27:19 Jacob said to his father, “I am Esau, your firstborn. I’ve done as you told me. Now sit up 1 and eat some of my wild game so that you can bless me.” 2 27:20 But Isaac asked his son, “How in the world 3 did you find it so quickly, 4 my son?” “Because the Lord your God brought it to me,” 5 he replied. 6
27:24 Then he asked, “Are you really my son Esau?” “I am,” Jacob 7 replied.
[27:19] 2 tn Heb “so that your soul may bless me.” These words, though not reported by Rebekah to Jacob (see v. 7) accurately reflect what Isaac actually said to Esau (see v. 4). Perhaps Jacob knew more than Rebekah realized, but it is more likely that this was an idiom for sincere blessing with which Jacob was familiar. At any rate, his use of the precise wording was a nice, convincing touch.