24 When the time came for her to give birth,(A) there were twin boys in her womb.(B) 25 The first to come out was red,(C) and his whole body was like a hairy garment;(D) so they named him Esau.[a](E) 26 After this, his brother came out,(F) with his hand grasping Esau’s heel;(G) so he was named Jacob.[b](H) Isaac was sixty years old(I) when Rebekah gave birth to them.

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  1. Genesis 25:25 Esau may mean hairy.
  2. Genesis 25:26 Jacob means he grasps the heel, a Hebrew idiom for he deceives.

10 Because of the violence(A) against your brother Jacob,(B)
    you will be covered with shame;
    you will be destroyed forever.(C)

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12 You should not gloat(A) over your brother
    in the day of his misfortune,(B)
nor rejoice(C) over the people of Judah
    in the day of their destruction,(D)
nor boast(E) so much
    in the day of their trouble.(F)

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Israel Doubts God’s Love

“I have loved(A) you,” says the Lord.

“But you ask,(B) ‘How have you loved us?’

“Was not Esau Jacob’s brother?” declares the Lord. “Yet I have loved Jacob,(C)

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