Genesis 31:26

“And Laban said to Jacob, What hast thou done, that thou hast stolen away unawares to me, and carried away my daughters, as captives taken with the sword?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 31:26

And Laban said to Iacob, What hast thou done, that thou hast stollen away vnawares to me, and caried away my daughters, as captiues taken with the sword?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then Laban said to Jacob, "What have you done by deceiving me and carrying away my daughters like captives of the sword?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Laban said to Jacob, What hast thou done, that thou hast stolen away unawares to me, and carried away my daughters as captives of the sword?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Laban said to Jacob, Why did you go away secretly, taking my daughters away like prisoners of war?
- Basic English Bible

And Laban said to Jacob, What hast thou done, that thou hast deceived me, and hast carried away my daughters as captives of war?
- Darby Bible

And Laban said to Jacob, What hast thou done, that thou hast stolen away unawares to me, and carried away my daughters, as captives taken with the sword?
- Webster's Bible

Laban said to Jacob, "What have you done, that you have deceived me, and carried away my daughters like captives of the sword?
- World English Bible

And Laban saith to Jacob, `What hast thou done that thou dost deceive my heart, and lead away my daughters as captives of the sword?
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Laban said to Jacob: 'What hast thou done, that thou hast outwitted me, and carried away my daughters as though captives of the sword?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Genesis 31:26

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 31:26


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.

31:27 I might have sent thee away with mirth and with songs, with tabret and with harp - Not as Rebekah was sent away out of the same family above one hundred and twenty years before, with prayers and blessings, but with sport and merriment; which was a sign that religion was much decayed in the family.


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