From that time on, Esau hated Jacob because their father had given Jacob the blessing. And Esau began to scheme: “I will soon be mourning my father’s death. Then I will kill my brother, Jacob.”
But Rebekah heard about Esau’s plans. So she sent for Jacob and told him, “Listen, Esau is consoling himself by plotting to kill you.
So listen carefully, my son. Get ready and flee to my brother, Laban, in Haran.
Stay there with him until your brother cools off.
When he calms down and forgets what you have done to him, I will send for you to come back. Why should I lose both of you in one day?”