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Genesis 25

The sons of Abraham by Keturah.

Genesis 25:1 And Abraham took another wife named Keturah. Genesis 25:2 And she bore him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah. Genesis 25:3 And Jokshan begot Sheba and Dedan; and the sons of Dedan were the Asshurim, and the Letushim, and the Leummim. Genesis 25:4 And the sons of Midian were Ephah, and Epher, and Enoch, and Abida, and Eldaah. All these were sons of Keturah.

The division of his goods.

Genesis 25:5 And Abraham gave all that he had to Isaac. Genesis 25:6 And to the sons of the concubines that Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts, and, while he yet lived, sent them away from Isaac his son, eastward to the east country.

His age, and death.

Genesis 25:7 And these are the days of the years of Abraham's life which he lived: a hundred and seventy-five years. Genesis 25:8 And Abraham expired and died in a good old age, old and full [of days]; and was gathered to his peoples.

His burial.

Genesis 25:9 And his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite, which was opposite to Mamre— Genesis 25:10 the field that Abraham had purchased of the sons of Heth: there was Abraham buried, and Sarah his wife.

Genesis 25:11 And it came to pass after the death of Abraham, that God blessed his son Isaac. And Isaac dwelt at Beer-lahai-roi.

The generations of Ishmael.

Genesis 25:12 And these are the generations of Ishmael, Abraham's son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah's bondwoman, bore to Abraham. Genesis 25:13 And these are the names of the sons of Ishmael by their names according to their generations: Nebaioth, the firstborn of Ishmael; and Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam, Genesis 25:14 and Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa, Genesis 25:15 Hadad and Tema, Jetur, Naphish and Kedmah. Genesis 25:16 These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, in their hamlets and their encampments—twelve princes of their peoples.

His age, and death.

Genesis 25:17 And these are the years of the life of Ishmael: a hundred and thirty-seven years; and he expired and died, and was gathered to his peoples. Genesis 25:18 And they dwelt from Havilah to Shur, which is opposite to Egypt, as one goes towards Assyria. He settled before the face of all his brethren.

Genesis 25:19 And these are the generations of Isaac, Abraham's son. Abraham begot Isaac. Genesis 25:20 And Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebecca as wife, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Padan-Aram, the sister of Laban the Syrian.

Isaac prayeth for Rebekah, being barren.

Genesis 25:21 And Isaac entreated Jehovah for his wife, because she was barren; and Jehovah was entreated of him, and Rebecca his wife conceived.

The children strive within her womb.

Genesis 25:22 And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If [it be] so, why am I thus? And she went to inquire of Jehovah. Genesis 25:23 And Jehovah said to her, Two nations are in thy womb, And two peoples shall be separated from thy bowels; And one people shall be stronger than the other people, And the elder shall serve the younger.

The birth of Esau and Jacob.

Genesis 25:24 And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb. Genesis 25:25 And the first came out red—all over like a hairy garment; and they called his name Esau. Genesis 25:26 And after that came his brother out; and his hand took hold of Esau's heel; and his name was called Jacob. And Isaac was sixty years old when they were born.

Their difference.

Genesis 25:27 And the boys grew, and Esau became a man skilled in hunting, a man of the field; and Jacob was a homely man, dwelling in tents. Genesis 25:28 And Isaac loved Esau, because venison was to his taste; and Rebecca loved Jacob.

Esau selleth his birthright.

Genesis 25:29 And Jacob had cooked a dish; and Esau came from the field, and he was faint. Genesis 25:30 And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with the red—the red thing there, for I am faint. Therefore was his name called Edom. Genesis 25:31 And Jacob said, Sell me now thy birthright. Genesis 25:32 And Esau said, Behold, I am going to die, and of what use can the birthright be to me? Genesis 25:33 And Jacob said, Swear unto me now. And he swore unto him, and sold his birthright to Jacob. Genesis 25:34 And Jacob gave Esau bread and the dish of lentils; and he ate and drank, and rose up and went away. Thus Esau despised the birthright.

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