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Genesis 31:21

    Genesis 31:21 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    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.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    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.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

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

    Webster's Revision

    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.

    World English 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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    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.

    Clarke's Commentary on Genesis 31:21

    Passed over the river - The Euphrates, as the Targum properly notices. But how could he pass such a river with his flocks, etc.? This difficulty does not seem to have struck critics in general. The rabbins felt it, and assert that God wrought a miracle for Jacob on this occasion, and that he passed over dry shod. As we know not in what other way he could pass, it is prudent to refer it to the power of God, which accompanied him through the whole of his journey. There might, however, have been fords well known to both Jacob and Laban, by which they might readily pass.

    The mount Gilead - What the ancient name of this mountain was, we know not; but it is likely that it had not the name of Gilead till after the transaction mentioned Genesis 31:47. The mountains of Gilead were eastward of the country possessed by the tribes of Reuben and Gad; and extended from Mount Hermon to the mountains of Moab - Calmet. It is joined to Mount Libanus, and includes the mountainous region called in the New Testament Trachonitis - Dodd.