When Esau heard his father's words, he cried out with a loud and bitter cry and said to his father, "Bless me-me too, my father!"
But he replied, "Your brother came deceitfully and took your blessing."
So he said, "Isn't he rightly named Jacob?ab For he has cheated me twice now. He took my birthright, and look, now he has taken my blessing." Then he asked, "Haven't you saved a blessing for me?"
But Isaac answered Esau: "Look, I have made him a master over you, have given him all of his relatives as his servants, and have sustained him with grain and new wine. What then can I do for you, my son?"
Esau said to his father, "Do you only have one blessing, my father? Bless me-me too, my father!" And Esau wept loudly.c39
Then 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.
You will live by your sword, and you will serve your brother. But when you rebel,d you will break his yoke from your neck.
Esau held a grudge against Jacob because of the blessing his father had given him. And Esau determined in his heart: "The days of mourning for my father are approaching; then I will kill my brother Jacob."
When the words of her older son Esau were reported to Rebekah, she summoned her younger son Jacob and said to him, "Listen, your brother Esau is consoling himself by planning to kill you.
So now, my son, listen to me. Flee at once to my brother Laban in Haran,
and stay with him for a few days until your brother's anger subsides-