Genesis 25 ESV

Abraham's Death and His Descendants

1 Abraham took another wife, whose name was Keturah.

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      2 1She bore him Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah.

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      3 Jokshan fathered Sheba and Dedan. 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 2Abraham gave all he had to Isaac.

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      6 But to the sons of his concubines Abraham gave gifts, and while he was still living he 3sent them away from his son Isaac, eastward 4to the east country.

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      7 These are the days of the years of Abraham's life, 175 years.
      8 Abraham 5breathed his last and 6died in a good old age, an old man and full of years, and was gathered to his people.

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      9 Isaac and Ishmael 7his sons buried him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite, east of Mamre,

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      10 the field 8that Abraham purchased from the Hittites. 9There Abraham was buried, with Sarah his wife.

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      11 After the death of Abraham, God blessed Isaac his son. And Isaac settled at 10Beer-lahai-roi.

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      12 These are the generations of Ishmael, Abraham's son, 11whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah's servant, bore to Abraham.

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      13 12These are the names of the sons of Ishmael, named in the order of their birth: 13Nebaioth, the firstborn of Ishmael; and 14Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam,

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      14 Mishma, Dumah, Massa,
      15 Hadad, 15Tema, 16Jetur, 17Naphish, and Kedemah.

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      16 These are the sons of Ishmael and these are their names, by their villages and by their encampments, 18twelve princes according to their tribes.

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      17 (These are the years of the life of Ishmael: 137 years. He 19breathed his last and died, and was gathered to his people.)

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          18 20They settled from Havilah to 21Shur, which is opposite Egypt in the direction of Assyria. He settleda over against all his kinsmen.

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          The Birth of Esau and Jacob

          19 These are the generations of Isaac, Abraham's son: 22Abraham fathered Isaac,

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          20 and Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah, 23the daughter of Bethuel the Aramean of 24Paddan-aram, 25the sister of Laban the Aramean, to be his wife.

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          21 And Isaac prayed to the LORD for his wife, because she was barren. And 26the LORD granted his prayer, and Rebekah his wife conceived.

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          22 The children struggled together within her, and she said, "If it is thus, why is this happening to me?"b So she went 27to inquire of the LORD.

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            • Ë 25:22 - Or why do I live?
              23 And the LORD said to her, 28"Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples from within youc shall be divided; 29the one shall be stronger than the other, 30the older shall serve the younger."

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                • Ì 25:23 - Or from birth
                  24 When her days to give birth were completed, behold, there were twins in her womb.
                  25 The first came out red, 31all his body like a hairy cloak, so they called his name Esau.

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                  26 Afterward his brother came out with 32his hand holding Esau's heel, so 33his name was called Jacob.d Isaac was sixty years old when she bore them.

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                    • Í 25:26 - Jacob means He takes by the heel, or He cheats
                      27 When the boys grew up, Esau was 34a skillful hunter, a man of the field, while Jacob was a quiet man, 35dwelling in tents.

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                      28 Isaac loved Esau because 36he ate of his game, but Rebekah loved Jacob.

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                      Esau Sells His Birthright

                      29 Once when Jacob was cooking stew, Esau came in from the field, and he was exhausted.

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                          30 And Esau said to Jacob, "Let me eat some of that red stew, for I am exhausted!" (Therefore his name was called Edom.e)

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                            • Î 25:30 - Edom sounds like the Hebrew for red
                              31 Jacob said, "Sell me your birthright now."
                              32 Esau said, "I am about to die; of what use is a birthright to me?"
                              33 Jacob said, "Swear to me now." So he swore to him and 37sold his birthright to Jacob.

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                              34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread and lentil stew, and he ate and drank and rose and went his way. Thus Esau despised his birthright.