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The Families of Ishmael and Isaac

12 Now this is the mgenealogy of Ishmael, Abraham’s son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah’s maidservant, bore to Abraham. 13 And nthese were the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names, according to their generations: The firstborn of Ishmael, Nebajoth; then Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam, 14 Mishma, Dumah, Massa, 15 1Hadar, Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah. 1These were the sons of Ishmael and these were their names, by their towns and their 2settlements, otwelve princes according to their nations. 17 These were the years of the life of Ishmael: one hundred and thirty-seven years; and phe breathed his last and died, and was gathered to his people. 18 q(They dwelt from Havilah as far as Shur, which is east of Egypt as you go toward Assyria.) He 3died rin the presence of all his brethren.

19 This is the sgenealogy of Isaac, Abraham’s son. tAbraham begot Isaac. 20 Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah as wife, uthe daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Padan Aram, vthe sister of Laban the Syrian. 21 Now Isaac pleaded with the Lord for his wife, because she was barren; wand the Lord granted his plea, xand Rebekah his wife conceived. 22 But the children struggled together within her; and she said, “If all is well, why am I like this?” ySo she went to inquire of the Lord.

23 And the Lord said to her:

z“Two nations are in your womb,

Two peoples shall be separated from your body;

One people shall be stronger than athe other,

bAnd the older shall serve the younger.”

24 So when her days were fulfilled for her to give birth, indeed there were twins in her womb. 25 And the first came out red. He was clike a hairy garment all over; so they called his name 4Esau. 26 Afterward his brother came out, and dhis hand took hold of Esau’s heel; so ehis name was called 5Jacob. Isaac was sixty years old when she bore them.

27 So the boys grew. And Esau was fa skillful hunter, a man of the field; but Jacob was ga 6mild man, hdwelling in tents. 28 And Isaac loved Esau because he iate of his game, jbut Rebekah loved Jacob.


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