1 Now when Isaac was old, and his eyes had become so dim that he could not see, he called Esau his older son and said to him, My son. And he said to him, Here I am.
2 And he said, Behold now, I am old, and I do not know the day of my death.
3 Now then, please take your weapons, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field, and hunt game for me,
4 And prepare for me a tasty meal, such as I love, and bring it to me to eat, so that I may bless you before I die.
5 Now Rebekah had been listening when Isaac spoke to Esau his son. So when Esau went to the field to hunt for game to bring it home,
6 Rebekah spoke to Jacob her son, saying, I just heard your father speaking to Esau your brother, saying,
7 Bring me game, and prepare for me a tasty meal so that I may eat it and bless you before Jehovah before my death.
8 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice, according to that which I command you.
9 Go now to the flock, and take two choice kids for me from there, and I will prepare them as a tasty meal for your father, such as he loves.
10 Then you shall bring it to your father to eat, so that he may bless you 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 Perhaps my father will feel me, and I will be as a deceiver in his sight, and I will bring upon myself a curse and not a blessing.
13 And his mother said to him, Your curse be on me, my son; only obey my voice, and go, get them for me.
14 And he went and got them and brought them to his mother; and his mother prepared a tasty meal, such as his father loved.
15 And Rebekah took the best clothes of Esau her older son, which were with her in the house, and put them on Jacob her younger son.
16 And she put the skins of the kids on his hands and on the smooth part of his neck.
17 And she put the tasty meal and the bread that she had prepared into the hand of Jacob her son.
18 And he came to his father and said, My father. And he said, Here I am. Who are you, my son?
19 And Jacob said to his father, I am Esau your firstborn; I have done as you told me. Now rise up; sit up and eat some of my game, so that you may bless me.
20 And Isaac said to his son, How is it that you have found it so quickly, my son? And he said, Because Jehovah your God put it in my way.
21 And Isaac said to Jacob, Please come near that I may feel you, my son, to know whether you are really my son Esau or not.
22 And Jacob came near to Isaac his father. And he felt him and said, The voice is Jacob’s voice, but the hands are Esau’s hands.