And these are the generations of Isaac, Abraham's son: Abraham begat
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.
And Isaac intreated the LORD for his wife, because she was barren: and the
LORD was intreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.
Rebekah was barren , so Isaac asked God for help to get her pregnant.
And Presto! Rachel conceived twins.
22And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so,
why am I thus? And she went to enquire of the LORD.
The twins struggled in Rachel's womb. So she asked God about it.
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.
And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins
in her womb.
God said to her,
Two nations are in your womb, and two different kinds of people will come out of it.
One kind will be stronger than the other, and the older will serve the younger.
And the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they
called his name Esau.
Esau was the first to come out. He was red and hairy all over.
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.
When his brother came out he grabbed on to Esau's heel. He was named Jacob.
And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and
Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents.
Esau grew to be a cunning hunter, while Jacob was a plain man who lived in tents.
And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison:
but Rebekah loved Jacob.
Isaac loved Esau because Esau was a hunter and Isaac loved venison.
Abraham gave everything he owned to Isaac -- ignoring his other sons (Ishmael, Zimran, Jokshan, Medan,
Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah), as well as all of his nameless and unmentioned daughters, along with God knows how many
other children he had with his other concubines, and the wives and concubines themselves.
Episode 10 of the OMGWTFBIBLE podcast. Contains chapters 13-17. In which Avraham has some more kids nobody cares about,
a stew gets going, and a plotline is recycled for the third time. Recorded live at Double Wide Bar on July 29, 2013. Guest: Ariel Abrahams