Genesis 31:15

15 Does he not regard us as foreigners? Not only has he sold us, but he has used up what was paid for us.

Genesis 31:15 in Other Translations

KJV
15 Are we not counted of him strangers? for he hath sold us, and hath quite devoured also our money.
ESV
15 Are we not regarded by him as foreigners? For he has sold us, and he has indeed devoured our money.
NLT
15 He has reduced our rights to those of foreign women. And after he sold us, he wasted the money you paid him for us.
MSG
15 Aren't we treated worse than outsiders? All he wanted was the money he got from selling us, and he's spent all that.
CSB
15 Are we not regarded by him as outsiders? For he has sold us and has certainly spent our money.

Genesis 31:15 Meaning and Commentary

Genesis 31:15

Are we not accounted of him strangers?
&c.] He had not treated them as children, nor even as freeborn persons; but as if they were foreigners that he had taken in war, or bought of others; or at least, that they were born bondmaids in his house, and so had a right to sell them as he had: for he hath sold us;
he had sold them to Jacob for fourteen years' service, as if they had been his slaves, instead of giving dowries with them as his children: and hath quite devoured also our money;
that which he got by the servitude of Jacob, instead of giving it to them as their portion; he spent it on himself and his sons, and there was nothing left for them.

Genesis 31:15 In-Context

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.”
17 Then Jacob put his children and his wives on camels,

Cross References 2

  • 1. Deuteronomy 15:3; Deuteronomy 23:20; Ruth 2:10; 2 Samuel 15:19; 1 Kings 8:41; Obadiah 1:11
  • 2. S Genesis 29:20