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Genesis 25 - NIV

24 When the time came for her to give birth, there were twin boys in her womb.

25 The first to come out was red, and his whole body was like a hairy garment; so they named him Esau.[a]

26 After this, his brother came out, with his hand grasping Esau’s heel; so he was named Jacob.[b] Isaac was sixty years old when Rebekah gave birth to them.

27 The boys grew up, and Esau became a skillful hunter, a man of the open country, while Jacob was content to stay at home among the tents.

28 Isaac, who had a taste for wild game, loved Esau, but Rebekah loved Jacob.

29 Once when Jacob was cooking some stew, Esau came in from the open country, famished.

30 He said to Jacob, “Quick, let me have some of that red stew! I’m famished!” (That is why he was also called Edom.[c] )

31 Jacob replied, “First sell me your birthright.”

32 “Look, I am about to die,” Esau said. “What good is the birthright to me?”

33 But Jacob said, “Swear to me first.” So he swore an oath to him, selling his birthright to Jacob.

34 Then Jacob gave Esau some bread and some lentil stew. He ate and drank, and then got up and left.
So Esau despised his birthright.


Footnotes

a. Genesis 25:25 Esau may mean hairy.
b. Genesis 25:26 Jacob means he grasps the heel, a Hebrew idiom for he deceives.
c. Genesis 25:30 Edom means red.


Sermons on Genesis 25 More sermons: Genesis 25

Mark A. Barber avatar
Not Identical Twins
Shared by: Mark A. Barber on Nov, 2016
Summary: Jacob and Esau symbolize two different paths with different ends.
Scripture: Genesis 25:19-28
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 69
David Taylor avatar
The Patriarchs Jacob and Esau
Shared by: David Taylor on Aug, 2016
Summary: The Patriarchs Jacob and Esau Genesis 25:19-34 David Taylor July 17, 2016
Series: Genesis
Jimmy Dillon avatar
Birthright Blessing & The Coming Test (Part 1)
Shared by: Jimmy Dillon on May, 2016
Summary: This message is geared towards how America is freely "selling" our birthright blessing (FREEDOM) for what we can get in exchange for it right now. Just like Esau, we despise our birthright.
Scripture: Genesis 25:27-34
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 708
John Gaston avatar
When Your Life Becomes A Soap Opera
Shared by: John Gaston on Apr, 2016
Summary: The life of Jacob was such that it could rival any soap opera today; stealing, lying, duped & multiple marriages, betrayals, hatred, rivalry, etc.Many of our lives have some of that drama. Here's how to deal with it!
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 25:28-30:20
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 736
Larry Turner avatar
From Marriage to a Carriage
Shared by: Larry Turner on Apr, 2016
Summary: This sermon looks at the lesson of prayer and patience.
Ken Ritz avatar
Starving Sons
Shared by: Ken Ritz on Mar, 2016
Summary: Part 2 of a series on the life of Jacob.
Michael Stark avatar
Esau: Daddy's Fair-Haired Boy.
Shared by: Michael Stark on Jan, 2016
Summary: What can we learn of our own character and of God's grace when we study Esau selling his birthright?
Scripture: Genesis 25:19-34
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 581
Todd Ernst avatar
Is Allah God?
Shared by: Todd Ernst on Oct, 2015
Summary: What is Islam and where did it come from? If it is a religion of peace, how does that compare with what we see in the news? Is Allah simply God by a different name?
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 25:21-28
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 529
randy edwards avatar
Genesis-People relating to God- part 6-- You want to trade ?
Shared by: randy edwards on Oct, 2015
Summary: Part 6 in our people relating to God series from Genesis
Scripture: Genesis 25:19-32
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 371
John Gaston avatar
BIRTHRIGHT
Shared by: John Gaston on Oct, 2015
Summary: Birthright means we have rights, privileges, and possessions as children of God, because the actual Owner of all things lives inside us. This releases us from having to be worthy. We should live from the knowledge that we're not like other people, by birt
Scripture: Genesis 25:31
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 521
William R. Nabaza avatar
Isaac's favorite, Rebekah's favorite
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Sep, 2015
Summary: To show that spiritual things/matter (things that are invisible) outweighs physical things. 2 Corinthians 5:7 (Amplified Bible) For we walk by faith [we regulate our lives and conduct ourselves by our conviction or belief respecting man’s relationship t
Scripture: Genesis 25:28
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 406
Dr. Michael Pope avatar
ARE WE SOLD OUT TO JESUS, OR SELLING OUT TO THE WORLD
Shared by: Dr. Michael Pope on May, 2015
Summary: The acct of Esau selling his birth rite
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Genesis 25:29-34
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 637
C. Philip Green avatar
Isaac's Prayer: A Prayer for Children
Shared by: C. Philip Green on Jan, 2015
Summary: If you want to lay hold of God’s willingness in prayer, just keep on asking God to keep His Word, counting on Him to work in unusual and unstoppable ways.
Series: Prayer
Troy Luttrell avatar
MMA in the Womb
Shared by: Troy Luttrell on Sep, 2014
Summary: Jacob has a unique calling from God upon His life. Despite his combative nature, God will still use him as an instrument of His grace.
John Shearhart avatar
Genesis 25:1-34
Shared by: John Shearhart on Sep, 2013
Summary: Can Christians “miss” God’s will for their lives? Could Jacob fail to be an heir of the promise? God is at work accomplishing His will through all history, and He will not fail us!
Scripture: Genesis 25:1-34
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 687
Larry Turner avatar
Problematic Patience
Shared by: Larry Turner on Aug, 2013
Summary: King Saul and Esau had a problem with patience that lead to even greater problems. What does sprit-filled paience look like and can we live it?
John Lowe avatar
Watch Your Weak Moments
Shared by: John Lowe on Nov, 2012
Summary: The story of Esau teaches us some valuable lessons about the weak moments of life. Let’s consider these lessons today and take them to heart. The first lesson we learn from Esau’s life is that we need to tame our physical desires.
Scripture: Genesis 25:19-34
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,376
Rick Gillespie- Mobley avatar
Turning Home Into Something Better--Let's Deal With Attitudes
Shared by: Rick Gillespie- Mobley on Nov, 2012
Summary: This sermon looks at how our own attitudes contribute to discord that we find in our homes. Our goal is to have the mind and attitude of Christ.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Genesis 25:19-34
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 995
Paul Barreca avatar
The Power of Transforming Grace - Lessons from Jacob and Esau
Shared by: Paul Barreca on Aug, 2012
Summary: The story of Jacob's favor focuses on the question of our ability to be used by God, and demonstrates that the nature of His grace is completely independent of human effort.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 25:1-34
Views: 11,919
Gregory Thomas avatar
Dealing With the Madness In The Middle
Shared by: Gregory Thomas on Nov, 2011
Summary: In the center of everyone’s life there is a source of madness some 1) Self Inflicted 2) Self Propelled 3) Self Induced msot of which God ordered for you life to get you to enbody the promise.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Genesis 25:21-28
Views: 583
Tom Shepard avatar
One Mother - Two Nations: Part #2 - Jacob
Shared by: Tom Shepard on Oct, 2011
Summary: This sermon has two points. 1. The believer’s life is a battle. 2. The believer’s hope is in heaven.
based on 14 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 25:27
Denomination: Independent Bible
Views: 1,675
Tom Shepard avatar
One Mother - Two Nations: Part #1 Esau
Shared by: Tom Shepard on Oct, 2011
Summary: Two main points from the life of Esau: 1. He was more concerned about the here-and-now than he was with the here-after. 2. Godliness comes by choice.
based on 18 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 25:27
Denomination: Independent Bible
Views: 4,636
Bruce Lee avatar
When God We Trust
Shared by: Bruce Lee on Sep, 2011
Summary: A patriotic sermon for September 11 or Veterans day. The parallel and similarity between Israel and America is both obivious and alarming.
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 25:23-34
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 9,133
Ross Cochrane avatar
Genesis 25:23-34 - DOES GOD HAVE FAVOURITES?
Shared by: Ross Cochrane on Aug, 2011
Summary: Isaac and Rebekah had favourite sons, but what about GOD! Does He have FAVOURITES? In Romans 9:13 (NASB) God says "JACOB I LOVED, BUT ESAU I HATED."
Series: Genesis 25
Ross Cochrane avatar
Genesis 25:27-34 - WHEN TALENT IS NEVER ENOUGH
Shared by: Ross Cochrane on Aug, 2011
Summary: John Maxwell is right - TALENT IS NEVER ENOUGH.
Series: Genesis 25
based on 10 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 25:27-34
Views: 4,018
Ross Cochrane avatar
Genesis 25:24-27 - BEAR GRYLLS VS MASTER CHEF
Shared by: Ross Cochrane on Aug, 2011
Summary: Abraham’s PHYSICAL DESCENDANTS are NOT necessarily children of God
Series: Genesis 25
Bruce Ball avatar
THE LOVE OF "SELF"
Shared by: Bruce Ball on Apr, 2011
Summary: In this message, we discuss Self-Craving; Self-Indulgence; Self-Pity; and Self-Denial.
based on 13 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 25:27-29
Denomination: *other
Views: 3,709
John Shearhart avatar
Genesis 25:1-34
Shared by: John Shearhart on Feb, 2011
Summary: Isaac, Jacob, and Esau
Series: Genesis
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Genesis 25:1-34
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 605
C. Philip Green avatar
Don’t Sell Your Birthright
Shared by: C. Philip Green on Oct, 2010
Summary: Believers have rich inheritance rights as children of God, but like Esau some have sold their birthrights. Please, Believer, don’t sell your birthright like Esau: don’t sell your priesthood; don’t sell God’s promises; and don’t sell your power over sin.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 25:27-34
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 15,000
C. Philip Green avatar
Unusual & Unstoppable Prayer
Shared by: C. Philip Green on Sep, 2010
Summary: Martin Luther said, "Prayer is not overcoming God’s reluctance, but laying hold of His willingness;" but if we want to lay hold of God’s willingness, we must keep on asking God to keep his word, expecting Him to work in unusual and unstoppable ways.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 25:19-26
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 2,612