Genesis 25:32
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English Standard Version
Esau said, “I am about to die; of what use is a birthright to me?”

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

American Standard Version
And Esau said, Behold, I am about to die. And what profit shall the birthright do to me?

Douay-Rheims Bible
He answered: Lo I die, what will the first birthright avail me.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this birth-right bring to me?

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

When she was delivered, there were twins; the first-born was reddish, i.e., of a reddish-brown colour (1 Samuel 16:12; 1 Samuel 17:42), and "all over like a hairy cloak," i.e., his whole body as if covered with a fur, with an unusual quantity of hair (hypertrichosis), which is sometimes the case with new-born infants, but was a sign in this instance of excessive sensual vigour and wildness. The second had laid hold of the heel of the first, i.e., he came into the world with his hand projected and holding the heel of the first-born, a sign of his future attitude towards his brother. From these accidental circumstances the children received their names. The elder they called Esau, the hairy one; the younger Jacob, heel-holder: יעקב from עקב (denom. of עקב heel, Hosea 12:3), to hold the heel, then to outwit (Genesis 27:36), just as in wrestling an attempt may be made to throw the opponent by grasping the heel.

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at the point to die. Heb. going to die. and what.

Job 21:15 What is the Almighty, that we should serve him? and what profit should we have, if we pray to him?

Job 22:17 Which said to God, Depart from us: and what can the Almighty do for them?

Job 34:9 For he has said, It profits a man nothing that he should delight himself with God.

Malachi 3:14 You have said, It is vain to serve God: and what profit is it that we have kept his ordinance...

birthright.

Exodus 22:9 For all manner of trespass, whether it be for ox, for donkey, for sheep, for raiment...

Cross References
Genesis 25:31
Jacob said, "Sell me your birthright now."

Genesis 25:33
Jacob said, "Swear to me now." So he swore to him and sold his birthright to Jacob.

Genesis 27:36
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?"

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