Genesis 25:27
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New International Version
The boys grew up, and Esau became a skillful hunter, a man of the open country, while Jacob was content to stay at home among the tents.

New Living Translation
As the boys grew up, Esau became a skillful hunter. He was an outdoorsman, but Jacob had a quiet temperament, preferring to stay at home.

English Standard Version
When the boys grew up, Esau was a skillful hunter, a man of the field, while Jacob was a quiet man, dwelling in tents.

New American Standard Bible
When the boys grew up, Esau became a skillful hunter, a man of the field, but Jacob was a peaceful man, living in tents.

King James Bible
And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When the boys grew up, Esau became an expert hunter, an outdoorsman, but Jacob was a quiet man who stayed at home.

International Standard Version
As the boys were growing up, Esau became skilled at hunting and was a man of the outdoors, but Jacob was the quiet type who tended to stay indoors.

NET Bible
When the boys grew up, Esau became a skilled hunter, a man of the open fields, but Jacob was an even-tempered man, living in tents.

New Heart English Bible
The boys grew. Esau was a skillful hunter, a man of the field. Jacob was a quiet man, living in tents.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They grew up. Esau became an expert hunter, an outdoorsman. Jacob remained a quiet man, staying around the tents.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the boys grew; and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a quiet man, dwelling in tents.

New American Standard 1977
When the boys grew up, Esau became a skillful hunter, a man of the field; but Jacob was a peaceful man, living in tents.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the boys grew, and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was an upright man, remaining in the tents.

King James 2000 Bible
And the boys grew: and Esau was a skilful hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a quiet man, dwelling in tents.

American King James Version
And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents.

American Standard Version
And the boys grew. And Esau was a skilful hunter, a man of the field. And Jacob was a quiet man, dwelling in tents.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when they were grown up, Esau became a skillful hunter, and a husbandman, but Jacob a plain man dwelt in tents.

Darby Bible Translation
And the boys grew, and Esau became a man skilled in hunting, a man of the field; and Jacob was a homely man, dwelling in tents.

English Revised Version
And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the boys grew: and Esau was a skillful hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man dwelling in tents.

World English Bible
The boys grew. Esau was a skillful hunter, a man of the field. Jacob was a quiet man, living in tents.

Young's Literal Translation
And the youths grew, and Esau is a man acquainted with hunting, a man of the field; and Jacob is a plain man, inhabiting tents;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
25:27,28 Esau hunted the beasts of the field with dexterity and success, till he became a conqueror, ruling over his neighbours. Jacob was a plain man, one that liked the true delights of retirement, better than all pretended pleasures. He was a stranger and a pilgrim in his spirit, and a shepherd all his days. Isaac and Rebekah had but these two children, one was the father's darling, and the other the mother's. And though godly parents must feel their affections most drawn over towards a godly child, yet they will not show partiality. Let their affections lead them to do what is just and equal to every child, or evils will arise.
Study Bible
Jacob and 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. 27When the boys grew up, Esau became a skillful hunter, a man of the field, but Jacob was a peaceful man, living in tents. 28Now Isaac loved Esau, because he had a taste for game, but Rebekah loved Jacob.…
Cross References
Hebrews 11:9
By faith he dwelt in the promised land as a stranger in a foreign country. He lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise.

Genesis 10:9
He was a mighty hunter before the LORD; therefore it is said, "Like Nimrod a mighty hunter before the LORD."

Jeremiah 35:7
'You shall not build a house, and you shall not sow seed and you shall not plant a vineyard or own one; but in tents you shall dwell all your days, that you may live many days in the land where you sojourn.'
Treasury of Scripture

And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents.

a cunning.

Genesis 10:9 He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: why it is said, Even as Nimrod …

Genesis 21:20 And God was with the lad; and he grew, and dwelled in the wilderness, …

Genesis 27:3-5,40 Now therefore take, I pray you, your weapons, your quiver and your …

a plain main.

Genesis 6:9 These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect …

Genesis 28:10,11 And Jacob went out from Beersheba, and went toward Haran…

Genesis 31:39-41 That which was torn of beasts I brought not to you; I bore the loss …

Genesis 46:34 That you shall say, Your servants' trade has been about cattle from …

Job 1:1,8 There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man …

Job 2:3 And the LORD said to Satan, Have you considered my servant Job, that …

Psalm 37:37 Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.

dwelling.

Hebrews 11:9 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, …

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