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Genesis 33:12

    Genesis 33:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And he said, Let us take our journey, and let us go, and I will go before thee.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And he said, Let us take our journey, and let us go, and I will go before you.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he said, Let us take our journey, and let us go, and I will go before thee.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And he said, Let us go on our journey together, and I will go in front.

    Webster's Revision

    And he said, Let us take our journey, and let us go, and I will go before thee.

    World English Bible

    Esau said, "Let us take our journey, and let us go, and I will go before you."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he said, Let us take our journey, and let us go, and I will go before thee.

    Definitions for Genesis 33:12

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.

    Barnes' Notes on Genesis 33:12

    They now part for the present. "I will qo with thee;" as an escort or vanguard. Jacob explains that this would be inconvenient for both parties, as his tender children and suckling cattle could not keep pace with Esau's men, who were used to the road. "At the pace of the cattle;" as fast as the business (מלאכה melā'kâh) of traveling with cattle will permit. Unto Selr. Jacob is travelling to the land of Kenaan, and to the residence of his father. But, on arriving there, it will be his first duty to return the fraternal visit of Esau. The very circumstance that he sent messengers to apprise his brother of his arrival, implies that he was prepared to cultivate friendly relations with him. Jacob also declines the offer of some of the men that Esau had with him. He had, doubtless, enough of hands to manage his remaining flock, and he now relied more than ever on the protection of that God who had ever proved himself a faithful and effectual guardian.