26 Afterward his brother came forth with 1his hand holding on to Esau's heel, so 2his name was called Jacob; and Isaac was 3sixty years old when she gave birth to them.

References for Genesis 25:26

    • r 25:26 - I.e. one who takes by the heel or supplants
      27 When the boys grew up, Esau became a skillful hunter, a man of the field, but Jacob was a peaceful man, 4living in tents.

      References for Genesis 25:27

        • s 25:27 - Lit "complete"
        • t 25:27 - Lit "dwelling"
          28 Now Isaac loved Esau, because he had 5a taste for game, 6but Rebekah loved Jacob.

          References for Genesis 25:28

            • u 25:28 - Lit "game was in his mouth"
              29 When Jacob had cooked 7stew, Esau came in from the field and he was famished;

              References for Genesis 25:29

              30 and Esau said to Jacob, "Please let me have a swallow of that red stuff there, for I am famished." Therefore * his name was called Edom.

              References for Genesis 25:30

                • w 25:30 - Lit "the red, this red"
                • x 25:30 - Lit "weary"
                • y 25:30 - I.e. red
                  31 But Jacob said, "First sell me your 8birthright."

                  References for Genesis 25:31

                  32 Esau said, "Behold, I am about to die; so of what use then is the birthright to me?"
                  33 And Jacob said, "First swear to me"; so he swore to him, and 9sold his birthright to Jacob.

                  References for Genesis 25:33

                  34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread and lentil stew; and he ate and drank, and rose and went on his way. Thus Esau despised his birthright.