Genesis Chapter 25

Genesis 25

1Then again Abraham took a wife, and her name was Keturah.

2And she bare him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah.

3And Jokshan begat Sheba, and Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were Asshurim, and Letushim, and Leummim.

4And the sons of Midian; Ephah, and Epher, and Hanoch, and Abidah, and Eldaah. All these were the children of Keturah.

5And Abraham gave all that he had unto Isaac.

6But unto the sons of the concubines, which Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts, and sent them away from Isaac his son, while he yet lived, eastward, unto the east country.

7And these are the days of the years of Abraham’s life which he lived, an hundred threescore and fifteen years.

8Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died in a good old age, an old man, and full of years; and was gathered to his people.

9And his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite, which is before Mamre;

10The field which Abraham purchased of the sons of Heth: there was Abraham buried, and Sarah his wife.

11And it came to pass after the death of Abraham, that God blessed his son Isaac; and Isaac dwelt by the well Lahairoi.

12Now these are the generations of Ishmael, Abraham’s son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah’s handmaid, bare unto Abraham:

13And these are the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names, according to their generations: the firstborn of Ishmael, Nebajoth; and Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam,

14And Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa,

15Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah:

16These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, by their towns, and by their castles; twelve princes according to their nations.

17And these are the years of the life of Ishmael, an hundred and thirty and seven years: and he gave up the ghost and died; and was gathered unto his people.

18And they dwelt from Havilah unto Shur, that is before Egypt, as thou goest toward Assyria: and he died in the presence of all his brethren.

19And these are the generations of Isaac, Abraham’s son: Abraham begat Isaac:

20And 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.

21And Isaac intreated the LORD for his wife, because she was barren: and the LORD was intreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.

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.

23And 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.

24And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb.

25And the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they called his name Esau.

26And 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.

27And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents.

28And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison: but Rebekah loved Jacob.

29And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came from the field, and he was faint:

30And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage; for I am faint: therefore was his name called Edom.

31And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright.

32And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me?

33And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob.

34Then 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.

17 thoughts on “Genesis Chapter 25

  1. 34Then 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.
    The message bible says Esau shrugged off his birthright. In meditation, I began to wonder, did Esau flippantly deny his birthright, or was he looking for a way to avoid the responsibilities of it. Had he made the comment before,” I would give my birthright for that” I am sure their was something that gave Jacob the idea that his plan would work.
    Did Esau enjoy hunting and the lack of responsibilitie being on the hunt gave him so much that he would put aside the weight of blessing of responsibility? Did he realize, as head of the home, he wouldn’t be able to spend so much time in the field, that there were responsibilities that would keep him home. Did he “shrug off” his birthright, or did he think to himself, now I get to do what I want and Jacob has to bear responsibility for everyone

  2. v 11 ” And it came to pass after the death of Abraham that GOD blessed his son Isaac”

    GOD”S word is infallible .His word is so certain,
    it’s going to happen.

  3. NOT FOR SALE

    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.

    It amazes me what value some people place on their birthright. Being BORN AGAIN of the water and the Spirit is the most valuable, supernatural experience a person will encounter in this life.

    While most people would read this testimony of Esau and criticize the value he placed on his own birthright; which was very cheap. We witness this same sell out in our time.

    People sell out their Birthright for jobs, money, sports, entertainment, tv, movies, lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes, the pride of life, unforgiveness, hatred, gossip, drugs, alcohol, sex, violence, etc.

    Solomon said in Proverbs 23:23 Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.

    NOT FOR SALE to the world or sin.

    BE Church

  4. In this chapter it mentions two different times that first Isaac inquired of the Lord for his wife Rebekah to conceive, then Rebekah having trouble iin her pregancy inquired of the Lord. And the Lord told her of the two nations inher womb. What a pattern we have seen al through these chapters. Abraham inquired of the Lord for a wife for Isaac, the servant inquired of the Lord to show him the right mate by her response, and now Isaac and Rebekah follow suit by it mentioning they inquired of the Lord. This pattern is necessary for us to truly BE CHURCH. We must inquire of the Lord daily for wisdom and direction and allow him to direct our steps. He is ever speaking, we just must take the time to listen and obey.

  5. 27And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents.

    I find this intresting for the fact that this reminds me of Cain and Able. How Cain was a man of the fiend and Able was a man of the meat/hunter. The story of Esau and Jacob is opposite of that of Cain and Able.

  6. 23And 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.

  7. I find v23 interesting. The Lord tells Rebekah it’s not just two different people to come from her womb but “two manner of people”, meaning they are not only separate but unlike each other. The elder will serve the younger, meaning one is born to rule (Israel, type of church) and the other born to miss out (Philistines, type of the world.)

    The trick of the enemy is to try to tell the church they are not born to reign, that we will be beneath only and not above, and before our enemy we will be left scattered, divided, running every man for himself in fear with our tail between our legs. The birthright became Jacob’s, just as we are not born with a Royal birthright but must be born again to receive it, yet being born again means more than a birthright, it means being an entirely different manner of people. We just aren’t like that Esau person, there’s something deeply, fundamentally, undeniably different.

    It reminds me of when Jacob tried to disguise himself as his brother to get his brother’s blessing. He fooled even their father long enough to get what he wanted, yet even before the trick was found out, Isaac could tell something wasn’t quite right about “Esau.” It’s like what Bro Chavis preached, it’s useless for the church to try to blend in and be like the world, they can tell we don’t belong, that we are a different manner of people.

  8. 22 And 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. 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.

    Nowadays twins is a relatively normal happenstance but this possibly being the first set ever (being the first recorded in the Bible) I imagine it was a test of faith when Rebekah first heard from the Lord, similar to a virgin giving birth, it had never happened before. But behold!

  9. Let not the things of this world tempt us into to selling that which is going to save us in the end! Our birth through Jesus Christ is more precious than anyone or anything.

  10. Family Issues

    Although God clearly brings Rebekah and Isaac together in marriage, their relationship isn’t without difficulties,. Durring the first 20 years of thier marriage Rebekah was infertile. Isaac has reason, considering his miraculous birth, to believe God can enable a barren woman to have children. So Isaac prays to the Lord “on behalf of his wife”. What if Rebekah was the one who prayed? ..I can imagine her thinking… What for? Isaac holds the line of promises from God, so he’s more than likely to be favored before her. Sarah had issues conceiving too, and now so does Rebekah, later it will be Rachel. What if they called on God? It could have changed their situations.

    She will get her miracle, but it won’t come without issues either.
    I found it interesting that the name Jacob is a play on the Hebrew word for “heel” -“he takes by the heel” or “supplants” or “decieves”
    So knowing this we can see how he may have been waiting on the perfect situation in order to supplant his brother as holder of the birthright, as his name suggests. Jacob coveted the birthright while Essau took it lightly.

  11. vs 32 We should not give up the things God has for us in a time of dire want or need. God will see us thruogh if we will remain faithfull to him.

  12. This chapter contains much. While Esau did forsake much for little, we should not be too quick to judge. How much of Jesus have we given, sold, exchanged for little or not. We all have, every time we have sinned and/or do sin then we give up Jesus as well as a part of self. We need to forgo the pottage and Be-Church, for there is much for all to do. May the good Lord Bless you all in Jesus name, Amen

  13. 33And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob.

    Sometimes the thing that doesn’t seem like much, could be worth a whole lot more than what we think. It’s important to never sale anything that God has given to you, especially yourself. The enemy will deceive you into thinking what God has given you is worthless. It’s time to let him know that whatever we receive from God there cannot be a price tag put on it.

  14. We should value our birthright. Esau did not value his, he was willing to sell out for a little food and drink. We need to make sure we do not sell out to the sin of this world. But sell out to God and the birthright he gave us the Holy Ghost!

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