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Genesis 27

NRS 1 When Isaac was old and his eyes were dim so that he could not see, he called his elder son Esau 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. NRS 2 He said, "See, 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. NRS 3 Now then, 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. NRS 4 Then prepare for me savory food, such as I like, and bring it to me to eat, so that I 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." NRS 5 Now Rebekah was listening when Isaac spoke to his son Esau. So when Esau went to the field to hunt for game and 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, NRS 6 Rebekah said to her son Jacob, "I heard your father say to your brother Esau, NIV 6 Rebekah said to her son Jacob, "Look, I overheard your father say to your brother Esau, NRS 7 "Bring me game, and prepare for me savory food to eat, that I may bless you before 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.' NRS 8 Now therefore, my son, obey my word as I command you. NIV 8 Now, my son, listen carefully and do what I tell you: NRS 9 Go to the flock, and get me two choice kids, so that I may prepare from them savory food for your father, such 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. NRS 10 and you shall take it to your father to eat, so that he may 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." NRS 11 But Jacob said to his mother Rebekah, "Look, my brother Esau is a hairy man, and I am a man of 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. NRS 12 Perhaps my father will feel me, and I shall seem to be mocking him, and 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." NRS 13 His mother said to him, "Let your curse be on me, my son; only obey my word, 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." NRS 14 So he went and got them and brought them to his mother; and his mother prepared 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. NRS 15 Then Rebekah took the best garments of her elder son Esau, which were with her in the house, and put them on her 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. NRS 16 and she put the skins of the kids 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. NRS 17 Then she handed the savory food, and the bread that she had prepared, to her son Jacob. NIV 17 Then she handed to her son Jacob the tasty food and the bread she had made. NRS 18 So he went in 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?" NRS 19 Jacob said to his father, "I am Esau your firstborn. I have done as you told me; now sit up and eat of my 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." NRS 20 But Isaac said to his son, "How is it that you have found it so quickly, my son?" He answered, "Because the Lord your God granted me success." NIV 20 Isaac asked his son, "How did you find it so quickly, my son?" "The LORD your God gave me success," he replied. NRS 21 Then Isaac said to Jacob, "Come near, that I may feel you, my son, to know 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." NRS 22 So Jacob went up to his father Isaac, who 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." NRS 23 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. NRS 24 He said, "Are you really my son Esau?" He answered, "I am." NIV 24 "Are you really my son Esau?" he asked. "I am," he replied. NRS 25 Then he said, "Bring it to me, that I may eat of my son's game and bless you." So he brought it 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. NRS 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." NRS 27 So he came near and kissed him; and he smelled the smell of his garments, and blessed him, and said, "Ah, the smell of my son is like the smell of a 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. NRS 28 May God give you of the dew of heaven, and 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. NRS 29 Let peoples serve you, and nations bow down to you. Be lord over your brothers, and may your mother's sons 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." NRS 30 As soon as Isaac had finished blessing Jacob, when Jacob had scarcely gone out from the presence of his father Isaac, his brother Esau 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. NRS 31 He also prepared savory food, and brought it to his father. And he said to his father, "Let my father sit up and eat of his son's game, so 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." NRS 32 His father Isaac said to him, "Who are you?" He answered, "I am your firstborn son, Esau." NIV 32 His father Isaac asked him, "Who are you?" "I am your son," he answered, "your firstborn, Esau." NRS 33 Then Isaac trembled violently, and said, "Who was it then that hunted game and brought it to me, and I ate it all before you came, and I have blessed him?—yes, and blessed he shall be!" 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!" NRS 34 When Esau heard his father's words, he cried out with an exceedingly great and bitter cry, and said to his father, "Bless me, me 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!" NRS 35 But he said, "Your brother came deceitfully, and he has taken away your blessing." NIV 35 But he said, "Your brother came deceitfully and took your blessing." NRS 36 Esau said, "Is he not rightly named Jacob? For he has supplanted me these two times. He took away my birthright; and look, now he has taken away 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?" NRS 37 Isaac answered Esau, "I have already made him your lord, and I have given him all his brothers as servants, and with grain and wine I have sustained him. What then 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?" NRS 38 Esau said to his father, "Have you only one blessing, father? Bless me, me also, 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. NRS 39 Then his father Isaac answered him: "See, away from the fatness of the earth shall your home be, and away from the dew of heaven on high. NIV 39 His father Isaac answered him, "Your dwelling will be away from the earth's richness, away from the dew of heaven above. NRS 40 By your sword you shall live, and you shall serve your brother; but when you break loose, 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." NRS 41 Now Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing with which his father had blessed him, and Esau said to himself, "The days of mourning for my father are approaching; 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." NRS 42 But the words of her elder son Esau were told to Rebekah; so she sent and called her younger son Jacob and said to him, "Your brother Esau is consoling 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. NRS 43 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice; flee 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. NRS 44 and stay with him a while, until your brother's fury turns away— NIV 44 Stay with him for a while until your brother's fury subsides. NRS 45 until your brother's anger against you turns away, and he forgets what you have done to him; then I will send, and bring you back from there. Why should I lose both 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?" NRS 46 Then Rebekah said to Isaac, "I am weary of my life because of the Hittite women. If Jacob marries one of the Hittite women such as these, one of the women 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."