Genesis 32:22
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English Standard Version
The same night he arose and took his two wives, his two female servants, and his eleven children, and crossed the ford of the Jabbok.

King James Bible
And he rose up that night, and took his two wives, and his two womenservants, and his eleven sons, and passed over the ford Jabbok.

American Standard Version
And he rose up that night, and took his two wives, and his two handmaids, and his eleven children, and passed over the ford of the Jabbok.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And rising early he took his two wives, and his two handmaids, with his eleven sons, and passed over the ford of Jaboc.

English Revised Version
And he rose up that night, and took his two wives, and his two handmaids, and his eleven children, and passed over the ford of Jabbok.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he arose that night, and took his two wives, and his two women-servants, and his eleven sons, and passed over the ford Jabbok.

Genesis 32:22 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Although hoping for aid and safety from the Lord alone, Jacob neglected no means of doing what might help to appease his brother. Having taken up his quarters for the night in the place where he received the tidings of Esau's approach, he selected from his flocks ("of that which came to his hand," i.e., which he had acquired) a very respectable present of 550 head of cattle, and sent them in different detachments to meet Esau, "as a present from his servant Jacob," who was coming behind. The selection was in harmony with the general possessions of nomads (cf. Job 1:3; Job 42:12), and the proportion of male to female animals was arranged according to the agricultural rule of Varro (de re rustica 2, 3). The division of the present, "drove and drove separately," i.e., into several separate droves which followed one another at certain intervals, was to serve the purpose of gradually mitigating the wrath of Esau. פּנים כּפּר, Genesis 32:21, to appease the countenance; פּנים נשׁא to raise any one's countenance, i.e., to receive him in a friendly manner. This present he sent forward; and he himself remained the same night (mentioned in Genesis 32:14) in the camp.

Genesis 32:22 Parallel Commentaries

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his two wives.

Genesis 29:21-35 And Jacob said to Laban, Give me my wife, for my days are fulfilled, that I may go in to her...

Genesis 30:1-24 And when Rachel saw that she bore Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister; and said to Jacob, Give me children, or else I die...

Genesis 35:18,22-26 And it came to pass, as her soul was in departing, (for she died) that she called his name Benoni: but his father called him Benjamin...

1 Timothy 5:8 But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he has denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.

the ford Jabbok. Or, 'the ford of Jabbok,' a stream which takes its rise in the mountains of Gilead, and falls into the Jordan to the south of the lake of Gennesareth. It is now called the Zerka.

Deuteronomy 2:37 Only to the land of the children of Ammon you came not, nor to any place of the river Jabbok, nor to the cities in the mountains...

Deuteronomy 3:16 And to the Reubenites and to the Gadites I gave from Gilead even to the river Arnon half the valley...

Joshua 12:2 Sihon king of the Amorites, who dwelled in Heshbon, and ruled from Aroer, which is on the bank of the river Arnon...

Cross References
Genesis 32:21
So the present passed on ahead of him, and he himself stayed that night in the camp.

Genesis 32:23
He took them and sent them across the stream, and everything else that he had.

Deuteronomy 2:37
Only to the land of the sons of Ammon you did not draw near, that is, to all the banks of the river Jabbok and the cities of the hill country, whatever the LORD our God had forbidden us.

Deuteronomy 3:16
and to the Reubenites and the Gadites I gave the territory from Gilead as far as the Valley of the Arnon, with the middle of the valley as a border, as far over as the river Jabbok, the border of the Ammonites;

Joshua 12:2
Sihon king of the Amorites who lived at Heshbon and ruled from Aroer, which is on the edge of the Valley of the Arnon, and from the middle of the valley as far as the river Jabbok, the boundary of the Ammonites, that is, half of Gilead,

Judges 11:13
And the king of the Ammonites answered the messengers of Jephthah, "Because Israel on coming up from Egypt took away my land, from the Arnon to the Jabbok and to the Jordan; now therefore restore it peaceably."

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