New International Version
Stay with him for a while until your brother's fury subsides.
King James Bible
And tarry with him a few days, until thy brother's fury turn away;
Darby Bible Translation
and abide with him some days, until thy brother's fury turn away --
World English Bible
Stay with him a few days, until your brother's fury turns away;
Young's Literal Translation
and thou hast dwelt with him some days, till thy brother's fury turn back,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Tarry with him a few days - It was probably forty years before he returned, and it is likely Rebekah saw him no more; for it is the general opinion of the Jewish rabbins that she died before Jacob's return from Padan-aram, whether the period of his stay be considered twenty or forty years. See note on Genesis 31:55, etc.
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a few days.
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Letter xxxv. From Pope Damasus.
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