New International Version
Now then, my son, do what I say: Flee at once to my brother Laban in Harran.
King James Bible
Now therefore, my son, obey my voice; and arise, flee thou to Laban my brother to Haran;
Darby Bible Translation
And now, my son, hearken to my voice, and arise, flee to Laban my brother, to Haran;
World English Bible
Now therefore, my son, obey my voice. Arise, flee to Laban, my brother, in Haran.
Young's Literal Translation
and now, my son, hearken to my voice, and rise, flee for thyself unto Laban my brother, to Haran,
Genesis 27:43 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Doth comfort himself, purposing to kill thee - מתנחם לך mithnachem lecha, which Houbigant renders cogitat super te, he thinks or meditates to kill thee. This sense is natural enough here, but it does not appear to be the meaning of the original; nor does Houbigant himself give it this sense, in his Racines Hebraiques. There is no doubt that Esau, in his hatred to his brother, felt himself pleased with the thought that he should soon have the opportunity of avenging his wrongs.
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Letter xxxv. From Pope Damasus.
Terah took his son Abram, his grandson Lot son of Haran, and his daughter-in-law Sarai, the wife of his son Abram, and together they set out from Ur of the Chaldeans to go to Canaan. But when they came to Harran, they settled there.
Now Rebekah had a brother named Laban, and he hurried out to the man at the spring.
Now, my son, listen carefully and do what I tell you:
His mother said to him, "My son, let the curse fall on me. Just do what I say; go and get them for me."
When Rebekah was told what her older son Esau had said, she sent for her younger son Jacob and said to him, "Your brother Esau is planning to avenge himself by killing you.
Then Isaac sent Jacob on his way, and he went to Paddan Aram, to Laban son of Bethuel the Aramean, the brother of Rebekah, who was the mother of Jacob and Esau.
Jacob left Beersheba and set out for Harran.
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