Genesis 31:21

“So hee fled with all that hee had, and he rose vp and passed ouer the Riuer, and set his face toward the mount Gilead.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

So he fled with all that he had; and he rose up, and passed over the river, and set his face [toward] the mount Gilead.
- King James Version

So he fled with all that he had; and he arose and crossed the {Euphrates} River, and set his face toward the hill country of Gilead.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

So he fled with all that he had; and he rose up, and passed over the River, and set his face toward the mountain of Gilead.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So he went away with all he had, and went across the River in the direction of the hill-country of Gilead.
- Basic English Bible

And he fled with all that he had; and he rose up and passed over the river, and set his face [toward] mount Gilead.
- Darby Bible

So he fled with all that he had; and he arose, and passed over the river, and set his face towards the mount Gilead.
- Webster's Bible

So he fled with all that he had. He rose up, passed over the River, and set his face toward the mountain of Gilead.
- World English Bible

and he fleeth, he and all that he hath, and riseth, and passeth over the River, and setteth his face [toward] the mount of Gilead.
- Youngs Literal Bible

So he fled with all that he had; and he rose up, and passed over the River, and set his face toward the mountain of Gilead.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Genesis 31

  • John
    So here is a firm covenant, before Jehovah, that the border of Syria and Israel is on the mount Gilead? The Golan Heights are much further north? Mmm.
  • John
    Stuff the noun in this early modern context should be associated with the verb and interpreted as their furnishing. Stuffing in the sense of a mattress or pillow、 slang is a misnomer in language it is a class based assessment not a linguistic reality. One of my reasons for reading KJB is for etymology and early modern context since becoming an English teacher overseas and encountering US English
  • BSP
    Verse 5- even when our family members fail to be there for us we can count on Jehovah God being there for us if we draw lose to him.
  • Stan jett
    Leslie: Thanksgiving would not be Thanksgiving without the Turkey and the 'stuffings." (jk) We say stuff all the time down south and we also say Ya'll.
  • A disciple
    Leigh (cont.); "..Did I miss something?" Abraham came into the land of Canaan by God's direction, to pass his days as a stranger and a pilgrim in a country that was to be given to him in the future; and as a watcher and a holy one to be a witness of the ungodly nation which God was about to take away. Jacob knew the high and holy calling of God on his family though his wife lagged a little behind.
  • A disciple
    Leigh; The relatives of Jacob were nothing like the Canaanites, even if they were infected with idols: they were not the same kind that Moses later wrote about, who did every abomination that the LORD hates and therefore had God judged to have them completely and utterly exterminated from the earth. There are nations and people today that simply don't know any better, and the Lord will have mercy.

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