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

King James Bible
And he went, and fetched, and brought them to his mother: and his mother made savoury meat, such as his father loved.

American Standard Version
And he went, and fetched, and brought them to his mother. And his mother made savory food, such as his father loved.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He went, and brought, and gave them to his mother. She dressed meats, such as she knew his father liked.

English Revised Version
And he went, and fetched, and brought them to his mother: and his mother made savoury meat, such as his father loved.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he went, and took, and brought them to his mother: and his mother made savory meat, such as his father loved.

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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 27:14 Parallel Commentaries

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Genesis 27:4,7,9,17,31 And make me savoury meat, such as I love, and bring it to me, that I may eat; that my soul may bless you before I die...

Genesis 25:28 And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison: but Rebekah loved Jacob.

Psalm 141:4 Incline not my heart to any evil thing, to practice wicked works with men that work iniquity: and let me not eat of their dainties.

Proverbs 23:2,3 And put a knife to your throat, if you be a man given to appetite...

Luke 21:34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life...

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Genesis 27:4
and prepare for me delicious food, such as I love, and bring it to me so that I may eat, that my soul may bless you before I die."

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

Genesis 27:15
Then Rebekah took the best garments of Esau her older son, which were with her in the house, and put them on Jacob her younger son.

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