Genesis 25:19-26 Reading the Passage

The Evidence of God’s Work of Saving Grace – Genesis 25:19-26

25 (19) Now this is the account of Abraham’s son, Isaac. Abraham was the father of Isaac. (20) Isaac was forty years old when he married Rebekah, she was the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian from Paddan-aram and the sister of Laban the Syrian. (21) Isaac prayed to Jehovah on behalf of his wife, because she was barren. Jehovah answered his prayer and Rebekah his wife became pregnant. (22) Now the babies struggled against each other within her womb. So she said, If this be the case, why should I continue to live? And she went to ask Jehovah. (23) And Jehovah said to her, Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples coming from your bosom shall be separated. One people shall be stronger than the other, and the older shall serve the younger. (24) When the time came for her to give birth, it was discovered that there had been twins in her womb. (25) The first son who came out of the womb was red, his whole body was like a hairy garment; so they named him Esau.* (26) Afterwards his brother came out, with his hand grasping Esau’s heel. So they named him Jacob.** Isaac was sixty years old when Rebekah gave birth to the twins.

*Esau means “Red;”

**Jacob means “One who takes by the heel”

Now proceed to the next section of this study, entitled, Exploring the Passage.