Bible: Genesis 25:24-34

25:24 When the time came for Rebekah to give birth, 1  there were 2  twins in her womb. 25:25 The first came out reddish 3  all over, 4  like a hairy 5  garment, so they named him Esau. 6  25:26 When his brother came out with 7  his hand clutching Esau’s heel, they named him Jacob. 8  Isaac was sixty years old 9  when they were born.

25:27 When the boys grew up, Esau became a skilled 10  hunter, a man of the open fields, but Jacob was an even-tempered man, living in tents. 11  25:28 Isaac loved Esau because he had a taste for fresh game, 12  but Rebekah loved 13  Jacob.

25:29 Now Jacob cooked some stew, 14  and when Esau came in from the open fields, he was famished. 25:30 So Esau said to Jacob, “Feed 15  me some of the red stuff – yes, this red stuff – because I’m starving!” (That is why he was also called 16  Edom.) 17 

25:31 But Jacob replied, “First 18  sell me your birthright.” 25:32 Look,” said Esau, “I’m about to die! What use is the birthright to me? 19  25:33 But Jacob said, “Swear an oath to me now.” 20  So Esau 21  swore an oath to him and sold his birthright 22  to Jacob.

25:34 Then Jacob gave Esau some bread and lentil stew; Esau ate and drank, then got up and went out. 23  So Esau despised his birthright. 24 

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