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39 His father Isaac responded and said to him,

“Now, you will make a home
    far away from the olive groves of the earth,
        far away from the showers of the sky above.
40 You will live by your sword;
        you will serve your brother.
But when you grow restless,[a]
        you will tear away his harness
        from your neck.”

Jacob sent away for protection

41 Esau was furious at Jacob because his father had blessed him, and Esau said to himself, When the period of mourning for the death of my father is over, I will kill my brother.

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 27:40 Heb uncertain

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