| Genesis 27 - Versions
| Genesis 27 Text (WEB)
- It happened, that when Isaac was old, and his eyes were dim, so that he could not see, he called Esau his elder son, and said to him, "My son?" He said to him, "Here I am."
- He said, "See now, I am old. I don't know the day of my death.
- Now therefore, please take your weapons, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field, and take me venison.
- Make me savory food, such as I love, and bring it to me, that I may eat, and that my soul may bless you before I die."
- Rebekah heard when Isaac spoke to Esau his son. Esau went to the field to hunt for venison, and to bring it.
- Rebekah spoke to Jacob her son, saying, "Behold, I heard your father speak to Esau your brother, saying,
- 'Bring me venison, and make me savory food, that I may eat, and bless you before Yahweh before my death.'
- Now therefore, my son, obey my voice according to that which I command you.
- Go now to the flock, and get me from there two good young goats. I will make them savory food for your father, such as he loves.
- You shall bring it to your father, that he may eat, so that he may bless you before his death."
- Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, "Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man.
- What if my father touches me? I will seem to him as a deceiver, and I would bring a curse on myself, and not a blessing."
- His mother said to him, "Let your curse be on me, my son. Only obey my voice, and go get them for me."
- He went, and got them, and brought them to his mother. His mother made savory food, such as his father loved.
- Rebekah took the good clothes of Esau, her elder son, which were with her in the house, and put them on Jacob, her younger son.
- She put the skins of the young goats on his hands, and on the smooth of his neck.
- She gave the savory food and the bread, which she had prepared, into the hand of her son Jacob.
- He came to his father, and said, "My father?" He said, "Here I am. Who are you, my son?"
- Jacob said to his father, "I am Esau your firstborn. I have done what you asked me to do. Please arise, sit and eat of my venison, that your soul may bless me."
- Isaac said to his son, "How is it that you have found it so quickly, my son?" He said, "Because Yahweh your God gave me success."
- Isaac said to Jacob, "Please come near, that I may feel you, my son, whether you are really my son Esau or not."
- Jacob went near to Isaac his father. He felt him, and said, "The voice is Jacob's voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau."
- He didn't recognize him, because his hands were hairy, like his brother, Esau's hands. So he blessed him.
- He said, "Are you really my son Esau?" He said, "I am."
- He said, "Bring it near to me, and I will eat of my son's venison, that my soul may bless you." He brought it near to him, and he ate. He brought him wine, and he drank.
- His father Isaac said to him, "Come near now, and kiss me, my son."
- He came near, and kissed him. He smelled the smell of his clothing, and blessed him, and said, "Behold, the smell of my son is as the smell of a field which Yahweh has blessed.
- God give you of the dew of the sky, of the fatness of the earth, and plenty of grain and new wine.
- Let peoples serve you, and nations bow down to you. Be lord over your brothers. Let your mother's sons bow down to you. Cursed be everyone who curses you. Blessed be everyone who blesses you."
- It happened, as soon as Isaac had made an end of blessing Jacob, and Jacob had just gone out from the presence of Isaac his father, that Esau his brother came in from his hunting.
- He also made savory food, and brought it to his father. He said to his father, "Let my father arise, and eat of his son's venison, that your soul may bless me."
- Isaac his father said to him, "Who are you?" He said, "I am your son, your firstborn, Esau."
- Isaac trembled violently, and said, "Who, then, is he who has taken venison, and brought it me, and I have eaten of all before you came, and have blessed him? Yes, he will be blessed."
- When Esau heard the words of his father, he cried with an exceeding great and bitter cry, and said to his father, "Bless me, even me also, my father."
- He said, "Your brother came with deceit, and has taken away your blessing."
- He said, "Isn't he rightly named Jacob? For he has supplanted me these two times. He took away my birthright. See, now he has taken away my blessing." He said, "Haven't you reserved a blessing for me?"
- Isaac answered Esau, "Behold, I have made him your lord, and all his brothers have I given to him for servants. With grain and new wine have I sustained him. What then will I do for you, my son?"
- Esau said to his father, "Have you but one blessing, my father? Bless me, even me also, my father." Esau lifted up his voice, and wept.
- Isaac his father answered him, "Behold, of the fatness of the earth will be your dwelling, and of the dew of the sky from above.
- By your sword will you live, and you will serve your brother. It will happen, when you will break loose, that you shall shake his yoke from off your neck."
- Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing with which his father blessed him. Esau said in his heart, "The days of mourning for my father are at hand. Then I will kill my brother Jacob."
- The words of Esau, her elder son, were told to Rebekah. She sent and called Jacob, her younger son, and said to him, "Behold, your brother Esau comforts himself about you by planning to kill you.
- Now therefore, my son, obey my voice. Arise, flee to Laban, my brother, in Haran.
- Stay with him a few days, until your brother's fury turns away;
- until your brother's anger turn away from you, and he forgets what you have done to him. Then I will send, and get you from there. Why should I be bereaved of you both in one day?"
- Rebekah said to Isaac, "I am weary of my life because of the daughters of Heth. If Jacob takes a wife of the daughters of Heth, such as these, of the daughters of the land, what good will my life do me?"
| Genesis 27 Text (Hebrew)
- ויהי כי־זקן יצחק ותכהין עיניו מראת ויקרא את־עשו בנו הגדל ויאמר אליו בני ויאמר אליו הנני׃
- ויאמר הנה־נא זקנתי לא ידעתי יום מותי׃
- ועתה שא־נא כליך תליך וקשתך וצא השדה וצודה לי ׃
- ועשה־לי מטעמים כאשר אהבתי והביאה לי ואכלה בעבור תברךך נפשי בטרם אמות׃
- ורבקה שמעת בדבר יצחק אל־עשו בנו וילך עשו השדה לצוד ציד להביא׃
- ורבקה אמרה אל־יעקב בנה לאמר הנה שמעתי את־אביך מדבר אל־עשו אחיך לאמר׃
- הביאה לי ציד ועשה־לי מטעמים ואכלה ואברככה לפני יהוה לפני מותי׃
- ועתה בני שמע בקלי לאשר אני מצוה אתך׃
- לך־נא אל־הצאן וקח־לי משם שני גדיי עזים טבים ואעשה אתם מטעמים לאביך כאשר אהב׃
- והבאת לאביך ואכל בעבר אשר יברךך לפני מותו׃
- ויאמר יעקב אל־רבקה אמו הן עשו אחי איש שער ואנכי איש חלק׃
- אולי ימשני אבי והייתי בעיניו כמתעתע והבאתי עלי קללה ולא ברכה׃
- ותאמר לו אמו עלי קללתך בני אך שמע בקלי ולך קח־לי׃
- וילך ויקח ויבא לאמו ותעש אמו מטעמים כאשר אהב אביו׃
- ותקח רבקה את־בגדי עשו בנה הגדל החמדת אשר אתה בבית ותלבש את־יעקב בנה הקטן׃
- ואת ערת גדיי העזים הלבישה על־ידיו ועל חלקת צואריו׃
- ותתן את־המטעמים ואת־הלחם אשר עשתה ביד יעקב בנה׃
- ויבא אל־אביו ויאמר אבי ויאמר הנני מי אתה בני׃
- ויאמר יעקב אל־אביו אנכי עשו בכרך עשיתי כאשר דברת אלי קום־נא שבה ואכלה מצידי בעבור תברכני נפשך׃
- ויאמר יצחק אל־בנו מה־זה מהרת למצא בני ויאמר כי הקרה יהוה אלהיך לפני׃
- ויאמר יצחק אל־יעקב גשה־נא ואמשך בני האתה זה בני עשו אם־לא׃
- ויגש יעקב אל־יצחק אביו וימשהו ויאמר הקל קול יעקב והידים ידי עשו׃
- ולא הכירו כי־היו ידיו כידי עשו אחיו שערת ויברכהו׃
- ויאמר אתה זה בני עשו ויאמר אני׃
- ויאמר הגשה לי ואכלה מציד בני למען תברךך נפשי ויגש־לו ויאכל ויבא לו יין וישת׃
- ויאמר אליו יצחק אביו גשה־נא ושקה־לי בני׃
- ויגש וישק־לו וירח את־ריח בגדיו ויברכהו ויאמר ראה ריח בני כריח שדה אשר ברכו יהוה׃
- ויתן־לך האלהים מטל השמים ומשמני הארץ ורב דגן ותירש׃
- יעבדוך עמים לך לאמים הוה גביר לאחיך וישתחוו לך בני אמך ארריך ארור ומברכיך ברוך׃
- ויהי כאשר כלה יצחק לברך את־יעקב ויהי אך יצא יצא יעקב מאת פני יצחק אביו ועשו אחיו בא מצידו׃
- ויעש גם־הוא מטעמים ויבא לאביו ויאמר לאביו יקם אבי ויאכל מציד בנו בעבור תברכני נפשך׃
- ויאמר לו יצחק אביו מי־אתה ויאמר אני בנך בכרך עשו׃
- ויחרד יצחק חרדה גדלה עד־מאד ויאמר מי־אפוא הוא הצד־ציד ויבא לי ואכל מכל בטרם תבוא ואברכהו גם־ברוך יהיה׃
- כשמע עשו את־דברי אביו ויצעק צעקה גדלה ומרה עד־מאד ויאמר לאביו ברכני גם־אני אבי׃
- ויאמר בא אחיך במרמה ויקח ברכתך׃
- ויאמר הכי קרא שמו יעקב ויעקבני זה פעמים את־בכרתי לקח והנה עתה לקח ברכתי ויאמר הלא־אצלת לי ברכה׃
- ויען יצחק ויאמר לעשו הן גביר שמתיו לך ואת־כל־אחיו נתתי לו לעבדים ודגן ותירש סמכתיו ולכה אפוא מה אעשה בני׃
- ויאמר עשו אל־אביו הברכה אחת הוא־לך אבי ברכני גם־אני אבי וישא עשו קלו ויבך׃
- ויען יצחק אביו ויאמר אליו הנה משמני הארץ יהיה מושבך ומטל השמים מעל׃
- ועל־חרבך תחיה ואת־אחיך תעבד והיה כאשר תריד ופרקת עלו מעל צוארך׃
- וישטם עשו את־יעקב על־הברכה אשר ברכו אביו ויאמר עשו בלבו יקרבו ימי אבל אבי ואהרגה את־יעקב אחי׃
- ויגד לרבקה את־דברי עשו בנה הגדל ותשלח ותקרא ליעקב בנה הקטן ותאמר אליו הנה עשו אחיך מתנחם לך להרגך׃
- ועתה בני שמע בקלי וקום ברח־לך אל־לבן אחי חרנה׃
- וישבת עמו ימים אחדים עד אשר־תשוב חמת אחיך׃
- עד־שוב אף־אחיך ממך ושכח את אשר־עשית לו ושלחתי ולקחתיך משם למה אשכל גם־שניכם יום אחד׃
- ותאמר רבקה אל־יצחק קצתי בחיי מפני בנות חת אם־לקח יעקב אשה מבנות־חת כאלה מבנות הארץ למה לי חיים׃
| Genesis 27 Text (Latin)
- Senuit autem Isaac, et caligaverunt oculi ejus, et videre non poterat : vocavitque Esau filium suum majorem, et dixit ei : Fili mi ? Cui respondit : Adsum.
- Cui pater : Vides, inquit, quod senuerim, et ignorem diem mortis meæ.
- Sume arma tua, pharetram, et arcum, et egredere foras : cumque venatu aliquid apprehenderis,
- fac mihi inde pulmentum sicut velle me nosti, et affer ut comedam : et benedicat tibi anima mea antequam moriar.
- Quod cum audisset Rebecca, et ille abiisset in agrum ut jussionem patris impleret,
- dixit filio suo Jacob : Audivi patrem tuum loquentem cum Esau fratre tuo, et dicentem ei :
- Affer mihi de venatione tua, et fac cibos ut comedam, et benedicam tibi coram Domino antequam moriar.
- Nunc ergo, fili mi, acquiesce consiliis meis :
- et pergens ad gregem, affer mihi duos hædos optimos, ut faciam ex eis escas patri tuo, quibus libenter vescitur :
- quas cum intuleris, et comederit, benedicat tibi priusquam moriatur.
- Cui ille respondit : Nosti quod Esau frater meus homo pilosus sit, et ego lenis :
- si attrectaverit me pater meus, et senserit, timeo ne putet me sibi voluisse illudere, et inducam super me maledictionem pro benedictione.
- Ad quem mater : In me sit, ait, ista maledictio, fili mi : tantum audi vocem meam, et pergens, affer quæ dixi.
- Abiit, et attulit, deditque matri. Paravit illa cibos, sicut velle noverat patrem illius.
- Et vestibus Esau valde bonis, quas apud se habebat domi, induit eum :
- pelliculasque hædorum circumdedit manibus, et colli nuda protexit :
- deditque pulmentum, et panes, quos coxerat, tradidit.
- Quibus illatis, dixit : Pater mi ? At ille respondit : Audio. Quis es tu, fili mi ?
- Dixitque Jacob : Ego sum primogenitus tuus Esau : feci sicut præcepisti mihi : surge, sede, et comede de venatione mea, ut benedicat mihi anima tua.
- Rursumque Isaac ad filium suum : Quomodo, inquit, tam cito invenire potuisti, fili mi ? Qui respondit : Voluntas Dei fuit ut cito occurreret mihi quod volebam.
- Dixitque Isaac : Accede huc, ut tangam te, fili mi, et probem utrum tu sis filius meus Esau, an non.
- Accessit ille ad patrem, et palpato eo, dixit Isaac : Vox quidem, vox Jacob est : sed manus, manus sunt Esau.
- Et non cognovit eum, quia pilosæ manus similitudinem majoris expresserant. Benedicens ergo illi,
- ait : Tu es filius meus Esau ? Respondit : Ego sum.
- At ille : Affer mihi, inquit, cibos de venatione tua, fili mi, ut benedicat tibi anima mea. Quos cum oblatos comedisset, obtulit ei etiam vinum. Quo hausto,
- dixit ad eum : Accede ad me, et da mihi osculum, fili mi.
- Accessit, et osculatus est eum. Statimque ut sensit vestimentorum illius fragrantiam, benedicens illi, ait : Ecce odor filii mei sicut odor agri pleni, cui benedixit Dominus.
- Det tibi Deus de rore cæli et de pinguedine terræ abundantiam frumenti et vini.
- Et serviant tibi populi, et adorent te tribus : esto dominus fratrum tuorum, et incurventur ante te filii matris tuæ : qui maledixerit tibi, sit ille maledictus, et qui benedixerit tibi, benedictionibus repleatur.
- Vix Isaac sermonem impleverat, et egresso Jacob foras, venit Esau,
- coctosque de venatione cibos intulit patri, dicens : Surge, pater mi, et comede de venatione filii tui, ut benedicat mihi anima tua.
- Dixitque illi Isaac : Quis enim es tu ? Qui respondit : Ego sum filius tuus primogenitus Esau.
- Expavit Isaac stupore vehementi : et ultra quam credi potest admirans, ait : Quis igitur ille est qui dudum captam venationem attulit mihi, et comedi ex omnibus priusquam tu venires ; benedixique ei, et erit benedictus ?
- Auditis Esau sermonibus patris, irrugiit clamore magno : et consternatus, ait : Benedic etiam et mihi, pater mi.
- Qui ait : Venit germanus tuus fraudulenter, et accepit benedictionem tuam.
- At ille subjunxit : Juste vocatum est nomen ejus Jacob : supplantavit enim me en altera vice : primogenita mea ante tulit, et nunc secundo surripuit benedictionem meam. Rursumque ad patrem : Numquid non reservasti, ait, et mihi benedictionem ?
- Respondit Isaac : Dominum tuum illum constitui, et omnes fratres ejus servituti illius subjugavi ; frumento et vino stabilivi eum : et tibi post hæc, fili mi, ultra quid faciam ?
- Cui Esau : Num unam, inquit, tantum benedictionem habes, pater ? mihi quoque obsecro ut benedicas. Cumque ejulatu magno fleret,
- motus Isaac, dixit ad eum : In pinguedine terræ, et in rore cæli desuper,
- erit benedictio tua. Vives in gladio, et fratri tuo servies : tempusque veniet, cum excutias et solvas jugum ejus de cervicibus tuis.
- Oderat ergo semper Esau Jacob pro benedictione qua benedixerat ei pater : dixitque in corde suo : Venient dies luctus patris mei, et occidam Jacob fratrem meum.
- Nuntiata sunt hæc Rebeccæ : quæ mittens et vocans Jacob filium suum, dixit ad eum : Ecce Esau frater tuus minatur ut occidat te.
- Nunc ergo, fili mi, audi vocem meam, et consurgens fuge ad Laban fratrem meum in Haran :
- habitabisque cum eo dies paucos, donec requiescat furor fratris tui,
- et cesset indignatio ejus, obliviscaturque eorum quæ fecisti in eum : postea mittam, et adducam te inde huc : cur utroque orbabor filio in uno die ?
- Dixitque Rebecca ad Isaac : Tædet me vitæ meæ propter filias Heth : si acceperit Jacob uxorem de stirpe hujus terræ, nolo vivere.
| Genesis 27 Text (KJV)
- 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 death.
- 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 prepared, 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 firstborn; 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.
- And it came to pass, as soon as Isaac had made an end of blessing Jacob, and Jacob was yet scarce gone out from the presence of Isaac his father, that Esau his brother came in from his hunting.
- And he also had made savoury meat, and brought it unto his father, and said unto his father, Let my father arise, and eat of his son's venison, that thy soul may bless me.
- And Isaac his father said unto him, Who art thou? And he said, I am thy son, thy firstborn Esau.
- And Isaac trembled very exceedingly, and said, Who? where is he that hath taken venison, and brought it me, and I have eaten of all before thou camest, and have blessed him? yea, and he shall be blessed.
- And when Esau heard the words of his father, he cried with a great and exceeding bitter cry, and said unto his father, Bless me, even me also, O my father.
- And he said, Thy brother came with subtilty, and hath taken away thy blessing.
- And he said, Is not he rightly named Jacob? for he hath supplanted me these two times: he took away my birthright; and, behold, now he hath taken away my blessing. And he said, Hast thou not reserved a blessing for me?
- And Isaac answered and said unto Esau, Behold, I have made him thy lord, and all his brethren have I given to him for servants; and with corn and wine have I sustained him: and what shall I do now unto thee, my son?
- And Esau said unto his father, Hast thou but one blessing, my father? bless me, even me also, O my father. And Esau lifted up his voice, and wept.
- And Isaac his father answered and said unto him, Behold, thy dwelling shall be the fatness of the earth, and of the dew of heaven from above;
- And by thy sword shalt thou live, and shalt serve thy brother; and it shall come to pass when thou shalt have the dominion, that thou shalt break his yoke from off thy neck.
- And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing wherewith his father blessed him: and Esau said in his heart, The days of mourning for my father are at hand; then will I slay my brother Jacob.
- And these words of Esau her elder son were told to Rebekah: and she sent and called Jacob her younger son, and said unto him, Behold, thy brother Esau, as touching thee, doth comfort himself, purposing to kill thee.
- Now therefore, my son, obey my voice; and arise, flee thou to Laban my brother to Haran;
- And tarry with him a few days, until thy brother's fury turn away;
- Until thy brother's anger turn away from thee, and he forget that which thou hast done to him: then I will send, and fetch thee from thence: why should I be deprived also of you both in one day?
- And Rebekah said to Isaac, I am weary of my life because of the daughters of Heth: if Jacob take a wife of the daughters of Heth, such as these which are of the daughters of the land, what good shall my life do me?