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Genesis 27:34-44 (New International Reader's Version)

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34 Esau heard his father's words. Then he began crying loudly and bitterly. He said to his father, "Bless me! Bless me too, my father!" 35 But Isaac said, "Your brother came and tricked me. He took your blessing." 36 Esau said, "Isn't Jacob just the right name for him? He has cheated me two times. First, he took my rights as the oldest son. And now he's taken my blessing!" Then Esau asked, "Haven't you saved any blessing for me?" 37 Isaac answered Esau, "I've made him ruler over you. I've made all of his relatives serve him. And I've provided him with grain and fresh wine. 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 sobbed loudly. 39 His father Isaac answered him, "You will live far away from the richness of the earth. You will live far away from the dew of heaven above. 40 You will live by the sword. And you will serve your brother. But you will grow restless. Then you will throw off the heavy load he put on your shoulders."

Jacob Runs Away to Laban

41 Esau was angry with Jacob. He was angry because of the blessing his father had given to Jacob. He said to himself, "My father will soon die. The days of sorrow over him are near. Then I'll kill my brother Jacob." 42 Rebekah was told what her older son Esau had said. So she sent for her younger son Jacob. She said to him, "Your brother Esau is comforting himself with the thought of killing you. 43 "Now then, my son, do what I say. Go at once to my brother Laban in Haran. 44 Stay with him until your brother's anger calms down.
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