When Jacob went out to meet Esau, he divided his family, flocks, herds and camels into two bands. Why?

  • He didn't want Esau to be overly impressed with his possessions.
  • He was afraid Esau would attack them.
  • Some of the family were sick, and he separated them.
  • The camels were giving birth to young at the time.


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Genesis 32:7-8

In great fear and distress Jacob divided the people who were with him into two groups, and the flocks and herds and camels as well. He thought, “If Esau comes and attacks one group, the group that is left may escape.”


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Genesis 32:7-8

In great fear and distress Jacob divided the people who were with him into two groups, and the flocks and herds and camels as well. He thought, “If Esau comes and attacks one group, the group that is left may escape.”


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