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.

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

New King James Version
Then Jacob said, “Swear to me as of this day.” So he swore to him, and sold his birthright to Jacob.

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

NASB 1995
And Jacob said, “First swear to me"; so he swore to him, and sold his birthright to Jacob.

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

Amplified Bible
Jacob said, “Swear [an oath] to me today [that you are selling it to me for this food]”; so he swore [an oath] to him, and sold him his birthright.

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

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

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Yaquuv said to him, “Swear to me today”, and he swore to him, and he sold his firstborn birthright to Yaquuv.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

Literal Standard Version
And Jacob says, “Swear to me today”: and he swears to him, and sells 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." So he swore to him, and he sold his birthright 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;

Additional Translations ...
Context
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, who 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, who 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.









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).

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

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

So [Esau] swore
וַיִּשָּׁבַ֖ע (way·yiš·šā·ḇa‘)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 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 4376: To sell

him
לְיַעֲקֹֽב׃ (lə·ya·‘ă·qōḇ)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 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 1062: The firstling of man, beast, primogeniture


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