Genesis 27:23
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.

New Living Translation
But he did not recognize Jacob, because Jacob’s hands felt hairy just like Esau’s. So Isaac prepared to bless Jacob.

English Standard Version
And he did not recognize him, because his hands were hairy like his brother Esau’s hands. So he blessed him.

Berean Study Bible
Isaac did not recognize him, because his hands were hairy like those of his brother Esau; so he blessed him.

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

New King James Version
And he did not recognize him, because his hands were hairy like his brother Esau’s hands; so he blessed him.

New American Standard Bible
And he did not recognize him, because his hands were hairy like his brother Esau’s hands; so he blessed him.

NASB 1995
He did not recognize him, because his hands were hairy like his brother Esau’s hands; so he blessed him.

NASB 1977
And he did not recognize him, because his hands were hairy like his brother Esau’s hands; so he blessed him.

Amplified Bible
He could not recognize him [as Jacob], because his hands were hairy like his brother Esau’s hands; so he blessed him.

Christian Standard Bible
He did not recognize him, because his hands were hairy like those of his brother Esau; so he blessed him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He did not recognize him, because his hands were hairy like those of his brother Esau; so he blessed him.

American Standard Version
And he discerned him not, because his hands were hairy, as his brother Esau's hands. So he blessed him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he did not recognize him because his hands were like the hands of Esau his hairy brother, and he blessed him.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he knew him not, for his hands were as the hands of his brother Esau, hairy; and he blessed him,

Contemporary English Version
And so Isaac blessed Jacob, thinking he was Esau.

Douay-Rheims Bible


English Revised Version
And he discerned him not, because his hands were hairy, as his brother Esau's hands: so he blessed him.

Good News Translation
He did not recognize Jacob, because his arms were hairy like Esau's. He was about to give him his blessing,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He didn't recognize Jacob, because his hands were hairy like his brother Esau's hands. So he blessed him.

International Standard Version
He didn't recognize Jacob, because his hands were hairy like those of his brother Esau, so Isaac blessed him.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he discerned him not, because his hands were hairy, as his brother Esau's hands; so he blessed him.

Literal Standard Version
And he has not discerned him, for his hands have been hairy, as the hands of his brother Esau, and he blesses him,

NET Bible
He did not recognize him because his hands were hairy, like his brother Esau's hands. So Isaac blessed Jacob.

New Heart English Bible
He did not recognize him, because his hands were hairy like those of his brother Esau. So 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,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Isaac Blesses Jacob
22So Jacob came 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.” 23Isaac did not recognize him, because his hands were hairy like those of his brother Esau; so he blessed him. 24Again he asked, “Are you really my son Esau?” And he replied, “I am.”…

Cross References
Genesis 27:16
She also put the skins of the young goats on his hands and on the smooth part of his neck.

Genesis 27:22
So Jacob came 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
Again he asked, "Are you really my son Esau?" And he replied, "I am."


Treasury of Scripture

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

his hands.

Genesis 27:16
And she put the skins of the kids of the goats upon his hands, and upon 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, not of works, but of him that calleth;) …

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











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
[Isaac] did not
וְלֹ֣א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

recognize him,
הִכִּיר֔וֹ (hik·kî·rōw)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5234: To regard, recognize

because
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

his hands
יָדָ֗יו (yā·ḏāw)
Noun - fdc | third person masculine singular
Strong's 3027: A hand

were
הָי֣וּ (hā·yū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

hairy
שְׂעִרֹ֑ת (śə·‘i·rōṯ)
Adjective - feminine plural
Strong's 8163: Shaggy, a he-goat, a faun

like those
כִּידֵ֛י (kî·ḏê)
Preposition-k | Noun - fdc
Strong's 3027: A hand

of his brother
אָחִ֖יו (’ā·ḥîw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 251: A brother, )

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

so he blessed him.
וַֽיְבָרְכֵֽהוּ׃ (way·ḇā·rə·ḵê·hū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's 1288: To kneel, to bless God, man, to curse


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