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Genesis 25:24

    Genesis 25:24 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

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

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

    When her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Genesis 25:24

    There were twins - תומם thomim, from which comes Thomas, properly interpreted by the word Διδυμος, Didymus, which signifies a twin; so the first person who was called Thomas or Didymus, we may take for granted, had this name from the circumstance of his being a twin.

    Barnes' Notes on Genesis 25:24

    The twins are born in due time. The difference is manifest in the outward appearance. The first is red and hairy. These qualities indicate a passionate and precocious nature. He is called "Esau the hairy," or "the made up," the prematurely developed. His brother is like other children. An act takes place in the very birth foreshadowing their future history. The second has a hold of his brother's heel, as if he would trip him up from his very birth. Hence, he is called "Jacob the wrestler," who takes hold by the heel.