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Isaac blesses Jacob

Genesis 27:24-26

24 “Are you really my son Esau?” he asked. “I am,” he replied. 
25 Then he said, “My son, bring me some of your game to eat, so that I may give you my blessing.” Jacob brought it to him and he ate; and he brought some wine and he drank. 
26 Then his father Isaac said to him, “Come here, my son, and kiss me.”

Full bible text

Genesis 27:22-29
22 Jacob went close to his father Isaac, who touched him and said, “The voice is the voice of Jacob, but the hands are the hands of Esau.” 
23 He did not recognize him, for his hands were hairy like those of his brother Esau; so he proceeded to bless him. 
24 “Are you really my son Esau?” he asked. “I am,” he replied.
25 Then he said, “My son, bring me some of your game to eat, so that I may give you my blessing.”
Jacob brought it to him and he ate; and he brought some wine and he drank.
26 Then his father Isaac said to him, “Come here, my son, and kiss me.”
27 So he went to him and kissed him. When Isaac caught the smell of his clothes,he blessed him and said,
“Ah, the smell of my son is like the smell of a field that the LORD has blessed.
28 May God give you heaven’s dew and earth’s richness an abundance of grain and new wine.
29 May nations serve you and peoples bow down to you. Be lord over your brothers, and may the sons of your mother bow down to you.
May those who curse you be cursed and those who bless you be blessed.”

About this painting

Gods blessing for Abraham was handed down to the offspring of his son Isaac. Before the birth of the twins Esau and Jacob, their mother Rebekah received the prophecy: ‘..and the older will serve the younger.’ (Gen. 25:23). This prophecy is fulfilled in the lives of the two brothers. Esau sold his birthright to Jacob for the price of a bowl of lentil soup. Isaac probably knew about the prophecy as well as the ‘sale’, yet he wanted Esau to receive the blessing; not Jacob. However, pretending to be Esau, Jacob deceives his blind father, and receives the blessing.

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