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Genesis 25 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Abraham’s Death and His Descendants

(1Ch 1:32, 33 )
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:1 - Abraham took another wife, whose name was Keturah.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:2 - She bore him Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:3 - Jokshan fathered Sheba and Dedan. The sons of Dedan were Asshurim, Letushim, and Leummim.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:4 - The sons of Midian were Ephah, Epher, Hanoch, Abida, and Eldaah. All these were the children of Keturah.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:5 - Abraham gave all he had to Isaac.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:6 - But to the sons of his concubines Abraham gave gifts, and while he was still living he sent them away from his son Isaac, eastward to the east country.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:7 - These are the days of the years of Abraham’s life, 175 years.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:8 - Abraham breathed his last and died in a good old age, an old man and full of years, and was gathered to his people.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:9 - Isaac and Ishmael his sons buried him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite, east of Mamre,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:10 - the field that Abraham purchased from the Hittites. There Abraham was buried, with Sarah his wife.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:11 - After the death of Abraham, God blessed Isaac his son. And Isaac settled at Beer-lahai-roi.
(1Ch 1:29–31 )
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:12 - These are the generations of Ishmael, Abraham’s son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah’s servant, bore to Abraham.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:13 - These are the names of the sons of Ishmael, named in the order of their birth: Nebaioth, the firstborn of Ishmael; and Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:14 - Mishma, Dumah, Massa,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:15 - Hadad, Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:16 - These are the sons of Ishmael and these are their names, by their villages and by their encampments, twelve princes according to their tribes.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:17 - (These are the years of the life of Ishmael: 137 years. He breathed his last and died, and was gathered to his people.)
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:18 - They settled from Havilah to Shur, which is opposite Egypt in the direction of Assyria. He settled[fn] over against all his kinsmen.

The Birth of Esau and Jacob

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:19 - These are the generations of Isaac, Abraham’s son: Abraham fathered Isaac,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:20 - and Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah, the daughter of Bethuel the Aramean of Paddan-aram, the sister of Laban the Aramean, to be his wife.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:21 - And Isaac prayed to the LORD for his wife, because she was barren. And the LORD granted his prayer, and Rebekah his wife conceived.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:22 - The children struggled together within her, and she said, “If it is thus, why is this happening to me?”[fn] So she went to inquire of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:23 - And the LORD said to her,
“Two nations are in your womb,
and two peoples from within you[fn] shall be divided;
the one shall be stronger than the other,
the older shall serve the younger.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:24 - When her days to give birth were completed, behold, there were twins in her womb.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:25 - The first came out red, all his body like a hairy cloak, so they called his name Esau.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:26 - Afterward his brother came out with his hand holding Esau’s heel, so his name was called Jacob.[fn] Isaac was sixty years old when she bore them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:27 - When the boys grew up, Esau was a skillful hunter, a man of the field, while Jacob was a quiet man, dwelling in tents.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:28 - Isaac loved Esau because he ate of his game, but Rebekah loved Jacob.

Esau Sells His Birthright

(Heb 12:16 )
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:29 - Once when Jacob was cooking stew, Esau came in from the field, and he was exhausted.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:30 - And Esau said to Jacob, “Let me eat some of that red stew, for I am exhausted!” (Therefore his name was called Edom.[fn])
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:31 - Jacob said, “Sell me your birthright now.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:32 - Esau said, “I am about to die; of what use is a birthright to me?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:33 - Jacob said, “Swear to me now.” So he swore to him and sold his birthright to Jacob.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:34 - Then Jacob gave Esau bread and lentil stew, and he ate and drank and rose and went his way. Thus Esau despised his birthright.
ESV Footnotes
Hebrew fell
Or why do I live?
Or from birth
Jacob means He takes by the heel, or He cheats
Edom sounds like the Hebrew for red

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