Rotherham's Emphasized Bible

Genesis 25

The sons of Abraham by Keturah.

Genesis 25:1 And Abraham took another wife, and, her name, was Keturah; Genesis 25:2 and she bare to him Zimran, and Yokshan, and Medan, and Midian,—and Ishbak, and Shuah. Genesis 25:3 And, Yokshan, begat Sheba and Dedan,—and, the sons of Dedan, were Asshurim and Letushim, and Leummim. Genesis 25:4 And, the sons of Midian, Ephah and Epher, and Hanoch, and Abida, and Eldaah,—all these, were the sons of Keturah.

The division of his goods.

Genesis 25:5 And Abraham gave all that he had to Isaac; Genesis 25:6 but, to the sons of the concubines whom Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts,—and then sent them away from Isaac his son, while he himself yet lived, eastward, unto the land of the east.

His age, and death.

Genesis 25:7 Now, these, are the days of the years of the life of Abraham, which he lived,—a hundred and seventy-five years. Genesis 25:8 So Abraham breathed his last, and died, in a fine old age, old and satisfied,—and was gathered unto his people.

His burial.

Genesis 25:9 And Isaac and Ishmael his sons buried him, in the cave of Machpelah,—in the field of Ephron son of Zohar the Hittite, which is over against Mamre; Genesis 25:10 the field which Abraham purchased of the sons of Heth,—there, was buried Abraham, with Sarah his wife.

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

The generations of Ishmael.

Genesis 25:12 Now, these, are the generations of Ishmael, son of Abraham,—whom Hagar the Egyptian woman, the handmaid of Sarah, bare to Abraham; Genesis 25:13 and, these, are the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names, after their generations,—the firstborn of Ishmael, Nebaioth, and Kedar and Adbeel, and Mibsam; Genesis 25:14 and Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa; Genesis 25:15 Hadad, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah: Genesis 25:16 these same, are the sons of Ishmael, and, these, their names, by their villages, and by their encampments,—twelve princes, after their tribes.

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 breathed his last and died, and was gathered unto his people. Genesis 25:18 And they stretched their habitations, from Havilah as far as to Shur, which is over against Egypt, as thou goest in towards Assyria,—over against all his brethren, he settled down.

Genesis 25:19 And, these, are the generations of Isaac, son of Abraham,—Abraham, begat Isaac; Genesis 25:20 and it came to pass, that, Isaac, was forty years old, when he took Rebekah, daughter of Bethuel the Syrian, of the Plain of Syria,—sister of Laban the Syrian, to himself to wife.

Isaac prayeth for Rebekah, being barren.

Genesis 25:21 So then Isaac made entreaty unto Yahweh, in behalf of his wife, for she was, barren,—and Yahweh suffered himself to be entreated by him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.

The children strive within her womb.

Genesis 25:22 And the sons within her struggled together, so she said—If so, wherefore now am, I, [thus]? And she went to seek Yahweh. Genesis 25:23 And Yahweh said to her, Two nations, are in thy womb, And, two races, from thy body, shall be parted,—And, one race, shall be stronger, than the other race, And, the elder, shall serve the younger.

The birth of Esau and Jacob.

Genesis 25:24 Then were fulfilled her days to bring forth,—and lo! twins, in her womb. Genesis 25:25 And the first came forth red, all over, as a mantle of hair,—so they called his name, Esau. Genesis 25:26 And, after that, came forth his brother, with his hand fast hold of the heel of Esau, so they called his name, Jacob,—Now, Isaac, was sixty years old, when she bare them.

Their difference.

Genesis 25:27 And, when the youths grew up, it came to pass that, Esau, was a man skilled in game, a man of the field,—but, Jacob, was a ready man, dwelling in tents. Genesis 25:28 And, Isaac, loved, Esau, because of the game [he put] in his mouth,—but, Rebekah, was a lover of, Jacob.

Esau selleth his birthright.

Genesis 25:29 And Jacob had boiled pottage,—when Esau came in from the field, he, being famished. Genesis 25:30 So Esau said unto Jacob, Do let me devour some of the red—this red, for, famished, I am. For this cause, was his name called Edom. Genesis 25:31 And Jacob said,—Come sell, just now, thy birthright, unto me. Genesis 25:32 And Esau said, Here am, I, on the point of dying,—wherefore, then, should I, have, a birthright? Genesis 25:33 And Jacob said, Come swear to me, just now! And he sware to him,—and sold his birthright, to Jacob. Genesis 25:34 And, Jacob, having given to Esau bread and a dish of lentils, he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way,—thus Esau despised, his birthright!

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