He said to him, “Here I am.”
2He said, “See now, I am old. I do not know the day of my death.
3Now therefore, please take your weapons, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field and take me venison.
4Make me delicious food, such as I love, and bring it to me that I may eat, and that my soul may bless you before I die.”
5Rebekah heard when Isaac spoke to Esau his son. Esau went to the field to hunt for venison and to bring it.
6Rebekah spoke to Jacob her son, saying, “Behold, I heard your father speak to Esau your brother, saying,
7‘Bring me venison, and make me savory food, that I may eat and bless you before Yahweh before my death.’
8Now therefore, my son, obey my voice according to what I command you.
9Go now to the flock and get me from there two good young goats. I will make them savory food for your father, such as he loves.
10You will bring it to your father, that he may eat, so that he may bless you before his death.”
11Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, “Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man.
12What if my father touches me? I will seem to him as a deceiver and I would bring a curse on myself and not a blessing.”
14He went and got them and brought them to his mother. His mother made savory food, such as his father loved.
15Rebekah took the good clothes of Esau, her elder son, that were with her in the house, and put them on Jacob her younger son.
16She put the skins of the young goats on his hands and on the smooth of his neck.
17She gave the savory food and the bread that she had prepared into the hand of her son Jacob.
He said, “Here I am. Who are you, my son?”
He said, “Because Yahweh your God gave me success.”
22Jacob went near to Isaac his father. He felt him and said, “The voice is Jacob’s voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau.”
23He didn’t recognize him, because his hands were hairy like his brother Esau’s hands. So he blessed him.
24He said, “Are you really my son Esau?”
He said, “I am.”
“Behold, the smell of my son
is as the smell of a field
that Yahweh has blessed.
of the dew of heaven,
of the fatness of the earth
and plenty of grain and new wine.
and nations bow down to you.
Be lord over your brothers.
Let your mother’s sons bow down to you.
Cursed be everyone who curses you.
Blessed be everyone who blesses you.”
30It came to pass, as soon as Isaac had made an end of blessing Jacob and Jacob had just gone out from the presence of Isaac his father, that Esau his brother came in from his hunting.
31He also made savory food, and brought it to his father. He said to his father, “Let my father arise and eat of his son’s venison, that your soul may bless me.”
He said, “I am your son, your firstborn, Esau.”
33then Isaac trembled with an exceedingly great trembling and said, “Who then is he who has hunted game and brought it me, and I have eaten of all of it before you came, and have blessed him? Yes, he will be blessed.”
36He said, “Is he not rightly named Jacob? For he has supplanted me these two times. He took away my birthright. See, now he has taken away my blessing.” He said, “Have you not reserved a blessing for me?”
“Behold, far from the fatness of the earth
will be your dwelling,
and far from the dew of heaven from above.
and you will serve your brother.
It will happen when you will break loose
that you will shake his yoke from off your neck.”Esau’s Anger
42The words of Esau, her elder son, were told to Rebekah. She sent and called Jacob her younger son and said to him, “Behold, your brother Esau comforts himself about you by planning to kill you.
43Now therefore, my son, obey my voice. Arise, flee to Laban my brother in Haran.
44Stay with him a few days, until your brother’s fury turns away–
45until your brother’s anger turns away from you, and he forgets what you have done to him. Then I will send and get you from there. Why should I be bereaved of you both in one day?”
46Rebekah 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 such as these, of the daughters of the land, what good will my life do me?”