Parallel Verses

Bible in Basic English

And you are to say further, Jacob, your servant, is coming after us. For he said to himself, I will take away his wrath by the offering which I have sent on, and then I will come before him: it may be that I will have grace in his eyes.

New American Standard Bible

and you shall say, ‘Behold, your servant Jacob also is behind us.’” For he said, “I will appease him with the present that goes before me. Then afterward I will see his face; perhaps he will accept me.”

King James Version

And say ye moreover, Behold, thy servant Jacob is behind us. For he said, I will appease him with the present that goeth before me, and afterward I will see his face; peradventure he will accept of me.

Holman Bible

You are also to say, ‘Look, your servant Jacob is right behind us.’” For he thought, “I want to appease Esau with the gift that is going ahead of me. After that, I can face him, and perhaps he will forgive me.”

International Standard Version

You are to tell him, "Look! Your servant Jacob is coming along behind us.'"

A Conservative Version

and ye shall say, Moreover, behold, thy servant Jacob is behind us. For he said, I will appease him with the present that goes before me, and afterward I will see his face. Perhaps he will accept me.

American Standard Version

and ye shall say, Moreover, behold, thy servant Jacob is behind us. For he said, I will appease him with the present that goeth before me, and afterward I will see his face; peradventure he will accept me.

Amplified

and you shall say, ‘Look, your servant Jacob is behind us.’” For he said [to himself], “I will try to appease him with the gift that is going ahead of me. Then afterward I will see him; perhaps he will accept and forgive me.”

Darby Translation

And, moreover, ye shall say, Behold, thy servant Jacob is behind us. For he said, I will propitiate him with the gift that goes before me, and afterwards I will see his face: perhaps he will accept me.

Julia Smith Translation

And ye said, Also behold thy servant Jacob behind us. For he said, I will appease his face with the gift going before me, and after this I will see his face; perhaps he will receive my face.

King James 2000

And say moreover, Behold, your servant Jacob is behind us. For he said, I will appease him with the present that goes before me, and afterward I will see his face; perhaps he will accept me.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And moreover, you shall say, 'Look, your servant Jacob [is] behind us.'" For he thought, "{Let me appease him} with the gift going before me, and afterward I will see his face. Perhaps he will {show me favor}."

Modern King James verseion

And also you shall say, Behold, your servant Jacob is behind us. For he said, I will appease him with the present that goes before me, and afterward I will see his face. Perhaps he will accept me.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

and say moreover. 'Behold thy servant Jacob cometh after us.'" For he said, "I will appease his wrath with the present that goeth before me, and afterward I will see him myself, so peradventure he will receive me to grace."

NET Bible

You must also say, 'In fact your servant Jacob is behind us.'" Jacob thought, "I will first appease him by sending a gift ahead of me. After that I will meet him. Perhaps he will accept me."

New Heart English Bible

You shall say, 'Not only that, but behold, your servant, Jacob, is behind us.'" For, he said, "I will appease him with the present that goes before me, and afterward I will see his face. Perhaps he will accept me."

The Emphasized Bible

Then shall ye say, Also, lo! thy servant Jacob is behind us. For he said: I must pacify him with the present that goeth on before me. And, after that, will I see his face: Peradventure he will accept me.

Webster

And say ye moreover, Behold, thy servant Jacob is behind us. For he said, I will appease him with the present that goeth before me, and afterward I will see his face; peradventure he will accept of me.

World English Bible

You shall say, 'Not only that, but behold, your servant, Jacob, is behind us.'" For, he said, "I will appease him with the present that goes before me, and afterward I will see his face. Perhaps he will accept me."

Youngs Literal Translation

and ye have said also, Lo, thy servant Jacob is behind us;' for he said, 'I pacify his face with the present which is going before me, and afterwards I see his face; it may be he lifteth up my face;'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And say ye

Usage: 0

גּם 
Gam 
also, as, even, again, and,
Usage: 761

עבד 
`ebed 
Usage: 800

יעקב 
Ya`aqob 
Usage: 349

is behind us
אחר 
'achar 
Usage: 488

him
פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

with the present
מנחה 
Minchah 
Usage: 211

הלך 
Halak 
go, walk, come, ...away, ...along,
Usage: 1545

before me
פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

and afterward
אחר 
'achar 
Usage: 488

I will see
ראה 
Ra'ah 
Usage: 1308

פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

נסה נשׂא 
Nasa' 
Usage: 653

Context Readings

Jacob Fears Esau

19 And he gave the same orders to the second and the third and to all those who were with the herds, saying, This is what you are to say to Esau when you see him; 20 And you are to say further, Jacob, your servant, is coming after us. For he said to himself, I will take away his wrath by the offering which I have sent on, and then I will come before him: it may be that I will have grace in his eyes. 21 So the servants with the offerings went on in front, and he himself took his rest that night in the tents with his people.



Cross References

Job 42:8-9

And now, take seven oxen and seven sheep, and go to my servant Job, and give a burned offering for yourselves, and my servant Job will make prayer for you, that I may not send punishment on you; because you have not said what is right about me, as my servant Job has.

Proverbs 21:14

By a secret offering wrath is turned away, and the heat of angry feelings by money in the folds of the robe.

Genesis 43:11

Then their father Israel said to them, If it has to be so, then do this: take of the best fruits of the land in your vessels to give the man, perfumes and honey and spices and nuts:

1 Samuel 6:5

So make images of the growths caused by your disease and of the mice which are damaging your land; and give glory to the God of Israel: it may be that the weight of his hand will be lifted from you and from your gods and from your land.

1 Samuel 25:17-35

So now, give thought to what you are going to do; for evil is in store for our master and all his house: for he is such a good-for-nothing person that it is not possible to say anything to him.

1 Kings 20:31

Then his servants said to him, It is said that the kings of Israel are full of mercy: let us then put on haircloth, and cords on our heads, and go to the king of Israel; it may be that he will give you your life.

Proverbs 6:35

He will not take any payment; and he will not make peace with you though your money offerings are increased.

Proverbs 15:18

An angry man makes men come to blows, but he who is slow to get angry puts an end to fighting.

Proverbs 16:14

The wrath of the king is like those who give news of death, but a wise man will put peace in place of it.

Jonah 3:9

Who may say that God will not be turned, changing his purpose and turning away from his burning wrath, so that destruction may not overtake us?

2 Timothy 2:25

Gently guiding those who go against the teaching; if by chance God may give them a change of heart and true knowledge,

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