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Genesis 31

BBE 1 Now it came to the ears of Jacob that Laban's sons were saying, Jacob has taken away all our father's property, and in this way he has got all this wealth. NIV 1 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." BBE 2 And Jacob saw that Laban's feeling for him was no longer what it had been before. NIV 2 And Jacob noticed that Laban's attitude toward him was not what it had been. BBE 3 Then the Lord said to Jacob, Go back to the land of your fathers, and to your relations, and I will be with you. NIV 3 Then the LORD said to Jacob, "Go back to the land of your fathers and to your relatives, and I will be with you." BBE 4 And Jacob sent for Rachel and Leah to come to him in the field among his flock. NIV 4 So Jacob sent word to Rachel and Leah to come out to the fields where his flocks were. BBE 5 And he said to them, It is clear to me that your father's feeling is no longer what it was to me; but the God of my father has been with me NIV 5 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. BBE 6 And you have seen how I have done all in my power for your father, NIV 6 You know that I've worked for your father with all my strength, BBE 7 But your father has not kept faith with me, and ten times he has made changes in my payment; but God has kept him from doing me damage. NIV 7 yet your father has cheated me by changing my wages ten times. However, God has not allowed him to harm me. BBE 8 If he said, All those in the flock which have marks are to be yours, then all the flock gave birth to marked young; and if he said, All the banded ones are to be yours, then all the flock had banded young. NIV 8 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. BBE 9 So God has taken away your father's cattle and has given them to me. NIV 9 So God has taken away your father's livestock and has given them to me. BBE 10 And at the time when the flock were with young, I saw in a dream that all the he-goats which were joined with the she-goats were banded and marked and coloured. NIV 10 "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. BBE 11 And in my dream the angel of the Lord said to me, Jacob: and I said, Here am I. NIV 11 The angel of God said to me in the dream, 'Jacob.' I answered, 'Here I am.' BBE 12 And he said, See how all the he-goats are banded and marked and coloured: for I have seen what Laban has done to you. NIV 12 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. BBE 13 I am the God of Beth-el, where you put oil on the pillar and took an oath to me: now then, come out of this land and go back to the country of your birth. NIV 13 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.' " BBE 14 Then Rachel and Leah said to him in answer, What part or heritage is there for us in our father's house? NIV 14 Then Rachel and Leah replied, "Do we still have any share in the inheritance of our father's estate? BBE 15 Are we not as people from a strange country to him? for he took a price for us and now it is all used up. NIV 15 Does he not regard us as foreigners? Not only has he sold us, but he has used up what was paid for us. BBE 16 For the wealth which God has taken from him is ours and our children's; so now, whatever God has said to you, do. NIV 16 Surely all the wealth that God took away from our father belongs to us and our children. So do whatever God has told you." BBE 17 Then Jacob put his wives and his sons on camels; NIV 17 Then Jacob put his children and his wives on camels, BBE 18 And sending on before him all his cattle and his property which he had got together in Paddan-aram, he made ready to go to Isaac his father in the land of Canaan. NIV 18 and he drove all his livestock ahead of him, along with all the goods he had accumulated in Paddan Aram, to go to his father Isaac in the land of Canaan. BBE 19 Now Laban had gone to see to the cutting of the wool of his sheep; so Rachel secretly took the images of the gods of her father's house. NIV 19 When Laban had gone to shear his sheep, Rachel stole her father's household gods. BBE 20 And Jacob went away secretly, without giving news of his flight to Laban the Aramaean. NIV 20 Moreover, Jacob deceived Laban the Aramean by not telling him he was running away. BBE 21 So he went away with all he had, and went across the River in the direction of the hill-country of Gilead. NIV 21 So he fled with all he had, and crossing the River, he headed for the hill country of Gilead. BBE 22 And on the third day Laban had news of Jacob's flight. NIV 22 On the third day Laban was told that Jacob had fled. BBE 23 And taking the men of his family with him, he went after him for seven days and overtook him in the hill-country of Gilead. NIV 23 Taking his relatives with him, he pursued Jacob for seven days and caught up with him in the hill country of Gilead. BBE 24 Then God came to Laban in a dream by night, and said to him, Take care that you say nothing good or bad to Jacob. NIV 24 Then God came to Laban the Aramean in a dream at night and said to him, "Be careful not to say anything to Jacob, either good or bad." BBE 25 Now when Laban overtook him, Jacob had put up his tent in the hill-country; and Laban and his brothers put up their tents in the hill-country of Gilead. NIV 25 Jacob had pitched his tent in the hill country of Gilead when Laban overtook him, and Laban and his relatives camped there too. BBE 26 And Laban said to Jacob, Why did you go away secretly, taking my daughters away like prisoners of war? NIV 26 Then Laban said to Jacob, "What have you done? You've deceived me, and you've carried off my daughters like captives in war. BBE 27 Why did you make a secret of your flight, not giving me word of it, so that I might have sent you away with joy and songs, with melody and music? NIV 27 Why did you run off secretly and deceive me? Why didn't you tell me, so I could send you away with joy and singing to the music of tambourines and harps? BBE 28 You did not even let me give a kiss to my sons and my daughters. This was a foolish thing to do. NIV 28 You didn't even let me kiss my grandchildren and my daughters good-by. You have done a foolish thing. BBE 29 It is in my power to do you damage: but the God of your father came to me this night, saying, Take care that you say nothing good or bad to Jacob. NIV 29 I have the power to harm you; but last night the God of your father said to me, 'Be careful not to say anything to Jacob, either good or bad.' BBE 30 And now, it seems, you are going because your heart's desire is for your father's house; but why have you taken my gods? NIV 30 Now you have gone off because you longed to return to your father's house. But why did you steal my gods?" BBE 31 And Jacob, in answer, said to Laban, My fear was that you might take your daughters from me by force. NIV 31 Jacob answered Laban, "I was afraid, because I thought you would take your daughters away from me by force. BBE 32 As for your gods, if anyone of us has them, let him be put to death: make search before us all for what is yours, and take it. For Jacob had no knowledge that Rachel had taken them. NIV 32 But if you find anyone who has your gods, he shall not live. In the presence of our relatives, see for yourself whether there is anything of yours here with me; and if so, take it." Now Jacob did not know that Rachel had stolen the gods. BBE 33 So Laban went into Jacob's tent and into Leah's tent, and into the tents of the two servant-women, but they were not there; and he came out of Leah's tent and went into Rachel's. NIV 33 So Laban went into Jacob's tent and into Leah's tent and into the tent of the two maidservants, but he found nothing. After he came out of Leah's tent, he entered Rachel's tent. BBE 34 Now Rachel had taken the images, and had put them in the camels' basket, and was seated on them. And Laban, searching through all the tent, did not come across them. NIV 34 Now Rachel had taken the household gods and put them inside her camel's saddle and was sitting on them. Laban searched through everything in the tent but found nothing. BBE 35 And she said to her father, Let not my lord be angry because I do not get up before you, for I am in the common condition of women. And with all his searching, he did not come across the images. NIV 35 Rachel said to her father, "Don't be angry, my lord, that I cannot stand up in your presence; I'm having my period." So he searched but could not find the household gods. BBE 36 Then Jacob was angry with Laban, and said, What crime or sin have I done that you have come after me with such passion? NIV 36 Jacob was angry and took Laban to task. "What is my crime?" he asked Laban. "What sin have I committed that you hunt me down? BBE 37 Now that you have made search through all my goods, what have you seen which is yours? Make it clear now before my people and your people, so that they may be judges between us. NIV 37 Now that you have searched through all my goods, what have you found that belongs to your household? Put it here in front of your relatives and mine, and let them judge between the two of us. BBE 38 These twenty years I have been with you; your sheep and your goats have had young without loss, not one of your he-goats have I taken for food. NIV 38 "I have been with you for twenty years now. Your sheep and goats have not miscarried, nor have I eaten rams from your flocks. BBE 39 Anything which was wounded by beasts I did not take to you, but myself made up for the loss of it; you made me responsible for whatever was taken by thieves, by day or by night. NIV 39 I did not bring you animals torn by wild beasts; I bore the loss myself. And you demanded payment from me for whatever was stolen by day or night. BBE 40 This was my condition, wasted by heat in the day and by the bitter cold at night; and sleep went from my eyes. NIV 40 This was my situation: The heat consumed me in the daytime and the cold at night, and sleep fled from my eyes. BBE 41 These twenty years I have been in your house; I was your servant for fourteen years because of your daughters, and for six years I kept your flock, and ten times was my payment changed. NIV 41 It was like this for the twenty years I was in your household. I worked for you fourteen years for your two daughters and six years for your flocks, and you changed my wages ten times. BBE 42 If the God of my father, the God of Abraham and the Fear of Isaac, had not been with me, you would have sent me away with nothing in my hands. But God has seen my troubles and the work of my hands, and this night he kept you back. NIV 42 If the God of my father, the God of Abraham and the Fear of Isaac, had not been with me, you would surely have sent me away empty-handed. But God has seen my hardship and the toil of my hands, and last night he rebuked you." BBE 43 Then Laban, answering, said, These women are my daughters and these children my children, the flocks and all you see are mine: what now may I do for my daughters and for their children? NIV 43 Laban answered Jacob, "The women are my daughters, the children are my children, and the flocks are my flocks. All you see is mine. Yet what can I do today about these daughters of mine, or about the children they have borne? BBE 44 Come, let us make an agreement, you and I; and let it be for a witness between us. NIV 44 Come now, let's make a covenant, you and I, and let it serve as a witness between us." BBE 45 Then Jacob took a stone and put it up as a pillar. NIV 45 So Jacob took a stone and set it up as a pillar. BBE 46 And Jacob said to his people, Get stones together; and they did so; and they had a meal there by the stones. NIV 46 He said to his relatives, "Gather some stones." So they took stones and piled them in a heap, and they ate there by the heap. BBE 47 And the name Laban gave it was Jegar-sahadutha: but Jacob gave it the name of Galeed. NIV 47 Laban called it Jegar Sahadutha, and Jacob called it Galeed. BBE 48 And Laban said, These stones are a witness between you and me today. For this reason its name was Galeed, NIV 48 Laban said, "This heap is a witness between you and me today." That is why it was called Galeed. BBE 49 And Mizpah, for he said, May the Lord keep watch on us when we are unable to see one another's doings. NIV 49 It was also called Mizpah, because he said, "May the LORD keep watch between you and me when we are away from each other. BBE 50 If you are cruel to my daughters, or if you take other wives in addition to my daughters, then though no man is there to see, God will be the witness between us. NIV 50 If you mistreat my daughters or if you take any wives besides my daughters, even though no one is with us, remember that God is a witness between you and me." BBE 51 And Laban said, See these stones and this pillar which I have put between you and me; NIV 51 Laban also said to Jacob, "Here is this heap, and here is this pillar I have set up between you and me. BBE 52 They will be witness that I will not go over these stones to you, and you will not go over these stones or this pillar to me, for any evil purpose. NIV 52 This heap is a witness, and this pillar is a witness, that I will not go past this heap to your side to harm you and that you will not go past this heap and pillar to my side to harm me. BBE 53 May the God of Abraham and the God of Nahor, the God of their father, be our judge. Then Jacob took an oath by the Fear of his father Isaac. NIV 53 May the God of Abraham and the God of Nahor, the God of their father, judge between us." So Jacob took an oath in the name of the Fear of his father Isaac. BBE 54 And Jacob made an offering on the mountain, and gave orders to his people to take food: so they had a meal and took their rest that night on the mountain. NIV 54 He offered a sacrifice there in the hill country and invited his relatives to a meal. After they had eaten, they spent the night there. BBE 55 And early in the morning Laban, after kissing and blessing his daughters, went on his way back to his country. NIV 55 Early the next morning Laban kissed his grandchildren and his daughters and blessed them. Then he left and returned home.