Covenant with Abraham
(Category 2 of 16)
CHAPTER 25 References
1 a1 Chr. 1:32,
2 a1 Chr. 1:32,
5 aGen. 24:35,
6 aGen. 21:14
Abraham and Keturah
1 Abraham again took a wife, and her name was aKeturah.
2 And ashe bore him Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah.
3 Jokshan begot Sheba and Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were Asshurim, Letushim, and Leummim.
4 And the sons of Midian were Ephah, Epher, Hanoch, Abidah, and Eldaah. All these were the children of Keturah.
5 And aAbraham gave all that he had to Isaac.
6 But Abraham gave gifts to the sons of the concubines which Abraham had; and while he was still living he asent them eastward, away from Isaac his son, to bthe country of the east.
Abraham’s Death and Burial
7 This is the sum of the years of Abraham’s life which he lived: one hundred and seventy-five years.
8 Then Abraham breathed his last and adied in a good old age, an old man and full of years, and bwas gathered to his people.
9 And ahis sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of bMachpelah, which is before Mamre, in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite,
10 athe field which Abraham purchased from the sons of Heth. bThere Abraham was buried, and Sarah his wife.
11 And it came to pass, after the death of Abraham, that God blessed his son Isaac. And Isaac dwelt at aBeer Lahai Roi.
The Families of Ishmael and Isaac
12 Now this is the agenealogy of Ishmael, Abraham’s son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah’s maidservant, bore to Abraham.
13 And athese 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.
16 These were the sons of Ishmael and these were their names, by their towns and their 1settlements, atwelve princes according to their nations.
17 These were the years of the life of Ishmael: one hundred and thirtyseven years; and ahe breathed his last and died, and was gathered to his people.
18 a(They dwelt from Havilah as far as Shur, which is east of Egypt as you go toward Assyria.) He 1died bin the presence of all his brethren.
19 This is the agenealogy of Isaac, Abraham’s son. bAbraham begot Isaac.
20 Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah as wife, athe daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Padan Aram, bthe sister of Laban the Syrian.
21 Now Isaac pleaded with the LORD for his wife, because she was barren; aand the LORD granted his plea, band Rebekah his wife conceived.
22 But the children struggled together within her; and she said, “If all is well, why am I like this?” aSo she went to inquire of the LORD.
23 And the LORD said to her:
a“Two nations are in your womb, Two peoples shall be separated from your body; One people shall be stronger than bthe other,
8 aGen. 15:15;
47:8, 9 bGen.
9 aGen. 35:29;
23:9, 17; 49:30
11 aGen. 16:14
12 aGen. 11:10,
13 a1 Chr.
15 1MT Hadad
16 aGen. 17:20
17 aGen. 25:8;
18 a1 Sam.
19 aGen. 36:1,
9 bMatt. 1:2
20 aGen. 22:23;
24:15, 29, 67
21 a1 Chr. 5:20
22 a1 Sam.
24:60 b2 Sam.
25 aGen. 27:11,
16, 23 1Lit.
26 aHos. 12:3
lit. One Who
27 aGen. 27:3,
5 bJob 1:1, 8
28 aGen. 27:4,
19, 25, 31
30 1Lit. Red
32 aMark 8:36,
33 aHeb. 12:16
1Take an oath
34 aEccl. 8:15
CHAPTER 26 References
1 aGen. 12:10
bGen. 20:1, 2
2 aGen. 12:7;
3 aHeb. 11:9
15 cGen. 12:2
4 aGen. 15:5;
5 aGen. 22:16,
7 aGen. 12:13;
20:2, 12, 13
cAnd 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 alike a hairy garment all over; so they called his name 1Esau.
26 Afterward his brother came out, and ahis hand took hold of Esau’s heel; so bhis name was called 1Jacob. Isaac was sixty years old when she bore them.
27 So the boys grew. And Esau was aa skillful hunter, a man of the field; but Jacob was ba 1mild man, cdwelling in tents.
28 And Isaac loved Esau because he aate of his game, bbut Rebekah loved Jacob.
Esau Sells His Birthright
29 Now Jacob cooked a stew; and Esau came in from the field, and he was weary.
30 And Esau said to Jacob, “Please feed me with that same red stew, for I am weary.” Therefore his name was called 1 .
31 But Jacob said, “Sell me your birthright as of this day.”
32 And Esau said, “Look, I am about to die; so awhat is this birthright to me?”
33 Then Jacob said, 1“Swear to me as of this day.” So he swore to him, and asold his birthright to Jacob.
34 And Jacob gave Esau bread and stew of lentils; then ahe ate and drank, arose, and went his way. Thus Esau bdespised his birthright.
Isaac and Abimelech
1 There was a famine in the land, besides athe first famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went to bAbimelech king of the Philistines, in Gerar.
2 Then the LORD appeared to him and said: a“Do not go down to Egypt; live in bthe land of which I shall tell you.
3 a“Dwell in this land, and bI will be with you and cbless you; for to you and your descendants dI give all these lands, and I will perform ethe oath which I swore to Abraham your father.
4 “And aI will make your descendants multiply as the stars of heaven; I will give to your descendants all these lands; band in your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed;
5 a“because Abraham obeyed My voice and kept My charge, My commandments, My statutes, and My laws.”
6 So Isaac dwelt in Gerar.
7 And the men of the place asked about his wife. And ahe said, “She is my sister”; for bhe was afraid to say, “She is my wife,” because he
thought, “lest the men of the place kill me for Rebekah, because she is cbeautiful to behold.”
8 Now it came to pass, when he had been there a long time, that Abimelech king of the Philistines looked through a window, and saw, and there was Isaac, 1showing endearment to Rebekah his wife.
9 Then Abimelech called Isaac and said, “Quite obviously she is your wife; so how could you say, ‘She is my sister’?” Isaac said to him, “Because I said, ‘Lest I die on account of her.’ ”
10 And Abimelech said, “What is this you have done to us? One of the people might soon have lain with your wife, and ayou would have brought guilt on us.”
11 So Abimelech charged all his people, saying, “He who atouches this man or his wife shall surely be put to death.”
12 Then Isaac sowed in that land, and reaped in the same year aa hundredfold; and the LORD bblessed him.
13 The man abegan to prosper, and continued prospering until he became very prosperous;
14 for he had possessions of flocks and possessions of herds and a great number of servants. So the Philistines aenvied him.
15 Now the Philistines had stopped up all the wells awhich his father’s servants had dug in the days of Abraham his father, and they had filled them with earth.
16 And Abimelech said to Isaac, “Go away from us, for ayou are much mightier than we.”
17 Then Isaac departed from there and 1pitched his tent in the Valley of Gerar, and dwelt there.
18 And Isaac dug again the wells of water which they had dug in the days of Abraham his father, for the Philistines had stopped them up after the death of Abraham. aHe called them by the names which his father had called them.
19 Also Isaac’s servants dug in the valley, and found a well of running water there.
20 But the herdsmen of Gerar aquarreled with Isaac’s herdsmen, saying, “The water is ours.” So he called the name of the well 1Esek, because they quarreled with him.
21 Then they dug another well, and they quarreled over that one also. So he called its name 1Sitnah.
22 And he moved from there and dug another well, and they did not quarrel over it. So he called its name 1Rehoboth, because he said, “For now the LORD has made room for us, and we shall abe fruitful in the land.”
23 Then he went up from there to Beersheba.
24 And the LORD aappeared to him the same night and said, b“I am the
7 cGen. 12:11;
10 aGen. 20:9
11 aPs. 105:15
12 aMatt. 13:8,
23; Mark 4:8
25:3, 11; 26:3;
13 aGen. 24:35;
[Prov. 10:22] 14 aGen. 37:11;
15 aGen. 21:25,
16 aEx. 1:9
18 aGen. 21:31
20 aGen. 21:25
21 1Lit. Enmity
22 aGen. 17:6;
Ex. 1:7 1Lit.
24 aGen. 26:2
bGen. 17:7, 8;
24:12; Ex. 3:6;
dGen. 26:3, 4
25 aGen. 12:7,
8; 13:4, 18;
26 aGen. 21:22
27 aJudg. 11:7
28 aGen. 21:22,
29 aGen. 24:31;
30 aGen. 19:3
31 aGen. 21:31
33 aGen. 21:31;
Well of the
Oath or Well
of the Seven
34 aGen. 28:8;
35 aGen. 27:46;
CHAPTER 27 References
1 aGen. 35:28
1 Sam. 3:2
2 a[Prov. 27:1;
James 4:14] 3 aGen. 25:27,
4 aGen. 27:19,
25, 27, 31;
48:9, 15, 16;
God of your father Abraham; cdo not fear, for dI am with you. I will bless you and multiply your descendants for My servant Abraham’s sake.”
25 So he abuilt an altar there and bcalled on the name of the LORD, and he pitched his tent there; and there Isaac’s servants dug a well.
26 Then Abimelech came to him from Gerar with Ahuzzath, one of his friends, aand Phichol the commander of his army.
27 And Isaac said to them, “Why have you come to me, asince you hate me and have bsent me away from you?”
28 But they said, “We have certainly seen that the LORD ais with you. So we said, ‘Let there now be an oath between us, between you and us; and let us make a 1covenant with you,
29 ‘that you will do us no harm, since we have not touched you, and since we have done nothing to you but good and have sent you away in peace. aYou are now the blessed of the LORD.’ ”
30 aSo he made them a feast, and they ate and drank.
31 Then they arose early in the morning and aswore an oath with one another; and Isaac sent them away, and they departed from him in peace.
32 It came to pass the same day that Isaac’s servants came and told him about the well which they had dug, and said to him, “We have found water.”
33 So he called it 1Shebah. aTherefore the name of the city is 2Beersheba to this day.
34 aWhen Esau was forty years old, he took as wives Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Basemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite.
35 And athey were a grief of mind to Isaac and Rebekah.
Isaac Blesses Jacob
1 Now it came to pass, when Isaac was aold and bhis eyes were so dim that he could not see, that he called Esau his older son and said to him, “My son.” And he answered him, “Here I am.”
2 Then he said, “Behold now, I am old. I ado not know the day of my death.
3 a“Now therefore, please take your weapons, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field and hunt game for me.
4 “And make me 1savory food, such as I love, and bring it to me that I may eat, that my soul amay bless you before I die.”
5 Now Rebekah was listening when Isaac spoke to Esau his son. And Esau went to the field to hunt game and to bring it.
6 So Rebekah spoke to Jacob her
son, saying, “Indeed I heard your father speak to Esau your brother, saying,
7 ‘Bring me game and make 1savory food for me, that I may eat it and bless you in the presence of the LORD before my death.’
8 “Now therefore, my son, aobey my voice according to what I command you.
9 “Go now to the flock and bring me from there two choice kids of the goats, and I will make asavory food from them for your father, such as he loves.
10 “Then you shall take it to your father, that he may eat it, and that he amay bless you before his death.”
11 And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, “Look, aEsau my brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth skinned man.
12 “Perhaps my father will afeel me, and I shall seem to be a deceiver to him; and I shall bring ba curse on myself and not a blessing.”
13 But his mother said to him, a“Let your curse be on me, my son; only obey my voice, and go, get them for me.”
14 And he went and got them and brought them to his mother, and his mother amade 1savory food, such as his father loved.
15 Then Rebekah took athe choice clothes of her elder son Esau, which were with her in the house, and put them on Jacob her younger son.
16 And she put the skins of the kids of the goats on his hands and on the smooth part of his neck.
17 Then she gave the savory food and the bread, which she had prepared, into the hand of her son Jacob.
18 So he went to his father and said, “My father.” And he said, “Here I am.Who are you, my son?”
19 Jacob said to his father, “I am Esau your firstborn; I have done just as you told me; please arise, sit and eat of my game, athat your soul may bless me.”
20 But Isaac said to his son, “How is it that you have found it so quickly, my son?” And he said, “Because the LORD your God brought it to me.”
21 Then Isaac said to Jacob, “Please come near, that I amay feel you, my son, whether you are really my son Esau or not.”
22 So Jacob went near to Isaac his father, and he felt him and said, “The voice is Jacob’s voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau.”
23 And he did not recognize him, because ahis hands were hairy like his brother Esau’s hands; so he blessed him.
24 Then he said, “Are you really my son Esau?” He said, “I am.”
25 He said, “Bring it near to me,
8 aGen. 27:13,
9 aGen. 27:4
10 aGen. 27:4;
11 aGen. 25:25
12 aGen. 27:21,
22 bGen. 9:25;
13 aGen. 43:9;
1 Sam. 25:24;
2 Sam. 14:9;
14 aProv. 23:3;
15 aGen. 27:27
19 aGen. 27:4
21 aGen. 27:12
23 aGen. 27:16
25 aGen. 27:4,
10, 19, 31
27 aGen. 29:13
28 aHeb. 11:20
28; 2 Sam.
3:20; Mic. 5:7;
29 aGen. 9:25;
bGen. 37:7, 10;
12:2, 3; Zeph.
31 aGen. 27:4
33 aGen. 25:23;
28:3, 4; Num.
12:17] 36 aGen. 25:26,
37 a2 Sam.
and I will eat of my son’s game, so athat my soul may bless you.” So he brought it near to him, and he ate; and he brought him wine, and he drank.
26 Then his father Isaac said to him, “Come near now and kiss me, my son.”
27 And he came near and akissed him; and he smelled the smell of his clothing, and blessed him and said:
“Surely, bthe smell of my son Is like the smell of a field Which the LORD has blessed.
28 Therefore may aGod give you Of bthe dew of heaven, Of cthe fatness of the earth, And dplenty of grain and wine.
29 aLet peoples serve you, And nations bow down to you. Be master over your brethren, And blet your mother’s sons bow down to you. cCursed be everyone who curses you, And blessed be those who bless you!”
Esau’s Lost Hope
30 Now it happened, as soon as Isaac had finished blessing Jacob, and Jacob had scarcely gone out from the presence of Isaac his father, that Esau his brother came in from his hunting.
31 He also had made 1savory food, and brought it to his father, and said to his father, “Let my father arise and aeat of his son’s game, that your soul may bless me.”
32 And his father Isaac said to him, “Who are you?” So he said, “I am your son, your firstborn, Esau.”
33 Then Isaac trembled exceedingly, and said, “Who? Where is the one who hunted game and brought it to me? I ate all of it before you came, and I have blessed him—aand indeed he shall be blessed.”
34 When Esau heard the words of his father, ahe cried with an exceedingly great and bitter cry, and said to his father, “Bless me—me also, O my father!”
35 But he said, “Your brother came with deceit and has taken away your blessing.”
36 And Esau said, a“Is he not rightly named 1Jacob? For he has supplanted me these two times. He took away my birthright, and now look, he has taken away my blessing!” And he said, “Have you not reserved a blessing for me?”
37 Then Isaac answered and said to Esau, a“Indeed I have made him your master, and all his brethren I have given to him as servants; with bgrain and wine I have 1sustained him. What shall I do now for you, my son?”
38 And Esau said to his father,
“Have you only one blessing, my father? Bless me—me also, O my father!” And Esau lifted up his voice aand wept.
39 Then Isaac his father answered and said to him:
“Behold, ayour dwelling shall be of the 1fatness of the earth, And of the dew of heaven from above.
40 By your sword you shall live, And ayou shall serve your brother; And bit shall come to pass, when you become restless, That you shall break his yoke from your neck.”
Jacob Escapes from Esau
41 So Esau ahated Jacob because of the blessing with which his father blessed him, and Esau said in his heart, b“The days of mourning for my father 1are at hand; cthen I will kill my brother Jacob.”
42 And the words of Esau her older son were told to Rebekah. So she sent and called Jacob her younger son, and said to him, “Surely your brother Esau acomforts himself concerning you by intending to kill you.
43 “Now therefore, my son, obey my voice: arise, flee to my brother Laban ain Haran.
44 “And stay with him a afew days, until your brother’s fury turns away,
45 “until your brother’s anger turns away from you, and he forgets what you have done to him; then I will send and bring you from there. Why should I be bereaved also of you both in one day?”
46 And Rebekah said to Isaac, a“I am weary of my life because of the daughters of Heth; bif Jacob takes a wife of the daughters of Heth, like these who are the daughters of the land, what good will my life be to me?”
1 Then Isaac called Jacob and ablessed him, and 1charged him, and said to him: b“You shall not take a wife from the daughters of
2 a“Arise, go to bPadan Aram, to the house of cBethuel your mother’s father; and take yourself a wife from there of the daughters of dLaban your mother’s brother.
3 “May aGod Almighty bless you, And make you bfruitful and multiply you, That you may be an assembly of peoples;
4 And give you athe blessing of Abraham, To you and your descendants with you, That you may inherit the land bIn1 which you are a stranger, Which God gave to Abraham.”
38 aHeb. 12:17
39 aHeb. 11:20
40 aGen. 25:23;
27:29 b2 Kin.
41 aGen. 26:27;
5, 8 bGen.
cObad. 10 1are
42 aPs. 64:5
43 aGen. 11:31;
25:20; 28:2, 5
44 aGen. 31:41
46 aGen. 26:34,
35; 28:8 bGen.
CHAPTER 28 References
1 aGen. 27:33
2 aHos. 12:12
3 aGen. 17:16;
bGen. 26:4, 24
4 aGen. 12:2,
3; 22:17 bGen.
36:7 1Lit. Of
8 aGen. 24:3;
9 aGen. 26:34,
35 bGen. 36:2,
3 cGen. 25:13
10 aHos. 12:12
bGen. 12:4, 5;
12 aGen. 31:10;
13 aGen. 35:1;
14 aGen. 13:16;
15 aGen. 26:3,
24; 31:3 bGen.
31:6, 8 eNum.
16 aEx. 3:5
18 aGen. 31:13,
19 aJudg. 1:23,
26 1Lit. House
20 aJudg. 11:30
5 So Isaac sent Jacob away, and he went to Padan Aram, to Laban the son of Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of Rebekah, the mother of Jacob and Esau.
Esau Marries Mahalath
6 Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob and sent him away to Padan Aram to take himself a wife from there, and that as he blessed him he gave him a charge, saying, “You shall not take a wife from the daughters of
7 and that Jacob had obeyed his father and his mother and had gone to Padan Aram.
8 Also Esau saw athat the daughters of did not please his father Isaac.
9 So Esau went to Ishmael and atook bMahalath the daughter of Ishmael, Abraham’s son, cthe sister of Nebajoth, to be his wife in addition to the wives he had.
Jacob’s Vow at Bethel
10 Now Jacob awent out from Beersheba and went toward bHaran.
11 So he came to a certain place and stayed there all night, because the sun had set. And he took one of the stones of that place and put it at his head, and he lay down in that place to sleep.
12 Then he adreamed, and behold, a ladder was set up on the earth, and its top reached to heaven; and there bthe angels of God were ascending and descending on it.
13 aAnd behold, the LORD stood above it and said: b“I am the LORD God of Abraham your father and the God of Isaac; cthe land on which you lie I will give to you and your descendants.
14 “Also your adescendants shall be as the dust of the earth; you shall spread abroad bto the west and the east, to the north and the south; and in you and cin your seed all the families of the earth shall be blessed.
15 “Behold, aI am with you and will bkeep1 you wherever you go, and will cbring you back to this land; for dI will not leave you euntil I have done what I have spoken to you.”
16 Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, “Surely the LORD is in athis place, and I did not know it.”
17 And he was afraid and said, “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven!”
18 Then Jacob rose early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put at his head, aset it up as a pillar, band poured oil on top of it.
19 And he called the name of athat place 1Bethel; but the name of that city had been Luz previously.
20 aThen Jacob made a vow, saying, “If bGod will be with me, and keep
me in this way that I am going, and give me cbread to eat and clothing to put on,
21 “so that aI come back to my father’s house in peace, bthen the LORD shall be my God.
22 “And this stone which I have set as a pillar ashall be God’s house, band of all that You give me I will surely give a 1tenth to You.”
20 c1 Tim. 6:8
11:31; 2 Sam.
2 Sam. 15:8
22 aGen. 35:7,
The Glory of the LORD in Creation
To the Chief Musician. 1On the instrument of Gath. A Psalm of David.
1 O LORD, our Lord, How aexcellent is Your name in all the earth, Who have bset Your glory above the heavens!
2 aOut of the mouth of babes and nursing infants You have 1ordained strength, Because of Your enemies, That You may silence bthe enemy and the avenger.
3 When I aconsider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which You have ordained,
PSALM 8 References
title 1Heb. Al
1 aPs. 148:13
2 aMatt. 21:16;
[1 Cor. 1:27] bPs. 44:16 1established
3 aPs. 111:2
4 aJob 7:17,
or care for
5 1Heb. Elohim,
6 a[Gen. 1:26,
28] b[1 Cor.
1:22; Heb. 2:8] 9 aPs. 8:1
5 For You have made him a little lower than 1the angels, And You have crowned him with glory and honor.
6 aYou have made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands; bYou have put all things under his feet,
7 All sheep and oxen— Even the beasts of the field,
8 The birds of the air, And the fish of the sea That pass through the paths of the seas.
9 aO LORD, our Lord, How excellent is Your name in all the earth!
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