Genesis 25 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Abraham married a second time; his new wife was named Keturah. 1 Abraham took another wife, whose name was Keturah.
2 She gave birth to Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah. 2 She bore him Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak and Shuah.
3 Jokshan had Sheba and Dedan. Dedan's descendants were the Asshurim, the Letushim, and the Leummim. 3 Jokshan was the father of Sheba and Dedan; the descendants of Dedan were the Asshurites, the Letushites and the Leummites.
4 Midian had Ephah, Epher, Hanoch, Abida, and Eldaah - all from the line of Keturah. 4 The sons of Midian were Ephah, Epher, Hanoch, Abida and Eldaah. All these were descendants of Keturah.
5 But Abraham gave everything he possessed to Isaac. 5 Abraham left everything he owned to Isaac.
6 While he was still living, he gave gifts to the sons he had by his concubines, but then sent them away to the country of the east, putting a good distance between them and his son Isaac. 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 Abraham lived 175 years. 7 Altogether, Abraham lived a hundred and seventy-five years.
8 Then he took his final breath. He died happy at a ripe old age, full of years, and was buried with his family. 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 His sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah in the field of Ephron son of Zohar the Hittite, next to 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 It was the field that Abraham had bought from the Hittites. Abraham was buried next to his wife Sarah. 10 the field Abraham had bought from the Hittites. There Abraham was buried with his wife Sarah.
11 After Abraham's death, God blessed his son Isaac. Isaac lived at Beer Lahai Roi. The Family Tree of Ishmael 11 After Abraham's death, God blessed his son Isaac, who then lived near Beer Lahai Roi.
12 This is the family tree of Ishmael son of Abraham, the son that Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah's maid, bore to Abraham. 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 Ishmael's sons in the order of their births: Nebaioth, Ishmael's first-born, Kedar, Adbeel, 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 Mishma, Dumah, Massa 14 Mishma, Dumah, Massa,
15 , Hadad, Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah - 15 Hadad, Tema, Jetur, Naphish and Kedemah.
16 all the sons of Ishmael. Their settlements and encampments were named after them. Twelve princes with their twelve tribes. 16 These were the sons of Ishmael, and these are the names of the twelve tribal rulers according to their settlements and camps.
17 Ishmael lived 137 years. When he breathed his last and died he was buried with his family. 17 Altogether, Ishmael lived a hundred and thirty-seven years. He breathed his last and died, and he was gathered to his people.
18 His children settled down all the way from Havilah near Egypt eastward to Shur in the direction of Assyria. The Ishmaelites didn't get along with any of their kin. Jacob and Rachel 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 This is the family tree of Isaac son of Abraham: Abraham had 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 married Rebekah daughter of Bethuel the Aramean of Paddan Aram. She was the sister of Laban the Aramean. 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 prayed hard to God for his wife because she was barren. God answered his prayer and Rebekah became pregnant. 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 But the children tumbled and kicked inside her so much that she said, "If this is the way it's going to be, why go on living?" She went to God to find out what was going on. 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 God told her, Two nations are in your womb, two peoples butting heads while still in your body. One people will overpower the other, and the older will serve 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 When her time to give birth came, sure enough, there were twins in her womb. 24 When the time came for her to give birth, there were twin boys in her womb.
25 The first came out reddish, as if snugly wrapped in a hairy blanket; they named him Esau (Hairy). 25 The first to come out was red, and his whole body was like a hairy garment; so they named him Esau.
26 His brother followed, his fist clutched tight to Esau's heel; they named him Jacob (Heel). Isaac was sixty years old when they were born. 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 The boys grew up. Esau became an expert hunter, an outdoorsman. Jacob was a quiet man preferring life indoors among the 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 Isaac loved Esau because he loved his game, but Rebekah loved Jacob. 28 Isaac, who had a taste for wild game, loved Esau, but Rebekah loved Jacob.
29 One day Jacob was cooking a stew. Esau came in from the field, starved. 29 Once when Jacob was cooking some stew, Esau came in from the open country, famished.
30 Esau said to Jacob, "Give me some of that red stew - I'm starved!" That's how he came to be called Edom (Red). 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 Jacob said, "Make me a trade: my stew for your rights as the firstborn." 31 Jacob replied, "First sell me your birthright."
32 Esau said, "I'm starving! What good is a birthright if I'm dead?" 32 "Look, I am about to die," Esau said. "What good is the birthright to me?"
33 Jacob said, "First, swear to me." And he did it. On oath Esau traded away his rights as the firstborn. 33 But Jacob said, "Swear to me first." So he swore an oath to him, selling his birthright to Jacob.
34 Jacob gave him bread and the stew of lentils. He ate and drank, got up and left. That's how Esau shrugged off his rights as the firstborn. 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.