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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Genesis 32:2


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    King James Bible - Genesis 32:2

    And when Jacob saw them, he said, This is God's host: and he called the name of that place Mahanaim.

    World English Bible

    When he saw them, Jacob said, "This is God's army." He called the name of that
    place Mahanaim.

    Douay-Rheims - Genesis 32:2

    And when he saw them, he said: These are the camps of God, and he called the name of that
    place Mahanaim, that is, Camps.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    And when Jacob saw them, he said, This is God's host: and he called the name of that
    place Mahanaim.

    Original Hebrew

    ויאמר
    559  יעקב 3290  כאשׁר 834  ראם 7200  מחנה 4264  אלהים 430  זה 2088  ויקרא 7121  שׁם 8034  המקום 4725  ההוא 1931  מחנים׃ 4266

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    VERSE (2) -
    Jos 5:14 2Ki 6:17 Ps 34:7; 103:21; 148:2 Da 10:20 Lu 2:13

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 32:2

    Y dijo Jacob cuando los vio: El campamento de Dios es éste; y llamó el nombre de aquel lugar Mahanaim.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Genesis 32:2

    Verse 2. Mahanaim.] The two
    hosts, if read by the points, the angels forming one, and Jacob and his company forming another; or simply hosts or camps in the plural. There was a city built afterwards here, and inhabited by the priests of God, Joshua xxi. 38. For what purpose the angels of God met Jacob, does not appear from the text; probably it was intended to show him that he and his company were under the care of an especial providence, and consequently to confirm his trust and confidence in God.

    The doctrine of the ministration of angels has been much abused, not only among the heathens, but also among Jews and Christians, and perhaps most among the latter. Angels with feigned names, titles, and influences, have been and still are invoked and worshipped by a certain class of men; because they have found that God has been pleased to employ them to minister to mankind; and hence they have made supplications to them to extend their protection, to shield, defend, instruct, &c. This is perfectly absurd. 1. They are God's instruments, not self-determining agents. 2.

    They can only do what they are appointed to perform, for there is no evidence that they have any discretionary power. 3. God helps man by ten thousand means and instruments; some intellectual, as angels; some rational, as men; some irrational, as brutes; and some merely material, as the sun, wind, rain, food, raiment, and the various productions of the earth.

    He therefore helps by whom he will help, and to him alone belongs all the glory; for should he be determined to destroy, all these instruments collectively could not save. Instead therefore of worshipping them, we should take their own advice: See thou do it not-Worship God.


    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 1-8 - The angels of God appeared to Jacob, to encourage him with the assurance of the Divine protection. When God designs his people for great trials, he prepares them by great comforts. While Jacob, to who the promise belonged, had been in hard service, Esau was become prince. Jacob sent a message, showing that he did not insist upon the birth-right. Yielding pacifies great offences, Ec 10:4. We must no refuse to speak respectfully, even to those unjustly angry with us Jacob received an account of Esau's warlike preparations against him and was greatly afraid. A lively sense of danger, and quickening fea arising from it, may be found united with humble confidence in God' power and promise.


    Original Hebrew

    ויאמר 559  יעקב 3290  כאשׁר 834  ראם 7200  מחנה 4264  אלהים 430  זה 2088  ויקרא 7121  שׁם 8034  המקום 4725  ההוא 1931  מחנים׃ 4266


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