Bible: Genesis 25:21-34
25:21 Isaac prayed to 1 the
“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.
25:27 When the boys grew up, Esau became a skilled 15 hunter, a man of the open fields, but Jacob was an even-tempered man, living in tents. 16 25:28 Isaac loved Esau because he had a taste for fresh game, 17 but Rebekah loved 18 Jacob.
25:29 Now Jacob cooked some stew, 19 and when Esau came in from the open fields, he was famished. 25:30 So Esau said to Jacob, “Feed 20 me some of the red stuff – yes, this red stuff – because I’m starving!” (That is why he was also called 21 Edom.) 22
25:31 But Jacob replied, “First 23 sell me your birthright.” 25:32 “Look,” said Esau, “I’m about to die! What use is the birthright to me?” 24 25:33 But Jacob said, “Swear an oath to me now.” 25 So Esau 26 swore an oath to him and sold his birthright 27 to Jacob.