Genesis 25:31
New International Version
Jacob replied, "First sell me your birthright."

New Living Translation
"All right," Jacob replied, "but trade me your rights as the firstborn son."

English Standard Version
Jacob said, “Sell me your birthright now.”

Berean Study Bible
“First sell me your birthright,” Jacob replied.

New American Standard Bible
But Jacob said, "First sell me your birthright."

King James Bible
And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright.

Christian Standard Bible
Jacob replied, "First sell me your birthright."

Contemporary English Version
Jacob replied, "Sell me your rights as the first-born son."

Good News Translation
Jacob answered, "I will give it to you if you give me your rights as the first-born son."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Jacob replied, "First sell me your birthright.""

International Standard Version
But Jacob responded, "Sell me your birthright. Do it now."

NET Bible
But Jacob replied, "First sell me your birthright."

New Heart English Bible
Jacob said, "First, sell me your birthright."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jacob responded, "First, sell me your rights as firstborn."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Jacob said: 'Sell me first thy birth right.'

New American Standard 1977
But Jacob said, “First sell me your birthright.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright.

King James 2000 Bible
And Jacob said, Sell me this day your birthright.

American King James Version
And Jacob said, Sell me this day your birthright.

American Standard Version
And Jacob said, Sell me first thy birthright.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Jacob said to him: Sell me thy first birthright.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jacob said, Sell me now thy birthright.

English Revised Version
And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Jacob said, Sell to me this day thy birth-right.

World English Bible
Jacob said, "First, sell me your birthright."

Young's Literal Translation
and Jacob saith, 'Sell to-day thy birthright to me.'
Study Bible
Esau Sells His Birthright
30He said to Jacob, “Let me eat some of that red stew, for I am famished.” (That is why he was also called Edom.) 31“First sell me your birthright,” Jacob replied. 32“Look,” said Esau, “I am about to die, so what good is a birthright to me?”…
Cross References
Genesis 25:30
He said to Jacob, "Let me eat some of that red stew, for I am famished." (That is why he was also called Edom.)

Genesis 25:32
"Look," said Esau, "I am about to die, so what good is a birthright to me?"

Deuteronomy 21:16
when that man assigns his inheritance to his sons he must not appoint the son of the beloved wife as the firstborn over the son of the unloved wife.

Deuteronomy 21:17
Instead, he must acknowledge the firstborn, the son of his unloved wife, by giving him a double portion of all that he has. For that son is the firstfruits of his father's strength; the right of the firstborn belongs to him.

1 Chronicles 5:1
These were the sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel. Though he was the firstborn, his birthright was given to the sons of Joseph son of Israel, because Reuben defiled his father's bed. So he is not reckoned according to birthright.

1 Chronicles 5:2
And though Judah prevailed over his brothers and a ruler came from him, the birthright belonged to Joseph.

Treasury of Scripture

And Jacob said, Sell me this day your birthright.







Lexicon
“First
כַיּ֛וֹם (ḵay·yō·wm)
Preposition-k, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

sell
מִכְרָ֥ה (miḵ·rāh)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4376: To sell

me
לִֽי׃ (lî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew

your birthright,”
בְּכֹֽרָתְךָ֖ (bə·ḵō·rā·ṯə·ḵā)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1062: The firstling of man, beast, primogeniture

Jacob
יַעֲקֹ֑ב (ya·‘ă·qōḇ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3290: Jacob -- a son of Isaac, also his desc

replied.
וַיֹּ֖אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say
Verse 31. - And Jacob said, Sell me this day - literally, as the day; as clearly as the day (Jarchi, Kimchi, Drusius); immediately, statim (Rosenmüller); perhaps simply today, σήμερον (LXX., Glassius, Gesenius, Kalisch; cf. 1 Samuel 9:13, 27; 1 Kings 1:49) - thy birthright. The right of primogeniture in the family of Abraham implied

(1) succession to the earthly inheritance of Canaan;

(2) possession of the covenant blessing transmitted through the paternal benediction; and

(3) progenitorship of the promised seed. Under the Mosaic institute the privileges of the firstborn were clearly defined. They involved succession to

(1) the official authority of the father;

(2) a double portion of the father s property; and

(3) the functions of the domestic priesthood (vide Genesis 27:4, 19, 27-29; Genesis 49:3; Exodus 22:29; Numbers 8:14-17; Deuteronomy 21:17). 25:29-34 We have here the bargain made between Jacob and Esau about the right, which was Esau's by birth, but Jacob's by promise. It was for a spiritual privilege; and we see Jacob's desire of the birth-right, but he sought to obtain it by crooked courses, not like his character as a plain man. He was right, that he coveted earnestly the best gifts; he was wrong, that he took advantage of his brother's need. The inheritance of their father's worldly goods did not descend to Jacob, and was not meant in this proposal. But it includeth the future possession of the land of Canaan by his children's children, and the covenant made with Abraham as to Christ the promised Seed. Believing Jacob valued these above all things; unbelieving Esau despised them. Yet although we must be of Jacob's judgment in seeking the birth-right, we ought carefully to avoid all guile, in seeking to obtain even the greatest advantages. Jacob's pottage pleased Esau's eye. Give me some of that red; for this he was called Edom, or Red. Gratifying the sensual appetite ruins thousands of precious souls. When men's hearts walk after their own eyes, Job 31:7, and when they serve their own bellies, they are sure to be punished. If we use ourselves to deny ourselves, we break the force of most temptations. It cannot be supposed that Esau was dying of hunger in Isaac's house. The words signify, I am going towards death; he seems to mean, I shall never live to inherit Canaan, or any of those future supposed blessings; and what signifies it who has them when I am dead and gone. This would be the language of profaneness, with which the apostle brands him, Heb 12:16; and this contempt of the birth-right is blamed, ver. 34. It is the greatest folly to part with our interest in God, and Christ, and heaven, for the riches, honours, and pleasures of this world; it is as bad a bargain as his who sold a birth-right for a dish of pottage. Esau ate and drank, pleased his palate, satisfied his appetite, and then carelessly rose up and went his way, without any serious thought, or any regret, about the bad bargain he had made. Thus Esau despised his birth-right. By his neglect and contempt afterwards, and by justifying himself in what he had done, he put the bargain past recall. People are ruined, not so much by doing what is amiss, as by doing it and not repenting of it.
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