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Genesis 25

The sons of Abraham by Keturah.

Genesis 25:1 Abraham toke another wife called Ketura, Genesis 25:2 which bare him Simram & Iaksan, Medan & Midian, Iesbak and Suah. Genesis 25:3 Iaksan begat Seba and Dedan. The children of Dedan were Assurim, Latusim, and Leumim. Genesis 25:4 The children of Midian were Epha, Epher, Hanoch, Abida and Eldaa. All these are the children of Ketura.

The division of his goods.

Genesis 25:5 And Abraham gaue all his goodes vnto Isaac: Genesis 25:6 As for the children that he had of the concubynes, he gaue them giftes, and (whyle he yet lyued) he sent the awaye from his sonne Isaac, eastwarde in to the east countre.

His age, and death.

Genesis 25:7 This is the age of Abraham which he lyued: euen an hundreth and fyue and seuentye yeare, Genesis 25:8 and fell sicke and dyed in a good age, whan he was olde, & had lyued ynough and was gathered vnto his people.

His burial.

Genesis 25:9 And his sonnes Isaac and Ismael buried him in the dubble caue in the felde of Ephron the sonne of Zoar the Hethite, which lyeth ouer before Mamre, Genesis 25:10 in the felde that Abraham bought of the Hethites. There was Abraham buried with Sara his wife.

Genesis 25:11 And after the death of Abraham God blessed his sonne Isaac. And he dwelt by the well of the lyuynge and seynge.

The generations of Ishmael.

Genesis 25:12 This is the generacion of Ismael Abrahams sonne, whom Agar Saras mayde the Egipcian bare vnto him. Genesis 25:13 And these are the names of Ismaels children, of whom their kynredes are named. The eldest sonne of Ismael, Nebaioth, Cedar, Abdeel, Mibsan, Genesis 25:14 Misma, Duma, Masa, Genesis 25:15 Hadar, Thema, Iethur, Naphis and Kedma. Genesis 25:16 These are the childre of Ismael with their names in their courtes and cities twolue londeprynces.

His age, and death.

Genesis 25:17 And this is the age of Ismael, euen an hundreth and seuen and thirtie yeare, and he fell sicke and dyed, and was gathered vnto his people. Genesis 25:18 He dwelt from Heuila vnto Sur towarde Egipte, as men go to the Assirians And he dyed in the presence of all his brethren.

Genesis 25:19 This is the generacion of Isaac the sonne of Abraha. Abraham begat Isaac. Genesis 25:20 Isaac was fourtye yeare olde, whan he toke to wyfe Rebecca the doughter of Bethuel ye Syrian of Mesopotamia, & Sister of Laban the Syrian.

Isaac prayeth for Rebekah, being barren.

Genesis 25:21 Isaac besought the LORDE for his wyfe (because she was baren) and the LORDE was intreated, and Rebecca his wyfe conceaued.

The children strive within her womb.

Genesis 25:22 And the children stroue totogether in her wombe. Then sayde she: Yf it shulde go so with me, why am I then wt childe? And she wente for to axe the LORDE. Genesis 25:23 And the LORDE sayde vnto her: Two maner of folke are in thy wombe, and two maner of people shall be deuyded out of thy body, and the one nacion shall ouercome the other, and the greater shall serue the lesse.

The birth of Esau and Jacob.

Genesis 25:24 Now whan the tyme came that she shulde be delyuered, beholde, there were two twyns in hir wombe. Genesis 25:25 The first that came forth, was reed, all rough as an hyde, and they called him Esau. Genesis 25:26 Anone therafter came his brother forth, which helde the hele of Esau with his hade, and they called him Iacob. Thre score yeare olde was Isaac, whan they were borne.

Their difference.

Genesis 25:27 And whan the boies were growne vp, Esau became an hunter, & an husbande man. As for Iacob, he was a symple man, and dwelt in the tentes. Genesis 25:28 And Isaac loued Esau, because he ate of his venison. But Rebecca loued Iacob.

Esau selleth his birthright.

Genesis 25:29 And Iacob dight a meace of meate. The came Esau from the felde, and was weery, Genesis 25:30 and sayde vnto Iacob: Let me proue of yt reed meace of meate, for I am fayntie (therfore is he called Edom.) Genesis 25:31 But Iacob sayde: Sell me this daye thy byrthright. Genesis 25:32 Esau answered: Lo, I must dye neuerthelesse, what good then shall my byrthright do me? Genesis 25:33 Iacob sayde: Then sweare vnto me euen this same daye. And he sware vnto him, and so he solde his byrthright vnto Iacob. Genesis 25:34 Then Iacob gaue him bred and that meace of ryse. And he ate and dronke, and stode vp, and wente his waye. And so Esau regarded not his byrthright.

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