Genesis 32:8
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English Standard Version
thinking, “If Esau comes to the one camp and attacks it, then the camp that is left will escape.”

King James Bible
And said, If Esau come to the one company, and smite it, then the other 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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Saying: If Esau come to one company and destroy it, the other company that is left shall escape.

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

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

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The Host of God. - When Laban had taken his departure peaceably, Jacob pursued his journey to Canaan. He was then met by some angels of God, in whom he discerned an encampment of God; and he called the place where they appeared Mahanaim, i.e., double camp or double host, because the host of God joined his host as a safeguard. This appearance of angels necessarily reminded him of the vision of the ladder, on his flight from Canaan. Just as the angels ascending and descending had then represented to him the divine protection and assistance during his journey and sojourn in a foreign land, so now the angelic host was a signal of the help of God for the approaching conflict with Esau of which he was in fear, and a fresh pledge of the promise (Genesis 28:15), "I will bring thee back to the land," etc. Jacob saw it during his journey; in a waking condition, therefore, not internally, but out of or above himself: but whether with the eyes of the body or of the mind (cf. 2 Kings 6:17), cannot be determined. Mahanaim was afterwards a distinguished city, which is frequently mentioned, situated to the north of the Jabbok; and the name and remains are still preserved in the place called Mahneh (Robinson, Pal. Appendix, p. 166), the site of which, however, has not yet been minutely examined (see my Comm. on Joshua, p. 259).

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Genesis 32:7
Then Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed. He divided the people who were with him, and the flocks and herds and camels, into two camps,

Genesis 32:9
And Jacob said, "O God of my father Abraham and God of my father Isaac, O LORD who said to me, 'Return to your country and to your kindred, that I may do you good,'

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