I am about to die! What good is a birthright to me?
Sell me your birthright.
The Death of Isaac
Come, my firstborn son, Esau, and let me eat of some of that food so I may bless you.
Jacob and Esau were born to Isaac and Rebekah.
I will sleep here
This place is awesome! It is none other than the camp of God!
One day after Esau came in after hunting, he wanted stew that Jacob had prepared. Jacob told Esau he could not have stew until he sold his birthright to him. So he did.
After seven more years...
When Isaac was old and blind, he asked Esau to go and hunt for him and bring him his favorite game. Isaac was about to give him his birthright. However, Jacob took the birthright before Esau came back.
Jacob's Many Children
When Jacob was traveling to Harran, he stopped at a certain place and slept. He had a dream of the angels of God and decided that it was the gate of Heaven.
Jacob wanted to marry Rachel, his uncle's daughter. He worked seven years to marry her. His uncle actually gave him Leah, his older daughter. After seven more years of working, he married Rachel.
When the Lord saw that Leah was unloved, he let her bear children. Then she had another child. and another. Then Rachel realized that she didn't have any children. She gave Jacob her maid to have children in her name. Then Leah did the same with her servant.