Genesis 25:6
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New International Version
But while he was still living, he gave gifts to the sons of his concubines and sent them away from his son Isaac to the land of the east.

New Living Translation
But before he died, he gave gifts to the sons of his concubines and sent them off to a land in the east, away from Isaac.

English Standard Version
But to the sons of his concubines Abraham gave gifts, and while he was still living he sent them away from his son Isaac, eastward to the east country.

New American Standard Bible
but to the sons of his concubines, Abraham gave gifts while he was still living, and sent them away from his son Isaac eastward, to the land of the east.

King James Bible
But unto the sons of the concubines, which Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts, and sent them away from Isaac his son, while he yet lived, eastward, unto the east country.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And Abraham gave gifts to the sons of his concubines, but while he was still alive he sent them eastward, away from his son Isaac, to the land of the East.

International Standard Version
While he was still alive, Abraham gave gifts to his concubines and sent them to the east country in order to keep them away from his son Isaac.

NET Bible
But while he was still alive, Abraham gave gifts to the sons of his concubines and sent them off to the east, away from his son Isaac.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But while he was still living, Abraham had given gifts to the sons of his concubines. He sent them away from his son Isaac to a land in the east.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But unto the sons of the concubines, which Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts and sent them away from Isaac his son, while he yet lived, eastward, unto the east country.

King James 2000 Bible
But unto the sons of the concubines, whom Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts, and sent them away from Isaac his son, while he yet lived, eastward, unto the east country.

American King James Version
But to the sons of the concubines, which Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts, and sent them away from Isaac his son, while he yet lived, eastward, to the east country.

American Standard Version
But unto the sons of the concubines, that Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts. And he sent them away from Isaac his son, while he yet lived, eastward, unto the east country.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And to the children of the concubines he gave gifts, and separated them from Isaac his son, while he yet lived, to the east country.

Darby Bible Translation
And to the sons of the concubines that Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts, and, while he yet lived, sent them away from Isaac his son, eastward to the east country.

English Revised Version
But unto the sons of the concubines, which Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts; and he sent them away from Isaac his son, while he yet lived, eastward, unto the east country.

Webster's Bible Translation
But to the sons of the concubines which Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts, and sent them away from Isaac his son (while he yet lived) eastward, to the east country.

World English Bible
but to the sons of Abraham's concubines, Abraham gave gifts. He sent them away from Isaac his son, while he yet lived, eastward, to the east country.

Young's Literal Translation
and to the sons of the concubines whom Abraham hath, Abraham hath given gifts, and sendeth them away from Isaac his son (in his being yet alive) eastward, unto the east country.
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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.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

But unto the sons of the concubines which Abraham had,.... These were Hagar and Keturah, though they are both called his wives, Genesis 16:3; yet they were concubines; so Keturah, 1 Chronicles 1:32; they were, as some render the word, "concubine wives" (e); they were half wives or secondary ones: the Jewish writers say that they were espoused, but not by writing, as wives were; they were under the lawful wife, when there were any, and a kind of head servants in the family, and their children did not inherit; now the sons of the concubines of Abraham were Ishmael by Hagar, and the six above mentioned by Keturah: to these

Abraham gave gifts; money, gold and silver, of which he had plenty: the Targum of Jonathan calls them substance and movable goods; by this it appears, that though he had sent Ishmael away without anything, yet he afterwards remembered him, and gave him a portion with the rest of the children of his, concubines:

and sent them away from Isaac his son; that they might not be troublesome to him and his family; and that there, might be no contention among them about inheriting the land of Canaan given to him and his seed: and this Abraham did

while he yet lived; or otherwise after his death a separation would not have been easily made; but his authority had weight with them: and they were sent by him

eastward, into the east country; into Arabia, and the parts thereabout, which lay east from the place where Abraham was; these are the children of the east, mentioned along with the Midianites, who sprung from Keturah, Judges 6:3.

(e) "concubinarum uxorum", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator.



Genesis 25:6 Additional Commentaries
Context
Abraham and Keturah
5Now Abraham gave all that he had to Isaac; 6but to the sons of his concubines, Abraham gave gifts while he was still living, and sent them away from his son Isaac eastward, to the land of the east.
Cross References
Genesis 21:14
Early the next morning Abraham took some food and a skin of water and gave them to Hagar. He set them on her shoulders and then sent her off with the boy. She went on her way and wandered in the Desert of Beersheba.

2 Chronicles 11:21
Rehoboam loved Maakah daughter of Absalom more than any of his other wives and concubines. In all, he had eighteen wives and sixty concubines, twenty-eight sons and sixty daughters.
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But to the sons of the concubines, which Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts, and sent them away from Isaac his son, while he yet lived, eastward, to the east country.

concubines.

Genesis 25:1 Then again Abraham took a wife, and her name was Keturah.

Genesis 16:3 And Sarai Abram's wife took Hagar her maid the Egyptian, after Abram …

Genesis 30:4,9 And she gave him Bilhah her handmaid to wife: and Jacob went in to her…

Genesis 32:22 And he rose up that night, and took his two wives, and his two womenservants, …

Genesis 35:22 And it came to pass, when Israel dwelled in that land, that Reuben …

Judges 19:1,2,4 And it came to pass in those days, when there was no king in Israel…

gifts.

Psalm 17:14,15 From men which are your hand, O LORD, from men of the world, which …

Matthew 5:45 That you may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for …

Luke 11:11-13 If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he …

Acts 14:17 Nevertheless he left not himself without witness, in that he did …

sent.

Genesis 21:14 And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread, and a bottle …

east country. Arabia Deserta, which was eastward of Beer-sheba, where Abraham dwelt.

Judges 6:3 And so it was, when Israel had sown, that the Midianites came up, …

Job 1:1,3 There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man …

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