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?
Yakobo Anaipata Baraka Ya Isaki
1Isaki alipokuwa mzee na macho yake yalipokuwa yamekosa nguvu asiweze kuona tena, akamwita Esau mwanawe mkubwa, akamwambia, “Mwanangu.”
Akajibu, “Mimi hapa.”
2Isaki akasema, “Mimi sasa ni mzee na sijui siku ya kifo changu. 327:3 Mwa 25:27Sasa basi, chukua silaha zako, podo na upinde, uende nyikani, ukawinde nyama pori kwa ajili yangu. 4Uniandalie aina ya chakula kitamu nikipendacho uniletee nile, ili niweze kukubariki kabla sijafa.”
5Basi Rebeka alikuwa akisikiliza Isaki alipokuwa akizungumza na mwanawe Esau. Esau alipoondoka kwenda nyikani kuwinda nyama pori na kuleta, 6Rebeka akamwambia Yakobo mwanawe, “Tazama, nimemsikia baba yako akimwambia ndugu yako Esau, 7‘Niletee mawindo, kisha ukaniandalie chakula kitamu nile, ili niweze kukubariki mbele za Bwana kabla sijafa.’ 827:8 Mwa 27:13, 43Sasa, mwanangu, nisikilize kwa makini na ufanye yale ninayokuambia: 9Nenda sasa katika kundi ukaniletee wana-mbuzi wawili wazuri, ili niandalie chakula kitamu kwa ajili ya baba yako, kama vile anavyopenda. 10Kisha umpelekee baba yako ale, ili apate kukubariki kabla hajafa.”
1127:11 Mwa 25:25Yakobo akamwambia Rebeka mama yake, “Lakini ndugu yangu Esau ana nywele mwilini, mimi nina ngozi nyororo. 1227:12 Mwa 27:22Itakuwaje kama baba yangu akinigusa? Itaonekana kwake kama niliyemfanyia ujanja na kuleta laana juu yangu badala ya baraka.”
13Mama yake akamwambia, “Mwanangu, laana na iwe juu yangu. Fanya tu ninalokuambia, nenda ukaniletee hao wana-mbuzi.”
14Kwa hiyo alikwenda akawaleta, akampa mama yake, akaandaa chakula kitamu, kama vile alivyopenda baba yake. 1527:15 Mwa 27:27Kisha Rebeka akachukua nguo nzuri za Esau mwanawe wa kwanza, alizokuwa nazo nyumbani, akamvika Yakobo mwanawe mdogo. 16Pia akamfunika mikononi na sehemu laini ya shingo kwa ngozi za mbuzi. 17Hatimaye akampa Yakobo hicho chakula kitamu pamoja na mkate aliouoka.
18Akamwendea baba yake akasema, “Baba yangu.”
Akajibu, “Naam, mwanangu, wewe ni nani?”
1927:19 Mwa 27:4Yakobo akamwambia baba yake, “Mimi ni Esau mzaliwa wako wa kwanza. Nimefanya kama ulivyoniambia. Tafadhali uketi, ule sehemu ya mawindo yangu ili uweze kunibariki.”
20Isaki akamuuliza mwanawe. “Umepataje haraka namna hii, mwanangu?”
Akajibu, “Bwana Mungu wako amenifanikisha.”
2127:21 Mwa 27:12Kisha Isaki akamwambia Yakobo, “Mwanangu tafadhali sogea karibu nami ili nikupapase, nione kama hakika ndiwe Esau mwanangu, au la.”
22Yakobo akasogea karibu na baba yake Isaki, ambaye alimpapasa na kusema, “Sauti ni ya Yakobo, bali mikono ni ya Esau.” 2327:23 Mwa 27:16Hakumtambua, kwa sababu mikono yake ilikuwa na nywele kama ya ndugu yake Esau, kwa hiyo akambariki. 24Akamuuliza, “Hivi kweli wewe ni mwanangu Esau?”
Akajibu, “Mimi ndiye.”
2527:25 Mwa 27:4Kisha akasema, “Mwanangu, niletee sehemu ya mawindo yako nile, ili nipate kukubariki.”
Yakobo akamletea naye akala, akamletea na divai akanywa. 26Kisha Isaki baba yake akamwambia, “Njoo hapa, mwanangu, unibusu.”
2727:27 Kut 4:27; Ebr 11:20Kwa hiyo akamwendea akambusu. Isaki aliposikia harufu ya nguo zake, akambariki, akasema,
“Aha, harufu ya mwanangu
ni kama harufu ya shamba
ambalo Bwana amelibariki.
2827:28 Kum 33:28; 33:11; 2Sam 1:21Mungu na akupe umande kutoka mbinguni
na utajiri wa duniani:
wingi wa nafaka na divai mpya.
2927:29 Mwa 9:25; 25:23; 12:3Mataifa na yakutumikie
na mataifa yakusujudie.
Uwe bwana juu ya ndugu zako,
na wana wa mama yako wakusujudie.
Walaaniwe wale wakulaanio,
nao wale wakubarikio wabarikiwe.”
3027:30 Mwa 31:54; Kut 18:12; 24:11Baada ya Isaki kumaliza kumbariki na baada tu ya Yakobo kuondoka kwa baba yake, ndugu yake Esau akaingia kutoka mawindoni. 3127:31 Mwa 21:23, 27Naye pia akaandaa chakula kitamu akamletea baba yake. Kisha akamwambia, “Baba yangu, keti ule sehemu ya mawindo yangu, ili upate kunibariki.”
3227:32 Mwa 27:18; 21:30Isaki baba yake akamuuliza, “Wewe ni nani?”
Akajibu, “Mimi ni mwanao, mzaliwa wako wa kwanza, Esau.”
3327:33 Mwa 21:14Isaki akatetemeka kwa nguvu sana, akasema, “Alikuwa nani basi, ambaye aliwinda mawindo akaniletea? Nilikula kabla tu hujaja na nikambariki, naye hakika atabarikiwa!”
3427:34 Ebr 12:17; Kut 12:32Esau aliposikia maneno haya ya baba yake, akalia sauti kubwa na ya uchungu, na kumwambia baba yake, “Nibariki mimi, mimi pia, baba yangu!”
3527:35 Yer 9:4Lakini akasema, “Ndugu yako amekuja kwa udanganyifu na akachukua baraka yako.”
3627:36 Mwa 25:26; Ebr 12:16-17Esau akasema, “Si ndiyo sababu anaitwa Yakobo? Amenidanganya mara hizi mbili: Alichukua haki yangu ya kuzaliwa na sasa amechukua baraka yangu!” Kisha akauliza, “Hukubakiza hata baraka moja kwa ajili yangu?”
3727:37 Mwa 27:28; Kum 16:13Isaki akamjibu Esau, “Nimemfanya yeye kuwa bwana juu yako, pia nimewafanya ndugu zako wote kuwa watumishi wake, nimemtegemeza kwa nafaka na divai mpya. Sasa nitaweza kukufanyia nini, mwanangu?”
3827:38 Rut 1:9; Ebr 12:17Esau akamwambia baba yake, “Je, baba yangu una baraka moja tu? Unibariki mimi pia, baba yangu!” Kisha Esau akalia kwa sauti kubwa.
3927:39 Ebr 11:20; Mwa 27:28Baba yake Isaki akamjibu, akamwambia,
“Makao yako yatakuwa
mbali na utajiri wa dunia,
mbali na umande wa mbinguni juu.
4027:40 2Sam 8:14; 2Fal 8:20-22Utaishi kwa upanga,
nawe utamtumikia ndugu yako,
lakini wakati utakapokuwa umejikomboa,
utatupa nira yake
kutoka shingoni mwako.”
Yakobo Anakimbilia Kwa Labani
4127:41 1Sam 17:28; Hos 10:14Esau akawa na kinyongo dhidi ya Yakobo kwa ajili ya baraka ambazo baba yake alikuwa amembariki. Akasema moyoni mwake, “Siku za kuomboleza kwa ajili ya baba yangu zimekaribia, ndipo nitamuua ndugu yangu Yakobo.”
42Rebeka alipokwisha kuambiwa yale aliyoyasema Esau mwanawe mkubwa, alimwita Yakobo mwanawe mdogo, akamwambia, “Ndugu yako Esau anajifariji kwa wazo la kukuua. 4327:43 Mwa 24:29; 11:31Sasa basi, mwanangu, fanya nisemalo: Kimbilia haraka kwa Labani ndugu yangu kule Harani. 44Ukae naye kwa muda mpaka ghadhabu ya ndugu yako itulie. 4527:45 Mwa 26:3Wakati ndugu yako atakapokuwa hana hasira nawe tena na amesahau uliyomtendea, nitakupelekea ujumbe urudi. Kwa nini niwapoteze wote wawili kwa siku moja?”
4627:46 Mwa 26:35; Ay 7:7Kisha Rebeka akamwambia Isaki, “Nimechukia kuishi kwa sababu ya hawa wanawake wa Kihiti. Ikiwa Yakobo ataoa mke miongoni mwa wanawake wa nchi hii, wanawake wa Kihiti kama hawa, sitakuwa na faida kuendelea kuishi.”