessing also, father!" 34 When Esau heard his father's words, he burst out with a loud and bitter cry and said to his father, "Bless me--me too, my father!"
35 Isaac answered, "Your brother came and deceived me. He has taken away your blessing." 35 But he said, "Your brother came deceitfully and took your blessing."
36 Esau said, "This is the second time that he has cheated me. No wonder his name is Jacob. He took my rights as the first-born son, and now he has taken away my blessing. Haven't you saved a blessing for me?" 36 Esau said, "Isn't he rightly named Jacob ? He has deceived me these two times: He took my birthright, and now he's taken my blessing!" Then he asked, "Haven't you reserved any blessing for me?"
37 Isaac answered, "I have already made him master over you, and I have made all his relatives his slaves. I have given him grain and wine. Now there is nothing that I can do for you, son!" 37 Isaac answered Esau, "I have made him lord over you and have made all his relatives his servants, and I have sustained him with grain and new wine. So what can I possibly do for you, my son?"
38 Esau continued to plead with his father: "Do you have only one blessing, father? Bless me too, father!" He began to cry. 38 Esau said to his father, "Do you have only one blessing, my father? Bless me too, my father!" Then Esau wept aloud.
39 Then Isaac said to him, "No dew from heaven for you, No fertile fields for you. 39 His father Isaac answered him, "Your dwelling will be away from the earth's richness, away from the dew of heaven above.
40 You will live by your sword, But be your brother's slave. Yet when you rebel, You will break away from his control." 40 You will live by the sword and you will serve your brother. But when you grow restless, you will throw his yoke from off your neck."
41 Esau hated Jacob, because his father had given Jacob the blessing. He thought, "The time to mourn my father's death is near; then I will kill Jacob." 41 Esau held a grudge against Jacob because of the blessing his father had given him. He said to himself, "The days of mourning for my father are near; then I will kill my brother Jacob."
42 But when Rebecca heard about Esau's plan, she sent for Jacob and said, "Listen, your brother Esau is planning to get even with you and kill you. 42 When Rebekah was told what her older son Esau had said, she sent for her younger son Jacob and said to him, "Your brother Esau is consoling himself with the thought of killing you.
43 Now, son, do what I say. Go at once to my brother Laban in Haran, 43 Now then, my son, do what I say: Flee at once to my brother Laban in Haran.
44 and stay with him for a while, until your brother's anger cools down 44 Stay with him for a while until your brother's fury subsides.
45 and he forgets what you have done to him. Then I will send someone to bring you back. Why should I lose both of my sons on the same day?" 45 When your brother is no longer angry with you and forgets what you did to him, I'll send word for you to come back from there. Why should I lose both of you in one day?"
46 Rebecca said to Isaac, "I am sick and tired of Esau's foreign wives. If Jacob also marries one of these Hittites, I might as well die." 46 Then Rebekah said to Isaac, "I'm disgusted with living because of these Hittite women. If Jacob takes a wife from among the women of this land, from Hittite women like these, my life will not be worth living."