Rotherham's Emphasized Bible

Genesis 27

Isaac sendeth Esau for venison.

Genesis 27:1 And it came to pass that Isaac, was old, and his eyes became too dim to see, so he called Esau his elder son, and said unto him,—My son! And he said unto him, Behold me! Genesis 27:2 And he said, Behold, I pray thee, I am old,—I know not the day of my death. Genesis 27:3 Now, therefore, take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and catch for me game; Genesis 27:4 and make for me dainty meats, such as I love, and bring in to me, that I may eat,—To the end my soul may bless thee, ere yet I die! Genesis 27:5 Now, Rebekah, was hearkening, when Isaac spake unto Esau his son,—and Esau went his way to the field, to catch game, to bring in.

Rebekah instructeth Jacob to obtain the blessing.

Genesis 27:6 Rebekah, therefore, spake unto Jacob her son, saying,—Lo! I heard thy father, speaking unto Esau thy brother, saying, Genesis 27:7 Bring in for me game, and make for me dainty meats, that I may eat; and let me bless thee in the presence of Yahweh, before my death. Genesis 27:8 Now, therefore, my son, hearken unto my voice,—in that which I am commanding thee: Genesis 27:9 Go, I pray thee, unto the flock, and fetch me from thence, two kids of the goats, fine ones,—that I may make of them dainty meats for thy father, such as he loveth; Genesis 27:10 Then shalt thou take them in unto thy father, and he shall eat,—To the end he may bless thee, before his death. Genesis 27:11 And Jacob said unto Rebekah his mother,—Lo! Esau my brother, is a hairy man, whereas, I, am a smooth man: Genesis 27:12 peradventure my father might feel, me, then should I be in his eyes, as one that mocketh,—and should bring upon myself a reproach, and not a blessing! Genesis 27:13 And his mother said to him, Upon me, be thy reproach, my son,—only hearken unto my voice, and go fetch [them] for me. Genesis 27:14 So he went, and fetched [them], and brought them in to his mother,—and his mother made dainty meats, such as his father loved.

Jacob under the person of Esau obtaineth it.

Genesis 27:15 Then took Rebekah the garments of Esau her elder son, the costly ones, which were with her, in the house,—and put them on Jacob, her younger son; Genesis 27:16 and the, skins of the kids of the goats, put she upon his hands,—and on the smooth part of his neck; Genesis 27:17 then placed she the dainty meats and the bread, which she had made ready,—in the hand of Jacob her son.

Genesis 27:18 So he went in unto his father, and said—My father! And he said, Behold me! who art, thou, my son? Genesis 27:19 And Jacob said unto his father, I, am Esau thy firstborn, I have made ready, as thou didst bid me. Rise, I pray thee, sit up, and eat thou of my game, To the end thy soul may bless me. Genesis 27:20 Then said Isaac unto his son, How is it thou hast been so quick in finding, my son? And he said, Because Yahweh thy God caused it so to fall out before me. Genesis 27:21 Then said Isaac unto Jacob, Come near, I pray thee, that I may feel thee, my son—whether, thou thyself, art my son Esau, or not. Genesis 27:22 So Jacob came near unto Isaac his father, and he felt him; then said he, The voice, is the voice of Jacob; But, the hands, are the hands of Esau. Genesis 27:23 So he did not find him out, because, his hands, were, like the hands of Esau his brother, hairy,—so he blessed him. Genesis 27:24 And he said, Thou thyself, art my son Esau? And he said, I am! Genesis 27:25 So he said, Bring it near to me, that I may eat of the game of my son, To the end my soul may bless thee. And he brought it near to him, and he did eat, and he brought in to him wine, and he drank. Genesis 27:26 Then Isaac his father said unto him,—Come thou near, I pray thee, and kiss me, my son. Genesis 27:27 So he came near, and kissed him, and he smelled the smell of his garments, and blessed him,—and said, See! the smell of my son, As the smell of a field, which Yahweh hath blessed; Genesis 27:28 Then, may God give thee of the dew of the heavens, And of the fatness of the earth,—And abundance of corn, and new wine: Genesis 27:29 Let peoples serve thee, And races bow down to thee, Become thou lord to thy brethren, And let the sons of thy mother bow down to thee,—He that curseth thee, be accursed! And, he that blesseth thee, be blessed!

Esau bringeth venison.

Genesis 27:30 And it came to pass, as soon as Isaac had made an end of blessing Jacob,—yea it came to pass, when Jacob, had only just gone forth, from the presence of Isaac his father, that, Esau his brother, came in from his hunting. Genesis 27:31 Then, he too, made dainty meats, and brought in to his father,—and said to his father, Let my father rise, that he may eat of the game of his son, To the end thy soul may bless me! Genesis 27:32 And Isaac his father said to him, Who art, thou? And he said, I, am thy son, thy firstborn, Esau.

Isaac trembleth.

Genesis 27:33 Then did Isaac tremble with an exceeding great trembling, and said, Who then was it that caught game and brought in to me, and I did eat of all ere yet thou didst come in, and I blessed him? Yea, blessed, shall he remain!

Esau complaineth, and by importunity obtaineth a blessing.

Genesis 27:34 When Esau heard the words of his father, then cried he out with an outcry loud and bitter, exceedingly,—and said to his father, Bless, even me also, O my father! Genesis 27:35 Then he said, Thy brother came in, with deceit,—and took away thy blessing. Genesis 27:36 And he said, Is it because, his name, is called, Jacob, that he hath tricked me, now twice? My birthright, he took away, And lo! now, he hath taken away, my blessing! And he said, Hast thou not reserved, for me, a blessing? Genesis 27:37 Then answered Isaac, and said to Esau,—Lo! a lord, have I appointed him unto thee, And, all his brethren, have I given to him, as servants, And, with corn and new wine, have I sustained him,—And, for thee—now, what can I do, my son? Genesis 27:38 And Esau said unto his father, But one blessing, hast thou, O my father? Bless, me also, O my father! And Esau lifted up his voice, and wept. Genesis 27:39 Then answered Isaac his father, and said unto him,—Lo! of the fat parts of the earth, shall be thy dwelling, And of the dew of the heavens, above; Genesis 27:40 And, on thy sword, shalt thou live, And, thy brother, shalt thou serve: But it shall come to pass, when thou shalt rove at large, Then shalt thou break his yoke from off thy neck.

He threateneth Jacob.

Genesis 27:41 And Esau lay in wait for Jacob, on account of the blessing wherewith his father had blessed him,—and Esau said in his heart, The days of mourning for my father draw near, when I can slay Jacob my brother.

Rebekah disappointeth it.

Genesis 27:42 Then were told to Rebekah, the words of Esau, her elder son,—so she sent and called for Jacob, her younger son, and said unto him—Lo! Esau thy brother, is consoling himself as touching thee, to slay thee. Genesis 27:43 Now, therefore, my son, hearken to my voice,—and rise, flee thou to Laban my brother, to Haran; Genesis 27:44 And thou shalt dwell with him a few days,—until that the wrath of thy brother turn away: Genesis 27:45 until the turning away of the anger of thy brother from thee, and he forget what thou hast done to him, and I send and fetch thee from thence. Wherefore should I lose, you both, in one day? Genesis 27:46 So then Rebekah said unto Isaac, I am disgusted with my life, because of the daughters of Heth,—Should Jacob be taking a wife of the daughters of Heth, like these, of the daughters of the land, wherefore could I wish for life?

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