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

  • 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.
  • Bubba Mitchell for verse 3
    I am a Hunter Education instructor in the state of Arkansas...Almost every class, I have some person say I don 't believe in hunting...I ask them "Do you believe in the Bible? " every time it is yes...then I tell them to read Gen 27:3....
  • Dewey J
    Larry Ely, good post. I do agree with Bibi 's comments on reaping and sowing also one of self control. If Esau had any true value for almighty God and his blessings he would not have sold blessing for what some consider a Big Mac attack. All four parties are to be blamed he for their human weakness and lack of faith in God by attempting to bring to past the divine purpose of God by pitiful human means. God told Rebekah before the birth of her sons when she inquired of him when she was having difficulty with her pregnancy. God explained to her that there were two nations of people in her womb and that the elder Esau was going to serve the younger Jacob Gen. 25:23. God knew the character of both men and which one would value him and his blessings more Jocob and made the decision of who was to receive him based on the content of their character Rom. 9:15. God bless all and in the understanding of his word. Glory be to God in the high through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
  • Dewey J
    John Paul, that 's incorrect Esau 's descendants didn 't rescue Jacob 's descendants from slavery. God did from slavery in Egypt. God bless us all and in the reading and understanding of his word. Amen.

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