Genesis 32:2

“And when Jacob saw them, he said, This is God's host: and he called the name of that place Mahanaim.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And when Iacob saw them, he said, This is Gods hoste: and hee called the name of that place Mahanaim.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Jacob said when he saw them, "This is God's camp. So he named that place Mahanaim."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jacob said when he saw them, This is God's host: and he called the name of that place Mahanaim.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And when he saw them he said, This is the army of God: so he gave that place the name of Mahanaim.
- Basic English Bible

And when Jacob saw them he said, This is the camp of God. And he called the name of that place Mahanaim.
- Darby Bible

And when Jacob saw them, he said, This is God's host: and he called the name of that place Mahanaim.
- Webster's Bible

When he saw them, Jacob said, "This is God's army." He called the name of that place Mahanaim.
- World English Bible

and Jacob saith, when he hath seen them, `This [is] the camp of God;' and he calleth the name of that place `Two Camps.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

(32:3) And Jacob said when he saw them: 'This is God's camp.' And he called the name of that place Mahanaim.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 32:2


32:2 This is God's house - A good man may, with an eye of faith, see the same that Jacob saw with his bodily eyes. What need we dispute whether he has a guardian angel, when we are sure he has a guard of angels about him? To preserve the remembrance of this favour, Jacob gave a name to the place from it, Mahanaim, two hosts, or two camps probably they appeared to him in two hosts, one on either side, or one in the front, and the other in the rear, to protect him from Laban behind, and Esau before, that they might be a compleat guard. Here was Jacob's family that made one army, representing the church militant and itinerant on earth; and the angels another army, representing the church triumphant, and at rest in heaven.


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