Rebekah said to her son Jacob,1 "Look, I overheard your father say to your brother Esau,
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'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.'2
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Now, my son, listen carefully and do what I tell you:3
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Go out to the flock and bring me two choice young goats,4 so I can prepare some tasty food for your father, just the way he likes it.5
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Then take it to your father to eat, so that he may give you his blessing6 before he dies."
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Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, "But my brother Esau is a hairy man,7 and I'm a man with smooth skin.
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What if my father touches me?8 I would appear to be tricking him and would bring down a curse9 on myself rather than a blessing."
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His mother said to him, "My son, let the curse fall on me.10 Just do what I say;11 go and get them for me."
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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.12
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Then Rebekah took the best clothes13 of Esau her older son,14 which she had in the house, and put them on her younger son Jacob.
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She also covered his hands and the smooth part of his neck with the goatskins.15
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Then she handed to her son Jacob the tasty food and the bread she had made.