Trembling violently all over, Isaac asked, "Who hunted game and brought it to me? I ate it before you came in. I blessed him, and he will stay blessed."
When Esau heard these words from his father, he shouted out a very loud and bitter cry and said to his father, "Bless me too, Father!"
Isaac said, "Your brother came and deceived me and has taken away your blessing."
Esau said, "Isn't that why he's named Jacob? He's cheated me twice already: He took my rights as firstborn, and now he's taken my blessing." So he asked, "Haven't you saved a blessing for me?"
Isaac answered Esau, "I have made him your master, and I have made all his brothers serve him. I've provided fresh grain and new wine for him. What is left for me to do for you, Son?"
Esau asked, "Do you have only one blessing, Father? Bless me too, Father!" And Esau sobbed loudly.
His father Isaac answered him, "The place where you live will lack the fertile fields of the earth and the dew from the sky above.
You will use your sword to live, and you will serve your brother. But eventually you will gain your freedom and break his yoke off your neck."
So Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing that his father had given him. Esau said to himself, "The time to mourn for my father is near. Then I'll kill my brother Jacob."
When Rebekah was told what her older son Esau had said, she sent for her younger son Jacob and said to him, "Watch out! Your brother Esau is comforting himself by planning to kill you.
So now, Son, obey me. Quick! Run away to my brother Laban in Haran.