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Which character in the Bible sold his birthright for a mess of pottage?


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2007-07-02 02:21:31
2007-07-02 02:21:31

Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentils; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his birthright. Hope This Helped.

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In the Bible, Jakob and Esau were twins. Esau was born first, and was his father's heir. When their father was dying, Esau the hunter went out to try to find meat for his father, and came back famished, having failed to find any game. Jakob had prepared a meal of lentils, and Esau asked for some. Jakob set the price at Esau's inheritance. Esau replied "Of what use is this birthright to me? For behold, I am an-hungered and like to die.", and he sold his birthright for a mess of pottage. Thus the phrase means to exchange something of great value for immediate gain.

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he was in the pool and died Answer Esau was the eldest son of Isaac who would have inherited the covenant that God made with Abraham and that Abraham passed on to Isaac; he traded his birthright to his twin brother Jacob for a mess of pottage

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Jacob was the younger of twin sons of Isaac. The other son being Esau who sold his birthright to Jacob for a "Mess of pottage". Both were enemies from childhood until reconciled in later life. Jacobs name was later changed to Israel. Some would have it that he deceived his father so that he might receive the blessings of Isaac, but as Esau was not a righteous son the blessing was sanctioned by the Lord upon Jacob, who was righteous all the days of his life.

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i belive the bible says it best. when we put away childish things and we accept responsibility for our lives and blame only outselves when we mess up. ....that is true character and also 'GROWING UP."

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his character is a calm boy but when people mess with the ones he loves there is no knowing what he will do.


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