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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CommentaryClarke'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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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.
She also covered his hands and the smooth part of his neck with the goatskins.
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."
"Are you really my son Esau?" he asked. "I am," he replied.
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