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31:1 He heard the words of Laban`s sons, saying, "Jacob has taken away all that was our father`s. From that which was our father`s, has he gotten all this wealth."
31:2 Jacob saw the expression on Laban`s face, and, behold, it was not toward him as before.
31:3 Yahweh said to Jacob, "Return to the land of your fathers, and to your relatives, and I will be with you."
31:5 and said to them, "I see the expression on your father`s face, that it is not toward me as before; but the God of my father has been with me.
31:6 You know that I have served your father with all of my strength.
31:8 If he said this, `The speckled will be your wages,` then all the flock bore speckled. If he said this, `The streaked will be your wages,` then all the flock bore streaked.
31:9 Thus God has taken away the cattle of your father, and given them to me.
31:11 The angel of God said to me in the dream, `Jacob,` and I said, `Here I am.`
31:14 Rachel and Leah answered him, "Is there yet any portion or inheritance for us in our father`s house?
31:17 Then Jacob rose up, and set his sons and his wives on the camels,
31:18 and he carried away all his cattle, and all his substance which he had gathered, the cattle of his getting, which he had gathered in Paddan-aram, to go to Isaac his father to the land of Canaan.
31:19 Now Laban had gone to shear his sheep: and Rachel stole the teraphim that were her father`s.
31:27 Why did you flee secretly, and deceive me, and didn`t tell me, that I might have sent you away with mirth and with songs, with tambourine and with harp;
31:28 and didn`t allow me to kiss my sons and my daughters? Now have you done foolishly.
31:30 Now, you want to be gone, because you sore longed after your father`s house, but why have you stolen my gods?"
31:31 Jacob answered Laban, "Because I was afraid, for I said, `Lest you should take your daughters from me by force.`
31:32 With whoever you find your gods, he shall not live. Before our relatives, discern what is yours with me, and take it." For Jacob didn`t know that Rachel had stolen them.
31:35 She said to her father, "Don`t let my lord be angry that I can`t rise up before you; for the manner of women is on me." He searched, but didn`t find the teraphim.
31:36 Jacob was angry, and argued with Laban. Jacob answered Laban, "What is my trespass? What is my sin, that you have hotly pursued after me?
31:38 These twenty years have I been with you. Your ewes and your female goats have not cast their young, and I haven`t eaten the rams of your flocks.
31:41 These twenty years have I been in your house. I served you fourteen years for your two daughters, and six years for your flock, and you have changed my wages ten times.
31:42 Unless the God of my father, the God of Abraham, and the fear of Isaac, had been with me, surely now you would have sent me away empty. God has seen my affliction and the labor of my hands, and rebuked you last night."
31:43 Laban answered Jacob, "The daughters are my daughters, the children are my children, the flocks are my flocks, and all that you see is mine: and what can I do this day to these my daughters, or to their children whom they have borne?
31:44 Now come, let us make a covenant, you and I; and let it be for a witness between me and you."
31:45 Jacob took a stone, and set it up for a pillar.
31:46 Jacob said to his relatives, "Gather stones." They took stones, and made a heap. They ate there by the heap.
31:47 Laban called it Jegar-saha-dutha, but Jacob called it Galeed.
31:48 Laban said, "This heap is witness between me and you this day." Therefore it was named Galeed
31:49 and Mizpah, for he said, "Yahweh watch between me and you, when we are absent one from another.
31:51 Laban said to Jacob, "See this heap, and see the pillar, which I have set between me and you.