Now these are the records of 1the generations of Isaac, Abraham'sson : Abrahamabecame the father of Isaac ;
and Isaac was fortyyearsold when he took2Rebekah, the 3daughter of Bethuel the bAramean of Paddan-aram, the 4sister of Laban the cAramean, to be his wife.
21Isaacprayed to the LORD on behalf of his wife, because she was barren ; and 5the LORDdanswered him and Rebekah his wife6conceived.
But the childrenstruggled together within her; and she said, "If it is so, why then am I this way?" So she went to 7inquire of the LORD.
The LORDsaid to her, "8Twonations are in your womb ; 9And twopeoples will be separated from your body ; And one people shall be strongerthan the other ; And 10the older shall serve the younger."
When her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb.
Now the firstcameforthred, 11all over like a hairygarment ; and they named him Esau.
26Afterward his brothercameforth with 12his handholding on to Esau'sheel, so 13his name was calledeJacob ; and Isaac was 14sixtyyearsold when she gavebirth to them.
When the boysgrew up, Esaubecame a skillfulhunter, a man of the field, but Jacob was a fpeacefulman, g15living in tents.
Now IsaaclovedEsau, becausehhe had 16a taste for game, 17but RebekahlovedJacob.
When Jacob had cooked18stew, Esaucame in from the field and he was ifamished ;
and Esausaid to Jacob, "Please let me have a swallow of jthat redstuff there, for I am kfamished." Therefore his name was calledlEdom.
But Jacobsaid, "mFirstsell me your 19birthright."
32Esausaid, "Behold, I amabout to die ; so of what use then is the birthright to me?"
And Jacobsaid, "nFirstswear to me"; so he swore to him, and 20sold his birthright to Jacob.
Then JacobgaveEsaubread and lentilstew ; and he ate and drank, and rose and went on his way. Thus Esaudespised his birthright.