I love the baby that held Esau's heel! Let's name him Jacob!
I love the red hairy baby! Let's name him Esau!
Esau Sells Jacob his Birthright.
I'll give you my birthright; I swear!
I'll give you this lentil stew and some bread, but only if you sell me your birthright.
I'm not as hairy as my brother, but all do as you say.
Your father is going to give Esau the blessing. Go and get me two young goats so I can prepare a meal for him and you, my favorite, can receive the blessing.
Genesis 25:23 "The Lord said to her, 'Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples from within you will be separated; one will be stronger than the other, and the older will serve the younger.' "
Jacob Receives Blessing
You have told me repetitively that you are Esau. So thank you my son, Esau. I bless you!
Genesis 25:29-34 "Once when Jacob was cooking stew, Esau came in from the open country, famished. He said to Jacob, 'Quick, let me have some of that red stew!... Jacob replied, 'First sell me your birthright.' 'Look, I am about to die,' Esau said. 'What good is the birthright to me?' But Jacob said, 'Swear to me first.' So he swore an oath to him, selling his birthright to Jacob... Esau despised his birthright.
No Blessing for Esau
Who was it then that came before you and gave me food that I ate? And I blessed him!
Hello father. Eat some of my game so I, your son Esau, can receieve your blessing.
Genesis 27:14-16 "So he went and got them and brought them to his mother, and she prepared some tasty food just the way his father liked it. Then Rebekah took the best clothes of Esau her older son, which she had in the house, and put them on her younger son Jacob. She also covered his hands and the smooth part of his neck with the goatskins."
Jacob Runs Away to Haran
Your brother Esau is planning to kill you! Run away to Haran to my brother Laban until Esau forgets what you have done to him. I will then send word to you to come back.
Genesis 27:21-23 "Then Isaac said to Jacob, 'Come near so I can touch you, my son, to know whether you really are my son Esau are not.' Jacob went close to his father Isaac, who touched him and said, 'The voice is the voice of Jacob, but the hands are the hands of Esau.' He did not recognize him, for his hands were hairy like those of his brother Esau; so he blessed him."
Here you go father.
Genesis 27:30 "After Isaac finished blessing him and Jacob had scarcely left his father's presence, his brother Esau came in from hunting. He too prepared some tasty food and brought it to his father."
Genesis 28:1-2 "So Isaac called for Jacob and blessed him and commanded him: 'Do not marry a Canaanite woman. Go at once to Paddan Aram, to the house of your mother's father Bethuel. Take a wife for yourself there, from among the daughters of Laban, your mother's brother."