Bible: Genesis 25:19-34
Jacob and Esau
25:19 This is the account of Isaac, 1 the son of Abraham.
25:21 Isaac prayed to 4 the
“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.”
25:24 When the time came for Rebekah to give birth, 9 there were 10 twins in her womb. 25:25 The first came out reddish 11 all over, 12 like a hairy 13 garment, so they named him Esau. 14 25:26 When his brother came out with 15 his hand clutching Esau’s heel, they named him Jacob. 16 Isaac was sixty years old 17 when they were born.
25:27 When the boys grew up, Esau became a skilled 18 hunter, a man of the open fields, but Jacob was an even-tempered man, living in tents. 19 25:28 Isaac loved Esau because he had a taste for fresh game, 20 but Rebekah loved 21 Jacob.
25:29 Now Jacob cooked some stew, 22 and when Esau came in from the open fields, he was famished. 25:30 So Esau said to Jacob, “Feed 23 me some of the red stuff – yes, this red stuff – because I’m starving!” (That is why he was also called 24 Edom.) 25
25:31 But Jacob replied, “First 26 sell me your birthright.” 25:32 “Look,” said Esau, “I’m about to die! What use is the birthright to me?” 27 25:33 But Jacob said, “Swear an oath to me now.” 28 So Esau 29 swore an oath to him and sold his birthright 30 to Jacob.