Genesis 31:9

“Thus God hath taken away the cattell of your father, and giuen them to mee.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

Thus God hath taken away the cattle of your father, and given [them] to me.
- King James Version

"Thus God has taken away your father's livestock and given {them} to me.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Thus God hath taken away the cattle of your father, and given them to me.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So God has taken away your father's cattle and has given them to me.
- Basic English Bible

And God has taken away the cattle of your father, and given [them] to me.
- Darby Bible

Thus God hath taken away the cattle of your father, and given them to me.
- Webster's Bible

Thus God has taken away your father's livestock, and given them to me.
- World English Bible

and God taketh away the substance of your father, and doth give to me.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Thus God hath taken away the cattle of your father, and given them to me.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 31:9


31:9 God hath taken away the cattle of your father and given them to me - Thus the righteous God paid Jacob for his hard service out of Laban's estate; as afterwards he paid the seed of Jacob for their service of the Egyptians with their spoils.


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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