Jacob Takes Esauís Blessing (continued)
1 And it came to pass, that when Isaac was old,
and his eyes were dim, so that he could not see, he called
Esau his eldest son, and said unto him, My son: and he said
unto him, Behold, here am I.
2 And he said, Behold now, I am old, I know not the day
of my death:
3 Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy
quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me
4 And make me savory meat, such as I love, and bring it
to me, that I may eat; that my soul may bless thee before I
5 And Rebekah heard when Isaac spake to Esau his son.
And Esau went to the field to hunt for venison, and to bring
6 And Rebekah spake unto Jacob her son, saying, Behold,
I heard thy father speak unto Esau thy brother, saying,
7 Bring me venison, and make me savory meat, that I may
eat, and bless thee before the LORD before my death.
8 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice according to that
which I command thee.
9 Go now to the flock, and fetch me from thence two good
kids of the goats; and I will make them savory meat for thy
father, such as he loveth:
10 And thou shalt bring it to thy father, that he may
eat, and that he may bless thee before his death.
11 And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, Behold, Esau my
brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man:
12 My father peradventure will feel me, and I shall seem
to him as a deceiver; and I shall bring a curse upon me, and
not a blessing.
13 And his mother said unto him, Upon me be thy curse,
my son: only obey my voice, and go fetch me them.
14 And he went, and fetched, and brought them to his
mother: and his mother made savory meat, such as his father
15 And Rebekah took goodly raiment of her eldest son
Esau, which were with her in the house, and put them upon
Jacob her younger son:
16 And she put the skins of the kids of the goats upon
his hands, and upon the smooth of his neck:
17 And she gave the savory meat and the bread, which she
had prepared, into the hand of her son Jacob.
18 And he came unto his father, and said, My father: and
he said, Here am I; who art thou, my son?
19 And Jacob said unto his father, I am Esau thy first
born; I have done according as thou badest me: arise, I pray
thee, sit and eat of my venison, that thy soul may bless me.
20 And Isaac said unto his son, How is it that thou hast
found it so quickly, my son? And he said, Because the LORD
thy God brought it to me.
21 And Isaac said unto Jacob, Come near, I pray thee,
that I may feel thee, my son, whether thou be my very son
Esau or not.
22 And Jacob went near unto Isaac his father; and he
felt him, and said, The voice is Jacob's voice, but the
hands are the hands of Esau.
23 And he discerned him not, because his hands were
hairy, as his brother Esau's hands: so he blessed him.
24 And he said, Art thou my very son Esau? And he said,
25 And he said, Bring it near to me, and I will eat of
my son's venison, that my soul may bless thee. And he
brought it near to him, and he did eat: and he brought him
wine and he drank.
26 And his father Isaac said unto him, Come near now,
and kiss me, my son.
27 And he came near, and kissed him: and he smelled the
smell of his raiment, and blessed him, and said, See, the
smell of my son is as the smell of a field which the LORD
28 Therefore God give thee of the dew of heaven, and the
fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine:
29 Let people serve thee, and nations bow down to thee:
be lord over thy brethren, and let thy mother's sons bow
down to thee: cursed be every one that curseth thee, and
blessed be he that blesseth thee.
30 And it came to pass, as soon as Isaac had made an end
of blessing Jacob, and Jacob was yet scarce gone out from
the presence of Isaac his father, that Esau his brother came
in from his hunting.
31 And he also had made savory meat, and brought it unto
his father, and said unto his father, Let my father arise,
and eat of his son's venison, that thy soul may bless me.
32 And Isaac his father said unto him, Who art thou? And
he said, I am thy son, thy firstborn Esau.
33 And Isaac trembled very exceedingly, and said, Who?
where is he that hath taken venison, and brought it me, and
I have eaten of all before thou camest, and have blessed
him? yea, and he shall be blessed.
34 And when Esau heard the words of his father, he cried
with a great and exceeding bitter cry, and said unto his
father, Bless me, even me also, O my father.
35 And he said, Thy brother came with subtilty, and hath
taken away thy blessing.
36 And he said, Is not he rightly named Jacob? for he
hath supplanted me these two times: he took away my
birthright; and, behold, now he hath taken away my blessing.
And he said, Hast thou not reserved a blessing for me?
37 And Isaac answered and said unto Esau, Behold, I have
made him thy lord, and all his brethren have I given to him
for servants; and with corn and wine have I sustained him:
and what shall I do now unto thee, my son?
38 And Esau said unto his father, Hast thou but one
blessing, my father? bless me, even me also, O my father.
And Esau lifted up his voice, and wept.
39 And Isaac his father answered and said unto him,
Behold, thy dwelling shall be the fatness of the earth, and
of the dew of heaven from above;
40 And by thy sword shalt thou live, and shalt serve thy
brother; and it shall come to pass when thou shalt have the
dominion, that thou shalt break his yoke from off thy neck.
41 And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing
wherewith his father blessed him: and Esau said in his
heart, The days of mourning for my father are at hand; then
will I slay my brother Jacob.
42 And these words of Esau her elder son were told to Rebekah: and she sent and called Jacob her younger son, and
said unto him, Behold, thy brother Esau, as touching thee,
doth comfort himself, purposing to kill thee.
43 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice; arise, flee
thou to Laban my brother to Haran;
44 And tarry with him a few days, until thy brother's
fury turn away;
45 Until thy brother's anger turn away from thee, and he
forget that which thou hast done to him: then I will send,
and fetch thee from thence: why should I be deprived also of
you both in one day?
46 And Rebekah said to Isaac, I am weary of my life
because of the daughters of Heth: if Jacob take a wife of
the daughters of Heth, such as these which are of the
daughters of the land, what good shall my life do me?