Genesis 32:8
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New International Version
He thought, "If Esau comes and attacks one group, the group that is left may escape."

New Living Translation
He thought, "If Esau meets one group and attacks it, perhaps the other group can escape."

English Standard Version
thinking, “If Esau comes to the one camp and attacks it, then the camp that is left will escape.”

New American Standard Bible
for he said, "If Esau comes to the one company and attacks it, then the company which is left will escape."

King James Bible
And said, If Esau come to the one company, and smite it, then the other company which is left shall escape.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He thought, "If Esau comes to one camp and attacks it, the remaining one can escape."

International Standard Version
Jacob was thinking, "If Esau comes to one group and attacks it, then the remaining group may escape."

NET Bible
"If Esau attacks one camp," he thought, "then the other camp will be able to escape."

New Heart English Bible
and he said, "If Esau comes to the one company, and strikes it, then the company which is left will escape."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He thought, "If Esau attacks the one camp, then the other camp will be able to escape."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he said: 'If Esau come to the one camp, and smite it, then the camp which is left shall escape.'

New American Standard 1977
for he said, “If Esau comes to the one company and attacks it, then the company which is left will escape.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
and said, If Esau comes to the one company and smites it, then the other company which is left shall escape.

King James 2000 Bible
And said, If Esau comes to the one company, and smites it, then the other company which is left shall escape.

American King James Version
And said, If Esau come to the one company, and smite it, then the other company which is left shall escape.

American Standard Version
and he said, If Esau come to the one company, and smite it, then the company which is left shall escape.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Saying: If Esau come to one company and destroy it, the other company that is left shall escape.

Darby Bible Translation
And he said, If Esau come to the one troop and smite it, then the other troop which is left shall escape.

English Revised Version
and he said, If Esau come to the one company, and smite it, then the company which is left shall escape.

Webster's Bible Translation
And said, If Esau shall come to the one company, and smite it, then the other company which is left, will escape.

World English Bible
and he said, "If Esau comes to the one company, and strikes it, then the company which is left will escape."

Young's Literal Translation
and saith, 'If Esau come in unto the one camp, and have smitten it -- then the camp which is left hath been for an escape.'
Study Bible
Jacob's Fear of Esau
7Then Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed; and he divided the people who were with him, and the flocks and the herds and the camels, into two companies; 8for he said, "If Esau comes to the one company and attacks it, then the company which is left will escape." 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,'…
Cross References
Genesis 32:7
Then Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed; and he divided the people who were with him, and the flocks and the herds and the camels, into two companies;

Genesis 32:9
Jacob 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,'
Treasury of Scripture

And said, If Esau come to the one company, and smite it, then the other company which is left shall escape.

Genesis 33:1-3 And Jacob lifted up his eyes, and looked, and, behold, Esau came, …

Matthew 10:16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the middle of wolves: be you …

And said, if Esau come to the one company, and smite it,.... The first, which perhaps consisted only of some servants, with a part of his cattle; so that if Esau should come in an hostile manner, and fall upon that, and slay the servants, and take the cattle as a booty:

then the other company which is left shall escape; by flight, in which most probably were he himself, his wives and children, and the camels to carry them off who would have notice by what should happen to the first band; but one would think, that, notwithstanding all this precaution and wise methods taken, there could be little expectation of escaping the hands of Esau, if he came out on such an ill design; for whither could they flee? or how could they hope to get out of the reach of four hundred men pursuing after them, unless it could be thought, or might be hoped, that the first company falling into his hands, and the revenge on them, and the plunder of them, would satiate him, and he would proceed no further? but Jacob did not trust to these methods he concerted, but betakes himself to God in prayer, as follows. 32:1-8 The angels of God appeared to Jacob, to encourage him with the assurance of the Divine protection. When God designs his people for great trials, he prepares them by great comforts. While Jacob, to whom the promise belonged, had been in hard service, Esau was become a prince. Jacob sent a message, showing that he did not insist upon the birth-right. Yielding pacifies great offences, Ec 10:4. We must not refuse to speak respectfully, even to those unjustly angry with us. Jacob received an account of Esau's warlike preparations against him, and was greatly afraid. A lively sense of danger, and quickening fear arising from it, may be found united with humble confidence in God's power and promise.
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