Genesis 32:2
New International Version
When Jacob saw them, he said, “This is the camp of God!” So he named that place Mahanaim.

New Living Translation
When Jacob saw them, he exclaimed, “This is God’s camp!” So he named the place Mahanaim.

English Standard Version
And when Jacob saw them he said, “This is God’s camp!” So he called the name of that place Mahanaim.

Berean Study Bible
When Jacob saw them, he said, “This is the camp of God.” So he named that place Mahanaim.

King James Bible
And when Jacob saw them, he said, This is God's host: and he called the name of that place Mahanaim.

New King James Version
When Jacob saw them, he said, “This is God’s camp.” And he called the name of that place Mahanaim.

New American Standard Bible
And when he saw them, Jacob said, “This is God’s camp.” So he named that place Mahanaim.

NASB 1995
Jacob said when he saw them, “This is God’s camp.” So he named that place Mahanaim.

NASB 1977
And Jacob said when he saw them, “This is God’s camp.” So he named that place Mahanaim.

Amplified Bible
When Jacob saw them, he said, “This is God’s camp.” So he named that place Mahanaim (double camps).

Christian Standard Bible
When he saw them, Jacob said, “This is God’s camp.” So he called that place Mahanaim.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When he saw them, Jacob said, “This is God’s camp.” So he called that place Mahanaim.

American Standard Version
And Jacob said when he saw them, This is God's host: and he called the name of that place Mahanaim.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Yaquuv said, when he saw them, “This is the camp of God”, and he called the name of that country Makhanim.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Jacob said, when he saw them, This is the Camp of God; and he called the name of that place, Encampments.

Contemporary English Version
When Jacob saw them, he said, "This is God's camp." So he named the place Mahanaim.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when he saw them, he said: These are the camps of God, and he called the name of that place Mahanaim, that is, Camps.

English Revised Version
And Jacob said when he saw them, This is God's host: and he called the name of that place Mahanaim.

Good News Translation
When he saw them, he said, "This is God's camp"; so he named the place Mahanaim.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When he saw them, Jacob said, "This is God's camp!" He named that place Mahanaim [Two Camps].

International Standard Version
As he was watching them, Jacob said, "This must be God's camp," so he named that place Mahanaim.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Jacob said when he saw them: 'This is God's camp.' And he called the name of that place Mahanaim.

Literal Standard Version
and Jacob says, when he has seen them, “This [is] the camp of God”; and he calls the name of that place “Two Camps.”

NET Bible
When Jacob saw them, he exclaimed, "This is the camp of God!" So he named that place Mahanaim.

New Heart English Bible
When he saw them, Jacob said, "This is God's camp." He called the name of that place Mahanaim.

World English Bible
When he saw them, Jacob said, "This is God's army." He called the name of that place Mahanaim.

Young's Literal Translation
and Jacob saith, when he hath seen them, 'This is the camp of God;' and he calleth the name of that place 'Two Camps.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jacob's Fear of Esau
1Jacob also went on his way, and the angels of God met him. 2When Jacob saw them, he said, “This is the camp of God.” So he named that place Mahanaim. 3Jacob sent messengers ahead of him to his brother Esau in the land of Seir, the country of Edom.…

Cross References
Joshua 21:38
And from the tribe of Gad they were given Ramoth in Gilead, a city of refuge for the manslayer, Mahanaim,

2 Samuel 2:8
Meanwhile, Abner son of Ner, the commander of Saul's army, took Saul's son Ish-bosheth, moved him to Mahanaim,

2 Samuel 17:24
Then David went to Mahanaim, and Absalom crossed the Jordan with all the men of Israel.

1 Chronicles 12:22
For at that time men came to David day after day to help him, until he had a great army, like the army of God.

Psalm 24:10
Who is He, this King of Glory? The LORD of Hosts--He is the King of Glory. Selah

Song of Solomon 6:13
Come back, come back, O Shulammite! Come back, come back, that we may gaze upon you. Why do you look at the Shulammite, as on the dance of Mahanaim?


Treasury of Scripture

And when Jacob saw them, he said, This is God's host: and he called the name of that place Mahanaim.

God's.

Joshua 5:14
And he said, Nay; but as captain of the host of the LORD am I now come. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship, and said unto him, What saith my lord unto his servant?

2 Kings 6:17
And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.

Psalm 34:7
The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.

the name.

Joshua 21:38
And out of the tribe of Gad, Ramoth in Gilead with her suburbs, to be a city of refuge for the slayer; and Mahanaim with her suburbs,

2 Samuel 2:8,12
But Abner the son of Ner, captain of Saul's host, took Ishbosheth the son of Saul, and brought him over to Mahanaim; …

2 Samuel 17:24,26,27
Then David came to Mahanaim. And Absalom passed over Jordan, he and all the men of Israel with him…

Mahanain.

Song of Solomon 6:13
Return, return, O Shulamite; return, return, that we may look upon thee. What will ye see in the Shulamite? As it were the company of two armies.









(2) Mahanaim.--That is, the two camps, his own and that of the angels; or, possibly, two camps of angels, one on either side of him. Mahanaim was in the tribe of Gad, and became an important town. (See 2Samuel 2:8; 2Samuel 17:24; 1Kings 4:14.)

Verse 2. - And when Jacob saw them, he said, This is God's host: - Mahaneh Elohim; i.e. the army (cf. Genesis 1:9; Exodus 14:24) or camp (1 Samuel 14:15; Psalm 27:3) of God, as opposed to the Mahanoth, or bands of Jacob himself (vide ver. 7, 10) - and he called the name of that place Manahan. - i.e. Two armies or camps, from the root חָנַה decline or bend, and hence to fix oneself down or encamp; meaning either a multitudinous host, reading the dual for a plural (Malvenda), or two bands of angels, one before, welcoming him to Canaan, and another behind, conducting him from Mesopotamia (Jarchi and others), or one on either side to typify the completeness of his protection, as in Psalm 34:8 (Calvin, Bush, Gcrlach, 'Speaker's Commentary'), or, as the best expositors interpret, his own company and the heavenly host (Abort Ezra, Clericus, Dathe, Keil, Lange, Rosenmüller, Kalisch, Murphy). Mahanaim, afterwards a distinguished city in the territory of Gad (Joshua 13:26), and frequently referred to in subsequent Scripture (2 Samuel 2:8; 2 Samuel 17:24; 27; 19:32; 1 Kings 4:14), as well as mentioned by Josephus ('Ant.,' 7.9, 8), as a strong and beautiful city, has been identified with Mahneh, a deserted ruin six or seven miles north-west by north of Ajlun (Mount Gilead), and about twenty miles from the Jabbok (vide 'Robinson,' vol. 3. App. 166; and cf. Tristram, 'The Land of Israel, p. 483); but the narrative appears to say that Mahanaim lay not north of Ga-leed, but between that place and Jabbok. Hence Porter suggests Gerasa, the most splendid ruin east of the Jordan, and bordering on the Jabbok, as occupying the site of Mahanaim (vide Kitto s 'Cyclopedia,' art. Mahanaim, and cf. 'Handbook for S. and P.' 2. 311, seq.).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
When
כַּאֲשֶׁ֣ר (ka·’ă·šer)
Preposition-k | Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

[Jacob] saw them,
רָאָ֔ם (rā·’ām)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine plural
Strong's 7200: To see

[he]
יַעֲקֹב֙ (ya·‘ă·qōḇ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3290: Jacob -- a son of Isaac, also his desc

said,
וַיֹּ֤אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“This
זֶ֑ה (zeh)
Pronoun - masculine singular
Strong's 2088: This, that

is the camp
מַחֲנֵ֥ה (ma·ḥă·nêh)
Noun - common singular construct
Strong's 4264: An encampment, an army

of God.”
אֱלֹהִ֖ים (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

So he named
וַיִּקְרָ֛א (way·yiq·rā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7121: To call, proclaim, read

that
הַה֖וּא (ha·hū)
Article | Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

place
הַמָּק֥וֹם (ham·mā·qō·wm)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4725: A standing, a spot, a condition

Mahanaim.
מַֽחֲנָֽיִם׃ (ma·ḥă·nā·yim)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 4266: Mahanaim -- 'two camps', a place East of the Jordan


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