Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 And after that came his brother out; and his hand took hold of Esau's heel; and his name was called Jacob. And Isaac was sixty years old when they were born. 27 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. 28 And Isaac loved Esau, because venison was to his taste; and Rebecca loved Jacob.



Cross References

Hebrews 11:9

By faith he sojourned as a stranger in the land of promise as a foreign country, having dwelt in tents with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise;

Genesis 6:9

This is the history of Noah. Noah was a just man, perfect amongst his generations: Noah walked with God.

Genesis 10:9

He was a mighty hunter before Jehovah; therefore it is said, As Nimrod, the mighty hunter before Jehovah!

Genesis 21:20

And God was with the lad, and he grew; and he dwelt in the wilderness, and became an archer.

Genesis 27:3-5

And now, I pray thee, take thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field and hunt me venison,

Genesis 27:40

And by thy sword shalt thou live; And thou shalt serve thy brother; And it shall come to pass when thou rovest about, That thou shalt break his yoke from off thy neck.

Genesis 28:10-11

And Jacob went out from Beer-sheba, and went towards Haran.

Genesis 31:39-41

What was torn I have not brought to thee; I had to bear the loss of it: of my hand hast thou required it, whether stolen by day or stolen by night.

Genesis 46:34

then ye shall say, Thy servants are men that have been occupied with cattle from our youth even until now, both we and our fathers; in order that ye may dwell in the land of Goshen; for every shepherd is an abomination to the Egyptians.

Job 1:1

There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job; and this man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God and abstained from evil.

Job 1:8

And Jehovah said to Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God and abstaineth from evil?

Job 2:3

And Jehovah said to Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God and abstaineth from evil? and still he remaineth firm in his integrity, though thou movedst me against him, to swallow him up without cause.

Psalm 37:37

Mark the perfect, and behold the upright, for the end of that man is peace;

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