Genesis 31:30

“And now, though thou wouldest needs be gone, because thou sore longedst after thy father's house, yet wherefore hast thou stolen my gods?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And now though thou wouldest needes bee gone, because thou sore longedst after thy fathers house; yet wherefore hast thou stollen my gods?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Now you have indeed gone away because you longed greatly for your father's house; {but} why did you steal my gods?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And now, `though' thou wouldest needs be gone, because thou sore longedst after thy father's house, `yet' wherefore hast thou stolen my gods?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And now, it seems, you are going because your heart's desire is for your father's house; but why have you taken my gods?
- Basic English Bible

And now that thou must needs be gone, because thou greatly longedst after thy father's house, why hast thou stolen my gods?
- Darby Bible

And now, though thou wouldest needs be gone, because thou didst earnestly long after thy father's house; yet why hast thou stolen my gods?
- Webster's Bible

Now, you want to be gone, because you greatly longed for your father's house, but why have you stolen my gods?"
- World English Bible

`And now, thou hast certainly gone, because thou hast been very desirous for the house of thy father; why hast thou stolen my gods?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And now that thou art surely gone, because thou sore longest after thy father's house, wherefore hast thou stolen my gods?'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 31:30


31:30 Wherefore hast thou stolen my gods? - Foolish man! to call those his gods that could be stolen! Could he expect protection from them that could neither resist nor discover their invaders? Happy are they who have the Lord for their God. Enemies may steal our goods, but not our God.


Discussion for Genesis 31

  • 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...
  • The begining of the world.

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