And he went, and fetched, and brought them to his mother: and his mother made savoury meat, such as his father loved.…
"The voice is Jacob's voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau." We cannot always depend upon appearances. When, at the time of the gunpowder plot, the Parliament houses were searched, only coals and fagots were found in the cellars beneath. But, on a more careful search, barrels of gunpowder were found under the coals and wood, as well as Guy Fawkes with his preparations to blow up the king and his parliament. Many a fine-looking tree is rotten at the core; some who are very healthy in appearance are secretly and fatally diseased; gilding or paint sometimes covers really worthless rubbish; so the lives of some who profess to be "the epistles of Christ " are really a forgery, for they are not what they profess to be. Many who speak in religious services, or at other times and places, with "Jacob's voice," or as saints, really have "the hands of Esau," for they are living in the practice of wickedness.
(G. Hughes, B. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And he went, and fetched, and brought them to his mother: and his mother made savoury meat, such as his father loved.