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Genesis 25 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Abraham married another woman. Her name was Keturah. 1 Abraham took another wife, whose name was Keturah.
2 She had Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak and Shuah by Abraham. 2 She bore him Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak and Shuah.
3 Jokshan was the father of Sheba and Dedan. The children of Dedan were the Asshurites, the Letushites and the Leummites. 3 Jokshan was the father of Sheba and Dedan; the descendants of Dedan were the Asshurites, the Letushites and the Leummites.
4 The sons of Midian were Ephah, Epher, Hanoch, Abida and Eldaah. All of them came from Keturah. 4 The sons of Midian were Ephah, Epher, Hanoch, Abida and Eldaah. All these were descendants of Keturah.
5 Abraham left everything he owned to Isaac. 5 Abraham left everything he owned to Isaac.
6 But while he was still living, he gave gifts to the sons of his concubines. Then he sent them away from his son Isaac. He sent them to the land of the east. 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 a total of 175 years. 7 Altogether, Abraham lived a hundred and seventy-five years.
8 He took his last breath and died when he was very old. He had lived a very long time. Then he joined the members of his family who had already died. 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 Abraham's sons Isaac and Ishmael buried his body. They put it in the cave of Machpelah near Mamre. It was in the field of Ephron, the son of Zohar the Hittite. 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 Abraham had bought it from the Hittites. He was buried there with his wife Sarah. 10 the field Abraham had bought from the Hittites. There Abraham was buried with his wife Sarah.
11 After Abraham died, God blessed his son Isaac. At that time Isaac lived near Beer Lahai Roi. 11 After Abraham's death, God blessed his son Isaac, who then lived near Beer Lahai Roi.
12 Here is the story of Abraham's son Ishmael. Hagar had Ishmael by Abraham. She was Sarah's servant from Egypt. 12 This is the account of Abraham's son Ishmael, whom Sarah's maidservant, Hagar the Egyptian, bore to Abraham.
13 Here are the names of the sons of Ishmael. They are listed in the order they were born. Nebaioth was Ishmael's oldest son. Then came 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 of them were Ishmael's sons. They were rulers of 12 tribes. They all lived in their own settlements and camps. 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 a total of 137 years. Then he took his last breath and died. He joined the members of his family who had already died. 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 in the area between Havilah and Shur. It was near the eastern border of Egypt, as you go toward Asshur. Ishmael's children weren't friendly toward any of the tribes that were related to them. 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 Here is the story of Abraham's son Isaac. Abraham was the father of Isaac. 19 This is the account of Abraham's son Isaac. Abraham became the father of Isaac,
20 Isaac was 40 years old when he married Rebekah. She was the daughter of Bethuel the Aramean from Paddan Aram. She was also 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 Rebekah couldn't have children. So Isaac prayed to the LORD for her. And the LORD answered his prayer. His wife 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 The babies struggled with each other inside her. She said, "Why is this happening to me?" So she went to ask the LORD what she should do. 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 The LORD said to her, "Two nations are in your body. Two tribes that are now inside you will be separated. One nation will be stronger than the other. The older son will serve the younger one." 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 The time came for Rebekah to have her babies. There were twin boys in her body. 24 When the time came for her to give birth, there were twin boys in her womb.
25 The first one to come out was red. His whole body was covered with hair. So they named him Esau. 25 The first to come out was red, and his whole body was like a hairy garment; so they named him Esau.
26 Then his brother came out. His hand was holding onto Esau's heel. So he was named Jacob. Isaac was 60 years old when Rebekah had 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 The boys grew up. Esau became a skillful hunter. He was a man who liked the open country. But Jacob was a quiet man. He stayed at home 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 liked the meat of wild animals. So Esau was his favorite son. But Rebekah's favorite was Jacob. 28 Isaac, who had a taste for wild game, loved Esau, but Rebekah loved Jacob.
29 One day Jacob was cooking some stew. Esau came in from the open country. He was very hungry. 29 Once when Jacob was cooking some stew, Esau came in from the open country, famished.
30 He said to Jacob, "Quick! Let me have some of that red stew! I'm very hungry!" That's why he was also 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 Jacob replied, "First sell me the rights that belong to you as the oldest son in the family." 31 Jacob replied, "First sell me your birthright."
32 "Look, I'm dying of hunger," Esau said. "What good are those rights to me?" 32 "Look, I am about to die," Esau said. "What good is the birthright to me?"
33 But Jacob said, "First promise me with an oath that you are selling me your rights." So Esau promised to do it. He sold Jacob all of the rights that belonged to him as the oldest son. 33 But Jacob said, "Swear to me first." So he swore an oath to him, selling his birthright to Jacob.
34 Jacob gave Esau some bread and some lentil stew. Esau ate and drank. Then he got up and left. So Esau didn't care anything at all about the rights that belonged to him as the oldest son. 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.