Genesis 31:35

“And she said to her father, Let it not displease my lord that I cannot rise up before thee; for the custom of women is upon me. And he searched, but found not the images.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And shee said to her father, Let it not displease my lord, that I cannot rise vp before thee; for the custome of women is vpon mee: and he searched, but found not the images.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

She said to her father, "Let not my lord be angry that I cannot rise before you, for the manner of women is upon me. So he searched but did not find the household idols."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And she said to her father, Let not my lord be angry that I cannot rise up before thee; for the manner of women is upon me. And he searched, but found not the teraphim.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And she said to her father, Let not my lord be angry because I do not get up before you, for I am in the common condition of women. And with all his searching, he did not come across the images.
- Basic English Bible

And she said to her father, Let it not be an occasion of anger in the eyes of my lord that I cannot rise up before thee, for it is with me after the manner of women. And he searched carefully, but did not find the teraphim.
- Darby Bible

And she said to her father, Let it not displease my lord that I cannot rise up before thee; for the custom of women is upon me. And he searched, but found not the images.
- Webster's Bible

She said to her father, "Don't let my lord be angry that I can't rise up before you; for I'm having my period." He searched, but didn't find the teraphim.
- World English Bible

and she saith unto her father, `Let it not be displeasing in the eyes of my lord that I am not able to rise at thy presence, for the way of women [is] on me;' and he searcheth, and hath not found the teraphim.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And she said to her father: 'Let not my lord be angry that I cannot rise up before thee; for the manner of women is upon me.' And he searched, but found not the teraphim.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Genesis 31

  • 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.
  • HLE
    Rachel stole the idols, images or household gods of her father. We should not be quick to judge her. She did not die in childbirth because of the stolen idols. Like her, we all will eventually die. But if we understand the culture and the thinking of the people at that era then we would not condemn the innocent with the guilty. In those days the images or household gods were the treasured possession of the family. The head of the household inherits the images and thus inherits everything. When Rachel stole the images she was merely taking what belong to her, Leah and the children, that is, the rights of her inheritance. Whoever has the images owns everything in the house. To prevent the lose of his property Laban pursued Jacob to recover the images. Upon not finding them, he came up with another strategy to protect himself - making a covenant with Jacob and setting a boundary in Gilead with God as the mediator, protector and executor. Laban was such a schemer that he made Jacob looks like a saint. You will find David taking the gods of the Philistine, thus claiming ownership and title deed of the land of the Philistine. The Philistine taking the Ark of the Covenant backfired on them. Nebuchadnezzar did not find any idols in the temple at Jerusalem, and the Ark of the Covenant was stolen away out of Judah by the Levitical priests, so he had to settle with the golden vessels from the temple, which vessels were returned by Cyrus the great. JESUS reclaimed what was stolen from Adam by the enemy and as the Son of Man without sin was the legitimate heir to the world. That is the reason why no one but Him was worthy to take the scroll and break open the seals. The scroll is the title deed to the world, which includes all people, nations, tongues and races. JESUS owns them all, but only those who own Him as their Lord and Savior will inherit all things with Him. The blessings of the Lord JESUS CHRIST, the Son of God, be with you all.
  • Timothy Wayne George
    Mizpah means watch tower, and God is going to watch over their affairs one between the other when they are absent. Nothing done in the secret will be kept from the light. Jesus said you shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free. God has commanded all men every where to repent, the Greek word metanoia which means to change your mind about Jesus. There is only one way to the Father, and it is by the name of Jesus.

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