21 And Israel journeyed, and spread his tent beyond the tower of Edar.

Other Translations of Genesis 35:21

New International Version

21 Israel moved on again and pitched his tent beyond Migdal Eder.

English Standard Version

21 Israel journeyed on and pitched his tent beyond the tower of Eder.

The Message

21 Israel kept on his way and set up camp at Migdal Eder.

New King James Version

21 Then Israel journeyed and pitched his tent beyond the tower of Eder.

New Living Translation

21 Then Jacob traveled on and camped beyond Migdal-eder.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Genesis 35:21

Commentary on Genesis 35:21-29

(Read Genesis 35:21-29)

What a sore affliction Reuben's sin was, is shown, " and Israel heard it." No more is said, but that is enough. Reuben thought that his father would never hear of it; but those that promise themselves secrecy in sin, are generally disappointed. The age and death of Isaac are recorded, though he died not till after Joseph was sold into Egypt. Isaac lived about forty years after he had made his will, Genesis 27:2. We shall not die an hour the sooner, but much the better, for timely setting our hearts and houses in order. Particular notice is taken of the agreement of Esau and Jacob at their father's funeral, to show how God had wonderfully changed Esau's mind. It is awful to behold relations, sometimes for a little of this world's goods, disputing over the graves of their friends, while they are near going to the grave themselves.