Genesis Chapter 27 (Review)

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  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.

Then when Isaac grew old, his eyes degraded to the point where he totally lacked vision, he called unto Esau, and Esau responded.

  1. And he said, Behold now, I am old, I know not the day of my death:

I am old and I will soon die. I just don’t know the exact day.

  1. now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison;

So, get your tools and hunt down deer-meat for me.

  1. and make me savory meat, such as I love, and bring it to me, that I may eat; that my soul may bless thee before I die.

Make it for me the way I like it, let my soul bless you before I die (Your human activities can bring blessings). Now Isaac is unaware that Esau has sold his birth right.

Bless could refer to –considering that Isaac might die soon- making one the heir to all he has. Both physically and spiritually.

  1. And Rebekah heard when Isaac spake to Esau his son. And Esau went to the field to hunt for venison, and to bring it.

Then Esau went to the field to hunt. But Rebecca heard what Isaac had told him.

  1. And Rebekah spake unto Jacob her son, saying, Behold, I heard thy father speak unto Esau thy brother, saying,
  2. Bring me venison, and make me savory meat, that I may eat, and bless thee before the Lord before my death.
  3. Now therefore, my son, obey my voice according to that which I command thee.
  4. Go now to the flock, and fetch me from thence two good kids of the goats; and I will make them savory meat for thy father, such as he loveth:

She called unto Jacob and relayed the story to him. She wanted her favourite child to be the one with the blessing and she was working in line with her inquiry results of the Lord.
Then she said. Jacob, just do what I tell you to do and don’t ask questions.
Go to the flock and get two kid goats…ill make it the way your father likes it.

  1. and thou shalt bring it to thy father, that he may eat, and that he may bless thee before his death.

And you’ll take it to him and let him eat, so he may bless you before he dies.

  1. And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man:

And he said…but Esau is hairy and I am smooth.

  1. 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.

Father will touch me, see I am smooth, call me a deceiver and curse me.

  1. And his mother said unto him, Upon me be thy curse, my son: only obey my voice, and go fetch me them.

Then she said…if there’s a curse, it would be upon me…just do as I have told you to do.

  1. And he went, and fetched, and brought them to his mother: and his mother made savory meat, such as his father loved.

Then he did as she commanded him and she made the meat as Isaac loved.

  1. 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:

Then she took Esau’s cloth and put it upon Jacob.

  1. and she put the skins of the kids of the goats upon his hands, and upon the smooth of his neck:

And she as well took the skin of the goats she just killed and put it on Joseph. Giving him the hairy feel with Esau’s cloth which would bring about Esau’s scent.

  1. and she gave the savory meat and the bread, which she had prepared, into the hand of her son Jacob.
  2. And he came unto his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I; who art thou, my son?
  3. 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.

Then Jacob took the meal unto his father and called unto him. And Isaac said…who are you? and he said I am Esau. Your first born. I have done what you told me to do. Now eat.

  1. 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.

And Isaac asked….how were you able to kill it so fast? And he said…the Lord brought it my way.

  1. 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.

Then Isaac said. Come come come, let me feel you. That way, I would know if truly you’re Esau.

  1. 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.

On feeling him, Isaac said…this is Jacobs voice…but esaus hands.

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  1. And he discerned him not, because his hands were hairy, as his brother Esau’s hands: so he blessed him.

And he couldn’t tell.

  1. And he said, Art thou my very son Esau? And he said, I am.

And he asked him. Are you Esau?…and he answered in affirmative.

  1. 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.

Bring the food let me eat and bless you. And Jacob gave him the food and wine as well.

  1. And his father Isaac said unto him, Come near now, and kiss me, my son.

When he was done eating, said…come and kiss me boy.

  1. 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:

And when Jacob went to kiss him, he smelt ‘field’ on his garment and blessed him….and said my son smells like a field which the lord hath blessed.

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  1. therefore God give thee of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine:
  2. 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.

God give you the dew of heaven, fatness of earth, corn and wine. People will serve you. Nations will bow to you, all the children of your mother will bow down to you. Anyone who curses you is cursed. Anyone who blesses you is blessed.

  1. 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.

Just as Isaac finished blessing Jacob, Jacob hadn’t even gone too far from Isaac when Esau stepped in.

  1. And he also had made savory 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.

And he made the meat the way Isaac likes it and said….eat, that you may bless me.

  1. And Isaac his father said unto him, who art thou? And he said, I am thy son, thy firstborn, Esau.

And Isaac said…who are you?…and he said I am Esau. Your first born.

  1. 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.

And Isaac trembled EXCEEDINGLY and asked where is the person who just brought meat to me? I have blessed him already and he will be blessed. (Because I have eaten of the meat).

  1. 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.

When Esau heard that, he cried an EXCEEDING BITTER CRY …and he said…bless me still…(he summed up the selling of birth right and this. Because now, Jacob did get the birth right blessings).

  1. And he said, Thy brother came with subtilty, and hath taken away thy blessing.

And Isaac said…your brother came in cunningly and took your blessing.

  1. And he said, is not he rightly named Jacob? For he hath supplanted me these two times: he took away my birth right; and, behold, now he hath taken away my blessing. And he said, Hast thou not reserved a blessing for me?

Esau said We named him the right name (deceiver) and now he took my birthright and my blessing. Father… Is there no blessing left for me?

  1. 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?

And Isaac said..I have made him your lord. I said all his mother’s brethren would bow down to him…he would have enough corn and wine. What’s there to say to you again?

  1. 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.

Esau still cried out loud and asked …there has to be a blessing left for me.

  1. 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;

Then his persistence paid off. Isaac did all he could to bless Esau in such a way that it would not contradict the blessing on Jacob.

You will live away from, and lack the fatness of the earth and dew of heaven (which I have already given to your brother).

  1. 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.

You will live by your sword (battles upon battles) you will serve you brother….AND IT WILL COME TO PASS WHEN (NOT IF) YOU HAVE DOMINION, WHEN YOU GROW RESTLESS…WHEN YOU TEAR YOURSELF LOSE…WHEN YOU CAN’T TAKE IT ANY MORE, YOU SHALL BREAK OFF THE YOKE, BREAK LOOSE AND RUN FREE.

  1. 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.

Then Esau hated Jacob for that which he had done and he said he will kill Jacob.

  1. 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.
  2. Now therefore, my son, obey my voice; and arise, flee thou to Laban my brother to Haran;

One who heard what Esau said then went and told it to Rebecca. And she called unto Jacob and told him, Esau wants to kill you. Just obey me and ask no questions. Go to haran and stay with my brother Laban.

  1. and tarry with him a few days, until thy brother’s fury turn away;

Stay with him ‘a few days’ –the few days that Laban and mother wanted Rebecca to stay when Abraham’s servant came. Till your brothers anger comes down.

  1. 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?

Till your brother forgets what you have done (when he forgets, the anger would come down, meaning he would forgive) then, I will send for you. Why should I lose you both in one day. (Wouldn’t she be losing one?…if Esau killed Jacob. But to her, Esau was lost already. Gone.).

  1. 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?

These daughters of Heth are stressing me. Jacob shouldn’t take a wife from them.

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