Genesis 27 WEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 It happened, that when Isaac was old, and his eyes were dim, so that he could not see, he called Esau his elder son, and said to him, "My son?" He said to him, "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 He said, "See now, I am old. I don't know the day of my death. 2 Isaac said, "I am now an old man and don't know the day of my death.
3 Now therefore, please take your weapons, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field, and take me venison. 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 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. 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 Rebekah heard when Isaac spoke to Esau his son. Esau went to the field to hunt for venison, and to bring it. 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 Rebekah spoke to Jacob her son, saying, "Behold, I heard your father speak to Esau your brother, saying, 6 Rebekah said to her son Jacob, "Look, I overheard your father say to your brother Esau,
7 'Bring me venison, and make me savory food, that I may eat, and bless you before Yahweh 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 therefore, my son, obey my voice according to that which I command you. 8 Now, my son, listen carefully and do what I tell you:
9 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. 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 shall bring it to your father, that he may eat, so that he may bless 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 Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, "Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man. 11 Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, "But my brother Esau is a hairy man, and I'm a man with smooth skin.
12 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." 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 said to him, "Let your curse be on me, my son. Only obey my voice, and go get them 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 He went, and got them, and brought them to his mother. His mother made savory food, such as 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 Rebekah took the good clothes of Esau, her elder son, which were with her in the house, and put them on Jacob, 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 She put the skins of the kids of the goats on his hands, and on the smooth of his neck. 16 She also covered his hands and the smooth part of his neck with the goatskins.
17 She gave the savory food and the bread, which she had prepared, into the hand of her son Jacob. 17 Then she handed to her son Jacob the tasty food and the bread she had made.
18 He came to his father, and said, "My father?" He said, "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 Jacob said to his father, "I am Esau 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." 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 to his son, "How is it that you have found it so quickly, my son?" He said, "Because Yahweh your God gave me success." 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 near, that I may feel you, my son, whether you are really my son Esau 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 Jacob went near to Isaac his father. He felt him, and said, "The voice is Jacob's voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau." 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 didn't recognize him, because his hands were hairy, like his brother, Esau's hands. So he blessed him. 23 He did not recognize him, for his hands were hairy like those of his brother Esau; so he blessed him.
24 He said, "Are you really my son Esau?" He said, "I am." 24 "Are you really my son Esau?" he asked. "I am," he replied.
25 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. 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 His father Isaac said to him, "Come near now, and kiss me, my son." 26 Then his father Isaac said to him, "Come here, my son, and kiss me."
27 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 Yahweh 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 God give you of the dew of the sky, of the fatness of the earth, and plenty of grain and new wine. 28 May God give you of heaven's dew and of earth's richness-- an abundance of grain and new wine.
29 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." 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 It happened, as soon as Isaac had made an end of blessing Jacob, and Jacob had just gone out from the presence of Isaac his father, that Esau 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 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." 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 Isaac his father said to him, "Who are you?" He said, "I am your son, your firstborn, Esau." 32 His father Isaac asked him, "Who are you?" "I am your son," he answered, "your firstborn, Esau."
33 Isaac 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." 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 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." 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 said, "Your brother came with deceit, and has taken away your blessing." 35 But he said, "Your brother came deceitfully and took your blessing."
36 He said, "Isn't he rightly named Jacob? 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?" 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 Esau, "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?" 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 said to his father, "Have you but one blessing, my father? Bless me, even me also, my father." Esau lifted up his voice, and wept. 38 Esau said to his father, "Do you have only one blessing, my father? Bless me too, my father!" Then Esau wept aloud.
39 Isaac his father answered him, "Behold, of the fatness of the earth will be your dwelling, and of the dew of the sky 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 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." 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 of the blessing with which his father blessed him. Esau said in his heart, "The days of mourning for my father are at hand. Then I will kill my brother 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 The words of Esau, her elder son, were told to Rebekah. She sent and called Jacob her younger son, and said to him, "Behold, your brother Esau comforts himself about 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 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice. Arise, flee to Laban, 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 few days, until your brother's fury turns away; 44 Stay with him for a while until your brother's fury subsides.
45 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?" 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 Rebekah said to Isaac, "I am weary of my life because of the daughters of Heth. If Jacob takes a wife of the daughters of Heth, such as these, of the daughters of the land, what good will my life do me?" 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."