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Genesis 32:11

    Genesis 32:11 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Deliver me, I pray you, 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.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    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.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    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.

    Webster's Revision

    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.

    World English 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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    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.

    Definitions for Genesis 32:11

    Smite - To strike; beat.

    Clarke's Commentary on Genesis 32:11

    And the mother with the children - He must have had an awful opinion of his brother when he used this expression, which implies the utmost cruelty, proceeding in the work of slaughter to total extermination. See Hosea 10:14.

    Wesley's Notes on 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.