Isaac Blessing Jacob
And it came to pass, that when
Isaac was old, and his eyes were dim, so that he could not see, he
called Esau, his eldest son, and said unto him, My son: and he said
unto him, Behold, here am I. And he said, Behold now, I am old, I
know not the day of my death: Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy
weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take
me some venison; And make me savoury meat, such as I love, and bring
it to me, that I may eat; that my soul may bless thee before I die.
And Rebekah heard when Isaac spake to Esau his son. And Esau went to
the field to hunt for venison, and to bring it.
And Rebekah spake unto Jacob her son, saying, Behold, I heard thy
father speak unto Esau thy brother, saying, Bring me venison, and
make me savoury meat, that I may eat, and bless thee before the Lord
before my death. Now therefore, my son, obey my voice according to
that which I command thee. Go now to the flock, and fetch me from
thence two good kids of the goats; and I will make them savoury meat
for thy father such as he loveth; And thou shalt bring it to thy
father, that he may eat, and that he may bless thee before his
And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, Behold, Esau my brother is a
hairy man, and I am a smooth man: My father peradventure will feel
me, and I shall seem to him as a deceiver; and I shall bring a curse
upon me, and not a blessing.
And his mother said unto him, Upon me be thy curse, my son: only
obey my voice, and go fetch me them.
And he went, and fetched, and brought them to his mother: and his
mother made savoury meat, such as his father loved. And Rebekah took
goodly raiment of her eldest son Esau, which were with her in the
house, and put them upon Jacob her younger son: And she put the
skins of the kids of the goats upon his hands and upon the smooth of
his neck: And she gave the savoury meat and the bread, which she had
into the hand of her son Jacob.
And he came unto his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here
am I; who art thou, my son? And Jacob said unto his father, I am
Esau thy first born; I have done according as thou badest me: arise,
I pray thee, sit and eat of my venison, that thy soul may bless me.
And Isaac said unto his son, How is it that thou hast found it so
quickly, my son? And he said, Because the Lord thy God brought it to
me. And Isaac said unto Jacob, Come near, I pray thee, that I may
feel thee, my son, whether thou be my very son Esau or not. And
Jacob went; near unto Isaac his father; and he felt him, and said,
The voice is Jacob's voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau. And
he discerned him not, because his hands were hairy, as his brother
Esau's hands: so he blessed him.
And he said, Art thou my very son Esau? And he said, I am. And he
said, Bring it near to me, and I will eat of my son's venison, that
my soul may bless thee. And he brought it near to him, and he did
eat; and he brought him wine, and he drank. And his father Isaac
said unto him, Come near now, and kiss me, my son. And he came near,
and kissed him: and he smelled the smell of his raiment, and blessed
him, and said, See, the smell of my son is as the smell of a field
which the Lord hath blessed: Therefore God give thee of the dew of
heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine:
Let people serve thee, and nations bow down to thee: be lord over
thy brethren, and let thy mother's sons bow down to thee: cursed be
every one that curseth thee, and blessed be he that blesseth thee.