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 Genesis 27:1 - 40
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   Book of Genesis
   Chapter 27
27:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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When Isaac was old and his eyes were so weak that he could no longer see, he called for Esau his older son and said to him, "My son." "Here I am," he answered.
 
27:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Isaac said, "I am now an old man and don't know the day of my death.
 
27:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Now then, get your weapons - your quiver and bow - and go out to the open country to hunt some wild game for me.
 
27:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Prepare me the kind of tasty food I like and bring it to me to eat, so that I may give you my blessing before I die."
 
27:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Now Rebekah was listening as Isaac spoke to his son Esau. When Esau left for the open country to hunt game and bring it back,
 
27:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Rebekah said to her son Jacob, "Look, I overheard your father say to your brother Esau,
 
27:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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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.'
 
27:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Now, my son, listen carefully and do what I tell you:
 
27:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Go out to the flock and bring me two choice young goats, so I can prepare some tasty food for your father, just the way he likes it.
 
27:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then take it to your father to eat, so that he may give you his blessing before he dies."
 
27:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, "But my brother Esau is a hairy man, and I'm a man with smooth skin.
 
27:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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What if my father touches me? I would appear to be tricking him and would bring down a curse on myself rather than a blessing."
 
27:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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His mother said to him, "My son, let the curse fall on me. Just do what I say; go and get them for me."
 
27:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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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.
 
27:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then Rebekah took the best clothes of Esau her older son, which she had in the house, and put them on her younger son Jacob.
 
27:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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She also covered his hands and the smooth part of his neck with the goatskins.
 
27:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then she handed to her son Jacob the tasty food and the bread she had made.
 
27:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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He went to his father and said, "My father." "Yes, my son," he answered. "Who is it?"
 
27:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Jacob said to his father, "I am Esau your firstborn. I have done as you told me. Please sit up and eat some of my game so that you may give me your blessing."
 
27:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Isaac asked his son, "How did you find it so quickly, my son?" "The LORD your God gave me success," he replied.
 
27:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then Isaac said to Jacob, "Come near so I can touch you, my son, to know whether you really are my son Esau or not."
 
27:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Jacob went close to his father Isaac, who touched him and said, "The voice is the voice of Jacob, but the hands are the hands of Esau."
 
27:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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He did not recognize him, for his hands were hairy like those of his brother Esau; so he blessed him.
 
27:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Are you really my son Esau?" he asked. "I am," he replied.
 
27:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then he said, "My son, bring me some of your game to eat, so that I may give you my blessing." Jacob brought it to him and he ate; and he brought some wine and he drank.
 
27:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then his father Isaac said to him, "Come here, my son, and kiss me."
 
27:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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So he went to him and kissed him. When Isaac caught the smell of his clothes, he blessed him and said, "Ah, the smell of my son is like the smell of a field that the LORD has blessed.
 
27:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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May God give you of heaven's dew and of earth's richness - an abundance of grain and new wine.
 
27:29 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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May nations serve you and peoples bow down to you. Be lord over your brothers, and may the sons of your mother bow down to you. May those who curse you be cursed and those who bless you be blessed."
 
27:30 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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After Isaac finished blessing him and Jacob had scarcely left his father's presence, his brother Esau came in from hunting.
 
27:31 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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He too prepared some tasty food and brought it to his father. Then he said to him, "My father, sit up and eat some of my game, so that you may give me your blessing."
 
27:32 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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His father Isaac asked him, "Who are you?" "I am your son," he answered, "your firstborn, Esau."
 
27:33 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Isaac trembled violently and said, "Who was it, then, that hunted game and brought it to me? I ate it just before you came and I blessed him - and indeed he will be blessed!"
 
27:34 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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When Esau heard his father's words, he burst out with a loud and bitter cry and said to his father, "Bless me - me too, my father!"
 
27:35 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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But he said, "Your brother came deceitfully and took your blessing."
 
27:36 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Esau said, "Isn't he rightly named Jacob F131 ? He has deceived me these two times: He took my birthright, and now he's taken my blessing!" Then he asked, "Haven't you reserved any blessing for me?"
 
27:37 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Isaac answered Esau, "I have made him lord over you and have made all his relatives his servants, and I have sustained him with grain and new wine. So what can I possibly do for you, my son?"
 
27:38 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Esau said to his father, "Do you have only one blessing, my father? Bless me too, my father!" Then Esau wept aloud.
 
27:39 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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His father Isaac answered him, "Your dwelling will be away from the earth's richness, away from the dew of heaven above.
 
27:40 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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You will live by the sword and you will serve your brother. But when you grow restless, you will throw his yoke from off your neck."
 

FOOTNOTES:
F131 Jacob means he grasps the heel (figuratively, he deceives).

 
 

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