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27 When the boys grew up, Esau became a skillful hunter, a man of the field, but Jacob was a peaceful man, 1living 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 2a taste for game, 3but Rebekah loved Jacob.

      References for Genesis 25:28

        • u 25:28 - Lit "game was in his mouth"
          29 When Jacob had cooked 4stew, 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 5birthright."

              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 6sold 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.