Beloved Son

Which one of you, if his son begs for bread,
will give to him a stone?
Or if for fish, will give him then a serpent?

“Bless me—me also, O my father!”
he cried out with an exceedingly
great and bitter cry.

But he was rejected, for he found no place
for repentance, though he sought it

with tears;

for Jacob have I loved;
but Esau I have hated.