Genesis 27:31-41 (New International Version)

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31 He too prepared some tasty food and brought it to his father. Then he said to him, "My father, sit up and eat some of my game, so that you may give me your blessing."1 32 His father Isaac asked him, "Who are you?"2 "I am your son," he answered, "your firstborn, Esau.3" 33 Isaac trembled violently and said, "Who was it, then, that hunted game and brought it to me?4 I ate it just before you came and I blessed him--and indeed he will be blessed!5" 34 When Esau heard his father's words, he burst out with a loud and bitter cry6 and said to his father, "Bless7 me--me too, my father!" 35 But he said, "Your brother came deceitfully8 and took your blessing."9 36 Esau said, "Isn't he rightly named Jacoba ?10 He has deceived11 me these two times: He took my birthright,12 and now he's taken my blessing!"13 Then he asked, "Haven't you reserved any blessing for me?" 37 Isaac answered Esau, "I have made him lord over you and have made all his relatives his servants, and I have sustained him with grain and new wine.14 So what can I possibly do for you, my son?" 38 Esau said to his father, "Do you have only one blessing, my father? Bless me too, my father!" Then Esau wept aloud.15 39 His father Isaac answered him,16 "Your dwelling will be away from the earth's richness, away from the dew17 of heaven above.18 40 You will live by the sword and you will serve19 your brother.20 But when you grow restless, you will throw his yoke from off your neck.21"

Jacob Flees to Laban

41 Esau held a grudge22 against Jacob23 because of the blessing his father had given him. He said to himself, "The days of mourning24 for my father are near; then I will kill25 my brother Jacob."26
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