Genesis 31:17
New International Version
Then Jacob put his children and his wives on camels,

New Living Translation
So Jacob put his wives and children on camels,

English Standard Version
So Jacob arose and set his sons and his wives on camels.

Berean Study Bible
Then Jacob got up and put his children and his wives on camels,

King James Bible
Then Jacob rose up, and set his sons and his wives upon camels;

New King James Version
Then Jacob rose and set his sons and his wives on camels.

New American Standard Bible
Then Jacob stood up and put his children and his wives on camels;

NASB 1995
Then Jacob arose and put his children and his wives upon camels;

NASB 1977
Then Jacob arose and put his children and his wives upon camels;

Amplified Bible
Then Jacob stood [and took action] and put his children and his wives on camels;

Christian Standard Bible
So Jacob got up and put his children and wives on the camels.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Jacob got up and put his children and wives on the camels.

American Standard Version
Then Jacob rose up, and set his sons and his wives upon the camels;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Yaquuv stood and lifted his children and his wives onto camels;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Jacob arose and took his wives and his children up on the camels;

Contemporary English Version
Then Jacob, his wives, and his children got on camels and left

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then Jacob rose up, and having set his children and wives upon camels, went his way.

English Revised Version
Then Jacob rose up, and set his sons and his wives upon the camels;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then Jacob put his children and his wives on camels.

International Standard Version
So Jacob got up, seated his children and wives on camels,

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then Jacob rose up, and set his sons and his wives upon the camels;

Literal Standard Version
And Jacob rises, and lifts up his sons and his wives on the camels,

NET Bible
So Jacob immediately put his children and his wives on the camels.

New Heart English Bible
Then Jacob got up and put his sons and his wives on the camels,

World English Bible
Then Jacob rose up, and set his sons and his wives on the camels,

Young's Literal Translation
And Jacob riseth, and lifteth up his sons and his wives on the camels,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jacob Flees from Laban
16Surely all the wealth that God has taken away from our father belongs to us and to our children. So do whatever God has told you.” 17Then Jacob got up and put his children and his wives on camels, 18and he drove all his livestock before him, along with all the possessions he had acquired in Paddan-aram, to go to his father Isaac in the land in Canaan.…

Cross References
Genesis 31:16
Surely all the wealth that God has taken away from our father belongs to us and to our children. So do whatever God has told you."

Genesis 31:18
and he drove all his livestock before him, along with all the possessions he had acquired in Paddan-aram, to go to his father Isaac in the land in Canaan.


Treasury of Scripture

Then Jacob rose up, and set his sons and his wives on camels;

upon camels.

Genesis 24:10,61
And the servant took ten camels of the camels of his master, and departed; for all the goods of his master were in his hand: and he arose, and went to Mesopotamia, unto the city of Nahor…

1 Samuel 30:17
And David smote them from the twilight even unto the evening of the next day: and there escaped not a man of them, save four hundred young men, which rode upon camels, and fled.









(17, 18) Jacob rose up.--This was the final result of Jacob's deliberation with his wives, but it did not take place till the time of sheep-shearing. Jacob must have prepared his plans very carefully to be able to leave none of his wealth behind; but he would be greatly helped in this by the fact that his own head-quarters were thirty or forty miles distant from Haran (Genesis 30:36).

Verses 17, 18. - Then (literally, and) Jacob rose up (expressive of the vigor and alacrity with which, having obtained the concurrence of his wives, Jacob set about fulfilling the Divine instructions), and set his sons - his children, as in Genesis 31:1; Genesis 32:12, including Dinah, if by this time she had been born (vide Genesis 30:21) - and his wives upon camels. Since neither were able to undertake a journey to Canaan on foot, his oldest son being not more than thirteen years of age and his youngest not more than six. One camel, vide Genesis 12:16. And he carried away - the verb נָהֵג, to pant, which is specially used of those who are exhausted by running (Gesenins, sub voce), may perhaps indicate the haste with which Jacob acted - all his cattle, - Mikneh, literally, possession, from kanah, to procure, always used of cattle, the chief wealth of a nomad (cf. Genesis 13:2; Genesis 26:14) - and all his goods which he had gotten, - Recush, literally, acquisition, hence substance, wealth in general, from racash, to acquire (vide Genesis 14:11, 16, 21; Genesis 15:14), which, however, is more specifically described as - the cattle of his getting, which he had gotten (both of the above verbs, kanah and racash, being now employed) in (i.e. during his stay in) Padan-aram, for to go to Issac his father in the land of Canaan.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

got up
וַיָּ֖קָם (way·yā·qām)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6965: To arise, stand up, stand

and put
וַיִּשָּׂ֛א (way·yiś·śā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5375: To lift, carry, take

his children
בָּנָ֥יו (bā·nāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 1121: A son

and his wives
נָשָׁ֖יו (nā·šāw)
Noun - feminine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 802: Woman, wife, female

on
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

camels,
הַגְּמַלִּֽים׃ (hag·gə·mal·lîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 1581: A camel


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