Matthew Bible

Genesis 25

The sons of Abraham by Keturah.

Genesis 25:1 Abraham toke hym an other wife called Ketura, Genesis 25:2 whyche bare hym Simran, Iecksan, Medan Midian, Iesback and Suah. Genesis 25:3 And Iecksan begat Seba & Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were Assurim, Letusim & Leumim. Genesis 25:4 And the sonns of Midian were Epha, Epher, Hanoch, Abida & Clda. All these were the children of Ketura.

The division of his goods.

Genesis 25:5 But Abraham gaue all that he had vnto Isaac. Genesis 25:6 And vnto the sonnes of hys concubynes he gaue gyftes, and sent them away from Isaac hys sonne (whyle he yet lyued) eastwarde vnto the east contrye.

His age, and death.

Genesis 25:7 These are the dayes of the life of Abraham which he liued: an hundred & .lxxv. yere, Genesis 25:8 and then fell sycke & dyed in a lusty age (when he had liued inough) & was put vnto his people.

His burial.

Genesis 25:9 And hys sonnes Isaac & Ismael buried hym in the double caue in the felde of Ephron sonne of Zoar the Hethite before Mamre. Genesis 25:10 Which field Abraham bought of the sonnes of Heth: There was Abraham buried & Sara hys wyfe.

Genesis 25:11 And after the death of Abraham God blessed Isaac hys sonne, whych dwelled by the well of lyuynge and seynge.

The generations of Ishmael.

Genesis 25:12 These are the generations of Ismael Abrahams sonne, whych Hagar the Egyptian Saras handmaide bare vnto Abraham. Genesis 25:13 And these are the names of the sonnes of Ismael, with theyr names in theyr kynreddes. The eldest sonne of Ismael Neuaioth, then Cedar, Adbeel, Mibsam, Genesis 25:14 Misma, Duma, Masa, Genesis 25:15 Hadar, Thema Ietur Naphis & Kedma: Genesis 25:16 These are þe sonnes of Ismael, & these are their names, in their townes & castels .xij. princes of nations.

His age, and death.

Genesis 25:17 And these are the yeres of þe life of Ismael, an hundred & .xxxvij. yere, & then he fel sycke & died, & was laied vnto his people. Genesis 25:18 And he dwelte from Euila to Sur þt is before Egypte, as men go towarde the Assirians. And he dyed in the presence of all hys brethren.

Genesis 25:19 And these are the generations of Isaac, Abrahams sonne: Abraham begat Isaac. Genesis 25:20 And Isaac was .xl. yere old when he toke Rebecca to wyfe, the doughter of Bethuel the Sirian of Mesopotamia & sister to Laban þe Sirien.

Isaac prayeth for Rebekah, being barren.

Genesis 25:21 And Isaac made intercession vnto the Lord for his wife, bicause she was barren: and the Lord was entreated of hym, & Rebecca hys wyfe conceyued:

The children strive within her womb.

Genesis 25:22 & the chyldren stroue togyther wythin hir. Then she sayed: if it should go so to pas, what helpeth it that I am with chylde? And she went & axed the Lorde. Genesis 25:23 And the Lorde sayed vnto hyr: there are two maner of people in thy wombe, & two nations shall spryng out of thy bowels, and the one nation shal be mightyer then the other, & the eldest shalbe seruant vnto the yonger.

The birth of Esau and Jacob.

Genesis 25:24 And when hir tyme was come to be deliuered: behold there were two twynes in hir wombe. Genesis 25:25 And he þt came out fyrst was redde & rough ouer al as it were an hyde: and they called hys name Esau. Genesis 25:26 And afterward hys brother came out, & his hand holding Esau by the hele. Wherefore his name was called Iacob. And Isaac was .lx. yere old when she bare them:

Their difference.

Genesis 25:27 & the boyes grewe, & Esau became a conynge hunter, and a tyl man. But Iacob was a simple man, & dwelled in the tentes Genesis 25:28 Isaac loued Esau bicause he dyd eate of his venison, but Rebecca loued Iacob.

Esau selleth his birthright.

Genesis 25:29 Iacob sod potage, & Esau came from the feld and was fainety, Genesis 25:30 & sayd to Iacob: let me sup of þe redde potage, for I am faynty. And therfore was his name called Edom. Genesis 25:31 And Iacob sayd: sell me thys day thy byrthryght. Genesis 25:32 And Esau answered: Lo, I am at the poynte to dye, & what profit shall this byrthryghte do me? Genesis 25:33 And Iacob said swere to to me then this day. And he swore to him, & solde hys byrthryght vnto Iacob. Genesis 25:34 Then Iacob gaue Esau bread & potage of redde ryse. And he eat and dronke & rose vp, & wente hys waye. And so Esau regarded not hys byrthryght.

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