1Then again Avraham took an isha, and her shem was Keturah.
2And she bore him Zimran, and Yokshan, and Medan, and Midyan, and Yishbak, and Shuach.
3And Yokshan fathered Sheva, and Dedan. And the bnei Dedan were Ashurim, and Letushim, and Leummim.
4And the bnei Midyan; Ephah, and Epher, and Chanokh, and Avida, and Eldaah. All these were the bnei Keturah.
5And Avraham gave all that he had unto Yitzchak.
6But unto the bnei hapilageshim (sons of the concubines), which Avraham had, Avraham gave mattanot, and sent them away from Yitzchak bno, while he yet lived, eastward, unto eretz kedem.
7And these are the days of the years of Avrahamʼs life which he lived, a hundred threescore and fifteen shanim.
8Then Avraham breathed his last, and died in a good old age, a zaken, full of years; and was gathered to his people.
9And his banim Yitzchak and Yishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah, in the sadeh of Ephron ben Tzochar the Chitti, which is near Mamre;
10The sadeh which Avraham purchased of the bnei Chet, there was Avraham buried, and Sarah his wife.
11And it came to pass after the mot Avraham, that Elohim blessed Yitzchak bno; and Yitzchak dwelt near Be'er Lachai Roi.
12Now these are the toldot Yishmael ben Avraham, whom Hagar the Egyptian, shifchat Sarah, bore unto Avraham:
13And these are the shemot bnei Yishmael, by their shemot, according to their toldot: the bechor of Yishmael, Nevayot; and Kedar, and Adbe'el, and Mivsam,
14And Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa,
15Chadad, and Tema, Yetur, Naphish, and Kedmah:
16These are the bnei Yishmael, and these are their shemot, by their settlement, and by their camps; twelve nasiim (princes, rulers) according to their tribes.
17And these are the years of the life of Yishmael, an hundred and thirty and seven shanah; and he breathed his last and died; and was gathered unto his people.
18And they dwelt from Chavilah unto Shur, that is near Mitzrayim, as thou goest toward Assyria; they took their place east of their brethren.
19And these are the toldot of Yitzchak ben Avraham: Avraham fathered Yitzchak;
20And Yitzchak was arba'im shanah when he took Rivkah as his wife, the bat Betuel HaArami of Paddan-Aram, the achot Lavan HaArami.
21And Yitzchak davened to Hashem on behalf of his isha, because she was barren; and Hashem was entreated of him, and Rivkah his isha conceived.
22And the banim struggled jostling within her; and she said, If it be well, why am I thus? And she went to inquire of Hashem.
23And Hashem said unto her, Two goyim (nations) are in thy womb, and two peoples shall be separated from within thee; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the older shall serve the younger.
24And when her days were fulfilled to be delivered, hinei, there were twins in her womb.
25And the first came out admoni (red) all over like a hairy garment; and they called shmo Esav.
26And after that came out his brother, and his yad was grasping on akev Esav; and shmo was called Ya'akov; and Yitzchak was threescore shanah when she bore them.
27And the nearim grew: and Esav was a skilled hunter, an ish sadeh; and Ya'akov was an ish tam (quiet man), dwelling in ohalim.
28And Yitzchak loved Esav, because he did eat of his wild game; but Rivkah loved Ya'akov.
29And Ya'akov cooked stew: and Esav came from the sadeh, and he was famished.
30And Esav said to Ya'akov, Let me eat now some of the adom (red stew); for I am famished; therefore was shmo called Edom.
31And Ya'akov said, First sell me today thy bechorah (birthright, right of the firstborn).
32And Esav said, Hinei, I am at the point of death; and what profit shall this bechorah do to me?
33And Ya'akov said, Swear to me this day; and he swore unto him; and he sold his bechorah unto Ya'akov.
34Then Ya'akov gave Esav lechem and adashim (lentils) stew; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way; thus Esav despised his bechorah.
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