Genesis 31:21
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New International Version
So he fled with all he had, crossed the Euphrates River, and headed for the hill country of Gilead.

New Living Translation
So Jacob took all his possessions with him and crossed the Euphrates River, heading for the hill country of Gilead.

English Standard Version
He fled with all that he had and arose and crossed the Euphrates, and set his face toward the hill country of Gilead.

Berean Study Bible
So he fled with all his possessions, crossed the Euphrates, and headed for the hill country of Gilead.

New American Standard Bible
So he fled with all that he had; and he arose and crossed the Euphrates River, and set his face toward the hill country of Gilead.

King James Bible
So he fled with all that he had; and he rose up, and passed over the river, and set his face toward the mount Gilead.

Christian Standard Bible
He fled with all his possessions, crossed the Euphrates, and headed for the hill country of Gilead.

Contemporary English Version
When Jacob crossed the Euphrates River and headed for the hill country of Gilead, he took with him everything he owned.

Good News Translation
He took everything he owned and left in a hurry. He crossed the Euphrates River and started for the hill country of Gilead.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He fled with all his possessions, crossed the Euphrates, and headed for the hill country of Gilead.

International Standard Version
Jacob fled, taking everything that he owned. He got up, crossed the river, and headed to the hill country of Gilead.

NET Bible
He left with all he owned. He quickly crossed the Euphrates River and headed for the hill country of Gilead.

New Heart English Bible
So he fled with all that he had. He rose up, passed over the River, and set his face toward the mountain of Gilead.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So he left in a hurry with all that belonged to him. He crossed the Euphrates River and went toward the mountains of Gilead.

JPS Tanakh 1917
So he fled with all that he had; and he rose up, and passed over the River, and set his face toward the mountain of Gilead.

New American Standard 1977
So he fled with all that he had; and he arose and crossed the Euphrates River, and set his face toward the hill country of Gilead.

Jubilee Bible 2000
So he fled with all that he had; and he rose up and passed the river and set his face toward Mount Gilead.

King James 2000 Bible
So he fled with all that he had; and he rose up, and passed over the river, and set his face toward the mount Gilead.

American King James Version
So he fled with all that he had; and he rose up, and passed over the river, and set his face toward the mount Gilead.

American Standard Version
So he fled with all that he had; and he rose up, and passed over the River, and set his face toward the mountain of Gilead.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when he was gone, together with all that belonged to him, and having passed the river, was going on towards mount Galaad,

Darby Bible Translation
And he fled with all that he had; and he rose up and passed over the river, and set his face [toward] mount Gilead.

English Revised Version
So he fled with all that he had; and he rose up, and passed over the River, and set his face toward the mountain of Gilead.

Webster's Bible Translation
So he fled with all that he had; and he arose, and passed over the river, and set his face towards the mount Gilead.

World English Bible
So he fled with all that he had. He rose up, passed over the River, and set his face toward the mountain of Gilead.

Young's Literal Translation
and he fleeth, he and all that he hath, and riseth, and passeth over the River, and setteth his face toward the mount of Gilead.
Study Bible
Jacob Flees from Laban
20Moreover, Jacob deceived Laban the Aramean by not telling him that he was running away. 21So he fled with all his possessions, crossed the Euphrates, and headed for the hill country of Gilead.
Cross References
Genesis 31:20
Moreover, Jacob deceived Laban the Aramean by not telling him that he was running away.

Genesis 31:22
On the third day Laban was informed that Jacob had fled.

Genesis 37:25
And as they sat down to eat a meal, they looked up and saw a caravan of Ishmaelites coming from Gilead. Their camels were carrying spices, balm, and myrrh on their way down to Egypt.

Treasury of Scripture

So he fled with all that he had; and he rose up, and passed over the river, and set his face toward the mount Gilead.

passed.

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set his.

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Luke 9:51-53 And it came to pass, when the time was come that he should be received …

Gilead.

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Deuteronomy 3:12 And this land, which we possessed at that time, from Aroer, which …

Joshua 13:8,9 With whom the Reubenites and the Gadites have received their inheritance, …

Judges 10:18 And the people and princes of Gilead said one to another, What man …

1 Kings 17:1 And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said …

(21) The river.--The Euphrates.

Mount Gilead.--Gilead, the region of rock, was the mountainous frontier between the Aramean and Canaanite races. The form of the word is so remote from ordinary Hebrew that we have in it, probably, a very old appellation of this region; and Jacob apparently plays upon it in his name Galeed (Genesis 31:47).

Verse 21. - So (literally, and) he fled with (literally, and) all that he had; and he rose up, and passed over the river, - i.e. the Euphrates, which was called by preeminence the river (cf. 1 Kings 4:21; Ezra 4:10, 16) - and set his face toward the mount Gilead. גִּלְעַד, according to Gesenius, "the hard, stony region," from an unused quadrilateral root, signifying to be hard, though, according to the historian (by a slight change in the punctuation), "The hill, or heap of witness," from the transaction recorded in verses 45-47, which name it here proleptically receives, was not the mountain-range to the south of the Jahbok, now styled Jebel Jilad (Gesenius), Jebel-as-Salt (Robinson), Jebel-osha (Tristram), since Jacob had not yet crossed the river, but that upon its northern hank, called Jebel Ajlun, and situated near Mahanaim (Delitzsch, Keil, Kalisch, Porter).

CHAPTER 31:22-44 So he fled with all that he had,.... His wives, his children, cattle and substance:

and he rose up, and passed over the river; the river Euphrates, as the Targum of Jonathan expresses it, which lay between Mesopotamia and Canaan:

and set his face toward the mount Gilead: he travelled and bent his course that way: this, was a mountain on the border of the land of Canaan, adjoining to Lebanon, near which was a very fruitful country, which had its name from it: it is so called here by way of anticipation; for this name was afterwards given it from the heap of stones here laid, as a witness of the agreement between Laban and Jacob, Genesis 31:45. 31:1-21 The affairs of these families are related very minutely, while (what are called) the great events of states and kingdoms at that period, are not mentioned. The Bible teaches people the common duties of life, how to serve God, how to enjoy the blessings he bestows, and to do good in the various stations and duties of life. Selfish men consider themselves robbed of all that goes past them, and covetousness will even swallow up natural affection. Men's overvaluing worldly wealth is that error which is the root of covetousness, envy, and all evil. The men of the world stand in each other's way, and every one seems to be taking away from the rest; hence discontent, envy, and discord. But there are possessions that will suffice for all; happy they who seek them in the first place. In all our removals we should have respect to the command and promise of God. If He be with us, we need not fear. The perils which surround us are so many, that nothing else can really encourage our hearts. To remember favoured seasons of communion with God, is very refreshing when in difficulties; and we should often recollect our vows, that we fail not to fulfil them.
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