22 And the children struggled with each other within her. And she said, If it is so, why am I like this? And she went to inquire of Jehovah.
23 And Jehovah said to her, Two nations are in your womb, And two peoples shall be separated from your bowels. And the one people shall be stronger than the other people. And the older shall serve the younger.
24 And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb.
25 And the first came forth red, all over like a hairy garment; and they called his name Esau.
26 And after that his brother came forth, and his hand was holding on to Esau’s heel, so his name was called Jacob. And Isaac was sixty years old when she bore them.
27 And when the boys grew up, Esau became a skillful hunter, a man of the field; but Jacob was a quiet man, dwelling in tents.
28 Now Isaac loved Esau because he had a taste for game, but Rebekah loved Jacob.
29 And Jacob cooked a stew. And Esau came in from the field, and he was faint.
30 And Esau said to Jacob, Let me swallow down some of the red stew, that red stew there, for I am faint. Therefore his name was called Edom.
31 And Jacob said, First sell me your birthright.
32 And Esau said, I am now about to die, so of what use is this birthright to me?
33 And Jacob said, First swear to me. And he swore to him and sold his birthright to Jacob.
34 And Jacob gave Esau bread and lentil stew, and he ate and drank and rose up and went away. Thus Esau despised his birthright.
1 And there was a famine in the land, besides the former famine that had occurred in the days of Abraham. So Isaac went to Abimelech the king of the Philistines at Gerar.
2 And Jehovah appeared to him and said, Do not go down to Egypt; dwell in the land of which I will tell you.
3 Sojourn in this land, and I will be with you and will bless you; for to you and to your seed I will give all these lands, and I will establish the oath which I swore to Abraham your father.
4 And I will multiply your seed as the stars of heaven and will give to your seed all these lands; and in your seed all the nations of the earth will be blessed,
5 Because Abraham obeyed My voice and kept My charge, My commandments, My statutes, and My laws.
6 So Isaac dwelt in Gerar.
7 And the men of the place asked about his wife. And he said, She is my sister, for he was afraid to say, My wife, thinking, The men of this place might slay me on account of Rebekah, because she is beautiful in appearance.
8 And when he had been there a long time, Abimelech the king of the Philistines looked out through his window and saw, and there was Isaac playfully caressing Rebekah his wife.
9 And Abimelech called Isaac and said, So she is indeed your wife. How then did you say, She is my sister? And Isaac said to him, Because I thought I might die on account of her.
10 And Abimelech said, What is this you have done to us? One of the people might easily have lain with your wife, and you would have brought guilt upon us.
11 And Abimelech charged all the people, saying, He who touches this man or his wife shall surely be put to death.