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Genesis 31:23 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And he took his brethren with him, and pursued after him seven days' journey; and he overtook him in the mountain of Gilead.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And he took his brethren with him, and pursued after him seven days' journey; and they overtook him in the mount Gilead.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— then he took his kinsmen with him and pursued him [a distance of] seven days’ journey, and he overtook him in the hill country of Gilead.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And he took his brethren with him, and pursued after him seven days' journey: and they overtook him in the mount Gilead.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And he took his brethren with him, and pursued after him seven days' journey, and overtook him on mount Gilead.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— So he took his brethren with him, and pursued after him, a journey of seven days,—and overtook him in the mountain of Gilead.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and he taketh his brethren with him, and pursueth after him a journey of seven days, and overtaketh him in the mount of Gilead.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And he took his brethren with him, and pursued after him seven days; and overtook him in the mount of Galaad.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And hee tooke his brethren with him, and pursued after him seuen dayes iourney, and they ouertooke him in the mount Gilead.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And having taken his brethren with him, he pursued after him seven days' journey, and overtook him on Mount Gilead{gr.Galaad}.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And he took his brethren with him, and pursued after him seven days' journey; and they overtook him in the mount Gilad.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And he took 3947
{3947} Prime
לָקַח
laqach
{law-kakh'}
A primitive root; to take (in the widest variety of applications).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
x853
(0853) Complement
אֵת
'eth
{ayth}
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
his brethren 251
{0251} Prime
אָח
'ach
{awkh}
A primitive word; a brother (used in the widest sense of literal relationship and metaphorical affinity or resemblance (like H0001)).
with x5973
(5973) Complement
עִם
`im
{eem}
From H6004; adverb or preposition, with (that is, in conjunction with), in varied applications; specifically equally with; often with prepositional prefix (and then usually unrepresented in English).
him, and pursued 7291
{7291} Prime
רָדַף
radaph
{raw-daf'}
A primitive root; to run after (usually with hostile intent; figuratively (of time) gone by).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
after x310
(0310) Complement
אַחַר
'achar
{akh-ar'}
From H0309; properly the hind part; generally used as an adverb or conjugation, after (in various senses).
him y310
[0310] Standard
אַחַר
'achar
{akh-ar'}
From H0309; properly the hind part; generally used as an adverb or conjugation, after (in various senses).
seven 7651
{7651} Prime
שֶׁבַע
sheba`
{sheh'-bah}
From H7650; a primitive cardinal number; seven (as the sacred full one); also (adverbially) seven times; by implication a week; by extension an indefinite number.
days' 3117
{3117} Prime
יוֹם
yowm
{yome}
From an unused root meaning to be hot; a day (as the warm hours), whether literally (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figuratively (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverbially).
journey; 1870
{1870} Prime
דֶּרֶךְ
derek
{deh'-rek}
From H1869; a road (as trodden); figuratively a course of life or mode of action, often adverbially.
and they overtook 1692
{1692} Prime
דָּבַק
dabaq
{daw-bak'}
A primitive root; properly to impinge, that is, cling or adhere; figuratively to catch by pursuit.
z8686
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
him in the mount 2022
{2022} Prime
הַר
har
{har}
A shortened form of H2042; a mountain or range of hills (sometimes used figuratively).
Gil`др גִּלעָד. 1568
{1568} Prime
גִּלְעָד
Gil`ad
{ghil-awd'}
Probably from H1567; Gilad, a region East of the Jordan; also the name of three Israelites.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Genesis 31:22-24.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Genesis 31:17-24.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Genesis 31:23

He took his brethren — That is, his relations, and pursues Jacob to bring him back into bondage, or, to strip him of what he had.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Genesis 13:8 And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we [be] brethren.
Genesis 24:27 And he said, Blessed [be] the LORD God of my master Abraham, who hath not left destitute my master of his mercy and his truth: I [being] in the way, the LORD led me to the house of my master's brethren.
Exodus 2:11 And it came to pass in those days, when Moses was grown, that he went out unto his brethren, and looked on their burdens: and he spied an Egyptian smiting an Hebrew, one of his brethren.
Exodus 2:13 And when he went out the second day, behold, two men of the Hebrews strove together: and he said to him that did the wrong, Wherefore smitest thou thy fellow?
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Gn 13:8; 24:27. Ex 2:11, 13.

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