New King James Version
23 And the Lord said to her:
24 So when her days were fulfilled for her to give birth, indeed there were twins in her womb. 25 And the first came out red. He was (D)like a hairy garment all over; so they called his name [a]Esau. 26 Afterward his brother came out, and (E)his hand took hold of Esau’s heel; so (F)his name was called [b]Jacob. Isaac was sixty years old when she bore them.
27 So the boys grew. And Esau was (G)a skillful hunter, a man of the field; but Jacob was (H)a [c]mild man, (I)dwelling in tents. 28 And Isaac loved Esau because he (J)ate of his game, (K)but Rebekah loved Jacob.
Esau Sells His Birthright(L)
29 Now Jacob cooked a stew; and Esau came in from the field, and he was weary. 30 And Esau said to Jacob, “Please feed me with that same red stew, for I am weary.” Therefore his name was called [d]Edom.
31 But Jacob said, “Sell me your birthright as of this day.”
32 And Esau said, “Look, I am about to die; so (M)what is this birthright to me?”
33 Then Jacob said, [e]“Swear to me as of this day.”Read full chapter