Genesis 25:2
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New International Version
She bore him Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak and Shuah.

New Living Translation
She gave birth to Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah.

English Standard Version
She bore him Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah.

New American Standard Bible
She bore to him Zimran and Jokshan and Medan and Midian and Ishbak and Shuah.

King James Bible
And she bare him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and she bore him Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah.

International Standard Version
She bore him Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah.

NET Bible
She bore him Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Keturah gave birth to these sons of Abraham: Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And she bore him Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah.

King James 2000 Bible
And she bore him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah.

American King James Version
And she bore him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah.

American Standard Version
And she bare him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who bore to him Zamran, and Jecsan, and Madan, and Madian, and Jesboc, and Sue.

Darby Bible Translation
And she bore him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah.

English Revised Version
And she bare him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah.

Webster's Bible Translation
And she bore him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah.

World English Bible
She bore him Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah.

Young's Literal Translation
and she beareth to him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

25:1-10 All the days, even of the best and greatest saints, are not remarkable days; some slide on silently; such were these last days of Abraham. Here is an account of Abraham's children by Keturah, and the disposition which he made of his estate. After the birth of these sons, he set his house in order, with prudence and justice. He did this while he yet lived. It is wisdom for men to do what they find to do while they live, as far as they can. Abraham lived 175 years; just one hundred years after he came to Canaan; so long he was a sojourner in a strange country. Whether our stay in this life be long or short, it matters but little, provided we leave behind us a testimony to the faithfulness and goodness of the Lord, and a good example to our families. We are told that his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him. It seems that Abraham had himself brought them together while he lived. Let us not close the history of the life of Abraham without blessing God for such a testimony of the triumph of faith.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 2. - And she bare him (since the patriarch's body at 100 years was practically dead, it is almost certain that his marriage with Keturah took place after the renewal of his powers; and it is easier to suppose that his physical vigor remained for some years after Sarah's death than that, with his former experience of concubinage, and his parental joy in the birth of Isaac, he should add a second wife while Sarah lived) Zimran, - identified with Zabram, west of Mecca, on the Red Sea (Knobel, Keil); or the Zimareni, in the interior of Arabia (Delitzsch, Kalisch) - and Jokshan, - the Kassamitae, on the Red Sea (Knobel); or the Himarytish tribe Jakish, in Southern Arabia (Keil) - and Medan, and Midian, - Modiana, on the east of the Elamitic Gulf, and Madiana, north of this (Rosenmüller, Keil, Knobel) - and Ishbak, - perhaps preserved in Schobeck, in the land of the Edomites (Knobel, Keil) - and Shuah - for which the epithet Shuhite (Job 2:11) may point to Northern Idumaea (Keil, Knobel, Kalisch).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And she bare him Zimran,.... That Keturah should bear children who probably, was a young woman, is not strange; but that Abraham, whose body forty years before this was dead should now have any bore to him, may seem difficult to account for, and only can be attributed to the fresh vigour his body was endued with at the generation of Isaac; and which still continued for the fulfilment of the promise to him of the multiplication of his seed. But if the notion of a late learned bishop (e) is right, there will be no need to have recourse to any thing extraordinary; which is, that Abraham took Keturah for his concubine, about twenty years after his marriage with Sarah, she being barren, and long before he took Hagar; though not mentioned till after the death of Sarah, that the thread of the history might not be broken in upon; and there are various things which make it probable, as that she is called his concubine, 1 Chronicles 1:32, which one would think she should not be, if married to him after the death of Sarah, and when he had no other wife, and seeing before he died he had great grandchildren by her, and the children of her are reckoned down to the third generation; whereas there are only mention of two generations of Hagar, as in Genesis 25:1; and therefore seems to have been taken by him before Hagar, and even when he was in Haran, and the children by her are thought to be the souls gotten there; nor does it seem very probable that he should take a wife after the death of Sarah, when he was one hundred and forty years of age, and was reckoned an old man forty years before this; and Dr. Lightfoot (f) is of opinion, that Abraham married her long before Isaac's marriage, or Sarah's death; and if this was the case, the difficulty of accounting for Abraham's fitness for generation vanishes. The first son of Keturah, born to him, was called Zimran, from whence came the Zamareni, a people in Arabia Felix mentioned by Pliny (g); and hereabout the sons of Keturah settled, being sent by Abraham into the east country, even into Arabia, which lay east of the place where he then was; and very probably Zabram; or it may be rather Zamram, a royal city in the country of the Cinaedocolpites, a part of Arabia Felix, as placed by Ptolemy (h), may have its name from this man: five more of Abraham's sons by Keturah follow:

and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah: some think that the first of these is the same with Cahtan, whom the Arabs call the father of their nation; but that Cahtan rather seems to be Joktan the son of Eber, see Genesis 10:25. Philostorgius (i) speaks of a nation in his time, called Homerites, who were a people that sprung from Keturah, and inhabited Arabia Felix, and who used circumcision on the eighth day: and Bishop Patrick observes from Theophanes, a chronologer of the ninth century, that the Homerites, who lived in the interior parts of Arabia, descended from Jectan, which he conjectures should be read Jocshan, though perhaps he is no other than the Joktan before mentioned. From Medan and Midian sprung the Midianites, so often mentioned in Scripture; their posterity seem to be confounded together, for the same people are called Medanites and Midianites, Genesis 37:28; from these men the towns in Arabia might have their names, as the Modiana and Madiana of Ptolemy (k): as for Ishbak, there is no tracing of his name anywhere, unless, as Bishop Patrick observes, some footsteps of it are to be found in Bacascami, a town of the Zamareni, who descended from his brother Zimran, and in the people Backliltae, both mentioned by Pliny (l); though Junius think that Scabiosa Laodicea, in Laodicene of Syria, has its name from him; which seems not likely. The name of Shuah or Shuach may be traced in Socacia, Soaca, and Socheher, cities placed by Ptolemy (m) in Arabia Felix: though some think the posterity of this man are those whom the geographers call Sauchites, Sauchaeans, and Saccaeans, who settled in Arabia Deserta, and from whom Bildad the Shuhite, Job 2:11, descended; which is not improbable. But others have been of opinion, that the town of Suez, which Pliny calls Suaza, had its name from this Shuah, situate at the extremity of the Red sea (n).

(e) Dr. Clayton's Chronology of the Hebrew Bible, p. 83, &c. (f) Observations on the Book of Genesis in his Works, vol. 1. p. 695. (g) Nat. Hist. l. 6. c. 28. (h) Geograph. l. 6. c. 7. (i) Eccl. Hist. l. 3. sect. 4. p. 477. (k) Ut supra. (h)) (l) Ut supra. (g)) (m) Ut supra. (h)) (n) See Egmont and Heyman's Travels, vol. 2. p. 184.



Genesis 25:2 Additional Commentaries
Context
Abraham and Keturah
1Now Abraham took another wife, whose name was Keturah. 2She bore to him Zimran and Jokshan and Medan and Midian and Ishbak and Shuah. 3Jokshan became the father of Sheba and Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were Asshurim and Letushim and Leummim.…
Cross References
Genesis 25:1
Abraham had taken another wife, whose name was Keturah.

Genesis 25:3
Jokshan was the father of Sheba and Dedan; the descendants of Dedan were the Ashurites, the Letushites and the Leummites.

1 Chronicles 1:32
The sons born to Keturah, Abraham's concubine: Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak and Shuah. The sons of Jokshan: Sheba and Dedan.

1 Chronicles 1:33
The sons of Midian: Ephah, Epher, Hanok, Abida and Eldaah. All these were descendants of Keturah.

Job 2:11
When Job's three friends, Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite, heard about all the troubles that had come upon him, they set out from their homes and met together by agreement to go and sympathize with him and comfort him.
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And she bore him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah.

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1 Chronicles 1:32,33 Now the sons of Keturah, Abraham's concubine: she bore Zimran, and …

Jeremiah 25:25 And all the kings of Zimri, and all the kings of Elam, and all the …

Zimri. Midian.

Genesis 36:35 And Husham died, and Hadad the son of Bedad, who smote Midian in …

Genesis 37:28,36 Then there passed by Midianites merchants; and they drew and lifted …

Exodus 2:15,16 Now when Pharaoh heard this thing, he sought to slay Moses. But Moses …

Exodus 18:1-4 When Jethro, the priest of Midian, Moses' father in law, heard of …

Numbers 22:4 And Moab said to the elders of Midian, Now shall this company lick …

Numbers 25:17,18 Vex the Midianites, and smite them…

Numbers 31:2,8 Avenge the children of Israel of the Midianites: afterward shall …

Judges 6:1-8:35 And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD: and …

Shuah.

Job 2:11 Now when Job's three friends heard of all this evil that was come …

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