"Who are you?" Isaac asked. "Your older son Esau," he answered.
Isaac began to tremble and shake all over, and he asked, "Who was it, then, who killed an animal and brought it to me? I ate it just before you came. I gave him my final blessing, and so it is his forever."
When Esau heard this, he cried out loudly and bitterly and said, "Give me your blessing also, father!"
Isaac answered, "Your brother came and deceived me. He has taken away your blessing."
Esau said, "This is the second time that he has cheated me. No wonder his name is Jacob. He took my rights as the first-born son, and now he has taken away my blessing. Haven't you saved a blessing for me?" 1
Isaac answered, "I have already made him master over you, and I have made all his relatives his slaves. I have given him grain and wine. Now there is nothing that I can do for you, son!"
Esau continued to plead with his father: "Do you have only one blessing, father? Bless me too, father!" He began to cry. 2
Then Isaac said to him, 3 "No dew from heaven for you, No fertile fields for you.
You will live by your sword, 4 But be your brother's slave. Yet when you rebel, You will break away from his control."
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. 5