Thematic Bible

Genesis 25:1 (show verse)

Abraham took another wife, whose name was Keturah.

Genesis 25:2 (show verse)

She gave birth to Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah.

Genesis 25:3 (show verse)

Jokshan was the father of Sheba and Dedan. The sons of Dedan were Asshurim, Letushim, and Leummim.

Genesis 25:4 (show verse)

The sons of Midian were Ephah, Epher, Hanoch, Abida, and Eldaah. All these were the sons of Keturah.

Genesis 25:5 (show verse)

Now Abraham gave everything that he had to Isaac;

Genesis 25:6 (show verse)

but to the sons of his concubines [Hagar and Keturah], Abraham gave gifts while he was still living and he sent them to the east country, away from Isaac his son [of promise].

Genesis 25:7 (show verse)

The days of Abraham’s life were a hundred and seventy-five years.

Genesis 25:8 (show verse)

Then Abraham breathed his last and he died at a good old age, an old man who was satisfied [with life]; and he was gathered to his people [who had preceded him in death].

Genesis 25:9 (show verse)

So 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 east of Mamre,

Genesis 25:10 (show verse)

the field which Abraham purchased from the sons of Heth; there Abraham was buried with Sarah his wife.

Genesis 25:11 (show verse)

Now after the death of Abraham, God blessed his son Isaac; and Isaac lived at Beer-lahai-roi.

Genesis 25:12 (show verse)

Now these are the records of the descendants of Ishmael, Abraham’s son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah’s maid, bore to Abraham;

Genesis 25:13 (show verse)

and these are the names of the [twelve] sons of Ishmael, named in the order of their births: Nebaioth, the firstborn of Ishmael, and Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam,

Genesis 25:14 (show verse)

Mishma, Dumah, Massa,

Genesis 25:15 (show verse)

Hadad, Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah.

Genesis 25:16 (show verse)

These are the sons of Ishmael and these are their names, by their settlements, and by their encampments (sheepfolds); twelve princes (sheiks) according to their tribes.

Genesis 25:17 (show verse)

Ishmael lived a hundred and thirty-seven years; then he breathed his last and died, and was gathered to his people [who had preceded him in death].

Genesis 25:18 (show verse)

Ishmael’s sons (descendants) settled from Havilah to Shur which is east of Egypt as one goes toward Assyria; he settled opposite (east) of all his relatives.

Genesis 25:19 (show verse)

Now these are the records of the descendants of Isaac, Abraham’s son: Abraham was the father of Isaac.

Genesis 25:20 (show verse)

Isaac was forty years old when he married Rebekah, the daughter of Bethuel the Aramean (Syrian) of Paddan-aram, the sister of Laban the Aramean.

Genesis 25:21 (show verse)

Isaac prayed to the Lord for his wife, because she was unable to conceive children; and the Lord granted his prayer and Rebekah his wife conceived [twins].

Genesis 25:22 (show verse)

But the children struggled together within her [kicking and shoving one another]; and she said, “If it is so [that the Lord has heard our prayer], why then am I this way?” So she went to inquire of the Lord [praying for an answer].

Genesis 25:23 (show verse)

The Lord said to her,

“[The founders of] two nations are in your womb;
And the separation of two nations has begun in your body;
The one people shall be stronger than the other;
And the older shall serve the younger.”

Genesis 25:24 (show verse)

When her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb.

Genesis 25:25 (show verse)

The first came out reddish all over like a hairy garment; and they named him Esau (hairy).

Genesis 25:26 (show verse)

Afterward his brother came out, and his hand grasped Esau’s heel, so he was named Jacob (one who grabs by the heel, supplanter). Isaac was sixty years old when Rebekah gave birth to them.

Genesis 25:27 (show verse)

When the boys grew up, Esau was an able and skilled hunter, a man of the outdoors, but Jacob was a quiet and peaceful man, living in tents.

Genesis 25:28 (show verse)

Now Isaac loved [and favored] Esau, because he enjoyed eating his game, but Rebekah loved [and favored] Jacob.

Genesis 25:29 (show verse)

Jacob had cooked [reddish-brown lentil] stew [one day], when Esau came from the field and was famished;

Genesis 25:30 (show verse)

and Esau said to Jacob, “Please, let me have a quick swallow of that red stuff there, because I am exhausted and famished.” For that reason Esau was [also] called Edom (Red).

Genesis 25:31 (show verse)

Jacob answered, “First sell me your birthright (the rights of a firstborn).”

Genesis 25:32 (show verse)

Esau said, “Look, I am about to die [if I do not eat soon]; so of what use is this birthright to me?”

Genesis 25:33 (show verse)

Jacob said, “Swear [an oath] to me today [that you are selling it to me for this food]”; so he swore [an oath] to him, and sold him his birthright.

Genesis 25:34 (show verse)

Then Jacob gave Esau bread and lentil stew; and he ate and drank, and got up and went on his way. In this way Esau scorned his birthright.