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Genesis 27

GNT 1 Isaac was now old and had become blind. He sent for his older son Esau and said to him, "Son!" "Yes," he answered. 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. GNT 2 Isaac said, "You see that I am old and may die soon. NIV 2 Isaac said, "I am now an old man and don't know the day of my death. GNT 3 Take your bow and arrows, go out into the country, and kill an animal for me. 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. GNT 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." 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." GNT 5 While Isaac was talking to Esau, Rebecca was listening. So when Esau went out to hunt, 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, GNT 6 she said to Jacob, "I have just heard your father say to Esau, NIV 6 Rebekah said to her son Jacob, "Look, I overheard your father say to your brother Esau, GNT 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.' 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.' GNT 8 Now, son," Rebecca continued, "listen to me and do what I say. NIV 8 Now, my son, listen carefully and do what I tell you: GNT 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. 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. GNT 10 You can take it to him to eat, and he will give you his blessing before he dies." NIV 10 Then take it to your father to eat, so that he may give you his blessing before he dies." GNT 11 But Jacob said to his mother, "You know that Esau is a hairy man, 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. GNT 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." 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." GNT 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." 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." GNT 14 So he went to get them and brought them to her, and she cooked the kind of food that his father liked. 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. GNT 15 Then she took Esau's best clothes, which she kept in the house, and put them on Jacob. 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. GNT 16 She put the skins of the goats on his arms and on the hairless part of his neck. NIV 16 She also covered his hands and the smooth part of his neck with the goatskins. GNT 17 She handed him the tasty food, along with the bread she had baked. NIV 17 Then she handed to her son Jacob the tasty food and the bread she had made. GNT 18 Then Jacob went to his father and said, "Father!" "Yes," he answered. "Which of my sons are you?" NIV 18 He went to his father and said, "My father." "Yes, my son," he answered. "Who is it?" GNT 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." 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." GNT 20 Isaac said, "How did you find it so quickly, son?" Jacob answered, "The Lord your God helped me find it." NIV 20 Isaac asked his son, "How did you find it so quickly, my son?" "The LORD your God gave me success," he replied. GNT 21 Isaac said to Jacob, "Please come closer so that I can touch you. Are you really Esau?" 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." GNT 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." 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." GNT 23 He did not recognize Jacob, because his arms were hairy like Esau's. He was about to give 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. GNT 24 but asked again, "Are you really Esau?" "I am," he answered. NIV 24 "Are you really my son Esau?" he asked. "I am," he replied. GNT 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. 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. GNT 26 Then his father said to him, "Come closer and kiss me, son." NIV 26 Then his father Isaac said to him, "Come here, my son, and kiss me." GNT 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. 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. GNT 28 May God give you dew from heaven and make your fields fertile! May he give you plenty of grain and wine! NIV 28 May God give you of heaven's dew and of earth's richness-- an abundance of grain and new wine. GNT 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." 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." GNT 30 Isaac finished giving his blessing, and as soon as Jacob left, his brother Esau came in from hunting. NIV 30 After Isaac finished blessing him and Jacob had scarcely left his father's presence, his brother Esau came in from hunting. GNT 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." 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." GNT 32 "Who are you?" Isaac asked. "Your older son Esau," he answered. NIV 32 His father Isaac asked him, "Who are you?" "I am your son," he answered, "your firstborn, Esau." GNT 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." 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!" GNT 34 When Esau heard this, he cried out loudly and bitterly and said, "Give me your blessing also, father!" 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!" GNT 35 Isaac answered, "Your brother came and deceived me. He has taken away your blessing." NIV 35 But he said, "Your brother came deceitfully and took your blessing." GNT 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?" 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?" GNT 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!" 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?" GNT 38 Esau continued to plead with his father: "Do you have only one blessing, father? Bless me too, father!" He began to cry. NIV 38 Esau said to his father, "Do you have only one blessing, my father? Bless me too, my father!" Then Esau wept aloud. GNT 39 Then Isaac said to him, "No dew from heaven for you, No fertile fields for you. NIV 39 His father Isaac answered him, "Your dwelling will be away from the earth's richness, away from the dew of heaven above. GNT 40 You will live by your sword, But be your brother's slave. Yet when you rebel, You will break away from his control." 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." GNT 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." 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." GNT 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. 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. GNT 43 Now, son, do what I say. Go at once to my brother Laban in Haran, NIV 43 Now then, my son, do what I say: Flee at once to my brother Laban in Haran. GNT 44 and stay with him for a while, until your brother's anger cools down NIV 44 Stay with him for a while until your brother's fury subsides. GNT 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?" 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?" GNT 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." 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."