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Strong-Willed Jacob

The name of Jacob means trickster
He was a crafty crook and a deceiver
Not wanting to wait for God's plan
He took matters into his own hands

Jacob took advantage of his brother
Doing it in an evil way like no other
He stole Esau's birthright with stew
It was a very dishonest thing to do

Their father was almost totally blind
So Jacob played tricks with his mind
When the time came to bless his sons
Jacob wanted to be sure he was the one

As if he was Esau, he went to hunt game
Rachel prepared it be exactly the same
Dressed like Esau, putting hair on his face
He received his father's blessing and grace

Jacob was the fool as he was ready to marry
For Uncle Laban's plan caused him to tarry
He had two daughters and the deal was this
Work seven years for each one and no less

Jacob loved the youngest one, Rachel, the best
It may be a high price to pay, but worth the rest
The seven years went fast and soon were through
He was upset when it was Leah he was married to

Tricked by Uncle Laban, it seemed to be his fate
Work another seven years and Rachel would wait
There is a little of Jacob in all of us from time to time
But God is very patient with us by His power divine

Based on the true Biblical account recorded in Genesis 25, 27, and 29

by Carol Salter on 2/11/08

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