Genesis 31:14

14 Rachel and Leah responded, “That’s fine with us! We won’t inherit any of our father’s wealth anyway.

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
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 “The angel said, ‘Look up, and you will see that only the streaked, speckled, and spotted males are mating with the females of your flock. For I have seen how Laban has treated you.
13 I am the God who appeared to you at Bethel, the place where you anointed the pillar of stone and made your vow to me. Now get ready and leave this country and return to the land of your birth.’”
14 Rachel and Leah responded, “That’s fine with us! We won’t inherit any of our father’s wealth anyway.
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.
16 All the wealth God has given you from our father legally belongs to us and our children. So go ahead and do whatever God has told you.”
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