Genesis 25

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  • 1 Then again Abraham took a wife, and her name was Keturah.
  • 2 And she bare him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah.
  • 3 And Jokshan begat Sheba, and Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were Asshurim, and Letushim, and Leummim.
  • 4 And the sons of Midian; Ephah, and Epher, and Hanoch, and Abida, and Eldaah. All these were the children of Keturah.
  • 5 And Abraham gave all that he had unto Isaac.
  • 6 But unto the sons of the concubines, which Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts, and sent them away from Isaac his son, while he yet lived, eastward, unto the east country.
  • 7 And these are the days of the years of Abraham’s life which he lived, an hundred threescore and fifteen years.
  • 8 Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died in a good old age, an old man, and full of years; and 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 of the sons of Heth: there was Abraham buried, and 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.
  • 12 Now these are the generations of Ishmael, Abraham’s son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah’s handmaid, bare unto Abraham:
  • 13 And these are the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names, according to their generations: the firstborn of Ishmael, Nebajoth; and Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam,
  • 14 And Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa,
  • 15 Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah:
  • 16 These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, by their towns, and by their castles; twelve princes according to their nations.
  • 17 And these are the years of the life of Ishmael, an hundred and thirty and seven years: and he gave up the ghost and died; and was gathered unto his people.
  • 18 And they dwelt from Havilah unto Shur, that is before Egypt, as thou goest toward Assyria: and he died in the presence of all his brethren.
  • 19 And these are the generations of Isaac, Abraham’s son: Abraham begat Isaac:
  • 20 And Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah to wife, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Padanaram, the sister to Laban the Syrian.
  • 21 And Isaac intreated the LORD for his wife, because she was barren: and the LORD was intreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.
  • 22 And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus? And she went to enquire of the LORD.
  • 23 And the LORD said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger.
  • 24 And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb.
  • 25 And the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they called his name Esau.
  • 26 And after that came his brother out, and his hand took hold on Esau’s heel; and his name was called Jacob: and Isaac was threescore years old when she bare them.
  • 27 And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents.
  • 28 And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison: but Rebekah loved Jacob.
  • 29 And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came from the field, and he was faint:
  • 30 And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage; for I am faint: therefore was his name called Edom.
  • 31 And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright.
  • 32 And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me?
  • 33 And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob.
  • 34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his birthright.

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