New International Version
He thought, "If Esau comes and attacks one group, the group that is left may 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.
Darby Bible Translation
And he said, If Esau come to the one troop and smite it, then the other troop which is left shall escape.
World English Bible
and he said, "If Esau comes to the one company, and strikes it, then the company which is left will escape."
Young's Literal Translation
and saith, 'If Esau come in unto the one camp, and have smitten it -- then the camp which is left hath been for an escape.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He divided the people, etc. - His prudence and cunning were now turned into a right channel, for he took the most effectual method to appease his brother, had he been irritated, and save at least a part of his family. This dividing and arranging of his flocks, family, and domestics, has something in it highly characteristic. To such a man as Jacob such expedients would naturally present themselves.
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LibraryMahanaim: the Two Camps
And Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him. And when Jacob saw them, he said, This is God's host: and he called the name of that place Mahanaim' (i.e. Two camps).--GENESIS xxxii. 1, 2. This vision came at a crisis in Jacob's life. He has just left the house of Laban, his father-in-law, where he had lived for many years, and in company with a long caravan, consisting of wives, children, servants, and all his wealth turned into cattle, is journeying back again to Palestine. His road …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Of the Name of God
The Angel of the Lord in the Pentateuch, and the Book of Joshua.
Meditations for the Morning.
In great fear and distress Jacob divided the people who were with him into two groups, and the flocks and herds and camels as well.
Then Jacob prayed, "O God of my father Abraham, God of my father Isaac, LORD, you who said to me, 'Go back to your country and your relatives, and I will make you prosper,'
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