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.”
6 aRebekah said to her son Jacob, “Behold, I heard your father speak to your brother Esau, saying,
13 But his mother said to him, “Your curse be on me, my son; only aobey my voice, and go, get them for me.”
16 And she put the skins of the 1young 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, 1to her son Jacob.
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.”
23 He did not recognize him, because his hands were ahairy like his brother Esau’s hands; so he blessed him.
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.”
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.
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, “1Is 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 1relatives I have given to him 2as 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.
39 Then aIsaac his father answered and said to him,
And 1away from the dew of heaven from above.
And your brother ayou shall serve;
But it shall come about bwhen you become restless,
That you will 1break his yoke from your neck.”
41 So Esau abore a grudge against Jacob because of the blessing with which his father had blessed him; and Esau said 1to 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.
46 Rebekah said to Isaac, “I am tired of 1living 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?”
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