Genesis 25:33

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 25:33

And Iacob said, Sweare to mee this day: and he sware to him: and he sold his birthright vnto Iacob.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And Jacob said, "First swear to me; so he swore to him, and sold his birthright to Jacob."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jacob said, Swear to me first. And he sware unto him. And he sold his birthright unto Jacob.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Jacob said, First of all give me your oath; and he gave him his oath, handing over his birthright to Jacob.
- Basic English Bible

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

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

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

and Jacob saith, `Swear to me to-day:' and he sweareth to him, and selleth his birthright to Jacob;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Jacob said: 'Swear to me first'; and he swore unto him; and he sold his birthright unto Jacob.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Genesis 25:33

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 25:33


25:31 Sell me this day thy birth - right - He cannot be excused in taking advantage of Esau's necessity, yet neither can Esau be excused who is profane, #Heb 12:16|, because for one morsel of meat he sold his birth - right. The birth - right was typical of spiritual privileges, those of the church of the first - born: Esau was now tried how he would value those, and he shews himself sensible only of present grievances: may he but get relief against them, he cares not for his birth - right. If we look on Esau's birth - right as only a temporal advantage, what he said had something of truth in it, that our worldly enjoyments, even those we are most fond of, will stand us in no stead in a dying hour. They will not put by the stroke of death, nor ease the pangs, nor remove the sting. But being of a spiritual nature, his undervaluing it, was the greatest profaneness imaginable. It is egregious folly to part with our interest in God, and Christ, and heaven, for the riches, honours, and pleasures of this world.

25:34 He did eat and drink, and rise up and went his way - Without any serious reflections upon the ill bargain he had made, or any shew of regret. Thus Esau despised his birth - right - He used no means to get the bargain revoked, made no appeal to his father about it but the bargain which his necessity had made, (supposing it were so) his profaneness confirmed, and by his subsequent neglect and contempt, he put the bargain past recall.


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