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Genesis 25:1-34

The Death of Abraham

1Abraham had taken another wife, whose name was Keturah. 2She bore him Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak and Shuah. 3Jokshan was the father of Sheba and Dedan; the descendants of Dedan were the Ashurites, the Letushites and the Leummites. 4The sons of Midian were Ephah, Epher, Hanok, Abida and Eldaah. All these were descendants of Keturah.

5Abraham left everything he owned to Isaac. 6But while he was still living, he gave gifts to the sons of his concubines and sent them away from his son Isaac to the land of the east.

7Abraham lived a hundred and seventy-five years. 8Then Abraham breathed his last and died at a good old age, an old man and full of years; and he was gathered to his people. 9His sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah near Mamre, in the field of Ephron son of Zohar the Hittite, 10the field Abraham had bought from the Hittites.25:10 Or the descendants of Heth There Abraham was buried with his wife Sarah. 11After Abraham’s death, God blessed his son Isaac, who then lived near Beer Lahai Roi.

Ishmael’s Sons

12This is the account of the family line of Abraham’s son Ishmael, whom Sarah’s slave, Hagar the Egyptian, bore to Abraham.

13These are the names of the sons of Ishmael, listed in the order of their birth: Nebaioth the firstborn of Ishmael, Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam, 14Mishma, Dumah, Massa, 15Hadad, Tema, Jetur, Naphish and Kedemah. 16These were the sons of Ishmael, and these are the names of the twelve tribal rulers according to their settlements and camps. 17Ishmael lived a hundred and thirty-seven years. He breathed his last and died, and he was gathered to his people. 18His descendants settled in the area from Havilah to Shur, near the eastern border of Egypt, as you go toward Ashur. And they lived in hostility toward25:18 Or lived to the east of all the tribes related to them.

Jacob and Esau

19This is the account of the family line of Abraham’s son Isaac.

Abraham became the father of Isaac, 20and Isaac was forty years old when he married Rebekah daughter of Bethuel the Aramean from Paddan Aram25:20 That is, Northwest Mesopotamia and sister of Laban the Aramean.

21Isaac prayed to the Lord on behalf of his wife, because she was childless. The Lord answered his prayer, and his wife Rebekah became pregnant. 22The babies jostled each other within her, and she said, “Why is this happening to me?” So she went to inquire of the Lord.

23The Lord said to her,

“Two nations are in your womb,

and two peoples from within you will be separated;

one people will be stronger than the other,

and the older will serve the younger.”

24When the time came for her to give birth, there were twin boys in her womb. 25The first to come out was red, and his whole body was like a hairy garment; so they named him Esau.25:25 Esau may mean hairy. 26After this, his brother came out, with his hand grasping Esau’s heel; so he was named Jacob.25:26 Jacob means he grasps the heel, a Hebrew idiom for he deceives. Isaac was sixty years old when Rebekah gave birth to them.

27The boys grew up, and Esau became a skillful hunter, a man of the open country, while Jacob was content to stay at home among the tents. 28Isaac, who had a taste for wild game, loved Esau, but Rebekah loved Jacob.

29Once when Jacob was cooking some stew, Esau came in from the open country, famished. 30He said to Jacob, “Quick, let me have some of that red stew! I’m famished!” (That is why he was also called Edom.25:30 Edom means red.)

31Jacob replied, “First sell me your birthright.”

32“Look, I am about to die,” Esau said. “What good is the birthright to me?”

33But Jacob said, “Swear to me first.” So he swore an oath to him, selling his birthright to Jacob.

34Then Jacob gave Esau some bread and some lentil stew. He ate and drank, and then got up and left.

So Esau despised his birthright.

Asante Twi Contemporary Bible

1 Mose 25:1-34

Abraham Ware Ketura

1Abraham waree ɔbaa foforɔ bi a ne din de Ketura. 2Abraham ne Ketura wowoo saa mma a wɔn din didi so yi: Simran, Yoksan, Medan, Midian, Yisbak ne Sua. 3Yoksan woo Seba ne Dedan. Dedan asefoɔ ne Asurfoɔ, Letusfoɔ ne Leumfoɔ. 4Midian woo Efa, Efer, Henok, Abida ne Eldaa. Yeinom nyinaa yɛ Ketura asefoɔ.

5Abraham de nʼagyapadeɛ nyinaa maa Isak. 6Nanso, ɛberɛ a ɔte ase no, ɔmaa ne mpena mma akyɛdeɛ, na ɔyii wɔn firii ne babarima Isak nkyɛn, ma wɔkɔɔ apueeɛ fam asase bi so.

Abraham Wuo

7Abraham nkwanna nyinaa kɔsii mfeɛ ɔha aduɔson enum. 8Abraham nyini bɔɔ akɔkoraa posoposo ansa na ɔrewu akɔka ne mpanimfoɔ ho. 9Ne mmammarima Isak ne Ismael siee no wɔ Makpela boda a ɛwɔ Efron no mu. Na ɛhɔ yɛ Hetini Sohar babarima no afuo a ɛwɔ Mamrɛ apueeɛ fam. 10Yei ne asase a Abraham tɔ firii Hetifoɔ nkyɛn no. Ɛhɔ na wɔsiee Abraham ne ne yere Sara. 11Abraham wuo akyiri no, Onyankopɔn hyiraa ne ba Isak a na saa ɛberɛ no ɔte Beer-Lahai-Roi abura no ho no.

Ismael Asefoɔ

12Yei ne Abraham babarima Ismael a Sara afenaa Hagar a ɔyɛ Misraimni no woo no maa Abraham no asefoɔ ho asɛm.

13Wɔn a wɔdidi so yi yɛ Ismael mmammarima a wɔabobɔ wɔn edin mpanin mu no.

Na Nebaiot yɛ Ismael abakan.

Wɔn a wɔdidi so yi nso yɛ Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam,

14Misma, Duma, Masa,

15Hadad, Tema, Yetur,

Nafis ne Kedema.

16Saa edin a wɔabobɔ yi yɛ Ismael mmammarima no. Saa edin yi na ɛdeda mmusuakuo dumienu ne wɔn atenaeɛ so.

17Ismael dii mfirinhyia ɔha aduasa nson ansa na ɔrewu. Ɔwuiɛ ma wɔsiee no wɔ ne nkurɔfoɔ mu. 18Ismael asefoɔ yi tenatenaa nsase a ɛfiri Hawila kɔsi Sur a ɛbɛn Misraim pɛɛ wɔ Asiria ntenesoɔ. Daa na akokoakoko wɔ mmusuakuo yi ntam.

Esau Ne Yakob

19Abraham babarima Isak ne nʼasefoɔ ho asɛm nie.

Abraham woo Isak. 20Isak dii mfirinhyia aduanan no, ɔwaree Rebeka a ɔyɛ Aramni Betuel a ɔfiri Paddan-Aram no babaa. Rebeka yɛ Aramni Laban nuabaa.

21Isak waree Rebeka mfeɛ bebree a na wɔnwo. Enti, Isak bɔɔ Awurade mpaeɛ, srɛɛ ɔba maa ne yere. Akyire yi, Awurade tiee ne mpaeɛbɔ, maa ne yere Rebeka nyinsɛneeɛ. 22Ɛberɛ a Rebeka nyinsɛneeɛ no, ɛtɔ da a, na mmɔfra no di apereapereɛ wɔ ne yafunu mu. Sɛ ɛba saa a, ɔbisa ne ho sɛ, “Ɛdeɛn na ɛreyɛ me yi?” Afei, ɔbɔɔ mpaeɛ bisaa Awurade nkyɛn asekyerɛ.

23Awurade buaa no sɛ,

“Aman mmienu na wɔwɔ wo yafunu mu.

Wɔbɛtete nnipa baanu a wɔwɔ wo yafunu mu no mu.

Mmɔfra baanu no, ɔbaako asefoɔ bɛyɛ ahoɔdenfoɔ asene ne nua a ɔka ne ho no asefoɔ.

Na ɔpanin no bɛsom akumaa no.”

24Rebeka awoɔ duruu so no, ɔwoo ntaten. 25Na deɛ ɔdi ɛkan baeɛ no yɛ kɔkɔɔ a ne ho nwi yɛ kuhaa te sɛ deɛ ɔhyɛ nwi atadeɛ. Enti, wɔtoo no edin Esau. 26Yei akyiri no, ne nua no baeɛ. Na ne nsa kura Esau nantin; enti wɔtoo ne din Yakob. Rebeka woo wɔn no, na Isak adi mfeɛ aduosia.

27Mmɔfra no nyiniiɛ no, Esau bɛyɛɛ ɔbɔmmɔfoɔ a, ɔto a, ɔmfom. Na ɔyɛ ha fa wiram baabiara. Yakob nso bɛyɛɛ obi a ɔyɛ komm a ɔmpɛ ne ho asɛm. Na ɛberɛ biara, ɔpɛ sɛ ɔtena fie. 28Na Isak pɛ Esau asɛm yie, ɛfiri sɛ, na ɛberɛ biara ɔkɔyɛ ha de hanam a Isak pɛ ba fie. Nanso, na Rebeka deɛ, ɔpɛ Yakob asɛm.

Esau Tɔn Ne Panin

29Ɛda bi a Esau firi wiram baeɛ a na ɛkɔm de no yie no, ɔbɛtoo sɛ ne nua kumaa Yakob nso renoa aduane bi a ani yɛ kɔkɔɔ na ɛyɛ akɔnnɔ nso. 30Ɔka kyerɛɛ Yakob sɛ, “Mesrɛ wo, ma me wʼaduane a woanoa yi bi nni!” (Ɛno enti na wɔfrɛ Esau sɛ Edom, a asekyerɛ ne ade kɔkɔɔ).

31Yakob buaa sɛ, “Tɔn wo panin no ma me ansa.”

32Esau kaa sɛ, “Ɔkɔm rekum me, na mede panin reyɛ ɛdeɛn?”

33Yakob buaa Esau sɛ, “Mate, ka ntam kyerɛ me wɔ Onyankopɔn anim sɛ, panin no yɛ me dea.” Esau kaa ntam no de tɔn ne panin no maa ne nua kumaa Yakob.

34Enti, Yakob maa Esau aduane no bi, ma ɔdiiɛ. Ɔnom nsuo guu so, sɔre kɔɔ ne kwan.

Yei ne ɛkwan a Esau faa so tɔn ne panin no.