Context15Then Rebekah took the best garments of Esau her elder son, which were with her in the house, and put them on Jacob her younger son. 16And she put the skins of the young goats on his hands and on the smooth part of his neck. 17She also gave the savory food and the bread, which she had made, to her son Jacob.
18Then he came to his father and said, My father. And he said, Here I am. Who are you, my son? 19Jacob said to his father, I am Esau your firstborn; I have done as you told me. Get up, please, sit and eat of my game, that you may bless me. 20Isaac said to his son, How is it that you have it so quickly, my son? And he said, Because the LORD your God caused it to happen to me. 21Then Isaac said to Jacob, Please come close, that I may feel you, my son, whether you are really my son Esau or not. 22So Jacob came close to Isaac his father, and he felt him and said, The voice is the voice of Jacob, but the hands are the hands of Esau. 23He did not recognize him, because his hands were hairy like his brother Esaus hands; so he blessed him. 24And he said, Are you really my son Esau? And he said, I am. 25So he said, Bring it to me, and I will eat of my sons game, that I may bless you. And he brought it to him, and he ate; he also brought him wine and he drank. 26Then his father Isaac said to him, Please come close and kiss me, my son.
27So he came close and kissed him; and when he smelled the smell of his garments, he blessed him and said,
28Now may God give you of the dew of heaven,
29May peoples serve you,
The Stolen Blessing
30Now 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. 31Then he also made savory food, and brought it to his father; and he said to his father, Let my father arise and eat of his sons game, that you may bless me. 32Isaac his father said to him, Who are you? And he said, I am your son, your firstborn, Esau. 33Then Isaac trembled violently, and said, Who was he then that hunted game and brought it to me, so that I ate of all of it before you came, and blessed him? Yes, and he shall be blessed. 34When Esau heard the words of his father, he cried out with an exceedingly great and bitter cry, and said to his father, Bless me, even me also, O my father! 35And he said, Your brother came deceitfully and has taken away your blessing. 36Then he said, Is he not rightly named Jacob, 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? 37But Isaac replied to Esau, Behold, I have made him your master, and all his relatives I have given to him as servants; and with grain and new wine I have sustained him. Now as for you then, what can I do, my son? 38Esau 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 wept.
39Then Isaac his father answered and said to him,
40By your sword you shall live,
41So Esau bore a grudge against Jacob because of the blessing with which his father had blessed him; and Esau said to himself, The days of mourning for my father are near; then I will kill my brother Jacob. 42Now 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. 43Now therefore, my son, obey my voice, and arise, flee to Haran, to my brother Laban! 44Stay with him a few days, until your brothers fury subsides, 45until your brothers anger against you subsides and he forgets what you did to him. Then I will send and get you from there. Why should I be bereaved of you both in one day?
46Rebekah said to Isaac, I am tired of living because of the daughters of Heth; if 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?
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
And Rebekah took the goodly garments of Esau her elder son, which were with her in the house, and put them upon Jacob her younger son.
And she put on him very good garments of Esau, which she had at home with her:
Darby Bible Translation
And Rebecca took the clothes of her elder son Esau, the costly ones which were with her in the house, and put them on Jacob her younger son;
English Revised Version
And Rebekah took the goodly raiment of Esau her elder son, which were with her in the house, and put them upon Jacob her younger son:
Webster's Bible Translation
And Rebekah took goodly raiment of her eldest son Esau, which was with her in the house, and put it upon Jacob her younger son:
World English Bible
Rebekah took the good clothes of Esau, her elder son, which were with her in the house, and put them on Jacob, her younger son.
Young's Literal Translation
and 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;
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