Genesis - Chapter 27
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4 Make me the kind of appetising dish I like and bring it to me to eat and I shall give you my special blessing before I die.'
9 Go to the flock and bring me back two good kids, so that I can make the kind of special dish your father likes.
11 Jacob said to his mother Rebekah, 'Look, my brother Esau is hairy, while I am smooth-skinned.
12 If my father happens to touch me, he will see I am cheating him, and I shall bring a curse down on myself instead of a blessing.'
15 Rebekah took her elder son Esau's best clothes, which she had at home, and dressed her younger son Jacob in them,
19 Jacob said to his father, 'I am Esau your first-born; I have done as you told me. Please sit up and eat some of the game I have brought and then give me your soul's blessing.'
21 Isaac said to Jacob, 'Come closer, son, so that I can feel you and be sure whether you really are my son Esau or not.'
27 He went closer and kissed his father, who sniffed the smell of his clothes. Then he blessed him, saying: Ah, the smell of my son is like the smell of a fertile field which Yahweh has blessed.
28 May God give you dew from heaven, and the richness of the earth, abundance of grain and wine!
29 Let peoples serve you and nations bow low before you! Be master of your brothers; let your mother's other sons bow low before you! Accursed be whoever curses you and blessed be whoever blesses you!
33 At this Isaac was seized with a violent trembling and said, 'Who was it, then, that went hunting and brought me the game? I finished eating it just before you came; I blessed him, and now blessed he will remain!'
34 On hearing his father's words, Esau cried out loudly and bitterly and said to his father, 'Father, bless me too!'
35 But he replied, 'Your brother came by fraud and took your blessing.'
36 Esau said, 'His name should be Jacob right enough, for he has now supplanted me twice. First he took my birthright, and look, now he has gone and taken my blessing! But', he added, 'have you not kept a blessing for me?'
43 Now, son, listen to me; go at once and take refuge with my brother Laban in Haran.
45 until your brother's anger is diverted from you and he forgets what you have done to him. Then I shall send someone to bring you back. I do not want to lose you both on one day!'
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