Genesis 32:23
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English Standard Version
He took them and sent them across the stream, and everything else that he had.

King James Bible
And he took them, and sent them over the brook, and sent over that he had.

American Standard Version
And he took them, and sent them over the stream, and sent over that which he had.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when all things were brought over that belonged to him,

English Revised Version
And he took them, and sent them over the stream, and sent over that he had.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he took them, and sent them over the brook, and sent over that which he had.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Although hoping for aid and safety from the Lord alone, Jacob neglected no means of doing what might help to appease his brother. Having taken up his quarters for the night in the place where he received the tidings of Esau's approach, he selected from his flocks ("of that which came to his hand," i.e., which he had acquired) a very respectable present of 550 head of cattle, and sent them in different detachments to meet Esau, "as a present from his servant Jacob," who was coming behind. The selection was in harmony with the general possessions of nomads (cf. Job 1:3; Job 42:12), and the proportion of male to female animals was arranged according to the agricultural rule of Varro (de re rustica 2, 3). The division of the present, "drove and drove separately," i.e., into several separate droves which followed one another at certain intervals, was to serve the purpose of gradually mitigating the wrath of Esau. פּנים כּפּר, Genesis 32:21, to appease the countenance; פּנים נשׁא to raise any one's countenance, i.e., to receive him in a friendly manner. This present he sent forward; and he himself remained the same night (mentioned in Genesis 32:14) in the camp.

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sent them. Heb. caused to pass.

Genesis 32:23 And he took them, and sent them over the brook, and sent over that he had.

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Genesis 32:22
The same night he arose and took his two wives, his two female servants, and his eleven children, and crossed the ford of the Jabbok.

Genesis 32:24
And Jacob was left alone. And a man wrestled with him until the breaking of the day.

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