1 Then Abraham again took a wife, and her name was Keturah.
2 And she bore him Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah.
3 Jokshan begot Sheba and Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were Asshurim, Letushim, and
4 And the sons of Midian were Ephah, Epher, Hanoch, Abida, and Eldaah. All these were the sons of Keturah.
5 And Abraham gave all that he had to Isaac.
6 But Abraham gave gifts to the sons of the concubines which Abraham had; and while
he was still living he sent them eastward, away from Isaac his son, to the lands to the east.
7 These are the days of the years of Abraham's life which he lived: one hundred and
8 Then Abraham expired and died in a good old age, an old man and full of years, and
was gathered to his people.
9 And his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah, which is before
Mamre, in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite,
10 the field which Abraham purchased from the sons of Heth. There Abraham was
buried, and Sarah his wife.
11 And it came to pass after the death of Abraham, that God blessed his son Isaac. And
Isaac dwelt at Beer Lahai Roi.
12 Now these are the generations of Ishmael, Abraham's son, whom Hagar the Egyptian,
Sarah's maidservant, bore to Abraham.
13 And these are the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names, according to their
generations: The firstborn of Ishmael, Nebajoth; then Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam,
14 Mishma, Dumah, Massa,
15 Hadar, Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah.
16 These were the sons of Ishmael and these were their names, by their villages and their
encampments, twelve chiefs according to their nations.
17 And these were the years of the life of Ishmael: one hundred and thirty-seven years;
and he expired and died, and was gathered to his people.
18 They settled from Havilah as far as Shur, which is east of Egypt as you go toward
Assyria. He died in the presence of all his brethren.
19 And these are the generations of Isaac, Abraham's son: Abraham begot Isaac.
20 And Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah, the daughter of Bethuel the
Aramean of Paddan, the sister of Laban the Aramean, as wife.
21 And Isaac entreated Jehovah for his wife, because she was barren; and Jehovah was
entreated by him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.
22 But the sons struggled together within her; and she said, If all is right, why am I like
this? So she went to inquire of Jehovah.
23 And Jehovah said to her: Two nations are in your womb, two peoples shall be
separated from your body; one people shall be stronger than the other, and the older shall
serve the younger.
24 So when her days were fulfilled for her to give birth, behold, there were twins in her
25 And the first came out red. He was like a hairy garment all over; and they called his
26 Afterward his brother came out, and his hand took hold of Esau's heel; and his name
was called Jacob. Isaac was sixty years old when she bore them.
27 So the boys grew: And Esau was a skillful hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a quiet man, dwelling in tents.
28 And Isaac loved Esau because he had a taste for game, but Rebekah loved Jacob.
29 Now Jacob boiled stew; and Esau came in from the field, and he was exhausted.
30 And Esau said to Jacob, Please let me gulp down some of that red, red stew, for I am
faint. Therefore his name was called Edom.
31 And Jacob said, Sell me your birthright today.
32 And Esau said, Behold, I am about to die; so what is this birthright to me?
33 And Jacob said, Swear to me this day. So he swore to him, and sold his birthright to
34 And Jacob gave Esau bread and stew of lentils; and he ate and drank, arose, and went
his way. Thus Esau despised his birthright.