Bible: Genesis 25:20-26

25:20 When Isaac was forty years old, he married Rebekah, 1  the daughter of Bethuel the Aramean from Paddan Aram and sister of Laban the Aramean. 2 

25:21 Isaac prayed to 3  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 4  inside her, and she said, “If it is going to be like this, I’m not so sure I want to be pregnant!” 5  So she asked the Lord, 6  25:23 and the Lord said to her,

“Two nations 7  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, 8  there were 9  twins in her womb. 25:25 The first came out reddish 10  all over, 11  like a hairy 12  garment, so they named him Esau. 13  25:26 When his brother came out with 14  his hand clutching Esau’s heel, they named him Jacob. 15  Isaac was sixty years old 16  when they were born.

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