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  • Virgil Harden on Genesis 27
    Where is it written that the elder was to get the primary blessing
  • Jacob and Esau GENESIS 27 - in Reply on Genesis 27
    Read the whole chapter.

    Genesis 27:30

    And it came to pass, as soon as Isaac had made an end of blessing Jacob, and Jacob was yet scarce gone out from the presence of Isaac his father, that Esau his brother came in from his hunting.

    Genesis 27:35

    And he said, Thy brother came with subtilty (deception), and hath taken away thy blessing.

    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 27:38

    And Esau said unto his father, Hast thou but one blessing, my father? bless me, even me also, O my father. And Esau lifted up his voice, and wept.

    Genesis 27:41

    And ESAU HATED Jacob because of the blessing wherewith his father blessed him: and Esau said in his heart, The days of mourning for my father are at hand; then will I SLAY my brother Jacob.

    Comment by Mishael:

    Esau gave away his birthright for a bowl of stew.

    Just thinking about his stomach...also, it angered God that he did that.

    Rachel engineered the taking of the Blessing.

    Esau planned to murder Jacob. God saw that.

    Later, Esau left the family and married a non-Jewish woman and lived amongst her people.

    I read something earlier this year that indicated that his descendants still live outside of Israel. I have no opinion on that, even tho I read a ton of Google following his descendants.

    I do not know if modern American culture follows ancient customs of Israel. Perhaps in Jewish communities?
  • Chris - in Reply on Genesis 27
    I can't think of a verse that fully fits your request , but 1 Timothy 5:17 comes to mind.

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