New International Version
Then Jacob put his children and his wives on camels,
King James Bible
Then Jacob rose up, and set his sons and his wives upon camels;
Darby Bible Translation
And Jacob rose up, and set his sons and his wives upon 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,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Are we not counted of him strangers? - Rachel and Leah, who well knew the disposition of their father, gave him here his true character. He has treated us as strangers - as slaves whom he had a right to dispose of as he pleased; in consequence, he hath sold us - disposed of us on the mere principle of gaining by the sale.
And hath quite devoured also our money - Has applied to his own use the profits of the sale, and has allowed us neither portion nor inheritance.
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LibraryGen. xxxi. 11
Of no less importance and significance is the passage Gen. xxxi. 11 seq. According to ver. 11, the Angel of God, [Hebrew: mlaK halhiM] appears toJacob in a dream. In ver. 13, the same person calls himself the God of Bethel, with reference to the event recorded in chap. xxviii. 11-22. It cannot be supposed that in chap xxviii. the mediation of a common angel took place, who, however, had not been expressly mentioned; for Jehovah is there contrasted with the angels. In ver. 12, we read: "And behold …
Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg—Christology of the Old Testament
Epistle Xlix. To Anastasius, Bishop of Antioch .
Surely all the wealth that God took away from our father belongs to us and our children. So do whatever God has told you."
and he drove all his livestock ahead of him, along with all the goods he had accumulated in Paddan Aram, to go to his father Isaac in the land of Canaan.
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