World English Bible
1 It happened, that when Isaac was old, and his eyes were dim, so that he could not see, he called Esau his elder son, and said to him, "My son?"
He said to him, "Here I am."
2 He said, "See now, I am old. I don't know the day of my death.
3 Now therefore, please take your weapons, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field, and take me venison.
4 Make me savory food, such as I love, and bring it to me, that I may eat, and that my soul may bless you before I die."
5 Rebekah heard when Isaac spoke to Esau his son. Esau went to the field to hunt for venison, and to bring it.
6 Rebekah spoke to Jacob her son, saying, "Behold, I heard your father speak to Esau your brother, saying,
7 'Bring me venison, and make me savory food, that I may eat, and bless you before Yahweh before my death.'
8 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice according to that which I command you.
9 Go now to the flock, and get me from there two good young goats. I will make them savory food for your father, such as he loves.
10 You shall bring it to your father, that he may eat, so that he may bless you before his death."
11 Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, "Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man.
12 What if my father touches me? I will seem to him as a deceiver, and I would bring a curse on myself, and not a blessing."
13 His mother said to him, "Let your curse be on me, my son. Only obey my voice, and go get them for me."
14 He went, and got them, and brought them to his mother. His mother made savory food, such as his father loved.
15 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.
16 She put the skins of the young goats on his hands, and on the smooth of his neck.
17 She gave the savory food and the bread, which she had prepared, into the hand of her son Jacob.
18 He came to his father, and said, "My father?"
He said, "Here I am. Who are you, my son?"
19 Jacob said to his father, "I am Esau your firstborn. I have done what you asked me to do. Please arise, sit and eat of my venison, that your soul may bless me."
20 Isaac said to his son, "How is it that you have found it so quickly, my son?"
He said, "Because Yahweh your God gave me success."
21 Isaac said to Jacob, "Please come near, that I may feel you, my son, whether you are really my son Esau or not."
22 Jacob went near to Isaac his father. He felt him, and said, "The voice is Jacob's voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau."
23 He didn't recognize him, because his hands were hairy, like his brother, Esau's hands. So he blessed him.
24 He said, "Are you really my son Esau?"
He said, "I am."
25 He said, "Bring it near to me, and I will eat of my son's venison, that my soul may bless you."
He brought it near to him, and he ate. He brought him wine, and he drank.
26 His father Isaac said to him, "Come near now, and kiss me, my son."
27 He came near, and kissed him. He smelled the smell of his clothing, and blessed him, and said,
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