Isaac trembled violently and said, "Who was it, then, that hunted game and brought it to me?1 I ate it just before you came and I blessed him--and indeed he will be blessed!2"
When Esau heard his father's words, he burst out with a loud and bitter cry3 and said to his father, "Bless4 me--me too, my father!"
But he said, "Your brother came deceitfully5 and took your blessing."636
Esau said, "Isn't he rightly named Jacoba ?7 He has deceived8 me these two times: He took my birthright,9 and now he's taken my blessing!"10 Then he asked, "Haven't you reserved any blessing for me?"
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.11 So what can I possibly do for you, my son?"
Esau said to his father, "Do you have only one blessing, my father? Bless me too, my father!" Then Esau wept aloud.1239
His father Isaac answered him,13 "Your dwelling will be away from the earth's richness, away from the dew14 of heaven above.1540
You will live by the sword and you will serve16 your brother.17 But when you grow restless, you will throw his yoke from off your neck.18"
Esau held a grudge19 against Jacob20 because of the blessing his father had given him. He said to himself, "The days of mourning21 for my father are near; then I will kill22 my brother Jacob."2342
When Rebekah was told what her older son Esau24 had said, she sent for her younger son Jacob and said to him, "Your brother Esau is consoling himself with the thought of killing you.2543
Now then, my son, do what I say:26 Flee at once to my brother Laban27 in Haran.28