Genesis 27:3

“Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiuer, and thy bow, and goe out to the field, and take mee some venison.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Now then, please take your gear, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field and hunt game for me;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me venison.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So take your arrows and your bow and go out to the field and get meat for me;
- Basic English Bible

And now, I pray thee, take thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field and hunt me venison,
- Darby Bible

Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison;
- Webster's Bible

Now therefore, please take your weapons, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field, and take me venison.
- World English Bible

and now, take up, I pray thee, thy instruments, thy quiver, and thy bow, and go out to the field, and hunt for me provision,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me venison;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 27:3


27:3 Take me some venison that I may; bless thee - Esau must go a hunting and bring some venison. In this he designed not so much the refreshment of his own spirits, as the receiving a fresh instance of his son's, filial duty and affection to him, before he bestowed this favour upon him. That my soul may bless thee before I die - Prayer is the work of the soul, and not of the lips only; as the soul must be employed in blessing God, #Psa 103:1|, so it must be in blessing ourselves and others: the blessing will not go to the heart, if it do not come from the heart.


Discussion for Genesis 27

  • Farmeta
    I see in this story how dishonest in a family brings decision.
  • James
    Need to read the whole story, God promised Jacob the blessing but like all man he did it his way, and paid a price for it. Esa didn't want any part of God, same today. Isaac was like Most Church Leaders today, they seem to follow that same path. ? What is that word??? Oh yeah, PRIDE
  • Verlene Bullard
    Blessings come from God. Thetefore, why did God blessed such deceipt?
  • Cousinsruby2
    I felt so badly in this story for Esaw because his brother Jacob stole his blessing. This is an example living in to days life. It doesn't make since to take some thing that is not ours in a forceful manner. When we steel something it become such curse in our lives. Both Rebekah and Jacob coveted Esaws, blessings and they were in trouble of being very dishonest.
  • Evangelist Agyei
    genesis 27 is good hapter in bible and i really love this website.
  • Lexy
    Genesis 27 is a wonderful chapter in the Bible that teaches us how favoritism displayed among your children is very damaging to the entire family structure! Isaac loved Esau and Rebecca loved Jacob. Rebecca knew God told her the oldest would serve the youngest, but after she heard what Isaac told Esau, she feared Jacob would not inherit the Birth right. Rebekah schemed and plotted with Jacob to order things in his favor...but everything was already in Jacob 's favor! God knew his heart even before he was born..Esau DESPISED his Birthright but Jacob dreamed about the birthright! Esau lost his birthright not because he was starving with hunger, or because of Rebecca 's scheming, but because he "despised " it!...Despise means to regard with contempt or scorn To dislike intensely to loathe...this is how Esau truly felt about the birthright...God chose Jacob over Esau because of foreknowledge..God said, "Jacob I have loved and Esau I have hated. " Esau was a hater of the things of God! He even chose Hittite women over godly women knowing it broke his parent 's heart! It was proper and fitting that Esau lost the Birthright...this chapter teaches us to honor and never despise the gifts of God.

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