Genesis 31:27

“Wherefore didst thou flee away secretly, and steal away from me; and didst not tell me, that I might have sent thee away with mirth, and with songs, with tabret, and with harp?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Wherefore didst thou flie away secretly, and steale away from me, and didst not tell mee? that I might haue sent thee away with mirth, and with songs, with tabret, and with harpe,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Why did you flee secretly and deceive me, and did not tell me so that I might have sent you away with joy and with songs, with timbrel and with lyre;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Wherefore didst thou flee secretly, and steal away from me, and didst not tell me, that I might have sent thee away with mirth and with songs, with tabret and with harp;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Why did you make a secret of your flight, not giving me word of it, so that I might have sent you away with joy and songs, with melody and music?
- Basic English Bible

Why didst thou flee away covertly, and steal away from me, and didst not tell me, that I might have conducted thee with mirth and with songs, with tambour and with harp;
- Darby Bible

Why didst thou flee away secretly, and steal away from me, and didst not tell me, that I might have sent thee away with mirth, and with songs, with tabret, and with harp?
- Webster's Bible

Why did you flee secretly, and deceive me, and didn't tell me, that I might have sent you away with mirth and with songs, with tambourine and with harp;
- World English Bible

Why hast thou hidden thyself to flee, and deceivest me, and hast not declared to me, and I send thee away with joy and with songs, with tabret and with harp,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Wherefore didst thou flee secretly, and outwit me; and didst not tell me, that I might have sent thee away with mirth and with songs, with tabret and with harp;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 31:27


31:27 I might have sent thee away with mirth and with songs, with tabret and with harp - Not as Rebekah was sent away out of the same family above one hundred and twenty years before, with prayers and blessings, but with sport and merriment; which was a sign that religion was much decayed in the family.


Discussion for Genesis 31

  • Irene123
    To Leslie on 'stuff' - Michael C. was right. Also, the word 'stuff' is not slang. Also it's from the 1700's KING'S ENGLISH. There is no better English. Also, 'stuff' was translated from the O.T. Hebrew. We say, oh, it's just stuff ....; that's not a slang word. It's a 'general, all inclusive term.
  • Michael C.
    When studying the Scriptures, there are some basic reference tools that everyone who really wants to learn, should get accustomed to using. Regardless of one's modern education level, it is vital to understand the meanings of the words used by both the inspired writers, and the translators of the Bible. A Strong's Concordance w/ Hebrew and Greek Lexicon; a College Level Dictionary; and EFFORT!
  • Leslie
    Does no one find it odd that in the KJV Bible Genesis 31:37 , the word "stuff" is used twice? Their speech back then was so proper...stuff is slang.
  • Rocky
    Holy means,things that have to do with God.thus you have the story of one Gods Favorites Jacob,there are more twist and turns in this story than espionage movie.
  • Olatunji Matthew for verse 36
    You don 't ask for freedom but you fight for it
  • MARLENE SARGENT for verse 15
    Laban was A deceitful man Jacob was very wise in dealing with his cheating lying ways... Rachel wanted to get even stole his idols.. A chip off the family tree...

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