Genesis 25:29-34

29 Once when Jacob was cooking some stew, Esau came in from the open country, famished.
30 He said to Jacob, “Quick, let me have some of that red stew! I’m famished!” (That is why he was also called Edom.[a] )
31 Jacob replied, “First sell me your birthright.”
32 “Look, I am about to die,” Esau said. “What good is the birthright to me?”
33 But Jacob said, “Swear to me first.” So he swore an oath to him, selling his birthright to Jacob.
34 Then Jacob gave Esau some bread and some lentil stew. He ate and drank, and then got up and left. So Esau despised his birthright.

Genesis 25:29-34 Meaning and Commentary


This chapter contains an account of Abraham's marriage with another woman, and of the children he had by her and of their posterity Ge 25:1-4; of Abraham's disposal of his substance; and his sons, Ge 25:5,6; of the years of his life, his death and burial, Ge 25:7-11; of the children of Ishmael, and of the years of his life, and of his death, Ge 25:12-18; and of the sons of Isaac the fruit of prayer, and of the oracle concerning them before they were born, and of their temper and disposition, conduct and behaviour, Ge 25:19-34.

Cross References 8

  • 1. 2 Kings 4:38-40
  • 2. S ver 27
  • 3. ver 34
  • 4. Genesis 32:3; Genesis 36:1,8,8-9,19; Numbers 20:14; Deuteronomy 23:7; Psalms 137:7; Jeremiah 25:21; Jeremiah 40:11; Jeremiah 49:7
  • 5. Deuteronomy 21:16-17; 1 Chronicles 5:1-2
  • 6. S Genesis 21:23; S Genesis 47:31
  • 7. Genesis 27:36; Hebrews 12:16
  • 8. ver 30

Footnotes 1

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