1 When Isaac had grown old, and his eyes were so weak that he could no longer see, he summoned his elder son Esau. 'Son!' he said, and Esau replied, 'Here I am.'
1Sam 3:2 Gen 48:10 Gen 25:23-25 John 9:3 Eccl 12:3
2 He then said, 'Look, I am old and do not know when I may die.
1Sam 20:3 Eccl 9:10 Gen 47:29 Gen 48:21 Isa 38:1 Isa 38:3 Jas 4:14
3 Now take your weapons, your quiver and bow; go out into the country and hunt me some game.
Gen 25:27-28 1Cor 6:12 Gen 10:9
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.'
Gen 27:25 Gen 48:9 Gen 49:28 Heb 11:20 Deut 33:1-29 Gen 14:19 Gen 24:60
5 Rebekah was listening while Isaac was talking to his son Esau. So when Esau went into the country to hunt game for his father,
6 Rebekah said to her son Jacob, 'I have just heard your father saying to your brother Esau,
7 "Bring me some game and make an appetising dish for me to eat and then I shall bless you in Yahweh's presence before I die."
1Sam 24:19 Deut 33:1 Josh 6:26
8 Now, son, listen to me and do as I tell you.
Gen 27:13 Eph 6:1 Acts 4:19 Acts 5:29 Gen 25:23 Gen 27:43
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.
Judg 13:15 1Sam 16:20
10 Then take it to your father for him to eat, so that he may bless you before he dies.'
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.'
Deut 27:18 1Thess 5:22 2Cor 6:8 Gen 9:25 Gen 25:27 Gen 27:21-22 Gen 27:36
13 But his mother replied, 'On me be the curse, my son! Just listen to me; go and fetch me the kids.'
Matt 27:25 1Sam 25:24 2Sam 14:9 1Sam 14:24-28 1Sam 14:36-45 Gen 25:23 Gen 25:33
14 So he went to fetch them and brought them to his mother, and she made the kind of special dish his father liked.
Gen 25:28 Gen 27:4 Gen 27:7 Gen 27:9 Gen 27:17 Gen 27:31 Luke 21:34
15 Rebekah took her elder son Esau's best clothes, which she had at home, and dressed her younger son Jacob in them,
Gen 27:27 Luke 15:22 Luke 20:46
16 covering his arms and the smooth part of his neck with the skins of the kids.
17 She then handed the special dish and the bread she had made to her son Jacob.
18 He went to his father and said, 'Father!' 'Yes?' he replied. 'Which of my sons are you?'
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.'
1Kgs 13:18 1Kgs 14:2 Gen 25:25 Gen 27:4 Gen 27:21 Gen 27:24-25 Gen 29:23-25
20 Isaac said to his son, 'Son, how did you succeed so quickly?' He replied, 'Because Yahweh your God made things go well for me.'
Exod 20:7 Gen 24:12 Job 13:7
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.'
Gen 27:12 Isa 57:19 Jas 4:8 Ps 73:28
22 Jacob went closer to his father Isaac, who felt him and said, 'The voice is Jacob's voice but the arms are the arms of Esau!'
23 He did not recognise him since his arms were hairy like his brother Esau's, and so he blessed him.
Gen 27:16 Heb 11:20 Rom 9:11-12
24 He said, 'Are you really my son Esau?' And he replied, 'I am.'
1Sam 21:2 1Sam 21:13 1Sam 27:10 2Sam 14:5 Col 3:9 Eph 4:25 Job 13:7-8
25 Isaac said, 'Serve it to me, so that I can eat my son's game and give you my special blessing.' He served it to him and he ate; he offered him wine, and he drank.
26 His father Isaac said to him, 'Come closer, and kiss me, son.'
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.
Heb 11:20 Gen 26:12 Heb 6:7 Hos 14:6-7 Ps 65:10 Song 2:13 Song 4:11-14
28 May God give you dew from heaven, and the richness of the earth, abundance of grain and wine!
Deut 33:28 Deut 33:13 Deut 7:13 2Sam 1:21 Gen 27:39 Gen 45:18 Joel 2:19
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!
Gen 12:3 Num 24:9 Gen 27:37 Gen 9:25-26 Rom 9:12 1Kgs 11:15-16 1Kgs 22:47
30 As soon as Isaac had finished blessing Jacob, and just as Jacob was leaving his father Isaac, his brother Esau returned from hunting.
31 He too made an appetising dish and brought it to his father, 'Father, please eat some of your son's game and then give me your special blessing.'
32 His father Isaac asked, 'Who are you?' 'I am your first-born son, Esau,' he replied.
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!'
Gen 28:3-4 Rom 11:29 Eph 1:3 Heb 11:20 Job 21:6 Job 37:1 John 10:10
34 On hearing his father's words, Esau cried out loudly and bitterly and said to his father, 'Father, bless me too!'
Heb 12:17 Prov 1:31 1Sam 30:4 Luke 13:24-28 Prov 1:24-28 Prov 19:3
35 But he replied, 'Your brother came by fraud and took your blessing.'
1Thess 4:6 2Cor 4:7 2Kgs 10:19 Gen 27:19-23 Job 13:7 Mal 2:10 Rom 3:7-8
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?'
Gen 25:26 Gen 25:31-34 Gen 32:28 John 1:47
37 Isaac replied to Esau, 'I have already made him your master; I have given him all his brothers as servants, I have given him grain and wine to sustain him. So what can I do for you, son?'
2Sam 8:14 Gen 27:28-29 Gen 25:23 Rom 9:10-12
38 Esau said to his father, 'Can you bless only once, father? Father, bless me too.' Isaac remained silent, and Esau began to weep aloud.
Heb 12:17 Gen 27:34 Gen 27:36 Gen 49:28 Isa 32:10-12 Isa 65:14 Prov 1:24-26
39 Then his father Isaac spoke again and said: 'Far from the richness of the earth and the dew of heaven above, your home will be.
Gen 27:28 Heb 11:20 Gen 36:6-8 Josh 24:4
40 By your sword you will live, and your brother will you serve. But when you win your freedom, you will shake his yoke off your neck.'
2Kgs 8:20-22 Gen 25:23 2Sam 8:14 1Chr 18:11-13 1Kgs 11:15-17 2Chr 21:8 2Chr 21:10
41 Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing his father had given him, and Esau said to himself, 'The time to mourn for my father will soon be here. Then I shall kill my brother Jacob.'
Gen 37:4 1John 3:12-15 Gen 50:3-4 Gen 32:6 Gen 37:8 Prov 6:14 2Chr 35:24
42 When the words of Esau, her elder son, were repeated to Rebekah, she sent for her younger son Jacob and said to him, 'Look, your brother Esau means to take revenge and kill you.
1Sam 30:5 Gen 37:18-20 Gen 42:21-22 Job 20:12-14 Ps 64:5 Prov 2:14 Prov 4:16-17
43 Now, son, listen to me; go at once and take refuge with my brother Laban in Haran.
Gen 11:31 Gen 27:8 Gen 27:13 Acts 5:29 Gen 12:4-5 Gen 24:29 Gen 28:7
44 Stay with him a while, until your brother's fury cools,
Gen 31:38 Gen 31:41
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!'
2Sam 14:6-7 Acts 28:4 Gen 4:8-16 Gen 9:5-6 Gen 27:35 Jas 4:13-15 Lam 3:37
46 Rebekah said to Isaac, 'The Hittite women sicken me to death. If Jacob were to marry a Hittite woman like these, one of the local women, what would there be left in life for me?'
Gen 24:3 Gen 26:34-35 Gen 28:8 1Kgs 19:4 Gen 34:1-2 Job 3:20-22 Job 7:16