Bible: Genesis 26:34-27:29
26:34 When 1 Esau was forty years old, 2 he married 3 Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, as well as Basemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite. 26:35 They caused Isaac and Rebekah great anxiety. 4
Jacob Cheats Esau out of the Blessing
27:1 When 5 Isaac was old and his eyes were so weak that he was almost blind, 6 he called his older 7 son Esau and said to him, “My son!” “Here I am!” Esau 8 replied. 27:2 Isaac 9 said, “Since 10 I am so old, I could die at any time. 11 27:3 Therefore, take your weapons – your quiver and your bow – and go out into the open fields and hunt down some wild game 12 for me. 27:4 Then prepare for me some tasty food, the kind I love, and bring it to me. Then 13 I will eat it so that I may bless you 14 before I die.”
27:5 Now Rebekah had been listening while Isaac spoke to his son Esau. 15 When Esau went out to the open fields to hunt down some wild game and bring it back, 16 27:6 Rebekah said to her son Jacob, “Look, I overheard your father tell your brother Esau, 27:7 ‘Bring me some wild game and prepare for me some tasty food. Then I will eat 17 it and bless you 18 in the presence of the
27:11 “But Esau my brother is a hairy man,” Jacob protested to his mother Rebekah, “and I have smooth skin! 26 27:12 My father may touch me! Then he’ll think I’m mocking him 27 and I’ll bring a curse on myself instead of a blessing.” 27:13 So his mother told him, “Any curse against you will fall on me, 28 my son! Just obey me! 29 Go and get them for me!”
27:14 So he went and got the goats 30 and brought them to his mother. She 31 prepared some tasty food, just the way his father loved it. 27:15 Then Rebekah took her older son Esau’s best clothes, which she had with her in the house, and put them on her younger son Jacob. 27:16 She put the skins of the young goats 32 on his hands 33 and the smooth part of his neck. 27:17 Then she handed 34 the tasty food and the bread she had made to her son Jacob.
27:18 He went to his father and said, “My father!” Isaac 35 replied, “Here I am. Which are you, my son?” 36 27:19 Jacob said to his father, “I am Esau, your firstborn. I’ve done as you told me. Now sit up 37 and eat some of my wild game so that you can bless me.” 38 27:20 But Isaac asked his son, “How in the world 39 did you find it so quickly, 40 my son?” “Because the
“Yes, 54 my son smells
like the scent of an open field
27:28 May God give you
the dew of the sky 55
and the richness 56 of the earth,
and plenty of grain and new wine.
27:29 May peoples serve you
and nations bow down to you.
and the sons of your mother will bow down to you. 59
May those who curse you be cursed,
and those who bless you be blessed.”