Genesis 27:1-4, 15-23 & 28:10-17
27:1 WhenI IsaacII was oldIII and his eyesIV were dimV so that he could not see,VI
he calledVII his elderVIII sonIX EsauX and said to him, “My son”;
and he answered, “Here I am.”XI
2 He said, “See,XII, XIII I am old; I do not knowXIV the dayXV of my death.XVI
3 Now then, takeXVII, XVIII your weapons,XIX your quiverXX and your bow,XXI
and go outXXII to the field,XXIII and huntXXIV gameXXV for me.
4 Then prepareXXVI for me savory food,XXVII such as I like,XXVIII and bringXXIX it to me to eat,XXX
so thatXXXI IXXXII may blessXXXIII you before I die.”XXXIV
15 Then RebekahXXXV tookXXXVI the bestXXXVII garmentsXXXVIII of her elder son Esau,
which were with her in the house,XXXIX and put them onXL her youngerXLI son Jacob;XLII
16 and she put the skinsXLIII of the kidsXLIV on his handsXLV and on the smooth partXLVI of his neck.XLVII
17 Then she handedXLVIII the savory food, and the breadXLIX that she had prepared, to her son Jacob.
18 So he went inL to his father,LI and said, “My father”;
and he said, “Here I am; who are you, my son?”
19 Jacob said to his father, “I am Esau your firstborn.LII I have doneLIII as you toldLIV me;
nowLV sit upLVI and eat of my game,LVII so that youLVIII may bless me.”
20 But Isaac said to his son, “How is it that you have foundLIX it so quickly,LX my son?”
He answered, “Because the LordLXI your GodLXII granted meLXIII success.”LXIV
21 Then Isaac said to Jacob, “Come near,LXV, LXVI that I may feelLXVII you, my son, to know whether you are really my son Esau or not.”
22 So Jacob went upLXVIII to his father Isaac, who feltLXIX him and said, “The voiceLXX is Jacob’s voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau.”
23 He did not recognizeLXXI him, because his hands wereLXXII hairyLXXIII like his brotherLXXIV Esau’s hands; so he blessed him.
28:10 Jacob leftLXXV Beer-shebaLXXVI and wentLXXVII toward Haran.LXXVIII
11 He cameLXXIX to a certain placeLXXX and stayed there for the night,LXXXI because the sunLXXXII had set.LXXXIII
Taking one of the stonesLXXXIV of the place, he putLXXXV it under his headLXXXVI and lay downLXXXVII in that place.
12 And he dreamedLXXXVIII, LXXXIX that there was a ladderXC set upXCI on the earth,XCII
the topXCIII of it reachingXCIV to heaven;XCV
andXCVI the angelsXCVII of God were ascendingXCVIII and descendingXCIX on it.
13 AndC the Lord stoodCI beside him and said, “I am the Lord, the God of AbrahamCII your father and the God of Isaac; the landCIII on which you lie I will giveCIV to you and to your offspring;CV
14 and your offspring shall be like the dustCVI of the earth, and you shall spread abroadCVII to the westCVIII
and to the eastCIX and to the northCX and to the south;CXI and all the familiesCXII of the earthCXIII shall be blessed in you and in your offspring.
15 KnowCXIV that I am with you and will keepCXV you wherever you go, and will bring you backCXVI to this land;CXVII for I will not leaveCXVIII you until I have done what I have promisedCXIX you.”
16 Then Jacob woke from his sleep and said, “Surely the Lord is in this place—and I did not knowCXX it!” 17 And he was afraid,CXXI and said, “How awesome isCXXII this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gateCXXIII of heaven.”
Image credit: “Jacob Deceives Isaac” by Richard Gunther.