Genesis 27:44

44 Stay with him for a while until your brother’s fury subsides.

Genesis 27:44 in Other Translations

KJV
44 And tarry with him a few days, until thy brother's fury turn away;
ESV
44 and stay with him a while, until your brother's fury turns away--
NLT
44 Stay there with him until your brother cools off.
MSG
44 Live with him for a while until your brother cools down,
CSB
44 and stay with him for a few days until your brother's anger subsides-

Genesis 27:44 Meaning and Commentary

Genesis 27:44

And tarry with him a few days
Which Aben Ezra interprets a few years; rather, as Hiscuni, one year; perhaps it may be better should it be said one or two years; but instead of so short a time Jacob stayed there twenty years, and perhaps Rebekah never saw him anymore, being dead before he returned; after this account, no more mention is made of her: until thy brother's fury turn away;
which she hoped would abate, subside, and be entirely gone in process of time, and especially when the object of it was out of sight, and so it might be thought would be out of mind.

Genesis 27:44 In-Context

42 When Rebekah was told what her older son Esau had said, she sent for her younger son Jacob and said to him, “Your brother Esau is planning to avenge himself by killing you.
43 Now then, my son, do what I say: Flee at once to my brother Laban in Harran.
44 Stay with him for a while until your brother’s fury subsides.
45 When your brother is no longer angry with you and forgets what you did to him, I’ll send word for you to come back from there. Why should I lose both of you in one day?”
46 Then Rebekah said to Isaac, “I’m disgusted with living because of these Hittite women. If Jacob takes a wife from among the women of this land, from Hittite women like these, my life will not be worth living.”

Cross References 1

  • 1. Genesis 31:38,41