And Abraham addeth and taketh a wife, and her name is
and she beareth to him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and
Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah.
And Jokshan hath begotten Sheba and Dedan; and the sons of
Dedan were Asshurim, and Letushim, and Leummim;
and the sons of Midian are Ephah, and Epher, and
Hanoch, and Abidah, and Eldaah: all these are sons of Keturah.
And Abraham giveth all that he hath to Isaac;
and to the sons of the concubines whom Abraham hath, Abraham
hath given gifts, and sendeth them away from Isaac his son (in his being yet
alive) eastward, unto the east country.
And these are the days of the years of the life of
Abraham, which he lived, a hundred and seventy and five years;
and Abraham expireth, and dieth in a good old age, aged and
satisfied, and is gathered unto his people.
And Isaac and Ishmael his sons bury him at the cave of
Machpelah, at the field of Ephron, son of Zoar the Hittite, which is
before Mamre --
the field which Abraham bought from the sons of Heth --
there hath Abraham been buried, and Sarah his wife.
And it cometh to pass after the death of Abraham, that God
blesseth Isaac his son; and Isaac dwelleth by the Well of the Living One, my
And these are births of Ishmael, Abraham's son, whom
Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah's handmaid, hath borne to Abraham;
and these are the names of the sons of Ishmael, by
their names, according to their births: first-born of Ishmael, Nebajoth; and
Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam,
and Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa,
Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah:
these are sons of Ishmael, and these their names, by their
villages, and by their towers; twelve princes according to their peoples.
And these are the years of the life of Ishmael, a
hundred and thirty and seven years; and he expireth, and dieth, and is gathered
unto his people;
and they tabernacle from Havilah unto Shur, which is
before Egypt, in thy going towards Asshur; in the presence of all his
brethren hath he fallen.
And these are births of Isaac, Abraham's son: Abraham
hath begotten Isaac;
and Isaac is a son of forty years in his taking Rebekah,
daughter of Bethuel the Aramaean, from Padan-Aram, sister of Laban the
Aramaean, to him for a wife.
And Isaac maketh entreaty to Jehovah before his wife, for
she is barren: and Jehovah is entreated of him, and Rebekah his wife
and the children struggle together within her, and she
saith, 'If it is right -- why am I thus?' and she goeth to seek
And Jehovah saith to her, 'Two nations are in thy
womb, and two peoples from thy bowels are parted; and the one people
than the other people is stronger; and the elder doth serve the
And her days to bear are fulfilled, and lo, twins are
in her womb;
and the first cometh out all red as a hairy robe, and they
call his name Esau;
and afterwards hath his brother come out, and his hand is
taking hold on Esau's heel, and one calleth his name Jacob; and Isaac is
a son of sixty years in her bearing them.
And the youths grew, and Esau is a man acquainted with
hunting, a man of the field; and Jacob is a plain man, inhabiting tents;
and Isaac loveth Esau, for his hunting is in
his mouth; and Rebekah is loving Jacob.
And Jacob boileth pottage, and Esau cometh in from the
field, and he is weary;
and Esau saith unto Jacob, 'Let me eat, I pray thee, some of
this red red thing, for I am weary;' therefore hath one called
his name Edom Red;
and Jacob saith, 'Sell to-day thy birthright to me.'
And Esau saith, 'Lo, I am going to die, and what is this to
me -- birthright?'
and Jacob saith, 'Swear to me to-day:' and he sweareth to
him, and selleth his birthright to Jacob;
and Jacob hath given to Esau bread and pottage of lentiles,
and he eateth, and drinketh, and riseth, and goeth; and Esau despiseth the