Bible: Genesis 27:5-17

27:5 Now Rebekah had been listening while Isaac spoke to his son Esau. 1  When Esau went out to the open fields to hunt down some wild game and bring it back, 2  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 3  it and bless you 4  in the presence of the Lord 5  before I die.’ 27:8 Now then, my son, do 6  exactly what I tell you! 7  27:9 Go to the flock and get me two of the best young goats. I’ll prepare 8  them in a tasty way for your father, just the way he loves them. 27:10 Then you will take 9  it to your father. Thus he will eat it 10  and 11  bless you before he dies.”

27:11But Esau my brother is a hairy man,” Jacob protested to his mother Rebekah, “and I have smooth skin! 12  27:12 My father may touch me! Then he’ll think I’m mocking him 13  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, 14  my son! Just obey me! 15  Go and get them for me!

27:14 So he went and got the goats 16  and brought them to his mother. She 17  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 18  on his hands 19  and the smooth part of his neck. 27:17 Then she handed 20  the tasty food and the bread she had made to her son Jacob.

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