Gen 25:26

(NIV)
After this, his brother came out, with his hand grasping Esau’s heel; so he was named Jacob. Isaac was sixty years old when Rebekah gave birth to them.

(ESV)
Afterward his brother came out with his hand holding Esau’s heel, so his name was called Jacob. Isaac was sixty years old when she bore them.

Gen 25:27

(NIV)
The boys grew up, and Esau became a skilful hunter, a man of the open country, while Jacob was content to stay at home among the tents.
(ESV)
When the boys grew up, Esau was a skillful hunter, a man of the field, while Jacob was a quiet man, dwelling in tents.

Gen 25:28

(NIV)
Isaac, who had a taste for wild game, loved Esau, but Rebekah loved Jacob.

(ESV)
Isaac loved Esau because he ate of his game, but Rebekah loved Jacob.

Gen 25:29

(NIV)
Once when Jacob was cooking some stew, Esau came in from the open country, famished.
(ESV)
Once when Jacob was cooking stew, Esau came in from the field, and he was exhausted.

Gen 25:30

(NIV)
He said to Jacob, ‘Quick, let me have some of that red stew! I’m famished!’ (That is why he was also called Edom. )

(ESV)
And Esau said to Jacob, “Let me eat some of that red stew, for I am exhausted!” (Therefore his name was called Edom. )

Gen 25:31

(NIV)
Jacob replied, ‘First sell me your birthright.’

(ESV)
Jacob said, “Sell me your birthright now.”

Gen 25:33

(NIV)
But Jacob said, ‘Swear to me first.’ So he swore an oath to him, selling his birthright to Jacob.

(ESV)
Jacob said, “Swear to me now.” So he swore to him and sold his birthright to Jacob.

Gen 25:34

(NIV)
Then Jacob gave Esau some bread and some lentil stew. He ate and drank, and then got up and left.

So Esau despised his birthright.

(ESV)
Then Jacob gave Esau bread and lentil stew, and he ate and drank and rose and went his way. Thus Esau despised his birthright.

Gen 27:6

(NIV)
Rebekah said to her son Jacob, ‘Look, I overheard your father say to your brother Esau,
(ESV)
Rebekah said to her son Jacob, “I heard your father speak to your brother Esau,

Gen 27:11

(NIV)
Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, ‘But my brother Esau is a hairy man while I have smooth skin.
(ESV)
But Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, “Behold, my brother Esau is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man.

Gen 27:15

(NIV)
Then Rebekah took the best clothes of her elder son Esau, which she had in the house, and put them on her younger son Jacob.
(ESV)
Then Rebekah took the best garments of Esau her older son, which were with her in the house, and put them on Jacob her younger son.

Gen 27:17

(NIV)
Then she handed to her son Jacob the tasty food and the bread she had made.

(ESV)
And she put the delicious food and the bread, which she had prepared, into the hand of her son Jacob.

Gen 27:19

(NIV)
Jacob said to his father, ‘I am Esau your firstborn. I have done as you told me. Please sit up and eat some of my game, so that you may give me your blessing.’

(ESV)
Jacob said to his father, “I am Esau your firstborn. I have done as you told me; now sit up and eat of my game, that your soul may bless me.”

Gen 27:21

(NIV)
Then Isaac said to Jacob, ‘Come near so I can touch you, my son, to know whether you really are my son Esau or not.’

(ESV)
Then Isaac said to Jacob, “Please come near, that I may feel you, my son, to know whether you are really my son Esau or not.”

Gen 27:22

(NIV)
Jacob went close to his father Isaac, who touched him and said, ‘The voice is the voice of Jacob, but the hands are the hands of Esau.’
(ESV)
So Jacob went near to Isaac his father, who felt him and said, “The voice is Jacob’s voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau.”

Gen 27:25

(NIV)
Then he said, ‘My son, bring me some of your game to eat, so that I may give you my blessing.’

Jacob brought it to him and he ate; and he brought some wine and he drank.
(ESV)
Then he said, “Bring it near to me, that I may eat of my son’s game and bless you.” So he brought it near to him, and he ate; and he brought him wine, and he drank.

Gen 27:30

(NIV)
After Isaac finished blessing him, and Jacob had scarcely left his father’s presence, his brother Esau came in from hunting.
(ESV)
As soon as Isaac had finished blessing Jacob, when Jacob had scarcely gone out from the presence of Isaac his father, Esau his brother came in from his hunting.

Gen 27:36

(NIV)
Esau said, ‘Isn’t he rightly named Jacob? This is the second time he has taken advantage of me: he took my birthright, and now he’s taken my blessing!’ Then he asked, ‘Haven’t you reserved any blessing for me?’

(ESV)
Esau said, “Is he not rightly named Jacob? For he has cheated me these two times. He took away my birthright, and behold, now he has taken away my blessing.” Then he said, “Have you not reserved a blessing for me?”

Gen 27:41

(NIV)
Esau held a grudge against Jacob because of the blessing his father had given him. He said to himself, ‘The days of mourning for my father are near; then I will kill my brother Jacob.’

(ESV)
Now Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing with which his father had blessed him, and Esau said to himself, “The days of mourning for my father are approaching; then I will kill my brother Jacob.”

Gen 27:42

(NIV)
When Rebekah was told what her elder son Esau had said, she sent for her younger son Jacob and said to him, ‘Your brother Esau is planning to avenge himself by killing you.
(ESV)
But the words of Esau her older son were told to Rebekah. So she sent and called Jacob her younger son and said to him, “Behold, your brother Esau comforts himself about you by planning to kill you.

Gen 27:46

(NIV)
Then Rebekah said to Isaac, ‘I’m disgusted with living because of these Hittite women. If Jacob takes a wife from among the women of this land, from Hittite women like these, my life will not be worth living.’

(ESV)
Then Rebekah said to Isaac, “I loathe my life because of the Hittite women. If Jacob marries one of the Hittite women like these, one of the women of the land, what good will my life be to me?”

Gen 28:1

(NIV)
So Isaac called for Jacob and blessed him. Then he commanded him: ‘Do not marry a Canaanite woman.
(ESV)
Then Isaac called Jacob and blessed him and directed him, “You must not take a wife from the Canaanite women.

Gen 28:5

(NIV)
Then Isaac sent Jacob on his way, and he went to Paddan Aram, to Laban son of Bethuel the Aramean, the brother of Rebekah, who was the mother of Jacob and Esau.

(ESV)
Thus Isaac sent Jacob away. And he went to Paddan-aram, to Laban, the son of Bethuel the Aramean, the brother of Rebekah, Jacob’s and Esau’s mother.

Gen 28:6

(NIV)
Now Esau learned that Isaac had blessed Jacob and had sent him to Paddan Aram to take a wife from there, and that when he blessed him he commanded him, ‘Do not marry a Canaanite woman,’
(ESV)
Now Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob and sent him away to Paddan-aram to take a wife from there, and that as he blessed him he directed him, “You must not take a wife from the Canaanite women,”

Gen 28:7

(NIV)
and that Jacob had obeyed his father and mother and had gone to Paddan Aram.
(ESV)
and that Jacob had obeyed his father and his mother and gone to Paddan-aram.

Gen 28:10

(NIV)
Jacob left Beersheba and set out for Harran.
(ESV)
Jacob left Beersheba and went toward Haran.

Gen 28:16

(NIV)
When Jacob awoke from his sleep, he thought, ‘Surely the  Lord is in this place, and I was not aware of it.’
(ESV)
Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, “Surely the  Lord is in this place, and I did not know it.”

Gen 28:18

(NIV)
Early the next morning Jacob took the stone he had placed under his head and set it up as a pillar and poured oil on top of it.
(ESV)
So early in the morning Jacob took the stone that he had put under his head and set it up for a pillar and poured oil on the top of it.

Gen 28:20

(NIV)
Then Jacob made a vow, saying, ‘If God will be with me and will watch over me on this journey I am taking and will give me food to eat and clothes to wear
(ESV)
Then Jacob made a vow, saying, “If God will be with me and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat and clothing to wear,

Gen 29:1

(NIV)
Then Jacob continued on his journey and came to the land of the eastern peoples.
(ESV)
Then Jacob went on his journey and came to the land of the people of the east.

Gen 29:4

(NIV)
Jacob asked the shepherds, ‘My brothers, where are you from?’

‘We’re from Harran,’ they replied.

(ESV)
Jacob said to them, “My brothers, where do you come from?” They said “We are from Haran.”

Gen 29:6

(NIV)
Then Jacob asked them, ‘Is he well?’

‘Yes, he is,’ they said, ‘and here comes his daughter Rachel with the sheep.’

(ESV)
He said to them, “Is it well with him?” They said, “It is well; and see, Rachel his daughter is coming with the sheep!”

Gen 29:10

(NIV)
When Jacob saw Rachel daughter of his uncle Laban, and Laban’s sheep, he went over and rolled the stone away from the mouth of the well and watered his uncle’s sheep.
(ESV)
Now as soon as Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban his mother’s brother, and the sheep of Laban his mother’s brother, Jacob came near and rolled the stone from the well’s mouth and watered the flock of Laban his mother’s brother.

Gen 29:11

(NIV)
Then Jacob kissed Rachel and began to weep aloud.
(ESV)
Then Jacob kissed Rachel and wept aloud.

Gen 29:12

(NIV)
He had told Rachel that he was a relative of her father and a son of Rebekah. So she ran and told her father.

(ESV)
And Jacob told Rachel that he was her father’s kinsman, and that he was Rebekah’s son, and she ran and told her father.

Gen 29:13

(NIV)
As soon as Laban heard the news about Jacob, his sister’s son, he hurried to meet him. He embraced him and kissed him and brought him to his home, and there Jacob told him all these things.
(ESV)
As soon as Laban heard the news about Jacob, his sister’s son, he ran to meet him and embraced him and kissed him and brought him to his house. Jacob told Laban all these things,

Gen 29:14

(NIV)
Then Laban said to him, ‘You are my own flesh and blood.’

After Jacob had stayed with him for a whole month,
(ESV)
and Laban said to him, “Surely you are my bone and my flesh!” And he stayed with him a month.

Gen 29:15

(NIV)
Laban said to him, ‘Just because you are a relative of mine, should you work for me for nothing? Tell me what your wages should be.’

(ESV)
Then Laban said to Jacob, “Because you are my kinsman, should you therefore serve me for nothing? Tell me, what shall your wages be?”

Gen 29:18

(NIV)
Jacob was in love with Rachel and said, ‘I’ll work for you seven years in return for your younger daughter Rachel.’

(ESV)
Jacob loved Rachel. And he said “I will serve you seven years for your younger daughter Rachel.”

Gen 29:20

(NIV)
So Jacob served seven years to get Rachel, but they seemed like only a few days to him because of his love for her.

(ESV)
So Jacob served seven years for Rachel, and they seemed to him but a few days because of the love he had for her.

Gen 29:21

(NIV)
Then Jacob said to Laban, ‘Give me my wife. My time is completed, and I want to make love to her.’

(ESV)
Then Jacob said to Laban, “Give me my wife that I may go in to her, for my time is completed.”

Gen 29:23

(NIV)
But when evening came, he took his daughter Leah and brought her to Jacob, and Jacob made love to her.
(ESV)
But in the evening he took his daughter Leah and brought her to Jacob, and he went in to her.

Gen 29:25

(NIV)
When morning came, there was Leah! So Jacob said to Laban, ‘What is this you have done to me? I served you for Rachel, didn’t I? Why have you deceived me?’

(ESV)
And in the morning, behold, it was Leah! And Jacob said to Laban, “What is this you have done to me? Did I not serve with you for Rachel? Why then have you deceived me?”

Gen 29:28

(NIV)
And Jacob did so. He finished the week with Leah, and then Laban gave him his daughter Rachel to be his wife.
(ESV)
Jacob did so, and completed her week. Then Laban gave him his daughter Rachel to be his wife.

Gen 29:30

(NIV)
Jacob made love to Rachel also, and his love for Rachel was greater than his love for Leah. And he worked for Laban another seven years.

(ESV)
So Jacob went in to Rachel also, and he loved Rachel more than Leah, and served Laban for another seven years.

Gen 30:1

(NIV)
When Rachel saw that she was not bearing Jacob any children, she became jealous of her sister. So she said to Jacob, ‘Give me children, or I’ll die!’

(ESV)
When Rachel saw that she bore Jacob no children, she envied her sister. She said to Jacob, “Give me children, or I shall die!”

Gen 30:2

(NIV)
Jacob became angry with her and said, ‘Am I in the place of God, who has kept you from having children?’

(ESV)
Jacob’s anger was kindled against Rachel, and he said, “Am I in the place of God who has withheld from you the fruit of the womb?”

Gen 30:4

(NIV)
So she gave him her servant Bilhah as a wife. Jacob slept with her,
(ESV)
So she gave him her servant Bilhah as a wife, and Jacob went in to her.

Gen 30:5

(NIV)
and she became pregnant and bore him a son.
(ESV)
And Bilhah conceived and bore Jacob a son.

Gen 30:7

(NIV)
Rachel’s servant Bilhah conceived again and bore Jacob a second son.
(ESV)
Rachel’s servant Bilhah conceived again and bore Jacob a second son.

Gen 30:9

(NIV)
When Leah saw that she had stopped having children, she took her servant Zilpah and gave her to Jacob as a wife.
(ESV)
When Leah saw that she had ceased bearing children, she took her servant Zilpah and gave her to Jacob as a wife.

Gen 30:10

(NIV)
Leah’s servant Zilpah bore Jacob a son.
(ESV)
Then Leah’s servant Zilpah bore Jacob a son.

Gen 30:12

(NIV)
Leah’s servant Zilpah bore Jacob a second son.
(ESV)
Leah’s servant Zilpah bore Jacob a second son.

Gen 30:16

(NIV)
So when Jacob came in from the fields that evening, Leah went out to meet him. ‘You must sleep with me,’ she said. ‘I have hired you with my son’s mandrakes.’ So he slept with her that night.

(ESV)
When Jacob came from the field in the evening, Leah went out to meet him and said, “You must come in to me, for I have hired you with my son’s mandrakes.” So he lay with her that night.

Gen 30:17

(NIV)
God listened to Leah, and she became pregnant and bore Jacob a fifth son.
(ESV)
And God listened to Leah, and she conceived and bore Jacob a fifth son.

Gen 30:19

(NIV)
Leah conceived again and bore Jacob a sixth son.
(ESV)
And Leah conceived again, and she bore Jacob a sixth son.

Gen 30:25

(NIV)
After Rachel gave birth to Joseph, Jacob said to Laban, ‘Send me on my way so that I can go back to my own homeland.
(ESV)
As soon as Rachel had borne Joseph, Jacob said to Laban, “Send me away, that I may go to my own home and country.

Gen 30:29

(NIV)
Jacob said to him, ‘You know how I have worked for you and how your livestock has fared under my care.
(ESV)
Jacob said to him, “You yourself know how I have served you, and how your livestock has fared with me.

Gen 30:31

(NIV)
‘What shall I give you?’ he asked.

‘Don’t give me anything,’ Jacob replied. ‘But if you will do this one thing for me, I will go on tending your flocks and watching over them:
(ESV)
He said, “What shall I give you?” Jacob said, “You shall not give me anything. If you will do this for me, I will again pasture your flock and keep it:

Gen 30:36

(NIV)
Then he put a three-day journey between himself and Jacob, while Jacob continued to tend the rest of Laban’s flocks.

(ESV)
And he set a distance of three daysjourney between himself and Jacob, and Jacob pastured the rest of Laban’s flock.

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