Genesis 27:13
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English Standard Version
His mother said to him, “Let your curse be on me, my son; only obey my voice, and go, bring them to me.”

King James Bible
And his mother said unto him, Upon me be thy curse, my son: only obey my voice, and go fetch me them.

American Standard Version
And his mother said unto him, Upon me be thy curse, my son. Only obey my voice, and go fetch me them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And his mother said to him: Upon me be this curse, my son: only hear thou my voice, and go, fetch me the things which I have said.

English Revised Version
And his mother said unto him, Upon me be thy curse, my son: only obey my voice, and go fetch me them.

Webster's Bible Translation
And his mother said to him, upon me be thy curse, my son; only obey my voice, and go, bring them to me.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Rebekah, who heard what he said, sought to frustrate this intention, and to secure the blessing for her (favourite) son Jacob. Whilst Esau was away hunting, she told Jacob to take his father a dish, which she would prepare from two kids according to his taste; and, having introduced himself as Esau, to ask for the blessing "before Jehovah." Jacob's objection, that the father would know him by his smooth skin, and so, instead of blessing him, might pronounce a curse upon him as a mocker, i.e., one who was trifling with his blind father, she silenced by saying, that she would take the curse upon herself. She evidently relied upon the word of promise, and thought that she ought to do her part to secure its fulfilment by directing the father's blessing to Jacob; and to this end she thought any means allowable. Consequently she was so assured of the success of her stratagem as to have no fear of the possibility of a curse. Jacob then acceded to her plan, and fetched the goats. Rebekah prepared them according to her husband's taste; and having told Jacob to put on Esau's best clothes which were with her in the dwelling (the tent, not the house), she covered his hands and the smooth (i.e., the smoother parts) of his neck with the skins of the kids of the goats,

(Note: We must not think of our European goats, whose skins would be quite unsuitable for any such deception. "It is the camel-goat of the East, whose black, silk-like hair was used even by the Romans as a substitute for human hair. Martial xii. 46." - Tuch on v. 16.)

and sent him with the savoury dish to his father.

Genesis 27:13 Parallel Commentaries

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Genesis 25:23,33 And the LORD said to her, Two nations are in your womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from your bowels...

Genesis 43:9 I will be surety for him; of my hand shall you require him: if I bring him not to you, and set him before you...

1 Samuel 14:24-28,36-45 And the men of Israel were distressed that day: for Saul had adjured the people, saying...

1 Samuel 25:24 And fell at his feet, and said, On me, my lord, on me let this iniquity be: and let your handmaid, I pray you...

2 Samuel 14:9 And the woman of Tekoah said to the king, My lord, O king, the iniquity be on me, and on my father's house...

Matthew 27:25 Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.

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Genesis 27:8
Now therefore, my son, obey my voice as I command you.

Genesis 27:14
So he went and took them and brought them to his mother, and his mother prepared delicious food, such as his father loved.

Genesis 27:43
Now therefore, my son, obey my voice. Arise, flee to Laban my brother in Haran

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