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39 His father Isaac answered him,

“You will live far away from the fruit of the earth.
    You will live far away from the dew of heaven above.
40 You will live by using the sword.
    And you will serve your brother.
But you will grow restless.
    Then you will throw off the heavy load
    he has caused you to carry.”

41 Esau was angry with Jacob. He was angry because of the blessing his father had given to Jacob. He said to himself, “The days of sorrow over my father’s death are near. Then I’ll kill my brother Jacob.”

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