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Genesis 27:41


27:41 So Esau hated 1  Jacob because of the blessing his father had given to his brother. 2  Esau said privately, 3  “The time 4  of mourning for my father is near; then I will kill 5  my brother Jacob!”

Genesis 47:29

47:29 The time 6  for Israel to die approached, so he called for his son Joseph and said to him, “If now I have found favor in your sight, put your hand under my thigh 7  and show me kindness and faithfulness. 8  Do not bury me in Egypt,

1 tn Or “bore a grudge against” (cf. NAB, NASB, NIV). The Hebrew verb שָׂטַם (satam) describes persistent hatred.

2 tn Heb “because of the blessing which his father blessed him.”

3 tn Heb “said in his heart.” The expression may mean “said to himself.” Even if this is the case, v. 42 makes it clear that he must have shared his intentions with someone, because the news reached Rebekah.

4 tn Heb “days.”

5 tn The cohortative here expresses Esau’s determined resolve to kill Jacob.

6 tn Heb “days.”

7 sn On the expression put your hand under my thigh see Gen 24:2.

8 tn Or “deal with me in faithful love.”

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