Genesis 25

Abraham had now taken another wife, named Keturah, who bore to him Zimran,
Jokshan, Medan, Ishbak, Midian, and Shuah. Jokshan fathered Sheba and Dedan.
Dedan’s sons were the Ashurites, Letushites, and Leummites. The sons of Midian
Were Ephah, Epher, Enoch, Abida, and Eldaah. And all of those sons, to a man,
Were the children of Keturah, but Abraham had willed all that he had to Isaac.
And to sons of the concubines Abraham had, he gave gifts, and then told them to walk.
He sent them far away from his son Isaac, while he was still alive, far to the East.

And so these are the days and years of the life of Abraham, which he lived ‘ere it ceased:
A full hundred and seventy-five years, then he expired, but to good ripe age he’d lived.
Abraham died both old and contented in days, and was gathered to his relatives.
His sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field
Of Ephron son of Zohar the Hittite, facing Mamre, which Abraham in a deal
Had acquired from the Hittites. There Abraham was buried, and his wife Sarah as well.
After Abraham’s death, God blessed his son Isaac, and near Beerlahairoi did he dwell.

These are the generations of Ishmael, Abraham’s son, that Hagar the Egyptian,
Sarah’s maid, bore to Abraham. Here are the names of his sons, ordered by generation:
Nebaioth, who was Ishmael’s firstborn, then Kedar, Adbeel and Mibsam, and Mishma,
Then Dumah and Massa, Hadad, Tema, Jetur, and Naphish, and finally Kedmah.

These are the sons of Ishmael, these their names listed by village and tribal corrals,
With twelve leaders for their dozen tribes. And these are the years of the life of Ishmael:
One hundred thirty-seven full years, then Ishmael expired, and did breathe his last.
So he died and was gathered to his relatives. They settled in an area vast,
From Havilah to Shur, which is found before Egypt, if one were to walk toward Assyria;
And they camped alongside all their kinsmen, and he fell among all of them, in that area.

These are the generations of Isaac, son of Abraham. Abraham fathered Isaac.
Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah to wife (after that water well trick),
Yes, Rebekah, daughter of Bethuel the Aramean, from the country Aram,
Sister of Laban the Aramean. Isaac prayed to God that she could be a mom.
He prayed to the Lord on behalf of his wife, for she was barren and she could not bear,
And Rebekah his wife became pregnant, because the Lord God had granted Isaac’s prayer.
But the children then struggled together inside her womb, so she said, “If this is so,
Why do I exist?” And she went to inquire of the Lord. God said to her, “You must know
That two nations are in your womb, two peoples born from your body will soon be divided.
One shall be stronger than the other, elder shall serve the younger, as I have decided.”
When her days to give birth were at hand, sure enough, twins were in her womb, twins she would bear.
The first one came out red, hair all over his body, so they named him “Esau” (or “Hair”).
After that, then his brother came out, and his hand to the heel of Esau grabbed hold,
So they named him “Jacob” (”Heel-Holder”). She bore them when Isaac was sixty years old.
The boys grew up: Esau became a skillful hunter, a man of the field outdoors,
But Jacob was a plain man, who stayed among tents. Isaac started to love Esau more,
Because he had a taste for the game he brought, whereas Rebekah, she loved Isaac dearly.
One time Jacob was boiling some stew when Esau came in from the field, and he was weary.
Esau said to Jacob, “Please give me a few bites of that red stuff; I’m weary and tired.”
(That’s why they called him “Edom” or “Red One”, but Jacob was feeding a different desire.)
Jacob said, “Sell me your birthright, now.” Esau said, “Okay, here I am dying of hunger,
What good now is a birthright to me?” Jacob said, “Then at once, swear it to me, the younger.”
He swore to Jacob and sold his birthright to him. Jacob gave him bread and lentil stew.
Esau ate and drank and rose and went off, and that’s how he spurned the birthright he once knew.

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