And the boys grew, and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was an upright man, remaining in the tents.
And Isaac loved Esau because he ate of his venison; but Rebekah loved Jacob.
And Jacob boiled pottage; and Esau came from the field, and he was faint;
and Esau said to Jacob, Give me to eat, I pray thee, of that red pottage; for I am faint. Therefore was his name called Edom.
And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright.
And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die; and what profit shall this birthright do to me?
And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he swore unto him and he sold his birthright unto Jacob.
Then Jacob gave Esau of the bread and of the pottage of lentils; and he ate and drank, and rose up, and went away. Thus Esau despised his birthright.