39 Then (A)Isaac his father answered and said to him,

“Behold, [a](B)away from the [b]fertility of the earth shall be your dwelling,
And [c]away from the dew of heaven from above.
40 “By your sword you shall live,
And your brother (C)you shall serve;
But it shall come about (D)when you become restless,
That you will [d]break his yoke from your neck.”

41 So Esau (E)bore a grudge against Jacob because of the blessing with which his father had blessed him; and Esau said [e]to himself, “(F)The days of mourning for my father are near; then I will kill my brother Jacob.”

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  1. Genesis 27:39 Or of
  2. Genesis 27:39 Lit fatness
  3. Genesis 27:39 Or of
  4. Genesis 27:40 Lit tear off
  5. Genesis 27:41 Lit in his heart

39 His father Isaac answered him,(A)

“Your dwelling will be
    away from the earth’s richness,
    away from the dew(B) of heaven above.(C)
40 You will live by the sword
    and you will serve(D) your brother.(E)
But when you grow restless,
    you will throw his yoke
    from off your neck.(F)

41 Esau held a grudge(G) against Jacob(H) because of the blessing his father had given him. He said to himself, “The days of mourning(I) for my father are near; then I will kill(J) my brother Jacob.”(K)

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