Genesis 25

Chapter 25

Abraham marries, has descendants, dies, and is buried in the cave of Machpelah—His descendants through Ishmael are listed—Rebekah conceives, and Jacob and Esau struggle in her womb—The Lord reveals their destiny to Rebekah—Esau sells his birthright for a mess of pottage.

1 Then again Abraham took a wife, and her name was Keturah.

2 And she bare him Zimran, and Jokshan, and aMedan, and bMidian, and Ishbak, and Shuah.

3 And Jokshan begat Sheba, and Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were Asshurim, and Letushim, and Leummim.

4 And the sons of aMidian; Ephah, and Epher, and Hanoch, and Abida, and Eldaah. All these were the children of bKeturah.

5 And aAbraham bgave all that he had unto Isaac.

6 But unto the sons of the aconcubines, which Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts, and bsent them away from Isaac his son, while he yet lived, eastward, unto the ceast country.

7 And these are the adays of the years of bAbraham’s life which he lived, an hundred threescore and fifteen years.

8 Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died in a good aold age, an old man, and full of years; and was bgathered to his people.

9 And his sons Isaac and Ishmael aburied him in the cave of bMachpelah, in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite, which is before Mamre;

10 The field which Abraham apurchased of the sons of Heth: there was Abraham bburied, and Sarah his wife.

11 And it came to pass after the death of Abraham, that God blessed his son Isaac; and Isaac dwelt by the awell Lahai-roi.

12 Now these are the agenerations of Ishmael, Abraham’s son, whom bHagar the Egyptian, Sarah’s handmaid, cbare unto Abraham:

13 And these are the names of the sons of aIshmael, by their names, according to their generations: the firstborn of Ishmael, Nebajoth; and Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam,

14 And Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa,

15 Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah:

16 These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, by their towns, and by their castles; atwelve princes according to their nations.

17 And these are the years of the life of Ishmael, an hundred and thirty and seven years: and he gave up the ghost and died; and was gathered unto his people.

18 And they dwelt from aHavilah unto bShur, that is before Egypt, as thou goest toward Assyria: and he died in the presence of all his brethren.

19 And these are the generations of Isaac, Abraham’s son: aAbraham begat Isaac:

20 And Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah to wife, the daughter of aBethuel the Syrian of bPadan-aram, the sister to Laban the Syrian.

21 And Isaac entreated the Lord for his awife, because she was bbarren: and the Lord was centreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.

22 And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus? And she went to ainquire of the Lord.

23 And the Lord said unto her, aTwo nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the belder shall serve the younger.

24 And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb.

25 And the first came out red, all over like an ahairy garment; and they called his name bEsau.

26 And after that came his brother out, and his hand took hold on Esau’s aheel; and his bname was called cJacob: and Isaac was threescore years old when she bare them.

27 And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning ahunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a bplain man, dwelling in ctents.

28 And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his avenison: but bRebekah loved Jacob.

29 And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came from the field, and he was faint:

30 And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage; for I am faint: therefore was his name called aEdom.

31 And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy abirthright.

32 And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me?

33 And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob.

34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his birthright.