25:12Now these are the generations of Ishmael, Abraham's son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah's handmaid, bare unto Abraham. 25:13And these are the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names, according to their generations: the first-born of Ishmael, Nebaioth, and Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam, 25:14and Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa, 25:15Hadad, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah. 25:16These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, by their villages, and by their encampments. Twelve princes according to their nations. 25:17And these are the years of the life of Ishmael, a hundred and thirty and seven years. And he gave up the ghost and died, and was gathered unto his people. 25:18And they dwelt from Havilah unto Shur that is before Egypt, as thou goest toward Assyria. He abode over against all his brethren.
25:19And these are the generations of Isaac, Abraham's son. Abraham begat Isaac. 25:20And Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Paddan-aram, the sister of Laban the Syrian, to be his wife. 25:21And Isaac entreated Jehovah for his wife, because she was barren. And Jehovah was entreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived. 25:22And the children struggled together within her. And she said, If it be so, wherefore do I live? And she went to inquire of Jehovah. 25:23And Jehovah said unto her,
Two nations are in thy womb,
And two peoples shall be separated from thy bowels.
And the elder shall serve the younger.
25:24And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb. 25:25And the first came forth red, all over like a hairy garment. And they called his name Esau. 25:26And after that came forth his brother, and his hand had hold on Esau's heel. And his name was called Jacob. And Isaac was threescore years old when she bare them.
25:27And the boys grew. And Esau was a skilful hunter, a man of the field. And Jacob was a quiet man, dwelling in tents. 25:28Now Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison. And Rebekah loved Jacob. 25:29And Jacob boiled pottage. And Esau came in from the field, and he was faint. 25:30And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage. For I am faint. Therefore was his name called Edom. 25:31And Jacob said, Sell me first thy birthright. 25:32And Esau said, Behold, I am about to die. And what profit shall the birthright do to me? 25:33And Jacob said, Swear to me first. And he sware unto him. And he sold his birthright unto Jacob. 25:34And Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentils. And he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way. So Esau despised his birthright.