1 And it happened when Isaac was old and his eyes were dim, so that he could not see, he called his oldest son Esau and said to him, My son. And he said to him, Behold, I am here.
2 And he said to him, Behold, here am I. And he said, Behold now, I am old, I do not know the day of my death. 3 And now please take your weapons, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field and hunt game for me. 4 And make tasty meat for me, such as I love, and bring to me so that I may eat, that my soul may bless you before I die.
5 And Rebekah was listening when Isaac spoke to Esau his son. And Esau went to the field to hunt game in order to bring it. 6 And Rebekah spoke to her son Jacob, saying, Behold, I heard your father speak to your brother Esau, saying, 7 Bring me game, and make me delicious things so that I may eat and bless you before Jehovah before my death. 8 And now, my son, obey my voice according to what I command you. 9 Go now to the flock, and bring me from there two good kids of the goats. And I will make them delicious things for your father, such as he loves. 10 And you shall bring it to your father so that he may eat, and that he may bless you before his death.
11 And Jacob said to his mother Rebekah, Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man. 12 My father will perhaps feel me, and I shall seem to him as a deceiver. And I shall bring a curse upon me, and not a blessing.
13 And his mother said to him, Your curse be upon me, my son, only obey my voice and go bring them to me.
14 And he went. And he took them and brought to his mother. And his mother made delicious things such as his father loved. 15 And Rebekah took the clothes of her older son Esau, the costly ones which were with her in the house, and put them on Jacob her younger son. 16 And she put the skins from the kids of the goats on his hands, and on the smooth of his neck. 17 And she gave the delicious things and the bread which she had prepared into the hand of her son Jacob.
18 And he came to his father and said, My father! And he said, Here I am; who are you, my son?
19 And Jacob said to his father, I am Esau your first-born. I have done as you asked me. Arise, I pray you, sit and eat of my game, that your soul may bless me.
20 And Isaac said to his son, How is it that you have found it so quickly, my son? And he said, Because Jehovah your God brought it to me.
21 And Isaac said to Jacob, Come near, I pray you, so that I may feel you, my son, whether you are truly my son Esau or not. 22 And Jacob went near to Isaac his father. And he felt him and said, The voice is Jacob's voice, but the hands the hands of Esau. 23 And he did not know him because his hands were hairy like his brother Esau's hands. And he blessed him. 24 And he said, Are you truly my son Esau? And he said, I am.
25 And he said, Bring it to me, and I will eat of my son's game, so that my soul may bless you. And he brought it near to him, and he ate. And he brought him wine, and he drank.
26 And his father Isaac said to him, Come near now and kiss me, my son. 27 And he came near and kissed him. And he smelled the smell of his clothing, and blessed him, and said, See, the smell of my son is as the smell of a field which Jehovah has blessed. 28 And may God give you of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of grain and wine. 29 Let people serve you, and let nations bow down to you. Be lord over your brothers, and let your mother's sons bow down to you. Cursed be everyone that curses you, and blessed be he that blesses you.
30 And it happened, as soon as Isaac had made an end of blessing Jacob, and Jacob was scarcely gone from the presence of Isaac his father, that Esau his brother came in from his hunting. 31 And he also had made tasty meat and brought to his father. And he said to his father, Let my father arise and eat of his son's game so that your soul may bless me.
32 And his father Isaac said to him, Who are you? And he said, I am your son, your first-born, Esau.
33 And Isaac trembled with a great trembling, and said, Who then was the one who has hunted deer and brought to me, and I have eaten of all before you came, and have blessed him? Yea, he shall be blessed!
34 And when Esau heard the voice of his father, he cried with a great and exceeding bitter cry, and said to his father, Bless me, me also, O my father!
36 And he said, It is because his name is called 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?
37 And Isaac answered and said to Esau, Behold! I have made him your lord, and all his brothers I have given him for servants. And with grain and wine I have supported him. And what shall I do now to you, my son?
38 And Esau said to his father, Have you but one blessing, my father? Bless me, me also, my father. And Esau lifted up his voice and wept.
39 And Isaac his father answered and said to him, Behold! Your dwelling shall be of the fatness of the earth and of the dew of heaven from above. 40 And by your sword you shall live, and shall serve your brother. And it shall be when you shall have the dominion, you shall break his yoke from off your neck.
41 And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing with which his father had blessed him. And Esau said in his heart, The days of mourning for my father are at hand. Then I will kill my brother Jacob.
42 And these words of her older son Esau were told to Rebekah. And she sent and called her younger son Jacob, and said to him, Behold, your brother Esau is going to ease himself on you, to kill you. 43 And now, my son, obey my voice and arise. Flee for yourself to my brother Laban, to Haran, 44 and stay with him a few days until your brother's fury turns away, 45 until your brother's anger turns away from you and he forgets what you have done to him. Then I will send and bring you from there. Why should I also be bereaved of both of you in one day?