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Genesis 27

NCV 1 When Isaac was old, his eyesight was poor, so he could not see clearly. One day he called his older son Esau to him and said, "Son." Esau 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. NCV 2 Isaac said, "I am old and don't know when I might die. NIV 2 Isaac said, "I am now an old man and don't know the day of my death. NCV 3 So take your bow and arrows and go hunting in the field for an animal for me to eat. 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. NCV 4 When you prepare the tasty food that I love, bring it to me, and I will eat. Then I will 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." NCV 5 So Esau went out in the field to hunt. Rebekah was listening as Isaac said this to his son Esau. 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, NCV 6 She said to her son Jacob, "Listen, I heard your father saying to your brother Esau, NIV 6 Rebekah said to her son Jacob, "Look, I overheard your father say to your brother Esau, NCV 7 'Kill an animal and prepare some tasty food for me to eat. Then I will bless you 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.' NCV 8 So obey me, my son, and do what I tell you. NIV 8 Now, my son, listen carefully and do what I tell you: NCV 9 Go out to our goats and bring me two of the best young ones. I will prepare them just the way your father likes them. 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. NCV 10 Then you will take the food to your father, and he will bless you before he dies." NIV 10 Then take it to your father to eat, so that he may give you his blessing before he dies." NCV 11 But Jacob said to his mother Rebekah, "My brother Esau is a hairy man, and I am smooth! NIV 11 Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, "But my brother Esau is a hairy man, and I'm a man with smooth skin. NCV 12 If my father touches me, he will know I am not Esau. Then he will not bless me but will place a curse on me because I tried to trick him." 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." NCV 13 So Rebekah said to him, "If your father puts a curse on you, I will accept the blame. Just do what I said and go, 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." NCV 14 So Jacob went out and got two goats and brought them to his mother, and she cooked them in the special way Isaac enjoyed. 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. NCV 15 She took the best clothes of her older son Esau that were in the house and put them on the younger son 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. NCV 16 She also took the skins of the goats and put them on Jacob's hands and neck. NIV 16 She also covered his hands and the smooth part of his neck with the goatskins. NCV 17 Then she gave Jacob the tasty food and the bread she had made. NIV 17 Then she handed to her son Jacob the tasty food and the bread she had made. NCV 18 Jacob went in to his father and said, "Father." And his father said, "Yes, my son. Who are you?" NIV 18 He went to his father and said, "My father." "Yes, my son," he answered. "Who is it?" NCV 19 Jacob said to him, "I am Esau, your first son. I have done what you told me. Now sit up and eat some meat of the animal I hunted for you. Then 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." NCV 20 But Isaac asked his son, "How did you find and kill the animal so quickly?" Jacob answered, "Because the Lord your God helped 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. NCV 21 Then Isaac said to Jacob, "Come near so I can touch you, my son. Then I will know if you are really my son 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." NCV 22 So Jacob came near to Isaac his father. Isaac touched him and said, "Your voice sounds like Jacob's voice, but your hands are hairy like 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." NCV 23 Isaac did not know it was Jacob, because his hands were hairy like Esau's hands, so Isaac blessed him. NIV 23 He did not recognize him, for his hands were hairy like those of his brother Esau; so he blessed him. NCV 24 Isaac asked, "Are you really my son Esau?" Jacob answered, "Yes, I am." NIV 24 "Are you really my son Esau?" he asked. "I am," he replied. NCV 25 Then Isaac said, "Bring me the food, and I will eat it and bless you." So Jacob gave him the food, and he ate. Jacob gave 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. NCV 26 Then Isaac said to him, "My son, come near and kiss me." NIV 26 Then his father Isaac said to him, "Come here, my son, and kiss me." NCV 27 So Jacob went to his father and kissed him. When Isaac smelled Esau's clothes, he blessed him and said, "The smell of my son is like the smell of the field that 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. NCV 28 May God give you plenty of rain and good soil so that you will have plenty 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. NCV 29 May nations serve you and peoples bow down to you. May you be master over your brothers, and may your mother's sons bow down to you. May everyone who curses you be cursed, and may everyone who blesses 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." NCV 30 Isaac finished blessing Jacob. Then, just as Jacob left his father Isaac, 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. NCV 31 He also prepared some tasty food and brought it to his father. He said, "Father, rise and eat the food that your son killed for you and then 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." NCV 32 Isaac asked, "Who are you?" He answered, "I am your son -- your firstborn son -- Esau." NIV 32 His father Isaac asked him, "Who are you?" "I am your son," he answered, "your firstborn, Esau." NCV 33 Then Isaac trembled greatly and said, "Then who was it that hunted the animals and brought me food before you came? I ate it, and I blessed him, and it is too late now to take back my blessing." 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!" NCV 34 When Esau heard the words of his father, he let out a loud and bitter cry. He said to his father, "Bless me -- me, too, 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!" NCV 35 But Isaac said, "Your brother came and tricked me. He has taken your blessing." NIV 35 But he said, "Your brother came deceitfully and took your blessing." NCV 36 Esau said, "Jacob is the right name for him. He has tricked me these two times. He took away my share of everything you own, and now he has taken away my blessing." Then Esau 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?" NCV 37 Isaac answered, "I gave Jacob the power to be master over you, and all his brothers will be his servants. And I kept him strong with grain and new wine. There is nothing left to give 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?" NCV 38 But Esau continued, "Do you have only one blessing, Father? Bless me, too, Father!" Then Esau began to cry out loud. NIV 38 Esau said to his father, "Do you have only one blessing, my father? Bless me too, my father!" Then Esau wept aloud. NCV 39 Isaac said to him, "You will live far away from the best land, far from the rain. NIV 39 His father Isaac answered him, "Your dwelling will be away from the earth's richness, away from the dew of heaven above. NCV 40 You will live by using your sword, and you will be a slave to your brother. But when you struggle, you will break free from him." 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." NCV 41 After that Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing from Isaac. He thought to himself, "My father will soon die, and I will be sad for him. 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." NCV 42 Rebekah heard about Esau's plan to kill Jacob. So she sent for Jacob and said to him, "Listen, your brother Esau is comforting himself 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. NCV 43 So, my son, do what I say. My brother Laban is living in Haran. Go to him at once! NIV 43 Now then, my son, do what I say: Flee at once to my brother Laban in Haran. NCV 44 Stay with him for a while, until your brother is not so angry. NIV 44 Stay with him for a while until your brother's fury subsides. NCV 45 In time, your brother will not be angry, and he will forget what you did to him. Then I will send a servant to bring you back. I don't want to 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?" NCV 46 Then Rebekah said to Isaac, "I am tired of Hittite women. If Jacob marries one of these Hittite women here in this land, I want to 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."