And Isaac prayed to the LORD for his wife, because she was barren. And the LORD heard him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.
And the sons struggled together within her. And she said, If it is so, why am I this way? And she went to inquire of the LORD.
And the LORD said to her, Two nations are in your womb, and two kinds of people shall be separated from your bowels. And the one people shall be stronger than the other people, the older shall serve the younger.
And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, twins were in her womb!
And the first came out red, all over like a hairy garment. And they called his name Esau.
And after that his brother came out, and his hand took hold on Esau's heel. And his name was called Jacob. And Isaac was sixty years old when she bore them.