Except the God of my father, the God of Abraham, and the
of Isaac, had been with me
One and the same God is meant, who was the God of his father Isaac, and before him the God of Abraham, and now the fear of Isaac, whom he feared and served with reverence and godly fear, being at this present time a worshipper of him: now Jacob suggests, that unless his father's God had been on his side, and had protected and preserved him, as well as before blessed and prospered him, surely thou hadst sent me away now empty:
coming with such force upon him, he would have stripped him of all he had, of his wives and children, and servants and cattle: God hath seen my affliction, and the labour of my hands;
what hardships he endured in Laban's service, and what pains he took in feeding his flocks: and rebuked [thee] yesternight;
in a dream, charging him to say neither good nor evil to Jacob, which he himself had confessed, ( Genesis 31:29 ) .