Genesis 25 TNIV

The Death of Abraham

25:1-4pp -- 1Ch 1:32-33

1 Abraham had taken another wife, whose name was Keturah.

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      2 She bore him Zimran,1 Jokshan, Medan, Midian,2 Ishbak and Shuah.3
      3 Jokshan was the father of Sheba4 and Dedan;5 the descendants of Dedan were the Ashurites, the Letushites and the Leummites.

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      4 The sons of Midian were Ephah,6 Epher, Hanok, Abida and Eldaah. All these were descendants of Keturah.

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      5 Abraham left everything he owned to Isaac.7

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      6 But while he was still living, he gave gifts to the sons of his concubines8 and sent them away from his son Isaac9 to the land of the east.10

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      7 Abraham lived a hundred and seventy-five years.11

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      8 Then Abraham breathed his last and died at a good old age,12 an old man and full of years; and he was gathered to his people.13

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      9 His sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him14 in the cave of Machpelah15 near Mamre,16 in the field of Ephron17 son of Zohar the Hittite,18

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      10 the field Abraham had bought from the Hittites.a19 There Abraham was buried with his wife Sarah.

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        • a 25:10 - Or "the descendants of Heth"
          11 After Abraham's death, God blessed his son Isaac,20 who then lived near Beer Lahai Roi.21

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          Ishmael's Sons

          25:12-16pp -- 1Ch 1:29-31

          12 This is the account22 of the family line of Abraham's son Ishmael, whom Sarah's servant, Hagar23 the Egyptian, bore to Abraham.24

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          13 These are the names of the sons of Ishmael, listed in the order of their birth: Nebaioth25 the firstborn of Ishmael, Kedar,26 Adbeel, Mibsam,

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          14 Mishma, Dumah,27 Massa,

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          15 Hadad, Tema,28 Jetur,29 Naphish and Kedemah.

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          16 These were the sons of Ishmael, and these are the names of the twelve tribal rulers30 according to their settlements and camps.31

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          17 Ishmael lived a hundred and thirty-seven years. He breathed his last and died, and he was gathered to his people.32

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              18 His descendants33 settled in the area from Havilah to Shur,34 near the eastern border of Egypt, as you go toward Ashur. And they lived in hostility towardb all the tribes related to them.35

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                • b 25:18 - Or "lived to the east of"

                  Jacob and Esau

                  19 This is the account36 of the family line of Abraham's son Isaac. Abraham became the father of Isaac,

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                  20 and Isaac was forty years old37 when he married Rebekah38 daughter of Bethuel39 the Aramean from Paddan Aramc40 and sister of Laban41 the Aramean.42

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                    • c 25:20 - That is, Northwest Mesopotamia
                      21 Isaac prayed to the LORD on behalf of his wife, because she was childless.43 The LORD answered his prayer,44 and his wife Rebekah became pregnant.

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                      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.45
                      23 The LORD said to her, "Two nations46 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.47"

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                      24 When the time came for her to give birth,48 there were twin boys in her womb.49

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                      25 The first to come out was red,50 and his whole body was like a hairy garment;51 so they named him Esau.d52

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                        • d 25:25 - "Esau" may mean "hairy".
                          26 After this, his brother came out,53 with his hand grasping Esau's heel;54 so he was named Jacob.e55 Isaac was sixty years old56 when Rebekah gave birth to them.

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                            • e 25:26 - "Jacob" means "he grasps the heel", a Hebrew idiom for "he deceives".
                              27 The boys grew up, and Esau became a skillful hunter,57 a man of the open country,58 while Jacob was content to stay at home among the tents.

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                              28 Isaac, who had a taste for wild game,59 loved Esau, but Rebekah loved Jacob.60

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                              29 Once when Jacob was cooking some stew,61 Esau came in from the open country,62 famished.

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                              30 He said to Jacob, "Quick, let me have some of that red stew!63 I'm famished!" (That is why he was also called Edom.f )64

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                                • f 25:30 - "Edom" means "red."
                                  31 Jacob replied, "First sell me your birthright.65"

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                                  32 "Look, I am about to die," Esau said. "What good is the birthright to me?"
                                  33 But Jacob said, "Swear66 to me first." So he swore an oath to him, selling his birthright67 to Jacob.

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                                  34 Then Jacob gave Esau some bread and some lentil stew.68 He ate and drank, and then got up and left. So Esau despised his birthright.

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