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Genesis 25 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Abraham's Death

(1Ch 1:32, 33 )
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:1 - Abraham had taken another wife, named Keturah.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:2 - She bore him Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:3 - Jokshan became the father of Sheba and Dedan. The descendants of Dedan were the Asshurites, Letushites, and Leummites.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:4 - The sons of Midian were Ephah, Epher, Hanoch, Abida, and Eldaah. All these were descendants of Keturah.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:5 - Everything he owned Abraham left to his son Isaac.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:6 - But while he was still alive, Abraham gave gifts to the sons of his concubines and sent them off to the east, away from his son Isaac.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:7 - Abraham lived a total of 175 years.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:8 - Then Abraham breathed his last and died at a good old age, an old man who had lived a full life. He joined his ancestors.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:9 - His sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah near Mamre, in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar, the Hethite.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:10 - This was the field Abraham had purchased from the sons of Heth. There Abraham was buried with his wife Sarah.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:11 - After Abraham's death, God blessed his son Isaac. Isaac lived near Beer Lahai Roi.

Descendants of Ishmael

(1Ch 1:29–31 )
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:12 - This is the account of Abraham's son Ishmael, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah's servant, bore to Abraham.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:13 - These are the names of Ishmael's sons, by their names according to their records: Nebaioth (Ishmael's firstborn), 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 settlements and their camps - twelve princes according to their clans.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:17 - Ishmael lived a total of 137 years. He breathed his last and died; then he joined his ancestors.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:18 - His descendants settled from Havilah to Shur, which runs next to Egypt all the way to Asshur. They settled away from all their relatives.

Isaac's Sons

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:19 - This is the account of Isaac, the son of Abraham. Abraham became the father of Isaac.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:20 - When Isaac was forty years old, he married Rebekah, the daughter of Bethuel the Aramean from Paddan Aram and sister of Laban the Aramean.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:21 - Isaac prayed to the LORD on behalf of his wife because she was childless. The LORD answered his prayer, and his wife Rebekah became pregnant.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:22 - But the children struggled inside her, and she said, "If it is going to be like this, I'm not so sure I want to be pregnant!" So she asked the LORD,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:23 - and the LORD said to her, "Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples will be separated from within you. One people will be stronger than the other, and the older will serve the younger."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:24 - When the time came for Rebekah to give birth, there were twins in her womb.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:25 - The first came out reddish all over, like a hairy garment, so they named him Esau.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:26 - When his brother came out with his hand clutching Esau's heel, they named him Jacob. Isaac was sixty years old when they were born.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:27 - When the boys grew up, Esau became a skilled hunter, a man of the open fields, but Jacob was an even-tempered man, living in tents.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:28 - Isaac loved Esau because he had a taste for fresh game, but Rebekah loved Jacob.
(Heb 12:16 )
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:29 - Now Jacob cooked some stew, and when Esau came in from the open fields, he was famished.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:30 - So Esau said to Jacob, "Feed me some of the red stuff - yes, this red stuff - because I'm starving!" (That is why he was also called Edom.)
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:31 - But Jacob replied, "First sell me your birthright."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:32 - "Look," said Esau, "I'm about to die! What use is the birthright to me?"
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:33 - But Jacob said, "Swear an oath to me now." So Esau swore an oath to him and sold his birthright to Jacob.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:34 - Then Jacob gave Esau some bread and lentil stew; Esau ate and drank, then got up and went out. So Esau despised his birthright.

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