Old Testament
Lesson 10
Birthright Blessings; Marriage in the Covenant

Lesson Highlights

A study of this lesson will help us strengthen our desires to live worthy of our birthright blessings and of eternal marriage.

Scripture references for study:  Genesis 24–29
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Lesson 10 Handout (PDF format)

Abraham & Marriage In The Covenant - Genesis 24  

  1. Abraham's Servant Seeks A Wife For Isaac
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  3. Marriage In The Covenant.

Esau Sells His Birthright To Jacob

  1. The Birthright.
  2. Esau Sells His Birthright
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  4. Jacob Obtains The Birthright Blessing - Genesis 27
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  6. Esau Marries Outside of the Covenant
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    1. READ GENESIS 26:34-35. Esau marries outside of the covenant.
  8. Jacob Seeks A Wife - Genesis 28-29
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Jacob's Ladder

  1. READ GENESIS 28:10-22. Jacob dreams of a ladder reaching to heaven.
  3. Jacob said that "...this is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.... And he called the name of that place Bethel" (Genesis 28:17, 19).

Gospel Doctrine Notebook

  1. Record your thoughts on marriage within the covenant as demonstrated in the lives of Isaac and Jacob. How important is it for our children to marry in the covenant? Are we willing to sell our birthright, as did Esau? Or are we willing to wait seven years, or even a lifetime, in order to receive the greatest blessings the Lord has to offer?

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