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.(A) 26 After this, his brother came out grasping Esau’s heel with his hand.(B) So he was named Jacob.[c](C) Isaac was 60 years old when they were born.

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  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

28 “Your name will no longer be Jacob,”(A) He said. “It will be Israel[a] because you have struggled with God(B) and with men and have prevailed.”

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  1. Genesis 32:28 In Hb, the name Israel sounds like “he struggled (with) God.”