Parallel Verses

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."

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 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.

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 commanded also the second, and the third, and all that followed the herds, saying, "This is how you shall speak to Esau, when you find him. 20 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." 21 So the present passed over before him, and he himself lodged that night in the camp.



Cross References

Job 42:8-9

Now therefore, take to yourselves seven bulls and seven rams, and go to my servant Job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt offering; and my servant Job shall pray for you, for I will accept him, that I not deal with you according to your folly. For you have not spoken of me the thing that is right, as my servant Job has."

Proverbs 21:14

A gift in secret pacifies anger; and a bribe in the cloak, strong wrath.

Genesis 43:11

Their father, Israel, said to them, "If it must be so, then do this. Take from the choice fruits of the land in your bags, and carry down a present for the man, a little balm, a little honey, spices and myrrh, nuts, and almonds;

1 Samuel 6:5

Therefore you shall make images of your tumors, and images of your mice that mar the land; and you shall give glory to the God of Israel: perhaps he will lighten his hand from off you, and from off your gods, and from off your land.

1 Samuel 25:17-35

Now therefore know and consider what you will do; for evil is determined against our master, and against all his house; for he is such a worthless fellow that one can't speak to him."

1 Kings 20:31

His servants said to him, "See now, we have heard that the kings of the house of Israel are merciful kings. Please let us put sackcloth on our bodies, and ropes on our heads, and go out to the king of Israel. Maybe he will save your life."

Proverbs 6:35

He won't regard any ransom, neither will he rest content, though you give many gifts.

Proverbs 15:18

A wrathful man stirs up contention, but one who is slow to anger appeases strife.

Proverbs 16:14

The king's wrath is a messenger of death, but a wise man will pacify it.

Jonah 3:9

Who knows whether God will not turn and relent, and turn away from his fierce anger, so that we might not perish?"

2 Timothy 2:25

in gentleness correcting those who oppose him: perhaps God may give them repentance leading to a full knowledge of the truth,

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