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Genesis  27: 41
Esau held a grudge against Jacob because of the blessing his father had given him. He said to himself, "The days of mourning for my father are near; then I will kill my brother Jacob."
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Genesis  8: 6 - 16
6 After forty days Noah opened the window he had made in the ark  7 and sent out a raven, and it kept flying back and forth until the water had dried up from the earth.  8 Then he sent out a dove to see if the water had receded from the surface of the ground.  9 But the dove could find no place to set its feet because there was water over all the surface of the earth; so it returned to Noah in the ark. He reached out his hand and took the dove and brought it back to himself in the ark.  10 He waited seven more days and again sent out the dove from the ark  11 When the dove returned to him in the evening, there in its beak was a freshly plucked olive leaf! Then Noah knew that the water had receded from the earth.  12 He waited seven more days and sent the dove out again, but this time it did not return to him. 
13 By the first day of the first month of Noah's six hundred and first year, the water had dried up from the earth. Noah then removed the covering from the ark and saw that the surface of the ground was dry.  14 By the twenty-seventh day of the second month the earth was completely dry. 
15 Then God said to Noah  16 "Come out of the ark, you and your wife and your sons and their wives. 

Genesis  29: 20 - 28
20 So Jacob served seven years to get Rachel, but they seemed like only a few days to him because of his love for her. 
21 Then Jacob said to Laban, "Give me my wife. My time is completed, and I want to lie with her." 
22 So Laban brought together all the people of the place and gave a feast.  23 But when evening came, he took his daughter Leah and gave her to Jacob, and Jacob lay with her.  24 And Laban gave his servant girl Zilpah to his daughter as her maidservant. 
25 When morning came, there was Leah! So Jacob said to Laban, "What is this you have done to me? I served you for Rachel, didn't I? Why have you deceived me?" 
26 Laban replied, "It is not our custom here to give the younger daughter in marriage before the older one  27 Finish this daughter's bridal week; then we will give you the younger one also, in return for another seven years of work." 
28 And Jacob did so. He finished the week with Leah, and then Laban gave him his daughter Rachel to be his wife. 

Genesis  30: 22 - 24
22 Then God remembered Rachel; he listened to her and opened her womb.  23 She became pregnant and gave birth to a son and said, "God has taken away my disgrace."  24 She named him Joseph, and said, "May the Lord add to me another son." 

Exodus  5: 22 - 23
22 Moses returned to the Lord and said, "O Lord, why have you brought trouble upon this people? Is this why you sent me?  23 Ever since I went to Pharaoh to speak in your name, he has brought trouble upon this people, and you have not rescued your people at all." 

Nehemiah  9: 16 - 21
16 "But they, our forefathers, became arrogant and stiff-necked, and did not obey your commands.  17 They refused to listen and failed to remember the miracles you performed among them. They became stiff-necked and in their rebellion appointed a leader in order to return to their slavery. But you are a forgiving God, gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love. Therefore you did not desert them,  18 even when they cast for themselves an image of a calf and said, 'This is your god, who brought you up out of Egypt,' or when they committed awful blasphemies. 
19 "Because of your great compassion you did not abandon them in the desert. By day the pillar of cloud did not cease to guide them on their path, nor the pillar of fire by night to shine on the way they were to take.  20 You gave your good Spirit to instruct them. You did not withhold your manna from their mouths, and you gave them water for their thirst.  21 For forty years you sustained them in the desert; they lacked nothing, their clothes did not wear out nor did their feet become swollen. 

Psalm  74: 1 - 2
1 Why have you rejected us forever, O God? Why does your anger smolder against the sheep of your pasture? 
2 Remember the people you purchased of old the tribe of your inheritance, whom you redeemed—Mount Zion, where you dwelt. 

Luke  15: 20
20 So he got up and went to his father. "But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him. 

John  11: 5 - 7
5 Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.  6 Yet when he heard that Lazarus was sick, he stayed where he was two more days. 
7 Then he said to his disciples, "Let us go back to Judea." 

Romans  2: 4
4 Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, tolerance and patience, not realizing that God's kindness leads you toward repentance? 

Romans  8: 24 - 25
24 For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has?  25 But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.