Genesis 25:27-34 CSB

Esau Sells His Birthright

27 When the boys grew up, Esau became an expert hunter, an outdoorsman,a but Jacob was a quiet man who stayed at home.b

References for Genesis 25:27

    • q 25:27 - Lit a man of the field
    • r 25:27 - Lit man living in tents
      28 Isaac loved Esau because he had a taste for wild game, but Rebekah loved Jacob.
      29 Once when Jacob was cooking a stew, Esau came in from the field, exhausted.
      30 He said to Jacob, "Let me eat some of that red stuff, because I'm exhausted." That is why he was [also] named Edom.c

      References for Genesis 25:30

          31 Jacob replied, "First sell me your birthright."
          32 "Look," said Esau, "I'm about to die, so what good is a birthright to me?"
          33 Jacob said, "Swear to me first." So he swore to Jacob and sold his birthright to him.
          34 Then Jacob gave bread and lentil stew to Esau; he ate, drank, got up, and went away. So Esau despised his birthright.d

          References for Genesis 25:34