Don't worry about that. The cursing will be on me.
Just go fetch the goats.
14 So Jacob did as his mom told him, and his mom fixed a savory meal. 15 Rebekah took some of Esau's clothes and put them on Jacob. 16 She also put goat skins on his hands and neck. 17 Then she gave the meal to Jacob and sent him to Isaac. 18 Jacob lied to his father, saying,
I am Esau your firstborn son.
19 I have killed and cooked some venison for you. Now eat, so you can bless me.
This is just another story that answers the question, "Where did these enemies come from?"
In this case the hated ethnic group is the Edomites.
The Hebrew word Edom means red, and it relates to the description of Esau as being red all over. (See Episode 10, Genesis 25:25). The Bible claims that Esau is the father of the Edomites.
I'll bless you before I die. (v.3)
In this story, Isaac is presented as an old, blind man who is about to die. And yet at this time he still had at 80 years to live. We know this since Isaac was 60 when Esau and Jacob were born (Gen 25:26), and Esau was 40 when he married the two Hittite women at the end of the previous chapter (Gen 26:34). So Isaac was not much more than 100 years old when he was deceived in this chapter by Rebekah and Jacob. And he died when he was 180 years old (Genesis 35:28).
It's too late. My blessing made Jacob your lord and master (v.37)
Since Jacob and Rebekah deceitfully tricked Esau into blessing Jacob instead of Esau, why didn't God straighten things out?