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39 Isaac his father answered him,

“Behold, your dwelling will be of the fatness of the earth,
and of the dew of the sky from above.
40 You will live by your sword, and you will serve your brother.
It will happen, when you will break loose,
that you will shake his yoke from off your neck.”

41 Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing with which his father blessed him. Esau said in his heart, “The days of mourning for my father are at hand. Then I will kill my brother Jacob.”

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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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