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24 So when her days were fulfilled for her to give birth, indeed there were twins in her womb. 25 And the first came out red. He was (A)like a hairy garment all over; so they called his name [a]Esau. 26 Afterward his brother came out, and (B)his hand took hold of Esau’s heel; so (C)his name was called [b]Jacob. Isaac was sixty years old when she bore them.

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  1. Genesis 25:25 Lit. Hairy
  2. Genesis 25:26 Supplanter or Deceitful, lit. One Who Takes the Heel

24 When the time came for her to give birth,(A) there were twin boys in her womb.(B) 25 The first to come out was red,(C) and his whole body was like a hairy garment;(D) so they named him Esau.[a](E) 26 After this, his brother came out,(F) with his hand grasping Esau’s heel;(G) so he was named Jacob.[b](H) Isaac was sixty years old(I) when Rebekah gave birth to them.

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 25:25 Esau may mean hairy.
  2. Genesis 25:26 Jacob means he grasps the heel, a Hebrew idiom for he deceives.

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