THE FIRST BOOK OF MOSES CALLED
Abraham marries, has seed, dies, and is buried in the cave of Machpelah—His generation through Ishmael set forth—Rebekah conceives, and Jacob and Esau struggle in her womb—The Lord reveals their destiny to Rebekah—Esau sells his birthright for a mess of pottage.
Then again Abraham took a wife, and her name was Keturah.
And she bare him Zimran, and Jokshan, and aMedan
, and bMidian
, and Ishbak, and Shuah.
And Jokshan begat Sheba, and Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were Asshurim, and Letushim, and Leummim.
And the sons of aMidian
; Ephah, and Epher, and Hanoch, and Abida, and Eldaah. All these were
the children of bKeturah
But unto the sons of the aconcubines
, which Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts, and bsent
them away from Isaac his son, while he yet lived, eastward, unto the ceast
And these are
of the years of bAbraham
’s life which he lived, an hundred threescore and fifteen years.
Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died in a good aold
age, an old man, and full of years;
and was bgathered
to his people.
And his sons Isaac and Ishmael aburied
him in the cave of bMachpelah
, in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite, which is
The field which Abraham apurchased
of the sons of Heth: there was Abraham bburied
, 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 awell
¶ Now these are
of Ishmael, Abraham’s son, whom bHagar
the Egyptian, Sarah’s handmaid, cbare
And these are
the names of the sons of aIshmael
, by their names, according to their generations: the firstborn of Ishmael, Nebajoth; and Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam,
And Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa,
Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah:
the sons of Ishmael, and these are
their names, by their towns, and by their castles; atwelve
princes according to their nations.
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.
And they dwelt from aHavilah
, that is
before Egypt, as thou goest toward Assyria: and
he died in the presence of all his brethren.
¶ And these are
the generations of Isaac, Abraham’s son: aAbraham
And Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah to wife, the daughter of aBethuel
the Syrian of bPadan
-aram, the sister to Laban the Syrian.
And Isaac intreated the Lord
for his awife
, because she was bbarren
: and the Lord
of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.
And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be
so, why am
I thus? And she went to aenquire
of the Lord
And the Lord
said unto her, aTwo
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 belder
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 over like an ahairy
garment; and they called his name bEsau
And after that came his brother out, and his hand took hold on Esau’s aheel
; and his bname
was called cJacob
: and Isaac was
threescore years old when she bare them.
And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning ahunter
, a man of the field; and Jacob was
man, dwelling in ctents
And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his avenison
: but bRebekah
¶ And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came from the field, and he was faint:
And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage;
for I am
faint: therefore was his name called aEdom
And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy abirthright
And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me?
And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob.
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.