As soon as Esau heard the words of his father, 1he cried out with an exceedingly great and bitter cry and said to his father, "Bless me, even me also, O my father!"
But he said, "Your brother came deceitfully, and he has taken away your blessing."
Esau said, 2"Is he not rightly named Jacob?a For he has cheated me these two times. 3He took away my birthright, and behold, now he has taken away my blessing." Then he said, "Have you not reserved a blessing for me?"
Isaac answered and said to Esau, "Behold, 4I have made him lord over you, and all his brothers I have given to him for servants, and 5with grain and wine I have sustained him. What then can I do for you, my son?"
Esau said to his father, "Have you but one blessing, my father? Bless me, even me also, O my father." And 6Esau lifted up his voice and wept.
Then Isaac his father answered and said to him: "Behold, 7away fromb the fatness of the earth shall your dwelling be, and away fromc the dew of heaven on high.
By your sword you shall live, and you 8shall serve your brother; but when you grow restless 9you shall break his yoke from your neck."
Now Esau 10hated Jacob because of the blessing with which his father had blessed him, and Esau said to himself, 11"The days of mourning for my father are approaching; 12then I will kill my brother Jacob."
But the words of Esau her older son were told to Rebekah. So she sent and called Jacob her younger son and said to him, "Behold, your brother Esau comforts himself about you by planning to kill you.
Now therefore, my son, obey my voice. Arise, flee to Laban my brother in Haran
and stay with him a while, until your brother's fury turns away--