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.

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

New King James Version
But Jacob said, “Sell me your birthright as of this day.”

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

NASB 1995
But Jacob said, "First sell me your birthright."

NASB 1977
But Jacob said, “First sell me your birthright.”

Amplified Bible
Jacob answered, “First sell me your birthright (the rights of a firstborn).”

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

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

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Yaquuv said to him, “Sell to me today your firstborn inheritance.”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Jacob said to Esau, Sell me this day thy birthright.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
and Jacob says, “Sell your birthright to me today.”

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

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
and Jacob saith, 'Sell to-day thy birthright to me.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
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.









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).

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

sell
מִכְרָ֥ה (miḵ·rāh)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 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 1062: The firstling of man, beast, primogeniture

Jacob
יַעֲקֹ֑ב (ya·‘ă·qōḇ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 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 559: To utter, say


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