Let thy words be few. Ecclesiastes 5:2
1 Abraham took another wife, whose name was Keturah.
2 She bore him six sons: Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah.
5-7 Abraham died when he was 175 years old. He gave everything he had to Isaac, except for some gifts to his sons who were born to his concubines, who he sent away to live in the east country.
9 Isaac and Ishmael buried Abraham in the same cave in which Sarah was buried.
Two nations are in your womb. The older will serve the younger.
25 Esau was the first to be born. He was red and hairy all over. 26 When the other came out he grabbed on to Esau's heel. He was named Jacob. 27 Esau was a hunter, while Jacob was a plain man who lived in tents. 28 Isaac loved Esau because Esau was a hunter and Isaac loved venison. But Rebekah loved Jacob.
Please feed me some of that soup because I'm tired and hungry.
31 Jacob said, "Okay, if you'll sell me your birthright."
32 Esau said, "Well, since I'm about to die of hunger, what good will my birthright do me?"33 Jacob said, "Swear to me."
34 And Esau sold his birthright to Jacob for some bread and a bowl of lentil soup.
But here, when he is at least 140, he manages to have six more children without any help from God.
Since Abraham had so many sons, why does the bible say that he had only one?
How many concubines did Abraham have? The Bible mentions Hagar and Keturah, but were there others?
In the Bible it's always the women that are "barren", never the men. And when God "opens their womb," the resulting babies are always little boys.
No reason is given for why one son is loved and the other is hated. But since God chose to act this way, it must have been as an example for parents to follow.
Have you decided which of your children to hate?