Genesis 25:18-28 NIV

18 His descendants settled in the area from Havilah to Shur, near the eastern border of Egypt, as you go toward Ashur. And they lived in hostility towarda all the tribes related to them.

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    • Ë 25:18 - Or "lived to the east of"

      Jacob and Esau

      19 This is the account of the family line of Abraham’s son Isaac. Abraham became the father of Isaac,

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      20 and Isaac was forty years old when he married Rebekah daughter of Bethuel the Aramean from Paddan Aramb and sister of Laban the Aramean.

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        • Ì 25:20 - That is, Northwest Mesopotamia
          21 Isaac prayed to the LORD on behalf of his wife, because she was childless. The LORD answered his prayer, and his wife Rebekah became pregnant.

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          22 The babies jostled each other within her, and she said, “Why is this happening to me?” So she went to inquire of the LORD.
          23 The LORD said to her, “Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples from within you will be separated; one people will be stronger than the other, and the older will serve the younger.”

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          24 When the time came for her to give birth, there were twin boys in her womb.

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          25 The first to come out was red, and his whole body was like a hairy garment; so they named him Esau.c

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            • Í 25:25 - "Esau" may mean "hairy" .
              26 After this, his brother came out, with his hand grasping Esau’s heel; so he was named Jacob.d Isaac was sixty years old when Rebekah gave birth to them.

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                • Î 25:26 - "Jacob" means "he grasps the heel" , a Hebrew idiom for "he deceives" .
                  27 The boys grew up, and Esau became a skillful hunter, a man of the open country, while Jacob was content to stay at home among the tents.

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                  28 Isaac, who had a taste for wild game, loved Esau, but Rebekah loved Jacob.

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