Genesis 25:23-34New American Standard Bible (NASB)
23 The Lord said to her,
“Two nations are in your womb; And two peoples will be separated from your body; And one people shall be stronger than the other; And the older shall serve the younger.”
24 When her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb.25 Now the first came forth red, all over like a hairy garment; and they named him Esau.26 Afterward his brother came forth with his hand holding on to Esau’s heel, so his name was called [a]Jacob; and Isaac was sixty years old when she gave birth to them.
27 When the boys grew up, Esau became a skillful hunter, a man of the field, but Jacob was a [b]peaceful man, [c]living in tents.28 Now Isaac loved Esau, because [d]he had a taste for game, but Rebekah loved Jacob.29 When Jacob had cooked stew, Esau came in from the field and he was [e]famished;30 and Esau said to Jacob, “Please let me have a swallow of [f]that red stuff there, for I am [g]famished.” Therefore his name was called [h]Edom.31 But Jacob said, “[i]First sell me your birthright.”32 Esau said, “Behold, I am about to die; so of what use then is the birthright to me?”33 And Jacob said, “[j]First swear to me”; so he swore to him, and sold his birthright to Jacob.34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread and lentil stew; and he ate and drank, and rose and went on his way. Thus Esau despised his birthright.
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