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Jacob was frightened and worried. He divided into two groups the people who were with him, and also his sheep, goats, cattle, and camels.
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Then Jacob was greatly afraid; and in his fear divided the people that was with him, and the flocks, and the sheep, and the oxen, and the camels, into two companies,
Exodus 14:10 And when Pharao drew near, the children of Israel lifting up their eyes, saw the Egyptians behind them: and they feared exceedingly, and cried to the Lord.
Psalm 18:4,5 The sorrows of death surrounded me: and the torrents of iniquity troubled me. . . .
Psalm 31:13 For I have heard the blame of many that dwell round about. While they assembled together against me, they consulted to take away my life.
Psalm 55:4,5 My heart is troubled within me: and the fear of death is fallen upon me. . . .
Psalm 61:2 To thee have I cried from the ends of the earth: when my heart was in anguish, thou hast exalted me on a rock. Thou hast conducted me;
Psalm 142:4 I looked on my right hand, and beheld, and there was no one that would know me. Flight hath failed me: and there is no one that hath regard to my soul.
Matthew 8:26 And Jesus saith to them: Why are you fearful, O ye of little faith? Then rising up, he commanded the winds, and the sea, and there came a great calm.
John 16:33 These things I have spoken to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you shall have distress. But have confidence. I have overcome the world.
Acts 14:22 Confirming the souls of the disciples and exhorting them to continue in the faith: and that through many tribulations we must enter into the kingdom of God.
2 Corinthians 1:4,8-10 Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we also may be able to comfort them who are in all distress, by the exhortation wherewith we also are exhorted by God. . . .
2 Timothy 3:12 And all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
Genesis 35:3 Arise, and let us go up to Bethel, that we may make there an altar to God; who heard me in the day of my affliction, and accompained me in my journey.
Psalm 107:6 And they cried to the Lord in their tribulation: and he delivered them out of their distresses.
Psalm 112:5 Acceptable is the man that sheweth mercy and lendeth: he shall order his words with judgment:
Proverbs 2:11 That thou mayst be delivered from the evil way, and from the man that speaketh perverse things:
Isaiah 28:26 For he will instruct him in judgment: his God will teach him.
Matthew 10:16 Behold I send you as sheep in the midst of wolves. Be ye therefore wise as serpents and simple as doves.
ContextJacob's Fear of Esau
…6And the messengers returned to Jacob, saying: We came to Esau, thy brother, and behold he cometh with speed to meet thee with four hundred men. 7Then Jacob was greatly afraid; and in his fear divided the people that was with him, and the flocks, and the sheep, and the oxen, and the camels, into two companies,8Saying: If Esau come to one company, and destroy it, the other company that is left, shall escape.…
And he sent messengers before him to Esau, his brother, to the land of Seir, to the country of Edom:
Saying: If Esau come to one company, and destroy it, the other company that is left, shall escape.
Deliver me from the hand of my brother Esau, for I am greatly afraid of him; lest perhaps he come, and kill the mother with the children.
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