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 Genesis 31:1 - 21
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   Book of Genesis
   Chapter 31
31:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Jacob heard that Laban's sons were saying, "Jacob has taken everything our father owned and has gained all this wealth from what belonged to our father."
 
31:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
And Jacob noticed that Laban's attitude toward him was not what it had been.
 
31:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then the LORD said to Jacob, "Go back to the land of your fathers and to your relatives, and I will be with you."
 
31:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So Jacob sent word to Rachel and Leah to come out to the fields where his flocks were.
 
31:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He said to them, "I see that your father's attitude toward me is not what it was before, but the God of my father has been with me.
 
31:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
You know that I've worked for your father with all my strength,
 
31:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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yet your father has cheated me by changing my wages ten times. However, God has not allowed him to harm me.
 
31:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
If he said, 'The speckled ones will be your wages,' then all the flocks gave birth to speckled young; and if he said, 'The streaked ones will be your wages,' then all the flocks bore streaked young.
 
31:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So God has taken away your father's livestock and has given them to me.
 
31:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"In breeding season I once had a dream in which I looked up and saw that the male goats mating with the flock were streaked, speckled or spotted.
 
31:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The angel of God said to me in the dream, 'Jacob.' I answered, 'Here I am.'
 
31:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
And he said, 'Look up and see that all the male goats mating with the flock are streaked, speckled or spotted, for I have seen all that Laban has been doing to you.
 
31:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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I am the God of Bethel, where you anointed a pillar and where you made a vow to me. Now leave this land at once and go back to your native land.'"
 
31:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then Rachel and Leah replied, "Do we still have any share in the inheritance of our father's estate?
 
31:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Does he not regard us as foreigners? Not only has he sold us, but he has used up what was paid for us.
 
31:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Surely all the wealth that God took away from our father belongs to us and our children. So do whatever God has told you."
 
31:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then Jacob put his children and his wives on camels,
 
31:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
and he drove all his livestock ahead of him, along with all the goods he had accumulated in Paddan Aram, F154 to go to his father Isaac in the land of Canaan.
 
31:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When Laban had gone to shear his sheep, Rachel stole her father's household gods.
 
31:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Moreover, Jacob deceived Laban the Aramean by not telling him he was running away.
 
31:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So he fled with all he had, and crossing the River, F155 he headed for the hill country of Gilead.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F154 That is, Northwest Mesopotamia
F155 That is, the Euphrates

 
 

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