- And Abraam again took a wife, whose
name was Chettura.
- And she bore to him
Zombran, and Jezan, and Madal, and
Madiam, and Jesboc, and Soie.
- And Jezan begot
Saba and Dedan. And the sons of Dedan
were the Assurians and the Latusians, and
- And the sons of Madiam were
Gephar and Aphir, and Enoch, and Abeida,
and Eldaga; all these were sons of Chettura.
- But Abraam gave all his possessions to
Isaac his son.
- But to the sons of his
concubines Abraam gave gifts, and he sent them
away from his son Isaac, while he was yet
living to the east into the country of the
- And these were the years of the days
of the life of Abraam as many as he lived
a hundred and seventy-five years.
Abraam failing died in a good old age, an old
man and full of days, and was added to his
- And Isaac and Ismael his sons
buried him in the double cave, in the field
of Ephron the son of Saar the Chettite,
which is over against Mambre:
- even the
field and the cave which Abraam bought of
the sons of Chet; there they buried Abraam
and Sarrha his wife.
- And it came to pass
after Abraam was dead that God blessed
Isaac his son, and Isaac dwelt by the well of
- And these are the generations
of Ismael the son of Abraam, whom Agar
the Egyptian the hand-maid of Sarrha bore
- And these are the names of
the sons of Ismael, according to the names
of their generations. The firstborn of
Ismael, Nabaioth, and Kedar, and Nabdeel
- and Masma, and Duma, and
- and Choddan, and Thæman, and
Jetur and Naphes, and Kedma.
- These are
the sons of Ismael, and these are their names
in their tents and in their dwellings, twelve
princes according to their nations.
these are the years of the life of Ismael a
hundred and thirty-seven years; and he
failed and died, and was added to his [a]
- And he dwelt from Evilat to Sur,
which is opposite Egypt, until one comes to
the Assyrians; he dwelt in the presence of
all his brethren.
- And these are the generations of Isaac
the son of Abraam.
- Abraam begot
Isaac. And Isaac was forty years old when
he took to wife Rebecca, daughter of Bathuel
the Syrian, out of Syrian Mesopotamia,
sister of Laban the Syrian.
- And Isaac
prayed the Lord concerning Rebecca his
wife, because she was barren; and the Lord
heard him, and his wife Rebecca conceived
in her womb.
- And the babes leaped
within her; and she said, If it will be so
with me, why is this to me? And she went
to enquire of the Lord.
- And the Lord
said to her, There are two nations in thy
womb and two peoples shall be separated
from thy belly, and one people shall excel
the other, and the [b] elder shall serve the
- And the days were fulfilled
that she should be delivered, and she had
twins in her womb.
- And the first came
out red, hairy all over like a skin; and she
called his name Esau.
- And after this
came forth his brother, and his hand took
hold of the heel of Esau; and she called
his name Jacob. And Isaac was sixty years
old when Rebecca bore them.
- And the lads grew, and Esau was a man skilled
in hunting, dwelling in the country, and
Jacob a simple man, dwelling in a house.
- And Isaac loved Esau, because his
venison was his food, but Rebecca loved Jacob.
- And Jacob cooked pottage, and Esau
came from the plain, fainting.
- And Esau
said to Jacob, Let me taste of that red
pottage because I am fainting; therefore
his name was called Edom.
- And Jacob
said to Esau, Sell me this day thy
- And Esau said, Behold, I am
going to die, and for what good does this
birthright belong to me?
- And Jacob
said to him, Swear to me this day and
he swore to him; and Esau sold his
birthright to Jacob.
- And Jacob gave bread
to Esau, and pottage of lentiles; and he
ate and drank, and he arose and departed;
so Esau slighted his birthright.
[a] Gr. family.
[b] Gr. the greater shall serve the less. Rom. 9. 12.
[English translation of the Septuagint by Sir Lancelot Charles Lee
Brenton (1807-1862) originally published by Samuel Bagster & Sons,
Ltd., London, 1851]