Isaac was 40 years old when he married Rebekah.
Ukpo 40 ẹre Aizik ghaa ye vbe ọ rhie ọvbokhan rẹn ighẹ e Ribẹka.
He loved her very much.
Ọ wa hoẹmwẹ ọvbokhan rẹn na ẹsẹsẹmwẹse.
In time, they had two children—twin boys.
Vbene ẹghẹ ya khian, iran na do biẹ ivin eva. Emọ ikpia ẹre iran ghaa khin.
The older boy was called Esau, and the younger one, Jacob.
Eni ọdiọn ọre Isọ, eni ọvbokhan na gha re Jekọb.
Esau loved being outdoors, and he was good at hunting animals.
Ohuẹ nọ gua gbe aranmwẹ ẹre Isọ ghaa khin, rhunmwuda ọni, ai kẹ miẹn ọnrẹn vbe owa.
But Jacob liked to stay at home.
Sokpan owa ẹre Jekọb wa gha dia.
In those days, the oldest son was given most of the land and money when his father died.
Vbe ẹghẹ nẹdẹ, ọmọ ọdiọn ẹre ọ mu otọ ọghe erhae ra igho ọghe erhae nọ ghi kpọlọ sẹ vbe erha iran gha wu.
That was called an inheritance.
Ọni ẹre a tie ẹre ukhu.
In Isaac’s family, the inheritance also included having a part in the promises that Jehovah had made to Abraham.
Ọmwa nọ khian rri ukhu ọmọ ọdiọn vbe ẹgbẹe ọghe Aizik keghi re ọmwa ne Jehova khian la egbe ẹre mu eyan nọ yan rẹn ma Ebraham sẹ.
Esau did not care much about those promises, but Jacob knew that they were very important.
Iwinna eyan nii ma zẹdẹ mu Isọ sokpan e Jekọb wa rẹn wẹẹ eyan na wa ru ekpataki.
One day Esau came home very tired from a long day of hunting.
Isọ ghi ke oha rre vbe ẹdẹ ọkpa, egbe keghi wọọ re.
He smelled the good food Jacob was cooking and said:
Evbare ne Jekọb ghaa le na winrin ye ọre ihue, ẹre ọ na kha wẹẹ:
‘Ohanmwẹ khian gbe mwẹ ruan!
Give me some of that red stew!’
Fian mẹ vbe evbare ne u le!’
E Jekọb keghi kha wẹẹ:
‘I will, but first promise me that I can have your inheritance.’
‘I gha fian nuẹ deghẹ u na ka yan ma mwẹ wẹẹ, ne I mu ukhu ọghuẹ.’
Isọ keghi kha wẹẹ:
‘I don’t care about my inheritance!
‘Iwinna ukhu ne I khian re ma mu mwẹ!
You can have it.
U sẹtin mu.
I just want to eat.’
Ohanmwẹ ẹre ọ wa gbe mwẹ na.’
Do you think that was a wise thing for Esau to do?
Uwẹ yayi wẹẹ ẹwaẹn rre emwi ne Isọ ru na ra?
No, it wasn’t.
Esau gave away something very precious, just for a bowl of stew.
Emwi kpataki ẹre Isọ mu fua na rhunmwuda evbare nọ ma sẹ emwi.
When Isaac was very old, it was time to give a blessing to his oldest son.
Vbe Aizik ghi khian ọmaẹn nẹ, ọ na wẹẹ ne irẹn fiangbe ovbi irẹn ne ọdiọn.
But Rebekah helped Jacob, the younger son, to get the blessing.
Sokpan e Ribẹka keghi ru iyobọ ne Jekọb ne ọvbokhan, ne erhae mieke na fiangbe ẹre.
When Esau found out, he was very angry and he planned to kill his twin brother.
Vbe ẹghẹ ne Isọ ghi ya rẹn, ohu na suẹn gha muẹn, ọ na wẹẹ irẹn khian gbe Jekọb rua.
Isaac and Rebekah wanted to protect Jacob, so they told him:
Aizik vbe Ribẹka na gha hoo ne iran gbogba ga e Jekọb, ẹre iran na ghi tama rẹn wẹẹ:
‘Go and stay with your mother’s brother, Laban, until Esau calms down.’
‘Rhulẹ bu ọtẹn iyuẹ nokpia ighẹ e Leban, a te miẹn wẹẹ ẹko fu Isọ rre.’
Jacob listened to his parents’ advice and ran for his life.
E Jekọb keghi họn ẹmwẹ ne evbibiẹ ọre, ẹre ọ na ghi lẹẹ fua.
“What good will it do a man to gain the whole world and to lose his life?
“De ere nọ rre ọmwa re, adeghẹ agbọn na hia sẹ ọre obọ, ighẹ ọ mu ẹdẹ agbọn rẹn fua?
What, really, would a man give in exchange for his life?”—Mark 8:36, 37
Emwi ọkpa i rrọọ ne ọmwa gha sẹtin ya dẹ ẹdẹ agbọn rẹn werriegbe.”—Mak 8:36, 37
What kind of person was Esau?
De aro ọmwa ne Isọ ghaa khin?
What kind of person was Jacob?
De aro ọmwa ne Jekọb ghaa khin?
Why did Jacob receive a blessing instead of Esau?
Vbọsiẹ ne Jekọb na miẹn afiangbe nọ te khẹke ne Isọ miẹn?