|Genesis 27 |
1 Now 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 to him," My son!" And he said to him, "Here I am."
2 And he said, "Behold now, I am old, I do not know the time of my death.
3 Now therefore, I pray you, take your weapons, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the country and hunt some game for me,
4 And make me tasty food, such as I love, and bring it to me to eat, so that I may give you my blessing before I die."
5 But Rebekah heard what Isaac spoke to Esau his son; and when Esau went to the country to hunt for game and bring it,
6 Rebekah spoke to Jacob her son, saying, "Behold, I heard your father speak to Esau your brother, saying,
7 'Bring me game and make me tasty food, so that I may eat and give you my blessing before the LORD before my death.'
8 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice as I command you.
9 Go now to the flock, and bring me two good kids of the goats; and I will make them into tasty food for your father, such as he loves.
10 And you shall bring it to your father, so that he may eat it and give you his blessing before his death."
11 And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, "Listen, Esau my brother is a hairy man and I am a smooth man.
12 What if my father should feel me by chance, and I would seem to be a deceiver to him, and I would bring his curse upon me and not a blessing."
13 And his mother said to him, "Let your curse be on me, my son; only obey my voice, and go and fetch them."
14 So he went and brought them to his mother; and his mother made tasty food, such as his father loved.
15 Then Rebekah took the best clothes of her eldest son Esau, which were with her in the house, and put them upon Jacob her younger son.
16 And she put the skins of the kids of the goats upon his hands and upon the smooth part of his neck.
17 And she gave the tasty food and the bread, which she had prepared, into the hand of her son Jacob.
18 Then he came to his father, and said, "My father." And he said, "Here am I. Who are you, my son?"
19 And Jacob said to his father, "I am Esau your firstborn; I have done as you told me. Arise, I pray you, sit and eat of my game, so that you may give me your blessing."
20 And Isaac said to his son, "How is it that you have found it so quickly, my son?" And he said, "Because the LORD your God brought it to me."
21 And Isaac said to Jacob, "Come near, I pray you, that I may feel you, my son, whether you are my son Esau or not."
22 So Jacob went near Isaac his father, and he felt him, and said, "The voice is Jacob's voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau."
23 And he did not recognize him, because his hands were hairy like his brother Esau's hands; so he blessed him.
24 Then he said, "Are you 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 I may give you my blessing. And he brought it 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 clothes and blessed him and said, "See, the smell of my son is like the smell of a field that the LORD has blessed.
28 Therefore may God give you the dew of the heavens and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of grain and wine;
29 Let people serve you and nations bow down to you; be lord over your brethren and let your mother's sons bow down to you. Let everyone be cursed who curses you and blessed who blesses you."
30 Now as soon as Isaac had finished blessing Jacob, and Jacob had scarcely gone out of the presence of Isaac his father, that Esau his brother came in from his hunting.
31 And he had also made tasty food and brought it to his father and said to him, "Let my father arise and eat of his son's game, so that you may bless me."
32 And Isaac his father said to him, "Who are you?" And he said, "I am your son, your firstborn Esau."
33 Then Isaac trembled violently, and said, "Who is it that has taken game and brought it me? I have eaten before you came, and have blessed him. Yes, and he shall be blessed."
34 When Esau heard the words of his father, he cried out with a great and exceeding bitter cry and said to his father, "Bless me, even me also, O my father!"
35 And he said, "Your brother came with subtlety, and has taken away your blessing."
36 And he said, "Is he not rightly named Jacob? For he has supplanted me two times: he took away my birthright, and now he has taken away my blessing!" And he said, "Have you not reserved a blessing for me?"
37 But Isaac answered and said to Esau, "Behold, I have made him your lord, and I have given him all his brethren for servants, and I have sustained him with grain and wine. What shall I do now for you, my son?"
38 And Esau said to his father, "Do you have only one blessing, my father? Bless me, even me also, O my father." And Esau lifted up his voice, and wept.
39 And Isaac his father answered and said to him, "Behold, your dwelling shall come from the fatness of the earth and from the dew of the heavens above;
40 And you shall live by your sword and shall serve your brother. But it shall come to pass that you will become restless, and you shall break his yoke from off your neck."1
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 near. Then I will slay my brother Jacob."
42 Now when these words of Esau her elder son were told to Rebekah, she called Jacob her younger son and said to him, "Behold, your brother Esau comforts himself concerning you by intending to kill you.
43 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice; arise and flee to Laban my brother in Haran;
44 And stay with him for a while, until your brother's fury turns away.
45 When your brother's anger turns away from you and he forgets what you have done to him, then I will send and bring you back from there. Why should I be deprived of you both in one day?"
46 Then Rebekah said to Isaac, "I am weary of my life because of the daughters of Heth! If Jacob takes a wife from the daughters of Heth, such as these who are of the women of this land, what good will my life be to me?"
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1 you shall break his yoke from off your neck. Jacob, signifying the 2nd (spiritual birth in a man), shall rule over Esau (the first birth). But there shall come a time when Esau shall break the yoke of Jacob off his neck. So the Jews lost the spiritual birth and took on the Spirit of Esau, which killed the prophets and killed Jesus. So too, did Christendom, lose the spiritual birth and take on the rough nature of Esau, killing by the sword those truly of the spiritual birth: I saw the woman drunk with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus, Rev 17:6.
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