Genesis 31:23
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New International Version
Taking his relatives with him, he pursued Jacob for seven days and caught up with him in the hill country of Gilead.

King James Bible
And he took his brethren with him, and pursued after him seven days' journey; and they overtook him in the mount Gilead.

Darby Bible Translation
And he took his brethren with him, and pursued after him seven days' journey, and overtook him on mount Gilead.

World English Bible
He took his relatives with him, and pursued after him seven days' journey. He overtook him in the mountain of Gilead.

Young's Literal Translation
and he taketh his brethren with him, and pursueth after him a journey of seven days, and overtaketh him in the mount of Gilead.

Genesis 31:23 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Passed over the river - The Euphrates, as the Targum properly notices. But how could he pass such a river with his flocks, etc.? This difficulty does not seem to have struck critics in general. The rabbins felt it, and assert that God wrought a miracle for Jacob on this occasion, and that he passed over dry shod. As we know not in what other way he could pass, it is prudent to refer it to the power of God, which accompanied him through the whole of his journey. There might, however, have been fords well known to both Jacob and Laban, by which they might readily pass.

The mount Gilead - What the ancient name of this mountain was, we know not; but it is likely that it had not the name of Gilead till after the transaction mentioned Genesis 31:47. The mountains of Gilead were eastward of the country possessed by the tribes of Reuben and Gad; and extended from Mount Hermon to the mountains of Moab - Calmet. It is joined to Mount Libanus, and includes the mountainous region called in the New Testament Trachonitis - Dodd.

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