Genesis 31:40

“Thus I was in þe day, the drought consumed mee, and the frost by night, aud my sleep departed from mine eyes.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

[Thus] I was; in the day the drought consumed me, and the frost by night; and my sleep departed from mine eyes.
- King James Version

"{Thus} I was: by day the heat consumed me and the frost by night, and my sleep fled from my eyes.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Thus I was; in the day the drought consumed me, and the frost by night; and my sleep fled from mine eyes.
- American Standard Version (1901)

This was my condition, wasted by heat in the day and by the bitter cold at night; and sleep went from my eyes.
- Basic English Bible

Thus it was with me: in the day the heat consumed me, and the frost by night; and my sleep fled from mine eyes.
- Darby Bible

Thus I was; in the day the drouth consumed me, and the frost by night; and my sleep departed from my eyes.
- Webster's Bible

This was my situation: in the day the drought consumed me, and the frost by night; and my sleep fled from my eyes.
- World English Bible

I have been [thus]: in the day consumed me hath drought, and frost by night, and wander doth my sleep from mine eyes.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Thus I was: in the day the drought consumed me, and the frost by night; and my sleep fled from mine eyes.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Genesis 31

  • John
    So here is a firm covenant, before Jehovah, that the border of Syria and Israel is on the mount Gilead? The Golan Heights are much further north? Mmm.
  • John
    Stuff the noun in this early modern context should be associated with the verb and interpreted as their furnishing. Stuffing in the sense of a mattress or pillow、 slang is a misnomer in language it is a class based assessment not a linguistic reality. One of my reasons for reading KJB is for etymology and early modern context since becoming an English teacher overseas and encountering US English
  • BSP
    Verse 5- even when our family members fail to be there for us we can count on Jehovah God being there for us if we draw lose to him.
  • Stan jett
    Leslie: Thanksgiving would not be Thanksgiving without the Turkey and the 'stuffings." (jk) We say stuff all the time down south and we also say Ya'll.
  • A disciple
    Leigh (cont.); "..Did I miss something?" Abraham came into the land of Canaan by God's direction, to pass his days as a stranger and a pilgrim in a country that was to be given to him in the future; and as a watcher and a holy one to be a witness of the ungodly nation which God was about to take away. Jacob knew the high and holy calling of God on his family though his wife lagged a little behind.
  • A disciple
    Leigh; The relatives of Jacob were nothing like the Canaanites, even if they were infected with idols: they were not the same kind that Moses later wrote about, who did every abomination that the LORD hates and therefore had God judged to have them completely and utterly exterminated from the earth. There are nations and people today that simply don't know any better, and the Lord will have mercy.

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