Genesis 31:21
New International Version
So he fled with all he had, crossed the Euphrates River, and headed for the hill country of Gilead.

New Living Translation
So Jacob took all his possessions with him and crossed the Euphrates River, heading for the hill country of Gilead.

English Standard Version
He fled with all that he had and arose and crossed the Euphrates, and set his face toward the hill country of Gilead.

Berean Study Bible
So he fled with all his possessions, crossed the Euphrates, and headed for the hill country of Gilead.

King James Bible
So he fled with all that he had; and he rose up, and passed over the river, and set his face toward the mount Gilead.

New King James Version
So he fled with all that he had. He arose and crossed the river, and headed toward the mountains of Gilead.

New American Standard Bible
So he fled with all that he had; and he got up and crossed the Euphrates River, and set out for the hill country of Gilead.

NASB 1995
So he fled with all that he had; and he arose and crossed the Euphrates River, and set his face toward the hill country of Gilead.

NASB 1977
So he fled with all that he had; and he arose and crossed the Euphrates River, and set his face toward the hill country of Gilead.

Amplified Bible
So he fled with everything that he had, and got up and crossed the river [Euphrates], and set his face toward the hill country of Gilead [east of the Jordan River].

Christian Standard Bible
He fled with all his possessions, crossed the Euphrates, and headed for the hill country of Gilead.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He fled with all his possessions, crossed the Euphrates, and headed for the hill country of Gilead.

American Standard Version
So he fled with all that he had; and he rose up, and passed over the River, and set his face toward the mountain of Gilead.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he fled, he and all whom he had, and he arose and he passed through the river and set his face toward Mount Gilead.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he departed himself and all that belonged to him, and passed over the river, and went into the mountain Galaad.

Contemporary English Version
When Jacob crossed the Euphrates River and headed for the hill country of Gilead, he took with him everything he owned.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when he was gone, together with all that belonged to him, and having passed the river, was going on towards mount Galaad,

English Revised Version
So he fled with all that he had; and he rose up, and passed over the River, and set his face toward the mountain of Gilead.

Good News Translation
He took everything he owned and left in a hurry. He crossed the Euphrates River and started for the hill country of Gilead.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So he left in a hurry with all that belonged to him. He crossed the Euphrates River and went toward the mountains of Gilead.

International Standard Version
Jacob fled, taking everything that he owned. He got up, crossed the river, and headed to the hill country of Gilead.

JPS Tanakh 1917
So he fled with all that he had; and he rose up, and passed over the River, and set his face toward the mountain of Gilead.

Literal Standard Version
and he flees, he and all that he has, and rises, and passes over the River, and sets his face [toward] the Mount of Gilead.

NET Bible
He left with all he owned. He quickly crossed the Euphrates River and headed for the hill country of Gilead.

New Heart English Bible
So he fled with everything that he had, and he arose and crossed the River, and set out toward the hill country of Gilead.

World English Bible
So he fled with all that he had. He rose up, passed over the River, and set his face toward the mountain of Gilead.

Young's Literal Translation
and he fleeth, he and all that he hath, and riseth, and passeth over the River, and setteth his face toward the mount of Gilead.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jacob Flees from Laban
20Moreover, Jacob deceived Laban the Aramean by not telling him that he was running away. 21So he fled with all his possessions, crossed the Euphrates, and headed for the hill country of Gilead.

Cross References
Genesis 31:20
Moreover, Jacob deceived Laban the Aramean by not telling him that he was running away.

Genesis 31:22
On the third day Laban was informed that Jacob had fled.

Genesis 37:25
And as they sat down to eat a meal, they looked up and saw a caravan of Ishmaelites coming from Gilead. Their camels were carrying spices, balm, and myrrh on their way down to Egypt.


Treasury of Scripture

So he fled with all that he had; and he rose up, and passed over the river, and set his face toward the mount Gilead.

passed.

Genesis 2:14
And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which goeth toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates.

Genesis 15:18
In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates:

Joshua 24:2,3
And Joshua said unto all the people, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Your fathers dwelt on the other side of the flood in old time, even Terah, the father of Abraham, and the father of Nachor: and they served other gods…

set his.

Genesis 46:28
And he sent Judah before him unto Joseph, to direct his face unto Goshen; and they came into the land of Goshen.

Numbers 24:1
And when Balaam saw that it pleased the LORD to bless Israel, he went not, as at other times, to seek for enchantments, but he set his face toward the wilderness.

2 Kings 12:17
Then Hazael king of Syria went up, and fought against Gath, and took it: and Hazael set his face to go up to Jerusalem.

Gilead.

Genesis 31:23
And he took his brethren with him, and pursued after him seven days' journey; and they overtook him in the mount Gilead.

Numbers 32:1
Now the children of Reuben and the children of Gad had a very great multitude of cattle: and when they saw the land of Jazer, and the land of Gilead, that, behold, the place was a place for cattle;

Deuteronomy 3:12
And this land, which we possessed at that time, from Aroer, which is by the river Arnon, and half mount Gilead, and the cities thereof, gave I unto the Reubenites and to the Gadites.









(21) The river.--The Euphrates.

Mount Gilead.--Gilead, the region of rock, was the mountainous frontier between the Aramean and Canaanite races. The form of the word is so remote from ordinary Hebrew that we have in it, probably, a very old appellation of this region; and Jacob apparently plays upon it in his name Galeed (Genesis 31:47).

Verse 21. - So (literally, and) he fled with (literally, and) all that he had; and he rose up, and passed over the river, - i.e. the Euphrates, which was called by preeminence the river (cf. 1 Kings 4:21; Ezra 4:10, 16) - and set his face toward the mount Gilead. גִּלְעַד, according to Gesenius, "the hard, stony region," from an unused quadrilateral root, signifying to be hard, though, according to the historian (by a slight change in the punctuation), "The hill, or heap of witness," from the transaction recorded in verses 45-47, which name it here proleptically receives, was not the mountain-range to the south of the Jahbok, now styled Jebel Jilad (Gesenius), Jebel-as-Salt (Robinson), Jebel-osha (Tristram), since Jacob had not yet crossed the river, but that upon its northern hank, called Jebel Ajlun, and situated near Mahanaim (Delitzsch, Keil, Kalisch, Porter).

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Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
So he
הוּא֙ (hū)
Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

fled
וַיִּבְרַ֥ח (way·yiḇ·raḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1272: To bolt, to flee suddenly

with all
וְכָל־ (wə·ḵāl)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

his possessions,
אֲשֶׁר־ (’ă·šer-)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

crossed
וַיַּעֲבֹ֣ר (way·ya·‘ă·ḇōr)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5674: To pass over, through, or by, pass on

the Euphrates,
הַנָּהָ֑ר (han·nā·hār)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5104: A stream, prosperity

and headed for
וַיָּ֥שֶׂם (way·yā·śem)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7760: Put -- to put, place, set

the hill country
הַ֥ר (har)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 2022: Mountain, hill, hill country

of Gilead.
הַגִּלְעָֽד׃ (hag·gil·‘āḏ)
Article | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 1568: Gilead -- a region in Palestine, also the name of several Israelites


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