Bible: Genesis 25:21-26

25:21 Isaac prayed to 1  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 2  inside her, and she said, “If it is going to be like this, I’m not so sure I want to be pregnant!” 3  So she asked the Lord, 4  25:23 and the Lord said to her,

“Two nations 5  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, 6  there were 7  twins in her womb. 25:25 The first came out reddish 8  all over, 9  like a hairy 10  garment, so they named him Esau. 11  25:26 When his brother came out with 12  his hand clutching Esau’s heel, they named him Jacob. 13  Isaac was sixty years old 14  when they were born.

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