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Book of Genesis  Chapter 25

Esau sells his birthright to Jacob. Abraham "gave up the ghost."

GENESIS 25:1  Then again Abraham took a wife, and her name was Keturah.

GENESIS 25:2  And she bare him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and  Ishbak, and Shuah.

GENESIS 25:3  And Jokshan begat Sheba, and Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were  Asshurim, and Letushim, and Leummim.

GENESIS 25:4  And the sons of Midian; Ephah, and Epher, and Hanoch, and Abidah, and  Eldaah. All these were the children of Keturah.

GENESIS 25:5  And Abraham gave all that he had unto Isaac.

GENESIS 25:6  But unto the sons of the concubines, which Abraham had, Abraham gave  gifts, and sent them away from Isaac his son, while he yet lived, eastward,  unto the east country.

GENESIS 25:7  And these are the days of the years of Abraham's life which he lived,  an hundred threescore and fifteen years.

GENESIS 25:8  Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died in a good old age, an old  man, and full of years; and was gathered to his people.

GENESIS 25:9  And his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah,  in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite, which is before Mamre;

GENESIS 25:10  The field which Abraham purchased of the sons of Heth: there was  Abraham buried, and Sarah his wife.

GENESIS 25:11  And it came to pass after the death of Abraham, that God blessed his  son Isaac; and Isaac dwelt by the well Lahairoi.

GENESIS 25:12  Now these are the generations of Ishmael, Abraham's son, whom Hagar  the Egyptian, Sarah's handmaid, bare unto Abraham:

GENESIS 25:13  And these are the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names,  according to their generations: the firstborn of Ishmael, Nebajoth; and  Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam,

GENESIS 25:14  And Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa,

GENESIS 25:15  Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah:

GENESIS 25:16  These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, by their  towns, and by their castles; twelve princes according to their nations.

GENESIS 25:17  And these are the years of the life of Ishmael, an hundred and  thirty and seven years: and he gave up the ghost and died; and was gathered  unto his people.

GENESIS 25:18  And they dwelt from Havilah unto Shur, that is before Egypt, as thou  goest toward Assyria: and he died in the presence of all his brethren.

GENESIS 25:19  And these are the generations of Isaac, Abraham's son: Abraham begat  Isaac:

GENESIS 25:20  And Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah to wife, the  daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Padanaram, the sister to Laban the Syrian.

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 conceived.

GENESIS 25:22  And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it  be so, why am I thus? And she went to enquire of the LORD.

GENESIS 25:23  And the LORD said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two  manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall  be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger.

GENESIS 25:24  And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were  twins in her womb.

GENESIS 25:25  And the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they  called his name Esau.

GENESIS 25:26  And after that came his brother out, and his hand took hold on  Esau's heel; and his name was called Jacob: and Isaac was threescore years  old when she bare them.

GENESIS 25:27  And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the  field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents.

GENESIS 25:28  And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison: but Rebekah  loved Jacob.

GENESIS 25:29  And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came from the field, and he was  faint:

GENESIS 25:30  And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red  pottage; for I am faint: therefore was his name called Edom.

GENESIS 25:31  And Jacob 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 do to me?

GENESIS 25:33  And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he  sold his birthright unto Jacob.

GENESIS 25:34  Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat  and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his birthright.


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