Genesis 25:24

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 25:24

And when her dayes to be deliuered were fulfilled, behold, there were twinnes in her wombe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

When her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And when the time came for her to give birth, there were two children in her body.
- Basic English Bible

And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb.
- Darby Bible

And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb.
- Webster's Bible

When her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb.
- World English Bible

And her days to bear are fulfilled, and lo, twins [are] in her womb;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Genesis 25:24

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 25:24


25:22 The children struggled within her - The commotion was altogether extra - ordinary, and made her very uneasy: If it be so, or, since it is so, why am I thus? - Before the want of children was her trouble, now the struggle of the children is no less so. And she went to enquire of the Lord - Some think Melchizedek was now consulted as an oracle, or perhaps some Urim or Teraphim were now used to enquire of God by, as afterwards in the breast - plate of judgment. The word and prayer, by which we now enquire of the Lord, give great relief to those that are upon any account perplexed: it is a mighty ease to spread our case before the Lord, and ask council at his mouth.

25:23 Two nations are in thy womb - She was now big not only with two children, but two nations, which should not only in their manners greatly differ from each other, but in their interest contend with each other, and the issue of the contest should be that the elder should serve the younger, which was fulfilled in the subjection of the Edomites for many ages to the house of David.

25:25 Esau when he was born was red and hairy, as if he had been already a grown man, whence he had his name Esau, made, reared already. This was an indication of a very strong constitution, and gave cause to expect that he would be a very robust, daring, active man. But Jacob was smooth and tender as other children.

25:26 His hand took hold on Esau's heel - This signified, Jacob's pursuit of the birth - right and blessing; from the first he reached forth to have catched hold of it, and if possible to have prevented his brother. His prevailing for it at last: that in process of time he should gain his point. This passage is referred to #Hos 12:3|, and from hence he had his name Jacob, a supplanter.


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