1 Senuit autem Isaac, et caligaverunt oculi eius, et videre non poterat. Vocavitque Esau filium suum maiorem et dixit ei: "Fili mi" Qui respondit: "Adsum"
2 Cui pater: "Vides, inquit, quod senuerim et ignorem diem mortis meae;
3 sume arma tua, pharetram et arcum, et egredere in agrum. Cumque venatu aliquid apprehenderis,
4 fac mihi inde pulmentum, sicut velle me nosti, et affer, ut comedam; et benedicat tibi anima mea, antequam moriar"
5 Rebecca autem audierat Isaac loquentem cum Esau filio suo. Esau ergo abiit in agrum, ut venationem caperet et offerret eam.
6 Rebecca autem dixit filio suo Iacob: "Ecce, audivi patrem tuum loquentem cum Esau fratre tuo et dicentem ei:
7 "Affer mihi venationem tuam et fac cibos, ut comedam et benedicam tibi coram Domino, antequam moriar".
8 Nunc ergo, fili mi, audi vocem meam in eo, quod praecipio tibi.
9 Pergens ad gregem affer mihi duos haedos optimos, ut faciam ex eis escas patri tuo, quibus libenter vescitur.
10 Quas cum intuleris patri tuo, et comederit, benedicat tibi, priusquam moriatur"
11 Cui ille respondit: "Nosti quod Esau frater meus homo pilosus sit, et ego lenis.
12 Si attrectaverit me pater meus et senserit, timeo, ne putet me sibi voluisse illudere; et inducam super me maledictionem pro benedictione"
13 Ad quem mater: "In me sit, ait, ista maledictio, fili mi; tantum audi vocem meam et perge afferque, quae dixi"
14 Abiit et attulit deditque matri. Paravit illa cibos, sicut noverat velle patrem illius.
15 Et vestibus Esau valde bonis, quas apud se habebat domi, induit eum
16 pelliculasque haedorum circumdedit manibus et colli nuda protexit;
17 dedit pulmentum optimum et panes, quos coxerat, in manus filii sui Iacob.
18 Qui ingressus ad patrem suum dixit: "Pater mi" At ille respondit: "Audio. Quis es tu, fili mi?"
19 Dixitque Iacob ad patrem suum: "Ego sum Esau primogenitus tuus. Feci sicut praecepisti mihi; surge, sede et comede de venatione mea, ut benedicat mihi anima tua"
20 Rursum Isaac ad filium suum: "Quomodo, inquit, tam cito invenire potuisti, fili mi?" Qui respondit: "Voluntas Domini Dei tui fuit, ut occurreret mihi"
21 Dixitque Isaac ad Iacob: "Accede huc, ut tangam te, fili mi, et probem, utrum tu sis filius meus Esau an non"
22 Accessit ille ad patrem, et, palpato eo, dixit Isaac: "Vox quidem, vox Iacob est, sed manus, manus sunt Esau"
23 Et non cognovit eum, quia pilosae manus similitudinem maioris expresserant. Benedixit ergo illi.
24 Ait: "Tu es filius meus Esau?" Respondit: "Ego sum"
25 At ille: "Affer, inquit, mihi, et comedam de venatione tua, fili mi, ut benedicat tibi anima mea" Quos cum oblatos comedisset, obtulit ei etiam vinum. Quo hausto,
26 dixit ad eum Isaac pater eius: "Accede ad me et da mihi osculum, fili mi"
27 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.
28 Det tibi Deus de rore caeli et de pinguedine terrae et abundantiam frumenti et vini.
29 Et serviant tibi populi, et adorent te nationes; esto dominus fratrum tuorum, et incurventur ante te filii matris tuae. Qui maledixerit tibi, sit maledictus; et, qui benedixerit tibi, sit benedictus!"
30 Vix Isaac benedictionem Iacob finierat, et Iacob egressus erat a patre suo Isaac, venit Esau frater eius
31 coctosque de venatione cibos intulit patri dicens: "Surge, pater mi, et comede de venatione filii tui, ut benedicat mihi anima tua"
32 Dixitque illi Isaac pater eius: "Quis enim es tu?" Qui respondit: "Ego sum filius tuus primogenitus Esau"
33 Expavit Isaac stupore vehementi ultra modum et ait: "Quis igitur ille est, qui dudum captam venationem attulit mihi, et comedi ex omnibus, priusquam tu venires? Benedixique ei, et erit benedictus!"
34 Auditis Esau sermonibus patris, irrugiit clamore magno et amaro ultra modum et ait patri suo: "Benedic etiam mihi, pater mi!"
35 Qui ait: "Venit germanus tuus fraudulenter et accepit benedictionem tuam"
36 At ille subiunxit: "Iuste vocatum est nomen eius Iacob; supplantavit enim me en altera vice: primogenita mea ante tulit et nunc secundo surripuit benedictionem meam" Rursumque ait: "Numquid non reservasti mihi benedictionem?"
37 Respondit Isaac: "Ecce, dominum tuum illum constitui et omnes fratres eius servituti illius subiugavi; frumento et vino stabilivi eum. Et tibi post haec, fili mi, ultra quid faciam?"
38 Dixitque Esau ad patrem suum: "Num unam tantum benedictionem habes, pater mi? Mihi quoque obsecro, ut benedicas!" Cumque eiulatu magno fleret,
39 motus Isaac dixit ad eum: "Ecce, procul a pinguedine terrae erit habitatio tua et procul a rore caeli desuper.
40 De gladio tuo vives et fratri tuo servies. Tempusque veniet, cum excutias et solvas iugum eius de cervicibus tuis"
41 Oderat ergo Esau Iacob pro benedictione, qua benedixerat ei pater, dixitque in corde suo: "Appropinquabunt dies luctus patris mei, et occidam Iacob fratrem meum"
42 Nuntiata sunt Rebeccae verba Esau filii eius maioris, quae mittens et vocans Iacob filium suum minorem dixit ad eum: "Ecce, Esau frater tuus minatur, ut occidat te.
43 Nunc ergo, fili mi, audi vocem meam et consurgens fuge ad Laban fratrem meum in Charran;
44 habitabisque cum eo dies paucos, donec requiescat furor fratris tui,
45 et cesset indignatio eius, obliviscaturque eorum, quae fecisti in eum. Postea mittam et adducam te inde huc. Cur utroque orbabor filio in uno die?"
46 Dixit quoque Rebecca ad Isaac: "Taedet me vitae meae propter filias Heth; si acceperit Iacob uxorem de filiabus Heth sicut istis de filiabus terrae, nolo vivere"
King James Version
1 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.
2 And he said, Behold now, I am old, I know not the day of my death:
3 Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison;
4 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.
5 And Rebekah heard when Isaac spake to Esau his son. And Esau went to the field to hunt for venison, and to bring it.
6 ¶ And Rebekah spake unto Jacob her son, saying, Behold, I heard thy father speak unto Esau thy brother, saying,
7 Bring me venison, and make me savoury meat, that I may eat, and bless thee before the LORD before my death.
8 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice according to that which I command thee.
9 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:
10 And thou shalt bring it to thy father, that he may eat, and that he may bless thee before his death.
11 And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man:
12 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.
13 And his mother said unto him, Upon me be thy curse, my son: only obey my voice, and go fetch me them.
14 And he went, and fetched, and brought them to his mother: and his mother made savoury meat, such as his father loved.
15 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:
16 And she put the skins of the kids of the goats upon his hands, and upon the smooth of his neck:
17 And she gave the savoury meat and the bread, which she had prepared, into the hand of her son Jacob.
18 ¶ And he came unto his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I; who art thou, my son?
19 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.
20 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.
21 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.
22 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.
23 And he discerned him not, because his hands were hairy, as his brother Esau's hands: so he blessed him.
24 And he said, Art thou my very son Esau? And he said, I am.
25 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.
26 And his father Isaac said unto him, Come near now, and kiss me, my son.
27 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:
28 Therefore God give thee of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine:
29 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.
30 ¶ 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.
31 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.
32 And Isaac his father said unto him, Who art thou? And he said, I am thy son, thy firstborn Esau.
33 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.
34 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.
35 And he said, Thy brother came with subtilty, and hath taken away thy blessing.
36 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?
37 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?
38 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.
39 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;
40 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.
41 ¶ 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.
42 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.
43 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice; and arise, flee thou to Laban my brother to Haran;
44 And tarry with him a few days, until thy brother's fury turn away;
45 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?
46 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?