:B:1 Abraham married another wife named Keturah. 2 She bore him Zim ram, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak and Shuah. 3 Jokshan was the father of Sheba and Dedan, and the sons of Dedan were the Asshurites, the Letushites, and the Leum mites. 4 The sons of Midian were Ephah, Epher, Hanoch, Abida and Eldaah. All these were descendants of Keturah.
5 Abraham left everything he owned to Isaac. 6 To the sons of his concubines Abra ham gave presents, and as long as he lived he sent them away from his son Isaac, to the land of the east.
7Abraham had lived a hundred and seventy-five years.8Then at a good old age Abraham breathed his last, an old man, after a full span of years, and was gathered to his an cestors.9His sons, Isaac and Ishmael, buried him in the cave at Machpelah,10in the field of Ephron the Hittite, son of Zohar. This was the field near Mamre that Abraham bought from the Hittites. Abraham and his wife, Sarah, were buried there.11After Abra hams death God blessed his son Isaac who lived near the well of Lahai-roi.
12These are the descendants of Ish mael, the son of Abraham and Hagar, the Egyptian. 13These are the names of the sons of Ishmael in order of their birth. Ishmaels firstborn was Nebaioth, and after him Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam,14Mish ma, Dumah, Massa, 15Ha dad, Tema, Je tur, Naphish and Kedemah.16These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, according to their settlements and camps, twelve tribal princes. 17Ishmael lived a hundred and thirty-seven years. He breathed his last and died and was gathered to his people.
18 His descendants lived in the territory stretching from Havilah to Shur, near the border of Egypt in the direction of Assyria. They have been fighting continually among themselves.
19This is the story of Isaac, son of Abra ham.20Isaac was forty when he married Rebekah, daughter of Bethuel, the Aramean from Paddan-aram, the sister of Laban the Aramean.
The birth of Esau and Jacob
:B:21 Isaac prayed to Yahweh for his wife, because she could not have children. Yahweh heard Isa acs prayer and Rebekah, his wife, conceived. 22 As the children strug gled together within her, she said, If it is like this, why do I continue to live? She went to consult Yahweh, 23 and Yahweh said to her, Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples will be born of you
24 When the time came for her to give birth, there were twins in her womb. 25 The first to be born was red and his whole body was like a hairy garment, so they called him Esau. 26 Then his brother was born and his hand had gripped Esaus heel so he was named Jacob. Isaac was sixty at the time of their birth.
27 When the boys grew up, Esau became a skillful hunter, a man of the open country
29 Once when Jacob was making a stew, Esau came back from the country and he was famished