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Genesis 27 CJB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 In the course of time, after Yitz'chak had grown old and his eyes dim, so that he couldn't see, he called 'Esav his older son and said to him, "My son?" and he answered, "Here I am." 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 "Look, I'm old now, I don't know when I will die. 2 Isaac said, "I am now an old man and don't know the day of my death.
3 Therefore, please take your hunting gear - your quiver of arrows and your bow; go out in the country, and get me some game. 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 Make it tasty, the way I like it; and bring it to me to eat. Then I will bless you [as firstborn], 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 Rivkah was listening when Yitz'chak spoke to his son 'Esav. So when 'Esav went out to the country to hunt for game and bring it back, 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 her son Ya'akov, "Listen! I heard your father telling 'Esav your brother, 6 Rebekah said to her son Jacob, "Look, I overheard your father say to your brother Esau,
7 'Bring me game, and make it tasty, so I can eat it. Then I will give you my blessing in the presence of ADONAI, before my death.' 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 pay attention to me, my son; and do what I tell you. 8 Now, my son, listen carefully and do what I tell you:
9 Go to the flock, and bring me back two choice kids. I will make it tasty for your father, the way he likes it; 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 and you will bring it to your father to eat; so that he will give his blessing to you before his death." 10 Then take it to your father to eat, so that he may give you his blessing before he dies."
11 Ya'akov answered Rivkah his mother, "Look, 'Esav is hairy, 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 Suppose my father touches me -he'll know I'm trying to trick him, and I'll bring a curse on myself, not 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 But his mother said, "Let your curse be on me. Just listen to me, and go get me the kids!" 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, got them and brought them to his mother; and his mother prepared them in the tasty way his father loved. 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 Next, Rivkah took 'Esav her older son's best clothes, which she had with her in the house, and put them on Ya'akov her younger son; 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 and she put the skins of the goats on his hands and on the smooth parts of his neck. 16 She also covered his hands and the smooth part of his neck with the goatskins.
17 Then she gave the tasty food and the bread she had prepared to her son Ya'akov. 17 Then she handed to her son Jacob the tasty food and the bread she had made.
18 He went to his father and said, "My father?" He replied, "Here I am; who are you, my son?" 18 He went to his father and said, "My father." "Yes, my son," he answered. "Who is it?"
19 Ya'akov said to his father, "I am 'Esav your firstborn. I've done what you asked me to do. Get up now, sit down, eat the game, and then 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 Yitz'chak said to his son, "How did you find it so quickly, my son?" He answered, "ADONAI your God made it happen that way." 20 Isaac asked his son, "How did you find it so quickly, my son?" "The LORD your God gave me success," he replied.
21 Yitz'chak said to Ya'akov, "Come here, close to me, so I can touch you, my son, and know whether you are in fact my son 'Esav or not." 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 Ya'akov approached Yitz'chak his father, who touched him and said, "The voice is Ya'akov's voice, but the hands are 'Esav's hands." 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 However, he didn't detect him; because his hands were hairy like his brother 'Esav's hands; so he gave 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 He asked, "Are you really my son 'Esav?"And he replied, "I am." 24 "Are you really my son Esau?" he asked. "I am," he replied.
25 He said, "Bring it here to me, and I will eat my son's game, so that I can give you my blessing." So he brought it up to him, and he ate; he also brought him wine, and he drank. 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 Yitz'chak said to him,"Come close now, and kiss me, my son." 26 Then his father Isaac said to him, "Come here, my son, and kiss me."
27 He approached and kissed him. Yitz'chak smelled his clothes and blessed Ya'akov with these words: "See, my son smells like a field which ADONAI 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 So may God give you dew from heaven, the richness of the earth, and grain and wine in abundance. 28 May God give you of heaven's dew and of earth's richness-- an abundance of grain and new wine.
29 May peoples serve you and nations bow down to you. May you be lord over your kinsmen, let your mother's descendants bow down to you. Cursed be everyone who curses you, and blessed be everyone who blesses you!" 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 But as soon as Yitz'chak had finished giving his blessing to Ya'akov, when Ya'akov had barely left his father's presence, 'Esav his brother came in from his 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 too had prepared a tasty meal and brought it to his father, and now he said to his father, "Let my father get up and eat from his son's game, so that you may 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 Yitz'chak his father said to him, "Who are you?" and he answered, "I am your son, your firstborn, 'Esav." 32 His father Isaac asked him, "Who are you?" "I am your son," he answered, "your firstborn, Esau."
33 Yitz'chak began trembling uncontrollably and said, "Then who was it that took game and brought it to me? I ate it all just before you came, and I gave my blessing to him. That's the truth, and the blessing must stand." 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 'Esav heard his father's words he burst into loud, bitter sobbing. "Father, bless me too," he begged. 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 He replied, "Your brother came deceitfully and took away your blessing." 35 But he said, "Your brother came deceitfully and took your blessing."
36 'Esav said, "His name, Ya'akov [he supplants], really suits him - because he has supplanted me these two times: he took away my birthright, and here, now he has taken away my blessing!" Then he asked, "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 Yitz'chak answered 'Esav, "Look, I have made him your lord, I have given him all his kinsmen as servants, and I have given him grain and wine to sustain him. What else is there that I can do for you, my 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 'Esav said to his father, "Have you only one blessing, my father? Father, bless me too!"'Esav wept aloud, 38 Esau said to his father, "Do you have only one blessing, my father? Bless me too, my father!" Then Esau wept aloud.
39 and Yitz'chak his father answered him: "Here! Your home will be of the richness of the earth and of the dew of heaven from above. 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, and you will serve your brother. But when you break loose, you will shake his yoke off your neck." 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 'Esav hated his brother because of the blessing his father had given him. 'Esav said to himself, "The time for mourning my father will soon come, and then I will kill my brother Ya'akov." 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 the words of 'Esav her older son were told to Rivkah. She sent for Ya'akov her younger son and said to him, "Here, your brother 'Esav is comforting himself over you by planning to 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 Therefore, my son, listen to me: get up and escape to Lavan my brother in Haran. 43 Now then, my son, do what I say: Flee at once to my brother Laban in Haran.
44 Stay with him a little while, until your brother's anger subsides. 44 Stay with him for a while until your brother's fury subsides.
45 Your brother's anger will turn away from you, and he will forget what you did to him. Then I'll send and bring you back from there. Why should I lose both of you 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 Rivkah said to Yitz'chak, "I'm sick to death of Hitti women! If Ya'akov marries one of the Hitti women, like those who live here, my life won't be worth living." 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."