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.

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

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

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

And he discerned him not, because his hands were hairy - From this circumstance we may learn that Isaac's sense of feeling was much impaired by his present malady. When he could not discern the skin of a kid from the flesh of his son, we see that he was, through his infirmity, in a fit state to be imposed on by the deceit of his wife, and the cunning of his younger son.

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his hands.

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

he blessed.

Romans 9:11,12 (For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand...

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

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There is a Great Question About Lying, which Often Arises in the Midst Of...
1. There is a great question about Lying, which often arises in the midst of our every day business, and gives us much trouble, that we may not either rashly call that a lie which is not such, or decide that it is sometimes right to tell a lie, that is, a kind of honest, well-meant, charitable lie. This question we will painfully discuss by seeking with them that seek: whether to any good purpose, we need not take upon ourselves to affirm, for the attentive reader will sufficiently gather from the
St. Augustine—On Lying

Letter xxxv. From Pope Damasus.
Damasus addresses five questions to Jerome with a request for information concerning them. They are: 1. What is the meaning of the words "Whosoever slayeth Cain vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold"? (Gen. iv. 5.) 2. If God has made all things good, how comes it that He gives charge to Noah concerning unclean animals, and says to Peter, "What God hath cleansed that call not thou common"? (Acts x. 15.) 3. How is Gen. xv. 16, "in the fourth generation they shall come hither again," to be reconciled
St. Jerome—The Principal Works of St. Jerome

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Genesis 27:16
She also covered his hands and the smooth part of his neck with the goatskins.

Genesis 27:22
Jacob went close to his father Isaac, who touched him and said, "The voice is the voice of Jacob, but the hands are the hands of Esau."

Genesis 27:24
"Are you really my son Esau?" he asked. "I am," he replied.

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