Genesis 30:36
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.

Berean Study Bible
Then he put a three-day journey between himself and Jacob, while Jacob was shepherding the rest of Laban’s flocks.

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.

New King James Version
Then he put 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.

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

Contemporary English Version
Then Laban made Jacob keep the rest of the sheep and goats at a distance of three days' journey.

Good News Translation
and then went away from Jacob with this flock as far as he could travel in three days. Jacob took care of 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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he set a distance of a three days' journey between them and Jacob. And Jacob tended the cattle of Laban that were left behind.

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
35That very day Laban removed all the streaked or spotted male goats and every speckled or spotted female goat—every one that had any white on it—and every dark-colored lamb, and he placed them under the care of his sons. 36Then he put a three-day journey between himself and Jacob, while Jacob was shepherding the rest of Laban’s flocks. 37Jacob, however, took fresh branches of poplar, almond, and plane trees, and peeled the bark, exposing the white inner wood of the branches.…
Cross References
Genesis 30:35
That very day Laban removed all the streaked or spotted male goats and every speckled or spotted female goat--every one that had any white on it--and every dark-colored lamb, and he placed them under the care of his sons.

Genesis 30:37
Jacob, however, took fresh branches of poplar, almond, and plane trees, and peeled the bark, exposing the white inner wood of the branches.

Treasury of Scripture

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







Lexicon
Then he put
וַיָּ֗שֶׂם (way·yā·śem)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7760: Put -- to put, place, set

a three-day
שְׁלֹ֣שֶׁת (šə·lō·šeṯ)
Number - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7969: Three, third, thrice

journey
דֶּ֚רֶךְ (de·reḵ)
Noun - common singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

between
בֵּינ֖וֹ (bê·nōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 996: An interval, space between

himself and Jacob,
יַעֲקֹ֑ב (ya·‘ă·qōḇ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3290: Jacob -- a son of Isaac, also his desc

while Jacob
וְיַעֲקֹ֗ב (wə·ya·‘ă·qōḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3290: Jacob -- a son of Isaac, also his desc

was shepherding
רֹעֶ֛ה (rō·‘eh)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7462: To tend a, flock, pasture it, in, to graze, to rule, to associate with

the rest
הַנּוֹתָרֹֽת׃ (han·nō·w·ṯā·rōṯ)
Article | Verb - Nifal - Participle - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3498: To jut over, exceed, to excel, to remain, be left, to leave, cause to abound, preserve

of Laban’s
לָבָ֖ן (lā·ḇān)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3837: Laban -- father-in-law of Jacob

flocks.
צֹ֥אן (ṣōn)
Noun - common singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6629: Small cattle, sheep and goats, flock
(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. 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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