1. A. When Esau heard the words of his father, he cried out with an ex ceedingly great and bitter cry [and said to his father, 'Bless me, even me also, O my father!']" (Gen. 27:34):

B. Said R. Hanina, "Whoever says that the Holy One, blessed be he, is lax, may his intestines become lax. While his is patient, he does collect what is coming to you.

C. "Jacob made Esau cry out one cry, and where was he penalized? It was in the castle of Shushan: 'And he cried with a loud and bitter cry' (Est. 4:1)."

2. A. "But he said, 'Your brother came with guile and he has taken away your blessing'" (Gen. 33:35):

B. R. Yohanan said, "[He came] with the wisdom of his knowledge of theTorah."

3. A. "Esau said, 'Is he not rightly named Jacob? [For he has supplanted me these two times. He took away my birthright and behold, now he has taken away my blessing.' Then he said, 'Have you not reserved a blessing for me?]" (Gen. 27:36):

B. " 'He took away my birthright, and I kept silence, and now he has taken away my blessing.'"

4. A. "Then he said, 'Have you not reserved a blessing for me?'" (Gen. 27:36):

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