39 Then Isaac his father answered and said to him:

“Behold, (A)away from[a] the fatness of the earth shall your dwelling be,
    and away from[b] the dew of heaven on high.
40 By your sword you shall live,
    and you (B)shall serve your brother;
but when you grow restless
    (C)you shall break his yoke from your neck.”

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  1. Genesis 27:39 Or Behold, of
  2. Genesis 27:39 Or and of

39 Then Isaac his father answered and said to him,

“Your home shall be from[a] the fatness of the land,
    and from the dew of heaven above.
40 But by your sword you shall live,
    and you shall serve your brother.
But it shall be that when free yourself
    you shall tear off his yoke from your neck.

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  1. Genesis 27:39 Or “away from”

39 His father Isaac answered him,

Look, your dwelling place will be
away from the richness of the land,
away from the dew of the sky above.
40 You will live by your sword,
and you will serve your brother.
But when you rebel,[a]
you will break his yoke from your neck.

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  1. 27:40 Hb obscure

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

“Behold, [a](B)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 (C)you shall serve your brother;
But it shall come about (D)when you become restless,
That you will [d]break his yoke from your neck.”

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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

39 And Isaac his father answered and said unto him,

Behold, [a]of the fatness of the earth shall be thy dwelling,
And of the dew of heaven from above;
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.

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  1. Genesis 27:39 Or, away from