Genesis 30:36
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New International Version
Then he put a three-day journey between himself and Jacob, while Jacob continued to tend the rest of Laban's flocks.

New Living Translation
who took them a three-days' journey from where Jacob was. Meanwhile, Jacob stayed and cared for the rest of Laban's flock.

English Standard Version
And he set a distance of three days’ journey between himself and Jacob, and Jacob pastured the rest of Laban’s flock.

New American Standard Bible
And he put a distance of three days' journey between himself and Jacob, and Jacob fed the rest of Laban's flocks.

King James Bible
And he set three days' journey betwixt himself and Jacob: and Jacob fed the rest of Laban's flocks.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He put a three-day journey between himself and Jacob. Jacob, meanwhile, was shepherding the rest of Laban's flock.

International Standard Version
He sent them as far away from Jacob as a three days' journey could take them. Meanwhile, Jacob kept tending the rest of Laban's flock.

NET Bible
Then he separated them from Jacob by a three-day journey, while Jacob was taking care of the rest of Laban's flocks.

New Heart English Bible
He set three days' journey between himself and Jacob, and Jacob fed the rest of Laban's flocks.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He traveled three days away from Jacob. Jacob continued to take care of the rest of Laban's flocks.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he set three days' journey betwixt himself and Jacob. And Jacob fed the rest of Laban's flocks.

New American Standard 1977
And he put a distance of three days’ journey between himself and Jacob, and Jacob fed the rest of Laban’s flocks.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he set three days' journey between himself and Jacob, and Jacob fed the rest of Laban's flocks.

King James 2000 Bible
And he set three days' journey between himself and Jacob: and Jacob fed the rest of Laban's flocks.

American King James Version
And he set three days' journey between himself and Jacob: and Jacob fed the rest of Laban's flocks.

American Standard Version
and he set three days journey betwixt himself and Jacob: and Jacob fed the rest of Laban's flocks.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he set the space of three days' journey betwixt himself and his son in law, who fed the rest of his flock.

Darby Bible Translation
And he put three days' journey between himself and Jacob. And Jacob fed the rest of Laban's flock.

English Revised Version
and he set three days' journey betwixt himself and Jacob: and Jacob fed the rest of Laban's flocks.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he set three days' journey between himself and Jacob: and Jacob fed the rest of Laban's flocks.

World English Bible
He set three days' journey between himself and Jacob, and Jacob fed the rest of Laban's flocks.

Young's Literal Translation
and setteth a journey of three days between himself and Jacob; and Jacob is feeding the rest of the flock of Laban.
Study Bible
Jacob Prospers
35So he removed on that day the striped and spotted male goats and all the speckled and spotted female goats, every one with white in it, and all the black ones among the sheep, and gave them into the care of his sons. 36And he put a distance of three days' journey between himself and Jacob, and Jacob fed the rest of Laban's flocks. 37Then Jacob took fresh rods of poplar and almond and plane trees, and peeled white stripes in them, exposing the white which was in the rods.…
Cross References
Genesis 30:35
So he removed on that day the striped and spotted male goats and all the speckled and spotted female goats, every one with white in it, and all the black ones among the sheep, and gave them into the care of his sons.

Genesis 30:37
Then Jacob took fresh rods of poplar and almond and plane trees, and peeled white stripes in them, exposing the white which was in the rods.
Treasury of Scripture

And he set three days' journey between himself and Jacob: and Jacob fed the rest of Laban's flocks.

(36) He set three days' journey betwixt himself and Jacob.--This means that Laban required that there should be an interval of between thirty and forty miles between "himself," that is, his flocks, and those of Jacob. His wealth in sheep and goats must have been enormous to require so large a separate feeding-ground; and this we learn from Genesis 30:30 had been the result of Jacob's care. The words "and Jacob fed," &c., are added to correct the natural supposition that he would at least give some part of his time and care to his own flocks, whereas it was his personal duty to attend only to those of Laban. The verse, nevertheless, is awkward, and the Syriac has probably preserved the right-reading: "And he set three days' journey between himself and Laban: and Jacob fed the flock of Laban that was left." The Samaritan and LXX. read, "between them and Jacob."

Verse 36. - And (as if to insure the impossibility of the two flocks mingling and breeding) he set three days journey betwixt himself (with his sons and the parti-colored animals) and Jacob: and Jacob fed the rest of Laban's flocks - out of which he was to pay himself as best he could in accordance with the contract. And he set three days' journey between himself and Jacob,.... Not three days' journey for a man, but for cattle; this distance there was between the place where Laban and his sons kept the spotted, speckled, and brown cattle, and that in which Jacob kept the flock only consisting of white sheep; and this was done, that the flocks might not be mixed, and that there might be no opportunity to take any of the spotted ones, and that they might not stray into Jacob's flock; or lest any of his seeing them might bring forth the like, such precaution was used:

and Jacob fed the rest of Laban's flock; those that remained after the spotted, speckled, and brown were taken out; and Jacob having none but white sheep, there was no great likelihood, according to the course of nature, of his having much for his hire; since he was only to have the spotted, speckled, and brown ones that came from them, and generally like begets like; and, according to the Jewish writers (p), those that were committed to his care were old and barren, and sick, and infirm, that so he might have no profit from them.

(p) Bereshit Rabba, sect. 73. fol. 64. 1. Targum Jon. & Jarchi in loc. 30:25-43 The fourteen years being gone, Jacob was willing to depart without any provision, except God's promise. But he had in many ways a just claim on Laban's substance, and it was the will of God that he should be provided for from it. He referred his cause to God, rather than agree for stated wages with Laban, whose selfishness was very great. And it would appear that he acted honestly, when none but those of the colours fixed upon should be found among his cattle. Laban selfishly thought that his cattle would produce few different in colour from their own. Jacob's course after this agreement has been considered an instance of his policy and management. But it was done by intimation from God, and as a token of his power. The Lord will one way or another plead the cause of the oppressed, and honour those who simply trust his providence. Neither could Laban complain of Jacob, for he had nothing more than was freely agreed that he should have; nor was he injured, but greatly benefitted by Jacob's services. May all our mercies be received with thanksgiving and prayer, that coming from his bounty, they may lead to his praise.
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