Genesis 27 ©
Isaac sendeth Esau for venison. Rebekah instructeth Jacob to obtain the blessing. Jacob under the person of Esau obtaineth it. Esau bringeth venison; Isaac is alarmed, but confirmeth the blessing to Jacob. Esau complaineth, and by importunity obtaineth a blessing. He threateneth Jacob's life, whom Rebekah sendeth away.
Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and 1take me some venison;
And Rebekah heard when Isaac spake to Esau his son. And Esau went to the field to hunt for venison, and to bring it.
¶And Rebekah spake unto Jacob her son, saying, Behold, I heard thy father speak unto Esau thy brother, saying,
Bring me venison, and make me savoury meat, that I may eat, and bless thee ebefore the LORD before my death.
Go now to the flock, and fetch me from thence two good kids of the goats; and I will make them gsavoury meat for thy father, such as he loveth:
And thou shalt bring it to thy father, that he may eat, and that he hmay bless thee before his death.
And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, Behold, Esau my brother is ia hairy man, and I am a smooth man:
And he went, and fetched, and brought them to his mother: and his mother made savoury meat, such as his father loved.
And Rebekah took 2goodly *raiment of her eldest son Esau, which were with her in the house, and put them upon Jacob her younger son:
And she put the skins of the kids of the goats upon his hands, and upon the smooth of his neck:
And she gave the savoury meat and the bread, which she had prepared, into the hand of her son Jacob.
¶And he came unto his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I; who art thou, my son?
And Jacob said unto his father, I am Esau thy nfirstborn; I have done according as thou *badest me: arise, I pray thee, sit and eat of my venison, that thy soul may bless me.
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 3to me.
And Isaac said unto Jacob, Come near, I pray thee, that I omay feel thee, my son, whether thou be my very son Esau or not.
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.
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.
And his father Isaac said unto him, Come near now, and kiss me, my son.
¶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.
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.
And Isaac his father said unto him, Who art thou? And he said, I am thy son, thy firstborn Esau.
And he said, aIs not he rightly named 6Jacob? for he hath supplanted me these two times: bhe took away my birthright; and, behold, now he hath taken away my blessing. And he said, Hast thou not reserved a blessing for me?
And Isaac answered and said unto Esau, cBehold, I have made him thy lord, and all his brethren have I given to him for servants; and dwith corn and wine have I 7sustained him: and what shall I do now unto thee, my son?
¶And iEsau hated Jacob because of the blessing wherewith his father blessed him: and Esau said in his heart, jThe days of mourning for my father are at hand; kthen will I slay my brother Jacob.
Now therefore, my son, obey my voice; and arise, flee thou to Laban my brother mto Haran;
And tarry with him na few days, until thy brother's fury turn away;