Jacob and Esau
25:19 This is the account of Isaac, 1 the son of Abraham.
Abraham became the father of Isaac. 25:20 When Isaac was forty years old, he married Rebekah, 2 the daughter of Bethuel the Aramean from Paddan Aram and sister of Laban the Aramean. 3
25:21 Isaac prayed to 4 the Lord on behalf of his wife because she was childless. The Lord answered his prayer, and his wife Rebekah became pregnant. 25:22 But the children struggled 5 inside her, and she said, “If it is going to be like this, I’m not so sure I want to be pregnant!” 6 So she asked the Lord, 7 25:23 and the Lord said to her,
“Two nations 8 are in your womb,
and two peoples will be separated from within you.
One people will be stronger than the other,
and the older will serve the younger.”