New International Version

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.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

創世記 25:1-34

亞伯拉罕的其他後代

1亞伯拉罕又娶了基土拉2基土拉亞伯拉罕生了心蘭約珊米但米甸伊施巴書亞3約珊生了示巴底但底但的子孫是亞書利族、利都示族和利烏米族。 4米甸的兒子是以法以弗哈諾亞比大以勒大。這些都是基土拉的子孫。 5亞伯拉罕把所有的財產都給了以撒6他趁自己還在世的時候,把一些禮物送給他的妾所生的兒子們,讓他們離開他的兒子以撒到東方去。

7亞伯拉罕活了一百七十五歲, 8享盡天年,壽終正寢,歸到他祖先那裡。 9他的兩個兒子以撒以實瑪利把他安葬在麥比拉洞,那山洞在幔利附近、瑣轄的兒子以弗崙的地裡。 10那塊地是亞伯拉罕人買的,他和妻子撒拉葬在一起。 11亞伯拉罕去世以後,上帝賜福給他的兒子以撒以撒住在庇耳·拉海·萊附近。

12以實瑪利亞伯拉罕撒拉的婢女埃及夏甲所生的兒子。 13以下是以實瑪利的兒子,按出生的次序是:尼拜約基達亞德別米比衫14米施瑪度瑪瑪撒15哈大提瑪伊突拿非施基底瑪16他這十二個兒子後來分別成了十二個族的族長,各有自己的村莊和營寨。 17以實瑪利活了一百三十七歲,壽終正寢,歸到他祖先那裡。 18他子孫居住的地方從哈腓拉一直延伸到埃及東面、通往亞述方向的書珥,他們與其他親屬作對25·18 與其他親屬作對」或譯「住在其他親屬的東面」。

利百加生以掃和雅各

19以下是關於亞伯拉罕的兒子以撒的記載。

亞伯拉罕以撒20以撒四十歲娶利百加利百加巴旦·亞蘭的亞蘭人彼土利的女兒、拉班的妹妹。 21以撒因為利百加沒有生育,就為她祈求耶和華。耶和華應允了他的祈求,利百加就懷了孕。 22兩個胎兒在她腹中彼此相爭,她說:「怎麼會這樣?」於是,她去求問耶和華。 23耶和華對她說:

「你腹中有兩個國家,

你要生出兩個敵對的民族,

一族要比另一族強大,

將來大的要服侍小的。」

24到了生產的時候,利百加果然生下雙胞胎。 25先出生的嬰兒遍體通紅,渾身長毛,好像穿了皮衣,因此給他取名叫以掃25·25 以掃」意思是「有毛」。26隨後出生的弟弟緊緊抓著以掃的腳跟,因此給他取名叫雅各25·26 雅各」意思是「抓住」。。那時以撒六十歲。

以掃出賣長子名分

27孩子們漸漸長大,以掃擅長狩獵,常在田野活動;雅各生來安靜,喜歡待在家裡。 28以撒疼愛以掃,因為他喜歡吃以掃帶回來的獵物,利百加卻疼愛雅各

29一天,雅各正在熬湯,以掃精疲力盡地從田野回來。 30以掃雅各說:「我要餓死了,給我一些紅豆湯喝吧!」因此,以掃又叫以東25·30 以東」意思是「紅色」。31雅各回答說:「好,你今天把長子的名分賣給我吧!」 32以掃說:「我都快餓死了,長子的名分對我有什麼用呢?」 33雅各說:「好,你現在向我起誓保證吧!」於是,以掃就起誓把長子的名分賣給了雅各34雅各把餅和紅豆湯給以掃以掃吃完喝完便走了。以掃輕看自己長子的名分。