Genesis 27:42

42 When the words of her older son Esau were reported to Rebekah, she summoned her younger son Jacob and said to him, "Listen, your brother Esau is consoling himself by planning to kill you.

Genesis 27:42 Meaning and Commentary

Genesis 27:42

And these words of Esau her eldest son were told to Rebekah,
&c.] Jarchi and Jonathan say, by the Holy Ghost; but Aben Ezra thinks, by one of Esau's friends and confidants, to whom out of the abundance of his heart he had revealed this secret, which is not at all unlikely: and she sent and called Jacob her younger son;
who might be in another tent or apartment, or with the flocks in the field: and said unto him, behold, thy brother Esau, as touching thee, doth
comfort himself, [purposing] to kill thee;
he has determined on it, and has laid a scheme for it, and comforts himself with the thought of it, that he shall be able to accomplish it, and so be the heir of the promise, and get the blessing; and even such is his nature, that thy death will be a comfort to him under the loss of his blessing, though he gets nothing by it, so sweet is revenge unto him.

Genesis 27:42 In-Context

40 You will live by your sword, and you will serve your brother. But when you rebel, you will break his yoke from your neck.
41 Esau held a grudge against Jacob because of the blessing his father had given him. And Esau determined in his heart: "The days of mourning for my father are approaching; then I will kill my brother Jacob."
42 When the words of her older son Esau were reported to Rebekah, she summoned her younger son Jacob and said to him, "Listen, your brother Esau is consoling himself by planning to kill you.
43 So now, my son, listen to me. Flee at once to my brother Laban in Haran,
44 and stay with him for a few days until your brother's anger subsides-