39 Isaac spoke over him the only blessing he thought he could:
Isaac: You will make your home far from the richness of the earth,
far away from the gentle showers of heaven above.
40 You will live by your sword,
and you will serve your brother.
But when you grow restless to be free,
you will break his yoke from your neck.
41 Esau hated Jacob with a fury, because his brother now carried the blessing his father meant for him.
Esau (to himself): The days of mourning for my father are approaching. When he has died, I will kill my brother, Jacob.