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Online Bible | NEW WORLD TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES (1984 EDITION) See 2013 revision

Genesis 25:1-34

25  Furthermore, Abraham again took a wife, and her name was Ke·tuʹrah.+  In time she bore him Zimʹran and Jokʹshan and Meʹdan and Midʹi·an+ and Ishʹbak and Shuʹah.+  And Jokʹshan became father to Sheʹba+ and Deʹdan.+ And the sons of Deʹdan became As·shuʹrim and Le·tuʹshim and Le·umʹmim.*  And the sons of Midʹi·an were Eʹphah+ and Eʹpher and Haʹnoch and A·biʹda and El·daʹah.+ All these were the sons of Ke·tuʹrah.  Later on Abraham gave everything he had to Isaac,+  but to the sons of the concubines that Abraham had Abraham gave gifts.+ Then he sent them away from Isaac his son,+ while he was still alive, eastward, to the land of the East.+  And these are the days of the years of Abraham’s life which he lived, a hundred and seventy-five years.  Then Abraham expired and died in a good old age, old and satisfied,* and was gathered to his people.+  So Isaac and Ishʹma·el his sons buried him in the cave of Mach·peʹlah in the field of Eʹphron the son of Zoʹhar the Hitʹtite that is in front of Mamʹre,+ 10  the field that Abraham had purchased from the sons of Heth. There Abraham was buried, and also Sarah his wife.+ 11  And it developed that after Abraham’s death God continued to bless Isaac his son,+ and Isaac was dwelling close by Beʹer-laʹhai-roi.+ 12  And this is the history of Ishʹma·el+ the son of Abraham whom Haʹgar the Egyptian the maidservant of Sarah bore to Abraham.+ 13  Now these are the names of the sons of Ishʹma·el, by their names, according to their family origins: Ishʹma·el’s firstborn Ne·baʹioth+ and Keʹdar+ and Adʹbe·el and Mibʹsam+ 14  and Mishʹma and Duʹmah and Masʹsa, 15  Haʹdad+ and Teʹma,+ Jeʹtur, Naʹphish and Kedʹe·mah.+ 16  These are the sons of Ishʹma·el, and these are their names by their courtyards and by their walled camps:+ twelve chieftains according to their clans.+ 17  And these are the years of Ishʹma·el’s life, a hundred and thirty-seven years. Then he expired and died and was gathered to his people.+ 18  And they took up tabernacling from Havʹi·lah+ near Shur,+ which is in front* of Egypt, as far as As·syrʹi·a. In front of all his brothers he settled down.*+ 19  And this is the history of Isaac the son of Abraham.+ Abraham became father to Isaac. 20  And Isaac happened to be forty years old at his taking Re·bekʹah the daughter of Be·thuʹel+ the Syrian*+ of Padʹdan-aʹram,* the sister of Laʹban the Syrian, as his wife. 21  And Isaac kept on entreating Jehovah especially for his wife,+ because she was barren;+ so Jehovah let himself be entreated for him,+ and Re·bekʹah his wife became pregnant. 22  And the sons within her began to struggle with each other,+ so that she said: “If this is the way it is, just why am I alive?”* With that she went to inquire of Jehovah.+ 23  And Jehovah proceeded to say to her: “Two nations are in your belly,+ and two national groups will be separated from your inward parts;+ and the one national group will be stronger than the other national group,+ and the older will serve the younger.”*+ 24  Gradually her days came to the full for giving birth, and, look! twins were in her belly.+ 25  Then the first came out red all over like an official garment of hair;+ so they called his name Eʹsau.*+ 26  And after that his brother came out and his hand was holding onto the heel of Eʹsau;+ so he called his name Jacob.*+ And Isaac was sixty years old at her giving them birth. 27  And the boys got bigger, and Eʹsau became a man knowing how to hunt,+ a man of the field,* but Jacob a blameless man,+ dwelling in tents.+ 28  And Isaac had love for Eʹsau, because it meant game in his mouth,* whereas Re·bekʹah was a lover of Jacob.+ 29  Once Jacob was boiling up some stew,* when Eʹsau came along from the field and he was tired. 30  So Eʹsau said to Jacob: “Quick, please, give me a swallow of the red—the red* there, for I am tired!” That is why his name was called Eʹdom.*+ 31  To this Jacob said: “Sell me, first of all, your right as firstborn!”+ 32  And Eʹsau continued: “Here I am simply going to die, and of what benefit to me is a birthright?”* 33  And Jacob added: “Swear to me first of all!”+ And he proceeded to swear to him and to sell his right as firstborn to Jacob.+ 34  And Jacob gave Eʹsau bread and lentil stew, and he went to eating and drinking.+ Then he got up and went his way. So Eʹsau despised the birthright.+

Footnotes

Since each of these three names in Heb. has the pl. ending im, it is understood that the names represent tribes or peoples.
“Full of days,” LXXSyVg.
Or, “to the east.”
Lit., “he fell,” M; LXX, “he dwelt (settled)”; Vg, “he died.”
Lit., “the Aramaean.”
Meaning “Plain (Flatland) of Aram (Syria)”; a part of Mesopotamia. See 28:2.
“Alive,” inserted in agreement with Sy. Compare 27:46.
Or, “smaller.”
Meaning “Hairy.” Heb., ʽE·sawʹ.
Meaning “Taking Hold of the Heel; Supplanter.” Heb., Ya·ʽaqovʹ.
Or, “a wild man.”
Lit., “because game was in his mouth.”
Or, “pottage.”
“The red.” Heb., ha·ʼa·dhomʹ.
Meaning “Red; Ruddy.” Heb., ʼEdhohmʹ.
Or, “right as firstborn.”