Genesis 25:17-27 ESV

17 (These are the years of the life of Ishmael: 137 years. He 1breathed his last and died, and was gathered to his people.)

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      18 2They settled from Havilah to 3Shur, 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: 4Abraham fathered Isaac,

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      20 and Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah, 5the daughter of Bethuel the Aramean of 6Paddan-aram, 7the 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 8the 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 9to inquire of the LORD.

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        • Ë 25:22 - Or why do I live?
          23 And the LORD said to her, 10"Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples from within youc shall be divided; 11the one shall be stronger than the other, 12the 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, 13all his body like a hairy cloak, so they called his name Esau.

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              26 Afterward his brother came out with 14his hand holding Esau's heel, so 15his 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 16a skillful hunter, a man of the field, while Jacob was a quiet man, 17dwelling in tents.

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