Restored English Translation of Genesis: Chapter 25

G’day, everyone!  Today I present my Restored English Translation (RET) of Beresheet (Genesis) chapter 25.  As usual, it contains the Hebrew names, with a glossary of them afterwards.  At the end is a list of where the Aleph-Tavs occur, as they are no longer included in the main text.

CHAPTER 25

1 Then Avraham added and took a wife, and her name was Keturah. 2 And she bore to him Zimran, and Yokshan, and Medan, and Midyan, and Yishbak, and Shuach. 3 And Yokshan fathered Sheva and Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were Asshurim, and Letushim, and Leummim. 4 And the sons of Midyan: Efah, and Efer, and Chanok, and Avida, and Elda’ah. All these were the children of Keturah. 5 And Avraham gave all that he had to Yitschak. 6 But Avraham gave gifts to the sons of the concubines, whom Avraham had, and sent them away from his son Yitschak while he was still alive, eastward to the east country. 7 And these are the days of the years of Avraham’s life which he lived: 175 years. 8 Then Avraham expired and died in a good old age, aged and satisfied, and was gathered to his people. 9 And his sons Yitschak and Yishma’el buried him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field of Efron the son of Tsohar the Chitti, which is before Mamre; 10 the field which Avraham purchased from the Chittim. There Abraham and Sarah his wife were buried. 11 And it was that ELOHIM blessed his son Yitschak after the death of Avraham. And Yitschak lived by the well Lachai-Roy.

12 Now these are the generations of Avraham’s son Yishma’el, whom Hagar the Mitsriyt, Sarah’s handmaid, bore to Avraham. 13 And these are the names of the sons of Yishma’el, by their names, according to their generations: the firstborn of Yishma’el, Nevayot; and Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mivsam, 14 and Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa, 15 Hadar, and Tema, and Yetur, and Nafish, and Kedemah. 16 These are the sons of Yishma’el, and these are their names, by their towns, and by their castles; 12 princes according to their nations. 17 And these are the years of the life of Yishma’el: 137 years. And he expired and died, and was gathered to his people. 18 And they lived from Chavilah to Shur, that is before Mitsrayim, as you go toward Asshur. And he settled in the presence of all his brothers. 19 And these are the generations of Yitschak, Avraham’s son: Avraham fathered Yitschak. 20 And Yitschak was 40 years old when he took Rivkah for a wife, the daughter of Betu’el the Arami of Padan-Aram, the sister to Lavan the Arami. 21 And Yitschak prayed to YEHOVAH for his wife, because she was barren. And YEHOVAH listened to him, and his wife Rivkah conceived. 22 And the sons struggled together within her; and she said, “If this is right, why am I this way?” And she went to ask YEHOVAH. 23 And YEHOVAH said to her, “Two nations are in your womb, and two of peoples will be separated from your bowels. And the one people will be stronger than the other people, and the elder shall serve the younger.” 24 And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb! 25 And the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they called his name Esav. 26 And after that his brother came out, and his hand took hold on Esav’s heel. And his name was called Ya’akov. And Yitschak was 60 years old when she bore them. 27 And the boys grew. And Esav was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Ya’akov was a plain man, living in tents. 28 And Yitschak loved Esav, because he ate of his game. But Rivkah loved Ya’akov. 29 And Ya’akov boiled soup. And Esav came from the field, and he was faint. 30 And Esav said to Ya’akov, “Please feed me with that red soup, for I am faint.” (For this reason his name was called Edom.) 31 And Ya’akov said, “Sell your birthright to me this day.” 32 And Esav said, “Behold, I am going to die. And what good is this birthright to me?” 33 And Ya’akov said, “Swear to me this day.” And he swore to him; and he sold his birthright to Ya’akov. 34 Then Ya’akov gave Esav bread and soup of lentils. And he ate and drink, and rose up, and went his way. And Esav despised the birthright.

Glossary

Avraham – Abraham

Yokshan – Jokshan

Midyan – Midian

Yishbak – Ishback

Shuach – Shuah

Sheva – Sheba

Efah – Ephah

Efer – Epher

Chanok – Hanoch

Avida – Abida

Elda’ah – Eldaah

Yitschak – Isaac

Yishma’el – Ishmael

Efron – Ephron

Tsohar – Zohar

Chitti – Hittite

Chittim – Hittites

ELOHIM – God

Lachai-Roy – Lahai Roy, or The Living One My Seer

Mitsriyt – Egyptian

Nevayot – Nebajoth

Mivsam – Mibsam

Dumah – Duman

Yetur – Jetur

Nafish – Naphish

Chavilah – Havilah

Mitsrayim – Egypt

Asshur – Assyria

Rivkah – Rebecca

Betu’el – Bethuel

Arami – Aramean

Lavan – Laban

YEHOVAH – The Lord

Esav – Esau

Ya’akov – Jacob

Where the Aleph/Tavs occur

Verse 2: And she bore to him את Zimran, and את Yokshan, and את Medan, and את Midyan, and את Yishbak, and את Shuach.

Verse 3: And Yokshan fathered את Sheva and את Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were Asshurim, and Letushim, and Leummim.

Verse 5: And gave Avraham את all that he had to Yitschak.

Verse 11: And it was after the death of Avraham, that blessed ELOHIM את Yitschak his son. And Yitschak lived by the well Lachai-Roy.

Verse 19: And these are the generations of Yitschak, Avraham’s son: Avraham fathered את Yitschak.

Verse 20: And Yitschak was 40 years old when he took את Rivkah for a wife, the daughter of Betu’el the Arami of Padan-Aram, the sister to Lavan the Arami.

Verse 22: And the sons struggled together within her; and she said, “If this is right, why am I this way?” And she went to ask את YEHOVAH.

Verse 28: And loved Yitschak את Esav, because he ate of his game. But Rivkah loved את Ya’akov.

Verse 31: And Ya’akov said, “Sell this day את your birthright to me.”

Verse 33: And Ya’akov said, “Swear to me this day.” And he swore to him; and he sold את his birthright to Ya’akov.

Verse 34: Then Ya’akov gave Esav bread and soup of lentils. And he ate and drink, and rose up, and went his way. And despised Esav את the birthright.

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