Genesis 25:25
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New International Version
The first to come out was red, and his whole body was like a hairy garment; so they named him Esau.

New Living Translation
The first one was very red at birth and covered with thick hair like a fur coat. So they named him Esau.

English Standard Version
The first came out red, all his body like a hairy cloak, so they called his name Esau.

New American Standard Bible
Now the first came forth red, all over like a hairy garment; and they named him Esau.

King James Bible
And the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they called his name Esau.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The first one came out red-looking, covered with hair like a fur coat, and they named him Esau.

International Standard Version
The first son came out reddish—his entire body was covered with hair—so they named him Esau.

NET Bible
The first came out reddish all over, like a hairy garment, so they named him Esau.

New Heart English Bible
The first came out red all over, like a hairy garment. They named him Esau.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The first one born was red. His whole body was covered with hair, so they named him Esau [Hairy].

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the first came forth ruddy, all over like a hairy mantle; and they called his name Esau.

New American Standard 1977
Now the first came forth red, all over like a hairy garment; and they named him Esau.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the first came out red, all over like a hairy garment; and they called his name Esau.

King James 2000 Bible
And the first came out red, all over like a hairy garment; and they called his name Esau.

American King James Version
And the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they called his name Esau.

American Standard Version
And the first came forth red, all over like a hairy garment. And they called his name Esau.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that came forth first was red, and hairy like a skin: and his name was called Esau. Immediately the other coming forth, held his brother's foot in his hand, and therefore he was called Jacob.

Darby Bible Translation
And the first came out red -- all over like a hairy garment; and they called his name Esau.

English Revised Version
And the first came forth red, all over like an hairy garment; and they called his name Esau.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the first was born red, all over like a hairy garment: and they called his name Esau.

World English Bible
The first came out red all over, like a hairy garment. They named him Esau.

Young's Literal Translation
and the first cometh out all red as a hairy robe, and they call his name Esau;
Study Bible
Jacob and Esau
24When her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb. 25Now the first came forth red, all over like a hairy garment; and they named him Esau. 26Afterward his brother came forth with his hand holding on to Esau's heel, so his name was called Jacob; and Isaac was sixty years old when she gave birth to them.…
Cross References
Genesis 25:24
When her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb.

Genesis 27:1
Now it came about, when Isaac was old and his eyes were too dim to see, that he called his older son Esau and said to him, "My son." And he said to him, "Here I am."

Genesis 27:11
Jacob answered his mother Rebekah, "Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man and I am a smooth man.

Joshua 24:4
'To Isaac I gave Jacob and Esau, and to Esau I gave Mount Seir to possess it; but Jacob and his sons went down to Egypt.

1 Chronicles 1:34
Abraham became the father of Isaac. The sons of Isaac were Esau and Israel.
Treasury of Scripture

And the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they called his name Esau.

Esau. The word Esau has been generally considered to imply made, formed, or perfected; or perfect, robust, etc. But it appears to be a dialectical variation of the Arabic atha, to be covered with hair; whence athai, hairy, as no doubt the word Esau imports, in allusion to the circumstance of his being covered with red hair or down at his birth.

Genesis 27:11,16,23 And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, Behold, Esau my brother is …

(25) Red.--Heb., admoni, a secondary reason for the name Edom. (See Genesis 25:30,)

All over like an hairy garment.--Heb., all of him--that is, completely--like a garment of hair: words rendered "a rough garment" in Zechariah 13:4, where it is used of the jacket of sheepskin worn by the prophets. It appears, therefore, that Esau's body was entirely covered with red down, which developed in time into hair as coarse as that of a kid (Genesis 27:16), and betokened a strong and vigorous, but sensual nature.

Esau.--The Jewish commentators form this name from the verb to make, and render it well-made; but the usual explanation is hairy, from a word now extant only in Arabic.

Verse 25. - And the first came out red, - Adhoni, πυῥῤάκης (LXX.), rufus (Vulgate), red-haired (Gesenius), of a reddish color (Lange), containing an allusion to Adham, the red earth - all over like an hairy garment. Literally, all of him as a cloak of hair (not, as the LXX., Vulgate, et alii, all of him hairy, like a cloak); the fur cloak, or hair mantle, forming one notion (Gesenius). The appearance of the child's body, covered with an unusual quantity of red hair, was "a sign of excessive sensual vigor and wildness" (Keil), "a foreboding of the animal violence of his character" (Kalisch), "the indication of a passionate and precocious nature" (Murphy). And they called his name Esau - "the hairy one," from an unused root signifying to be covered with hair (Gesenius). And the first came out red,.... Either his body, or rather the hair it was covered with, red; which was a sign, as Jarchi observes, that he would be a shedder of blood, fierce and cruel as were he and his posterity:

all over like an hairy garment; his body was all over full of hair, which stood as thick as a garment made of hair, and was a sign of the roughness of his disposition, as well as of the strength of his body:

and they called his name Esau; his parents, and those present at his birth, all that saw him thus covered with hair; for he had his name not from the colour of his body or hair; for the word does not signify "red", but comes from a word which signifies "to make", he being a "maker": that made his way out before his brother, or an active man as afterwards, or because of his hair was "made" or born more like a man than a child; and so the Targum adds,"because he was wholly perfect, with the hair of his head and beard, and with his teeth and grinders:''but chiefly because of his hairiness, for Esau in the Arabic language signifies "covered" (f), as he was with hair: some say, a word in that language signifies a hairy garment made of camel's hair (g).

(f) "texit", "operuit", Castel. col. 2930. (g) Vid. Stockium. p. 923. 25:19-26 Isaac seems not to have been much tried, but to have spent his days in quietness. Jacob and Esau were prayed for; their parents, after being long childless, obtained them by prayer. The fulfilment of God's promise is always sure, yet it is often slow. The faith of believers is tried, their patience exercised, and mercies long waited for are more welcome when they come. Isaac and Rebekah kept in view the promise of all nations being blessed in their posterity, therefore were not only desirous of children, but anxious concerning every thing which seemed to mark their future character. In all our doubts we should inquire of the Lord by prayer. In many of our conflicts with sin and temptation, we may adopt Rebekah's words, If it be so, why am I thus? If a child of God, why so careless or carnal? If not a child of God, why so afraid of, or so burdened with sin?
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