New International Version
Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, "But my brother Esau is a hairy man while I have smooth skin.
King James Bible
And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man:
Darby Bible Translation
And Jacob said to Rebecca his mother, Behold, 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,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And Rebekah heard - And was determined, if possible, to frustrate the design of Isaac, and procure the blessing for her favorite son. Some pretend that she received a Divine inspiration to the purpose; but if she had she needed not to have recourse to deceit, to help forward the accomplishment. Isaac, on being informed, would have had too much piety not to prefer the will of his Maker to his own partiality for his eldest son; but Rebekah had nothing of the kind to plead, and therefore had recourse to the most exceptionable means to accomplish her ends.
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LibraryThere 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.
The first to come out was red, and his whole body was like a hairy garment; so they named him Esau.
Then take it to your father to eat, so that he may give you his blessing before he dies."
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