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Genesis 25 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:1 - Abraham again took a wife, and her name was Keturah.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:2 - And she bore him Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:3 - Jokshan begot Sheba and Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were Asshurim, Letushim, and Leummim.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:4 - And the sons of Midian were Ephah, Epher, Hanoch, Abidah, and Eldaah. All these were the children of Keturah.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:5 - And Abraham gave all that he had to Isaac.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:6 - But Abraham gave gifts to the sons of the concubines which Abraham had; and while he was still living he sent them eastward, away from Isaac his son, to the country of the east.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:7 - This is the sum of the years of Abraham’s life which he lived: one hundred and seventy-five years.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:8 - Then 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 - And his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah, which is before Mamre, in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite,

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:10 - the field which Abraham purchased from the sons of Heth. There Abraham was buried, and Sarah his wife.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:11 - And it came to pass, after the death of Abraham, that God blessed his son Isaac. And Isaac dwelt at Beer Lahai Roi.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:12 - Now this is the genealogy of Ishmael, Abraham’s son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah’s maidservant, bore to Abraham.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:13 - And these were the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names, according to their generations: The firstborn of Ishmael, Nebajoth; then Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam,

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:14 - Mishma, Dumah, Massa,

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:15 - Hadar,[fn] Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:16 - These were the sons of Ishmael and these were their names, by their towns and their settlements, twelve princes according to their nations.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:17 - These were the years of the life of Ishmael: one hundred and thirty-seven years; and he breathed his last and died, and was gathered to his people.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:18 - (They dwelt from Havilah as far as Shur, which is east of Egypt as you go toward Assyria.) He died in the presence of all his brethren.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:19 - This is the genealogy of Isaac, Abraham’s son. Abraham begot Isaac.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:20 - Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah as wife, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Padan Aram, the sister of Laban the Syrian.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:21 - Now Isaac pleaded with the LORD for his wife, because she was barren; and the LORD granted his plea, and Rebekah his wife conceived.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:22 - But the children struggled together within her; and she said, “If all is well, why am I like this?” 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,
Two peoples shall be separated from your body;
One people shall be stronger than the other,
And the older shall serve the younger.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:24 - So when her days were fulfilled for her to give birth, indeed there were twins in her womb.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:25 - And the first came out red. He was like a hairy garment all over; so they called his name Esau.[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:26 - Afterward his brother came out, and his hand took hold of Esau’s heel; so his name was called Jacob.[fn] Isaac was sixty years old when she bore them.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:27 - So the boys grew. And Esau was a skillful hunter, a man of the field; but Jacob was a mild man, dwelling in tents.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:28 - And Isaac loved Esau because he ate of his game, but Rebekah loved Jacob.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:29 - Now Jacob cooked a stew; and Esau came in from the field, and he was weary.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:30 - And Esau said to Jacob, “Please feed me with that same red stew, for I am weary.” Therefore his name was called Edom.[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:31 - But Jacob said, “Sell me your birthright as of this day.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:32 - And Esau said, “Look, I am about to die; so what is this birthright to me?”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:33 - Then Jacob said, “Swear to me as of this day.” So he swore to him, and sold his birthright to Jacob.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:34 - And Jacob gave Esau bread and stew of lentils; then he ate and drank, arose, and went his way. Thus Esau despised his birthright.
NKJV Footnotes
Masoretic Text reads Hadad.
Literally Hairy
Literally Supplanter
Literally Red

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