Genesis 27:23
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New International Version
He did not recognize him, for his hands were hairy like those of his brother Esau; so he proceeded to bless him.

New Living Translation
But he did not recognize Jacob, because Jacob's hands felt hairy just like Esau's. So Isaac prepared to bless Jacob.

English Standard Version
And he did not recognize him, because his hands were hairy like his brother Esau’s hands. So he blessed him.

New American Standard Bible
He did not recognize him, because his hands were hairy like his brother Esau's hands; so he blessed him.

King James Bible
And he discerned him not, because his hands were hairy, as his brother Esau's hands: so he blessed him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He did not recognize him, because his hands were hairy like those of his brother Esau; so he blessed him.

International Standard Version
He didn't recognize Jacob, because his hands were hairy like those of his brother Esau, so Isaac blessed him.

NET Bible
He did not recognize him because his hands were hairy, like his brother Esau's hands. So Isaac blessed Jacob.

New Heart English Bible
He did not recognize him, because his hands were hairy, like his brother, Esau's hands. So he blessed him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He didn't recognize Jacob, because his hands were hairy like his brother Esau's hands. So he blessed him.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he discerned him not, because his hands were hairy, as his brother Esau's hands; so he blessed him.

New American Standard 1977
And he did not recognize him, because his hands were hairy like his brother Esau’s hands; so he blessed him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he discerned him not because his hands were hairy, as his brother Esau's hands; so he blessed him.

King James 2000 Bible
And he recognized him not, because his hands were hairy, as his brother Esau's hands: so he blessed him.

American King James Version
And he discerned him not, because his hands were hairy, as his brother Esau's hands: so he blessed him.

American Standard Version
And he discerned him not, because his hands were hairy, as his brother Esau's hands. So he blessed him.

Douay-Rheims Bible


Darby Bible Translation
And he did not discern him, because his hands were hairy, as his brother Esau's hands; and he blessed him.

English Revised Version
And he discerned him not, because his hands were hairy, as his brother Esau's hands: so he blessed him.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he discerned him not, because his hands were hairy, as his brother Esau's hands: So he blessed him.

World English Bible
He didn't recognize him, because his hands were hairy, like his brother, Esau's hands. So he blessed him.

Young's Literal Translation
And he hath not discerned him, for his hands have been hairy, as the hands of Esau his brother, and he blesseth him,
Study Bible
Isaac Blesses Jacob
22So Jacob came close to Isaac his father, and he felt him and said, "The voice is the voice of Jacob, but the hands are the hands of Esau." 23He did not recognize him, because his hands were hairy like his brother Esau's hands; so he blessed him. 24And he said, "Are you really my son Esau?" And he said, "I am."…
Cross References
Genesis 27:16
And she put the skins of the young goats on his hands and on the smooth part of his neck.

Genesis 27:22
So Jacob came close to Isaac his father, and he felt him and said, "The voice is the voice of Jacob, but the hands are the hands of Esau."

Genesis 27:24
And he said, "Are you really my son Esau?" And he said, "I am."
Treasury of Scripture

And he discerned him not, because his hands were hairy, as his brother Esau's hands: so he blessed him.

his hands.

Genesis 27:16 And she put the skins of the kids of the goats on his hands, and …

he blessed.

Romans 9:11,12 (For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good …

Hebrews 11:20 By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come.

And he discerned him not,.... As he could not see, he could make no judgment by that sense; and, though he had his hearing, and thought the voice was like Jacob's, he might imagine there might be an alteration in Esau's voice, coming in haste and weary from the fields; yet, as there could not be any deception in his feeling, he thought it safest to trust to that, as it follows:

because his hands were hairy as his brother Esau's hands; which could not in a short time become so naturally; it was more reasonable to think that Esau's voice should be altered and become like Jacob's, than that Jacob's hands should become like Esau's:

so he blessed him; or intended and determined within himself to bless him, for the blessing was not given till afterwards; unless this is to be understood of a common blessing, congratulating him on the quick dispatch he made, and the great success he met with; and after this gave him the patriarchal blessing, which as yet he had not, being not thoroughly satisfied of him, as appears by what follows. 27:18-29 Jacob, with some difficulty, gained his point, and got the blessing. This blessing is in very general terms. No mention is made of the distinguishing mercies in the covenant with Abraham. This might be owing to Isaac having Esau in his mind, though it was Jacob who was before him. He could not be ignorant how Esau had despised the best things. Moreover, his attachment to Esau, so as to disregard the mind of God, must have greatly weakened his own faith in these things. It might therefore be expected, that leanness would attend his blessing, agreeing with the state of his mind.
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