Genesis 31:5

5 He said to them, “I see that your father’s attitude toward me is not what it was before, but the God of my father has been with me.

Genesis 31:5 in Other Translations

KJV
5 And said unto them, I see your father's countenance, that it is not toward me as before; but the God of my father hath been with me.
ESV
5 and said to them, "I see that your father does not regard me with favor as he did before. But the God of my father has been with me.
NLT
5 He said to them, “I have noticed that your father’s attitude toward me has changed. But the God of my father has been with me.
MSG
5 He said, "I notice that your father has changed toward me; he doesn't treat me the same as before. But the God of my father hasn't changed; he's still with me.
CSB
5 He said to them, "I can see from your father's face that his attitude toward me is not the same, but the God of my father has been with me.

Genesis 31:5 Meaning and Commentary

Genesis 31:5

And said unto them, I see your father's countenance, that it
[is] not towards me as before (See Gill on Genesis 31:2); no notice is taken of what their brethren, the sons of Laban, had said: but the God of my father hath been with me;
not only by affording him his gracious presence with him, which supported him under all his troubles; but by his good providence prospering and succeeding him in his outward affairs, as well as he had lately appeared to him, and encouraged him to return to his own country.

Genesis 31:5 In-Context

3 Then the LORD said to Jacob, “Go back to the land of your fathers and to your relatives, and I will be with you.”
4 So Jacob sent word to Rachel and Leah to come out to the fields where his flocks were.
5 He said to them, “I see that your father’s attitude toward me is not what it was before, but the God of my father has been with me.
6 You know that I’ve worked for your father with all my strength,
7 yet your father has cheated me by changing my wages ten times. However, God has not allowed him to harm me.

Cross References 3

  • 1. ver 29,42,53; Genesis 43:23; Daniel 2:23
  • 2. ver 2
  • 3. S Genesis 21:22; S Genesis 26:3