1611 King James Bible

Genesis 25

The sons of Abraham by Keturah.

Genesis 25:1 Then againe Abraham tooke a wife, & her name was Keturah. Genesis 25:2 And shee bare him Zimran, and Iokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah. Genesis 25:3 And Iokshan begat Sheba, and Dedan. And the sonnes of Dedan [were] Asshurim, and Letushim, and Leummim. Genesis 25:4 And the sonnes of Midian, Ephah, and Epher, and Hanoch, and Abida, and Eldaah: all these were the children of Keturah.

The division of his goods.

Genesis 25:5 And Abraham gaue all that he had, vnto Isaac. Genesis 25:6 But vnto the sonnes of the concubines which Abraham had, Abraham gaue gifts, and sent them away from Isaac his sonne (while he yet liued) Eastward, vnto the East country.

His age, and death.

Genesis 25:7 And these [are] the dayes of the yeres of Abrahams life which he liued; an hundred, threescore & fifteene yeeres. Genesis 25:8 Then Abraham gaue vp the ghost, and died in a good old age, an old man, and full [of yeeres], and was gathered to his people.

His burial.

Genesis 25:9 And his sonnes Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the caue of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron the sonne of Zohar the Hittite, which [is] before Mamre; Genesis 25:10 The field which Abraham purchased of the sonnes of Heth: there was Abraham buried, and Sarah his wife.

Genesis 25:11 And it came to passe after the death of Abraham, that God blessed his sonne Isaac, and Isaac dwelt by the well Lahai-roi.

The generations of Ishmael.

Genesis 25:12 Now these [are] the generations of Ishmael Abrahams sonne, whom Hagar the Egyptian Sarahs handmayd, bare vnto Abraham: Genesis 25:13 And these are the names of the sonnes of Ishmael, by their names, according to their generations; The first borne of Ishmael, Nebaioth, and Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam, Genesis 25:14 And Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa, Genesis 25:15 Hadar, and Tema, Ietur, Naphish, and Kedemah. Genesis 25:16 These are the sonnes of Ishmael, and these are their names, by their townes and by their castels; twelue princes according to their nations.

His age, and death.

Genesis 25:17 And these [are] the yeeres of the life of Ishmael; an hundred and thirty and seuen yeeres: and he gaue vp the ghost and died, and was gathered vnto his people. Genesis 25:18 And they dwelt from Hauilah vnto Shur, that [is] before Egypt, as thou goest towards Assyria: [and] hee died in the presence of all his brethren.

Genesis 25:19 And these [are] the generations of Isaac, Abrahams sonne: Abraham begate Isaac. Genesis 25:20 And Isaac was fortie yeeres old when hee tooke Rebekah to wife, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Padan Aram, the sister to Laban the Syrian.

Isaac prayeth for Rebekah, being barren.

Genesis 25:21 And Isaac intreated the LORD for his wife, because she [was] barren: and the LORD was intreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceiued.

The children strive within her womb.

Genesis 25:22 And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus? and shee went to enquire of the LORD. Genesis 25:23 And the LORD said vnto her, Two nations are in thy wombe, and two maner of people shall be separated from thy bowels: and the one people shalbe stronger then the other people: and the elder shall serue the yonger.

The birth of Esau and Jacob.

Genesis 25:24 And when her dayes to be deliuered were fulfilled, behold, there [were] twinnes in her wombe. Genesis 25:25 And the first came out red, all ouer like an hairy garment: and they called his name, Esau. Genesis 25:26 And after that came his brother out, and his hand tooke holde on Esaus heele; and his name was called Iacob: and Isaac was threescore yeres old, when shee bare them.

Their difference.

Genesis 25:27 And the boyes grew; and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the fielde: and Iacob was a plaine man, dwelling in tents. Genesis 25:28 And Isaac loued Esau, because he did eate of his venison: but Rebekah loued Iacob.

Esau selleth his birthright.

Genesis 25:29 And Iacob sod pottage: and Esau came from the field, and hee was faint. Genesis 25:30 And Esau said to Iacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red [pottage]: for I am faint; therefore was his name called Edom. Genesis 25:31 And Iacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright. Genesis 25:32 And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright doe to me? Genesis 25:33 And Iacob said, Sweare to mee this day: and he sware to him: and he sold his birthright vnto Iacob. Genesis 25:34 Then Iacob gaue Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eate and drinke, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised [his] birthright.

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