Genesis 31:28

28 You didn’t even let me kiss my grandchildren and my daughters goodbye. You have done a foolish thing.

Read Genesis 31:28 Using Other Translations

And hast not suffered me to kiss my sons and my daughters? thou hast now done foolishly in so doing.
And why did you not permit me to kiss my sons and my daughters farewell? Now you have done foolishly.
Why didn’t you let me kiss my daughters and grandchildren and tell them good-bye? You have acted very foolishly!

What does Genesis 31:28 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Genesis 31:28

And hast not suffered me to kiss my sons and my daughters?
&c.] Did not give him an opportunity of taking his farewell, which used to be done with a kiss, as it is with us at this day: by his sons he means his grandsons, and so the Targum of Jonathan, my daughters' sons; and by his daughters Rachel and Leah, and Dinah his granddaughter: thou hast done foolishly in [so] doing:
since, as he would have him believe that he was both a loser by this step he took, and exposed himself to danger, seeing it was in the power of Laban to do him hurt, as in ( Genesis 31:29 ) ; but Jacob knew what he did, and that it was the wisest part to follow the direction of God.

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