Genesis 27:11
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New International Version
Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, "But my brother Esau is a hairy man while I have smooth skin.

New Living Translation
"But look," Jacob replied to Rebekah, "my brother, Esau, is a hairy man, and my skin is smooth.

English Standard Version
But Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, “Behold, my brother Esau is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man.

New American Standard Bible
Jacob answered his mother Rebekah, "Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man and I am a smooth man.

King James Bible
And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Jacob answered Rebekah his mother, "Look, my brother Esau is a hairy man, but I am a man with smooth skin.

International Standard Version
"But look!" Jacob pointed out to his mother Rebekah, "My brother Esau is a hairy man, but I'm smooth skinned.

NET Bible
"But Esau my brother is a hairy man," Jacob protested to his mother Rebekah, "and I have smooth skin!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jacob said to his mother Rebekah, "My brother Esau is a hairy man, and my skin is smooth.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, Behold, Esau, my brother, is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man;

King James 2000 Bible
And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man:

American King James Version
And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man:

American Standard Version
And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he answered her: Thou knowest that Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am smooth.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jacob said to Rebecca his mother, Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man.

English Revised Version
And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man:

World English Bible
Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, "Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man.

Young's Literal Translation
And Jacob saith unto Rebekah his mother, 'Lo, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I a smooth man,
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

27:6-17 Rebekah knew that the blessing was intended for Jacob, and expected he would have it. But she wronged Isaac by putting a cheat on him; she wronged Jacob by tempting him to wickedness. She put a stumbling-block in Esau's way, and gave him a pretext for hatred to Jacob and to religion. All were to be blamed. It was one of those crooked measures often adopted to further the Divine promises; as if the end would justify, or excuse wrong means. Thus many have acted wrong, under the idea of being useful in promoting the cause of Christ. The answer to all such things is that which God addressed to Abraham, I am God Almighty; walk before me and be thou perfect. And it was a very rash speech of Rebekah, Upon me be thy curse, my son. Christ has borne the curse of the law for all who take upon them the yoke of the command, the command of the gospel. But it is too daring for any creature to say, Upon me be thy curse.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 11. - And Jacob (who was not yet such an adept at trickery as he afterwards became, and who, if he had no scruples of conscience in either imposing on a senile parent or despoiling an open-hearted brother, was yet averse to being detected in his frauds, as deceivers usually are) said to Rebekah his mother, Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man (vide Genesis 25:25) and I am a smooth man - חָלָק, smooth (opposed to שָׂעִיר," hairy); the primary idea of which is to cut off the hair. Cf. χαλκός χάλιξ κόλαξ γλυκός, γλοῖος γλίσχρος; glacies, glaber, gladius, glisco; gluten, glatt, gleiten, glas - all of which convey the notion of smoothness (vide Gesenius, p. 283).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother,.... Being timorous lest he should do an ill thing, and be accounted a deceiver, and bring a curse upon himself:

behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man; covered all over with hair; as with a hairy garment; so he was born, and so he continued, and no doubt his hair increased, Genesis 25:25,

and I am a smooth man: without hair, excepting in those parts where it is common for all men to have it.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

11. Jacob said, Esau my brother is a hairy man—It is remarkable that his scruples were founded, not on the evil of the act, but on the risk and consequences of deception.

Genesis 27:11 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jacob's Deception
10"Then you shall bring it to your father, that he may eat, so that he may bless you before his death." 11Jacob answered his mother Rebekah, "Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man and I am a smooth man. 12"Perhaps my father will feel me, then I will be as a deceiver in his sight, and I will bring upon myself a curse and not a blessing."…
Cross References
Genesis 25:25
The first to come out was red, and his whole body was like a hairy garment; so they named him Esau.

Genesis 27:10
Then take it to your father to eat, so that he may give you his blessing before he dies."
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And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man:

hairy man.

Genesis 25:25 And the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they …

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