Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

"Sir, you know that the children are frail," Jacob suggested, "and the ewes and cows with me are still nursing their young. If they're driven even for a day, the entire flock will die.

New American Standard Bible

But he said to him, "My lord knows that the children are frail and that the flocks and herds which are nursing are a care to me. And if they are driven hard one day, all the flocks will die.

King James Version

And he said unto him, My lord knoweth that the children are tender, and the flocks and herds with young are with me: and if men should overdrive them one day, all the flock will die.

Holman Bible

Jacob replied, “My lord knows that the children are weak, and I have nursing sheep and cattle. If they are driven hard for one day, the whole herd will die.

A Conservative Version

And he said to him, My lord knows that the children are tender, and that the flocks and herds with me have their young, and if they overdrive them one day, all the flocks will die.

American Standard Version

And he said unto him, My lord knoweth that the children are tender, and that the flocks and herds with me have their young: and if they overdrive them one day, all the flocks will die.

Amplified

But Jacob replied, You know, my lord, that the children are tender and delicate and need gentle care, and the flocks and herds with young are of concern to me; for if the men should overdrive them for a single day, the whole of the flocks would die.

Bible in Basic English

But Jacob said, My lord may see that the children are only small, and there are young ones in my flocks and herds: one day's over-driving will be the destruction of all the flock.

Darby Translation

And he said to him, My lord knows that the children are tender, and the suckling sheep and kine are with me; and if they should overdrive them only one day, all the flock would die.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And he said unto him, My lord knows that the children are tender, and the sheep and cows with young are with me; and if men should overdrive them, in one day all the sheep will die.

Julia Smith Translation

And he will say to him, My lord knew that the children are tender, and the sheep and the oxen bringing forth with me, and they overdrive them one day all the flock will die.

King James 2000

And he said unto him, My lord knows that the children are frail, and the flocks and herds with young are with me: and if men should overdrive them one day, all the flock will die.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But he said to him, "My lord knows that the children [are] frail, and the flocks and the cattle [which are] nursing [are a concern] to me. Now [if] they drove them hard for a day all the flocks would die.

Modern King James verseion

And he said to him, My lord knows that the boys are tender, and the flocks and herds with me are suckling. And if the men should overdrive them one day, all the flock will die.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And he said unto him, "My lord knoweth that I have tender children, ewes and cows with young, under mine hand, which if men should overdrive but even one day, the whole flock would die.

NET Bible

But Jacob said to him, "My lord knows that the children are young, and that I have to look after the sheep and cattle that are nursing their young. If they are driven too hard for even a single day, all the animals will die.

New Heart English Bible

Jacob said to him, "My lord knows that the children are tender, and that the flocks and herds with me have their young, and if they overdrive them one day, all the flocks will die.

The Emphasized Bible

And he said unto him, My lord, is taking note, that, the children are tender, - and the flocks and the herds are giving suck with me, - and, should I overdrive them a single day, then would all the flocks die.

Webster

And he said to him, My lord knoweth that the children are tender, and the flocks and herds with young are with me, and if men should over-drive them one day, all the flock will die.

World English Bible

Jacob said to him, "My lord knows that the children are tender, and that the flocks and herds with me have their young, and if they overdrive them one day, all the flocks will die.

Youngs Literal Translation

And he saith unto him, 'My lord knoweth that the children are tender, and the suckling flock and the herd are with me; when they have beaten them one day, then hath all the flock died.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
unto him, My lord
אדן אדון 
'adown 
Usage: 335

ילד 
Yeled 
Usage: 89

רך 
Rak 
Usage: 16

and the flocks
צאון צאןo 
Tso'n 
Usage: 274

and herds
בּקר 
Baqar 
Usage: 183

with young
עוּל 
`uwl 
Usage: 5

are with me and if men should overdrive
דּפק 
Daphaq 
Usage: 3

אחד 
'echad 
Usage: 432

day
יום 
Yowm 
Usage: 2293

all the flock
צאון צאןo 
Tso'n 
Usage: 274

References

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Context Readings

Jacob Meets Esau And Settles At Shechem

12 Then Esau suggested, "Let's set out and travel together, but let me go in front of you." 13 "Sir, you know that the children are frail," Jacob suggested, "and the ewes and cows with me are still nursing their young. If they're driven even for a day, the entire flock will die. 14 So allow yourself to go ahead of your servant while I travel more slowly, letting the herds set their own pace with the children until I arrive to see my lord in Seir."


Cross References

1 Chronicles 22:5

David thought, "My son Solomon is young and inexperienced. The temple that will be built for the LORD is to be magnificent, well known, and internationally honored, so I will complete preparations for it." So before his death, David finished providing a great quantity of materials for it.

Proverbs 12:10

The righteous person looks out for the welfare of his livestock, but even the compassion of the wicked is cruel.

Isaiah 40:11

Like a shepherd, he tends his flock. He gathers the lambs in his arms, carries them close to his heart, and gently leads the mother sheep."

Ezekiel 34:15-16

I will feed my sheep and give them rest,' declares the Lord GOD.

Ezekiel 34:23-25

""Then I'll install one shepherd for them my servant David and he will feed them, will be there for them, and will serve as their shepherd.

John 21:15-17

When they had finished breakfast, Jesus asked Simon Peter, "Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?" Peter told him, "Yes, Lord, you know that I love you." Jesus told him, "Feed my lambs."

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