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Genesis 27

CJB 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." NIV 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. CJB 2 "Look, I'm old now, I don't know when I will die. NIV 2 Isaac said, "I am now an old man and don't know the day of my death. CJB 3 Therefore, please take your hunting gear - your quiver of arrows and your bow; go out in the country, and get me some game. NIV 3 Now then, get your weapons--your quiver and bow--and go out to the open country to hunt some wild game for me. CJB 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." NIV 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." CJB 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, NIV 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, CJB 6 she said to her son Ya'akov, "Listen! I heard your father telling 'Esav your brother, NIV 6 Rebekah said to her son Jacob, "Look, I overheard your father say to your brother Esau, CJB 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.' NIV 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.' CJB 8 Now pay attention to me, my son; and do what I tell you. NIV 8 Now, my son, listen carefully and do what I tell you: CJB 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; NIV 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. CJB 10 and you will bring it to your father to eat; so that he will give his blessing to you before his death." NIV 10 Then take it to your father to eat, so that he may give you his blessing before he dies." CJB 11 Ya'akov answered Rivkah his mother, "Look, 'Esav is hairy, but I have smooth skin. NIV 11 Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, "But my brother Esau is a hairy man, and I'm a man with smooth skin. CJB 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!" NIV 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." CJB 13 But his mother said, "Let your curse be on me. Just listen to me, and go get me the kids!" NIV 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." CJB 14 So he went, got them and brought them to his mother; and his mother prepared them in the tasty way his father loved. NIV 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. CJB 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; NIV 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. CJB 16 and she put the skins of the goats on his hands and on the smooth parts of his neck. NIV 16 She also covered his hands and the smooth part of his neck with the goatskins. CJB 17 Then she gave the tasty food and the bread she had prepared to her son Ya'akov. NIV 17 Then she handed to her son Jacob the tasty food and the bread she had made. CJB 18 He went to his father and said, "My father?" He replied, "Here I am; who are you, my son?" NIV 18 He went to his father and said, "My father." "Yes, my son," he answered. "Who is it?" CJB 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." NIV 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." CJB 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." NIV 20 Isaac asked his son, "How did you find it so quickly, my son?" "The LORD your God gave me success," he replied. CJB 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." NIV 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." CJB 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." NIV 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." CJB 23 However, he didn't detect him; because his hands were hairy like his brother 'Esav's hands; so he gave him his blessing. NIV 23 He did not recognize him, for his hands were hairy like those of his brother Esau; so he blessed him. CJB 24 He asked, "Are you really my son 'Esav?"And he replied, "I am." NIV 24 "Are you really my son Esau?" he asked. "I am," he replied. CJB 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. NIV 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. CJB 26 Then his father Yitz'chak said to him,"Come close now, and kiss me, my son." NIV 26 Then his father Isaac said to him, "Come here, my son, and kiss me." CJB 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. NIV 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. CJB 28 So may God give you dew from heaven, the richness of the earth, and grain and wine in abundance. NIV 28 May God give you of heaven's dew and of earth's richness-- an abundance of grain and new wine. CJB 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!" NIV 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." CJB 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. NIV 30 After Isaac finished blessing him and Jacob had scarcely left his father's presence, his brother Esau came in from hunting. CJB 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." NIV 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." CJB 32 Yitz'chak his father said to him, "Who are you?" and he answered, "I am your son, your firstborn, 'Esav." NIV 32 His father Isaac asked him, "Who are you?" "I am your son," he answered, "your firstborn, Esau." CJB 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." NIV 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!" CJB 34 When 'Esav heard his father's words he burst into loud, bitter sobbing. "Father, bless me too," he begged. NIV 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!" CJB 35 He replied, "Your brother came deceitfully and took away your blessing." NIV 35 But he said, "Your brother came deceitfully and took your blessing." CJB 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?" NIV 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?" CJB 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?" NIV 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?" CJB 38 'Esav said to his father, "Have you only one blessing, my father? Father, bless me too!"'Esav wept aloud, NIV 38 Esau said to his father, "Do you have only one blessing, my father? Bless me too, my father!" Then Esau wept aloud. CJB 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. NIV 39 His father Isaac answered him, "Your dwelling will be away from the earth's richness, away from the dew of heaven above. CJB 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." NIV 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." CJB 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." NIV 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." CJB 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. NIV 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. CJB 43 Therefore, my son, listen to me: get up and escape to Lavan my brother in Haran. NIV 43 Now then, my son, do what I say: Flee at once to my brother Laban in Haran. CJB 44 Stay with him a little while, until your brother's anger subsides. NIV 44 Stay with him for a while until your brother's fury subsides. CJB 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?" NIV 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?" CJB 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." NIV 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."