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Genesis 25 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And Abraham took another wife named Keturah. 1 Abraham took another wife, whose name was Keturah.
2 She became the mother of Zimran and Jokshan and Medan and Midian and Ishbak and Shuah. 2 She bore him Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak and Shuah.
3 And Jokshan became the father of Sheba and Dedan. And from Dedan came the Asshurim and Letushim and Leummim. 3 Jokshan was the father of Sheba and Dedan; the descendants of Dedan were the Asshurites, the Letushites and the Leummites.
4 And from Midian came Ephah and Epher and Hanoch and Abida and Eldaah. All these were the offspring of Keturah. 4 The sons of Midian were Ephah, Epher, Hanoch, Abida and Eldaah. All these were descendants of Keturah.
5 Now Abraham gave all his property to Isaac; 5 Abraham left everything he owned to Isaac.
6 But to the sons of his other women he gave offerings, and sent them away, while he was still living, into the east country. 6 But while he was still living, he gave gifts to the sons of his concubines and sent them away from his son Isaac to the land of the east.
7 Now the years of Abraham's life were a hundred and seventy-five. 7 Altogether, Abraham lived a hundred and seventy-five years.
8 And Abraham came to his death, an old man, full of years; and he was put to rest with his people. 8 Then Abraham breathed his last and died at a good old age, an old man and full of years; and he was gathered to his people.
9 And Isaac and Ishmael, his sons, put him to rest in the hollow rock of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron, the son of Zohar the Hittite, near Mamre; 9 His sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah near Mamre, in the field of Ephron son of Zohar the Hittite,
10 The same field which Abraham got from the children of Heth: there Abraham was put to rest with Sarah, his wife. 10 the field Abraham had bought from the Hittites. There Abraham was buried with his wife Sarah.
11 Now after the death of Abraham, the blessing of God was with Isaac, his son. 11 After Abraham's death, God blessed his son Isaac, who then lived near Beer Lahai Roi.
12 Now these are the generations of Ishmael, the son of Abraham, whose mother was Hagar the Egyptian, the servant of Sarah: 12 This is the account of Abraham's son Ishmael, whom Sarah's maidservant, Hagar the Egyptian, bore to Abraham.
13 These are the names of the sons of Ishmael by their generations: Ishmael's first son was Nebaioth; then Kedar and Adbeel and Mibsam 13 These are the names of the sons of Ishmael, listed in the order of their birth: Nebaioth the firstborn of Ishmael, Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam,
14 And Mishma and Dumah and Massa, 14 Mishma, Dumah, Massa,
15 Hadad and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah: 15 Hadad, Tema, Jetur, Naphish and Kedemah.
16 These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names in their towns and their tent-circles; twelve chiefs with their peoples. 16 These were the sons of Ishmael, and these are the names of the twelve tribal rulers according to their settlements and camps.
17 And the years of Ishmael's life were a hundred and thirty-seven: and he came to his end, and was put to rest with his people. 17 Altogether, Ishmael lived a hundred and thirty-seven years. He breathed his last and died, and he was gathered to his people.
18 And their country was from Havilah to Shur which is east of Egypt: they took their place to the east of all their brothers. 18 His descendants settled in the area from Havilah to Shur, near the border of Egypt, as you go toward Asshur. And they lived in hostility toward all their brothers.
19 Now these are the generations of Abraham's son Isaac: 19 This is the account of Abraham's son Isaac. Abraham became the father of Isaac,
20 Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah, the daughter of Bethuel the Aramaean of Paddan-aram, and the sister of Laban the Aramaean, to be his wife. 20 and Isaac was forty years old when he married Rebekah daughter of Bethuel the Aramean from Paddan Aram and sister of Laban the Aramean.
21 Isaac made prayer to the Lord for his wife because she had no children; and the Lord gave ear to his prayer, and Rebekah became with child. 21 Isaac prayed to the LORD on behalf of his wife, because she was barren. The LORD answered his prayer, and his wife Rebekah became pregnant.
22 And the children were fighting together inside her, and she said, If it is to be so, why am I like this? So she went to put her question to the Lord. 22 The babies jostled each other within her, and she said, "Why is this happening to me?" So she went to inquire of the LORD.
23 And the Lord said to her, Two nations are in your body, and two peoples will come to birth from you: the one will be stronger than the other, and the older will be the servant of the younger. 23 The LORD said to her, "Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples from within you will be separated; one people will be stronger than the other, and the older will serve the younger."
24 And when the time came for her to give birth, there were two children in her body. 24 When the time came for her to give birth, there were twin boys in her womb.
25 And the first came out red from head to foot like a robe of hair, and they gave him the name of Esau. 25 The first to come out was red, and his whole body was like a hairy garment; so they named him Esau.
26 And after him, his brother came out, gripping Esau's foot; and he was named Jacob: Isaac was sixty years old when she gave birth to them. 26 After this, his brother came out, with his hand grasping Esau's heel; so he was named Jacob. Isaac was sixty years old when Rebekah gave birth to them.
27 And the boys came to full growth; and Esau became a man of the open country, an expert bowman; but Jacob was a quiet man, living in tents. 27 The boys grew up, and Esau became a skillful hunter, a man of the open country, while Jacob was a quiet man, staying among the tents.
28 Now Isaac's love was for Esau, because Esau's meat was greatly to his taste: but Rebekah had more love for Jacob. 28 Isaac, who had a taste for wild game, loved Esau, but Rebekah loved Jacob.
29 And one day Jacob was cooking some soup when Esau came in from the fields in great need of food; 29 Once when Jacob was cooking some stew, Esau came in from the open country, famished.
30 And Esau said to Jacob, Give me a full meal of that red soup, for I am overcome with need for food: for this reason he was named Edom. 30 He said to Jacob, "Quick, let me have some of that red stew! I'm famished!" (That is why he was also called Edom. )
31 And Jacob said, First of all give me your birthright. 31 Jacob replied, "First sell me your birthright."
32 And Esau said, Truly, I am at the point of death: what profit is the birthright to me? 32 "Look, I am about to die," Esau said. "What good is the birthright to me?"
33 And Jacob said, First of all give me your oath; and he gave him his oath, handing over his birthright to Jacob. 33 But Jacob said, "Swear to me first." So he swore an oath to him, selling his birthright to Jacob.
34 Then Jacob gave him bread and soup; and he took food and drink and went away, caring little for his birthright. 34 Then Jacob gave Esau some bread and some lentil stew. He ate and drank, and then got up and left. So Esau despised his birthright.