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32 His father Isaac asked,[a] “Who are you?” “I am your firstborn son,”[b] he replied, “Esau!” 33 Isaac began to shake violently[c] and asked, “Then who else hunted game and brought it to me? I ate all of it just before you arrived, and I blessed him.[d] He will indeed be blessed!”

34 When Esau heard[e] his father’s words, he wailed loudly and bitterly.[f] He said to his father, “Bless me too, my father!”

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  1. Genesis 27:32 tn Heb “said.”
  2. Genesis 27:32 tn Heb “and he said, ‘I [am] your son, your firstborn.’” The order of the introductory clause and the direct discourse has been rearranged for stylistic reasons.
  3. Genesis 27:33 tn Heb “and Isaac trembled with a great trembling to excess.” The verb “trembled” is joined with a cognate accusative, which is modified by an adjective “great,” and a prepositional phrase “to excess.” All of this is emphatic, showing the violence of Isaac’s reaction to the news.
  4. Genesis 27:33 tn Heb “Who then is he who hunted game and brought [it] to me so that I ate from all before you arrived and blessed him?”
  5. Genesis 27:34 tn The temporal clause is introduced with the temporal indicator and has the infinitive as its verb.
  6. Genesis 27:34 tn Heb “and he yelled [with] a great and bitter yell to excess.”

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