Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

Jacob was thinking, "If Esau comes to one group and attacks it, then the remaining group may escape."

New American Standard Bible

for he said, "If Esau comes to the one company and attacks it, then the company which is left will escape."

King James Version

And said, If Esau come to the one company, and smite it, then the other company which is left shall escape.

Holman Bible

He thought, “If Esau comes to one camp and attacks it, the remaining one can escape.”

A Conservative Version

And he said, If Esau comes to the one company, and smites it, then the company which is left shall escape.

American Standard Version

and he said, If Esau come to the one company, and smite it, then the company which is left shall escape.

Amplified

Thinking, If Esau comes to the one group and smites it, then the other group which is left will escape.

Bible in Basic English

And said, If Esau, meeting one group, makes an attack on them, the others will get away safely.

Darby Translation

And he said, If Esau come to the one troop and smite it, then the other troop which is left shall escape.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

and said, If Esau comes to the one company and smites it, then the other company which is left shall escape.

Julia Smith Translation

And he will say, If Esau shall come to the one camp and smite it, and the remaining camp was to escape.

King James 2000

And said, If Esau comes to the one company, and smites it, then the other company which is left shall escape.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And he thought, "If Esau comes to one company and destroys it, the remaining company will be [able] to escape."

Modern King James verseion

And he said, If Esau comes to the one company and strikes it, then the other company which is left shall escape.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

and said, "If Esau come to the one part and smite it, the other may save itself."

NET Bible

"If Esau attacks one camp," he thought, "then the other camp will be able to escape."

New Heart English Bible

and he said, "If Esau comes to the one company, and strikes it, then the company which is left will escape."

The Emphasized Bible

And he said. Should Esau come upon the one camp, and smite it, yet shall the camp that is left escape.

Webster

And said, If Esau shall come to the one company, and smite it, then the other company which is left, will escape.

World English Bible

and he said, "If Esau comes to the one company, and strikes it, then the company which is left will escape."

Youngs Literal Translation

and saith, 'If Esau come in unto the one camp, and have smitten it -- then the camp which is left hath been for an escape.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
If Esau
עשׂו 
`Esav 
Usage: 97


come, bring, ... in, enter, go, carry, ...down, pass, ...out,
Usage: 0

to the one
אחד 
'echad 
Usage: 432

מחנה 
Machaneh 
Usage: 216

and smite it
נכה 
Nakah 
Usage: 501

מחנה 
Machaneh 
Usage: 216

which is left
שׁאר 
Sha'ar 
Usage: 134

References

Smith

Context Readings

Jacob Fears Esau

7 Feeling mounting terror and distress, Jacob divided the people who were with him into two groups, doing the same with the flocks, the cattle, and the camels. 8 Jacob was thinking, "If Esau comes to one group and attacks it, then the remaining group may escape." 9 Then Jacob prayed, "O God of my father Abraham, O God of my father Isaac, O LORD, you who told me, "Return to your country and to your relatives and I'll cause things to go well for you.'



Cross References

Genesis 33:1-3

When Jacob looked off in the distance, there was Esau coming toward him, accompanied by 400 men! So Jacob divided Leah's children, Rachel, and the children of the two servants into separate groups.

Matthew 10:16

"Pay attention, now! I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. So be as cunning as serpents and as innocent as doves.

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