Genesis 32:11

“Deliver me, I pray thee, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau: for I fear him, lest he will come and smite me, and the mother with the children.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Deliuer me, I pray thee, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau: for I feare him, lest he will come, and smite me, and the mother with the children.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Deliver me, I pray, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau; for I fear him, that he will come and attack me {and} the mothers with the children.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Deliver me, I pray thee, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau: for I fear him, lest he come and smite me, the mother with the children.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Be my saviour from the hand of Esau, my brother: for my fear is that he will make an attack on me, putting to death mother and child.
- Basic English Bible

Deliver me, I pray thee, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau; for I fear him, lest he come and smite me, [and] the mother with the children.
- Darby Bible

Deliver me, I pray thee, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau: for I fear him, lest he shall come and smite me, and the mother with the children.
- Webster's Bible

Please deliver me from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau: for I fear him, lest he come and strike me, and the mothers with the children.
- World English Bible

`Deliver me, I pray Thee, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau: for I am fearing him, less he come and have smitten me -- mother beside sons;
- Youngs Literal Bible

(32:12) Deliver me, I pray Thee, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau; for I fear him, lest he come and smite me, the mother with the children.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 32:11


32:11 Lord, deliver me from Esau, for I fear him - The fear that quickens prayer is itself pleadable. It was not a robber, but a murderer that he was afraid of: nor was it his own life only that lay at stake, but the mothers, and the childrens.


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