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NEW WORLD TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES (1984 EDITION) See 2013 revision
25 Furthermore, Abraham again took a wife, and her name was Ke·tu′rah.+ 2 In time she bore him Zim′ran and Jok′shan and Me′dan and Mid′i·an+ and Ish′bak and Shu′ah.+ 3 And Jok′shan became father to She′ba+ and De′dan.+ And the sons of De′dan became As·shu′rim and Le·tu′shim and Le·um′mim.* 4 And the sons of Mid′i·an were E′phah+ and E′pher and Ha′noch and A·bi′da and El·da′ah.+ All these were the sons of Ke·tu′rah. 5 Later on Abraham gave everything he had to Isaac,+ 6 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.+ 7 And these are the days of the years of Abraham’s life which he lived, a hundred and seventy-five years. 8 Then Abraham expired and died in a good old age, old and satisfied,* and was gathered to his people.+ 9 So Isaac and Ish′ma·el his sons buried him in the cave of Mach·pe′lah in the field of E′phron the son of Zo′har the Hit′tite that is in front of Mam′re,+ 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 Be′er-la′hai-roi.+ 12 And this is the history of Ish′ma·el+ the son of Abraham whom Ha′gar the Egyptian the maidservant of Sarah bore to Abraham.+ 13 Now these are the names of the sons of Ish′ma·el, by their names, according to their family origins: Ish′ma·el’s firstborn Ne·ba′ioth+ and Ke′dar+ and Ad′be·el and Mib′sam+ 14 and Mish′ma and Du′mah and Mas′sa, 15 Ha′dad+ and Te′ma,+ Je′tur, Na′phish and Ked′e·mah.+ 16 These are the sons of Ish′ma·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 Ish′ma·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 Hav′i·lah+ near Shur,+ which is in front* of Egypt, as far as As·syr′i·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·bek′ah the daughter of Be·thu′el+ the Syrian*+ of Pad′dan-a′ram,* the sister of La′ban 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·bek′ah 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 E′sau.*+ 26 And after that his brother came out and his hand was holding onto the heel of E′sau;+ so he called his name Jacob.*+ And Isaac was sixty years old at her giving them birth. 27 And the boys got bigger, and E′sau 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 E′sau, because it meant game in his mouth,* whereas Re·bek′ah was a lover of Jacob.+ 29 Once Jacob was boiling up some stew,* when E′sau came along from the field and he was tired. 30 So E′sau 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 E′dom.*+ 31 To this Jacob said: “Sell me, first of all, your right as firstborn!”+ 32 And E′sau 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 E′sau bread and lentil stew, and he went to eating and drinking.+ Then he got up and went his way. So E′sau despised the birthright.+
^ 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.”
^ Or, “smaller.”
^ Meaning “Hairy.” Heb., ʽE·saw′.
^ Meaning “Taking Hold of the Heel; Supplanter.” Heb., Ya·ʽaqov′.
^ Or, “a wild man.”
^ Lit., “because game was in his mouth.”
^ Or, “pottage.”
^ “The red.” Heb., ha·ʼa·dhom′.
^ Meaning “Red; Ruddy.” Heb., ʼEdhohm′.
^ Or, “right as firstborn.”