Got Books? A1Books: Making Knowledge Affordable.
 Aesop Fables
Children's Stories
Bible Study Lesson
 Children's Bible Stories
 Old Testament Stories
  Let There Be Light
   The Sky and the Sea
  Things Began to Grow
   Creatures of the Deep
   Wings to Fly
   Here Come the Animals!
   God Makes Man
   God Makes Woman
   The Serpent's Lie
   Cain and Abel
   Noah Builds a Boat
   The Great Flood
   The Tower of Babel
   Abraham Obeys God
   Abraham and Isaac
   Isaac and Rebekah
   Jacob and Esau
   Jacob Tricks Esau
   Jacob's Dream
   Jacob and Rachel
  Joseph
  Joseph in Egypt
   A Plea for Help
   Baby Moses
  Moses Runs Away
   Plagues and More Plagues
   Moses Leads His People
   Food from Heaven
   Water in the Desert
   Ten Commandments
   Twelve Explorers
  Jericho
   Gideon
  Samson
   Ruth and Naomi
   Hannah's Prayer
   Samuel
   King Saul
   David
   David and Goliath
   David the King
   Solomon
   Elijah
   The Widow at Zarephath
   A Fiery Test
  Elijah and Elisha
   Elisha Hels Naaman
   Queen Esther
   The Fiery Furnace
   Daniel and the Lions
   Jonah and the Big Fish
  New Testament Stories
Bible Story Coloring Pages
   Old Testament Coloring
   New Testament Coloring
Bible Stories Sermon Contact Us Bible Story Coloring Pages Children's Stories
Home » Children's Bible Stories » Old Testament Stories » Jacob and Esau

Jacob and Esau

Genesis 25

 

AmericanGreetings.com -- Send Unlimited Cards 

Isaac and Rebekah were married. And Isaac loved his new wife, but for many years they had no children.

Finally, Isaac asked God to give Rebekah a baby. God answered Isaac's prayex and Rebekah became pregnant, but before her baby was born she grew concerned and asked God what was wrong. "Two nations are within you," said God. "The older will serve the younger." Then Rebekah had twins. The first was named Esau and the second, Jacob.

As the boys grew older, Esau became a skilled hunter who loved to spend time outdoors. But Jacob was quieter; he preferred to stay close to home.

One evening, Jacob made stew. Esau came home and said, "Hurry up, give me some of your stew. I'm starving!"

"I'll trade you some stew for your birthright," said Jacob as he stirred the pot. "Then I'll be like the oldest."

"Fine!" said Esau. "My birthright is worthless if I die from hunger!" So Esau gave Jacob his birthright.

Years later, Isaac grew old and weak and blind. He knew he would soon die, so he

called to Esau and said, "Go hunt me some wild game, then come and prepare me a tasty meal. After that I will give you my blessing."

Rebekah heard Isaac and grew concerned. Jacob was her favorite son, and she wanted him to have Isaac's blessing.

 

Google
 

 

 Copyright © 1997 by Multnomah Publishers, Inc. Illustration © 1997 by Dennis Ochsner. Voice Recordings © 2007 by Grace. All rights reserved. No part of this production may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means - electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise withot prior written permission.