Genesis 25:27
Good News Translation
The boys grew up, and Esau became a skilled hunter, a man who loved the outdoors, but Jacob was a quiet man who stayed at home.

Contemporary English Version
As Jacob and Esau grew older, Esau liked the outdoors and became a good hunter, while Jacob lived the quiet life of a shepherd.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when they were grown up, Esau became a skilful hunter, and a husbandman: but Jacob, a plain man, dwelt in tents.

New American Bible
When the boys grew up, Esau became a skillful hunter, a man of the open country; whereas Jacob was a simple man, who stayed among the tents.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And when they were grown up, Esau became a skilful hunter, and a husbandman: but Jacob, a plain man, dwelt in tents.

a cunning.

Genesis 10:9 And he was a stout hunter before the Lord. Hence came a proverb: Even as Nemrod the stout hunter before the Lord.

Genesis 21:20 And God was with him: and he grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, and became a young man, an archer.

Genesis 27:3-5,40 Take thy arms, thy quiver, and bow, and go abroad; and when thou hast taken something by hunting, . . .

a plain main.

Genesis 6:9 These are the generations of Noe: Noe was a just and perfect man in his generations, he walked with God.

Genesis 28:10,11 But Jacob being departed from Bersabee, went on to Haran. . . .

Genesis 31:39-41 Neither did I shew thee that which the beast had torn; I made good all the damage: whatsoever was lost by theft, thou didst exact it of me: . . .

Genesis 46:34 You shall answer: We, thy servants, are shepherds, from our infancy until now, both we and our fathers. And this you shall say, that you may dwell in the land of Gessen, because the Egyptians have all shepherds in abomination.

Job 1:1,8 There was a man in the land of Hus, whose name was Job, and that man was simple and upright, and fearing God, and avoiding evil. . . .

Job 2:3 And the Lord said to Satan: Hast thou considered my servant, Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a man simple and upright, and fearing God, and avoiding evil, and still keeping his innocence? But thou hast moved me against him, that I should afflict him without cause.

Psalm 37:37 Keep innocence, and behold justice: for there are remnants for the peaceable man.

dwelling.

Hebrews 11:9 By faith he abode in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in cottages, with Isaac and Jacob, the co-heirs of the same promise.

Context
Jacob and Esau
26Isaac was threescore years old when the children were born unto him. 27And when they were grown up, Esau became a skilful hunter, and a husbandman: but Jacob, a plain man, dwelt in tents.28Isaac loved Esau, because he ate of his hunting: and Rebecca loved Jacob.…
Cross References
Hebrews 11:9
By faith he abode in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in cottages, with Isaac and Jacob, the co-heirs of the same promise.

Genesis 10:9
And he was a stout hunter before the Lord. Hence came a proverb: Even as Nemrod the stout hunter before the Lord.

Jeremiah 35:7
Neither shall ye build houses, nor sow reed, nor plant vineyards, nor have any: but you shall dwell in tents all your days, that you may live many days upon the face of the earth, in which you are strangers.

Additional Translations
When the boys grew up, Esau became a skillful hunter, a man of the field, but Jacob was a quiet man who stayed at home.And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents.

And the boys grew. And Esau was a skilful hunter, a man of the field. And Jacob was a quiet man, dwelling in tents.

And the lads grew, and Esau was a man skilled in hunting, dwelling in the country, and Jacob a simple man, dwelling in a house.

And the boys grew, and Esau became a man skilled in hunting, a man of the field; and Jacob was a homely man, dwelling in tents.

And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents.

And the boys grew: and Esau was a skillful hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man dwelling in tents.

The boys grew. Esau was a skillful hunter, a man of the field. Jacob was a quiet man, living in tents.

And the youths grew, and Esau is a man acquainted with hunting, a man of the field; and Jacob is a plain man, inhabiting tents;
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