1And it came to pass after Isaac was old, that his eyes were dimmed so that he could not see; and he called Esau, his elder son, and said to him, My son; and he said, Behold, I am here.
2And he said, Behold, I am grown old, and know not the day of my death.
3Now then take thy weapons, both thy quiver and thy bow, and go into the plain, and get me venison,
4and make me meats, as I like them, and bring them to me that I may eat, that my soul may bless thee, before I die.
5And Rebekah heard Isaac speaking to Esau his son; and Esau went to the plain to procure venison for his father.
6And Rebekah said to Jacob her younger son, Behold, I heard thy father speaking to Esau thy brother, saying,
7Bring me venison, and prepare me meats, that I may eat and bless thee before the Lord before I die.
8Now then, my son, hearken to me, as I command thee.
9And go to the cattle and take for me thence two kids, tender and good, and I will make them meats for thy father, as he likes.
10And thou shalt bring them in to thy father, and he shall eat, that thy father may bless thee before he dies.
11And Jacob said to his mother Rebekah, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I a smooth man.
12Peradventure my father may feel me, and I shall be before him as one ill intentioned, and I shall bring upon me a curse, and not a blessing.
13And his mother said to him, On me be thy curse, son; only hearken to my voice, and go and bring them me.
14So he went and took and brought them to his mother; and his mother made meats, as his father liked them.
15And Rebekah having taken the fine raiment of her elder son Esau which was with her in the house, put it on Jacob her younger son.
16And she put on his arms the skins of the kids, and on the bare parts of his neck.
17And she gave the meats, and the loaves which she had prepared, into the hands of Jacob her son.
18And he brought them to his father, and said, Father; and he said, Behold I am here; who art thou, son?
19And Jacob said to his father, I, Esau thy firstborn, have done as thou toldest me; rise, sit, and eat of my venison, that thy soul may bless me.
20And Isaac said to his son, What is this which thou hast quickly found? And he said, That which the Lord thy God presented before me.
21And Isaac said to Jacob, Draw nigh to me, and I will feel thee, son, if thou art my son Esau or not.
22And Jacob drew nigh to his father Isaac, and he felt him, and said, The voice is Jacob’s voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau.
23And he knew him not, for his hands were as the hands of his brother Esau, hairy; and he blessed him,
24and he said, Art thou my son Esau? and he said, I am.
25And he said, Bring hither, and I will eat of thy venison, son, that my soul may bless thee; and he brought it near to him, and he ate, and he brought him wine, and he drank.
26And Isaac his father said to him, Draw nigh to me, and kiss me, son.
27And he drew nigh and kissed him, and smelled the smell of his garments, and blessed him, and said, Behold, the smell of my son Is as the smell of an abundant field, which the Lord has blessed.
28And may God give thee of the dew of heaven, And of the fatness of the earth, And abundance of corn and wine.
29And let nations serve thee, And princes bow down to thee, And be thou lord of thy brother, And the sons of thy father shall do thee reverence; Accursed is he that curses thee, And blessed is he that blesses thee.
30And it came to pass after Isaac had ceased blessing his son Jacob, it even came to pass, just when Jacob had gone out from the presence of Isaac his father, that Esau his brother came in from his hunting.
31And he also had made meats and brought them to his father; and he said to his father, Let my father arise and eat of his son’s venison, that thy soul may bless me.
32And Isaac his father said to him, Who art thou? And he said, I am thy firstborn son Esau.
33And Isaac was amazed with very great amazement, and said, Who then is it that has procured venison for me and brought it to me? and I have eaten of all before thou camest, and I have blessed him, and he shall be blessed.
34And it came to pass when Esau heard the words of his father Isaac, he cried out with a great and very bitter cry, and said, Bless, I pray thee, me also, father.
35And he said to him, Thy brother has come with subtlety, and taken thy blessing.
36And he said, Rightly was his name called Jacob, for lo! this second time has he supplanted me; he has both taken my birthright, and now he has taken my blessing; and Esau said to his father, Hast thou not left a blessing for me, father?
37And Isaac answered and said to Esau, If I have made him thy lord, and have made all his brethren his servants, and have strengthened him with corn and wine, what then shall I do for thee, son?
38And Esau said to his father, Hast thou only one blessing, father? Bless, I pray thee, me also, father. And Isaac being troubled, Esau cried aloud and wept.
39And Isaac his father answered and said to him, Behold, thy dwelling shall be of the fatness of the earth, And of the dew of heaven from above.
40And thou shalt live by thy sword, And shalt serve thy brother; And there shall be a time when thou shalt break And loosen his yoke from off thy neck.
41And Esau was angry with Jacob because of the blessing, with which his father blessed him; and Esau said in his mind, Let the days of my father’s mourning draw nigh, that I may slay my brother Jacob.
42And the words of Esau her elder son were reported to Rebekah, and she sent and called Jacob her younger son, and said to him, Behold, Esau thy brother threatens thee to kill thee.
43Now then, my son, hear my voice, and rise and depart quickly into Mesopotamia to Laban my brother into Haran.
44And dwell with him certain days, until thy brother’s anger
45and rage depart from thee, and he forget what thou hast done to him; and I will send and fetch thee thence, lest at any time I should be bereaved of you both in one day.
46And Rebekah said to Isaac, I am weary of my life, because of the daughters of the sons of Heth; if Jacob shall take a wife of the daughters of this land, wherefore should I live?