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The Death of Abraham

25 Now Abraham took another wife, [a]whose name was Keturah. (A)And she bore to him Zimran and Jokshan and Medan and Midian and Ishbak and Shuah. Now Jokshan [b]was the father of Sheba and Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were Asshurim and Letushim and Leummim. And the sons of Midian were Ephah and Epher and Hanoch and Abida and Eldaah. All these were the sons of Keturah. (B)And Abraham gave all that he had to Isaac; but to the sons of the concubines which Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts while he was still living, and he (C)sent them away from his son Isaac eastward, to the land of the east.

These are the days of the years of Abraham’s life that he lived, (D)175 years. And Abraham breathed his last and died (E)in a good old age, an old man and full of days; and he was (F)gathered to his people. Then his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in (G)the cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite, facing Mamre, 10 (H)the field which Abraham bought from the sons of Heth; there Abraham was buried with Sarah his wife. 11 Now it happened after the death of Abraham, that (I)God blessed his son Isaac; and Isaac [c]lived by (J)Beer-lahai-roi.

The Generations of Ishmael

12 Now these are the generations of (K)Ishmael, Abraham’s son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah’s servant-woman, bore to Abraham; 13 and these are the names of (L)the sons of Ishmael, by their names, [d]in the order of their birth: Nebaioth, the firstborn of Ishmael, and Kedar and Adbeel and Mibsam 14 and Mishma and Dumah and Massa, 15 Hadad and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah. 16 These are the sons of Ishmael and these are their names, by their villages, and by their camps; (M)twelve princes according to their [e]tribes. 17 These are the years of the life of Ishmael, (N)137 years; and he breathed his last and died and was (O)gathered to his people. 18 And they dwelt from (P)Havilah to (Q)Shur which is [f]east of Egypt [g]as one goes toward Assyria; (R)he [h]settled in the face of all his brothers.

The Generations of Isaac

19 Now these are (S)the generations of Isaac, Abraham’s son: Abraham [i]became the father of Isaac; 20 and Isaac was forty years old when he took (T)Rebekah, the (U)daughter of Bethuel the [j]Aramean of Paddan-aram, the (V)sister of Laban the [k]Aramean, to be his wife. 21 And Isaac entreated Yahweh on behalf of his wife because she was barren; and (W)Yahweh [l]was moved by his entreaty. So Rebekah his wife (X)conceived. 22 But the children struggled together within her; and she said, “If it is so, why then am I this way?” So she went to (Y)inquire of Yahweh. 23 And Yahweh said to her,

(Z)Two nations are in your womb;
(AA)And two peoples will be separated from your body;
And one people shall be stronger than the other;
And (AB)the older shall serve the younger.”

24 And her days to give birth were fulfilled, and behold, there were twins in her womb. 25 And the first came forth red, (AC)all over like a hairy garment; and they named him Esau. 26 Afterward his brother came forth with (AD)his hand holding on to Esau’s heel, so (AE)his name was called [m]Jacob; and Isaac was (AF)sixty years old when she gave birth to them.

Esau Sells His Birthright

27 And the boys grew up; Esau became a skillful hunter, a man of the field, but Jacob was a [n]peaceful man, [o](AG)living in tents. 28 Isaac loved Esau because [p]he had (AH)an appetite for hunted game, (AI)but Rebekah loved Jacob.

29 And Jacob had cooked (AJ)stew. And Esau came in from the field, and he was [q]famished. 30 Then Esau said to Jacob, “Please give me a swallow from the red stuff—[r]this red stuff, for I am [s]famished.” Therefore his name was called [t]Edom. 31 But Jacob said, “[u]First sell me your (AK)birthright.” 32 And Esau said, “Behold, I am about to die; so of what use then is the birthright to me?” 33 And Jacob said, “[v]First swear to me”; so he swore to him and (AL)sold his birthright to Jacob. 34 So Jacob gave Esau bread and lentil stew; and he ate and drank and rose and went away. Thus Esau despised his birthright.


  1. Genesis 25:1 Lit and her name
  2. Genesis 25:3 Lit begot
  3. Genesis 25:11 Lit dwelt
  4. Genesis 25:13 Lit in regard to their generations
  5. Genesis 25:16 Or peoples
  6. Genesis 25:18 Lit before
  7. Genesis 25:18 Lit as you go
  8. Genesis 25:18 Lit fell over against
  9. Genesis 25:19 Lit begot
  10. Genesis 25:20 Syrian
  11. Genesis 25:20 Syrian
  12. Genesis 25:21 Lit was entreated of him
  13. Genesis 25:26 Lit one who takes by the heel, supplants
  14. Genesis 25:27 Lit complete
  15. Genesis 25:27 Lit dwelling
  16. Genesis 25:28 Lit game was in his mouth
  17. Genesis 25:29 Lit weary
  18. Genesis 25:30 Lit the red, this red
  19. Genesis 25:30 Lit weary
  20. Genesis 25:30 Lit red
  21. Genesis 25:31 Lit Today
  22. Genesis 25:33 Lit Today