Genesis 27:11
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English Standard Version
But Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, “Behold, my brother Esau 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:

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

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.

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:

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Rebekah, who heard what he said, sought to frustrate this intention, and to secure the blessing for her (favourite) son Jacob. Whilst Esau was away hunting, she told Jacob to take his father a dish, which she would prepare from two kids according to his taste; and, having introduced himself as Esau, to ask for the blessing "before Jehovah." Jacob's objection, that the father would know him by his smooth skin, and so, instead of blessing him, might pronounce a curse upon him as a mocker, i.e., one who was trifling with his blind father, she silenced by saying, that she would take the curse upon herself. She evidently relied upon the word of promise, and thought that she ought to do her part to secure its fulfilment by directing the father's blessing to Jacob; and to this end she thought any means allowable. Consequently she was so assured of the success of her stratagem as to have no fear of the possibility of a curse. Jacob then acceded to her plan, and fetched the goats. Rebekah prepared them according to her husband's taste; and having told Jacob to put on Esau's best clothes which were with her in the dwelling (the tent, not the house), she covered his hands and the smooth (i.e., the smoother parts) of his neck with the skins of the kids of the goats,

(Note: We must not think of our European goats, whose skins would be quite unsuitable for any such deception. "It is the camel-goat of the East, whose black, silk-like hair was used even by the Romans as a substitute for human hair. Martial xii. 46." - Tuch on v. 16.)

and sent him with the savoury dish to his father.

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hairy man.

Genesis 25:25 And the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they called his name Esau.

Cross References
Genesis 25:25
The first came out red, all his body like a hairy cloak, so they called his name Esau.

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

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