Bible Translation: Genesis, Chapter 25

Abraham married another woman named Keturah. She gave birth to six sons.
Abraham gave everything he owned to Isaac, but gave gifts to his other sons and sent them to live in the east, away from Isaac. (I guess he didn’t want a Cain/Abel situation.)
Abraham died at 175 years old. Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah he’d purchased, the same place he’d buried Sarah. Then God blessed Isaac.

Ishmael had a bunch of descendants. They lived in open hostility toward their relatives.

Isaac pleaded with God because Rebekah couldn’t have children. God answered his prayer and Rebekah became pregnant with twins, but the two children fought in the womb. So she asked God, “Why is this happening to me?”
God said “Your kids will become two nations and they will be rivals from the beginning. Your older son will serve your younger son.
When she gave birth, Esau was born very red and covered with fur. Jacob was born grabbing Esau’s heel.

Esau became a skillful hunter, but Jacob preferred to stay inside. Isaac loved Esau because of the food he hunted, but Rebekah loved Jacob.
One day Jacob was cooking stew when Esau came home. He told Jacob, “I’m starving, give me some of that red stew!”
Jacob agreed, but added, “You have to trade me your rights as the firstborn son.”
Esau said “Whatever, I’m starving. What good is my birthright now?”
“Then swear to me that your birthright is mine.” So Esau swore an oath.
Then Jacob gave him some bread and lentil stew. Esau ate and showed contempt for his rights as the firstborn.

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