Genesis 31:2

“And Jacob beheld the countenance of Laban, and, behold, it was not toward him as before.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 31:2

And Iacob behelde the countenance of Laban, and behold, it was not toward him as before.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Jacob saw the attitude of Laban, and behold, it was not {friendly} toward him as formerly.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jacob beheld the countenance of Laban, and, behold, it was not toward him as beforetime.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Jacob saw that Laban's feeling for him was no longer what it had been before.
- Basic English Bible

And Jacob saw the countenance of Laban, and behold, it was not toward him as previously.
- Darby Bible

And Jacob beheld the countenance of Laban, and behold, it was not towards him as before.
- Webster's Bible

Jacob saw the expression on Laban's face, and, behold, it was not toward him as before.
- World English Bible

and Jacob seeth the face of Laban, and lo, it is not with him as heretofore.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Jacob beheld the countenance of Laban, and, behold, it was not toward him as beforetime.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Genesis 31:2

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 31:2


31:1 It should seem they said it in Jacob's hearing. The last chapter began with Rachel's envying Leah; this begins with Laban's sons envying Jacob. He has gotten all his glory - And what was this glory? It was a parcel of brown sheep and speckled goats, and some camels and asses. Jacob has taken away all that was our fathers - Not all, sure; what was become of those cattle which were committed to the custody of Laban's sons, and sent three days journey off?

31:3 The Lord said unto Jacob, Return and I will be with thee - though Jacob had met with very hard usage, yet he would not quit his place 'till God bid him. He came thither by orders from heaven, and there he would slay 'till he was ordered back. The direction he had from heaven is more fully related in the account he gives of it to his wives, where he tells them of the dream he had about the cattle, and the wonderful increase of those of his colour; and how the angel of God in that dream instructed him that it was not by chance, nor by his own policy, that he obtained that great advantage but by the providence of God, who had taken notice of the hardships Laban had put upon him, and in performance of his promise.

31:4 And Jacob sent for Rachel and Leah to the field - That he might discourse with them more privately.


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