Genesis 27:14 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 27:14, NIV: "So he went and got them and brought them to his mother, and she prepared some tasty food, just the way his father liked it."

Genesis 27:14, ESV: "So he went and took them and brought them to his mother, and his mother prepared delicious food, such as his father loved."

Genesis 27:14, KJV: "And he went, and fetched, and brought them to his mother: and his mother made savoury meat, such as his father loved."

Genesis 27:14, NASB: "So he went and got them, and brought them to his mother; and his mother made a delicious meal such as his father loved."

Genesis 27:14, NLT: "So Jacob went out and got the young goats for his mother. Rebekah took them and prepared a delicious meal, just the way Isaac liked it."

Genesis 27:14, CSB: "So he went and got the goats and brought them to his mother, and his mother made the delicious food his father loved."

What does Genesis 27:14 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

Jacob makes a conscious choice to go along with his mother's scheme (Genesis 27:6–10). Her plot is to deceive his father, Isaac, into giving him the blessing instead of his older brother, Esau. This follows Jacob's manipulative trick where he made Esau swear to give him Esau's birthright (Genesis 25:29–34). Jacob makes no protest about whether or not this is the right course of action. His only question for Rebekah is about what happens if they are caught (Genesis 27:12). At her insistence, he does as she says, bringing the goats to his mother. She prepares a delicious meal that she knows her husband will love. The plan is afoot.

Genesis never directly condemns or praises Jacob for this decision. Does this mean he was right to participate in this plan? No, but Scripture simply records what happened. God used the flawed choices of flawed human beings to accomplish His will for His people. He still does. Later in the book of Genesis, we will see the consequences of this action play out. Rebekah will never see Jacob again (Genesis 27:43–44), and Jacob will find himself caught in a scam in the near future (Genesis 29).