Genesis 31:37

37 You've searched all my possessions! Have you found anything of yours? Put it here before my relatives and yours, and let them decide between the two of us.

Genesis 31:37 Meaning and Commentary

Genesis 31:37

Whereas thou hast searched all my stuff
Or all my vessels F14, or utensils; whether household goods, or such as were used with regard to the cattle, or armour for defence: what hast thou found of all thy household stuff?
is there any vessel or utensil, or anything whatever thou canst claim as thine own? is there anything that has been taken away from thee either by me or mine? set [it] here before my brethren and thy brethren;
publicly before them all, and let it be thoroughly inquired into whose property it was, and whether lawfully taken or not: that they may judge betwixt us both;
Jacob was so conscious to himself of his own uprightness, that he could safely leave anything that might be disputed in arbitration with the very men that Laban had brought with him: it was so clear a case that he had not wronged him of anyone thing.


FOOTNOTES:

F14 (ylk lk) "omnia vasa mea", Montanus, Munster, Vatablus, Drusius, Schmidt.

Genesis 31:37 In-Context

35 She said to her father, "Sir, don't be angry that I cannot stand up in your presence; I am having my monthly period." So Laban searched, but could not find the household idols.
36 Then Jacob became incensed and brought charges against Laban. "What is my crime?" he said to Laban. "What is my sin, that you have pursued me?
37 You've searched all my possessions! Have you found anything of yours? Put it here before my relatives and yours, and let them decide between the two of us.
38 I've been with you these 20 years. Your ewes and female goats have not miscarried, and I have not eaten the rams from your flock.
39 I did not bring you any of the flock torn by wild beasts; I myself bore the loss. You demanded [payment] from me for what was stolen by day or by night.