Genesis 27:11
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.

Berean Study Bible
Jacob answered his mother Rebekah, “Look, my brother Esau is a hairy man, but I am smooth-skinned.

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:

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

Contemporary English Version
"My brother Esau is a hairy man," Jacob reminded her. "And I am not.

Good News Translation
But Jacob said to his mother, "You know that Esau is a hairy man, but I have smooth skin.

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!

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

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

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother: 'Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man.

New American Standard 1977
And Jacob answered his mother Rebekah, “Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man and I am a smooth man.

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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Jacob said to his mother Rebecca, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I 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,
Study Bible
Jacob's Deception
10Then take it to your father to eat, so that he may bless you before he dies.” 11Jacob answered his mother Rebekah, “Look, my brother Esau is a hairy man, but I am smooth-skinned. 12What if my father touches me? Then I would be revealed to him as a deceiver, and I would bring upon myself a curse rather than a blessing.”…
Cross References
Genesis 25:25
The first one came out red, covered with hair like a fur coat; so they named him Esau.

Genesis 27:10
Then take it to your father to eat, so that he may bless you before he dies."

Treasury of Scripture

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 called his name Esau.







Lexicon
Jacob
יַעֲקֹ֔ב (ya·‘ă·qōḇ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3290: Jacob -- a son of Isaac, also his desc

answered
וַיֹּ֣אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

his mother
אִמּ֑וֹ (’im·mōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 517: A mother, )

Rebekah,
רִבְקָ֖ה (riḇ·qāh)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7259: Rebekah -- wife of Isaac

“Look,
הֵ֣ן (hên)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 2005: Lo! behold!

my brother
אָחִי֙ (’ā·ḥî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 251: A brother, )

Esau
עֵשָׂ֤ו (‘ê·śāw)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6215: Esau -- oldest son of Isaac

is a hairy
שָׂעִ֔ר (śā·‘ir)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8163: Shaggy, a he-goat, a faun

man,
אִ֣ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

but I am
וְאָנֹכִ֖י (wə·’ā·nō·ḵî)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 595: I

smooth-skinned.
חָלָֽק׃ (ḥā·lāq)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2509: Smooth
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). 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.
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