Genesis 25:27-34 Reading the Passage

The Marks of a Profane Man – Genesis 25:27-34; Hebrews 12:14-16

Genesis 25:27-34

25 (27) The boys grew up. Esau became a skillful hunter, a man of the field. But Jacob was a quiet man, staying among the tents. (28) Now Isaac loved Esau, because he ate of his wild game. But Rebekah loved Jacob.

(29) One day Jacob was boiling some stew. Esau came in from the field, and he was famished. (30) Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I beg you, with some of that red stew, because I am famished. Therefore he was called Edom. (31) But Jacob said, First sell me your birthright. (32) Esau said, Look, I am about to die. What profit shall the birthright be to me? (33) Jacob said, Before I give you some stew, first swear to me that you will give me your birthright. So Esau took an oath and sold his birthright to Jacob. (34) Then Jacob gave Esau some bread and lentil stew. After he had eaten and drank, Esau got up and went his way. So Esau despised his birthright.

Hebrews 12:14-16

12 (14) Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to lead a holy life—without holiness no man shall see the Lord. (15) Be careful that no man fall short of the grace of God, and that no root of bitterness spring up, causing you trouble and defiling many, (16) and that there be no fornicator, or profane person, like Esau, who for one portion of stew sold his own birthright.

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