Bible: Genesis 25:19-23

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.”

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