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The matter began before what you are describing. When the twins were in her womb, before birth, they struggled together. Rebekah enquired of the Lord, why was it so ? The answer was 'The elder shall serve the younger'. And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus? And she went to enquire of the LORD. Genesis 25:...


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Why Rebekah wants Jacob to get Esau’s blessing? Let us firstly look at what Scriptures say about the subject. Esau could not have held his birthright in high esteem, for he traded it for a bowl of stew. 24 When her days to give birth were completed, behold, there were twins in her womb. 25 The first came out red, all his body like a hairy cloak, so they ...


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I think that this is supposed to be an illustration of his character. He respects his parents only in a shallow way. Another such case is when Esau plans on killing Jacob as soon as his father dies (Genesis 27:41). He respects his father enough not to kill Jacob in his lifetime, but seemingly doesn't care that killing Jacob as soon as Isaac dies would also ...


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“If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be My disciple. Luke 14:26 God is love, and are we not supposed to love our enemies? Are husbands not supposed to love their wives? If so, how does Luke say we must hate our parents, wife, children and ...


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There is a lot of material out of chronological sequence in much of Genesis, put particularly the last half. Note the following: Isaac born to Abraham when he was 100 yeas old. Gen 21:1-5 Abraham goes to sacrifice Isaac at an unspecified time, Gen 22 Sarah dies at age 127 (Gen 23:1), Abraham is 137, Isaac is 37. Isaac marries Rebekah Gen 24, at age 40, ...


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The key to understanding Obad 5 is Obad 6 & 7. V5 “If thieves came to you, if robbers by night— oh, how you will be ruined— would they not steal only what they wanted? If grape gatherers came to you, would they not leave some gleanings? V6 But how Esau will be pillaged, his hidden treasures sought out! V7 All the men allied with ...


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The answer to this I think can be found in Obadiah chapter 1: Because of the violence against your brother Jacob, you will be covered with shame; you will be destroyed forever. 11 On the day you stood aloof while strangers carried off his wealth and foreigners entered his gates and cast lots for Jerusalem, you were like one ...


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Romans 10:10 And not only so, but salso when Rebekah had conceived children by one man, our forefather Isaac, 11 though they were not yet born and had done nothing either good or bad—in order that God’s purpose of election might continue, not because of works but because of thim who calls— 12 she was told, “The older will serve the younger.” 13 As it is ...


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