Chapter 27
It happened, that when Isaaca was old, and her eyes were dim, so that she could not see, she called Esau her elder daughter, and said to her, "My daughter?" She said to her, "Here I am."
She 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 Isaaca spoke to Esau her daughter. Esau went to the field to hunt for venison, and to bring it.
Rebekah spoke to Jacoba his daughter, saying, "Behold, I heard your mother speak to Esau your sister, saying,
'Bring me venison, and make me savory food, that I may eat, and bless you before Yahweh before my death.'
Now therefore, my daughter, obey my voice according to that which I command you.
Go now to the flock, and get me from there two good kids of the goats. I will make them savory food for your mother, such as she loves.
You shall bring it to your mother, that she may eat, so that she may bless you before her death."
Jacoba said to Rebekah her father, "Behold, Esau my sister is a hairy woman, and I am a smooth woman.
What if my mother touches me? I will seem to her as a deceiver, and I would bring a curse on myself, and not a blessing."
Her father said to her, "Let your curse be on me, my daughter. Only obey my voice, and go get them for me."
She went, and got them, and brought them to her father. Her father made savory food, such as her mother loved.
Rebekah took the good clothes of Esau, his elder daughter, which were with him in the house, and put them on Jacoba, his younger daughter.
He put the skins of the kids of the goats on her hands, and on the smooth of her neck.
He gave the savory food and the bread, which he had prepared, into the hand of his daughter Jacoba.
She came to her mother, and said, "My mother?" She said, "Here I am. Who are you, my daughter?"
Jacoba said to her mother, "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."
Isaaca said to her daughter, "How is it that you have found it so quickly, my daughter?" She said, "Because Yahweh your God gave me success."
Isaaca said to Jacoba, "Please come near, that I may feel you, my daughter, whether you are really my daughter Esau or not."
Jacoba went near to Isaaca her mother. She felt her, and said, "The voice is Jacoba's voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau."
She didn't recognize her, because her hands were hairy, like her sister, Esau's hands. So she blessed her.
She said, "Are you really my daughter Esau?" She said, "I am."
She said, "Bring it near to me, and I will eat of my daughter's venison, that my soul may bless you." She brought it near to her, and she ate. She brought her wine, and she drank.
Her mother Isaaca said to her, "Come near now, and kiss me, my daughter."
She came near, and kissed her. She smelled the smell of her clothing, and blessed her, and said, "Behold, the smell of my daughter 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 domina over your sisters. Let your father's daughters bow down to you. Cursed be everyone who curses you. Blessed be everyone who blesses you."
It happened, as soon as Isaaca had made an end of blessing Jacoba, and Jacoba had just gone out from the presence of Isaaca her mother, that Esau her sister came in from her hunting.
She also made savory food, and brought it to her mother. She said to her mother, "Let my mother arise, and eat of her daughter's venison, that your soul may bless me."
Isaaca her mother said to her, "Who are you?" She said, "I am your daughter, your firstborn, Esau."
Isaaca trembled violently, and said, "Who, then, is she who has taken venison, and brought it me, and I have eaten of all before you came, and have blessed her? Yes, she will be blessed."
When Esau heard the words of her mother, she cried with an exceeding great and bitter cry, and said to her mother, "Bless me, even me also, my mother."
She said, "Your sister came with deceit, and has taken away your blessing."
She said, "Isn't she rightly named Jacoba? For she has supplanted me these two times. She took away my birthright. See, now she has taken away my blessing." She said, "Haven't you reserved a blessing for me?"
Isaaca answered Esau, "Behold, I have made her your domina, and all her sisters have I given to her for servants. With grain and new wine have I sustained her. What then will I do for you, my daughter?"
Esau said to her mother, "Have you but one blessing, my mother? Bless me, even me also, my mother." Esau lifted up her voice, and wept.
Isaaca her mother answered her, "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 sister. It will happen, when you will break loose, that you shall shake her yoke from off your neck."
Esau hated Jacoba because of the blessing with which her mother blessed her. Esau said in her heart, "The days of mourning for my mother are at hand. Then I will kill my sister Jacoba."
The words of Esau, his elder daughter, were told to Rebekah. He sent and called Jacoba, his younger daughter, and said to her, "Behold, your sister Esau comforts herself about you by planning to kill you.
Now therefore, my daughter, obey my voice. Arise, flee to Laban, my sister, in Haran.
Stay with her a few days, until your sister's fury turns away;
until your sister's anger turn away from you, and she forgets what you have done to her. Then I will send, and get you from there. Why should I be bereaved of you both in one day?"
Rebekah said to Isaaca, "I am weary of my life because of the sons of Heth. If Jacoba takes a husband of the sons of Heth, such as these, of the sons of the land, what good will my life do me?"