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Genesis 27

LEB 1 And it happened [that] when Isaac [was] old and {his eyesight was weak}, he called Esau his older son and said to him, "My son." And he said to him, "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. LEB 2 And he said, "Look, I [am] old; I do not know the day of my death. NIV 2 Isaac said, "I am now an old man and don't know the day of my death. LEB 3 So now, take your weapons, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field and hunt food 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. LEB 4 Then make for me tasty food like I love, and bring [it] to me. And I will eat [it] so that I can bless you 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." LEB 5 Now Rebekah [was] listening as Isaac spoke to Esau his son, and [when] Esau went to the field to hunt wild game to bring [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, LEB 6 Rebekah said to Jacob her son, "Look, I heard your father speaking to Esau your brother saying, NIV 6 Rebekah said to her son Jacob, "Look, I overheard your father say to your brother Esau, LEB 7 'Bring wild game to me and prepare tasty food so I can eat [it] and bless you before Yahweh 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.' LEB 8 So now, my son, listen to my voice, to what I command you. NIV 8 Now, my son, listen carefully and do what I tell you: LEB 9 Go to the flock and take two good young goats from it for me, and I will prepare them [as] tasty food for your father, just as he likes. 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. LEB 10 Then you must take it to your father and he will eat [it] so that he may bless 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." LEB 11 Then Jacob said to his mother, "Behold, Esau my brother [is] a hairy man, but I [am] a smooth man. NIV 11 Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, "But my brother Esau is a hairy man, and I'm a man with smooth skin. LEB 12 Perhaps my father will feel me and I will be in his eyes [as] a mocker, and he will bring upon me a curse and 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." LEB 13 Then his mother said to him, "Your curse be upon me, my son, only listen to my voice--go and get [them] 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." LEB 14 So he went and took [them], and brought [them] to his mother, and his mother prepared tasty food as 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. LEB 15 Then Rebekah took [some of] her older son Esau's best garments that [were] with her in the house, and she put [them] on Jacob 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. LEB 16 And she put the skins of the young goats over his hands and over the smooth [part of] his neck. NIV 16 She also covered his hands and the smooth part of his neck with the goatskins. LEB 17 And she put the tasty food and the bread that she had made into the hand of Jacob, her son. NIV 17 Then she handed to her son Jacob the tasty food and the bread she had made. LEB 18 And he went to his father and said, "My father." And he said, "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?" LEB 19 And Jacob said to his father, "I [am] Esau, your firstborn. I have done as you told me. Please get up, sit up and eat from my wild game so that you may bless me." 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." LEB 20 Then Isaac said to his son, "{How} did you find [it] so quickly, my son?" And he said, "Because Yahweh your God {caused me to 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. LEB 21 Then Isaac said to Jacob, "Please, come near and let me feel you, my son. {Are you really} my son Esau 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." LEB 22 And Jacob drew near to Isaac his father. And he felt him and said, "The voice [is] the voice of Jacob, but the hands [are] the hands of Esau." 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." LEB 23 And he did not recognize him because his hands were hairy like the hands of Esau his brother. And he blessed him. NIV 23 He did not recognize him, for his hands were hairy like those of his brother Esau; so he blessed him. LEB 24 And he said, "{Are you really} my son Esau?" And he said, "I [am]." NIV 24 "Are you really my son Esau?" he asked. "I am," he replied. LEB 25 Then he said, "Bring [it] near to me that I may eat from the game of my son, so that I may bless you." And he brought [it] to him, and he ate. And he brought wine to him, 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. LEB 26 Then his father Isaac said to him, "Come near and kiss me, my son." NIV 26 Then his father Isaac said to him, "Come here, my son, and kiss me." LEB 27 And he drew near and kissed him. And he smelled the smell of his garments, and he blessed him and said, "Look, the smell of my son [is] like the smell of a field that Yahweh 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. LEB 28 May God give you of the dew of heaven and of the fatness of the earth, and abundance of grain and new wine. NIV 28 May God give you of heaven's dew and of earth's richness-- an abundance of grain and new wine. LEB 29 Let peoples serve you, and nations bow down to you; Be lord of your brothers, and may the sons of your mother bow down to you. Cursed be those cursing you, and blessed be those blessing 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." LEB 30 And as soon as Isaac had finished blessing Jacob, {immediately after} Jacob had gone out from the presence of Isaac his father, Esau his brother came [back] 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. LEB 31 He too prepared tasty food and brought [it] to his father. And he said to his father, "Let my father arise and eat from the wild game of his son, that you may bless me." 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." LEB 32 And Isaac his father said to him, "Who [are] you?" And he said, "I [am] your son, your firstborn, Esau." NIV 32 His father Isaac asked him, "Who are you?" "I am your son," he answered, "your firstborn, Esau." LEB 33 Then Isaac {trembled violently}. Then he said, "Who then [was] he that hunted wild game and brought [it] to me, and I ate [it] all before you came, and I blessed him? Moreover, he will be blessed!" 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!" LEB 34 When Esau heard the words of his father he cried out [with] a great and exceedingly bitter cry of distress. And he said to his father, "Bless me as well, my 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!" LEB 35 And he said, "Your brother came in deceit and took your blessing." NIV 35 But he said, "Your brother came deceitfully and took your blessing." LEB 36 Then he said, "{Isn't that why he is named Jacob}? He has deceived me these two times. He took my birthright and, look, now he has taken my blessing!" Then he said, "Have you not reserved 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?" LEB 37 Then Isaac answered and said to Esau, "Behold, I have made him lord over you and I have given him all his brothers as servants, and [with] grain and wine I have sustained him. Now what can I 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?" LEB 38 And Esau said to his father, "Have you only one blessing, my father? Bless me also, my father!" And Esau lifted up his voice and wept. NIV 38 Esau said to his father, "Do you have only one blessing, my father? Bless me too, my father!" Then Esau wept aloud. LEB 39 Then Isaac his father answered and said to him, "Your home shall be from<note: Or "away from"> the fatness of the land, and from the dew of heaven 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. LEB 40 But by your sword you shall live, and you shall serve your brother. But it shall be [that] when free yourself you shall tear off his yoke from 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." LEB 41 Then Esau held a grudge against Jacob on account of the blessing with which his father had blessed him. And Esau said in his heart, "The days of mourning for my father are coming, then I will kill Jacob my brother." 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." LEB 42 But the words of Esau her older son were told to Rebekah. And she sent and called for her younger son Jacob. And she said to him, "Look, Esau your brother [is] consoling himself concerning you, [intending] 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. LEB 43 Now then, my son, listen to my voice; arise and flee to Haran to Laban my brother. NIV 43 Now then, my son, do what I say: Flee at once to my brother Laban in Haran. LEB 44 Stay with him a few days until the wrath of your brother has turned-- NIV 44 Stay with him for a while until your brother's fury subsides. LEB 45 until the anger of your brother turns from you and he has forgotten what you have done to him. Then I will send and bring you from there. Why should I lose the two of you in one 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?" LEB 46 Then Rebekah said to Isaac, "I loathe my life because of the Hittite women. If Jacob takes a wife from Hittite women like these, from the {native women}, {what am I living for}?" 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."