26Afterward his brothercameforth with 1his handholding on to Esau'sheel, so 2his name was calledaJacob; and Isaac was 3sixtyyearsold when she gavebirth to them.
When the boysgrew up, Esaubecame a skillfulhunter, a man of the field, but Jacob was a bpeacefulman, c4living in tents.
Now IsaaclovedEsau, becausedhe had 5a taste for game, 6but RebekahlovedJacob.
When Jacob had cooked7stew, Esaucame in from the field and he was efamished;
and Esausaid to Jacob, "Please let me have a swallow of fthat redstuff there, for I am gfamished." Therefore his name was calledhEdom.
But Jacobsaid, "iFirstsell me your 8birthright."
32Esausaid, "Behold, I amabout to die; so of what use then is the birthright to me?"
And Jacobsaid, "jFirstswear to me"; so he swore to him, and 9sold his birthright to Jacob.
Then JacobgaveEsaubread and lentilstew; and he ate and drank, and rose and went on his way. Thus Esaudespised his birthright.