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39 So his father said:

“Your home will be far
    from that fertile land,
where dew comes down
    from the heavens.
40 You will live by the power
of your sword
    and be your brother’s slave.
But when you decide to be free,
    you will break loose.”

41 Esau hated his brother Jacob because he had stolen the blessing that was supposed to be his. So he said to himself, “Just as soon as my father dies, I’ll kill Jacob.”

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