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Genesis 25
New Living Translation

The Death of Abraham

25Abraham married another wife, whose name was Keturah.H3254H85H3947H802H8034H6989 2She gave birth to Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah.H3205H2175H3370H4091H4080H3435H7744 3Jokshan was the father of Sheba and Dedan. Dedan's descendants were the Asshurites, Letushites, and Leummites.H3370H3205H7614H1719H1121H1719H805H3912H3817 4Midian's sons were Ephah, Epher, Hanoch, Abida, and Eldaah. These were all descendants of Abraham through Keturah.H1121H4080H5891H6081H2585H28H420H1121H6989 5Abraham gave everything he owned to his son Isaac.H85H5414H3327 6But before he died, he gave gifts to the sons of his concubines and sent them off to a land in the east, away from Isaac.H1121H6370H85H85H5414H4979H7971H3327H1121H2416H6924H6924H776 7Abraham lived for 175 years,H3117H8141H85H2416H2425H3967H8141H7657H8141H2568H8141 8and he died at a ripe old age, having lived a long and satisfying life. He breathed his last and joined his ancestors in death.H85H1478H4191H2896H7872H2205H7649H622H5971 9His sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah, near Mamre, in the field of Ephron son of Zohar the Hittite.H1121H3327H3458H6912H4631H4375H7704H6085H1121H6714H2850H6440H4471 10This was the field Abraham had purchased from the Hittites and where he had buried his wife Sarah.H7704H85H7069H1121H2845H85H6912H8283H802 11After Abraham's death, God blessed his son Isaac, who settled near Beer-lahai-roi in the Negev.H310H4194H85H430H1288H1121H3327H3327H3427H5973H883

Ishmael’s Descendants

12This is the account of the family of Ishmael, the son of Abraham through Hagar, Sarah's Egyptian servant.H8435H3458H85H1121H1904H4713H8283H8198H3205H85 13Here is a list, by their names and clans, of Ishmael's descendants: The oldest was Nebaioth, followed by Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam,H8034H1121H3458H8034H8435H1060H3458H5032H6938H110H4017 14Mishma, Dumah, Massa,H4927H1746H4854 15Hadad, Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah.H2316H8485H3195H5305H6929 16These twelve sons of Ishmael became the founders of twelve tribes named after them, listed according to the places they settled and camped.H1121H3458H8034H2691H2918H8147H6240H5387H523 17Ishmael lived for 137 years. Then he breathed his last and joined his ancestors in death.H8141H2416H3458H3967H8141H7970H8141H7651H8141H1478H4191H622H5971 18Ishmael's descendants occupied the region from Havilah to Shur, which is east of Egypt in the direction of Asshur. There they lived in open hostility toward all their relatives.H7931H2341H7793H6440H4714H935H804H5307H6440H251

The Births of Esau and Jacob

19This is the account of the family of Isaac, the son of Abraham.H8435H3327H85H1121H85H3205H3327 20When Isaac was forty years old, he married Rebekah, the daughter of Bethuel the Aramean from Paddan-aram and the sister of Laban the Aramean.H3327H705H8141H1121H3947H7259H802H1323H1328H761H6307H269H3837H761 21Isaac pleaded with the LORD on behalf of his wife, because she was unable to have children. The LORD answered Isaac's prayer, and Rebekah became pregnant with twins.H3327H6279H3068H5227H802H6135H3068H6279H7259H802H2029 22But the two children struggled with each other in her womb. So she went to ask the LORD about it. "Why is this happening to me?" she asked.H1121H7533H7130H559H2088H3212H1875H3068 23And the LORD told her, "The sons in your womb will become two nations. From the very beginning, the two nations will be rivals. One nation will be stronger than the other; and your older son will serve your younger son."H3068H559H8147H1471H990H8147H3816H6504H4578H3816H553H3816H7227H5647H6810 24And when the time came to give birth, Rebekah discovered that she did indeed have twins!H3117H3205H4390H8380H990 25The first one was very red at birth and covered with thick hair like a fur coat. So they named him Esau.H7223H3318H132H8181H155H7121H8034H6215 26Then the other twin was born with his hand grasping Esau's heel. So they named him Jacob. Isaac was sixty years old when the twins were born.H310H3318H251H3318H3027H270H6215H6119H8034H7121H3290H3327H8346H8141H1121H3205

Esau Sells His Birthright

27As the boys grew up, Esau became a skillful hunter. He was an outdoorsman, but Jacob had a quiet temperament, preferring to stay at home.H5288H1431H6215H3045H6718H376H7704H3290H8535H376H3427H168 28Isaac loved Esau because he enjoyed eating the wild game Esau brought home, but Rebekah loved Jacob.H3327H157H6215H6310H6718H7259H157H3290 29One day when Jacob was cooking some stew, Esau arrived home from the wilderness exhausted and hungry.H3290H2102H5138H6215H935H7704H5889 30Esau said to Jacob, "I'm starved! Give me some of that red stew!" (This is how Esau got his other name, Edom, which means "red.")H6215H559H3290H3938H4480H122H122H5889H8034H7121H123 31"All right," Jacob replied, "but trade me your rights as the firstborn son."H3290H559H4376H3117H1062 32"Look, I'm dying of starvation!" said Esau. "What good is my birthright to me now?"H6215H559H1980H4191H1062 33But Jacob said, "First you must swear that your birthright is mine." So Esau swore an oath, thereby selling all his rights as the firstborn to his brother, Jacob.H3290H559H7650H3117H7650H4376H1062H3290 34Then Jacob gave Esau some bread and lentil stew. Esau ate the meal, then got up and left. He showed contempt for his rights as the firstborn.H3290H5414H6215H3899H5138H5742H398H8354H6965H3212H6215H959H1062


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