Esau hated Jacob, because his father had given Jacob the blessing. He thought, "The time to mourn my father's death is near; then I will kill Jacob."
But when Rebecca heard about Esau's plan, she sent for Jacob and said, "Listen, your brother Esau is planning to get even with you and kill you. 143
Now, son, do what I say. Go at once to my brother Laban in Haran,
and stay with him for a while, until your brother's anger cools down
and he forgets what you have done to him. Then I will send someone to bring you back. Why should I lose both of my sons on the same day?"
Rebecca said to Isaac, "I am sick and tired of Esau's foreign wives. If Jacob also marries one of these Hittites, I might as well die."