Genesis Chapter 27

Genesis 27

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;

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.

6And 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:

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.

18And 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 first born; 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.

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.

30And 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.

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?

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?

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;

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.

41And 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; 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?

17 thoughts on “Genesis Chapter 27

  1. We should not take lightly the blessings of the Lord, but give him praise and thanks. In order to continuue to obtain God’s blessing on our life we must be ever vigilant to obey his Word and worship him.

  2. Jacob gets the blame for being a deceiver but the whole plot was rebecca’s idea. She said let the curse be upon me,yet, she is not the one fleeing for her life. A couple chapters before we see Rebecca as a servant of the Lord and receiving a blessing and now she is scheming to give her beloved son the birthright. What happened to Rebecca’s spirit from one point in time to the next?

  3. V.38 And Esau said unto his fathe, Hast thou but one blessing, my father? Bless me, even me also, O my father. And Esau lifted up his voice and wept. I can’t help but to recognize Esau’s pain, disappointment in his life, but again Scripture is fulfilled. The birthright rightfully belonged to Jacob. Genisis 25:23 … And one people shall be stronger than the other people. The older shall serve the younger.Also in Genisis 25:26….And his hand took hold on Esau’s heel: and his name was. called Jacob. In Genesis 25:31 Jacob said sell me this day thy birthright. V.32… Esau said “what profit shall this birthright do to me” V. 34 …Esau DESPISED his birthright. He looked down on it, Esau renounced his birthright. Little did Esau know that one day he would have to face his errors in life, to see what once was yours is now gone because of the choices that are chosen.

  4. It appears that Rebekah has had a change of attitude and spirit over her life time, and we always view what she has done as bad, but consider this, if Esau would have rescieved the blessing, he was of a different spirit and attitude then Jacob. From the very moment of conception there was war in Rebekah, both boys fighting inside her wormb. If Esau received the blessing of Jacob serving him, and Esau becoming a great nation, our entire world would be a different place. Was it right for Rebekah to deceive her husband, absolutely not, but I believe she knew what it would be like if Esau was blessed, and she was intervening not only for herself but our future.

  5. We must be led by HIS SPIRIT and PRAYER
    everyday. Rise above our present emotions that could be evilly used, as in ” self willed, pride lying, and cheating never pays.”

    Satan has a lot of dangerous substitutes and if we use them we will live to hate the very thing
    we gave our birthright, blessings,and JESUS for
    We see in this chapter the whole family suffered the consequences of evil.
    Disobedience always brings pain. That’s why OUR SAVIOR was crucified, because of our disobedience
    Thank you Heavenly Father for your mercy and grace, because of Calvary we now have room to repent and be restored
    Esau cried it out . Sometimes we have to cry it out, too, and be sincere to worship to weep before THE LORD.
    GOD knows the crocodile tears, and the real tears.
    GOD does not lose count of our tears.
    ” Joy cometh in the morning”
    Thank you Jesus for intervening for us.
    v27 ” and blessing the field of The POFW

  6. This scenario reminds me of when David was fleeing from Saul, and asked for help from a wealthy/stingy man who rejected him. David was gonna kill the whole household, and Abigail i believe was her name, decided to take up a whole bunch of household/livestock goods and take them to him, and his crew… She went behind her husbands back also, but she also knew the promises/ annoiting that was on this man. So did Rebekah. She acted out in faith, may it have been in the wrong way, yes, she also knew it too. One way or the other Gods will was accomplished just like for Abigail, her husband died because God despised her husband, and she became one of David’s wives…but we will get there soon enough.

  7. Rom 9:10 And not only this; but when Rebecca also had conceived by one, even by our father Isaac;
    Rom 9:11 (For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth;)
    Rom 9:12 It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger.
    Rom 9:13 As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.
    Rom 9:14 What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid.
    Rom 9:15 For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.
    Rom 9:16 So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.

  8. 22 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.

    We should be careful not to trust our feelings. Our flesh is not spiritual, in fact it is enmity against God.

    Yet we can trust what we hear. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.

    Isaac was more concerned about his flesh and his stomach. He couldn’t discern his own son. If we are more concerned about the flesh, we God speaks we wont be able to discern his voice.

  9. Isaac told Jacob that those who blessed him would be blessed and those who cursed him would be cursed. Esau was to serve Jacob, not seek to kill him. The word of blessing would stand true, it seems had Esau chosen to serve his brother in blessing him, he probably would have found blessing in bonds to his brother; however, his choice to curse him meant he would reap cursing while in bondage, still serving his brother. Our destiny may feel the same regardless of our choices, yet our attitude and actions can cause that journey and fulfillment of destiny to be drastically different.

  10. The Sound of Deception

    Jacob deceived his father not only with words but with touch and smell. We must be careful not to be deceived by what feels right or what stimulates the right senses. Sounds are used throughout the bible in words, shouts, instruments and nature. Sound is so important. We must be able to tell the difference between the sounds of truth and the sounds of deception.

  11. Esau was so worried about the blessings that were not given to him that he could not be truly thankful for the ones he had received. Oh Lord help me to be thankful for that which you have blessed me with and allow your blessings be appreciated rather than looked over.

  12. This chapter is pure deception. We must be careful and make ourselves full of Godly wisdom or we may also fall into deception. The world and the prince (satan) thereof seek to deceive all they can; we must study to show ourselves approved, we must not forsake the assembling together of ourselves, we must obey the Word and the man of God so that we can Be-Church to another. May the good Lord Bless you all in Jesus name, Amen

  13. 41And 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.

    Esau shouldn’t have been upset with his father because he did sell his birthright. So many times we wonder why God blesses one and not another. It may be because the other has sold there blessing for something else.

  14. You have to watchful because you never know who may be trying to take your blessing. It’s very important that we continue to hold on to what God has given us and to what God has in store for us. If God is giving it out, than I want all I can get.

  15. Although it was God’s plan from the beginning that Jacob would be blessed and Esau would serve him. Esau was still angry and upset about Jacob getting the blessing that in V41And 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.

    When people hurt us or betray us we should forgive or will end up as Esau did that day with bitterness and hatred in our hearts.

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