- ¶ THEN again Abraham took another wife, and her name was Kenturah.
- And she bore him Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah.
- And Jokshan begot Sheba and Daran.
And the sons of Daran were Asshurim, Letushim, and Ammim.
- And the sons of Midian were Ephah, Haphar, Hanoch, Abidah, and Eldaah.
All these were the children of Kenturah.
- And Abraham gave everything that he had to Isaac.
- But to the sons of his concubine, Abraham gave gifts, and sent them away from Isaac, his son, eastward to the east country, while he was still alive.
- And these are the days of the years of Abraham’s life which he lived, a hundred and seventy-five years.
- Then Abraham became sick, and died in a good old age, an old man satisfied with his days;
and was gathered to his people.
- And his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the double cave, (Machpelah) which is in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite, which is before Mamre;
- The field which Abraham purchased from the sons of Heth, as a possession for a burial ground.
There was Abraham buried, and Sarah his wife.
- ¶ And it came to pass after the death of Abraham that God blessed his son Isaac;
and Isaac dwelt by the well of Khaya-khezan (The Well of The Living One who saw me).
- Now these are the generations of Ishmael, Abraham’s son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah’s maid, bore to Abraham;
- And these are the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names, according to their generations: the first-born of Ishmael, Nebioth, and Kedar, Arbal, and Mibsam,
- Mishma, Romah, Massa,
- Hadar, Tema, Nator, Naphish, and Kedem.
- These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names by their villages and by their sheepfolds, twelve princes according to their nations.
- And these are the years of the life of Ishmael, a hundred and thirty-seven years;
and he became sick and died;
and was gathered to his people.
- And they dwelt from Havilah as far as Shud, which extends from the border of Egypt to the gateway of Assyria;
he dwelt adjacent to the lands of all his brethren.
- ¶ These are the generations of Isaac, Abraham’s son: Abraham begot Isaac;
- And Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah to wife, the daughter of Bethuel the Aramean of Padan-aram, the sister of Laban, the Aramean (Syrian).
- And Isaac prayed before the LORD for his wife, because she was barren;
and the LORD answered him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.
- And the children struggled together within her womb;
and she said, If it is to be like this, why do I live?
So she went to enquire of the LORD.
- And the LORD said to her, Two peoples are in your womb, and two nations shall be separated from your body;
and the one nation shall be stronger than the other nation;
and the elder shall serve the younger.
- And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb.
- And the first came out red, all covered with ringlets of hair;
and they called his name Esau.
- And after him his brother came forth, and his hand held Esau’s heel;
and his name was called Jacob;
and Isaac was sixty years old when Rebekah bore them.
- And the boys grew up;
and Esau became an expert hunter, a man of outdoor life;
but Jacob was a simple man, living in a tent.
- And Isaac was fond of Esau, because he ate of Esau’s game;
but Rebekah was fond of Jacob.
- ¶ And Jacob cooked pottage, and behold, his brother Esau came in from the field, and he was very hungry;
- And Esau said to Jacob, Give me some of that pottage, for I am famished;
that is why he was called Edom.
- And Jacob said, Sell me this day your birthright.
- And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point of death;
and what profit shall a birthright be to me?
- And Jacob said to him, Swear to me this day;
and he swore to him;
and he sold his birthright to Jacob.
- Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage;
and he ate, and drank, and rose up and went his way;
thus Esau despised his birthright.