Death of Abraham
1 Then again Abraham took a wife, and her name
2 And she bare him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and
Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah.
3 And Jokshan begat Sheba, and Dedan. And the sons of
Dedan were Asshurim, and Letushim, and Leummim.
4 And the sons of Midian; Ephah, and Epher, and Hanoch,
and Abidah, and Eldaah. All these were the children of
5 And Abraham gave all that he had unto Isaac.
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.
7 And these are the days of the years of Abraham's life
which he lived, an hundred threescore and fifteen years.
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
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;
10 The field which Abraham purchased of the sons of Heth:
there was Abraham 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 by the well Lahairoi.
12 Now these are the generations of Ishmael,
Abraham's son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah's handmaid,
bare unto Abraham:
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,
14 And Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa,
15 Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah:
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.
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.
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.
Jacob and Esau
19 And these are the generations of Isaac,
Abraham's son: Abraham begat Isaac:
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.
21 And Isaac entreated the LORD for his wife, because
she was barren: and the LORD was entreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.
22 And the children struggled together within her; and
she said, If it be so, why am I thus? And she went to
inquire of the LORD.
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.
24 And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled,
behold, there were twins in her womb.
25 And the first came out red, all over like an hairy
garment; and they called his name Esau.
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.
27 And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a
man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in
28 And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his
venison: but Rebekah loved Jacob.
29 And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came from the field,
and he was faint:
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.
31 And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright.
32 And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and
what profit shall this birthright do to me?
33 And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware
unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob.
34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentils;
and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way:
thus Esau despised his birthright.