1 And when Izhak was olde, and his eyes were dimme (so that he coulde not see) he called Esau his eldest sonne, and sayde vnto him, My sonne; he answered him, I am here.
2 Then he sayd, Beholde, I am nowe olde, and knowe not the day of my death:
3 Wherefore nowe, I pray thee take thine instrumentes, thy quiuer and thy bowe, and get thee to the fielde, that thou mayest take mee some venison.
4 And make me savoury meat, such as I love, and bring [it] to me, that I may eat; that my
5 (Nowe Rebekah heard, when Izhak spake to Esau his sonne) and Esau went into the fielde to hunt for venison, and to bring it.
6 Then Rebekah spake vnto Iaakob her sonne, saying, Beholde, I haue heard thy father talking with Esau thy brother, saying,
7 Bring mee venision, and make mee sauourie meate, that I may eate and blesse thee before the Lord, afore my death.
8 Nowe therefore, my sonne, heare my voyce in that which I command thee.
10 Then shalt thou bring it to thy father, and he shal eate, to the intent that he may blesse thee before his death.
11 But Iaakob sayde to Rebekah his mother, Beholde, Esau my brother is rough, and I am smoothe.
12 My father may possibly feele me, and I shal seem to him to be a mocker: so shall I bring a curse vpon me, and not a blessing.
13 And his mother said unto him,
14 So he went and set them, and brought them to his mother: and his mother made pleasant meat, such as his father loued.
15 And Rebekah tooke faire clothes of her elder sonne Esau, which were in her house, and clothed Iaakob her yonger sonne:
16 And she couered his hands and the smoothe of his necke with the skinnes of the kiddes of the goates.
17 Afterward she put the pleasant meate and bread, which she had prepared, in the hand of her sonne Iaakob.
18 And when he came to his father, he sayd, My father. Who answered, I am here: who art thou, my sonne?
19 And Jacob said unto his father,
20 Then Izhak said vnto his sonne, Howe hast thou founde it so quickly my sonne? Who sayde, Because the Lorde thy God brought it to mine hande.
21 Againe sayde Izhak vnto Iaakob, Come neere nowe, that I may feele thee, my sonne, whether thou be that my sonne Esau or not.
22 And Jacob went near unto Isaac his father; and he felt him, and said, The
23 (For he knewe him not, because his hands were rough as his brother Esaus hands: wherefore he blessed him)
24 Againe he sayd, Art thou that my sonne Esau? Who answered, Yea.
25 Then said he, Bring it me hither, and I will eate of my sonnes venison, that my soule may blesse thee; he brought it to him, and he ate: also he brought him wine, and he dranke.
26 Afterward his father Izhak sayd vnto him, Come neere nowe, and kisse me, my sonne.
27 And hee came neere and kissed him. Then he smelled the sauour of his garmentes, and blessed him, and sayde, Behold, the smell of my sonne is as the smell of a fielde, which the Lorde hath blessed.
28 God giue thee therefore of the dewe of heauen, and the fatnesse of the earth, and plentie of wheate and wine.
29 Let people bee thy seruantes, and nations bowe vnto thee: be Lorde ouer thy brethren, and let thy mothers children honour thee. Cursed be he that curseth thee, and blessed be he that blesseth thee.
30 And when Izhak had made an ende of blessing Iaakob, and Iaakob was scarce gone out from the presence of Izhak his father, then came Esau his brother from his hunting,
31 And hee also prepared sauourie meate and brought it to his father, and sayd vnto his father, Let my father arise, and eat of his sonnes venison, that thy soule may blesse me.
32 But his father Izhak sayde vnto him, Who art thou? And he answered, I am thy sonne, euen thy first borne Esau.
33 And Isaac
34 When Esau heard the wordes of his father, he cryed out with a great crye and bitter, out of measure, and sayde vnto his father, Blesse me, euen me also, my father.
35 Who answered, Thy brother came with subtiltie, and hath taken away thy blessing.
36 And he said, Is not he rightly named
37 And Isaac answered and said unto Esau, Behold, I have made him
38 Then Esau sayde vnto his father, Hast thou but one blessing my father? blesse mee, euen me also, my father: and Esau lifted vp his voyce, and wept.
39 Then Izhak his father answered, and sayde vnto him, Behold, the fatnesse of the earth shal be thy dwelling place, and thou shalt haue of the dewe of heauen from aboue.
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;
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,
43 Now therefore my sonne, heare my voyce, arise, & flee thou to Haran to my brother Laban,
44 And tarie with him a while vntill thy brothers fiercenesse be swaged,
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
46 And Rebekah said to Isaac, I am weary of my life because of the