Genesis 25
American Standard Version
Abraham and Keturah

1And Abraham took another wife, and her name was Keturah. 2And she bare him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah. 3And Jokshan begat Sheba, and Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were Asshurim, and Letushim, and Leummim. 4And the sons of Midian: Ephah, and Epher, and Hanoch, and Abida, and Eldaah. All these were the children of Keturah. 5And Abraham gave all that he had unto Isaac. 6But unto the sons of the concubines, that Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts. And he sent them away from Isaac his son, while he yet lived, eastward, unto the east country.

The Death of Abraham

7And these are the days of the years of Abraham's life which he lived, a hundred threescore and fifteen years. 8And Abraham gave up the ghost, and died in a good old age, an old man, and full of years , and was gathered to his people. 9And Isaac and Ishmael his sons buried him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite, which is before Mamre. 10The field which Abraham purchased of the children of Heth. There was Abraham buried, and Sarah his wife. 11And it came to pass after the death of Abraham, that God blessed Isaac his son. And Isaac dwelt by Beer-lahai-roi.

The Descendants of Ishmael

12Now these are the generations of Ishmael, Abraham's son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah's handmaid, bare unto Abraham. 13And these are the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names, according to their generations: the first-born of Ishmael, Nebaioth, and Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam, 14and Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa, 15Hadad, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah. 16These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, by their villages, and by their encampments. Twelve princes according to their nations. 17And these are the years of the life of Ishmael, a hundred and thirty and seven years. And he gave up the ghost and died, and was gathered unto his people. 18And they dwelt from Havilah unto Shur that is before Egypt, as thou goest toward Assyria. He abode over against all his brethren.

Jacob and Esau

19And these are the generations of Isaac, Abraham's son. Abraham begat Isaac. 20And Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Paddan-aram, the sister of Laban the Syrian, to be his wife. 21And Isaac entreated Jehovah for his wife, because she was barren. And Jehovah was entreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived. 22And the children struggled together within her. And she said, If it be so, wherefore do I live? And she went to inquire of Jehovah.

23And Jehovah said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, And two peoples shall be separated from thy bowels. And the one people shall be stronger than the other people. And the elder shall serve the younger.

24And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb. 25And the first came forth red, all over like a hairy garment. And they called his name Esau. 26And after that came forth his brother, and his hand had hold on Esau's heel. And his name was called Jacob. And Isaac was threescore years old when she bare them.

27And the boys grew. And Esau was a skilful hunter, a man of the field. And Jacob was a quiet man, dwelling in tents. 28Now Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison. And Rebekah loved Jacob.

Esau Sells his Birthright

29And Jacob boiled pottage. And Esau came in from the field, and he was faint. 30And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage . For I am faint. Therefore was his name called Edom. 31And Jacob said, Sell me first thy birthright. 32And Esau said, Behold, I am about to die. And what profit shall the birthright do to me? 33And Jacob said, Swear to me first. And he sware unto him. And he sold his birthright unto Jacob. 34And Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentils. And he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way. So Esau despised his birthright.

Section Headings Courtesy INT Bible
© 2012, Used by Permission
1. The sons of Abraham by Keturah.
5. The division of his goods.
7. His age, death, and burial.
11. God blesses Isaac.
12. The generations of Ishmael.
17. His age and death.
19. Isaac prays for Rebekah, being barren.
22. The children strive in her womb.
24. The birth of Esau and Jacob.
27. Their different characters and pursuits.
29. Esau sells his birthright.
Genesis 1: The Creation

Genesis 2: The Seventh Day: God Rests

Genesis 3: The Serpent's Deception

Genesis 4: Cain and Abel

Genesis 5: The Descendants of Adam

Genesis 6: The Wickedness of Man

Genesis 7: Entering the Ark

Genesis 8: The Ark Rests on Ararat

Genesis 9: The Covenant of the Rainbow

Genesis 10: The Japhethites

Genesis 11: The Tower of Babel

Genesis 12: The Calling of Abram

Genesis 13: Abram and Lot Part Ways

Genesis 14: The War of the Kings

Genesis 15: God's Covenant with Abram

Genesis 16: Sarah, Hagar and Ishmael

Genesis 17: Abram Named Abraham

Genesis 18: Abraham's Celestial Visitors

Genesis 19: Lot Welcomes the Angels

Genesis 20: Abraham, Sarah and Abimelech

Genesis 21: The Birth of Isaac

Genesis 22: The Offering of Isaac

Genesis 23: The Death and Burial of Sarah

Genesis 24: A Wife for Isaac

Genesis 25: Abraham and Keturah

Genesis 26: God's Promise to Isaac

Genesis 27: Jacob's Deception

Genesis 28: Jacob Flees to Laban

Genesis 29: Jacob Meets Rachel

Genesis 30: Dan and Naphtali

Genesis 31: Jacob Flees From Laban

Genesis 32: Jacob's Fear of Esau

Genesis 33: Jacob Meets Esau

Genesis 34: The Defiling of Dinah

Genesis 35: Jacob Returns to Bethel

Genesis 36: Esau's Descendants

Genesis 37: Joseph's Dreams

Genesis 38: Judah and Tamar

Genesis 39: Joseph and Potiphar's Wife

Genesis 40: The Cupbearer and the Baker

Genesis 41: The Dreams of Pharaoh

Genesis 42: Joseph's Brothers Sent to Egypt

Genesis 43: The Return to Egypt with Benjamin

Genesis 44: Benjamin and the Silver Cup

Genesis 45: Joseph Reveals his Identity

Genesis 46: Jacob's Journey to Egypt

Genesis 47: Jacob Settles in Goshen

Genesis 48: Jacob Blesses Ephraim and Manasseh

Genesis 49: Jacob Blesses his Sons

Genesis 50: Mourning and Burial for Jacob

Genesis 24
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