Comparison of Pentateuch:
Jewish Publication Society 1917
Targums Onkelos,
Jonathan Ben Uzziel/Palestinian,
Jerusalem Fragments

 

Genesis
Chapter 27

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Genesis 26 JPS TOC Comparison TOC Targums TOC Genesis 28
GENESIS 27:1
JPS 27:1 And it came to pass, that when Isaac was old, and his eyes were dim, so that he could not see, he called Esau his elder son, and said unto him: 'My son'; and he said unto him: 'Here am I.'
ONK 27:1 And it was, when Izhak was old, and his eyes were darkened from seeing, that he called Esau, his eldest son, and said to him, My son. And he said to him, Behold, I am.
PAL 27:1 And it was when Izhak was old and his eyes were darkened from seeing,—because when his father was binding him he had seen the Throne of Glory, and from that time his eyes had begun to darken,—that he called Esau his elder son, on the fourteenth of Nisan, and said to him, My son, behold, this night they on high praise the Lord of the world, and the treasures of the dew are opened in it. And he said, Behold, I am.
 
GENESIS 27:2
JPS 27:2 And he said: 'Behold now, I am old, I know not the day of my death.
ONK 27:2 And he said, Behold now, I am old, I know not the day that I shall die:
PAL 27:2 And he said, Behold, now I am old; I know not the day of my death:
 
GENESIS 27:3
JPS 27:3 Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me venison;
ONK 27:3 and now take thy weapons, thy knife and thy bow, and go out into the field, and hunt me venison,
PAL 27:3 but now take thy weapons,(67) thy quiver(68) and thy bow; and go forth into the field, and take me venison,
 
GENESIS 27:4
JPS 27:4 and make me savoury food, such as I love, and bring it to me, that I may eat; that my soul may bless thee before I die.'
ONK 27:4 and make me food(121) such as I like, and bring it to me, and I will eat, and my soul shall bless thee before I die.
PAL 27:4 and make me food such as I love, and bring to me, and I will eat, that my soul may bless thee ere I die.
 
GENESIS 27:5
JPS 27:5 And Rebekah heard when Isaac spoke to Esau his son. And Esau went to the field to hunt for venison, and to bring it.
ONK 27:5 And Revekah listened as Izhak was speaking with his son Esau. And Esau went into the field to hunt venison to bring it.
PAL 27:5 And Rivekah heard by the Holy Spirit as Izhak spake with Esau his son. And Esau went to the field to take venison to bring it.
 
GENESIS 27:6
JPS 27:6 And Rebekah spoke unto Jacob her son, saying: 'Behold, I heard thy father speak unto Esau thy brother, saying:
ONK 27:6 And Revekah spake to Jakob, her son, saying, Behold, I have heard thy father speaking with Esau thy brother, saying,
PAL 27:6 And Rivekah spake to Jakob her son, saying, Behold, this night those on high praise the Lord of the world, and the treasures of the dew are opened in it; and I have heard thy father speaking with Esau thy brother, saying,
 
GENESIS 27:7
JPS 27:7 Bring me venison, and make me savoury food, that I may eat, and bless thee before the LORD before my death.
ONK 27:7 Bring me now venison, and make me food, and I will eat and bless thee in the presence of the Lord before I die.
PAL 27:7 Bring me venison, and make me food, and I will bless thee in the presence of the Lord before I die.
 
GENESIS 27:8
JPS 27:8 Now therefore, my son, hearken to my voice according to that which I command thee.
ONK 27:8 And now, my son, obey me in what I command thee.
PAL 27:8 And now my son receive from me what I command thee:
 
GENESIS 27:9
JPS 27:9 Go now to the flock, and fetch me from thence two good kids of the goats; and I will make them savoury food for thy father, such as he loveth;
ONK 27:9 Go now to the flock, and take thee from thence two good goat-kids, and make them into food for thy father such as he loves,
PAL 27:9 Go now to the house of the flock, and take me from thence two fat kids of the goats; one for the pascha, and one for the oblation of the feast; and I will make of them food for thy father such as he loveth.
 
GENESIS 27:10
JPS 27:10 and thou shalt bring it to thy father, that he may eat, so that he may bless thee before his death.'
ONK 27:10 and carry in to thy father, that he may eat, and bless thee before he die.
PAL 27:10 And thou shalt carry to thy father, and he will eat, that he may bless thee before his death.
 
GENESIS 27:11
JPS 27:11 And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother: 'Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man.
ONK 27:11 And Jakob said to Revekah his mother, Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man.
PAL 27:11 And because Jakob was afraid to sin, fearing lest his father might curse him, he said, Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man.
 
GENESIS 27:12
JPS 27:12 My father peradventure will feel me, and I shall seem to him as a mocker; and I shall bring a curse upon me, and not a blessing.'
ONK 27:12 It may be that my father will feel me, and I shall be in his eyes as a deceiver, and shall bring upon me curses, and not blessings.
PAL 27:12 Perhaps my father will feel me, and I shall be in his eyes like one who derideth him, and bring upon me a curse and not a blessing.
 
GENESIS 27:13
JPS 27:13 And his mother said unto him: 'Upon me be thy curse, my son; only hearken to my voice, and go fetch me them.'
ONK 27:13 And his mother said to him, Unto me it hath been said in prophecy, that there shall be no curses upon thee, my son; only obey me, and go, and take for me.
PAL 27:13 And she said, If with blessings he bless thee, they shall be upon thee and upon thy sons; and if with curses he should curse thee, they shall be upon me and upon my soul: therefore receive from me, and go and take for me.
 
GENESIS 27:14
JPS 27:14 And he went, and fetched, and brought them to his mother; and his mother made savoury food, such as his father loved.
ONK 27:14 And he went, and took, and brought to his mother, and his mother made food such as his father loved.
PAL 27:14 And he went and took, and brought to his mother; and his mother made food such as his father loved.
 
GENESIS 27:15
JPS 27:15 And Rebekah took the choicest garments of Esau her elder son, which were with her in the house, and put them upon Jacob her younger son.
ONK 27:15 And Revekah took the vestments of Esau her elder son, (which were) clean, and were with her in the house, and clothed Jakob her younger son.
PAL 27:15 And Rivekah took the pleasant vestments of Esau her elder son which had formerly been Adam's; but which that day Esau had not worn, but they remained with her in the house, and (with them) she dressed Jakob her younger son.
 
GENESIS 27:16
JPS 27:16 And she put the skins of the kids of the goats upon his hands, and upon the smooth of his neck.
ONK 27:16 And with the skins of the kids she covered his hands, and upon the smoothness of his neck.
PAL 27:16 And the skins of the kids she laid upon his hands and the smooth parts of his neck.
 
GENESIS 27:17
JPS 27:17 And she gave the savoury food and the bread, which she had prepared, into the hand of her son Jacob.
ONK 27:17 And she gave the food and the bread that she had made into the hand of Jakob her son.
PAL 27:17 And the food and the bread she had made she set in the hand of Jakob her son.
 
GENESIS 27:18
JPS 27:18 And he came unto his father, and said: 'My father'; and he said: 'Here am I; who art thou, my son?'
ONK 27:18 And he went in to his father, and said, Father! And he said, Behold me. Who art thou, my son?
PAL 27:18 And he entered unto his father, and said, My father. And he said, Behold me: who art thou, my son?
 
GENESIS 27:19
JPS 27:19 And 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.'
ONK 27:19 And Jakob said to his father, I am Esau, thy firstborn: I have done as thou hast told me. Arise now, turn thyself, and eat of my venison, that thy soul may bless me.
PAL 27:19 And Jacob said to his father, I am Esau thy firstborn: I have done as thou spakest with me. Arise now, sit(69) and eat of my venison, that thy soul may bless me.
 
GENESIS 27:20
JPS 27:20 And 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 sent me good speed.'
ONK 27:20 And Izhak said to his son, What is this, thou hast so quickly found, my son? And he said, Because the Lord thy God prepared it before me.
PAL 27:20 And Izhak said to his son, What is this that thou hast found so soon, my son? And he said, Because the Lord thy God had prepared it before me.
 
GENESIS 27:21
JPS 27:21 And 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.'
ONK 27:21 And Izhak said to Jakob, Draw near now, and I will feel thee, my son, whether thou be my son Esau or not.
PAL 27:21 And Izhak said to Jakob, Come near now, and I will feel thee, my son, whether thou be my son Esau or not.
 
GENESIS 27:22
JPS 27:22 And Jacob went near unto Isaac his father; and he felt him, and said: 'The voice is the voice of Jacob, but the hands are the hands of Esau.'
ONK 27:22 And Jakob drew near to Izhak his father, and he felt him, and said, The voice is the voice of Jakob; but the hands are the hands of Esau.
PAL 27:22 And Jakob drew near to Izhak his father, who touched him, and said, This voice is the voice of Jakob, nevertheless the feeling of the hands is as the feeling of the hands of Esau.
JER 27:22 The feeling of his hands, the feeling of the hands of Esau.
 
GENESIS 27:23
JPS 27:23 And he discerned him not, because his hands were hairy, as his brother Esau's hands; so he blessed him.
ONK 27:23 And he could not be known, because his hands were hairy, like the hands of Esau his brother; and he blessed him.
PAL 27:23 But he recognised him not, because his hands were hairy as the hands of Esau his brother, and he blessed him.
 
GENESIS 27:24
JPS 27:24 And he said: 'Art thou my very son Esau?' And he said: 'I am.'
ONK 27:24 And he said, But art thou my son Esau? And he said, I am!
PAL 27:24 And he said, But art thou my son Esau? And he said, I am.
 
GENESIS 27:25
JPS 27:25 And 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.
ONK 27:25 And he said, Bring before me, and I will eat of my son's venison, that my soul may bless thee. And he offered to him, and he did eat; and he brought him wine, and he drank.
PAL 27:25 And he said, Draw near, and I will eat of my son's venison, that my soul may bless thee. And he approached him, and he ate; and he had no wine; but an angel prepared it for him, from the wine which had been kept in its grapes from the days of the beginning of the world; and he gave it into Jakob's hand, and Jakob brought it to his father, and he drank.
 
GENESIS 27:26
JPS 27:26 And his father Isaac said unto him: 'Come near now, and kiss me, my son.'
ONK 27:26 And Izhak his father said to him, Approach now, and kiss me, my son.
PAL 27:26 And Izhak his father said, Draw near now, and kiss me, my son;
 
GENESIS 27:27
JPS 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 the LORD hath blessed.
ONK 27:27 And he approached, and kissed him, and he smelled the fragrance of his vestments, and blessed him, and said, Lo, the smell of my son is as the fragrance of a field which the Lord hath blessed.
PAL 27:27 and Jakob drew near and kissed him. And he smelled the smell of his vestments, and blessed him, and said, See, the smell of my son is as the smell of the fragrant incense which is to be offered on the mountain of the house of the sanctuary, which shall be called a field which the Lord hath blessed, and that He hath chosen, that therein His Shekinah might dwell.
 
GENESIS 27:28
JPS 27:28
So God give thee of the dew of heaven,
And of the fat places of the earth,
And plenty of corn and wine.
ONK 27:28 And the Lord shall give thee of the dew of heaven, and of the goodness of the earth, and abundance of corn and of wine.
PAL 27:28 Therefore the Word of the Lord give thee of the good dews which descend from the heavens, and of the good fountains that spring up, and make the herbage of the earth to grow from beneath, and plenty of provision and wine.
 
GENESIS 27:29
JPS 27:29
Let peoples 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 every one that blesseth thee.
ONK 27:29 Let the peoples serve thee, and kingdoms be subservient to thee: be thou chief of thy brethren, and let the sons of thy mother worship thee: cursed shall they be who curse thee, and blessed shall they be who bless thee!
PAL 27:29 Let peoples be subject to thee, all the sons of Esau, and kingdoms bend before thee, all the sons of Keturah; a chief and a ruler be thou over thy brethren, and let the sons of thy mother salute thee. Let them who curse thee, my son, be accursed as Bileam bar Beor; and them who bless thee be blessed as Mosheh the prophet, the scribe of Israel.
JER 27:29 Let peoples serve before thee, all the sons of Esau: all kings be subject to thee, all the sons of Ishmael: be thou a chief and a ruler over the sons of Keturah: all the sons of Laban the brother of thy mother shall come before thee and salute thee. Whoso curseth thee, Jakob, my son, shall be accursed as Bileam ben Beor; and whoso blesseth thee shall be blessed as Mosheh the prophet and scribe of Israel.
 
GENESIS 27:30
JPS 27:30 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.
ONK 27:30 And it was when Izhak had completed to bless Jakob, and Jakob had, going, only gone out from Izhak his father, that Esau his brother came in from his hunting.
PAL 27:30 And it was when Izhak had finished blessing Jakob, and Jakob had only gone out about two handbreadths from Izhak his father, that Esau his brother came in from his hunting. And the Word of the Lord had impeded him from taking clean venison; but he had found a certain dog,(70) and killed him,
 
GENESIS 27:31
JPS 27:31 And he also made savoury food, and brought it unto his father; and he said unto his father: 'Let my father arise, and eat of his son's venison, that thy soul may bless me.'
ONK 27:31 And he had also made food, and he brought it to his father, and said to his father, Arise, my father, and eat of thy son's venison, that thy soul may bless me.
PAL 27:31 and made food of him, and brought to his father, and said to his father, Arise, my father, and eat of my venison, that thy soul may bless me.
 
GENESIS 27:32
JPS 27:32 And Isaac his father said unto him: 'Who art thou?' And he said: 'I am thy son, thy first-born, Esau.'
ONK 27:32 And Izhak his father said to him, Who art thou? And he said, I am thy son, thy firstborn, Esau.
PAL 27:32 And Izhak his father said to him, Who art thou? And he said, I am thy firstborn, Esau.
 
GENESIS 27:33
JPS 27:33 And Isaac trembled very exceedingly, and said: 'Who then 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.'
ONK 27:33 And Izhak was wonderstruck with exceeding great wonder, and said, Who was he who prepared venison, and brought it to me, and I have eaten of all before thou earnest, and I have blessed him? and blessed shall he be.
PAL 27:33 And Izhak was moved with great agitation when he heard the voice of Esau, and the smell of his food rose in his nostrils as the smell of the burning of Gehennam; and he said, Who is he who hath got venison, and come to me, and I have eaten of all which he brought me before thou earnest, and I have blessed him, and he shall, too, be blessed?
 
GENESIS 27:34
JPS 27:34 When Esau heard the words of his father, he cried with an exceeding great and bitter cry, and said unto his father: 'Bless me, even me also, O my father.'
ONK 27:34 When Esau heard the words of his father, he cried a cry, great and bitter exceedingly. And he said to his father, Bless me, also, me, father!
PAL 27:34 When Esau heard the words of his father, he cried with a cry exceeding great and bitter, and said to his father, Bless me, me also, my father!
 
GENESIS 27:35
JPS 27:35 And he said: 'Thy brother came with guile, and hath taken away thy blessing.'
ONK 27:35 And he said, Thy brother came with subtilty, and hath received thy blessing.
PAL 27:35 And he said, Thy brother hath come with subtilty, and hath received from me thy blessing.
 
GENESIS 27:36
JPS 27:36 And 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?'
ONK 27:36 And he said, Rightly is his name called Jakob, he hath dealt subtilly with me these two times; my birthright he took, and, behold, now he hath received my blessing. And he said, Hast thou not left me a blessing?
PAL 27:36 And he said, His name is truly called Jakob; for he hath dealt treacherously with me these two times: my birthright he took, and, behold, now he hath received my blessing! And he said, Hast thou not reserved a blessing for me?
 
GENESIS 27:37
JPS 27:37 And 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 then shall I do for thee, my son?'
ONK 27:37 And Izhak answered, and said to Esau, Behold, I have set him a chief over thee, and all his brethren I have given to him for servants, and with corn and wine have I sustained him: and for thee now what can I do, my son?
PAL 27:37 And Izhak answered and said to Esau, Behold, I have appointed him a ruler over thee, and all his brethren have I made to be his servants, and with provision and wine have I sustained him: and now go, leave me; for what can I do for thee, my son?
 
GENESIS 27:38
JPS 27:38 And 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.
ONK 27:38 And Esau said to his father, Hast thou but one blessing, father? Bless me, me also, my father. And Esau lifted up his voice and wept.
PAL 27:38 And Esau answered his father, Hast thou but one blessing, my father? Bless me, me also, my father. And Esau lifted up his voice and wept.
 
GENESIS 27:39
JPS 27:39 And Isaac his father answered and said unto him:
Behold, of the fat places of the earth shall be thy dwelling,
And of the dew of heaven from above;
ONK 27:39 And Izhak his father answered and said to him, Behold, thy habitation shall be of the best of the earth, and of the dew of heaven from above.
PAL 27:39 And Izhak answered and said to Esau, Behold, among the good fruits of the earth shall be thy habitation, and with the dews of the heavens from above.
 
GENESIS 27:40
JPS 27:40
And by thy sword shalt thou live, and thou shalt serve thy brother;
And it shall come to pass when thou shalt break loose,
That thou shalt shake his yoke from off thy neck.
ONK 27:40 And by thy sword shalt thou live, and thy brother obey; and it will be that when his sons shall have transgressed the words of the law, thou wilt cast his yoke from off thy neck.
PAL 27:40 And upon thy sword shalt thou depend, entering at every place: yet thou shalt be supple and credulous, and be in subjection to thy brother; but it will be that when his sons become evil, and fall from keeping the commandments of the law, thou shalt break his yoke of servitude from off thy neck.
JER 27:40 And by thy weapons thou shalt live, and before thy brother be subject. And it shall be when the sons of Jakob labour in the law, and keep the commandments, they will set the yoke of subjection on thy neck; but when the sons of Jakob withdraw themselves and study not the law, nor keep the commandments, behold, then shalt thou break their yoke of subjection from off thy neck.
 
GENESIS 27:41
JPS 27:41 And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing wherewith his father blessed him. And Esau said in his heart: 'Let the days of mourning for my father be at hand; then will I slay my brother Jacob.'
ONK 27:41 And Esau kept enmity towards Jakob for the blessing wherewith his father had blessed him. And Esau said in his heart, The days of mourning for father draw near, and I will kill Jakob my brother.
PAL 27:41 And Esau kept hatred in his heart against Jakob his brother, on account of the order of blessing with which his father had blessed him. And Esau said in his heart, I will not do as Kain did, who slew Habel in the life (time) of his father, for which his father begat Sheth, but will wait till the time when the days of mourning for the death of my father come, and then will I kill Jakob my brother, and will be found the killer and the heir.
 
GENESIS 27:42
JPS 27:42 And the 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.
ONK 27:42 And the words of Esau her eldest son were shown to Revekah, and she sent and called Jakob her younger son, and said to him, Behold, Esau thy brother plotteth against thee, to kill thee.
PAL 27:42 And the words of Esau her elder son, who thought in his heart to kill Jakob, were shown by the Holy Spirit to Rivekah, and she sent, and called Jakob her younger son, and said to him, Behold, Esau thy brother lieth in wait for thee, and plotteth against thee to kill thee.
 
GENESIS 27:43
JPS 27:43 Now therefore, my son, hearken to my voice; and arise, flee thou to Laban my brother to Haran;
ONK 27:43 And now, my son, receive from me, and arise and go to Laban my brother at Haran,
PAL 27:43 And now, my son, hearken to me: arise, escape for thy life, and go unto Laban my brother, at Haran,
 
GENESIS 27:44
JPS 27:44 and tarry with him a few days, until thy brother's fury turn away
ONK 27:44 and dwell with him a few days, until thy brother's wrath turn away,
PAL 27:44 and dwell with him a few days, until the wrath of thy brother be abated,
 
GENESIS 27:45
JPS 27:45 until 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 bereaved of you both in one day?'
ONK 27:45 until the anger of thy brother turn from thee, and what thou hast done to him be forgotten; and I will send and bring thee thence. Why should I be bereaved of both of you in one day?
PAL 27:45 until thy brother's anger have quieted from thee, and he have forgotten what thou hast done to him; and I will send and take thee from thence. Why should I be bereaved of you both in one day: thou being slain, and he driven forth, as Hava was bereaved of Habel, whom Kain slew, and both were removed from before Adam and Hava all the days of the life of Adam and Hava?
JER 27:45 Until the time when the bitterness of thy brother shall be turned away from thee.
 
GENESIS 27:46
JPS 27:46 And 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, of the daughters of the land, what good shall my life do me?'
ONK 27:46 And Revekah said to Izhak, I am grieved in my life at the sight of the daughters of Hittah. If Jakob take a wife of the daughters of Hittah, like these of the daughters of the land, what to me is life?
PAL 27:46 And Rivekah said to Izhak, I am afflicted in my life on account of the indignity of the daughters of Heth. If Jakob take a wicked wife from the daughters of Heth, such as these of the daughters of the people of the land, what will life be to me?
 
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