Parsha Toldot Aliyah 6

Bereishit (Genesis) 27:28—28:4

28And may G-d give you of the dew of the heavens and of the fatness of the earth, and abundant green and white. 29People will serve you, and regimes will prostrate themselves to you; be a lord to your kinsman, and your mother’s sons will prostrate themselves to you; cursed be they who curse you, and blessed be they who bless you.”

30And it was, when Yitzchak had finished blessing Yaakov, and Yaakov had scarcely left from the present of Yitzchak his father, that Esau his brother came back from his hunt. 31He to made delicacies, and brought them to his father; he said to his father, “Let my father rise said eat of his sons game, so that your soul will bless me.”

32Yitzchak his father said to him, “Who are you?” And he said, “I am your firstborn son Esau. 33Then Yitzchak trembled in very great perplexity, and said, “Who—where—is the one who hunted game, brought it to me, and I partook of all, when you had not come, and I’m blessed him? he shall remain blessed!”

34When Esau heard his father words, he cried out an exceedingly great and bitter cry, and said to his father, “Bless, me too, Father!”

35But he said, “Your brother came with cleverness and took your blessings.”

36He said, “Is it because his name was called Yaakov that he outwitted me these two times?—He took away my birthright and see, now he took away my blessing!” Then he said, “Have you not reserved a blessing for me?”

37Yitzchak answered, and said to Esau, “Behold, a lord have I made him over you, and all his kin have I give him his servants; with grain and wine have I supported him, and you where—what can I do, my son?”

38And Esau said to his father, have you but one blessing, father? Bless me too, father!” In Esau raised his voice and wept.

39So Yitzchak his father answered, and said to him: “Behold, of the fatness of the earth shall be your dwelling and of the dew of the heavens from above. 40By your sword you shall live, but your brother you shall serve; yet it shall be that when you are aggrieved, you may cast off his yoke from upon your neck.”

41Now, Esau harbored hatred toward Yaakov because of the blessing with which his father had blessed him; and Esau thought, “May the days of mourning my father draw near, then I will kill my brother Yaakov.”

42When Rivkah was told of the words of her older son Esau, she sent and summoned Yaakov her younger son, and said to him, “Behold, your brother Esau is consoling himself regarding you to kill you. 43So now, my son, heed my voice, and arise; flee to my brother Lavan, to Haran. 44And remain with him a short while until your brothers wrath subsides. 45Until your brother’s anger against you subsides and he forgets what you have done to him; then I will send them bring you from there; why should I bereaved to both of you on the same day?”

46Rivkah said to Yitzchak, “I am disgusted with my life on account of the daughters of Heth; if Yaakov takes a wife of the daughters of Heth like these, of the daughters of the land, what is life to me?”

Chapter 28

1So Yitzchak summoned and Yaakov and blessed him; he instructed him, and said to him, “Do not take a wife from the Canaanite women. 2Arise, go to Paddan-aram, to the house of Bethuel your mother’s father, and take a wife from there from the daughters of Lavan your mother’s brother. 3And may El Shaddai bless you, make you fruitful and make you numerous, and may you be at congregation of peoples. 4May He grant you the blessing of Abraham to you and to your offspring with you, that you may possess the land of your sojourns which G-d gave to Abraham.”

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