Parallel Verses

Amplified

When the boys grew up, Esau was an able and skilled hunter, a man of the outdoors, but Jacob was a quiet and peaceful man, living in tents.

New American Standard Bible

When the boys grew up, Esau became a skillful hunter, a man of the field, but Jacob was a peaceful man, living in tents.

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

When the boys grew up, Esau became an expert hunter, an outdoorsman, but Jacob was a quiet man who stayed at home.

International Standard Version

As the boys were growing up, Esau became skilled at hunting and was a man of the outdoors, but Jacob was the quiet type who tended to stay indoors.

A Conservative Version

And the boys grew. And Esau was a skilful hunter, a man of the field. And Jacob was a quiet man, dwelling in tents.

American Standard Version

And the boys grew. And Esau was a skilful hunter, a man of the field. And Jacob was a quiet man, dwelling in tents.

Bible in Basic English

And the boys came to full growth; and Esau became a man of the open country, an expert bowman; but Jacob was a quiet man, living in tents.

Darby Translation

And the boys grew, and Esau became a man skilled in hunting, a man of the field; and Jacob was a homely man, dwelling in tents.

Julia Smith Translation

And the boys will become great; and Esau will be a man knowing the chase, a man of the country; and Jacob an upright man, dwelling in tents.

King James 2000

And the boys grew: and Esau was a skilful hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a quiet man, dwelling in tents.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And the boys grew up. And Esau [was] a skilled hunter, a man of the field, but Jacob [was] a peaceful man, living [in] tents.

Modern King James verseion

And the boys grew. And Esau was a man knowing hunting, and Jacob was a simple man, living in tents.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

and the boys grew, and Esau became a cunning hunter and a tillman. But Jacob was a simple man and dwelled in the tents.

NET Bible

When the boys grew up, Esau became a skilled hunter, a man of the open fields, but Jacob was an even-tempered man, living in tents.

New Heart English Bible

The boys grew. Esau was a skillful hunter, a man of the field. Jacob was a quiet man, living in tents.

The Emphasized Bible

And when the youths grew up, it came to pass that Esau was a man skilled in game a man of the field, - but, Jacob, was a ready man, dwelling in tents.

Webster

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

World English Bible

The boys grew. Esau was a skillful hunter, a man of the field. Jacob was a quiet man, living in tents.

Youngs Literal Translation

And the youths grew, and Esau is a man acquainted with hunting, a man of the field; and Jacob is a plain man, inhabiting tents;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And the boys
נער 
Na`ar 
Usage: 239

גּדל 
Gadal 
Usage: 115

and Esau
עשׂו 
`Esav 
Usage: 97

ציד 
Tsayid 
Usage: 19

a man
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

of the field
שׂדי שׂדה 
Sadeh 
Usage: 333

and Jacob
יעקב 
Ya`aqob 
Usage: 349

תּם 
Tam 
Usage: 13

man
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

ישׁב 
Yashab 
Usage: 1081

References

Context Readings

Esau Sells His Birthright

26 Afterward his brother came out, and his hand grasped Esau’s heel, so he was named Jacob (one who grabs by the heel, supplanter). Isaac was sixty years old when Rebekah gave birth to them. 27 When the boys grew up, Esau was an able and skilled hunter, a man of the outdoors, but Jacob was a quiet and peaceful man, living in tents. 28 Now Isaac loved [and favored] Esau, because he enjoyed eating his game, but Rebekah loved [and favored] Jacob.



Cross References

Hebrews 11:9

By faith he lived as a foreigner in the promised land, as in a strange land, living in tents [as nomads] with Isaac and Jacob, who were fellow heirs of the same promise.

Genesis 6:9

These are the records of the generations (family history) of Noah. Noah was a righteous man [one who was just and had right standing with God], blameless in his [evil] generation; Noah walked (lived) [in habitual fellowship] with God.

Genesis 10:9

He was a mighty hunter before the Lord; therefore it is said, “Like Nimrod a mighty hunter before the Lord.”

Genesis 21:20

God was with Ishmael, and he grew and developed; and he lived in the wilderness and became an [expert] archer.

Genesis 27:3-5

So now, please take your [hunting] gear, your quiver [of arrows] and your bow, and go out into the open country and hunt game for me;

Genesis 27:40


But you shall live by your sword,
And serve your brother;
However it shall come to pass when you break loose [from your anger and hatred],
That you will tear his yoke off your neck [and you will be free of him].”

Genesis 28:10-11

Now Jacob left Beersheba [never to see his mother again] and traveled toward Haran.

Genesis 31:39-41

I did not bring you the torn carcasses [of the animals attacked by predators]; I [personally] took the loss. You required of me [to make good] everything that was stolen, whether it occurred by day or night.

Genesis 46:34

you shall say, ‘Your servants have been keepers of livestock from our youth until now, both we and our fathers [before us],’ in order that you may live [separately and securely] in the land of Goshen; for every shepherd is repulsive to the Egyptians.”

Job 1:1

There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job; and that man was blameless and upright, and one who feared God [with reverence] and abstained from and turned away from evil [because he honored God].

Job 1:8

The Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered and reflected on My servant Job? For there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who fears God [with reverence] and abstains from and turns away from evil [because he honors God].”

Job 2:3

The Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered and reflected on My servant Job? For there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who fears God [with reverence] and abstains from and turns away from evil [because he honors God]. And still he maintains and holds tightly to his integrity, although you incited Me against him to destroy him without cause.”

Psalm 37:37


Mark the blameless man [who is spiritually complete], and behold the upright [who walks in moral integrity];
There is a [good] future for the man of peace [because a life of honor blesses one’s descendants].

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