THE FIRST BOOK OF
G E N E S I S
Genesis 25 ©
After the death of Sarah, Abraham takes Keturah, and gets children by her, and children’s children, vs. 1, etc. He makes Isaac sole heir of all his estate, and the concubines’ children he dismisses with presents to the east country, 4. Abraham’s age, death and burial, 6. Isaac is blessed after his father’s death, 10. Ishmael’s offspring, age, and death, 12. Isaac prays to God on his wife’s behalf, who conceives, and bears him Esau and Jacob; both their conditions are set down, 21. Esau sells his birthright, or primogeniture to Jacob, 29.
THEN 1again Abraham took a wife, and her name was Keturah.
Anda2she bare him 3Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and 4Midian, and Ishbak, and 5Shuah.
And 6Jokshan begat Sheba, and Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were Asshurim, and Letushim, and Leummim.
And the sons of Midian; 7Ephah, and 8Epher, and Hanoch, and Abida, and Eldaah. All these were the 9children of Keturah.
¶And Abrahamb10gave all that he had unto Isaac.
But unto the sons of the 11concubines, which Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts, and sent them away from Isaac his son, while he yet lived, eastward, unto 12the east country.
And these are the days of the years of Abraham's life which he lived, an 13hundred threescore and fifteen years.
Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died inc a good old 14age, an old man, and 15full of years; and 16was gathered to his people.
And his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah, 17in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite, which is before Mamre;
The field which Abraham purchased of the sons of Heth: 18there was Abraham buried, and Sarah his wife.
¶And it came to pass after the death of Abraham, that God 19blessed his son Isaac; and Isaac dwelt by the well 20Lahai-roi.
¶Now these are the 21generations of Ishmael, Abraham's son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah's handmaid, bare unto Abraham:
And these are the namesd of the sons of Ishmael, by 22their names, according to their generations: the firstborn of Ishmael, 23Nebajoth; and 24Kedar, and Adbeel, and 25Mibsam,
And Mishma, and 26Dumah, and 27Massa,
Hadar, and 28Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah:
These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, by their towns, and by their castles; 29twelve princes according to their nations.
And these are the years of the life of Ishmael, an hundred and thirty and seven years: and he gave up the ghost and died; 30and was gathered unto his people.
And they dwelt from 31Havilah unto 32Shur, that is before Egypt, as thou goest toward Assyria: and 33he died 34in the presence of all his brethren.
¶And these are the 35generations of Isaac, Abraham's son: Abraham begat Isaac:
And Isaac was 36forty years old when he took Rebekah to wife, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian 37of Padan-aram, the sister to Laban the Syrian.
And Isaac 38intreated the LORD for his wife, because she was barren: and the LORD was intreated 39of him, ande Rebekah his wife conceived.
And 40the children 41struggled together 42within her; and she said, If it be so, 43why am I thus? And she 44went to enquire of the LORD.
And 45the LORD said unto her, 46Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be 47separated from thy bowels; andf48the one people shall be stronger than the other people; andg49the elder shall serve the younger.
¶And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb.
And the first came out red, all over like an hairy 50garment; and they called his name 51Esau.
And after that came his brother out, and hish hand took hold on Esau's heel; and his name was called 52Jacob: and Isaac 53was threescore years old 54when she bare them.
And the boys grew: and Esau was a 55cunning hunter, 56a man of the field; and Jacob was a 57plain man, 58dwelling in tents.
And Isaac loved Esau, because he did 59eat of his 60venison: but Rebekah loved Jacob.
¶And Jacob sodi61pottage: and Esau came from the field, and he was faint:
And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with 62that same red jpottage; for I am faint: therefore was his name called 63Edom.
And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy 64birthright.
And Esau said, Behold,k65I am at the point to die: and 66what profit shall this birthright do to me?
And Jacob said, Swear to me 67this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob.
Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his birthright.