1 And it cometh to pass that Isaac is aged, and his eyes are too dim for seeing, and he calleth Esau his elder son, and saith unto him, ‘My son;’ and he saith unto him, ‘Here am I.’ 2And he saith, ‘Lo, I pray thee, I have become aged, I have not known the day of my death; 3and now, take up, I pray thee, thy instruments, thy quiver, and thy bow, and go out to the field, and hunt for me provision, 4and make for me tasteful things, such as I have loved, and bring in to me, and I do eat, so that my soul doth bless thee before I die.’ 5And Rebekah is hearkening while Isaac is speaking unto Esau his son; and Esau goeth to the field to hunt provision—to bring in.
6 And Rebekah hath spoken unto Jacob her son, saying, ‘Lo, I have heard thy father speaking unto Esau thy brother, saying, 7Bring for me provision, and make for me tasteful things, and I do eat, and bless thee before Jehovah before my death.
8 ‘And now, my son, hearken to my voice, to that which I am commanding thee: 9Go, I pray thee, unto the flock, and take for me from thence two good kids of the goats, and I make them tasteful things for thy father, such as he hath loved; 10and thou hast taken in to thy father, and he hath eaten, so that his soul doth bless thee before his death. 11And Jacob saith unto Rebekah his mother, ‘Lo, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I a smooth man, 12it may be my father doth feel me, and I have been in his eyes as a deceiver, and have brought upon me disesteem, and not a blessing;’ 13and his mother saith to him, ‘On me thy disesteem, my son; only hearken to my voice, and go, take for me.’ 14And he goeth, and taketh, and bringeth to his mother, and his mother maketh tasteful things, such as his father hath loved; 15and Rebekah taketh the desirable garments of Esau her elder son, which are with her in the house, and doth put on Jacob her younger son; 16and the skins of the kids of the goats she hath put on his hands, and on the smooth of his neck, 17and she giveth the tasteful things, and the bread which she hath made, into the hand of Jacob her son.
18 And he cometh in unto his father, and saith, ‘My father;’ and he saith, ‘Here am I; who art thou, my son?’ 19And Jacob saith unto his father, ‘I am Esau thy first-born; I have done as thou hast spoken unto me; rise, I pray thee, sit, and eat of my provision, so that thy soul doth bless me.’ 20And Isaac saith unto his son, ‘What is this thou hast hasted to find, my son?’ and he saith, ‘That which Jehovah thy God hath caused to come before me.’ 21And Isaac saith unto Jacob, ‘Come nigh, I pray thee, and I feel thee, my son, whether thou art he, my son Esau, or not.’ 22And Jacob cometh nigh unto Isaac his father, and he feeleth him, and saith, ‘The voice is the voice of Jacob, and the hands hands of Esau.’ 23And he hath not discerned him, for his hands have been hairy, as the hands of Esau his brother, and he blesseth him, 24and saith, ‘Thou art he—my son Esau?’ and he saith, ‘I am.’ 25And he saith, ‘Bring nigh to me, and I do eat of my son’s provision, so that my soul doth bless thee;’ and he bringeth nigh to him, and he eateth; and he bringeth to him wine, and he drinketh. 26And Isaac his father saith to him, ‘Come nigh, I pray thee, and kiss me, my son;’ 27and he cometh nigh, and kisseth him, and he smelleth the fragrance of his garments, and blesseth him, and saith, ‘See, the fragrance of my son is as the fragrance of a field which Jehovah hath blessed; 28and God doth give to thee of the dew of heaven, and of the fatness of the earth, and abundance of corn and wine; 29peoples serve thee, and nations bow themselves to thee, be thou mighty over thy brethren, and the sons of thy mother bow themselves to thee; those who curse thee are cursed, and those who bless thee are blessed.’
30 And it cometh to pass, as Isaac hath finished blessing Jacob, and Jacob is only just going out from the presence of Isaac his father, that Esau his brother hath come in from his hunting; 31and he also maketh tasteful things, and bringeth to his father, and saith to his father, ‘Let my father arise, and eat of his son’s provision, so that thy soul doth bless me.’ 32And Isaac his father saith to him, ‘Who art thou?’ and he saith, ‘I am thy son, thy first-born, Esau;’ 33and Isaac trembleth a very great trembling, and saith, ‘Who, now, is he who hath provided provision, and bringeth in to me, and I eat of all before thou comest in, and I bless him?—yea, blessed is he.’ 34When Esau heareth the words of his father, then he crieth a very great and bitter cry, and saith to his father, ‘Bless me, me also, O my father;’ 35and he saith, ‘Thy brother hath come with subtilty, and taketh thy blessing.’ 36And he saith, ‘Is it because one called his name Jacob that he doth take me by the heel these two times? my birthright he hath taken; and lo, now, he hath taken my blessing;’ he saith also, ‘Hast thou not kept back a blessing for me?’ 37And Isaac answereth and saith to Esau, ‘Lo, a mighty one have I set him over thee, and all his brethren have I given to him for servants, and with corn and wine have I sustained him; and for thee now, what shall I do, my son?’ 38And Esau saith unto his father, ‘One blessing hast thou my father? bless me, me also, O my father;’ and Esau lifteth up his voice, and weepeth. 39And Isaac his father answereth and saith unto him, ‘Lo, of the fatness of the earth is thy dwelling, and of the dew of the heavens from above; 40and by thy sword dost thou live, and thy brother dost thou serve; and it hath come to pass when thou rulest, that thou hast broken his yoke from off thy neck.’
41 And Esau hateth Jacob, because of the blessing with which his father blessed him, and Esau saith in his heart, ‘The days of mourning for my father draw near, and I slay Jacob my brother.’ 42And the words of Esau her elder son are declared to Rebekah, and she sendeth and calleth for Jacob her younger son, and saith unto him, ‘Lo, Esau thy brother is comforting himself in regard to thee—to slay thee; 43and now, my son, hearken to my voice, and rise, flee for thyself unto Laban my brother, to Haran, 44and thou hast dwelt with him some days, till thy brother’s fury turn back, 45till thy brother’s anger turn back from thee, and he hath forgotten that which thou hast done to him, and I have sent and taken thee from thence; why am I bereaved even of you both the same day?’ 46And Rebekah saith unto Isaac, ‘I have been disgusted with my life because of the presence of the daughters of Heth; if Jacob take a wife of the daughters of Heth, like these—from the daughters of the land—why do I live?’