The First Book of Moses, called Genesis
創世記 第27章

27-1 And it came to pass, that when Isaac was old, and his eyes were dim, so that he could not see, he called Esau his elder son, and said unto him, My son. And he said unto him, Here am I. イサクは年老い、目がかすんで見えなくなった時、長子エサウを呼んで言った、「子よ」。彼は答えて言った、「ここにおります」。
27-2 And he said, Behold now, I am old, I know not the day of my death. イサクは言った。「わたしは年老いて、いつ死ぬかも知れない。
27-3 Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me venison. それであなたの武器、弓矢をもって野に出かけ、わたしのために、しかの肉をとってきて、
27-4 And make me savory food, such as I love, and bring it to me, that I may eat. That my soul may bless thee before I die. わたしの好きなおいしい食べ物を作り、持ってきて食べさせよ。わたしは死ぬ前にあなたを祝福しよう」。
27-5 And Rebekah heard when Isaac spake to Esau his son. And Esau went to the field to hunt for venison, and to bring it. イサクがその子エサウに語るのをリベカは聞いていた。やがてエサウが、しかの肉を獲ようと野に出かけたとき、
27-6 And Rebekah spake unto Jacob her son, saying, Behold, I heard thy father speak unto Esau thy brother, saying, リベカはその子ヤコブに言った、「わたしは聞いていましたが、父は兄エサウに、
27-7 Bring me venison, and make me savory food, that I may eat, and bless thee before Jehovah before my death. 『わたしのために、しかの肉をとってきて、おいしい食べ物を作り、わたしに食べさせよ。わたしは死ぬ前に、主の前であなたを祝福しよう』と言いました。
27-8 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice according to that which I command thee. それで、子よ、わたしの言葉にしたがい、わたしの言うとおりにしなさい。
27-9 Go now to the flock, and fetch me from thence two good kids of the goats. And I will make them savory food for thy father, such as he loveth. 群れの所へ行って、そこからやぎの子の良いのを二頭わたしの所に取ってきなさい。わたしはそれで父のために、父の好きなおいしい食べ物を作りましょう。
27-10 And thou shalt bring it to thy father, that he may eat, so that he may bless thee before his death. あなたはそれを持って行って父に食べさせなさい。父は死ぬ前にあなたを祝福するでしょう」。
27-11 And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man. ヤコブは母リベカに言った、「兄エサウは毛深い人ですが、わたしはなめらかです。
27-12 My father peradventure will feel me, and I shall seem to him as a deceiver. And I shall bring a curse upon me, and not a blessing. おそらく父はわたしにさわってみるでしょう。そうすればわたしは父を欺く者と思われ、祝福を受けず、かえってのろいを受けるでしょう」。
27-13 And his mother said unto him, Upon me be thy curse, my son. Only obey my voice, and go fetch me them. 母は彼に言った、「子よ、あなたがうけるのろいはわたしが受けます。ただ、わたしの言葉に従い、行って取ってきなさい」。
27-14 And he went, and fetched, and brought them to his mother. And his mother made savory food, such as his father loved. そこで彼は行ってやぎの子を取り、母の所に持ってきたので、母は父の好きなおいしい食べ物を作った。
27-15 And Rebekah took the goodly garments of Esau her elder son, which were with her in the house, and put them upon Jacob her younger son. リベカは家にあった長子エサウの晴着を取って、弟ヤコブに着せ、
27-16 And she put the skins of the kids of the goats upon his hands, and upon the smooth of his neck. また子やぎの皮を手と首のなめらかな所とにつけさせ、
27-17 And she gave the savory food and the bread, which she had prepared, into the hand of her son Jacob. 彼女が作ったおいしい食べ物とパンとをその子ヤコブの手にわたした。
27-18 And he came unto his father, and said, My father. And he said, Here am I. Who art thou, my son? そこでヤコブは父の所へ行って言った、「父よ」。すると父は言った、「わたしはここにいる。子よ、あなたはだれか」。
27-19 And Jacob said unto his father, I am Esau thy first-born; I have done according as thou badest me: arise, I pray thee, sit and eat of my venison, that thy soul may bless me. ヤコブは父に言った、「長子エサウです。あなたがわたしに言われたとおりにいたしました。どうぞ起きて、すわってわたしのしかの肉を食べ、あなたみずからわたしを祝福してください」。
27-20 And Isaac said unto his son, How is it that thou hast found it so quickly, my son? And he said, Because Jehovah thy God sent me good speed. イサクはその子に言った、「子よ、どうしてあなたはこんなに早く手に入れたのか」。彼は言った、「あなたの神、主がわたしにしあわせを授けられたからです」。
27-21 And Isaac said unto Jacob, Come near, I pray thee, that I may feel thee, my son, whether thou be my very son Esau or not. イサクはヤコブに言った、「子よ、近寄りなさい。わたしは、さわってみて、あなたが確かにわが子エサウであるかどうかをみよう」。
27-22 And Jacob went near unto Isaac his father. And he felt him, and said, The voice is Jacob’s voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau. ヤコブが、父イサクに近寄ったので、イサクは彼にさわってみて言った、「声はヤコブの声だが、手はエサウの手だ」。
27-23 And he discerned him not, because his hands were hairy, as his brother Esau’s hands. So he blessed him. ヤコブの手が兄エサウの手のように毛深かったため、イサクはヤコブを見わけることができなかったので、彼を祝福した。
27-24 And he said, Art thou my very son Esau? And he said, I am. イサクは言った、「あなたは確かにわが子エサウですか」。彼は言った、「そうです」。
27-25 And he said, Bring it near to me, and I will eat of my son’s venison, that my soul may bless thee. And he brought it near to him, and he did eat. And he brought him wine, and he drank. イサクは言った、「わたしの所へ持ってきなさい。わが子のしかの肉を食べて、わたしみずから、あなたを祝福しよう」。ヤコブがそれを彼の所に持ってきたので、彼は食べた。またぶどう酒を持ってきたので、彼は飲んだ。
27-26 And his father Isaac said unto him, Come near now, and kiss me, my son. そして父イサクは彼に言った、「子よ、さあ、近寄ってわたしに口づけしなさい」。
27-27 And he came near, and kissed him. And he smelled the smell of his raiment, and blessed him, and said, See, the smell of my son Is as the smell of a field which Jehovah hath blessed. 彼が近寄って口づけした時、イサクはその着物のかおりをかぎ、彼を祝福して言った、「ああ、わが子のかおりは、主が祝福された野のかおりのようだ。
27-28 And God give thee of the dew of heaven,And of the fatness of the earth,And plenty of grain and new wine. どうか神が、天の露と、地の肥えたところと、多くの穀物と、いぶどう酒とをあなたに賜わるように。
27-29 Let peoples serve thee,And nations bow down to thee.Be lord over thy brethren,And let thy mother’s sons bow down to thee.Cursed be every one that curseth thee,And blessed be every one that blesseth thee. もろもろの民はあなたに仕え、もろもろの国はあなたに身をかがめる。あなたは兄弟たちの主となり、あなたの母の子らは、あなたに身をかがめるであろう。あなたをのろう者はのろわれ、あなたを祝福する者は祝福される」。
27-30 And it came to pass, as soon as Isaac had made an end of blessing Jacob, and Jacob was yet scarce gone out from the presence of Isaac his father, that Esau his brother came in from his hunting. イサクがヤコブを祝福し終って、ヤコブが父イサクの前から出て行くとすぐ、兄エサウが狩から帰ってきた。
27-31 And he also made savory food, and brought it unto his father. And he said unto his father, Let my father arise, and eat of his son’s venison, that thy soul may bless me. 彼もまたおいしい食べ物を作って、父の所に持ってきて、言った、「父よ、起きてあなたの子のしかの肉を食べ、あなたみずから、わたしを祝福してください」。
27-32 And Isaac his father said unto him, Who art thou? And he said, I am thy son, thy first-born, Esau. 父イサクは彼に言った、「あなたは、だれか」。彼は言った、「わたしはあなたの子、長子エサウです」。
27-33 And Isaac trembled very exceedingly, and said, Who then is he that hath taken venison, and brought it me, and I have eaten of all before thou camest, and have blessed him? Yea, and he shall be blessed. イサクは激しくふるえて言った、「それでは、あのしかの肉を取って、わたしに持ってきた者はだれか。わたしはあなたが来る前に、みんな食べて彼を祝福した。ゆえに彼が祝福を得るであろう」。
27-34 When Esau heard the words of his father, he cried with an exceeding great and bitter cry, and said unto his father, Bless me, even me also, O my father. エサウは父の言葉を聞いた時、大声をあげ、激しく叫んで、父に言った、「父よ、わたしを、わたしをも祝福してください」。
27-35 And he said, Thy brother came with guile, and hath taken away thy blessing. イサクは言った、「あなたの弟が偽ってやってきて、あなたの祝福を奪ってしまった」。
27-36 And he said, Is not he rightly named Jacob? for he hath supplanted me these two times. He took away my birthright. And, behold, now he hath taken away my blessing. And he said, Hast thou not reserved a blessing for me? エサウは言った、「よくもヤコブと名づけたものだ。彼は二度までもわたしをおしのけた。さきには、わたしの長子の特権を奪い、こんどはわたしの祝福を奪った」。また言った、「あなたはわたしのために祝福を残しておかれませんでしたか」。
27-37 And Isaac answered and said unto Esau, Behold, I have made him thy lord, and all his brethren have I given to him for servants. And with grain and new wine have I sustained him. And what then shall I do for thee, my son? イサクは答えてエサウに言った、「わたしは彼をあなたの主人とし、兄弟たちを皆しもべとして彼に与え、また穀物とぶどう酒を彼に授けた。わが子よ、今となっては、あなたのために何ができようか」。
27-38 And Esau said unto his father, Hast thou but one blessing, my father? Bless me, even me also, O my father. And Esau lifted up his voice, and wept. エサウは父に言った、「父よ、あなたの祝福はただ一つだけですか。父よ、わたしを、わたしをも祝福してください」。エサウは声をあげて泣いた。
27-39 And Isaac his father answered and said unto him,Behold, of the fatness of the earth shall be thy dwelling,And of the dew of heaven from above. 父イサクは答えて彼に言った、「あなたのすみかは地の肥えた所から離れ、また上なる天の露から離れるであろう。
27-40 And by thy sword shalt thou live, and thou shalt serve thy brother.And it shall come to pass, when thou shalt break loose,That thou shalt shake his yoke from off thy neck. あなたはつるぎをもって世を渡り、あなたの弟に仕えるであろう。しかし、あなたが勇み立つ時、首から、そのくびきを振り落すであろう」。
27-41 And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing wherewith his father blessed him: and Esau said in his heart, The days of mourning for my father are at hand. Then will I slay my brother Jacob. こうしてエサウは父がヤコブに与えた祝福のゆえにヤコブを憎んだ。エサウは心の内で言った、「父の喪の日も遠くはないであろう。その時、弟ヤコブを殺そう」。
27-42 And the words of Esau her elder son were told to Rebekah. And she sent and called Jacob her younger son, and said unto him, Behold, thy brother Esau, as touching thee, doth comfort himself, purposing to kill thee. しかしリベカは長子エサウのこの言葉を人づてに聞いたので、人をやり、弟ヤコブを呼んで言った、「兄エサウはあなたを殺そうと考えて、みずから慰めています。
27-43 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice. And arise, flee thou to Laban my brother to Haran. 子よ、今わたしの言葉に従って、すぐハランにいるわたしの兄ラバンのもとにのがれ、
27-44 And tarry with him a few days, until thy brother’s fury turn away. あなたの兄の怒りが解けるまで、しばらく彼の所にいなさい。
27-45 Until thy brother’s anger turn away from thee, and he forget that which thou hast done to him. Then I will send, and fetch thee from thence. Why should I be bereaved of you both in one day? 兄の憤りが解けて、あなたのした事を兄が忘れるようになったならば、わたしは人をやって、あなたをそこから迎えましょう。どうして、わたしは一日のうちにあなたがたふたりを失ってよいでしょうか」。
27-46 And Rebekah said to Isaac, I am weary of my life because of the daughters of Heth. If Jacob take a wife of the daughters of Heth, such as these, of the daughters of the land, what good shall my life do me? リベカはイサクに言った、「わたしはヘテびとの娘どものことで、生きているのがいやになりました。もしヤコブがこの地の、あの娘どものようなヘテびとの娘を妻にめとるなら、わたしは生きていて、何になりましょう」。