Genesis 27:1-46


Verse 1-5, 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 eldest son, and said unto him, My son: and he said unto him, Behold, here am I.  {2} And he said, Behold now, I am old, I know not the day of my death: {3} Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison; {4} And make me savoury meat, such as I love, and bring it to me, that I may eat; that my soul may bless thee before I die.  {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.

I.    This chapter is a picture of the grace of God overriding the evil actions and honest errors of God's people.

A.  Isaac.

1.   He loved Esau more than Jacob.

2.   He desired the blessing to go to Esau in spite of God's will (25:23), in spite of the birthright being sold (surely he knew), Gen.  25:29-34.

3.   God overrode Isaac's desire and let him be fooled into giving Jacob the blessing.

B.            Rebekah.

1.   She loved Jacob more than Esau and desired him to have the blessing.

2.   The one she loved the most was taken from her (at her command).

3.   The Bible doesn't say when she died, but she apparently died before Jacob got back for she is not mentioned again except that she is buried at Machpelah (49:31).

C.            Rebekah and Isaac together.

1.      They both believed they had to control the blessing.  Isaac didn't consult with Rebekah and Rebekah didn't consult with Isaac.

2.      Neither was concerned about Jacob not having a wife.  They put up with Esau's Hittite wives for 31 years before Rebekah used them as an excuse to get Jacob out of town and to seek him a wife.


II.   The time elapsed between the close of chapter 26 and the beginning of chapter 27 is about 31 years.  For proof see Part III.


III. Isaac is old.  How old? 137 years old.  (Note: at 100 years old, Isaac is barely past middle age.

A.  We will have to "back into" this age by taking into account the things we know to find out what we don't know.

B.            Compare Gen.  30:25,26 and 31:41.  At the end of 14 years service to Laban, Jacob had 11 sons and 1 daughter.  These were born during a 7 year period to 4 women.  (Two wives and two handmaids.) (Don't worry about a late start, God can speedily make up the difference!) Jacob, in Gen. 30:25,26, only asked for his wives and children.  Laban talked him into staying and 6 years later Jacob left, taking his wives and children and cattle with him.  (There is a thought that Gen. 30:22-25 takes place after Jacob worked 14 years for his wives and before he worked 6 years for his cattle.  This would mean that Jacob left Padanaram shortly after the birth of Joseph and shortly before the birth of Benjamin.  It is noted that the Bible never states that Rachel left bearing after she got started as it said about Leah, {Gen. 29:35}, when she went 1 year without bearing a child.  The period of time {Gen. 30:25-31:16} is after Jacob stayed in Padanaram for 20 years.  Gen. 30:36 states that Jacob and his entourage moved 3 days journey away from Laban, yet Jacob left some servants to take care of Laban's flocks.  The only difference I can see this makes is the age of Joseph when he enters Canaan for the first time.)

See chart below:



0                    60[1]            100     131[2]           180[3]

                                                         49 years[4]



                       0               40[5]     71  77[6]    91[7]         130[8]       147[9]

                                                   |20 years[10] |               |<  17 years  >|



                                                                  0   30[11]    39                                          110[12]

<------------------91 years--------------------->       |< 9 years >|


C.   Gen.  25:17 - Ishmael died at 137 years old and Isaac was also 137 and thought he might die soon.  Genesis 25:17 - And these are the years of the life of Ishmael, an hundred and thirty and seven years: and he gave up the ghost and died; and was gathered unto his people. 

1.   We never know the day of our death.

2.   It may look like it's close and it's actually a long way off.

3.   It may look like it's a long way off and be close.

D.  Eyes dim.

1.      Isaac spent the last 43 years of his life without good vision.

2.   I Kings 14:4 - The prophet Ahijah was blind.

3.      Some of the greatest saints of God go through great physical trouble.

4.   But just because we go through a lot of physical trouble doesn't mean we're great saints of God.

E.   He called Esau, not Jacob.

1.      25:23 - He forgot what God said 77 years ago.

a.   Let's not blame him very much.

b.   We usually forget what God says in His book.

c.   Isaac didn't have it written down like we do.

2.   He was going to give the blessing to Esau because he loved him the most.


The Deception, Verse 6-17, And Rebekah spake unto Jacob her son, saying, Behold, I heard thy father speak unto Esau thy brother, saying, {7} Bring me venison, and make me savoury meat, that I may eat, and bless thee before the LORD before my death.  {8} Now therefore, my son, obey my voice according to that which I command thee.  {9} Go now to the flock, and fetch me from thence two good kids of the goats; and I will make them savoury meat for thy father, such as he loveth: {10} And thou shalt bring it to thy father, that he may eat, and that he may bless thee before his death.  {11} And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man: {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.  {13} And his mother said unto him, Upon me be thy curse, my son: only obey my voice, and go fetch me them.  {14} And he went, and fetched, and brought them to his mother: and his mother made savoury meat, such as his father loved.  {15} And Rebekah took goodly raiment of her eldest son Esau, which were with her in the house, and put them upon Jacob her younger son: {16} And she put the skins of the kids of the goats upon his hands, and upon the smooth of his neck: {17} And she gave the savoury meat and the bread, which she had prepared, into the hand of her son Jacob.

I.    Isaac and Esau - though they didn't admit their conspiracy, they did work together in an effort to deny the blessing to Jacob.


II.   Rebekah - She took no blame for anything - See verse 45, "...which thou has done unto him..."

A.  Perhaps she was thinking of God's command.

1.      25:28 - I think she was thinking about Jacob who she loved more than Esau.

2.   If she was truly thinking of God's commands she wouldn't have considered trickery, but would have talked with Esau.

a.   She would have reminded Isaac of the promise recorded in 25:23 - The Elder shall serve the Younger.

b.   She would have reminded Isaac of the sold (despised) birthright in 25:24.

c.   she would have reminded Isaac of the two Hittite daughters-in-law, which was a grief to them.

3.      27:33 - Isaac would have heeded her voice.

a.   He recognized and submitted to the hand of God when trickery was involved.

b.   I believe he would have submitted to the will of God had he been reminded.

4.   The result.

a.   The family is full of hate and is separated for 20 years.

b.   Instead of a family dispute and separation and hatred, there would have been love and all drawing closer to God.

c.   Verse 12 - Rebekah receives the curse upon herself.  I wonder if this is the reason she died before Jacob returned from Laban.

B.   Ps.  76:10 - God can use evil to accomplish our good and His glory.


III. Jacob.

A.  He was completely lead by his mother into this trickery.

1.   The only objections Jacob had was, "How can we work things in order to pull this crime off?"

2.   He never seemed to be concerned about what God's will was.

3.   Or whether this was a right thing to do or not.

B.   A man of Jacob's age should have known better than to do this trickery.

1.      Verse 12 - He didn't want his dad to think he was a deceiver.  (He just didn't want to get caught.)

2.   Just because a person grows old, doesn't mean they grow wise in God's will.

C.   How unlike is Isaac and Jacob (Father and Son).

1.   At a young age, Isaac was willing to submit to being a sacrifice.

2.   At age 40, He was willing to take a bride chosen by God (at his fathers directions).

3.      There is no doubt in my mind that Isaac often meditated on the things of God and constantly tried to submit himself to His will.

4.      Jacob constantly used deception as a means to accomplish his desires.

a.   Concerning the birthright.

b.   Concerning the blessing of the birthright.

c.   Made a bargain with God about prosperity.

d.   There is some question as to his "honesty" with Laban.  (There is more question about Laban's dealings with Jacob.)

D.  It's probably because of the lack of spiritually and submission in Jacob's life that required him to be away from home and endure the hardships he did.

1.      How much easier our lives would be if we would learn to submit to God's will.

2.   We need to learn and relearn to let God fight our battles instead of us fighting.


Verse 18-29, And he came unto his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I; who art thou, my son? {19} And Jacob said unto his father, I am Esau thy firstborn; I have done according as thou badest me: arise, I pray thee, sit and eat of my venison, that thy soul may bless me.  {20} And Isaac said unto his son, How is it that thou hast found it so quickly, my son? And he said, Because the LORD thy God brought it to me.  {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.  {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.  {23} And he discerned him not, because his hands were hairy, as his brother Esau's hands: so he blessed him.  {24} And he said, Art thou my very son Esau? And he said, I am.  {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.  {26} And his father Isaac said unto him, Come near now, and kiss me, my son.  {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 the LORD hath blessed: {28} Therefore God give thee of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine: {29} Let people 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 he that blesseth thee.

I.    Verse 18-27, The deception of the five senses.

A.  This deception shouldn't have been necessary - Isaac should have readily given the blessing to Jacob.

B.   The sense of sight.

1.   God took away most of Isaac's sight.

2.      This aided in the deception because no two faces are alike.

3.   We don't need to blame God with the beginning of the deception, for this is one of those things that come upon all men.

4.   Evil thoughts take innocent circumstances and build on them to make things that are exceeding evil.

5.   An example is evil rumors from innocent circumstances.

C.   The sense of taste.

1.      Rebekah took care of this by preparing the two kids to suit her husband's desire for venison.

2.   It's easy to trick people into eating that which they say they dislike.

3.      Note how vain it is to be a "picky eater".

D.  The sense of hearing.

1.      There is little doubt that family voices are similar, but the keener hearing of a nearly blind person could pick up the differences.

2.      Verse 18 - Isaac is unsure and asks, "Who art thou, my son?"

3.      Verse 20 - He is still unsure because he is so soon returned from the hunt.

4.      Verse 21 - He is still unsure because he asks to feel of him.

5.      Verse 22 - He knows Jacob's voice, but the sense of touch convinces him it is Esau.

6.      Verse 24 - He asks again - "Are you Esau?"

7.      Verse 27 - He kissed him in order to smell and prove to himself again that it is Esau.  It seems he is still unsure.

E.   The sense of touch.

1.      25:25 - A description of Esau - red, all over like a hairy garment.

2.      Rebekah used the skins of the kids to imitate the "hairy-ness" of Esau.

3.      27:22,23 - Apparently, this completely fooled Isaac.

F.   The sense of smell.

1.      This was take care of by two things.  The smell of Esau's garments and the smell of the kid skins.

2.      This was the final "test" before Isaac gave the blessing.  Finally, Isaac was assured that this is really Esau and gives the blessing.

G.   Note that all the five senses, the one that gave the most trouble to Jacob is that of hearing.  If we take the passage as being literal, Jacob spoke only out of necessity and said no more than was absolutely necessary.

H.  Verse 26,27 - The kiss of deception.

1.      Luke 22:47,48 - Like Judas betrayed our Lord.

2.      How alike are the actions of the saved (at least elect) and the lost when both follow their natural lusts (wills).


II.   The blessings.  Verse 28,29,

A.  God so arranged and controlled the speech so the blessing would go to the proper person.

1.      There are no names given in this blessing.

2.      "Mothers and Sons" - (verse 29) - Not referring to other sons of Rebekah, but to all the descendants of the blessed son.

B.            Material blessings.

1.      Dew - moisture for the crops and herds.

2.      Fatness of the earth - 26:12 - Isaac well knew the results of a bountiful harvest.

3.      Plenty of corn and wine - to supply all the needs of his household and flocks.

C.   Political (or government) blessings.

1.      People and nations - not only to serve him, but also to bow before him in showing his authority.

2.      Brethren - Isaac is probably thinking in particular of Jacob, and his descendants (which are yet unborn).

D.  Let others bow down to thee, be over your brethren.

1.      Jacob is to have dominion over Esau.  Esau is to bow down to Jacob.

2.      Gen.  33:3 - Jacob bowing down to Esau.

a.   Before a person can be a real ruler, he must have the heart to be ruled.

b.   Moses thought he was ready to rule at age 40, but found out he wasn't.  At age 80, he was ready, but didn't realize it.

c.   David was anointed king over Israel long before he actually reigned.  Not only did David have to submit in order to rule, but the people had to learn that he was God's man.

d.   No man can pastor a church (even though he may think he can) until he submits to his present pastor.

E.   Spiritual blessings - Refer to Gen.  12:2,3.

1.      This is no doubt referring to the Messiah to come through (as was supposed) Esau.

2.      Gen.  37:5-11 - Joseph's dream of the sun, moon, and eleven stars doing obeisance to him is a prophecy that Joseph would be a savior to his brethren.

3.   In the same token, the one who would come (Jesus) would be a savior of many brethren.

4.      Cursing and blessing upon others - This curse and blessing hold true even today.

F.   Gen.  28:1-4 - Compare to Gen.  27:28,29.

1.   I believe Isaac fully intended to give Esau the entire blessing God had ordained for Jacob.

2.   God withheld him from using the bountiful words he so freely used in Gen.  28:1-4.

3.      After Isaac has settled in his own mind and heart that Jacob is to receive the blessing he used words like "the blessing of Abraham", "God Almighty bless thee".

4.      Now there can be no doubt that Isaac is fully submitting to God's will toward Jacob and Esau.


Verse 30-40, 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.  {31} And he also had made savoury meat, and brought it unto his father, and said unto his father, Let my father arise, and eat of his son's venison, that thy soul may bless me.  {32} And Isaac his father said unto him, Who art thou? And he said, I am thy son, thy firstborn Esau.  {33} And Isaac trembled very exceedingly, and said, Who? where 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.  {34} And when Esau heard the words of his father, he cried with a great and exceeding bitter cry, and said unto his father, Bless me, even me also, O my father.  {35} And he said, Thy brother came with subtlety, and hath taken away thy blessing.  {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? {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 corn and wine have I sustained him: and what shall I do now unto thee, my son? {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.  {39} And Isaac his father answered and said unto him, Behold, thy dwelling shall be the fatness of the earth, and of the dew of heaven from above; {40} And by thy sword shalt thou live, and shalt serve thy brother; and it shall come to pass when thou shalt have the dominion, that thou shalt break his yoke from off thy neck.

I.    Esau is rejected - because he rejected the birthright.

A.  The actual rejection occurred some years ago when Esau sold his birthright for a morsel of bread.

1.      Today people are rejecting salvation for a part of this life.

2.      Matt.  16:24-27 - What will we give in exchange for our soul (life). 

3.      Luke 8:14 - Many saved people bring no fruit to perfection because of the cares and riches and pleasures of this life.

B.   When the result of the rejection is made known to Esau, he is filled with remorse, but it is too late.

1.      Luke 19:19-31 - There is no doubt in my mind that the rich man was filled with great sorrows because he was in hell, such sorrows of the heart that cannot be described, only known by those in the same circumstances.

2.      Matt.  24:50,51 - The saved person (servant) who is unfaithful to God and His people shall weep and gnash their teeth when they stand before God.

C.   Heb.  12:16,17 - One day it'll be too late.

1.      Luke 16:24 - The cry of lost people in hell for relief will be great, but it'll be too late for any relief or help one day.

2.   God is warning saved people to be careful, don't be like Esau.  Be faithful now.  One of these days, it'll be too late to be faithful.  Many won't hear God say, "Well done, thou good and faithful servant", but it'll be too late to get any oil for the lamps.  (Matt.  25:10).


II.   Jacob is nearly caught by Esau.

A.  The best laid plans carry the risk of getting caught.

B.   If we do things honest, we won't have to worry about getting caught.


III. Esau coming before Isaac.

A.  Heb.  12:16,17 - Esau did all he could do to get the blessing of the sold birthright.

1.   A lost sinner will often do all he can do to be saved except trust Christ.

2.   All human endeavors for God's blessings (including salvation) are of no value.

B.   Before Isaac could rightly understand that he had been tricked, he realized who had tricked him and why.

1.      Who - Jacob - Verse 35.

2.      Why - Verse 33 - Yea, and he shall be blessed.

C.   We must note that there is no record of Isaac holding any of this against Jacob.

1.   I believe Isaac realized the trickery was partly his fault.

2.   He knew God had allowed it to happen to keep him from giving the blessing to Esau.

3.      Verse 35 - He did state the truth when he stated that Jacob came with subtlety.

a.   This is the way Satan came to the woman in the Garden of Eden.

b.   God's elect sometime use the methods of Satan.

D.  Verse 36 -

1.      Esau complains that Jacob has "supplanted" him these two times.

a.   He really doesn't have anything to complain about.

b.   He freely sold his birthright.

c.   I believe Jacob was more right in buying the birthright than Esau was in selling it.

2.      Esau used the possessive personal pronoun "my" in referring to the blessing.

a.   He doesn't understand the connection between the birthright and the blessing.

b.   The blessing is not really his because he sold it to Jacob.

3.   We, of course, recognize that Jacob is in error by using trickery to get the blessing.

4.      Esau is still desiring a blessing.


II.   The blessing of Esau.

A.  Those that do not have the blessings in eternity have some blessings on this earth.

1.   The blessing is more than Esau deserves, as the blessings lost men receive are much more than they deserve.

2.      This blessing consists entirely of earthly possessions.

3.      Compare verse 28, "God give thee..." and verse 39 and 40 - Esau doesn't receive from God, but by his sword.

4.      This is enough for fleshly Esau, but Spiritual Jacob must have the blessing from God above.

B.   Jacob shall rule over Esau (Israel over Edom).

1.      There is a promise that one day, Edom would break the yoke and have dominion over themselves.

2.   this happened in II Kings 8­:20-24 during the reign of Joram, King of Judah.

C.   There is no kiss involved in this blessing.

1.   It is a strong rebuke that the same kiss (verse 26, and 27) was a kiss of deception and a kiss of blessing.

2.      There is no need for a kiss here, as Isaac knows who he is talking to.


Verse 41-46, 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.  {42} And these 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.  {43} Now therefore, my son, obey my voice; and arise, flee thou to Laban my brother to Haran; {44} And tarry with him a few days, until thy brother's fury turn away; {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 deprived also of you both in one day? {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 which are of the daughters of the land, what good shall my life do me?

I.    Esau hated Jacob.

A.  We can understand why Esau hated Jacob, but he was wrong.

1.      Rom.  9:13 - Jacob got the good blessing because God loved him.

2.      How pitiful to hate those whom God blesses.  It still happens today.

B.   His promise to kill Jacob.

1.      Like Cain, (Gen.  4:4-8) who hated his brother Abel because God blessed him, Esau plans to kill his brother.

2.   He will not grieve his father but will wait until he dies to kill Jacob.

3.      Esau will not spare his mothers' grief if she is still alive when Isaac dies.

4.      Children are "bad" when they don't consider their parents feelings.

5.      Verse 42 - The thought of killing Jacob is a "comfort" to Esau.  It's an evil person indeed who finds comfort by thinking about some evil he's going to do to somebody.

C.   Isaac will live for another 43 years.

1.   If Esau had known it would be that long, he may have decided to kill Jacob right away.

2.      People that chose to do wicked things to God's people will find that God will put many restraints on their wicked plans.

3.      Prov.  26:27 - Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein, and he that rolleth a stone, it will return upon him.

4.   If Rebekah had known Jacob would live so long, she would not have sent Jacob away.

D.  Esau had to tell somebody about his plans.

1.      Somebody told Rebekah of Esau's plans.

2.   The wicked person planning some evil cannot keep the plans to himself.  He'll tell somebody to vent his anger, and to get justification for his evil intentions.

3.   He didn't say anything to the one he was mad at.  God says if somebody offends you, talk to them about it.  (Matt.  18:15)


II.   Rebekah's actions.

A.  She must do something to keep from losing her entire family.

1.      When Isaac dies, she'll lose her husband.

2.      Then Esau will kill Jacob and she'll love her younger son.

3.      Then the "authorities" will get Esau and she'll be all alone.

4.      When we work deception we stand a good "chance" of losing all of our family.  (The ones we love the most.)

5.   She decided it would be better to lose Jacob (for a few days) instead of losing them all to death.

6.   If she had known Isaac would live another 43 years, her plan of action might have been different.

B.   Her plans to send Jacob away.

1.   She disguises her plan under pretence of Jacob taking a wife.

2.   She doesn't expect it'll take Esau long to forget his anger.

3.   She planned to call Jacob home to herself in a few days, and then everything would be just like it had always been.

4.      How little did she think that she would never see her son again.

C.   I think it is important to remember that Rebekah is a Godly woman.

1.      Godly people often fall into sin because of the circumstances around them.

2.      This doesn't excuse their sin any more than it excuses ours.

3.   It does, however, help us understand the circumstances of disaster.

4.   If we can understand why bad things happen in the lives of others, we should be able to avoid those same circumstances, thus avoiding that same bad thing happening in our life.

D.  Note: Sins that we commit often change the entire course of our lives and things are never the way they used to be.

1.   For example: look at King David's life.

2.      David's family never rebelled against him until his sins with Bathsheba.

3.      After this sin, his family constantly rebelled against him.

[1]Gen.  25:26.  Isaac was 60 years old when Jacob and Esau was born.

[2]Isaac is 131 years old and Jacob is 71 years old when he leaves home.  This is calculated as follows:

1.     Gen. 47:8,9 - Jacob is 130 years old when he stands before Pharaoh in the 2nd year of famine.

2.     Joseph is 39 years old when Jacob is 130.

a.     Gen. 41:46 - Joseph is 30 years old when he stands before Pharaoh giving the interpretation of the dreams.

b.        There was 7 years of plenty, then Jacob came from Canaan in the 2nd year of famine (Gen. 45:6).

c.     30 + 7 + 2 = 39 - Joseph's age when Jacob is 130.

3.     Jacob is 91 years old when Joseph is born (130 - 39 = 91).

4.     Gen. 37:3 - Joseph is the child of Jacob's old age.

5.     Joseph is the next to last child born to Jacob, being born in Padanaram.  Very soon after his birth, Jacob asked Laban for permission to leave. 

6.     Gen. 31:41 - Jacob tells Laban he has been 20 years in his house.  Jacob worked 14 years for his wives and 6 years for his cattle.

7.     91 - 20 = 71 Jacob's age when he leaves Canaan.

8.     Since Jacob is 71 years old when he leaves Canaan, and Isaac was 60 years old when Jacob and Esau was born, Isaac is 131 years old when Jacob leaves Canaan.  (60 + 71 = 131).

[3]Gen.  35:28.  Isaac died at 180 years old.

[4]Isaac thought he was old and would soon die when he was 131 years old, but he lived another 49 years.  Therefore, we cannot let our age or our feelings influence our thinking about death!

[5]Gen.  26:34.  Esau married when he was 40 years old.  Jacob, of course, was also 40 years old, and Isaac was 100 (60 + 40).

[6]Gen. 29:25-28 - Jacob marries Leah and a week later (7 days) marries Rachel.

[7]Jacob is 91 years old when Joseph is born.  Jacob is 130 when he stands before Pharaoh, and Joseph is 39. 

[8]Gen.  47:9.  Jacob said he was 130 years old when he stood before Pharaoh.

[9]Gen.  47:28.  Jacob died when he was 147 years old.

[10]Gen.  29:18,25 - Jacob worked 7 years for Leah, then another 7 years for Rachel, then another 6 years for his cattle, making a total of  years.  He is 91 years old at the end of this 20 years.

[11]Gen. 41:46  Joseph was 30 years when he was taken out of prison to interpret Pharaoh's dream.

[12]Gen.  50:26.  Joseph was 110 years old when he died.