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Jacob and Esau-The Birthright Did Rebekah do the right thing in sending Jacob to receive the blessing meant for Esau I believe she did Having read the account many times Ive formed the opinion that the birthright was meant to be for Jacob I will support this opinion by scriptural account During her pregnancy Rebekah enquired of the Lord why her children struggled within her And the Lord said to 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 youngerGen 2523 Rebekah had conceived twins The first-born was red and covered in hair They named him Esau The other came out and took hold of Esaus heel They named him Jacob In contrast to Esau who is described as a cunning hunter Jacob is said to be a plain man dwelling in tents I dont believe that this was a bad thing In Gen 2529-34 we read 28 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 swore unto him and he sold his birthright to Jacob 34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentils and he did eat and drink and rose up and went his way thus Esau despised his birthright This rationalization seems to reflect more scorn then hunger Surely if Esaus life had been in jeopardy Jacob would have freely fed his brother The point of
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