Genesis 31

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Genesis 31 Text (WEB)
  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."
  2. Jacob saw the expression on Laban's face, and, behold, it was not toward him as before.
  3. Yahweh said to Jacob, "Return to the land of your fathers, and to your relatives, and I will be with you."
  4. Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah to the field to his flock,
  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.
  6. You know that I have served your father with all of my strength.
  7. Your father has deceived me, and changed my wages ten times, but God didn't allow him to hurt me.
  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.
  9. Thus God has taken away your father's livestock, and given them to me.
  10. It happened during mating season that I lifted up my eyes, and saw in a dream, and behold, the male goats which leaped on the flock were streaked, speckled, and grizzled.
  11. The angel of God said to me in the dream, 'Jacob,' and I said, 'Here I am.'
  12. He said, 'Now lift up your eyes, and behold, all the male goats which leap on the flock are streaked, speckled, and grizzled, for I have seen all that Laban does to you.
  13. I am the God of Bethel, where you anointed a pillar, where you vowed a vow to me. Now arise, get out from this land, and return to the land of your birth.'"
  14. Rachel and Leah answered him, "Is there yet any portion or inheritance for us in our father's house?
  15. Aren't we accounted by him as foreigners? For he has sold us, and has also quite devoured our money.
  16. For all the riches which God has taken away from our father, that is ours and our children's. Now then, whatever God has said to you, do."
  17. Then Jacob rose up, and set his sons and his wives on the camels,
  18. and he took away all his livestock, and all his possessions which he had gathered, including the livestock which he had gained in Paddan Aram, to go to Isaac his father, to the land of Canaan.
  19. Now Laban had gone to shear his sheep: and Rachel stole the teraphim that were her father's.
  20. Jacob deceived Laban the Syrian, in that he didn't tell him that he was running away.
  21. So he fled with all that he had. He rose up, passed over the River, and set his face toward the mountain of Gilead.
  22. Laban was told on the third day that Jacob had fled.
  23. He took his relatives with him, and pursued after him seven days' journey. He overtook him in the mountain of Gilead.
  24. 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."
  25. Laban caught up with Jacob. Now Jacob had pitched his tent in the mountain, and Laban with his relatives encamped in the mountain of Gilead.
  26. Laban said to Jacob, "What have you done, that you have deceived me, and carried away my daughters like captives of the sword?
  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;
  28. and didn't allow me to kiss my sons and my daughters? Now have you done foolishly.
  29. It is in the power of my hand to hurt you, but the God of your father spoke to me last night, saying, 'Take heed to yourself that you don't speak to Jacob either good or bad.'
  30. Now, you want to be gone, because you greatly longed for your father's house, but why have you stolen my gods?"
  31. Jacob answered Laban, "Because I was afraid, for I said, 'Lest you should take your daughters from me by force.'
  32. Anyone you find your gods with 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.
  33. Laban went into Jacob's tent, into Leah's tent, and into the tent of the two female servants; but he didn't find them. He went out of Leah's tent, and entered into Rachel's tent.
  34. Now Rachel had taken the teraphim, put them in the camel's saddle, and sat on them. Laban felt about all the tent, but didn't find them.
  35. She said to her father, "Don't let my lord be angry that I can't rise up before you; for I'm having my period." He searched, but didn't find the teraphim.
  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?
  37. Now that you have felt around in all my stuff, what have you found of all your household stuff? Set it here before my relatives and your relatives, that they may judge between us two.
  38. "These twenty years I have been with you. Your ewes and your female goats have not cast their young, and I haven't eaten the rams of your flocks.
  39. That which was torn of animals, I didn't bring to you. I bore its loss. Of my hand you required it, whether stolen by day or stolen by night.
  40. This was my situation: in the day the drought consumed me, and the frost by night; and my sleep fled from my eyes.
  41. These twenty years I have 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.
  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."
  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?
  44. Now come, let us make a covenant, you and I; and let it be for a witness between me and you."
  45. Jacob took a stone, and set it up for a pillar.
  46. Jacob said to his relatives, "Gather stones." They took stones, and made a heap. They ate there by the heap.
  47. Laban called it Jegar Sahadutha, but Jacob called it Galeed.
  48. Laban said, "This heap is witness between me and you this day." Therefore it was named Galeed
  49. and Mizpah, for he said, "Yahweh watch between me and you, when we are absent one from another.
  50. If you afflict my daughters, or if you take wives besides my daughters, no man is with us; behold, God is witness between me and you."
  51. Laban said to Jacob, "See this heap, and see the pillar, which I have set between me and you.
  52. May this heap be a witness, and the pillar be a witness, that I will not pass over this heap to you, and that you will not pass over this heap and this pillar to me, for harm.
  53. The God of Abraham, and the God of Nahor, the God of their father, judge between us." Then Jacob swore by the fear of his father, Isaac.
  54. Jacob offered a sacrifice in the mountain, and called his relatives to eat bread. They ate bread, and stayed all night in the mountain.
  55. Early in the morning, Laban rose up, and kissed his sons and his daughters, and blessed them. Laban departed and returned to his place.
Genesis 31 Text (Hebrew)
  1. וישמע את־דברי בני־לבן לאמר לקח יעקב את כל־אשר לאבינו ומאשר לאבינו עשה את כל־הכבד הזה׃
  2. וירא יעקב את־פני לבן והנה איננו עמו כתמול שלשום׃
  3. ויאמר יהוה אל־יעקב שוב אל־ארץ אבותיך ולמולדתך ואהיה עמך׃
  4. וישלח יעקב ויקרא לרחל וללאה השדה אל־צאנו׃
  5. ויאמר להן ראה אנכי את־פני אביכן כי־איננו אלי כתמל שלשם ואלהי אבי היה עמדי׃
  6. ואתנה ידעתן כי בכל־כחי עבדתי את־אביכן׃
  7. ואביכן התל בי והחלפ את־משכרתי עשרת מנים ולא־נתנו אלהים להרע עמדי׃
  8. אם־כה יאמר נקדים יהיה שכרך וילדו כל־הצאן נקדים ואם־כה יאמר עקדים יהיה שכרך וילדו כל־הצאן עקדים׃
  9. ויצל אלהים את־מקנה אביכם ויתן־לי׃
  10. ויהי בעת יחם הצאן ואשא עיני וארא בחלום והנה העתדים העלים על־הצאן עקדים נקדים וברדים׃
  11. ויאמר אלי מלאך האלהים בחלום יעקב ואמר הנני׃
  12. ויאמר שא־נא עיניך וראה כל־העתדים העלים על־הצאן עקדים נקדים וברדים כי ראיתי את כל־אשר לבן עשה לך׃
  13. אנכי האל בית־אל אשר משחת שם מצבה אשר נדרת לי שם נדר עתה קום צא מן־הארץ הזאת ושוב אל־ארץ מולדתך׃
  14. ותען רחל ולאה ותאמרנה לו העוד לנו חלק ונחלה בבית אבינו׃
  15. הלוא נכריות נחשבנו לו כי מכרנו ויאכל גם־אכול את־כספנו׃
  16. כי כל־העשר אשר הציל אלהים מאבינו לנו הוא ולבנינו ועתה כל אשר אמר אלהים אליך עשה׃
  17. ויקם יעקב וישא את־בניו ואת־נשיו על־הגמלים׃
  18. וינהג את־כל־מקנהו ואת־כל־רכשו אשר רכש מקנה קנינו אשר רכש בפדן ארם לבוא אל־יצחק אביו ארצה כנען׃
  19. ולבן הלך לגזז את־צאנו ותגנב רחל את־התרפים אשר לאביה׃
  20. ויגנב יעקב את־לב לבן הארמי על־בלי הגיד לו כי ברח הוא׃
  21. ויברח הוא וכל־אשר־לו ויקם ויעבר את־הנהר וישם את־פניו הר הגלעד׃
  22. ויגד ללבן ביום השלישי כי ברח יעקב׃
  23. ויקח את־אחיו עמו וירדף אחריו דרך שבעת ימים וידבק אתו בהר הגלעד׃
  24. ויבא אלהים אל־לבן הארמי בחלם הלילה ויאמר לו השמר לך פן־תדבר עם־יעקב מטוב עד־רע׃
  25. וישג לבן את־יעקב ויעקב תקע את־אהלו בהר ולבן תקע את־אחיו בהר הגלעד׃
  26. ויאמר לבן ליעקב מה עשית ותגנב את־לבבי ותנהג את־בנתי כשביות חרב׃
  27. למה נחבאת לברח ותגנב אתי ולא־הגדת לי ואשלחך בשמחה ובשרים בתף ובכנור׃
  28. ולא נטשתני לנשק לבני ולבנתי עתה הסכלת עשו׃
  29. יש־לאל ידי לעשות עםכם רע ואלהי אביכם אמש אמר אלי לאמר השמר לך מדבר עם־יעקב מטוב עד־רע׃
  30. ועתה הלך הלכת כי־נכסף נכספתה לבית אביך למה גנבת את־אלהי׃
  31. ויען יעקב ויאמר ללבן כי יראתי כי אמרתי פן־תגזל את־בנותיך מעמי׃
  32. עם אשר תמצא את־אלהיך לא יחיה נגד אחינו הכר־לך מה עמדי וקח־לך ולא־ידע יעקב כי רחל גנבתם׃
  33. ויבא לבן באהל יעקב ובאהל לאה ובאהל שתי האמהת ולא מצא ויצא מאהל לאה ויבא באהל רחל׃
  34. ורחל לקחה את־התרפים ותשםם בכר הגמל ותשב עליהם וימשש לבן את־כל־האהל ולא מצא׃
  35. ותאמר אל־אביה אל־יחר בעיני אדני כי לוא אוכל לקום מפניך כי־דרך נשים לי ויחפש ולא מצא את־התרפים׃
  36. ויחר ליעקב וירב בלבן ויען יעקב ויאמר ללבן מה־פשעי מה חטאתי כי דלקת אחרי׃
  37. כי־מששת את־כל־כלי מה־מצאת מכל כלי־ביתך שים כה נגד אחי ואחיך ויוכיחו בין שנינו׃
  38. זה עשרים שנה אנכי עמך רחליך ועזיך לא שכלו ואילי צאנכ לא אכלתי׃
  39. טרפה לא־הבאתי אליך אנכי אחטנה מידי תבקשנה גנבתי יום וגנבתי לילה׃
  40. הייתי ביום אכלני חרב וקרח בלילה ותדד שנתי מעיני׃
  41. זה־לי עשרים שנה בביתך עבדתיך ארבע־עשרה שנה בשתי בנתיך ושש שנים בצאנך ותחלף את־משכרתי עשרת מנים׃
  42. לולי אלהי אבי אלהי אברהם ופחד יצחק היה לי כי עתה ריקם שלחתני את־עניי ואת־יגיע כפי ראה אלהים ויוכח אמש׃
  43. ויען לבן ויאמר אל־יעקב הבנות בנתי והבנים בני והצאן צאני וכל אשר־אתה ראה לי־הוא ולבנתי מה־אעשה לאלה היום או לבניהן אשר ילדו׃
  44. ועתה לכה נכרתה ברית אני ואתה והיה לעד ביני ובינך׃
  45. ויקח יעקב אבן וירימה מצבה׃
  46. ויאמר יעקב לאחיו לקטו אבנים ויקחו אבנים ויעשו־גל ויאכלו שם על־הגל׃
  47. ויקרא־לו לבן יגר שהדותא ויעקב קרא לו גלעד׃
  48. ויאמר לבן הגל הזה עד ביני ובינך היום על־כן קרא־שמו גלעד׃
  49. והמצפה אשר אמר יצף יהוה ביני ובינך כי נסתר איש מרעהו׃
  50. אם־תענה את־בנתי ואם־תקח נשים על־בנתי אין איש עמנו ראה אלהים עד ביני ובינך׃
  51. ויאמר לבן ליעקב הנה הגל הזה והנה המצבה אשר יריתי ביני ובינך׃
  52. עד הגל הזה ועדה המצבה אם־אני לא־אעבר אליך את־הגל הזה ואם־אתה לא־תעבר אלי את־הגל הזה ואת־המצבה הזאת לרעה׃
  53. אלהי אברהם ואלהי נחור ישפטו בינינו אלהי אביהם וישבע יעקב בפחד אביו יצחק׃
  54. ויזבח יעקב זבח בהר ויקרא לאחיו לאכל־לחם ויאכלו לחם וילינו בהר׃
  55. וישכם לבן בבקר וינשק לבניו ולבנותיו ויברך אתהם וילך וישב לבן למקמו׃
Genesis 31 Text (Greek)
  1. ηκουσεν δε ιακωβ τα ρηματα των υιων λαβαν λεγοντων ειληφεν ιακωβ παντα τα του πατρος ημων και εκ των του πατρος ημων πεποιηκεν πασαν την δοξαν
  2. και ειδεν ιακωβ το προσωπον του λαβαν και ιδου ουκ ην προς αυτον ως εχθες και τριτην
  3. ειπεν δε κυριος προς ιακωβ αποστρεφου εις την γην του πατρος σου και εις την γενεαν σου και εσομαι μετα
  4. αποστειλας δε ιακωβ εκαλεσεν ραχηλ και λειαν εις το πεδιον ου τα
  5. και ειπεν αυταις ορω εγω το προσωπον του πατρος υμων οτι ουκ εστιν προς εμου ως εχθες και τριτην ημεραν ο δε θεος του πατρος μου ην μετ'
  6. και αυται δε οιδατε οτι εν παση τη ισχυι μου δεδουλευκα τω πατρι
  7. ο δε πατηρ υμων παρεκρουσατο με και ηλλαξεν τον μισθον μου των δεκα αμνων και ουκ εδωκεν αυτω ο θεος κακοποιησαι
  8. εαν ουτως ειπη τα ποικιλα εσται σου μισθος και τεξεται παντα τα προβατα ποικιλα εαν δε ειπη τα λευκα εσται σου μισθος και τεξεται παντα τα προβατα
  9. και αφειλατο ο θεος παντα τα κτηνη του πατρος υμων και εδωκεν μοι
  10. και εγενετο ηνικα ενεκισσων τα προβατα και ειδον τοις οφθαλμοις αυτα εν τω υπνω και ιδου οι τραγοι και οι κριοι αναβαινοντες ησαν επι τα προβατα και τας αιγας διαλευκοι και ποικιλοι και σποδοειδεις
  11. και ειπεν μοι ο αγγελος του θεου καθ' υπνον ιακωβ εγω δε ειπα τι
  12. και ειπεν αναβλεψον τοις οφθαλμοις σου και ιδε τους τραγους και τους κριους αναβαινοντας επι τα προβατα και τας αιγας διαλευκους και ποικιλους και σποδοειδεις ραντους εωρακα γαρ οσα σοι λαβαν
  13. εγω ειμι ο θεος ο οφθεις σοι εν τοπω θεου ου ηλειψας μοι εκει στηλην και ηυξω μοι εκει ευχην νυν ουν αναστηθι και εξελθε εκ της γης ταυτης και απελθε εις την γην της γενεσεως σου και εσομαι μετα
  14. και αποκριθεισα ραχηλ και λεια ειπαν αυτω μη εστιν ημιν ετι μερις η κληρονομια εν τω οικω του πατρος
  15. ουχ ως αι αλλοτριαι λελογισμεθα αυτω πεπρακεν γαρ ημας και κατεφαγεν καταβρωσει το αργυριον
  16. παντα τον πλουτον και την δοξαν ην αφειλατο ο θεος του πατρος ημων ημιν εσται και τοις τεκνοις ημων νυν ουν οσα ειρηκεν σοι ο θεος
  17. αναστας δε ιακωβ ελαβεν τας γυναικας αυτου και τα παιδια αυτου επι τας
  18. και απηγαγεν παντα τα υπαρχοντα αυτου και πασαν την αποσκευην αυτου ην περιεποιησατο εν τη μεσοποταμια και παντα τα αυτου απελθειν προς ισαακ τον πατερα αυτου εις γην
  19. λαβαν δε ωχετο κειραι τα προβατα αυτου εκλεψεν δε ραχηλ τα ειδωλα του πατρος
  20. εκρυψεν δε ιακωβ λαβαν τον συρον του μη αναγγειλαι αυτω οτι
  21. και απεδρα αυτος και παντα τα αυτου και διεβη τον ποταμον και ωρμησεν εις το ορος
  22. ανηγγελη δε λαβαν τω συρω τη τριτη ημερα οτι απεδρα
  23. και παραλαβων παντας τους αδελφους αυτου μεθ' εαυτου εδιωξεν οπισω αυτου οδον ημερων επτα και κατελαβεν αυτον εν τω ορει τω
  24. ηλθεν δε ο θεος προς λαβαν τον συρον καθ' υπνον την νυκτα και ειπεν αυτω φυλαξαι σεαυτον μηποτε λαλησης μετα ιακωβ
  25. και κατελαβεν λαβαν τον ιακωβ ιακωβ δε επηξεν την σκηνην αυτου εν τω ορει λαβαν δε εστησεν τους αδελφους αυτου εν τω ορει
  26. ειπεν δε λαβαν τω ιακωβ τι εποιησας ινα τι κρυφη απεδρας και εκλοποφορησας με και απηγαγες τας θυγατερας μου ως αιχμαλωτιδας
  27. και ει ανηγγειλας μοι εξαπεστειλα αν σε μετ' ευφροσυνης και μετα μουσικων τυμπανων και
  28. ουκ ηξιωθην καταφιλησαι τα παιδια μου και τας θυγατερας μου νυν δε αφρονως
  29. και νυν ισχυει η χειρ μου κακοποιησαι σε ο δε θεος του πατρος σου εχθες ειπεν προς με λεγων φυλαξαι σεαυτον μηποτε λαλησης μετα ιακωβ
  30. νυν ουν πεπορευσαι επιθυμια γαρ επεθυμησας απελθειν εις τον οικον του πατρος σου ινα τι εκλεψας τους θεους
  31. αποκριθεις δε ιακωβ ειπεν τω λαβαν ειπα γαρ μηποτε αφελης τας θυγατερας σου απ' εμου και παντα τα
  32. επιγνωθι τι εστιν των σων παρ' εμοι και λαβε και ουκ επεγνω παρ' αυτω ουθεν και ειπεν αυτω ιακωβ παρ' ω εαν ευρης τους θεους σου ου ζησεται εναντιον των αδελφων ημων ουκ ηδει δε ιακωβ οτι ραχηλ η γυνη αυτου εκλεψεν
  33. εισελθων δε λαβαν ηρευνησεν εις τον οικον λειας και ουχ ευρεν και εξελθων εκ του οικου λειας ηρευνησεν τον οικον ιακωβ και εν τω οικω των δυο παιδισκων και ουχ ευρεν εισηλθεν δε και εις τον οικον
  34. ραχηλ δε ελαβεν τα ειδωλα και ενεβαλεν αυτα εις τα σαγματα της καμηλου και επεκαθισεν
  35. και ειπεν τω πατρι αυτης μη βαρεως φερε κυριε ου δυναμαι αναστηναι ενωπιον σου οτι το κατ' εθισμον των γυναικων μοι εστιν ηρευνησεν δε λαβαν εν ολω τω οικω και ουχ ευρεν τα
  36. ωργισθη δε ιακωβ και εμαχεσατο τω λαβαν αποκριθεις δε ιακωβ ειπεν τω λαβαν τι το αδικημα μου και τι το αμαρτημα μου οτι κατεδιωξας οπισω
  37. και οτι ηρευνησας παντα τα σκευη μου τι ευρες απο παντων των σκευων του οικου σου θες ωδε εναντιον των αδελφων μου και των αδελφων σου και ελεγξατωσαν ανα μεσον των δυο
  38. ταυτα μοι εικοσι ετη εγω ειμι μετα σου τα προβατα σου και αι αιγες σου ουκ ητεκνωθησαν κριους των προβατων σου ου
  39. θηριαλωτον ουκ ανενηνοχα σοι εγω απετιννυον παρ' εμαυτου κλεμματα ημερας και κλεμματα
  40. εγινομην της ημερας συγκαιομενος τω καυματι και παγετω της νυκτος και αφιστατο ο υπνος απο των οφθαλμων
  41. ταυτα μοι εικοσι ετη εγω ειμι εν τη οικια σου εδουλευσα σοι δεκα τεσσαρα ετη αντι των δυο θυγατερων σου και εξ ετη εν τοις προβατοις σου και παρελογισω τον μισθον μου δεκα
  42. ει μη ο θεος του πατρος μου αβρααμ και ο φοβος ισαακ ην μοι νυν αν κενον με εξαπεστειλας την ταπεινωσιν μου και τον κοπον των χειρων μου ειδεν ο θεος και ηλεγξεν σε
  43. αποκριθεις δε λαβαν ειπεν τω ιακωβ αι θυγατερες θυγατερες μου και οι υιοι υιοι μου και τα κτηνη κτηνη μου και παντα οσα συ ορας εμα εστιν και των θυγατερων μου τι ποιησω ταυταις σημερον η τοις τεκνοις αυτων οις
  44. νυν ουν δευρο διαθωμεθα διαθηκην εγω και συ και εσται εις μαρτυριον ανα μεσον εμου και σου ειπεν δε αυτω ιδου ουθεις μεθ' ημων εστιν ιδε ο θεος μαρτυς ανα μεσον εμου και
  45. λαβων δε ιακωβ λιθον εστησεν αυτον
  46. ειπεν δε ιακωβ τοις αδελφοις αυτου συλλεγετε λιθους και συνελεξαν λιθους και εποιησαν βουνον και εφαγον και επιον εκει επι του βουνου και ειπεν αυτω λαβαν ο βουνος ουτος μαρτυρει ανα μεσον εμου και σου
  47. και εκαλεσεν αυτον λαβαν βουνος της μαρτυριας ιακωβ δε εκαλεσεν αυτον βουνος
  48. ειπεν δε λαβαν τω ιακωβ ιδου ο βουνος ουτος και η στηλη αυτη ην εστησα ανα μεσον εμου και σου μαρτυρει ο βουνος ουτος και μαρτυρει η στηλη αυτη δια τουτο εκληθη το ονομα αυτου βουνος
  49. και η ορασις ην ειπεν επιδοι ο θεος ανα μεσον εμου και σου οτι αποστησομεθα ετερος απο του
  50. ει ταπεινωσεις τας θυγατερας μου ει λημψη γυναικας επι ταις θυγατρασιν μου ορα ουθεις μεθ' ημων
  51. ειπεν δε λαβαν τω ιακωβ ιδου ο βουνος ουτος και η στηλη αυτη ην εστησα ανα μεσον εμου και σου μαρτυρει ο βουνος ουτος και μαρτυρει η στηλη αυτη δια τουτο εκληθη το ονομα αυτου βουνος
  52. εαν τε γαρ εγω μη διαβω προς σε μηδε συ διαβης προς με τον βουνον τουτον και την στηλην ταυτην επι
  53. ο θεος αβρααμ και ο θεος ναχωρ κρινει ανα μεσον ημων και ωμοσεν ιακωβ κατα του φοβου του πατρος αυτου
  54. και εθυσεν ιακωβ θυσιαν εν τω ορει και εκαλεσεν τους αδελφους αυτου και εφαγον και επιον και εκοιμηθησαν εν τω
  55. αναστας δε λαβαν το πρωι κατεφιλησεν τους υιους αυτου και τας θυγατερας αυτου και ευλογησεν αυτους και αποστραφεις λαβαν απηλθεν εις τον τοπον
Genesis 31 Text (Latin)
  1. Postquam autem audivit verba filiorum Laban dicentium : Tulit Jacob omnia quæ fuerunt patris nostri, et de illius facultate ditatus, factus est inclytus :
  2. animadvertit quoque faciem Laban, quod non esset erga se sicut heri et nudiustertius,
  3. maxime dicente sibi Domino : Revertere in terram patrum tuorum, et ad generationem tuam, eroque tecum.
  4. Misit, et vocavit Rachel et Liam in agrum, ubi pascebat greges,
  5. dixitque eis : Video faciem patris vestri quod non sit erga me sicut heri et nudiustertius : Deus autem patris mei fuit mecum.
  6. Et ipsæ nostis quod totis viribus meis servierim patri vestro.
  7. Sed et pater vester circumvenit me et mutavit mercedem meam decem vicibus : et tamen non dimisit eum Deus ut noceret mihi.
  8. Si quando dixit : Variæ erunt mercedes tuæ : pariebant omnes oves varios fœtus ; quando vero e contrario, ait : Alba quæque accipies pro mercede : omnes greges alba pepererunt.
  9. Tulitque Deus substantiam patris vestri, et dedit mihi.
  10. Postquam enim conceptus ovium tempus advenerat, levavi oculos meos, et vidi in somnis ascendentes mares super feminas, varios et maculosos, et diversorum colorum.
  11. Dixitque angelus Dei ad me in somnis : Jacob ? Et ego respondi : Adsum.
  12. Qui ait : Leva oculos tuos, et vide universos masculos ascendentes super feminas, varios, maculosos, atque respersos. Vidi enim omnia quæ fecit tibi Laban.
  13. Ego sum Deus Bethel, ubi unxisti lapidem, et votum vovisti mihi. Nunc ergo surge, et egredere de terra hac, revertens in terram nativitatis tuæ.
  14. Responderuntque Rachel et Lia : Numquid habemus residui quidquam in facultatibus et hæreditate domus patris nostri ?
  15. nonne quasi alienas reputavit nos, et vendidit, comeditque pretium nostrum ?
  16. Sed Deus tulit opes patris nostri, et eas tradidit nobis, ac filiis nostris : unde omnia quæ præcepit tibi Deus, fac.
  17. Surrexit itaque Jacob, et impositis liberis ac conjugibus suis super camelos, abiit.
  18. Tulitque omnem substantiam suam, et greges, et quidquid in Mesopotamia acquisierat, pergens ad Isaac patrem suum in terram Chanaan.
  19. Eo tempore ierat Laban ad tondendas oves, et Rachel furata est idola patris sui.
  20. Noluitque Jacob confiteri socero suo quod fugeret.
  21. Cumque abiisset tam ipse quam omnia quæ juris sui erant, et amne transmisso pergeret contra montem Galaad,
  22. nuntiatum est Laban die tertio quod fugeret Jacob.
  23. Qui, assumptis fratribus suis, persecutus est eum diebus septem : et comprehendit eum in monte Galaad.
  24. Viditque in somnis dicentem sibi Deum : Cave ne quidquam aspere loquaris contra Jacob.
  25. Jamque Jacob extenderat in monte tabernaculum : cumque ille consecutus fuisset eum cum fratribus suis, in eodem monte Galaad fixit tentorium.
  26. Et dixit ad Jacob : Quare ita egisti, ut clam me abigeres filias meas quasi captivas gladio ?
  27. cur ignorante me fugere voluisti, nec indicare mihi, ut prosequerer te cum gaudio, et canticis, et tympanis, et citharis ?
  28. Non es passus ut oscularer filios meos et filias : stulte operatus es : et nunc quidem
  29. valet manus mea reddere tibi malum : sed Deus patris vestri heri dixit mihi : Cave ne loquaris contra Jacob quidquam durius.
  30. Esto, ad tuos ire cupiebas, et desiderio erat tibi domus patris tui : cur furatus es deos meos ?
  31. Respondit Jacob : Quod inscio te profectus sum, timui ne violenter auferres filias tuas.
  32. Quod autem furti me arguis : apud quemcumque inveneris deos tuos, necetur coram fratribus nostris : scrutare, quidquid tuorum apud me inveneris, et aufer. Hæc dicens, ignorabat quod Rachel furata esset idola.
  33. Ingressus itaque Laban tabernaculum Jacob, et Liæ, et utriusque famulæ, non invenit. Cumque intrasset tentorium Rachelis,
  34. illa festinans abscondit idola subter stramenta cameli, et sedit desuper : scrutantique omne tentorium, et nihil invenienti,
  35. ait : Ne irascatur dominus meus quod coram te assurgere nequeo : quia juxta consuetudinem feminarum nunc accidit mihi : sic delusa sollicitudo quærentis est.
  36. Tumensque Jacob, cum jurgio ait : Quam ob culpam meam, et ob quod peccatum meum sic exarsisti post me,
  37. et scrutatus es omnem supellectilem meam ? quid invenisti de cuncta substantia domus tuæ ? pone hic coram fratribus meis, et fratribus tuis, et judicent inter me et te.
  38. Idcirco viginti annis fui tecum ? oves tuæ et capræ steriles non fuerunt, arietes gregis tui non comedi :
  39. nec captum a bestia ostendi tibi, ego damnum omne reddebam : quidquid furto peribat, a me exigebas :
  40. die noctuque æstu urebar, et gelu, fugiebatque somnus ab oculis meis.
  41. Sicque per viginti annos in domo tua servivi tibi, quatuordecim pro filiabus, et sex pro gregibus tuis : immutasti quoque mercedem meam decem vicibus.
  42. Nisi Deus patris mei Abraham, et timor Isaac affuisset mihi, forsitan modo nudum me demisisses : afflictionem meam et laborem manuum mearum respexit Deus, et arguit te heri.
  43. Respondit ei Laban : Filiæ meæ et filii, et greges tui, et omnia quæ cernis, mea sunt : quid possum facere filiis et nepotibus meis ?
  44. Veni ergo, et ineamus fœdus, ut sit in testimonium inter me et te.
  45. Tulit itaque Jacob lapidem, et erexit illum in titulum :
  46. dixitque fratribus suis : Afferte lapides. Qui congregantes fecerunt tumulum, comederuntque super eum :
  47. quem vocavit Laban Tumulum testis : et Jacob, Acervum testimonii, uterque juxta proprietatem linguæ suæ.
  48. Dixitque Laban : Tumulus iste erit testis inter me et te hodie, et idcirco appellatum est nomen ejus Galaad, id est, Tumulus testis.
  49. Intueatur et judicet Dominus inter nos quando recesserimus a nobis,
  50. si afflixeris filias meas, et si introduxeris alias uxores super eas : nullus sermonis nostri testis est absque Deo, qui præsens respicit.
  51. Dixitque rursus ad Jacob : En tumulus hic, et lapis quem erexi inter me et te,
  52. testis erit : tumulus, inquam, iste et lapis sint in testimonium, si aut ego transiero illum pergens ad te, aut tu præterieris, malum mihi cogitans.
  53. Deus Abraham, et Deus Nachor, judicet inter nos, Deus patris eorum. Juravit ergo Jacob per timorem patris sui Isaac :
  54. immolatisque victimis in monte, vocavit fratres suos ut ederent panem. Qui cum comedissent, manserunt ibi :
  55. Laban vero de nocte consurgens, osculatus est filios, et filias suas, et benedixit illis : reversusque est in locum suum.
Genesis 31 Text (KJV)
  1. And he heard the words of Laban's sons, saying, Jacob hath taken away all that was our father's; and of that which was our father's hath he gotten all this glory.
  2. And Jacob beheld the countenance of Laban, and, behold, it was not toward him as before.
  3. And the LORD said unto Jacob, Return unto the land of thy fathers, and to thy kindred; and I will be with thee.
  4. And Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah to the field unto his flock,
  5. And said unto them, I see your father's countenance, that it is not toward me as before; but the God of my father hath been with me.
  6. And ye know that with all my power I have served your father.
  7. And your father hath deceived me, and changed my wages ten times; but God suffered him not to hurt me.
  8. If he said thus, The speckled shall be thy wages; then all the cattle bare speckled: and if he said thus, The ringstraked shall be thy hire; then bare all the cattle ringstraked.
  9. Thus God hath taken away the cattle of your father, and given them to me.
  10. And it came to pass at the time that the cattle conceived, that I lifted up mine eyes, and saw in a dream, and, behold, the rams which leaped upon the cattle were ringstraked, speckled, and grisled.
  11. And the angel of God spake unto me in a dream, saying, Jacob: And I said, Here am I.
  12. And he said, Lift up now thine eyes, and see, all the rams which leap upon the cattle are ringstraked, speckled, and grisled: for I have seen all that Laban doeth unto thee.
  13. I am the God of Bethel, where thou anointedst the pillar, and where thou vowedst a vow unto me: now arise, get thee out from this land, and return unto the land of thy kindred.
  14. And Rachel and Leah answered and said unto him, Is there yet any portion or inheritance for us in our father's house?
  15. Are we not counted of him strangers? for he hath sold us, and hath quite devoured also our money.
  16. For all the riches which God hath taken from our father, that is ours, and our children's: now then, whatsoever God hath said unto thee, do.
  17. Then Jacob rose up, and set his sons and his wives upon camels;
  18. And he carried away all his cattle, and all his goods which he had gotten, the cattle of his getting, which he had gotten in Padan-aram, for to go to Isaac his father in the land of Canaan.
  19. And Laban went to shear his sheep: and Rachel had stolen the images that were her father's.
  20. And Jacob stole away unawares to Laban the Syrian, in that he told him not that he fled.
  21. So he fled with all that he had; and he rose up, and passed over the river, and set his face toward the mount Gilead.
  22. And it was told Laban on the third day that Jacob was fled.
  23. And he took his brethren with him, and pursued after him seven days' journey; and they overtook him in the mount Gilead.
  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.
  25. Then Laban overtook Jacob. Now Jacob had pitched his tent in the mount: and Laban with his brethren pitched in the mount of Gilead.
  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?
  27. Wherefore didst thou flee away secretly, and steal away from me; and didst not tell me, that I might have sent thee away with mirth, and with songs, with tabret, and with harp?
  28. And hast not suffered me to kiss my sons and my daughters? thou hast now done foolishly in so doing.
  29. It is in the power of my hand to do you hurt: but the God of your father spake unto me yesternight, saying, Take thou heed that thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad.
  30. And now, though thou wouldest needs be gone, because thou sore longedst after thy father's house, yet wherefore hast thou stolen my gods?
  31. And Jacob answered and said to Laban, Because I was afraid: for I said, Peradventure thou wouldest take by force thy daughters from me.
  32. With whomsoever thou findest thy gods, let him not live: before our brethren discern thou what is thine with me, and take it to thee. For Jacob knew not that Rachel had stolen them.
  33. And Laban went into Jacob's tent, and into Leah's tent, and into the two maidservants' tents; but he found them not. Then went he out of Leah's tent, and entered into Rachel's tent.
  34. Now Rachel had taken the images, and put them in the camel's furniture, and sat upon them. And Laban searched all the tent, but found them not.
  35. And she said to her father, Let it not displease my lord that I cannot rise up before thee; for the custom of women is upon me. And he searched, but found not the images.
  36. And Jacob was wroth, and chode with Laban: and Jacob answered and said to Laban, What is my trespass? what is my sin, that thou hast so hotly pursued after me?
  37. Whereas thou hast searched all my stuff, what hast thou found of all thy household stuff? set it here before my brethren and thy brethren, that they may judge betwixt us both.
  38. This twenty years have I been with thee; thy ewes and thy she goats have not cast their young, and the rams of thy flock have I not eaten.
  39. That which was torn of beasts I brought not unto thee; I bare the loss of it; of my hand didst thou require it, whether stolen by day, or stolen by night.
  40. Thus I was; in the day the drought consumed me, and the frost by night; and my sleep departed from mine eyes.
  41. Thus have I been twenty years in thy house; I served thee fourteen years for thy two daughters, and six years for thy cattle: and thou hast changed my wages ten times.
  42. Except the God of my father, the God of Abraham, and the fear of Isaac, had been with me, surely thou hadst sent me away now empty. God hath seen mine affliction and the labour of my hands, and rebuked thee yesternight.
  43. And Laban answered and said unto Jacob, These daughters are my daughters, and these children are my children, and these cattle are my cattle, and all that thou seest is mine: and what can I do this day unto these my daughters, or unto their children which they have born?
  44. Now therefore come thou, let us make a covenant, I and thou; and let it be for a witness between me and thee.
  45. And Jacob took a stone, and set it up for a pillar.
  46. And Jacob said unto his brethren, Gather stones; and they took stones, and made an heap: and they did eat there upon the heap.
  47. And Laban called it Jegar-sahadutha: but Jacob called it Galeed.
  48. And Laban said, This heap is a witness between me and thee this day. Therefore was the name of it called Galeed;
  49. And Mizpah; for he said, The LORD watch between me and thee, when we are absent one from another.
  50. If thou shalt afflict my daughters, or if thou shalt take other wives beside my daughters, no man is with us; see, God is witness betwixt me and thee.
  51. And Laban said to Jacob, Behold this heap, and behold this pillar, which I have cast betwixt me and thee;
  52. This heap be witness, and this pillar be witness, that I will not pass over this heap to thee, and that thou shalt not pass over this heap and this pillar unto me, for harm.
  53. The God of Abraham, and the God of Nahor, the God of their father, judge betwixt us. And Jacob sware by the fear of his father Isaac.
  54. Then Jacob offered sacrifice upon the mount, and called his brethren to eat bread: and they did eat bread, and tarried all night in the mount.
  55. And early in the morning Laban rose up, and kissed his sons and his daughters, and blessed them: and Laban departed, and returned unto his place.
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