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Jacob was a tricky one,
A Mamma’s boy making it good…
If anybody could humble someone like him
The Lord God Almighty would.

Jacob became not like Esau,
An uber-man of the field…
Who sold his birthright for a pot of soup
A sibling rivalry to yield.

If manhood’s defined by children produced
Then Jacob was a real giver…
By two wives and his concubines,
His manhood produced a full quiver!

The same became true of Jacob’s twelve sons,
A “motorcycle gang” and more…
They murdered all the men in Shechem to
Their sister’s honor to restore.

A famine threatened this “gang” family,
The solution by God was bold…
Salvation of Abraham’s bloodline
Was brought by a brother once sold…!

—Jonathan Caswell