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Genesis 32:3

    Genesis 32:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau his brother unto the land of Seir, the country of Edom.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau his brother to the land of Seir, the country of Edom.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau his brother unto the land of Seir, the field of Edom.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Now Jacob sent servants before him to Esau, his brother, in the land of Seir, the country of Edom;

    Webster's Revision

    And Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau his brother unto the land of Seir, the field of Edom.

    World English Bible

    Jacob sent messengers in front of him to Esau, his brother, to the land of Seir, the field of Edom.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau his brother unto the land of Seir, the field of Edom.

    Clarke's Commentary on Genesis 32:3

    Jacob sent messengers - מלאכים malachim, the same word which is before translated angels. It is very likely that these messengers had been sent some time before he had this vision at Mahanaim, for they appear to have returned while Jacob encamped at the brook Jabbok, where he had the vision of angels; see Genesis 32:6, Genesis 32:23.

    The land of Seir, the country of Edom - This land, which was, according to Dr. Wells, situated on the south of the Dead Sea, extending from thence to the Arabian Gulf, 1 Kings 9:26, was formerly possessed by the Horites, Genesis 14:6; but Esau with his children drove them out, destroyed them, and dwelt in their stead, Deuteronomy 2:22; and thither Esau went from the face of his brother Jacob, Genesis 36:6, Genesis 36:7. Thus we find he verified the prediction, By thy sword shalt thou live, Genesis 27:40.