Genesis 32:10
Parallel Verses
New International Version
I am unworthy of all the kindness and faithfulness you have shown your servant. I had only my staff when I crossed this Jordan, but now I have become two camps.

New Living Translation
I am not worthy of all the unfailing love and faithfulness you have shown to me, your servant. When I left home and crossed the Jordan River, I owned nothing except a walking stick. Now my household fills two large camps!

English Standard Version
I am not worthy of the least of all the deeds of steadfast love and all the faithfulness that you have shown to your servant, for with only my staff I crossed this Jordan, and now I have become two camps.

New American Standard Bible
I am unworthy of all the lovingkindness and of all the faithfulness which You have shown to Your servant; for with my staff only I crossed this Jordan, and now I have become two companies.

King James Bible
I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth, which thou hast shewed unto thy servant; for with my staff I passed over this Jordan; and now I am become two bands.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I am unworthy of all the kindness and faithfulness You have shown Your servant. Indeed, I crossed over this Jordan with my staff, and now I have become two camps.

International Standard Version
I'm unworthy of all your gracious love, your faithfulness, and everything that you've done for your servant. When I first crossed over this river, I had only my staff. But now I've become two groups.

NET Bible
I am not worthy of all the faithful love you have shown your servant. With only my walking stick I crossed the Jordan, but now I have become two camps.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I'm not worthy of all the love and faithfulness you have shown me. I only had a shepherd's staff when I crossed the Jordan River, but now I have two camps.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies and of all the truth which thou hast showed unto thy slave; for with my staff I passed over this Jordan and now I am become two bands.

King James 2000 Bible
I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth, which you have showed unto your servant; for with my staff I passed over this Jordan; and now I have become two bands.

American King James Version
I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth, which you have showed to your servant; for with my staff I passed over this Jordan; and now I am become two bands.

American Standard Version
I am not worthy of the least of all the lovingkindnesses, and of all the truth, which thou hast showed unto thy servant; for with my staff I passed over this Jordan; and now I am become two companies.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I am not worthy of the least of all thy mercies, and of thy truth which thou hast fulfilled to thy servant. With my staff I passed over this Jordan; and now I return with two companies.

Darby Bible Translation
-- I am too small for all the loving-kindness and all the faithfulness that thou hast shewn unto thy servant; for with my staff I passed over this Jordan, and now I am become two troops.

English Revised Version
I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth, which thou hast shewed unto thy servant; for with my staff I passed over this Jordan; and now I am become two companies.

Webster's Bible Translation
I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth, which thou hast shown to thy servant: for with my staff I passed over this Jordan, and now I am become two bands.

World English Bible
I am not worthy of the least of all the loving kindnesses, and of all the truth, which you have shown to your servant; for with just my staff I passed over this Jordan; and now I have become two companies.

Young's Literal Translation
I have been unworthy of all the kind acts, and of all the truth which Thou hast done with thy servant -- for, with my staff I passed over this Jordan, and now I have become two camps.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

32:9-23 Times of fear should be times of prayer: whatever causes fear, should drive us to our knees, to our God. Jacob had lately seen his guards of angels, but in this distress he applied to God, not to them; he knew they were his fellow-servants, Re 22:9. There cannot be a better pattern for true prayer than this. Here is a thankful acknowledgement of former undeserved favours; a humble confession of unworthiness; a plain statement of his fears and distress; a full reference of the whole affair to the Lord, and resting all his hopes on him. The best we can say to God in prayer, is what he has said to us. Thus he made the name of the Lord his strong tower, and could not but be safe. Jacob's fear did not make him sink into despair, nor did his prayer make him presume upon God's mercy, without the use of means. God answers prayers by teaching us to order our affairs aright. To pacify Esau, Jacob sent him a present. We must not despair of reconciling ourselves to those most angry against us.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

I am not worthy of the least of all thy mercies,.... Or of any of them, according to his humble sense of things his mind was now impressed with; he was not worthy of the least mercy and favour that had been bestowed upon him; not even of any temporal mercy, and much less of any spiritual one, and therefore did not expect any from the hands of God, on account of any merit of his own: or "I am less than all thy mercies" (w); Jacob had had many mercies and favours bestowed upon him by the Lord, which he was sensible of, and thankful for, notwithstanding all the ill usage and hard treatment he had met with in Laban's house, and those were very great ones; he was not worthy of all, nor any of them; he was not deserving of the least of them, as our version truly gives the sense of the words:

and of all the truth, which thou hast showed unto thy servant; in performing promises made to him; grace, mercy, and goodness are seen making promises, and truth and faithfulness in the performance of them; Jacob had had a rich experience of both, and was deeply affected therewith, and which made him humble before God:

for with my staff I passed over this Jordan; the river Jordan, near to which he now was, or at least had it in view, either with the eyes of his body, or his mind; this river he passed over when he went to Haran with his staff in his hand, and that only, which was either a shepherd's staff, or a travelling one, the latter most likely: he passed "alone" over it, as Onkelos and Jonathan add by way of illustration; unaccompanied by any, having no friend with him, nor servant to attend him. Jarchi's paraphrase is,"there was not with me neither silver nor gold, nor cattle, but my staff only."

And now I am become two bands; into which he had now divided his wives, children, servants, and cattle; this he mentions, to observe the great goodness of God to him, and the large increase he had made him, and how different his circumstances now were to what they were when he was upon this spot, or thereabout, twenty years ago.

(w) "minor sum cunctis misericordiis", Pagninus, Drusius & Schmidt.



Genesis 32:10 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jacob's Fear of Esau
9Jacob said, "O God of my father Abraham and God of my father Isaac, O LORD, who said to me, 'Return to your country and to your relatives, and I will prosper you,' 10I am unworthy of all the lovingkindness and of all the faithfulness which You have shown to Your servant; for with my staff only I crossed this Jordan, and now I have become two companies. 11"Deliver me, I pray, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau; for I fear him, that he will come and attack me and the mothers with the children.…
Cross References
Genesis 24:27
saying, "Praise be to the LORD, the God of my master Abraham, who has not abandoned his kindness and faithfulness to my master. As for me, the LORD has led me on the journey to the house of my master's relatives."

2 Samuel 17:24
David went to Mahanaim, and Absalom crossed the Jordan with all the men of Israel.

Micah 7:20
You will be faithful to Jacob, and show love to Abraham, as you pledged on oath to our ancestors in days long ago.
Treasury of Scripture

I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth, which you have showed to your servant; for with my staff I passed over this Jordan; and now I am become two bands.

not worthy of the least of all. Heb. less than all.

Genesis 18:27 And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken on me to …

2 Samuel 7:18 Then went king David in, and sat before the LORD, and he said, Who …

Job 42:5,6 I have heard of you by the hearing of the ear: but now my eye sees you…

Psalm 16:2 O my soul, you have said to the LORD, You are my Lord: my goodness …

Isaiah 6:5 Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean …

Isaiah 63:7 I will mention the loving kindnesses of the LORD, and the praises …

Daniel 9:8,9 O Lord, to us belongs confusion of face, to our kings, to our princes, …

Luke 5:8 When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, Depart …

Luke 17:10 So likewise you, when you shall have done all those things which …

2 Corinthians 12:11 I am become a fool in glorying; you have compelled me: for I ought …

1 Timothy 1:12-15 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has enabled me, for that he …

1 Peter 5:5 Likewise, you younger, submit yourselves to the elder. Yes, all of …

1 John 1:8-10 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth …

mercies.

Genesis 24:27 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of my master Abraham, who has …

Psalm 8:5 For you have made him a little lower than the angels, and have crowned …

truth.

Genesis 24:27 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of my master Abraham, who has …

Genesis 28:15 And, behold, I am with you, and will keep you in all places where …

Psalm 61:7 He shall abide before God for ever: O prepare mercy and truth, which …

Psalm 85:10 Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed …

Micah 7:20 You will perform the truth to Jacob, and the mercy to Abraham, which …

my staff.

Genesis 28:10,11 And Jacob went out from Beersheba, and went toward Haran…

Job 8:7 Though your beginning was small, yet your latter end should greatly increase.

Psalm 18:35 You have also given me the shield of your salvation: and your right …

two bands.

Genesis 32:5,7 And I have oxen, and donkeys, flocks, and menservants, and womenservants: …

Genesis 30:43 And the man increased exceedingly, and had much cattle, and maidservants, …

Deuteronomy 8:18 But you shall remember the LORD your God: for it is he that gives …

Psalm 18:35 You have also given me the shield of your salvation: and your right …

Psalm 84:7 They go from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion appears before God.

Job 17:9 The righteous also shall hold on his way, and he that has clean hands …

Proverbs 4:18 But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shines more …

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