Genesis 25

Abraham Took Keturah as His Wife

(1) Abraham again took a wife, and her name was Keturah.

(2) And she bore him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah.

(3) Jokshan fathered Sheba, and Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were Asshurim, Letushim, and Leummim.

(4) The sons of Midian were Ephah, Epher, Hanoch, Abida, and Eldaah. All these were the children of Keturah.

(5) Abraham gave all that he had to Isaac.

(6) But while he was still alive, Abraham gave gifts to the sons of the concubines, whom Abraham had, and sent them away from Isaac his son, eastward, to the east country.

Abraham Dies

(7) These are the days of the years of Abraham’s life which he lived, 175 years.

(8) Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died at a good old age, an old man, and full of years, and he was gathered to his people.

(9) And his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite, which is before Mamre,

(10) the field which Abraham purchased from the sons of Heth. There Abraham was buried, with Sarah his wife.

(11) And it came to pass after the death of Abraham, that God blessed his son Isaac. And Isaac dwelt by the well Lahairoi.

Ishmael’s Descendants

(12) Now these are the generations of Ishmael, Abraham’s son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah’s handmaid, bore to Abraham.

(13) These are the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names, according to their generations. The firstborn of Ishmael, Nebajoth; then Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam,

(14) Mishma, Dumah, Massa,

(15) Hadar, Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah.

(16) These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, by their towns, and by their encampments, twelve princes according to their nations.

(17) And these are the years of the life of Ishmael, 137 years, and he gave up the ghost and died, and was gathered to his people.

(18) They dwelt from Havilah to Shur, which is before Egypt, as you go toward Assyria. And he died in the presence of all his relatives.

Jacob and Esau

(19) These are the generations of Isaac, Abraham’s son. Abraham fathered Isaac.

(20) And Isaac was 40 years old when he took Rebekah as his wife, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Padanaram, the sister of Laban the Syrian.

(21) Isaac prayed to the LORD for his wife, because she was barren. And the LORD heard his prayer, and Rebekah his wife conceived.

(22) And the children struggled together within her, and she said, "If it is so, why am I like this?" And she went to inquire of the LORD.

(23) And the LORD said to her, "Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples shall be separated from your belly. One of the people shall be stronger than the other people, and the elder shall serve the younger."

(24) When her days to give birth were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb.

(25) The first came out red, all over like an hairy garment, and they called his name Esau.

(26) And after that his brother out came, and his hand took hold on Esau’s heel. And his name was called Jacob. Isaac was 60 years old when she gave birth to them.

(27) The boys grew, and Esau was a skillful hunter, a man of the field, and Jacob was a gentle man, dwelling in tents.

(28) Isaac loved Esau, because he ate of his venison, but Rebekah loved Jacob.

Esau Sells His Birthright

(29) Jacob boiled soup, and Esau came from the field, and he was faint.

(30) And Esau said to Jacob, "Please, feed me with that same red soup, for I am faint." Therefore, his name was called Edom.

(31) Then Jacob said, "Sell me this day your birthright."

(32) And Esau said, "Behold, I am at the point of death, so how shall this birthright profit me?"

(33) Jacob said, "Swear to me this day," and he swore to him, and he sold his birthright to Jacob.

(34) Then Jacob gave Esau bread and soup of lentiles, and he ate and drank, rose up, and went his way. Thus Esau despised his birthright.

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