These were the chiefs of Davids mighty warriorsthey, together with all
Israel, gave his kingship strong support to extend it over the whole land,
as the LORD had promised 11 this is the list of Davids mighty warriors:
Jashobeam,[t] a Hakmonite, was chi
Shallum, Akkub, Talmon, Ahiman and their fellow Levites, Shallum
being stationed at the Kings Gate on the east, up to the
present time. These were the gatekeepers belonging to the camp of
Shallum son of Kore, the son of Ebia
commanded him, Do not marry a Canaanite woman, 7 and that Jacob had
obeyed his father and mother and had gone to Paddan Aram.8 Esau then
realized how displeasing the Canaanite women were to his father
Isaac; 9 so he went to Ishmael and married Mahalath, t
and forgets what you did to him, Ill send word for you to come back from
there. Why should I lose both of you in one day?
Then Rebekah said to Isaac, Im disgusted with living because of these
Hittite women. If Jacob takes a wife from among the women of
tasty food and brought it to his father. Then he said to him, My father,
please sit up and eat some of my game, so that you may give me your
His father Isaac asked him, Who are you?
I am your son, he answered, your firstborn, Esau.
her son Jacob, Look, I overheard your father say to your brother
Esau, 7 Bring me some game and prepare me some tasty food to eat, so
that I may give you my blessing in the presence of the LORD before I
die. 8 Now, my son, listen carefully and do what I t
Jacob brought it to him and he ate; and he brought some wine and he
drank. 26 Then his father Isaac said to him, Come here, my son, and kiss
So he went to him and kissed him. When Isaac caught the smell of his
clothes, he blessed him and said,
Esau said to his father, Do you have only one blessing, my father?
Bless me too, my father! Then Esau wept aloud.
His father Isaac answered him,
Your dwelling will be
away from the earths richness,
away from the dew of heaven above.
You will live
He went to his father and said, My father.
Yes, my son, he answered. Who is it?
Jacob said to his father, I am Esau your firstborn. I have done as you
told me. Please sit up and eat some of my game, so that you may give me
That day Isaacs servants came and told him about the well they had dug.
They said, Weve found water! 33 He called it Shibah,[f] and to this day
the name of the town has been Beersheba.[g]
Jacob Takes Esaus Blessing
When Esau was forty years old, he
From there he went up to Beersheba. 24 That night the LORD appeared to
him and said, I am the God of your father Abraham. Do not be afraid, for
I am with you; I will bless you and will increase the number of your
descendants for the sake of my servant
obeyed me and did everything I required of him, keeping my commands,
my decrees and my instructions. 6 So Isaac stayed in Gerar.
When the men of that place asked him about his wife, he said, She is my
sister, because he was afraid to say, She is my wife
his wealth continued to grow until he became very wealthy. 14 He had so
many flocks and herds and servants that the Philistines envied him. 15 So
all the wells that his fathers servants had dug in the time of his father
Abraham, the Philistines stopped up
pregnant. 22 The babies jostled each other within her, and she said, Why is
this happening to me? So she went to inquire of the LORD.
The LORD said to her,
Two nations are in your womb,
and two peoples from within you will be separated;
one people will
Look, I am about to die, Esau said. What good is the birthright to
But Jacob said, Swear to me first. So he swore an oath to him, selling
his birthright to Jacob.
Then Jacob gave Esau some bread and some lentil stew. He ate and
drank, and the
25 Abraham had taken another wife, whose name was Keturah. 2 She bore
him Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak and Shuah. 3 Jokshan was
the father of Sheba and Dedan; the descendants of Dedan were the
Ashurites, the Letushites and the Leummites. 4 The s
This is the account of the family line of Abrahams son Ishmael, whom
Sarahs slave, Hagar the Egyptian, bore to Abraham.
These are the names of the sons of Ishmael, listed in the order of their
birth: Nebaioth the firstborn of Ishmael, Kedar, Adbeel,
Our sister, may you increase
to thousands upon thousands;
may your offspring possess
the cities of their enemies.
Then Rebekah and her attendants got ready and mounted the camels and
went back with the man. So the servant took Rebekah and left.
When Abrahams servant heard what they said, he bowed down to the
ground before the LORD.53 Then the servant brought out gold and silver
jewelry and articles of clothing and gave them to Rebekah; he also gave
costly gifts to her brother and to her mothe
Before I finished praying in my heart, Rebekah came out, with her jar
on her shoulder. She went down to the spring and drew water, and I said to
her, Please give me a drink.
She quickly lowered her jar from her shoulder and said, Drink, and Ill
he has given him everything he owns. 37 And my master made me swear an
oath, and said, You must not get a wife for my son from the daughters of
the Canaanites, in whose land I live,38 but go to my fathers family and to
my own clan, and get a wife for my s
his kindness and faithfulness to my master. As for me, the LORD has led
me on the journey to the house of my masters relatives.
The young woman ran and told her mothers household about these
things. 29 Now Rebekah had a brother named Laban, and he hurr
The servant hurried to meet her and said, Please give me a little water
from your jar.
Drink, my lord, she said, and quickly lowered the jar to her hands and
gave him a drink.
After she had given him a drink, she said, Ill draw water for your
Then the servant left, taking with him ten of his masters camels loaded
with all kinds of good things from his master. He set out for Aram
Naharaim[b] and made his way to the town of Nahor.11 He had the camels
kneel down near the well outside the town;
24 Abraham was now very old, and the LORD had blessed him in every
way. 2 He said to the senior servant in his household, the one in charge of
all that he had, Put your hand under my thigh. 3 I want you to swear by
the LORD, the God of heaven and the God
Then Abraham rose from beside his dead wife and spoke to the
Hittites.[a] He said, 4 I am a foreigner and stranger among you. Sell me
some property for a burial site here so I can bury my dead.
The Hittites replied to Abraham, 6 Sir, listen to us. You
possession of the cities of their enemies, 18 and through your offspring[b] all
nations on earth will be blessed,[c] because you have obeyed me.
Then Abraham returned to his servants, and they set off together for
Beersheba. And Abraham stayed in Beers
Again Abraham bowed down before the people of the land 13 and he said
to Ephron in their hearing, Listen to me, if you will. I will pay the price of
the field. Accept it from me so I can bury my dead there.
Ephron answered Abraham, 15 Listen to me,
When they reached the place God had told him about, Abraham built an
altar there and arranged the wood on it. He bound his son Isaac and laid
him on the altar, on top of the wood.10 Then he reached out his hand and
took the knife to slay his son. 11 But
Then God said, Take your son, your only son, whom you loveIsaac
and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a
mountain I will show you.
Early the next morning Abraham got up and loaded his donkey. He took
with him two of