New American Standard Bible

Genesis 25

Abraham’s Death

1Now Abraham took another wife, [a]whose name was Keturah. She bore to him Zimran and Jokshan and Medan and Midian and Ishbak and Shuah. Jokshan [b]became the father of Sheba and Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were Asshurim and Letushim and Leummim. The sons of Midian were Ephah and Epher and Hanoch and Abida and Eldaah. All these were the sons of Keturah. Now Abraham gave all that he had to Isaac; but to the sons of [c]his concubines, Abraham gave gifts while he was still living, and sent them away from his son Isaac eastward, to the land of the east.

These are [d]all the years of Abraham’s life that he lived, one hundred and seventy-five years. Abraham breathed his last and died in a [e]ripe old age, an old man and satisfied with life; and he was gathered to his people. Then his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite, facing Mamre, 10 the field which Abraham purchased from the sons of Heth; there Abraham was buried with Sarah his wife. 11 It came about after the death of Abraham, that God blessed his son Isaac; and Isaac [f]lived by Beer-lahai-roi.

Descendants of Ishmael

12 Now these are the records of the generations of Ishmael, Abraham’s son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah’s maid, bore to Abraham; 13 and these are the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names, [g]in the order of their birth: Nebaioth, the firstborn of Ishmael, and Kedar and Adbeel and Mibsam 14 and Mishma and Dumah and Massa, 15 Hadad and Tema, Jetur, Naphish and Kedemah. 16 These are the sons of Ishmael and these are their names, by their villages, and by their camps; twelve princes according to their [h]tribes. 17 These are the years of the life of Ishmael, one hundred and thirty-seven years; and he breathed his last and died, and was gathered to his people. 18 They [i]settled from Havilah to Shur which is [j]east of Egypt [k]as one goes toward Assyria; he [l]settled in defiance of all his [m]relatives.

Isaac’s Sons

19 Now these are the records of the generations of Isaac, Abraham’s son: Abraham [n]became the father of Isaac; 20 and Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah, the daughter of Bethuel the [o]Aramean of Paddan-aram, the sister of Laban the [p]Aramean, to be his wife. 21 Isaac prayed to the Lord on behalf of his wife, because she was barren; and the Lord [q]answered him and Rebekah his wife conceived. 22 But the children struggled together within her; and she said, “If it is so, why then am I this way?” So she went to inquire of the Lord. 23 The Lord said to her,

“Two nations are in your womb;
And two peoples will be separated from your body;
And one people shall be stronger than the other;
And the older shall serve the younger.”

24 When her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb. 25 Now the first came forth red, all over like a hairy garment; and they named him Esau. 26 Afterward his brother came forth with his hand holding on to Esau’s heel, so his name was called [r]Jacob; and Isaac was sixty years old when she gave birth to them.

27 When the boys grew up, Esau became a skillful hunter, a man of the field, but Jacob was a [s]peaceful man, [t]living in tents. 28 Now Isaac loved Esau, because [u]he had a taste for game, but Rebekah loved Jacob. 29 When Jacob had cooked stew, Esau came in from the field and he was [v]famished; 30 and Esau said to Jacob, “Please let me have a swallow of [w]that red stuff there, for I am [x]famished.” Therefore his name was called [y]Edom. 31 But Jacob said, “[z]First sell me your birthright.” 32 Esau said, “Behold, I am about to die; so of what use then is the birthright to me?” 33 And Jacob said, “[aa]First swear to me”; so he swore to him, and sold his birthright to Jacob. 34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread and lentil stew; and he ate and drank, and rose and went on his way. Thus Esau despised his birthright.

Footnotes

  1. Genesis 25:1 Lit and her name
  2. Genesis 25:3 Lit begot
  3. Genesis 25:6 Lit concubines which belonged to Abraham
  4. Genesis 25:7 Lit the days of
  5. Genesis 25:8 Lit good
  6. Genesis 25:11 Lit dwelt
  7. Genesis 25:13 Lit in regard to their generations
  8. Genesis 25:16 Or peoples
  9. Genesis 25:18 Lit dwelt
  10. Genesis 25:18 Lit before
  11. Genesis 25:18 Lit as you go
  12. Genesis 25:18 Lit fell over against
  13. Genesis 25:18 Lit brothers
  14. Genesis 25:19 Lit begot
  15. Genesis 25:20 I.e. Syrian
  16. Genesis 25:20 I.e. Syrian
  17. Genesis 25:21 Lit was entreated of him
  18. Genesis 25:26 I.e. one who takes by the heel or supplants
  19. Genesis 25:27 Lit complete
  20. Genesis 25:27 Lit dwelling
  21. Genesis 25:28 Lit game was in his mouth
  22. Genesis 25:29 Lit weary
  23. Genesis 25:30 Lit the red, this red
  24. Genesis 25:30 Lit weary
  25. Genesis 25:30 I.e. red
  26. Genesis 25:31 Lit Today
  27. Genesis 25:33 Lit Today

O Livro

Gênesis 25

A morte de Abraão

11/2 Abraão casou outra vez, com uma mulher chamada Quetura, e teve vários filhos: Zimrã, Jocsã, Medã, Midiã, Jisbaque e Suá. Os filhos de Jocsã foram Sebá e Dedã. E os filhos de Dedã: Assurim, Letusim e Leumim. Os filhos de Midiã foram Efá, Efer, Enoque, Abida e Elda.

5/6 Abraão deixou tudo quanto tinha a Isaque. No entanto deu dádivas aos filhos das concubinas, e mandou­os embora para as regiões orientais, longe de Isaque.

7/10 E morreu com 175 anos; foi sepultado junto dos outros membros da sua família. Os seus filhos Isaque e Ismael depositaram­no na cova de Macpela, perto de Mamre, no campo que comprara a Efrom, filho de Zoar o heteu, onde já estava o corpo de Sara.

11 Depois da morte de Abraão, Deus abençoou muito Isaque, que habitava junto do oásis de Laai­roi.

Os filhos de Ismael

12 Segue­se um relato dos descendentes de Ismael, filho de Abraão e de Agar, a egípcia, criada da sua mulher Sara: 13/15 Nabaiote era o mais velho; depois Quedar, Adbeel, Mibsão, Misma, Dumá, Massá, Hadar, Tema, Jetur, Nafis, Quedmá. 16 Estes doze deram os seus nomes às comunidades segundo as quais as famílias deles se organizaram; ou seja, em acampamentos e em aldeamentos.

17/18 Ismael viveu 137 anos e foi sepultado junto dos corpos dos outros membros da família. Os seus descendentes espalharam­se desde Havila até Sur, que fica a noroeste do Egipto, na direcção da Assíria. E estavam constantemente em guerra uns com os outros.

Jacob e Esaú

19 E agora, o relato dos descendentes de Isaque, filho de Abraão: 20 Isaque tinha 40 anos quando casou com Rebeca, filha de Betuel, o arameu de Padan­Arã, e irmã de Labão. 21/22 Isaque orou insistentemente para que Rebeca lhe desse um filho, pois que era estéril. O Senhor ouvia as suas orações, e por fim ficou grávida. Dois bebés como que lutavam dentro dela.

“Mas porque sou assim?”, exclamava. E pediu ao Senhor que a esclarecesse.

23 E o Senhor disse­lhe: “Os filhos que tens no teu seio tornar­se­ão dois grandes povos rivais. Um deles será mais forte. E o mais velho terá de submeter­se ao mais novo.”

24/26 E quando se cumpriu o seu tempo teve dois gémeos. O primeiro ao nascer vinha tão cabeludo no corpo todo que até parecia estar envolvido numa manta de pele de animal. Então chamaram­lhe Esaú. O outro, ao nascer, vinha agarrado ao calcanhar do irmão. Por isso lhe puseram o nome de Jacob. Tinha Isaque 60 anos quando lhe nasceram estes dois gémeos.

27 Entretanto os meninos cresceram e tornaram­se homens, e Esaú fez­se um hábil caçador, enquanto que Jacob tinha um feitio sossegado, e preferia ficar em casa. 28 Isaque gostava muito de Esaú, porque a caça também era muito do seu gosto. Rebeca tinha uma predilecção especial por Jacob.

29 Um dia Jacob estava a preparar um guisado quando chegou Esaú, exausto de correr pelos campos à caça.

30 “Deixa­me comer desse teu guisado apetitoso e vermelho que aí tens!” Até foi por isso que lhe ficou a alcunha de Edom.

31 “Está bem”, disse Jacob. “Mas em troca, dás­me o teu direito de filho mais velho.”

32 “De acordo. Porque, no fundo, para que me há­de servir isso se estou a desfalecer, quase a morrer!”

33 “Então jura­me diante de Deus que esse direito há­de ser meu!”

E Esaú jurou, vendendo assim o seu direito de filho primogénito ao irmão mais novo. 34/35 Jacob deu­lhe o guisado de lentilhas que estava a preparar, mais o acompanhamento. Esaú comeu, bebeu e foi­se embora indiferente à perda dos seus direitos de filho mais velho.