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39 Then his father Isaac answered him:

“See, away from[a] the fatness of the earth shall your home be,
    and away from[b] the dew of heaven on high.
40 By your sword you shall live,
    and you shall serve your brother;
but when you break loose,[c]
    you shall break his yoke from your neck.”

Jacob Escapes Esau’s Fury

41 Now Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing with which his father had blessed him, and Esau said to himself, “The days of mourning for my father are approaching; then I will kill my brother Jacob.”

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  1. Genesis 27:39 Or See, of
  2. Genesis 27:39 Or and of
  3. Genesis 27:40 Meaning of Heb uncertain

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