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Genesis 27

NKJV 1 Now it came to pass, when Isaac was old and his eyes were so dim that he could not see, that he called Esau his older son and said to him, "My son." And he answered 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. NKJV 2 Then he said, "Behold now, 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. NKJV 3 Now therefore, please take your weapons, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field and hunt game 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. NKJV 4 And make me savory food, such as I love, and bring it to me that I may eat, that my soul may 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." NKJV 5 Now Rebekah was listening when Isaac spoke to Esau his son. And Esau went to the field to hunt game and to bring it. 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, NKJV 6 So Rebekah spoke to Jacob her son, saying, "Indeed I heard your father speak to Esau your brother, saying, NIV 6 Rebekah said to her son Jacob, "Look, I overheard your father say to your brother Esau, NKJV 7 Bring me game and make savory food for me, that I may eat it and bless you in the presence of the Lord 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.' NKJV 8 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice according to what I command you. NIV 8 Now, my son, listen carefully and do what I tell you: NKJV 9 Go now to the flock and bring me from there two choice kids of the goats, and I will make savory food from them for your father, such as he loves. 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. NKJV 10 Then you shall take it to your father, that he may eat it, and 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." NKJV 11 And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, "Look, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth-skinned 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. NKJV 12 Perhaps my father will feel me, and I shall seem to be a deceiver to him; and I shall bring a curse on myself 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." NKJV 13 But his mother said to him, "Let your curse be on me, my son; only obey my voice, and go, 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." NKJV 14 And he went and got them and brought them to his mother, and his mother made savory food, such as 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. NKJV 15 Then Rebekah took the choice clothes of her elder son Esau, which were with her in the house, and 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. NKJV 16 And she put the skins of the kids of the goats on his hands and on the smooth part of his neck. NIV 16 She also covered his hands and the smooth part of his neck with the goatskins. NKJV 17 Then she gave the savory food and the bread, which she had prepared, into the hand of her son Jacob. NIV 17 Then she handed to her son Jacob the tasty food and the bread she had made. NKJV 18 So 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?" NKJV 19 Jacob said to his father, "I am Esau your firstborn; I have done just as you told me; please arise, sit and eat of my game, that your soul 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." NKJV 20 But Isaac said to his son, "How is it that you have found it so quickly, my son?" And he said, "Because the Lord your God brought it to me." NIV 20 Isaac asked his son, "How did you find it so quickly, my son?" "The LORD your God gave me success," he replied. NKJV 21 Then Isaac said to Jacob, "Please come near, that I may feel you, my son, whether you are 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." NKJV 22 So Jacob went near to Isaac his father, and he felt him and said, "The voice is Jacob's voice, 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." NKJV 23 And he did not recognize him, because his hands were hairy like his brother Esau's hands; so 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. NKJV 24 Then he said, "Are you really my son Esau?" He said, "I am." NIV 24 "Are you really my son Esau?" he asked. "I am," he replied. NKJV 25 He said, "Bring it near to me, and I will eat of my son's game, so that my soul may bless you." So he brought it near to him, and he ate; and he 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. NKJV 26 Then his father Isaac said to him, "Come near now and kiss me, my son." NIV 26 Then his father Isaac said to him, "Come here, my son, and kiss me." NKJV 27 And he came near and kissed him; and he smelled the smell of his clothing, and blessed him and said: "Surely, the 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. NKJV 28 Therefore may God give you Of the dew of heaven, Of the fatness of the earth, And 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. NKJV 29 Let peoples serve you, And nations bow down to you. Be master over your brethren, And let your mother's sons bow down to you. Cursed be everyone who curses you, And blessed be those who bless 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." NKJV 30 Now it happened, as soon as Isaac had finished blessing Jacob, and Jacob had scarcely gone out from the presence of Isaac his father, that Esau 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. NKJV 31 He also had made savory food, and brought it to his father, and said to his father, "Let my father arise and eat of his son's game, that your soul 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." NKJV 32 And his father Isaac said to him, "Who are you?" So 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." NKJV 33 Then Isaac trembled exceedingly, and said, "Who? Where is the one who hunted game and brought it to me? I ate all of it before you came, and I have blessed him--and indeed he shall 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!" NKJV 34 When Esau heard the words of his father, he cried with an exceedingly great and bitter cry, and said to his father, "Bless me--me also, O 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!" NKJV 35 But he said, "Your brother came with deceit and has taken away your blessing." NIV 35 But he said, "Your brother came deceitfully and took your blessing." NKJV 36 And Esau said, "Is he not rightly named Jacob? For he has supplanted me these two times. He took away my birthright, and now look, he has taken away my blessing!" And 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?" NKJV 37 Then Isaac answered and said to Esau, "Indeed I have made him your master, and all his brethren I have given to him as servants; with grain and wine I have sustained him. What shall I do now 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?" NKJV 38 And Esau said to his father, "Have you only one blessing, my father? Bless me--me also, O 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. NKJV 39 Then Isaac his father answered and said to him: "Behold, your dwelling shall be of the fatness 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. NKJV 40 By your sword you shall live, And you shall serve your brother; And it shall come to pass, when you become restless, That you shall break 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." NKJV 41 So Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing with which his father blessed him, and Esau said in his heart, "The days of mourning for my father are at hand; then I will kill my brother 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." NKJV 42 And the words of Esau her older son were told to Rebekah. So she sent and called Jacob her younger son, and said to him, "Surely your brother Esau comforts himself concerning you by 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. NKJV 43 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice: arise, flee 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. NKJV 44 And stay with him a few days, until your brother's fury turns away, NIV 44 Stay with him for a while until your brother's fury subsides. NKJV 45 until your brother's anger turns away from you, and he forgets what you have done to him; then I will send and bring you from there. Why should I be bereaved also of you both 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?" NKJV 46 And 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, like these who are the daughters of the land, what good will my life be to me?" 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."