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Genesis 25

The sons of Abraham by Keturah.

Genesis 25:1 Abraham proceaded further and toke him a wyfe called Ketura, Genesis 25:2 whyche bare hym Simram, and Iecksan, and Medan, and Midian, and Iesback and Suah. Genesis 25:3 Iecksan begat Seba & Dedan. And the sonnes of Dedan were: Assurim. Letusim and Leumim. Genesis 25:4 And the sonnes of Midian: Epha, and Epher, Hanoch, and Abida & Elda. All these were the chyldren of ketura.

The division of his goods.

Genesis 25:5 And Abraham gaue all hys goodes vnto Isahac. Genesis 25:6 But vnto the sonnes of the concubynes whych Abraham had, he gaue gyftes, and sent them awaye from Isahac hys sonne (whyle he yet lyued) eastwarde, vnto the lande of kedes.

His age, and death.

Genesis 25:7 And these are the dayes of the yeares of Abrahams lyfe whych he lyued: an hundred and .lxxv. yeare, Genesis 25:8 and than fell sycke and dyed in a lustye age (when he had lyued ynough) and was put vnto hys people.

His burial.

Genesis 25:9 And hys sonnes Isahac and Ismahel buryed hym in the double caue in the felde of Ephron sonne of Zoar þe Hethyte besyde the playne of Mamre. Genesis 25:10 Whych felde Abraham bought of the sonnes of Heth: There was Abraham buryed & Sara hys wyfe.

Genesis 25:11 It fortuned after the deeth of Abraham that God blessed Isahac his sonne, and Isahac dwelled by the well of the lyuynge and seynge me.

The generations of Ishmael.

Genesis 25:12 These are the generacions of Ismael Abrahams sonne, whych Hagar the Egypcyan Saras handmayde bare vnto Abraham. Genesis 25:13 And these are the names of the sonnes of Ismael, in their names accordinge to theyr kynreddes. The eldest sonne of Ismael: Nebaioth, and Cedar: and Adbeel, and Mibsam, Genesis 25:14 and Misma, Duma, and Masa, Genesis 25:15 & Hadar, Thema, Ietur, Naphis & kedma: Genesis 25:16 These are the sonnes of Ismael, & these are, theyr names, by theyr townes and castels .xij. princes of their housholdes.

His age, and death.

Genesis 25:17 And these are the yeares of the lyfe of Ismael, an hundred and .xxxvij. yeare, and he fell sycke, & dyed, & was layde vnto hys people. Genesis 25:18 And they dwelled from Heuilah vnto Sur þt is by the border of Egypte, as thou goest towarde þe Assirians. And he dyed in the presence of all hys brethren.

Genesis 25:19 And these are the generacions of Isahac Abrahams sonne: Abraham begat Isahac. Genesis 25:20 And Isahac was .xl. yeare olde when he toke Rebecca to wyfe, the daughter of Bathuel the Sirian of Mesopotamia and syster to Laban the Sirien.

Isaac prayeth for Rebekah, being barren.

Genesis 25:21 And Isahac made intercessyon vnto the Lorde for hys wyfe: because she was baren: and the Lorde was intreated of hym, and Rebecca his wyfe conceaued:

The children strive within her womb.

Genesis 25:22 and the chyldren stroue to gether wythin her. Therfore she sayd: yf it shulde goo so to passe, what helpeth it that I am wyth chylde? Wherfore, she went to aske the Lorde. Genesis 25:23 And the Lorde sayde vnto her: there are two maner of people in thy wombe, & two nacyons shalbe deuyded out of thy bowels, and the one nacyon shalbe myghtyer than the other, and the elder shalbe seruaunte vnto the yonger.

The birth of Esau and Jacob.

Genesis 25:24 Therfore when hyr tyme was come to be delyuered: beholde, there were two twynnes in hyr wombe. Genesis 25:25 And he that came out fyrst was redd, and he was all ouer as it were a rough garment, & they called his name Esau. Genesis 25:26 And after hym, came hys brother out, & hys hande holdynge Esau by the hele. And his name was called Iacob. And Isahac was .lx. yeare olde when they were borne:

Their difference.

Genesis 25:27 and the boyes grewe, and Esau became a connynge hunter & a tyller of the erth. But Iacob was a perfecte man, & dwelled in the tentes. Genesis 25:28 Isahac loued Esau, because he dyd eate of hys venyson, but Rebecca loued Iacob.

Esau selleth his birthright.

Genesis 25:29 Iacob sod potage, and Esau came from the felde and was fayntie, Genesis 25:30 and Esau sayd to Iacob: fede me I praye the wyth that redde potage, for I am fayntie. And therfore was hys name called Edom. Genesis 25:31 And Iacob sayde: sell me thys daye thy byrthryghte. Genesis 25:32 Esau sayde: Loo I am at the poynte to dye, and what profyte shall thys byrthryghte do me? Genesis 25:33 Iacob answered swere to me then thys daye. And he sware to hym, & solde hys byrthryghte vnto Iacob. Genesis 25:34 Than Iacob gaue Esau brede and potage of rysse. And he dyd eate and dryncke and rose vp, & went hys waye. And Esau regarded not hys byrthryght.

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