38 Esau said to his father, “Do you have only one blessing, my father? Bless me, me as well, my father.” So Esau raised his voice and (A)wept.

39 Then (B)his father Isaac answered and said to him,

“Behold, [a](C)away from the [b]fertility of the earth shall be your dwelling,
And [c]away from the dew of heaven from above.
40 And by your sword you shall live,
And (D)you shall serve your brother;
But it shall come about (E)when you become restless,
That you will [d]break his yoke from your neck.”

41 So Esau (F)held a grudge against Jacob because of the blessing with which his father had blessed him; and Esau said [e]to himself, “(G)The days of mourning for my father are near; then I will kill my brother Jacob.” 42 Now when the words of her elder son Esau were reported to Rebekah, she sent word and called her younger son Jacob, and said to him, “Behold your brother Esau is consoling himself concerning you by planning to kill you. 43 Now then, my son, (H)obey my voice, and arise, [f]flee to (I)Haran, to my brother (J)Laban! 44 Stay with him (K)a few days, until your brother’s fury [g]subsides, 45 until your brother’s anger [h]against you subsides and he forgets (L)what you did to him. Then I will send word and get you from there. Why should I lose you both in one day?”

46 And Rebekah said to Isaac, “I am tired of [i]living because of (M)the daughters of Heth; (N)if Jacob takes a wife from the daughters of Heth like these from the daughters of the land, what good will my life be to me?”

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  1. Genesis 27:39 Or of
  2. Genesis 27:39 Lit fatness
  3. Genesis 27:39 Or of
  4. Genesis 27:40 Lit tear off
  5. Genesis 27:41 Lit in his heart
  6. Genesis 27:43 Lit flee for yourself
  7. Genesis 27:44 Lit turns away
  8. Genesis 27:45 Lit turns away from you
  9. Genesis 27:46 Lit my life

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