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

  • Prakash
    All the events that happened in this chapter was because of the Isaac. It was made clear before the birth of the twins that elder will serve the younger. Isaac was well aware that God has chosen Jacob but he chose Esau on the ground of food. Isaac became a carnal believer because he tried to change the decision of God. This rebellion upon the Word of God is the reason for those evil deeds.
  • Matt
    Jacob was meant to get the blessing and become Israel. I wouldn't feel too sorry for Esau, because he didn't care about God. He sold his birthright to Jacob for a bowl of lentils in Gen. 25 v. 29-34. He also had two wives that were satanic (Hittite), which further shows he didn't care about God. That is why God hated Esau and loved Jacob (Mal. ch. 1
  • 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
  • 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.

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