The sons of Abraham by Keturah. The division of his goods. His age, death, and burial. God blesseth Isaac. The generations of Ishmael, his age, and death. Isaac's descent and alliance by marriage. Rebekah being barren, he prayeth for her; she conceiveth; the children strive in her womb, which is a token of the future fortunes of their posterity. The birth of Esau and Jacob. The difference of their life and manners. Esau selleth his birthright to Jacob.
2 And she bare him bZimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and cMidian, and Ishbak, and Shuah.
3 And Jokshan begat Sheba, and Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were dAsshurim, and Letushim, and Leummim.
4 And the sons of Midian; eEphah, and Epher, and Hanoch, and Abida, and Eldaah. All these were the children of Keturah.
- e: Is. 60:6
5 ¶And fAbraham gave all that he had unto Isaac.
6 But unto the sons of the gconcubines, which Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts, and hsent them away from Isaac his son, while he yet lived, eastward, unto ithe east country.
7 And these are the days of the years of Abraham's life which he lived, an hundred threescore and fifteen years.
8 Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died jin a good old age, an old man, and full of years; and kwas gathered to his people.
9 And lhis sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in mthe cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite, which is before Mamre;
10 nThe field which Abraham purchased of the sons of Heth: othere was Abraham buried, and Sarah his wife.
11 ¶And it came to pass after the death of Abraham, that God pblessed his son Isaac; and Isaac dwelt by qthe well Lahai-roi.
12 ¶Now these are rthe generations of Ishmael, Abraham's son, swhom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah's handmaid, bare unto Abraham:
13 And tthese are the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names, according to their generations: the firstborn of Ishmael, uNebajoth; and Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam,
14 And Mishma, and vDumah, and Massa,
- v: Is. 21:16
15 1Hadar, and wTema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah:
16 These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, by their towns, and by their castles; xtwelve princes according to their nations.
- x: Ge. 17:20
17 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; and was ygathered unto his people.
18 And they dwelt from zHavilah unto aShur, that is before Egypt, as thou goest toward Assyria: and he 2died in the presence of all his brethren.
19 ¶And these are the generations of Isaac, Abraham's son: bAbraham begat Isaac:
- b: Mat. 1:2
20 And Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah to wife, cthe daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of dPadan-aram, ethe sister to Laban the Syrian.
21 And Isaac fintreated the LORD for his wife, because she was barren: gand the LORD was intreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.
22 And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus? And she hwent to enquire of the LORD.
- h: 1Sa. 9:9
23 And the LORD said unto her, iTwo nations are in thy womb, and two *manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and jthe elder shall serve the younger.
24 ¶And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb.
25 And the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they called his name Esau.
26 And after that came his brother out, and khis hand took hold on Esau's heel; and his name was called Jacob: and Isaac was threescore years old when she bare them.
- k: Ho. 12:3
27 And the boys grew: and Esau lwas a *cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was ma plain man, dwelling in tents.
28 And Isaac loved Esau, because 3he did eat of his venison: but Rebekah loved Jacob.
29 ¶And Jacob *sod *pottage: and Esau came from the field, and he was faint:
- *: sod-boiled. , pottage-soup, stew.
30 And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, 4with that same red *pottage; for I am faint: therefore was his name called 5Edom.
- 4: Heb. with that red, i.e. with that red pottage.
- *: pottage-soup, stew.
- 5: That is, Red.
31 And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright.
32 And Esau said, Behold, I am 6at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me?
- 6: Heb. going to die.
33 And Jacob said, nSwear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and ohe sold his birthright unto Jacob.
34 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.
- *: pottage-soup, stew.