GENESIS 25:26

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And after that came his brother out, and his hand took hold on Esau's heel; and his name was called Jacob: and Isaac was threescore years old when she bare them.”

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Genesis 25:26 Translation & Meaning

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And after וְאַֽחֲרֵי Properly, the hind part; generally used as an adverb or conjunction, after (in various senses) And after
that כֵ֞ן Properly, set upright; hence (figuratively as adjective) just; but usually (as adverb or conjunction) rightly or so (in various applications to manner, time and relation; often with other particles) that
came his brother אָחִ֗יו A brother (used in the widest sense of literal relationship and metaphorical affinity or resemblance [like H0001]) came brother
out, יָצָ֣א To go (causatively, bring) out, in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively, direct and proxim out
and his hand וְיָד֤וֹ A hand (the open one [indicating power, means, direction, etc.], in distinction from H3709, the closed one); used (as noun, adverb, etc.) in a great variety of applications, both literally and figuratively, both proximate and remote [as follows] hand
took hold אֹחֶ֙זֶת֙ To seize (often with the accessory idea of holding in possession) took hold
on Esau's עֵשָׂ֔ו Esav, a son of Isaac, including his posterity Esaus
heel; בַּֽעֲקֵ֣ב A heel (as protuberant); hence, a track; figuratively, the rear (of an army) heel
and his name שְׁמ֖וֹ An appellation, as a mark or memorial of individuality; by implication honor, authority, character name
was called וַיִּקְרָ֥א To call out to (i.e., properly, address by name, but used in a wide variety of applications) called
Jacob: יַֽעֲקֹ֑ב Jaakob, the Israelitish patriarch Jacob
and Isaac וְיִצְחָ֛ק Jitschak (or Isaac), son of Abraham Isaac
was (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
threescore שִׁשִּׁ֥ים Sixty threescore
years שָׁנָ֖ה A year (as a revolution of time) years
old בֶּן A son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like father or brother), etc.) old
when she bare בְּלֶ֥דֶת To bear young; causatively, to beget; medically, to act as midwife; specifically, to show lineage bare
them. בְּלֶ֥דֶת To bear young; causatively, to beget; medically, to act as midwife; specifically, to show lineage them

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  • 24  And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb.

  • 25  And the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they called his name Esau.

  • 26  And after that came his brother out, and his hand took hold on Esau's heel; and his name was called Jacob: and Isaac was threescore years old when she bare them.

  • 27  And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents.

  • 28  And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison: but Rebekah loved Jacob.




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