Genesis 32:19
New International Version
He also instructed the second, the third and all the others who followed the herds: "You are to say the same thing to Esau when you meet him.

New Living Translation
Jacob gave the same instructions to the second and third herdsmen and to all who followed behind the herds: “You must say the same thing to Esau when you meet him.

English Standard Version
He likewise instructed the second and the third and all who followed the droves, “You shall say the same thing to Esau when you find him,

Berean Study Bible
He also instructed the second, the third, and all those following behind the herds: “When you meet Esau, you are to say the same thing to him.

King James Bible
And so commanded he the second, and the third, and all that followed the droves, saying, On this manner shall ye speak unto Esau, when ye find him.

New King James Version
So he commanded the second, the third, and all who followed the droves, saying, “In this manner you shall speak to Esau when you find him;

New American Standard Bible
Then he commanded also the second and the third, and all those who followed the flocks, saying, “In this way you shall speak to Esau when you find him;

NASB 1995
Then he commanded also the second and the third, and all those who followed the droves, saying, "After this manner you shall speak to Esau when you find him;

NASB 1977
Then he commanded also the second and the third, and all those who followed the droves, saying, “After this manner you shall speak to Esau when you find him;

Amplified Bible
And so Jacob commanded the second and the third as well, and all that followed the herds, saying, “This is what you shall say to Esau when you meet him;

Christian Standard Bible
He also told the second one, the third, and everyone who was walking behind the animals, “Say the same thing to Esau when you find him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He also told the second one, the third, and everyone who was walking behind the animals, "Say the same thing to Esau when you find him.

American Standard Version
And he commanded also the second, and the third, and all that followed the droves, saying, On this manner shall ye speak unto Esau, when ye find him;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he commanded the second, also the third, and also all who were going after a fold saying, “According to this answer you will say to Esau whenever you have found him

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he charged the first and the second and the third, and all that went before him after these flocks, saying, Thus shall ye speak to Esau when ye find him;

Contemporary English Version
Jacob also told the men in charge of the second and third herds and those who followed to say the same thing when they met Esau.

Douay-Rheims Bible
In like manner he commanded the second and the third, and all that followed with the droves, saying: Speak ye the same words to Esau, when ye find him.

English Revised Version
And he commanded also the second, and the third, and all that followed the droves, saying, On this manner shall ye speak unto Esau, when ye find him;

Good News Translation
He gave the same order to the second, the third, and to all the others who were in charge of the herds: "This is what you must say to Esau when you meet him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He also commanded the second servant, the third, and all the others who followed the herds. He said, "Say the same thing to Esau when you find him.

International Standard Version
He issued similar instructions to the second and third group, as well as to all the others who drove the herds that followed: "This is how you are to speak to Esau when you find him.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he commanded also the second, and the third, and all that followed the droves, saying: 'In this manner shall ye speak unto Esau, when ye find him;

Literal Standard Version
And he commands also the second, also the third, also all who are going after the droves, saying, “According to this manner do you speak to Esau in your finding him,

NET Bible
He also gave these instructions to the second and third servants, as well as all those who were following the herds, saying, "You must say the same thing to Esau when you meet him.

New Heart English Bible
He instructed also the second, and the third, and all that followed the herds, saying, "This is how you are to speak to Esau, when you find him.

World English Bible
He commanded also the second, and the third, and all that followed the herds, saying, "This is how you shall speak to Esau, when you find him.

Young's Literal Translation
And he commandeth also the second, also the third, also all who are going after the droves, saying, 'According to this manner do ye speak unto Esau in your finding him,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jacob's Fear of Esau
18then you are to say, ‘They belong to your servant Jacob. They are a gift, sent to my lord Esau. And behold, Jacob is behind us.’ ” 19He also instructed the second, the third, and all those following behind the herds: “When you meet Esau, you are to say the same thing to him. 20You are also to say, ‘Look, your servant Jacob is right behind us.’ ” For he thought, “I will appease Esau with the gift that is going before me. After that I can face him, and perhaps he will accept me.”…

Cross References
Genesis 32:18
then you are to say, 'They belong to your servant Jacob. They are a gift, sent to my lord Esau. And behold, Jacob is behind us.'"

Genesis 32:20
You are also to say, 'Look, your servant Jacob is right behind us.'" For he thought, "I will appease Esau with the gift that is going before me. After that I can face him, and perhaps he will accept me."


Treasury of Scripture

And so commanded he the second, and the third, and all that followed the droves, saying, On this manner shall you speak to Esau, when you find him.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
He also
גַּ֣ם (gam)
Conjunction
Strong's 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and

instructed
וַיְצַ֞ו (way·ṣaw)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6680: To lay charge (upon), give charge (to), command, order

the second,
הַשֵּׁנִ֗י (haš·šê·nî)
Article | Number - ordinal masculine singular
Strong's 8145: Second (an ordinal number)

the third,
הַשְּׁלִישִׁ֔י (haš·šə·lî·šî)
Article | Number - ordinal masculine singular
Strong's 7992: Third, feminine a, third, a third, a third-story cell)

and
גַּ֚ם (gam)
Conjunction
Strong's 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and

all those
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

following
הַהֹ֣לְכִ֔ים (ha·hō·lə·ḵîm)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk

behind
אַחֲרֵ֥י (’a·ḥă·rê)
Preposition
Strong's 310: The hind or following part

the herds:
הָעֲדָרִ֖ים (hā·‘ă·ḏā·rîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 5739: An arrangement, muster

“When you meet
בְּמֹצַאֲכֶ֖ם (bə·mō·ṣa·’ă·ḵem)
Preposition-b | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's 4672: To come forth to, appear, exist, to attain, find, acquire, to occur, meet, be present

Esau,
עֵשָׂ֔ו (‘ê·śāw)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 6215: Esau -- oldest son of Isaac

you are to say
תְּדַבְּר֣וּן (tə·ḏab·bə·rūn)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - second person masculine plural | Paragogic nun
Strong's 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

the same
הַזֶּה֙ (haz·zeh)
Article | Pronoun - masculine singular
Strong's 2088: This, that

thing
כַּדָּבָ֤ר (kad·dā·ḇār)
Preposition-k, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

him.
אֹתֽוֹ׃ (’ō·ṯōw)
Direct object marker | third person masculine singular
Strong's 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case


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