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27:1 And it came to pass, that when Yitzchak (יצחק) was old, and his eyes were dim, so that he could not see, he called Esav his eldest son, and said to him, My son: and he said to him, Hinei, [here am] I.
27:2 And he said, Hinei now, I am old, I know not the day of my death:
27:3 Now therefore take, I pray you, your weapons, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field, and take me [some] venison;
27:4 And make me savoury meat, such as I love, and bring [it] to me, that I may eat; that my soul may bless you before I die.
27:5 And Rivkah (רבקה) heard when Yitzchak (יצחק) spoke to Esav his son. And Esav went to the field to hunt [for] venison, [and] to bring [it].
27:6 And Rivkah (רבקה) spoke to Ya'akov (יעקב) her son, saying, Hinei, I heard avicha speak to Esav your brother, saying,
27:7 Bring me venison, and make me savoury meat, that I may eat, and bless you before YHWH (יהוה) before my death.
27:8 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice according to that which I command you.
27:9 Go now to the flock, and fetch me from thence two good kids of the goats; and I will make them savoury meat for avicha, such as he loveth:
27:10 And you shall bring [it] to avicha, that he may eat, and that he may bless you before his death.
27:11 And Ya'akov (יעקב) said to Rivkah (רבקה) his mother, Hinei, Esav my brother [is] a hairy man, and I [am] a smooth man:
27:12 My avi 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.
27:13 And his mother said to him, Upon me [be] your curse, my son: only obey my voice, and go fetch me [them].
27:14 And he went, and fetched, and brought [them] to his mother: and his mother made savoury meat, such as his avi ahav.
27:15 וַתִּקַּ֣ח רִבְקָ֠ה אֶת-בִּגְדֵ֨י עֵשָׂ֜ו בְּנָ֤הּ הַגָּדֹל֙ הַחֲמֻדֹ֔ת אֲשֶ֥ר אִתָּ֖הּ בַּבָּ֑יִת וַתַּלְבֵּ֥ש אֶת-יַעֲקֹ֖ב בְּנָ֥הּ הַקָּטָֽן׃
Vatikach Rivkah et-bigdei Esav benah hagadol hachamudot, asher itah babayit; vatalbesh et-Ya'akov benah hakatan.
And Rivkah (רבקה) took the choicest garments of Esav her elder son, which [were] with her in the house, and put them upon Ya'akov (יעקב) her younger son:
27:16 And she put the skins of the kids of the goats upon his hands, and upon the smooth of his neck:
27:17 And she gave the savoury meat and the bread, which she had prepared, into the hand of her son Ya'akov (יעקב).
27:18 And he came to his avi, and said, My avi: and he said, Here [am] I; who Are you, my son?
27:19 And Ya'akov (יעקב) said to his avi, I [am] Esav your firstborn; I have done according as you badest me: arise, I pray you, sit and eat of my venison, that your soul may bless me.
27:20 And Yitzchak (יצחק) said to his son, How [is it] that you have found [it] so quickly, my son? And he said, Because YHWH (יהוה) your Elohim (אלהים) brought [it] to me.
27:21 And Yitzchak (יצחק) said to Ya'akov (יעקב), Come near, I pray you, that I may feel you, my son, whether you [be] my very son Esav or not.
27:22 And Ya'akov (יעקב) went near to Yitzchak (יצחק) his avi; and he felt him, and said, The voice [is] Ya'akov (יעקב)'s voice, but the hands [are] the hands of Esav.
27:23 And he discerned him not, because his hands were hairy, as his brother Esav's hands: so he blessed him.
27:24 And he said, Are you my very son Esav? And he said, I [am].
27:25 And he said, Bring [it] near to me, and I will eat of my son's venison, that my soul may bless you. And he brought [it] near to him, and he did eat: and he brought him wine, and he drank.
27:26 And his father Yitzchak (יצחק) said to him:
"Come near now, and kiss me, my son. "
27:27 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 YHWH (יהוה) has blessed:
27:28 (vi) Therefore Elohim (אלהים) give you of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine:
27:29 Let people serve you, and goyim (nations) bow down to you: be master over your brethren, and let your mother's sons bow down to you: cursed [be] every one that curses you, and blessed [be] he that blesses you.
27:30 And it came to pass, as soon as Yitzchak (יצחק) had made an end of blessing Ya'akov (יעקב), and Ya'akov (יעקב) was yet scarce gone out from the presence of Yitzchak (יצחק) his avi, that Esav his brother came in from his hunting.
27:31 And he also had made savoury meat, and brought it to his avi, and said to his avi, Let my avi arise, and eat of his son's venison, that your soul may bless me.
27:32 And Yitzchak (יצחק) his avi said to him, Who Are you? And he said, I [am] your son, your bachor (firstborn) Esav.
27:33 And Yitzchak (יצחק) trembled very exceedingly, and said, Who? where [is] he that has taken venison, and brought [it] me, and I have eaten of all before you came, and have blessed him? yea, [and] he shall be blessed.
27:34 And when Esav heard the words of his avi, he cried with a great and exceeding bitter cry, and said to his avi, Bless me, [even] me also, O my avi.
27:35 And he said, Your brother came with mirmah (subtilty), and has taken away your blessing.
27:36 And he said, Is not he rightly named Ya'akov (יעקב)? for he has akav (supplanted) me these two times: he took away my bekorah (birthright בּכורה); and, Hinei, now he has taken away my blessing. And he said, Have you not reserved a blessing for me?
27:37 And Yitzchak (יצחק) answered and said to Esav, Hinei, I have made him your master, 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 to you, my son?
27:38 And Esav said to his avi, Have you but one blessing, my avi? bless me, [even] me also, O my avi. And Esav lifted up his voice, and wept.
27:39 And Yitzchak (יצחק) his avi answered and said to him, Hinei, your dwelling shall be the fatness of the earth, and of the dew of heaven from above;
27:40 And by your sword shall you live, and shall serve your brother; and it shall come to pass when you shall have the dominion, that you shall break his yoke from off your neck.
27:41 And Esav hated Ya'akov (יעקב) because of the blessing wherewith his avi blessed him: and Esav said in his heart, The days of mourning for my avi are at hand; then will I slay my brother Ya'akov (יעקב).
27:42 And these words of Esav her elder son were told to Rivkah (רבקה): and she sent and called Ya'akov (יעקב) her younger son, and said to him, Hinei, your brother Esav, as touching you, doth comfort himself, [purposing] to kill you.
27:43 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice; and arise, flee you to Lavan my brother to Haran;
27:44 And tarry with him a few days, until your brother's fury turn away;
27:45 Until your brother's anger turn away from you, and he forget [that] which you have done to him: then I will send, and fetch you from thence: why should I be deprived also of you both in one day?
27:46 And Rivkah (רבקה) said to Yitzchak (יצחק), I am weary of my life because of the banot Het: if Ya'akov (יעקב) take a wife of the banot Het, such as these [which are] of the banot the eretz, what good shall my life do me?
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החמדת הַנְּקִיּוֹת, כְּתַרְגּוּמוֹ דָּכְיָתָא דָּ"אַ שֶׁחָמַד אוֹתָן מִן נִמְרוֹד;
החמדות THE COSTLY GARMENTS — the clean ones, as the Targum has it, דכיתא (clean); (cf. Rashbam). Another explanation: They are called חמדות literally, coveted ones, because he had coveted them from Nimrod (who also was a hunter; cf. Genesis 10:9) (Genesis Rabbah 65:16)