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Genesis 27:1-29

Jacob's Deception

1 Now it came about, when Isaac was old and 1his eyes were too dim to see, that he called his 2older son Esau and said to him, "My son." And he said to him, "Here I am."
2 3Isaac said, "Behold now, I am old and I do not know the day of my death.
3 "Now then, please take your gear, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field and 4hunt game for me;
4 and prepare a savory dish for me such as I love, and bring it to me that I may eat, so that 5my soul may bless you before I die."
5 Rebekah was listening while Isaac spoke to his son Esau. So when Esau went to the field to hunt for game to bring home,
6 6Rebekah said to her son Jacob, "Behold, I heard your father speak to your brother Esau, saying,
7 'Bring me some game and prepare a savory dish for me, that I may eat, and bless you in the presence of the LORD before my death.'
8 "Now therefore, my son, 7listen to me as I command you.
9 "Go now to the flock and bring me two choice young * goats * from there, that I may prepare them as a savory dish for your father, such as he loves.
10 "Then you shall bring it to your father, that he may eat, so that he may bless you before his death."
12 "9Perhaps my father will feel me, then I will be as a deceiver in his sight, and I will bring upon myself a curse and not a blessing."
13 But his mother said to him, "Your curse be on me, my son; only 10obey my voice, and go, get them for me."
14 So he went and got them, and brought them to his mother; and his mother made savory food such as his father loved.
15 Then Rebekah took the best 11garments of Esau her elder son, which were with her in the house, and put them on Jacob her younger son.
16 And she put the skins of the young * goats * on his hands and on the smooth part of his neck.
17 She also gave the savory food and the bread, which she had made, to her son Jacob.
18 Then he came to his father and said, "My father." And he said, "Here I am. Who are you, my son?"
19 Jacob said to his father, "I am Esau your firstborn; I have done as you told me. 12Get up, please, sit and eat of my game, that 13you may bless me."
20 Isaac said to his son, "How is it that you have it so quickly, my son?" And he said, "14Because the LORD your God caused it to happen to me."
21 Then Isaac said to Jacob, "Please come close, that 15I may feel you, my son, whether you are really my son Esau or not."
22 So Jacob came close 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."
23 He did not recognize him, because his hands were 16hairy like his brother Esau's hands; so he blessed him.
24 And he said, "Are you really my son Esau?" And he said, "I am."
25 So he said, "Bring it to me, and I will eat of my son's game, that 17I may bless you." And he brought it to him, and he ate; he also brought him wine and he drank.
26 Then his father Isaac said to him, "Please come close and kiss me, my son."
27 So he came close and kissed him; and when he smelled the smell of his garments, he 18blessed him and said, "See, 19the smell of my son Is like the smell of a field 20which the LORD has blessed;
28 Now may 21God give you of the dew of heaven, And of the 22fatness of the earth, And an abundance of grain and new wine;
29 23May peoples serve you, And nations bow down to you; 24Be master of your brothers, 25And may your mother's sons bow down to you. 26Cursed be those who curse you, And blessed be those who bless you."
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