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Genesis 25

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25:1 And Abraham took another wife named Keturah.

25:2 She became the mother of Zimran and Jokshan and Medan and Midian and Ishbak and Shuah.

25:3 And Jokshan became the father of Sheba and Dedan. And from Dedan came the Asshurim and Letushim and Leummim.

25:4 And from Midian came Ephah and Epher and Hanoch and Abida and Eldaah. All these were the offspring of Keturah.

25:5 Now Abraham gave all his property to Isaac;

25:6 But to the sons of his other women he gave offerings, and sent them away, while he was still living, into the east country.

25:7 Now the years of Abraham's life were a hundred and seventy-five.

25:8 And Abraham came to his death, an old man, full of years; and he was put to rest with his people.

25:9 And Isaac and Ishmael, his sons, put him to rest in the hollow rock of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron, the son of Zohar the Hittite, near Mamre;

25:10 The same field which Abraham got from the children of Heth: there Abraham was put to rest with Sarah, his wife.

25:11 Now after the death of Abraham, the blessing of God was with Isaac, his son.

25:12 Now these are the generations of Ishmael, the son of Abraham, whose mother was Hagar the Egyptian, the servant of Sarah:

25:13 These are the names of the sons of Ishmael by their generations: Ishmael's first son was Nebaioth; then Kedar and Adbeel and Mibsam

25:14 And Mishma and Dumah and Massa,

25:15 Hadad and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah:

25:16 These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names in their towns and their tent-circles; twelve chiefs with their peoples.

25:17 And the years of Ishmael's life were a hundred and thirty-seven: and he came to his end, and was put to rest with his people.

25:18 And their country was from Havilah to Shur which is east of Egypt: they took their place to the east of all their brothers.

25:19 Now these are the generations of Abraham's son Isaac:

25:20 Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah, the daughter of Bethuel the Aramaean of Paddan-aram, and the sister of Laban the Aramaean, to be his wife.

25:21 Isaac made prayer to the Lord for his wife because she had no children; and the Lord gave ear to his prayer, and Rebekah became with child.

25:22 And the children were fighting together inside her, and she said, If it is to be so, why am I like this? So she went to put her question to the Lord.

25:23 And the Lord said to her, Two nations are in your body, and two peoples will come to birth from you: the one will be stronger than the other, and the older will be the servant of the younger.

25:24 And when the time came for her to give birth, there were two children in her body.

25:25 And the first came out red from head to foot like a robe of hair, and they gave him the name of Esau.

25:26 And after him, his brother came out, gripping Esau's foot; and he was named Jacob: Isaac was sixty years old when she gave birth to them.

25:27 And the boys came to full growth; and Esau became a man of the open country, an expert bowman; but Jacob was a quiet man, living in tents.

25:28 Now Isaac's love was for Esau, because Esau's meat was greatly to his taste: but Rebekah had more love for Jacob.

25:29 And one day Jacob was cooking some soup when Esau came in from the fields in great need of food;

25:30 And Esau said to Jacob, Give me a full meal of that red soup, for I am overcome with need for food: for this reason he was named Edom.

25:31 And Jacob said, First of all give me your birthright.

25:32 And Esau said, Truly, I am at the point of death: what profit is the birthright to me?

25:33 And Jacob said, First of all give me your oath; and he gave him his oath, handing over his birthright to Jacob.

25:34 Then Jacob gave him bread and soup; and he took food and drink and went away, caring little for his birthright.