Parallel Verses

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.”

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.

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 say, Moreover, 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.

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.

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And ye shall also say, Behold, thy slave Jacob is behind us. For he said, I will reconcile his wrath with the present that goes before me, and afterward I will see his face; peradventure 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 He also told the second one, the third, and everyone who was walking behind the animals, “Say the same thing to Esau when you find him. 20 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.” 21 So the gift was sent on ahead of him while he remained in the camp that night.



Cross References

Job 42:8-9

Now take seven bulls and seven rams, go to My servant Job, and offer a burnt offering for yourselves. Then My servant Job will pray for you. I will surely accept his prayer and not deal with you as your folly deserves. For you have not spoken the truth about Me, as My servant Job has.”

Proverbs 21:14

A secret gift soothes anger,
and a covert bribe, fierce rage.

Genesis 43:11

Then their father Israel said to them, “If it must be so, then do this: Put some of the best products of the land in your packs and take them down to the man as a gift—some balsam and some honey, aromatic gum and resin, pistachios and almonds.

1 Samuel 6:5

Make images of your tumors and of your mice that are destroying the land. Give glory to Israel’s God, and perhaps He will stop oppressing you, your gods, and your land.

1 Samuel 25:17-35

Now consider carefully what you must do, because there is certain to be trouble for our master and his entire family. He is such a worthless fool nobody can talk to him!”

1 Kings 20:31

His servants said to him, “Consider this: we have heard that the kings of the house of Israel are merciful kings. So let’s put sackcloth around our waists and ropes around our heads, and let’s go out to the king of Israel. Perhaps he will spare your life.”

Proverbs 6:35

He will not be appeased by anything
or be persuaded by lavish gifts.

Proverbs 15:18

A hot-tempered man stirs up conflict,
but a man slow to anger calms strife.

Proverbs 16:14

A king’s fury is a messenger of death,
but a wise man appeases it.

Jonah 3:9

Who knows? God may turn and relent; He may turn from His burning anger so that we will not perish.

2 Timothy 2:25

instructing his opponents with gentleness. Perhaps God will grant them repentance leading them to the knowledge of the truth.

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