Genesis 31:14

14 Then Rachel and Leah replied, “Do we still have any share in the inheritance of our father’s estate?

Genesis 31:14 in Other Translations

KJV
14 And Rachel and Leah answered and said unto him, Is there yet any portion or inheritance for us in our father's house?
ESV
14 Then Rachel and Leah answered and said to him, "Is there any portion or inheritance left to us in our father's house?
NLT
14 Rachel and Leah responded, “That’s fine with us! We won’t inherit any of our father’s wealth anyway.
MSG
14 Rachel and Leah said, "Has he treated us any better?
CSB
14 Then Rachel and Leah answered him, "Do we have any portion or inheritance in our father's household?

Genesis 31:14 Meaning and Commentary

Genesis 31:14

And Rachel and Leah answered and said unto him
One after another, and their answers agreeing, are put together; it may be Rachel answered in the name of Leah, and for herself, since she is mentioned first, and the verb is singular. The Targum of Jonathan is, Rachel answered with the consent of Leah; [is there] yet any portion or inheritance for us in our father's
house?
it was what might have been justly expected, as they were his children, that they should have been used as such, and have had children's portions given them; but by the whole of Laban's attitude towards them, both at their marriage, and ever since, it was plain he never intended to give them anything; but kept all he had to himself, or designed it for his sons, and therefore it was in vain for them to hope for anything; signifying to Jacob hereby, that they were willing to leave their father's house, and go with him when he pleased, since they could expect nothing by their stay here.

Genesis 31:14 In-Context

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.
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.’ ”
14 Then Rachel and Leah replied, “Do we still have any share in the inheritance of our father’s estate?
15 Does he not regard us as foreigners? Not only has he sold us, but he has used up what was paid for us.
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.”

Cross References 1

  • 1. 2 Samuel 20:1; 1 Kings 12:16