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|When Isaac was old and his eyes were dim so that he could not see, he called Esau his older son, and said to him, "My son"; and he answered, "Here I am."
||וַיְהִי כִּי־זָקֵן יִצְחָק וַתִּכְהֶיןָ עֵינָיו מֵרְאֹת וַיִּקְרָא אֶת־עֵשָׂו בְּנֹו הַגָּדֹל וַיֹּאמֶר אֵלָיו בְּנִי וַיֹּאמֶר אֵלָיו הִנֵּנִי׃ ||E source Gn.27.1a (J); Gn.27.1b-2 (E)|
ISAAC blesses Jacob. Gn.27.1-29
|He said, "Behold, I am old; I do not know the day of my death.
||וַיֹּאמֶר הִנֵּה־נָא זָקַנְתִּי לֹא יָדַעְתִּי יֹום מֹותִי׃ || |
|Now then, take your weapons, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field, and hunt game for me,
||וְעַתָּה שָׂא־נָא כֵלֶיךָ תֶּלְיְךָ וְקַשְׁתֶּךָ וְצֵא הַשָּׂדֶה וְצוּדָה לִּי [כ= צֵידָה] [ק= צָיִד]׃ ||J source Gn.27.3|
|and prepare for me savory food, such as I love, and bring it to me that I may eat; that I may bless you before I die."
||וַעֲשֵׂה־לִי מַטְעַמִּים כַּאֲשֶׁר אָהַבְתִּי וְהָבִיאָה לִּי וְאֹכֵלָה בַּעֲבוּר תְּבָרֶךְךָ נַפְשִׁי בְּטֶרֶם אָמוּת׃ ||E source Gn.27.4a,c (E); Gn.27.4b (J)|
|Now Rebekah was listening when Isaac spoke to his son Esau. So when Esau went to the field to hunt for game and bring it,
||וְרִבְקָה שֹׁמַעַת בְּדַבֵּר יִצְחָק אֶל־עֵשָׂו בְּנֹו וַיֵּלֶךְ עֵשָׂו הַשָּׂדֶה לָצוּד צַיִד לְהָבִיא׃ ||J source Gn.27.5-6|
|Rebekah said to her son Jacob, "I heard your father speak to your brother Esau,
||וְרִבְקָה אָמְרָה אֶל־יַעֲקֹב בְּנָהּ לֵאמֹר הִנֵּה שָׁמַעְתִּי אֶת־אָבִיךָ מְדַבֵּר אֶל־עֵשָׂו אָחִיךָ לֵאמֹר׃ || |
|'Bring me game, and prepare for me savory food, that I may eat it, and bless you before the LORD before I die.'
||הָבִיאָה לִּי צַיִד וַעֲשֵׂה־לִי מַטְעַמִּים וְאֹכֵלָה וַאֲבָרֶכְכָה לִפְנֵי יְהוָה לִפְנֵי מֹותִי׃ ||JE source Gn.27.7|
|Now therefore, my son, obey my word as I command you.
||וְעַתָּה בְנִי שְׁמַע בְּקֹלִי לַאֲשֶׁר אֲנִי מְצַוָּה אֹתָךְ׃ ||E source Gn.27.8a (J); Gn.27.8b-14 (E)|
|Go to the flock, and fetch me two good kids, that I may prepare from them savory food for your father, such as he loves;
||לֶךְ־נָא אֶל־הַצֹּאן וְקַח־לִי מִשָּׁם שְׁנֵי גְּדָיֵי עִזִּים טֹבִים וְאֶעֱשֶׂה אֹתָם מַטְעַמִּים לְאָבִיךָ כַּאֲשֶׁר אָהֵב׃ || |
|and you shall bring it to your father to eat, so that he may bless you before he dies."
||וְהֵבֵאתָ לְאָבִיךָ וְאָכָל בַּעֲבֻר אֲשֶׁר יְבָרֶךְךָ לִפְנֵי מֹותֹו׃ || |
|But Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, "Behold, my brother Esau is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man.
||וַיֹּאמֶר יַעֲקֹב אֶל־רִבְקָה אִמֹּו הֵן עֵשָׂו אָחִי אִישׁ שָׂעִר וְאָנֹכִי אִישׁ חָלָק׃ || |
|Perhaps my father will feel me, and I shall seem to be mocking him, and bring a curse upon myself and not a blessing."
||אוּלַי יְמֻשֵּׁנִי אָבִי וְהָיִיתִי בְעֵינָיו כִּמְתַעְתֵּעַ וְהֵבֵאתִי עָלַי קְלָלָה וְלֹא בְרָכָה׃ || |
|His mother said to him, "Upon me be your curse, my son; only obey my word, and go, fetch them to me."
||וַתֹּאמֶר לֹו אִמֹּו עָלַי קִלְלָתְךָ בְּנִי אַךְ שְׁמַע בְּקֹלִי וְלֵךְ קַח־לִי׃ || |
|So he went and took them and brought them to his mother; and his mother prepared savory food, such as his father loved.
||וַיֵּלֶךְ וַיִּקַּח וַיָּבֵא לְאִמֹּו וַתַּעַשׂ אִמֹּו מַטְעַמִּים כַּאֲשֶׁר אָהֵב אָבִיו׃ || |
|Then Rebekah took the best garments of Esau her older son, which were with her in the house, and put them on Jacob her younger son;
||וַתִּקַּח רִבְקָה אֶת־בִּגְדֵי עֵשָׂו בְּנָהּ הַגָּדֹל הַחֲמֻדֹת אֲשֶׁר אִתָּהּ בַּבָּיִת וַתַּלְבֵּשׁ אֶת־יַעֲקֹב בְּנָהּ הַקָּטָן׃ ||J source Gn.27.15|
|and the skins of the kids she put upon his hands and upon the smooth part of his neck;
||וְאֵת עֹרֹת גְּדָיֵי הָעִזִּים הִלְבִּישָׁה עַל־יָדָיו וְעַל חֶלְקַת צַוָּארָיו׃ ||E source Gn.27.16-17|
|and she gave the savory food and the bread, which she had prepared, into the hand of her son Jacob.
||וַתִּתֵּן אֶת־הַמַּטְעַמִּים וְאֶת־הַלֶּחֶם אֲשֶׁר עָשָׂתָה בְּיַד יַעֲקֹב בְּנָהּ׃ || |
|So he went in to his father, and said, "My father"; and he said, "Here I am; who are you, my son?"
||וַיָּבֹא אֶל־אָבִיו וַיֹּאמֶר אָבִי וַיֹּאמֶר הִנֶּנִּי מִי אַתָּה בְּנִי׃||J source Gn.27.18a (J); Gn.27.18b-19 (E)|
|Jacob said to his father, "I am Esau your first-born. I have done as you told me; now sit up and eat of my game, that you may bless me."
||וַיֹּאמֶר יַעֲקֹב אֶל־אָבִיו אָנֹכִי עֵשָׂו בְּכֹרֶךָ עָשִׂיתִי כַּאֲשֶׁר דִּבַּרְתָּ אֵלָי קוּם־נָא שְׁבָה וְאָכְלָה מִצֵּידִי בַּעֲבוּר תְּבָרֲכַנִּי נַפְשֶׁךָ׃ || |
|But Isaac said to his son, "How is it that you have found it so quickly, my son?" He answered, "Because the LORD your God granted me success."
||וַיֹּאמֶר יִצְחָק אֶל־בְּנֹו מַה־זֶּה מִהַרְתָּ לִמְצֹא בְּנִי וַיֹּאמֶר כִּי הִקְרָה יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ לְפָנָי׃ ||J source Gn.27.20|
|Then Isaac said to Jacob, "Come near, that I may feel you, my son, to know whether you are really my son Esau or not."
||וַיֹּאמֶר יִצְחָק אֶל־יַעֲקֹב גְּשָׁה־נָּא וַאֲמֻשְׁךָ בְּנִי הַאַתָּה זֶה בְּנִי עֵשָׂו אִם־לֹא׃ ||E source Gn.27.21-22|
|So Jacob went near to Isaac his father, who felt him and said, "The voice is Jacob's voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau."
||וַיִּגַּשׁ יַעֲקֹב אֶל־יִצְחָק אָבִיו וַיְמֻשֵּׁהוּ וַיֹּאמֶר הַקֹּל קֹול יַעֲקֹב וְהַיָּדַיִם יְדֵי עֵשָׂו׃ || |
|And he did not recognize him, because his hands were hairy like his brother Esau's hands; so he blessed him.
||וְלֹא הִכִּירֹו כִּי־הָיוּ יָדָיו כִּידֵי עֵשָׂו אָחִיו שְׂעִרֹת וַיְבָרְכֵהוּ׃ ||J source Gn.27.23-27|
|He said, "Are you really my son Esau?" He answered, "I am."
||וַיֹּאמֶר אַתָּה זֶה בְּנִי עֵשָׂו וַיֹּאמֶר אָנִי׃ || |
|Then he said, "Bring it to me, that I may eat of my son's game and bless you." So he brought it to him, and he ate; and he brought him wine, and he drank.
||וַיֹּאמֶר הַגִּשָׁה לִּי וְאֹכְלָה מִצֵּיד בְּנִי לְמַעַן תְּבָרֶךְךָ נַפְשִׁי וַיַּגֶּשׁ־לֹו וַיֹּאכַל וַיָּבֵא לֹו יַיִן וַיֵּשְׁתְּ׃ || |
|Then his father Isaac said to him, "Come near and kiss me, my son."
||וַיֹּאמֶר אֵלָיו יִצְחָק אָבִיו גְּשָׁה־נָּא וּשְׁקָה־לִּי בְּנִי׃ || |
|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
is as the smell of a field which the LORD has blessed!
|וַיִּגַּשׁ וַיִּשַּׁק־לֹו וַיָּרַח אֶת־רֵיחַ בְּגָדָיו וַיְבָרֲכֵהוּ וַיֹּאמֶר |
רְאֵה רֵיחַ בְּנִי כְּרֵיחַ שָׂדֶה אֲשֶׁר בֵּרֲכֹו יְהוָה׃
|May God give you of the dew of heaven,
and of the fatness of the earth,
and plenty of grain and wine.
|וְיִתֶּן־לְךָ הָאֱלֹהִים מִטַּל הַשָּׁמַיִם וּמִשְׁמַנֵּי הָאָרֶץ |
וְרֹב דָּגָן וְתִירֹשׁ׃
|E source Gn.27.28|
|Let peoples serve you,
and nations bow down to you.
Be lord over your brothers,
and may your mother's sons bow down to you.
Cursed be every one who curses you,
and blessed be every one who blesses you!"
|יַעַבְדוּךָ עַמִּים [כ= וְיִשְׁתַּחֲוֻ] [ק= וְיִשְׁתַּחֲווּ] לְךָ לְאֻמִּים |
הֱוֵה גְבִיר לְאַחֶיךָ וְיִשְׁתַּחֲוּוּ לְךָ בְּנֵי אִמֶּךָ
אֹרְרֶיךָ אָרוּר וּמְבָרֲכֶיךָ בָּרוּךְ׃
|J source Gn.27.29a,c (J); Gn.27.29b (E)|
|As soon as Isaac had finished blessing Jacob, when Jacob had scarcely gone out from the presence of Isaac his father, Esau his brother came in from his hunting.
||וַיְהִי כַּאֲשֶׁר כִּלָּה יִצְחָק לְבָרֵךְ אֶת־יַעֲקֹב וַיְהִי אַךְ יָצֹא יָצָא יַעֲקֹב מֵאֵת פְּנֵי יִצְחָק אָבִיו וְעֵשָׂו אָחִיו בָּא מִצֵּידֹו׃ ||E source Gn.27.30a (J); Gn.27.30b-31a (E)|
Esau asks Isaac for a blessing. Gn.27.30-45
|He also prepared savory food, and brought it to his father. And he said to his father, "Let my father arise, and eat of his son's game, that you may bless me."
||וַיַּעַשׂ גַּם־הוּא מַטְעַמִּים וַיָּבֵא לְאָבִיו וַיֹּאמֶר לְאָבִיו יָקֻם אָבִי וְיֹאכַל מִצֵּיד בְּנֹו בַּעֲבוּר תְּבָרֲכַנִּי נַפְשֶׁךָ׃ ||J source Gn.27.31b (J); Gn.27.31c-32 (E)|
|His father Isaac said to him, "Who are you?" He answered, "I am your son, your first-born, Esau."
||וַיֹּאמֶר לֹו יִצְחָק אָבִיו מִי־אָתָּה וַיֹּאמֶר אֲנִי בִּנְךָ בְכֹרְךָ עֵשָׂו׃ || |
|Then Isaac trembled violently, and said, "Who was it then that hunted game and brought it to me, and I ate it all before you came, and I have blessed him? - yes, and he shall be blessed."
||וַיֶּחֱרַד יִצְחָק חֲרָדָה גְּדֹלָה עַד־מְאֹד וַיֹּאמֶר מִי־אֵפֹוא הוּא הַצָּד־צַיִד וַיָּבֵא לִי וָאֹכַל מִכֹּל בְּטֶרֶם תָּבֹוא וָאֲבָרֲכֵהוּ גַּם־בָּרוּךְ יִהְיֶה׃ ||J source Gn.27.33-34|
|When Esau heard the words of his father, he cried out with an exceedingly great and bitter cry, and said to his father, "Bless me, even me also, O my father!"
||כִּשְׁמֹעַ עֵשָׂו אֶת־דִּבְרֵי אָבִיו וַיִּצְעַק צְעָקָה גְּדֹלָה וּמָרָה עַד־מְאֹד וַיֹּאמֶר לְאָבִיו בָּרֲכֵנִי גַם־אָנִי אָבִי׃ || |
|But he said, "Your brother came with guile, and he has taken away your blessing."
||וַיֹּאמֶר בָּא אָחִיךָ בְּמִרְמָה וַיִּקַּח בִּרְכָתֶךָ׃ ||E source Gn.27.35-38a|
|Esau said, "Is he not rightly named Jacob? For he has supplanted me these two times. He took away my birthright; and behold, now he has taken away my blessing." Then he said, "Have you not reserved a blessing for me?"
||וַיֹּאמֶר הֲכִי קָרָא שְׁמֹו יַעֲקֹב וַיַּעְקְבֵנִי זֶה פַעֲמַיִם אֶת־בְּכֹרָתִי לָקָח וְהִנֵּה עַתָּה לָקַח בִּרְכָתִי וַיֹּאמַר הֲלֹא־אָצַלְתָּ לִּי בְּרָכָה׃ || |
|Isaac answered Esau, "Behold, I have made him your lord, and all his brothers I have given to him for servants, and with grain and wine I have sustained him. What then can I do for you, my son?"
||וַיַּעַן יִצְחָק וַיֹּאמֶר לְעֵשָׂו הֵן גְּבִיר שַׂמְתִּיו לָךְ וְאֶת־כָּל־אֶחָיו נָתַתִּי לֹו לַעֲבָדִים וְדָגָן וְתִירֹשׁ סְמַכְתִּיו וּלְכָה אֵפֹוא מָה אֶעֱשֶׂה בְּנִי׃ || |
|Esau said to his father, "Have you but one blessing, my father? Bless me, even me also, O my father." And Esau lifted up his voice and wept.
||וַיֹּאמֶר עֵשָׂו אֶל־אָבִיו הַבְרָכָה אַחַת הִוא־לְךָ אָבִי בָּרֲכֵנִי גַם־אָנִי אָבִי וַיִּשָּׂא עֵשָׂו קֹלֹו וַיֵּבְךְּ׃ ||J source Gn.27.38b|
|Then Isaac his father answered him: "Behold, away from the fatness of the earth shall your dwelling be,
and away from the dew of heaven on high.
|וַיַּעַן יִצְחָק אָבִיו וַיֹּאמֶר אֵלָיו |
הִנֵּה מִשְׁמַנֵּי הָאָרֶץ יִהְיֶה מֹושָׁבֶךָ וּמִטַּל הַשָּׁמַיִם מֵעָל׃
|E source Gn.27.39-41a|
|By your sword you shall live,
and you shall serve your brother;
but when you break loose
you shall break his yoke from your neck."
|וְעַל־חַרְבְּךָ תִחְיֶה וְאֶת־אָחִיךָ תַּעֲבֹד |
וְהָיָה כַּאֲשֶׁר תָּרִיד וּפָרַקְתָּ עֻלֹּו מֵעַל צַוָּארֶךָ׃
|Now Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing with which his father had blessed him, and Esau said to himself, "The days of mourning for my father are approaching; then I will kill my brother Jacob."
||וַיִּשְׂטֹם עֵשָׂו אֶת־יַעֲקֹב עַל־הַבְּרָכָה אֲשֶׁר בֵּרֲכֹו אָבִיו וַיֹּאמֶר עֵשָׂו בְּלִבֹּו יִקְרְבוּ יְמֵי אֵבֶל אָבִי וְאַהַרְגָה אֶת־יַעֲקֹב אָחִי׃ ||J source Gn.27.41a-45|
|But the words of Esau her older son were told to Rebekah; so she sent and called Jacob her younger son, and said to him, "Behold, your brother Esau comforts himself by planning to kill you.
||וַיֻּגַּד לְרִבְקָה אֶת־דִּבְרֵי עֵשָׂו בְּנָהּ הַגָּדֹל וַתִּשְׁלַח וַתִּקְרָא לְיַעֲקֹב בְּנָהּ הַקָּטָן וַתֹּאמֶר אֵלָיו הִנֵּה עֵשָׂו אָחִיךָ מִתְנַחֵם לְךָ לְהָרְגֶךָ׃ || |
|Now therefore, my son, obey my voice; arise, flee to Laban my brother in Haran,
||וְעַתָּה בְנִי שְׁמַע בְּקֹלִי וְקוּם בְּרַח־לְךָ אֶל־לָבָן אָחִי חָרָנָה׃ || |
|and stay with him a while, until your brother's fury turns away;
||וְיָשַׁבְתָּ עִמֹּו יָמִים אֲחָדִים עַד אֲשֶׁר־תָּשׁוּב חֲמַת אָחִיךָ׃ || |
|until your brother's anger turns away, and he forgets what you have done to him; then I will send, and fetch you from there. Why should I be bereft of you both in one day?"
||עַד־שׁוּב אַף־אָחִיךָ מִמְּךָ וְשָׁכַח אֵת אֲשֶׁר־עָשִׂיתָ לֹּו וְשָׁלַחְתִּי וּלְקַחְתִּיךָ מִשָּׁם לָמָה אֶשְׁכַּל גַּם־שְׁנֵיכֶם יֹום אֶחָד׃ || |
|Then Rebekah said to Isaac, "I am weary of my life because of the Hittite women. If Jacob marries one of the Hittite women such as these, one of the women of the land, what good will my life be to me?"
||וַתֹּאמֶר רִבְקָה אֶל־יִצְחָק קַצְתִּי בְחַיַּי מִפְּנֵי בְּנֹות חֵת אִם־לֹקֵחַ יַעֲקֹב אִשָּׁה מִבְּנֹות־חֵת כָּאֵלֶּה מִבְּנֹות הָאָרֶץ לָמָּה לִּי חַיִּים׃ ||P source Gn.27.46|
ISAAC sends Jacob to Laban. Gn.27.46-28.5
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