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Genesis 25

MSG 1 Abraham married a second time; his new wife was named Keturah. NIV 1 Abraham took another wife, whose name was Keturah. MSG 2 She gave birth to Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah. NIV 2 She bore him Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak and Shuah. MSG 3 Jokshan had Sheba and Dedan. Dedan's descendants were the Asshurim, the Letushim, and the Leummim. NIV 3 Jokshan was the father of Sheba and Dedan; the descendants of Dedan were the Asshurites, the Letushites and the Leummites. MSG 4 Midian had Ephah, Epher, Hanoch, Abida, and Eldaah - all from the line of Keturah. NIV 4 The sons of Midian were Ephah, Epher, Hanoch, Abida and Eldaah. All these were descendants of Keturah. MSG 5 But Abraham gave everything he possessed to Isaac. NIV 5 Abraham left everything he owned to Isaac. MSG 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. NIV 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. MSG 7 Abraham lived 175 years. NIV 7 Altogether, Abraham lived a hundred and seventy-five years. MSG 8 Then he took his final breath. He died happy at a ripe old age, full of years, and was buried with his family. NIV 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. MSG 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. NIV 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, MSG 10 It was the field that Abraham had bought from the Hittites. Abraham was buried next to his wife Sarah. NIV 10 the field Abraham had bought from the Hittites. There Abraham was buried with his wife Sarah. MSG 11 After Abraham's death, God blessed his son Isaac. Isaac lived at Beer Lahai Roi. The Family Tree of Ishmael NIV 11 After Abraham's death, God blessed his son Isaac, who then lived near Beer Lahai Roi. MSG 12 This is the family tree of Ishmael son of Abraham, the son that Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah's maid, bore to Abraham. NIV 12 This is the account of Abraham's son Ishmael, whom Sarah's maidservant, Hagar the Egyptian, bore to Abraham. MSG 13 These are the names of Ishmael's sons in the order of their births: Nebaioth, Ishmael's first-born, Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam, NIV 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, MSG 14 Mishma, Dumah, Massa NIV 14 Mishma, Dumah, Massa, MSG 15 , Hadad, Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah - NIV 15 Hadad, Tema, Jetur, Naphish and Kedemah. MSG 16 all the sons of Ishmael. Their settlements and encampments were named after them. Twelve princes with their twelve tribes. NIV 16 These were the sons of Ishmael, and these are the names of the twelve tribal rulers according to their settlements and camps. MSG 17 Ishmael lived 137 years. When he breathed his last and died he was buried with his family. NIV 17 Altogether, Ishmael lived a hundred and thirty-seven years. He breathed his last and died, and he was gathered to his people. MSG 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 NIV 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. MSG 19 This is the family tree of Isaac son of Abraham: Abraham had Isaac. NIV 19 This is the account of Abraham's son Isaac. Abraham became the father of Isaac, MSG 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. NIV 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. MSG 21 Isaac prayed hard to God for his wife because she was barren. God answered his prayer and Rebekah became pregnant. NIV 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. MSG 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. NIV 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. MSG 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. NIV 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." MSG 24 When her time to give birth came, sure enough, there were twins in her womb. NIV 24 When the time came for her to give birth, there were twin boys in her womb. MSG 25 The first came out reddish, as if snugly wrapped in a hairy blanket; they named him Esau (Hairy). NIV 25 The first to come out was red, and his whole body was like a hairy garment; so they named him Esau. MSG 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. NIV 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. MSG 27 The boys grew up. Esau became an expert hunter, an outdoorsman. Jacob was a quiet man preferring life indoors among the tents. NIV 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. MSG 28 Isaac loved Esau because he loved his game, but Rebekah loved Jacob. NIV 28 Isaac, who had a taste for wild game, loved Esau, but Rebekah loved Jacob. MSG 29 One day Jacob was cooking a stew. Esau came in from the field, starved. NIV 29 Once when Jacob was cooking some stew, Esau came in from the open country, famished. MSG 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). NIV 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. ) MSG 31 Jacob said, "Make me a trade: my stew for your rights as the firstborn." NIV 31 Jacob replied, "First sell me your birthright." MSG 32 Esau said, "I'm starving! What good is a birthright if I'm dead?" NIV 32 "Look, I am about to die," Esau said. "What good is the birthright to me?" MSG 33 Jacob said, "First, swear to me." And he did it. On oath Esau traded away his rights as the firstborn. NIV 33 But Jacob said, "Swear to me first." So he swore an oath to him, selling his birthright to Jacob. MSG 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. NIV 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.