When the boys grew up, Esau became a skillful hunter, a man of the field, but Jacob was a peaceful man, 1living in tents.
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Now Isaac loved Esau, because he had 2a taste for game, 3but Rebekah loved Jacob.
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When Jacob had cooked 4stew, Esau came in from the field and he was famished;
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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.
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But Jacob said, "First sell me your 5birthright."
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Esau said, "Behold, I am about to die; so of what use then is the birthright to me?"
And Jacob said, "First swear to me"; so he swore to him, and 6sold his birthright to Jacob.
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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.