Abraham’s Death and His Descendants1Abraham took another wife, whose name was Keturah. 2 aShe bore him Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah. 3Jokshan fathered Sheba and Dedan. The sons of Dedan were Asshurim, Letushim, and Leummim. 4The sons of Midian were Ephah, Epher, Hanoch, Abida, and Eldaah. All these were the children of Keturah. 5 bAbraham gave all he had to Isaac. 6But to the sons of his concubines Abraham gave gifts, and while he was still living he csent them away from his son Isaac, eastward dto the east country. 7These are the days of the years of Abraham’s life, 175 years. 8Abraham ebreathed his last and fdied in a good old age, an old man and full of years, and was gathered to his people. 9Isaac and Ishmael ghis sons buried him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite, east of Mamre, 10the field hthat Abraham purchased from the Hittites. iThere Abraham was buried, with Sarah his wife. 11After the death of Abraham, God blessed Isaac his son. And Isaac settled at jBeer-lahai-roi. 12These are the generations of Ishmael, Abraham’s son, kwhom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah’s servant, bore to Abraham. 13 lThese are the names of the sons of Ishmael, named in the order of their birth: mNebaioth, the firstborn of Ishmael; and nKedar, Adbeel, Mibsam, 14Mishma, Dumah, Massa, 15Hadad oTema pJetur qNaphish, and Kedemah. 16These are the sons of Ishmael and these are their names, by their villages and by their encampments, rtwelve princes according to their tribes. 17(These are the years of the life of Ishmael: 137 years. He sbreathed his last and died, and was gathered to his people.) 18 tThey settled from Havilah to uShur, which is opposite Egypt in the direction of Assyria. He settled ▼
▼Hebrew fellover against all his kinsmen.
The Birth of Esau and Jacob19These are the generations of Isaac, Abraham’s son: wAbraham fathered Isaac, 20and Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah, xthe daughter of Bethuel the Aramean of yPaddan-aram, zthe sister of Laban the Aramean, to be his wife. 21And Isaac prayed to the Lord for his wife, because she was barren. And aathe Lord granted his prayer, and Rebekah his wife conceived. 22The children struggled together within her, and she said, “If it is thus, why is this happening to me?” ▼
▼Or why do I live?So she went acto inquire of the Lord. 23And the Lord said to her, ad“Two nations are in your womb,
and two peoples from within you ▼
▼Or from birthshall be divided;
afthe one shall be stronger than the other,
agthe older shall serve the younger.”
24When her days to give birth were completed, behold, there were twins in her womb. 25The first came out red, ahall his body like a hairy cloak, so they called his name Esau. 26Afterward his brother came out with aihis hand holding Esau’s heel, so ajhis name was called Jacob. ▼
▼ Jacob means He takes by the heel, or He cheatsIsaac was sixty years old when she bore them. 27When the boys grew up, Esau was ala skillful hunter, a man of the field, while Jacob was a quiet man, amdwelling in tents. 28Isaac loved Esau because anhe ate of his game, but Rebekah loved Jacob.
Esau Sells His Birthright29Once when Jacob was cooking stew, Esau came in from the field, and he was exhausted. 30And Esau said to Jacob, “Let me eat some of that red stew, for I am exhausted!” (Therefore his name was called Edom. ▼
▼ Edom sounds like the Hebrew for red) 31Jacob said, “Sell me your birthright now.” 32Esau said, “I am about to die; of what use is a birthright to me?” 33Jacob said, “Swear to me now.” So he swore to him and apsold his birthright to Jacob. 34Then Jacob gave Esau bread and lentil stew, and he ate and drank and rose and went his way. Thus Esau despised his birthright.
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