Genesis 27

Genesis 27:41
27:41 Esau [Isaac and Rebekah’s firstborn son; Esau’s favorite; gave up his birthright to his (non-identical) twin brother Jacob for some hot stew (Gen. 25:29-34); read Gen. 27:39-40 re: the blessing Esau received from his father Isaac] held a grudge [to hold hostility or hatred toward another] against Jacob [name means “he grasps the heel” (cf. Gen. 25:25-26) and was a figurative expression for the act of deceiving another (cf. Gen. 27:36); favored by his mother Rebekah] because of the blessing [included prosperity, dominion, and protection (Gen. 27:28-29)] his father had given him. He said to himself, “The days of mourning for my father are near [Esau knew that his father was near death]; then I will kill my brother Jacob.”

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