Sadly, Esau was not very interested in having a role in the promise God had made to Abraham, or he would not have given up his birthright so easily.

BibleGateway: Genesis 25:19-34

ESV Text: Genesis 25:19-34



KJV Text:

The section starts at about 2:14 and ends at about 4:34

     19 And these are the generations of Isaac, Abraham’s son: Abraham begat Isaac: 20 And Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah to wife, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Padanaram, the sister to Laban the Syrian. 21 And Isaac entreated the LORD for his wife, because she was barren: and the LORD was entreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived. 22 And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus? And she went to inquire of the LORD. 23 And the LORD said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder 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 out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they called his name Esau. 26 And after that came his brother out, and his hand took hold on Esau’s heel; and his name was called Jacob: and Isaac was threescore years old when she bare them. 27 And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents. 28 And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison: but Rebekah loved Jacob.

     29 And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came from the field, and he was faint: 30 And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage; for I am faint: therefore was his name called Edom. 31 And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright. 32 And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me? 33 And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob. 34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his birthright.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 317 :
Alas, My God, My Sins Are Great

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— Organ Audio

1. Alas, my God, my sins are great, 
My conscience doth upbraid me; 
And now I find that in my strait 
No man hath power to aid me. 

2. And fled I hence in my despair 
In some lone spot to hide me, 
My griefs would still be with me there 
And peace still be denied me. 

3. Lord, Thee I seek, I merit naught; 
Yet pity and restore me. 
Just God, be not Thy wrath my lot; 
Thy Son hath suffered for me. 

4. If pain and woe must follow sin, 
Then be my path still rougher. 
Here spare me not; if heaven I win, 
On earth I gladly suffer. 

5. But curb my heart, forgive my guilt, 
Make Thou my patience firmer; 
For they must miss the good Thou wilt 
Who at Thy chastenings murmur. 

6. Then deal with me as seems Thee best– 
Thy grace will help me bear it 
If but at last I see Thy rest 
And with my Savior share it. 


Hymn: LSB 569 In Adam We Have All Been One
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