Genesis 31:24

“And God came to Laban the Syrian in a dream by night, and said unto him, Take heed that thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 31:24

And God came to Laban the Syrian in a dreame by night, and saide vnto him, Take heed that thou speake not to Iacob either good or bad.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

God came to Laban the Aramean in a dream of the night and said to him, "Be careful that you do not speak to Jacob either good or bad."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And God came to Laban the Syrian in a dream of the night, and said unto him, Take heed to thyself that thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then God came to Laban in a dream by night, and said to him, Take care that you say nothing good or bad to Jacob.
- Basic English Bible

And God came to Laban the Syrian in a dream by night, and said to him, Take care thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad.
- Darby Bible

And God came to Laban, the Syrian, in a dream by night, and said to him, Take heed that thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad.
- Webster's Bible

God came to Laban, the Syrian, in a dream of the night, and said to him, "Take heed to yourself that you don't speak to Jacob either good or bad."
- World English Bible

And God cometh in unto Laban the Aramaean in a dream of the night, and saith to him, `Take heed to thyself lest thou speak with Jacob from good unto evil.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And God came to Laban the Aramean in a dream of the night, and said unto him: 'Take heed to thyself that thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Genesis 31:24

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 31:24


31:24 Speak not, either good or bad - That is, say nothing against his going on with his journey, for the thing proceedeth from the Lord. The same Hebraism we have, #Gen 24:50|. The safety of good men is very much owing to the hold God has of the consciences of bad men, and the access he has to them.


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