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Genesis 25:23-26 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

23 And the Lord said to her:

Two nations are in your womb;
two people will come from you and be separated.
One people will be stronger than the other,
and the older will serve the younger.

24 When her time came to give birth, there were indeed twins in her womb. 25 The first one came out red-looking,[a] covered with hair[b] like a fur coat, and they named him Esau. 26 After this, his brother came out grasping Esau’s heel with his hand. So he was named Jacob.[c] Isaac was 60 years old when they were born.


  1. Genesis 25:25 In Hb, the word red-looking sounds like “Edom”; Gn 32:3.
  2. Genesis 25:25 In Hb, the word hair sounds like “Seir”; Gn 32:3.
  3. Genesis 25:26 = He Grasps the Heel

Genesis 25:30 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

30 He said to Jacob, “Let me eat some of that red stuff, because I’m exhausted.” That is why he was also named Edom.[a]


  1. Genesis 25:30 = Red

Genesis 36:8 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

So Esau (that is, Edom) lived in the mountains of Seir.


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