24 "Are you really my son Esau?" he asked. "I am," he replied.

Other Translations of Genesis 27:24

King James Version

24 And he said, Art thou my very son Esau? And he said, I am.

English Standard Version

24 He said, "Are you really my son Esau?" He answered, "I am."

The Message

24 he pressed him, "You're sure? You are my son Esau?" "Yes. I am."

New King James Version

24 Then he said, "Are you really my son Esau?" He said, "I am."

New Living Translation

24 "But are you really my son Esau?" he asked. "Yes, I am," Jacob replied.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Genesis 27:24

Commentary on Genesis 27:18-29

(Read Genesis 27:18-29)

Jacob, with some difficulty, gained his point, and got the blessing. This blessing is in very general terms. No mention is made of the distinguishing mercies in the covenant with Abraham. This might be owing to Isaac having Esau in his mind, though it was Jacob who was before him. He could not be ignorant how Esau had despised the best things. Moreover, his attachment to Esau, so as to disregard the mind of God, must have greatly weakened his own faith in these things. It might therefore be expected, that leanness would attend his blessing, agreeing with the state of his mind.