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Jacob’s Deception

1 Now it came about, when Isaac was old and ahis eyes were too dim to see, that he called his bolder son Esau and said to him, “My son.” And he said to him, “Here I am.” 2 IaIsaac 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 ahunt 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 amy soul may bless you before I die.”

[1] aGn 48:10; 1S 3:2 bGn 25:25, 33, 34
[2] ILit He aGn 47:29
[3] aGn 25:28
[4] aGn 27:19, 25, 31; 48:9, 15, 16; Dt 33:1; He 11:20

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 aRebekah 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, alisten to Ime IIas I command you. 9 Go now to the flock and Ibring me two choice IIyoung 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.” 11 Jacob Ianswered his mother Rebekah, “Behold, Esau my brother is a ahairy man and I am a smooth man. 12 aPerhaps my father will feel me, then I will be as a Ideceiver 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 aobey 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 Ibest agarments 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 Iyoung 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, Ito her son Jacob.

[6] aGn 25:28
[8] ILit my voice IILit according to what aGn 27:13, 43
[9] ILit take IILit kids of goats
[11] ILit said to aGn 25:25
[12] ILit mocker aGn 27:21, 22
[13] aGn 27:8
[15] ILit desirable; or choice aGn 27:27
[16] ILit kids of the goats
[17] ILit into the hand of

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. aGet up, please, sit and eat of my game, that Ibyou may bless me.” 20 Isaac said to his son, “How is it that you have [it] so quickly, my son?” And he said, “aBecause the LORD your God caused [it] to happen to me.” 21 Then Isaac said to Jacob, “Please come close, that aI 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 ahairy 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 IaI 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 ablessed him and said,
  “See, bthe smell of my son
  Is like the smell of a field cwhich the LORD has blessed;
  28 Now may aGod give you of the dew of heaven,
  And of the bfatness of the earth,
  And an abundance of grain and new wine;
  29 aMay peoples serve you,
  And nations bow down to you;
  bBe master of your brothers,
  cAnd may your mother’s sons bow down to you.
  dCursed be those who curse you,
  And blessed be those who bless you.”

[19] ILit your soul aGn 27:31 bGn 27:4
[20] aGn 24:12
[21] aGn 27:12
[23] aGn 27:16
[25] ILit my soul aGn 27:4
[27] aHe 11:20 bSo 4:11 cPs 65:10
[28] aGn 27:39; Dt 33:13, 28; Pv 3:20; Zc 8:12 bNu 18:12
[29] aGn 25:23; Is 45:14; 49:7, 23; 60:12, 14 bGn 9:26, 27; 27:37 cGn 37:7, 10 dGn 12:3; Nu 24:9

The Stolen Blessing

30 ¶ Now it came about, as soon as Isaac had finished blessing Jacob, and Jacob had hardly gone out from the presence of Isaac his father, that Esau his brother came in from his hunting. 31 Then he also made savory food, and brought it to his father; and he said to his father, “aLet my father arise and eat of his son’s game, that Ibyou may bless me.” 32 Isaac his father said to him, “aWho are you?” And he said, “I am your son, byour firstborn, Esau.” 33 Then Isaac Itrembled violently, and said, “aWho was he then that hunted game and brought [it] to me, so that I ate of all [of it] before you came, and blessed him? bYes, and he shall be blessed.” 34 When Esau heard the words of his father, ahe cried out with an exceedingly great and bitter cry, and said to his father, “Bless me, [even] me also, O my father!” 35 And he said, “aYour brother came deceitfully and has taken away your blessing.” 36 Then he said, “IIs he not rightly named aJacob, for he has supplanted me these two times? He took away my birthright, and behold, now he has taken away my blessing.” And he said, “Have you not reserved a blessing for me?” 37 But Isaac replied to Esau, “Behold, I have made him ayour master, and all his Irelatives I have given to him IIas servants; and with grain and new wine I have sustained him. Now as for you then, what can I do, my son?” 38 Esau said to his father, “Do you have only one blessing, my father? Bless me, [even] me also, O my father.” So Esau lifted his voice and awept.

[31] ILit your soul aGn 27:19 bGn 27:4
[32] aGn 27:18 bGn 25:33, 34
[33] ILit trembled with a very great trembling aGn 27:35 bGn 25:23; 28:3, 4; Nu 23:20
[34] aHe 12:17
[35] aGn 27:19
[36] IOr Was he then named Jacob that he has aGn 25:26, 32-34
[37] ILit brothers IILit for aGn 27:28, 29
[38] aHe 12:17

39 ¶ Then aIsaac his father answered and said to him,
  “Behold, Ibaway from the IIfertility of the earth shall be your dwelling,
  And Iaway from the dew of heaven from above.
  40 “By your sword you shall live,
  And your brother ayou shall serve;
  But it shall come about bwhen you become restless,
  That you will Ibreak his yoke from your neck.”

[39] IOr of IILit fatness aHe 11:20 bGn 27:28; Dt 33:13, 28
[40] ILit tear off aGn 25:23; 27:29 b2K 8:20-22

41 ¶ So Esau abore a grudge against Jacob because of the blessing with which his father had blessed him; and Esau said Ito himself, “bThe days of mourning for my father are near; then I will kill my brother Jacob.” 42 Now when the words of her elder son Esau were reported to Rebekah, she sent and called her younger son Jacob, and said to him, “Behold your brother Esau is consoling himself concerning you [by planning] to kill you. 43 Now therefore, my son, aobey my voice, and arise, Iflee to bHaran, to my brother cLaban! 44 Stay with him aa few days, until your brother’s fury Isubsides, 45 until your brother’s anger Iagainst you subsides and he forgets awhat you did to him. Then I will send and get you from there. Why should I be bereaved of you both in one day?”

[41] ILit in his heart aGn 32:3-11; 37:4, 8 bGn 50:2-4, 10
[43] ILit flee for yourself aGn 27:8, 13 bGn 11:31 cGn 24:29
[44] ILit turns away aGn 31:41
[45] ILit turns away from you aGn 27:12, 19, 35

46 ¶ Rebekah said to Isaac, “I am tired of Iliving because of athe daughters of Heth; bif Jacob takes a wife from the daughters of Heth, like these, from the daughters of the land, what good will my life be to me?”

[46] ILit my life aGn 26:34, 35; 28:8 bGn 24:3


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Isaac sendeth Esau for venison.

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 [some] venison; 4 And make me savoury meat, such as I love, and bring [it] to me, that I may eat; that my soul may bless thee before I die. 5 And Rebekah heard when Isaac spake to Esau his son. And Esau went to the field to hunt [for] venison, [and] to bring [it].

[1] Gn 25:23; 48:10; 1S 3:2; Ec 12:3; Jn 9:3.
[2] Gn 48:21; 1S 20:3; Pv 27:1; Ec 9:10; Is 38:1, 3; Mk 13:35; Jm 4:14.
[3] Gn 10:9; 25:27; 1Co 6:12.
[4] Gn 14:19; 24:60; 27:7, 23, 25, 27; 28:3; 48:9, 15; 49:28; Lv 9:22; Dt 33:1; Jsh 14:13; 22:6; Lk 2:34; 24:51; He 11:20.

Rebekah instructeth Jacob to obtain the blessing.

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 savoury 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 savoury 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 savoury meat, such as his father loved.

[7] Dt 33:1; Jsh 6:26; 1S 24:19.
[8] Gn 25:23; 27:13; Ac 4:19; 5:29; Ep 6:1.
[9] Gn 27:4; Jg 13:15; 1S 16:20.
[11] Gn 25:25.
[12] Gn 9:25; 25:27; 27:22, 36; Dt 27:18; Jb 12:16; Jr 48:10; Mal 1:14; 2Co 6:8; 1Th 5:22.
[13] Gn 25:23, 33; 43:9; 1S 14:24, 36; 25:24; 2S 14:9; Mt 27:25.
[14] Gn 25:28; 27:4, 7, 9, 17, 31; Ps 141:4; Pv 23:2; Lk 21:34.

Jacob under the person of Esau obtaineth it.

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 savoury meat and the bread, which she had prepared, into the hand of her son Jacob.

[15] Gn 27:27; Ex 28:2; Lk 15:22; 20:46.
[16] Gn 27:16.

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 firstborn; 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, I [am]. 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 hath blessed: 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.

[19] Gn 25:25; 27:4, 21, 24; 29:23; 1K 13:18; 14:2; Is 28:15; Zc 13:3; Mt 26:70.
[20] Ex 20:7; Jb 13:7.
[21] Gn 27:12; Ps 73:28; Is 57:19; Jm 4:8.
[22] Gn 27:22.
[23] Gn 27:16; Ro 9:11; He 11:20.
[24] 1S 21:2, 13; 27:10; 2S 14:5; Jb 13:7; 15:5; Pv 12:19, 22; 30:8; Zc 8:16; Ro 3:7; Ep 4:25; Col 3:9.
[25] Gn 27:4.
[27] Gn 26:12; 27:15; So 2:13; 4:11; 7:12; Ho 14:6; He 6:7; 11:20.
[28] Gn 27:39; 45:18; 49:20; Nu 13:20; Dt 7:13; 8:7; 11:11; 32:2; 33:13, 28; Jsh 5:6; 2S 1:21; 1K 5:11; 17:1; 2Ch 2:10; Ps 36:8; 65:9, 13; 104:15; 133:3; Is 45:8; Jr 14:22; Ho 14:5; Jol 2:19; Mi 5:7; Zc 9:17; Ro 11:17; He 11:20.
[29] Gn 9:25; 12:3; 22:17; 25:22, 33; 27:37; 49:8; Nu 22:11; 23:8; 24:9; 2S 8:1, 14; 10:1; 1K 4:21; 11:15; 22:47; 1Ch 5:2; 2Ch 25:11; Ps 2:6; 60:1, 2; 72:8; Is 9:7; 63:1; Dn 2:44; Zp 2:8; Mal 1:2; Mt 25:40, 45; Ro 9:12; Rv 19:16.

Esau bringeth venison.

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 savoury 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.

[31] Gn 27:4.

Isaac trembleth.

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.

[33] Gn 27:25; 28:3; Jb 21:6; 37:1; Ps 55:5; Jn 10:10, 28; Ro 5:20; 11:29; Ep 1:3; He 11:20.

Esau complaineth, and by importunity obtaineth a blessing.

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.

[34] 1S 30:4; Pv 1:24, 31; 19:3; Lk 13:24; He 12:17.
[35] Gn 27:19; 2K 10:19; Jb 13:7; Mal 2:10; Ro 3:7; 2Co 4:7; 1Th 4:6.
[36] Gn 25:26, 31, 33; 32:28; Jn 1:47.
[37] Gn 25:23; 27:28, 29; 2S 8:14; Ro 9:10.
[38] Gn 27:34, 36; 49:28; Pv 1:24; Is 32:10; 65:14; He 12:17.
[39] Gn 27:28; 36:6; Nu 20:17; Jsh 24:4; He 11:20.
[40] Gn 25:23; 32:6; 2S 8:14; 1K 11:15; 2K 8:20; 14:7, 10; 1Ch 18:11; 2Ch 21:8, 10; 25:11; 28:17; Ps 60:8; Ob 1:17; Mt 10:34.

He threateneth Jacob.

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.

[41] Gn 4:2; 32:6; 35:29; 37:4, 8; 50:3, 10; Dt 34:8; 2S 13:28; 2Ch 35:24; Ps 35:14; 37:12, 16; 140:4; 142:3; Pv 1:12, 16; 6:14; Ec 7:9; Ezk 25:12; 35:5; Am 1:11; Ob 1:10; Ep 4:26; Tit 1:15; 3:3; 1Jn 3:12.

Rebekah disappointeth it.

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; and 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?

[42] Gn 37:18; 42:21; 1S 30:5; Jb 20:12; Ps 64:5; Pv 2:14; 4:16.
[43] Gn 11:31; 12:4; 27:8, 13; 28:7, 10; Pv 30:17; Jr 35:14; Ac 5:29.
[44] Gn 31:38.
[45] Gn 4:8; 9:5; 2S 14:6; Pv 19:21; Lm 3:37; Ac 28:4; Jm 4:13.
[46] Gn 24:3; 26:34; 28:8; 34:1; Nu 11:15; 1K 19:4; Jb 3:20; 7:16; 14:13; Jna 4:3, 9.


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