New International Version
So Jacob sent word to Rachel and Leah to come out to the fields where his flocks were.
King James Bible
And Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah to the field unto his flock,
Darby Bible Translation
And Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah to the fields to his flock,
World English Bible
Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah to the field to his flock,
Young's Literal Translation
And Jacob sendeth and calleth for Rachel and for Leah to the field unto his flock;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah - He had probably been at some considerable distance with the flocks; and for the greater secrecy, he rather sends for them to the field, to consult them on this most momentous affair, than visit them in their tents, where probably some of the family of Laban might overhear their conversation, though Laban himself was at the time three days' journey off. It is possible that Jacob shore his sheep at the same time; and that he sent for his wives and household furniture to erect tents on the spot, that they might partake of the festivities usual on such occasions. Thus they might all depart without being suspected.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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 .
Then the LORD said to Jacob, "Go back to the land of your fathers and to your relatives, and I will be with you."
He said to them, "I see that your father's attitude toward me is not what it was before, but the God of my father has been with me.
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