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Genesis 27:39 Then Isaac his father answered and said to him, "Behold, away from the fertility of the earth shall be your dwelling, And away from the dew of heaven from above.

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      39, 40. Behold, thy dwelling shall be the fatness of the earth--The first part is a promise of temporal prosperity, made in the same terms as Jacob's [Ge 27:28] --the second part refers to the roving life of hunting freebooters, which he and his descendants should lead. Though Esau was not personally subject to his brother, his posterity were tributary to the Israelites, till the reign of Joram when they revolted and established a kingdom of their own (2Ki 8:20; 2Ch 21:8-10).

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Brief Summary: Jacob's mother Rebekah guides him in seeking blessings from his father Isaac, Jacob is blessed by Isaac to have dominion and rule over peoples and nations, Esau hates Jacob and threatens to slay him, Jacob's mother fears for him and assures that he will not marry one of the daughters of Heth.

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1 Isaac sends Esau for venison
6 Jacob is instructed by his mother Rebekah
15 Jacob obtains the blessing
34 Esau complains and by importunity he obtains a blessing
41 Esau threatens Jacob's life
43 Rebekah sends Jacob to Laban

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