New International Version

Genesis 25

The Death of Abraham

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

Abraham left everything he owned to Isaac. But 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.

Abraham lived a hundred and seventy-five years. Then 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. His sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah near Mamre, in the field of Ephron son of Zohar the Hittite, 10 the field Abraham had bought from the Hittites.[a] There Abraham was buried with his wife Sarah. 11 After Abraham’s death, God blessed his son Isaac, who then lived near Beer Lahai Roi.

Ishmael’s Sons

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

13 These are the names of the sons of Ishmael, listed in the order of their birth: Nebaioth the firstborn of Ishmael, Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam, 14 Mishma, Dumah, Massa, 15 Hadad, Tema, Jetur, Naphish and Kedemah. 16 These were the sons of Ishmael, and these are the names of the twelve tribal rulers according to their settlements and camps. 17 Ishmael lived a hundred and thirty-seven years. He breathed his last and died, and he was gathered to his people. 18 His 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 toward[b] all the tribes related to them.

Jacob and Esau

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

Abraham became the father of Isaac, 20 and Isaac was forty years old when he married Rebekah daughter of Bethuel the Aramean from Paddan Aram[c] and sister of Laban the Aramean.

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

23 The 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.”

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

27 The 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. 28 Isaac, who had a taste for wild game, loved Esau, but Rebekah loved Jacob.

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

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

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

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

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

So Esau despised his birthright.

Notas al pie

  1. Genesis 25:10 Or the descendants of Heth
  2. Genesis 25:18 Or lived to the east of
  3. Genesis 25:20 That is, Northwest Mesopotamia
  4. Genesis 25:25 Esau may mean hairy.
  5. Genesis 25:26 Jacob means he grasps the heel, a Hebrew idiom for he deceives.
  6. Genesis 25:30 Edom means red.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

创世记 25


1亚伯拉罕又娶了基土拉。 基土拉为亚伯拉罕生了心兰、约珊、米但、米甸、伊施巴和书亚。 约珊生了示巴和底但,底但的子孙是亚书利族、利都示族和利乌米族。 米甸的儿子是以法、以弗、哈诺、亚比大和以勒大。这些都是基土拉的子孙。 亚伯拉罕把所有的财产都给了以撒。 他趁自己还在世的时候,把一些礼物送给他的妾所生的儿子们,让他们离开他的儿子以撒到东方去。

亚伯拉罕活了一百七十五岁, 享尽天年,寿终正寝,归到他祖先那里。 他的两个儿子以撒和以实玛利把他安葬在麦比拉洞,那山洞在幔利附近、赫人琐辖的儿子以弗仑的地里。 10 那块地是亚伯拉罕向赫人买的,他和妻子撒拉葬在一起。 11 亚伯拉罕去世以后,上帝赐福给他的儿子以撒。以撒住在庇耳·拉海·莱附近。

12 以实玛利是亚伯拉罕和撒拉的婢女埃及人夏甲所生的儿子。 13 以下是以实玛利的儿子,按出生的次序是:尼拜约、基达、亚德别、米比衫、 14 米施玛、度玛、玛撒、 15 哈大、提玛、伊突、拿非施、基底玛。 16 他这十二个儿子后来分别成了十二个族的族长,各有自己的村庄和营寨。 17 以实玛利活了一百三十七岁,寿终正寝,归到他祖先那里。 18 他子孙居住的地方从哈腓拉一直延伸到埃及东面、通往亚述方向的书珥,他们与其他亲属作对[a]


19 以下是关于亚伯拉罕的儿子以撒的记载。

亚伯拉罕生以撒。 20 以撒四十岁娶利百加,利百加是巴旦·亚兰的亚兰人彼土利的女儿、拉班的妹妹。 21 以撒因为利百加没有生育,就为她祈求耶和华。耶和华应允了他的祈求,利百加就怀了孕。 22 两个胎儿在她腹中彼此相争,她说:“怎么会这样?”于是,她去求问耶和华。 23 耶和华对她说:


24 到了生产的时候,利百加果然生下双胞胎。 25 先出生的婴儿遍体通红,浑身长毛,好像穿了皮衣,因此给他取名叫以扫[b] 26 随后出生的弟弟紧紧抓着以扫的脚跟,因此给他取名叫雅各[c]。那时以撒六十岁。


27 孩子们渐渐长大,以扫擅长狩猎,常在田野活动;雅各生来安静,喜欢待在家里。 28 以撒疼爱以扫,因为他喜欢吃以扫带回来的猎物,利百加却疼爱雅各。

29 一天,雅各正在熬汤,以扫筋疲力尽地从田野回来。 30 以扫对雅各说:“我要饿死了,给我一些红豆汤喝吧!”因此,以扫又叫以东[d] 31 雅各回答说:“好,你今天把长子的名分卖给我吧!” 32 以扫说:“我都快饿死了,长子的名分对我有什么用呢?” 33 雅各说:“好,你现在向我起誓保证吧!”于是,以扫就起誓把长子的名分卖给了雅各。 34 雅各把饼和红豆汤给以扫,以扫吃完喝完便走了。以扫轻看自己长子的名分。

Notas al pie

  1. 25:18 与其他亲属作对”或译“住在其他亲属的东面”。
  2. 25:25 以扫”意思是“有毛”。
  3. 25:26 雅各”意思是“抓住”。
  4. 25:30 以东”意思是“红色”。