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.

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

New King James Version
And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, “Look, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth-skinned man.

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

NASB 1995
Jacob answered his mother Rebekah, "Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man and I am a smooth man.

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

Amplified Bible
Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, “Listen, Esau my brother is a hairy man and I am a smooth [skinned] 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.

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.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Yaquuv said to Raphqa 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
And Jacob says to his mother Rebekah, “Behold, my brother Esau [is] a hairy man, and I [am] a smooth man,

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.

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,

Additional Translations ...
Context
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.









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).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Jacob
יַעֲקֹ֔ב (ya·‘ă·qōḇ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 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 559: To utter, say

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

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

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

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

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

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

man,
אִ֣ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 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 595: I

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


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