Bibelen på hverdagsdansk

1. Mosebog 27:1-46

Jakob snyder sin far og får den førstefødtes velsignelse

1Da Isak var blevet gammel og ikke længere kunne se, kaldte han en dag sin ældste søn, Esau, til sig.

„Min søn!” sagde han.

„Ja, hvad er der, far?” svarede Esau.

2„Jeg er nu en gammel mand og kan dø når som helst. 3Tag din bue og dine pile og gå ud og skyd mig et stykke vildt. 4Tilbered så en lækker ret mad—sådan som jeg kan lide den. Bring den så her, så jeg kan nyde den og give dig min velsignelse, inden jeg dør.”

5Nu stod Rebekka imidlertid og lyttede, da Isak talte til Esau. Så da Esau gik ud for at skyde noget vildt til sin far, 6kaldte hun på Jakob og sagde: „Jeg hørte din far sige til din bror: 7‚Skyd mig et stykke vildt og tilbered det, så jeg kan spise det. Bagefter vil jeg give dig Herrens velsignelse, inden jeg dør.’ 8Men hør nu godt efter, Jakob, og gør nøjagtig, som jeg siger: 9Gå ud og hent mig to af de bedste gedekid fra flokken, så skal jeg lave en lækker ret mad, sådan som din far kan lide den. 10Derefter skal du servere maden for din far, så han kan nyde den og give dig velsignelsen, inden han dør.”

11„Jamen mor,” indvendte Jakob. „Esaus hud er jo lige så lodden, som min er glat. 12Hvad nu, hvis far føler på mig? Så opdager han, at jeg bedrager ham, og så får jeg en forbandelse i stedet for en velsignelse.”

13Men hans mor svarede: „Forbandelsen tager jeg på mig! Bare gør, som jeg siger. Gå nu ud og hent de gedekid!”

14Så gik Jakob ud og hentede kiddene og gav hende dem, hvorefter hun tilberedte en lækker ret mad, sådan som hans far kunne lide den. 15Dernæst tog hun Esaus bedste tøj og gav Jakob det på. 16Hans glatte arme og hals dækkede hun med skindet fra gedekiddene. 17Så rakte hun ham den lækre mad og det brød, hun havde bagt. 18Han gik så ind med det og sagde: „Værsgo, far!”

„Tak!” sagde Isak. „Hvem er det, der taler?”

19„Det er Esau, din ældste søn!” svarede Jakob. „Jeg har gjort, som du sagde! Sæt dig nu op og spis vildtet, så du kan give mig din velsignelse!”

20„Hvordan bar du dig ad med at klare det så hurtigt, min søn?”

„Herren, din Gud, sendte byttet lige i armene på mig!” svarede Jakob.

21„Kom nærmere,” sagde Isak, „så jeg kan røre ved dig og mærke, om det virkelig er dig, Esau!” 22Så gik Jakob hen til sin far, og Isak følte på ham. „Det er Jakobs stemme, men Esaus arme,” sagde han undrende.

23Han genkendte ikke Jakob på grund af de behårede arme, som jo måtte være Esaus. Inden Isak velsignede ham, 24spurgte han igen:

„Det er Esau, ikke?”

„Jo, selvfølgelig!” svarede Jakob.

25„Giv mig da maden, så jeg kan spise den og velsigne dig.”

Jakob rakte ham maden og vinen, og han spiste og drak. 26Bagefter sagde Isak: „Kom hen og kys mig på kinden, min dreng!” 27Da Jakob kom hen for at kysse sin far på kinden, kunne Isak mærke duften af Esaus tøj, og han velsignede ham med ordene:

„Duften af min søn er som duften af den jord, Herren har velsignet. 28Gud vil velsigne din afgrøde med væde fra himlen og næring fra jorden. Du får korn og vin i overflod. 29Folkeslag skal tjene dig og ærbødigt bøje sig for dig. Du og din slægt skal herske over din bror og hans slægt. Forbandet være enhver, der forbander dig—og velsignet være enhver, der velsigner dig.”

30Da Isak var færdig med at velsigne ham, og Jakob lige var gået, kom Esau hjem fra jagten. 31Han tilberedte en lækker ret mad og bragte den ind til sin far: „Her er jeg, Far. Sæt dig nu op og spis mit vildt, så du kan give mig din velsignelse!”

32„Hvad!” udbrød Isak forvirret. „Hvem er du?”

„Esau—din ældste søn!”

33Da blev Isak bestyrtet og rystede voldsomt over hele kroppen. „Jamen, hvem var det da, som bragte mig vildt før du kom? Jeg har allerede spist, og nu har han fået velsignelsen!”

34Ved de ord udstødte Esau et jamrende skrig og råbte: „Giv dog også mig en velsignelse, far!”

35„Det kan jeg ikke, Esau. Din bror snød mig og stjal din velsignelse!”

36„Ikke så underligt, at han hedder Jakob! Nu har han bedraget mig to gange!” sagde Esau bittert. „Først tog han min førstefødselsret, og nu har han stjålet min velsignelse! Har du dog ikke en velsignelse til mig også?”

37„Nej, for jeg har gjort ham til hersker over dig,” sagde Isak. „Din slægt har jeg gjort til tjenere for hans slægt, og jeg har lovet ham overflod af korn og vin. Hvad har jeg tilbage at give dig, min søn?”

38„Har du kun den ene velsignelse, Far? Velsign dog også mig!” Esau brast i gråd.

39Men Isak svarede: „Din boplads bliver langt fra den frugtbare jord og fra himlens væde. 40Med dit sværd skal du skaffe dig føden, og du skal tjene din bror, indtil du ryster hans åg af dig.”

Jakob flygter til sin morbror i Paddan-Aram

41Esau bar nag til Jakob, fordi han havde stjålet hans velsignelse, og han sagde til sig selv: „Om kort tid dør far. Så slår jeg Jakob ihjel!” 42Da Rebekka fik nys om, hvad hendes ældste søn havde i sinde, kaldte hun straks Jakob til sig og fortalte ham om Esaus hensigter. „Esau vil hævne sig og skaffe dig af vejen,” sagde hun. 43„Gør nu, som jeg siger: Flygt til din onkel Laban i Karan 44og bliv der, til din brors vrede er kølnet af, 45og han har glemt, hvad du har gjort imod ham. Når han ikke er vred længere, sender jeg bud til dig, så du kan komme tilbage. Jeg vil ikke kunne bære at miste jer begge på en gang.”27,45 Hvis Esau slog Jakob ihjel, ville han selv blive henrettet.

46Til Isak sagde Rebekka: „Jeg er inderligt træt af de hittitiske kvinder! Jeg vil hellere dø end opleve, at Jakob gifter sig med en af dem.”

King James Version

Genesis 27:1-46

1And 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. 2And he said, Behold now, I am old, I know not the day of my death: 3Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison;27.3 take: Heb. hunt 4And 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. 5And 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, 7Bring me venison, and make me savoury meat, that I may eat, and bless thee before the LORD before my death. 8Now therefore, my son, obey my voice according to that which I command thee. 9Go 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: 10And thou shalt bring it to thy father, that he may eat, and that he may bless thee before his death. 11And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man: 12My 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. 13And his mother said unto him, Upon me be thy curse, my son: only obey my voice, and go fetch me them. 14And he went, and fetched, and brought them to his mother: and his mother made savoury meat, such as his father loved. 15And Rebekah took goodly raiment of her eldest son Esau, which were with her in the house, and put them upon Jacob her younger son:27.15 goodly: Heb. desirable 16And she put the skins of the kids of the goats upon his hands, and upon the smooth of his neck: 17And 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? 19And 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. 20And 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.27.20 to me: Heb. before me 21And 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. 22And 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. 23And he discerned him not, because his hands were hairy, as his brother Esau’s hands: so he blessed him. 24And he said, Art thou my very son Esau? And he said, I am. 25And 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. 26And his father Isaac said unto him, Come near now, and kiss me, my son. 27And 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: 28Therefore God give thee of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine: 29Let 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. 31And 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. 32And Isaac his father said unto him, Who art thou? And he said, I am thy son, thy firstborn Esau. 33And 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.27.33 trembled…: Heb. trembled with a great trembling greatly27.33 taken: Heb. hunted 34And 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. 35And he said, Thy brother came with subtilty, and hath taken away thy blessing. 36And 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?27.36 Jacob: that is, A supplanter 37And 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?27.37 sustained: or, supported 38And 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. 39And 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;27.39 the fatness: or, of the fatness 40And 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. 42And 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. 43Now therefore, my son, obey my voice; and arise, flee thou to Laban my brother to Haran; 44And tarry with him a few days, until thy brother’s fury turn away; 45Until 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? 46And 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?