Genesis 25:18-28 ESV

18 1They settled from Havilah to 2Shur, which is opposite Egypt in the direction of Assyria. He settleda over against all his kinsmen.

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The Birth of Esau and Jacob

19 These are the generations of Isaac, Abraham's son: 3Abraham fathered Isaac,

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20 and Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah, 4the daughter of Bethuel the Aramean of 5Paddan-aram, 6the sister of Laban the Aramean, to be his wife.

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21 And Isaac prayed to the LORD for his wife, because she was barren. And 7the LORD granted his prayer, and Rebekah his wife conceived.

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22 The children struggled together within her, and she said, "If it is thus, why is this happening to me?"b So she went 8to inquire of the LORD.

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    • Ë 25:22 - Or why do I live?
      23 And the LORD said to her, 9"Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples from within youc shall be divided; 10the one shall be stronger than the other, 11the older shall serve the younger."

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        • Ì 25:23 - Or from birth
          24 When her days to give birth were completed, behold, there were twins in her womb.
          25 The first came out red, 12all his body like a hairy cloak, so they called his name Esau.

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          26 Afterward his brother came out with 13his hand holding Esau's heel, so 14his name was called Jacob.d Isaac was sixty years old when she bore them.

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            • Í 25:26 - Jacob means He takes by the heel, or He cheats
              27 When the boys grew up, Esau was 15a skillful hunter, a man of the field, while Jacob was a quiet man, 16dwelling in tents.

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              28 Isaac loved Esau because 17he ate of his game, but Rebekah loved Jacob.

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