Genesis 25:33
New International Version
But Jacob said, "Swear to me first." So he swore an oath to him, selling his birthright to Jacob.

New Living Translation
But Jacob said, “First you must swear that your birthright is mine.” So Esau swore an oath, thereby selling all his rights as the firstborn to his brother, Jacob.

English Standard Version
Jacob said, “Swear to me now.” So he swore to him and sold his birthright to Jacob.

Berean Study Bible
“Swear to me first,” Jacob said. So Esau swore to Jacob and sold him the birthright.

New American Standard Bible
And Jacob said, "First swear to me"; so he swore to him, and sold his birthright to Jacob.

King James Bible
And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob.

Christian Standard Bible
Jacob said, "Swear to me first." So he swore to Jacob and sold his birthright to him.

Contemporary English Version
But Jacob said, "Promise me your birthrights, here and now!" And that's what Esau did.

Good News Translation
Jacob answered, "First make a vow that you will give me your rights." Esau made the vow and gave his rights to Jacob.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Jacob said, "Swear to me first." So he swore to Jacob and sold his birthright to him.

International Standard Version
But Jacob insisted, "Swear it by an oath right now." So he swore an oath to him and sold his birthright to Jacob.

NET Bible
But Jacob said, "Swear an oath to me now." So Esau swore an oath to him and sold his birthright to Jacob.

New Heart English Bible
Jacob said, "Swear to me first." He swore to him. He sold his birthright to Jacob.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"First, swear an oath," Jacob said. So Esau swore an oath to him and sold him his rights as firstborn.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Jacob said: 'Swear to me first'; and he swore unto him; and he sold his birthright unto Jacob.

New American Standard 1977
And Jacob said, “First swear to me”; so he swore to him, and sold his birthright to Jacob.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he swore unto him and he sold his birthright unto Jacob.

King James 2000 Bible
And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he swore unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob.

American King James Version
And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he swore to him: and he sold his birthright to Jacob.

American Standard Version
And Jacob said, Swear to me first. And he sware unto him. And he sold his birthright unto Jacob.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Jacob said to him, Swear to me this day; and he swore to him; and Esau sold his birthright to Jacob.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Jacob said: Swear therefore to me. Esau swore to him, and sold his first birthright.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jacob said, Swear unto me now. And he swore unto him, and sold his birthright to Jacob.

English Revised Version
And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he swore to him: and he sold his birth-right to Jacob.

World English Bible
Jacob said, "Swear to me first." He swore to him. He sold his birthright to Jacob.

Young's Literal Translation
and Jacob saith, 'Swear to me to-day:' and he sweareth to him, and selleth his birthright to Jacob;
Study Bible
Esau Sells His Birthright
32“Look,” said Esau, “I am about to die, so what good is a birthright to me?” 33“Swear to me first,” Jacob said. So Esau swore to Jacob and sold him the birthright. 34Then Jacob gave some bread and lentil stew to Esau; he ate and drank, and then got up and went away. Thus Esau despised his birthright.…
Cross References
Hebrews 12:16
See to it that no one is sexually immoral, or is godless like Esau, who for a single meal sold his birthright.

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

Genesis 25:34
Then Jacob gave some bread and lentil stew to Esau; he ate and drank, and then got up and went away. Thus Esau despised his birthright.

Genesis 27:1
When Isaac was old and his eyes were so weak that he could no longer see, he called his older son Esau and said to him, "My son." "Here I am," Esau replied.

Genesis 27:32
But his father Isaac replied, "Who are you?" "I am Esau, your firstborn son," he answered.

Treasury of Scripture

And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he swore to him: and he sold his birthright to Jacob.

Swear.

Genesis 14:22
And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lift up mine hand unto the LORD, the most high God, the possessor of heaven and earth,

Genesis 24:3
And I will make thee swear by the LORD, the God of heaven, and the God of the earth, that thou shalt not take a wife unto my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell:

Mark 6:23
And he sware unto her, Whatsoever thou shalt ask of me, I will give it thee, unto the half of my kingdom.

and he sold.

Genesis 27:36
And he said, Is not he rightly named Jacob? for he hath supplanted me these two times: he took away my birthright; and, behold, now he hath taken away my blessing. And he said, Hast thou not reserved a blessing for me?

Genesis 36:6,7
And Esau took his wives, and his sons, and his daughters, and all the persons of his house, and his cattle, and all his beasts, and all his substance, which he had got in the land of Canaan; and went into the country from the face of his brother Jacob…

Hebrews 12:16
Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.







Lexicon
“Swear to me first,”
הִשָּׁ֤בְעָה (hiš·šā·ḇə·‘āh)
Verb - Nifal - Imperative - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7650: To seven oneself, swear

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

said.
וַיֹּ֣אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

So [Esau] swore
וַיִּשָּׁבַ֖ע (way·yiš·šā·ḇa‘)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7650: To seven oneself, swear

to Jacob and sold
וַיִּמְכֹּ֥ר (way·yim·kōr)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4376: To sell

him
לְיַעֲקֹֽב׃ (lə·ya·‘ă·qōḇ)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3290: Jacob -- a son of Isaac, also his desc

the birthright.
בְּכֹרָת֖וֹ (bə·ḵō·rā·ṯōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1062: The firstling of man, beast, primogeniture
Verse 33. - And Jacob said, Swear to me this day. On the expression "this day" vide supra, ver. 31. The conduct of Jacob in this transaction is difficult to defend Though aware of the heavenly oracle that assigned to him the precedence in his father s house, he was far from being justified in endeavoring, by "cautious, prudent, and conciliatory proposals" (Murphy), but rather by unbelieving impatience, despicable meanness, and miserable craft, to anticipate Divine providence, which in due time without his assistance would have implemented its own designs. And he sware unto him. If Jacob's demand of an oath evinced ungenerous suspicion, Esau's giving of an oath showed a low sense of honor (Lange). And he sold his birthright unto Jacob - thus meriting the appellation of βέβηλος (Hebrews 12:16). 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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