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31 Now hea heard the words of the sons of Laban, saying, “Jacob has taken all that our father has,” and “From that which was our father’s he has gained all this wealth.” 2 Then Jacob saw the face of Laban and, behold, ⌊it was not like it had been in the past⌋.b 3 And Yahweh said to Jacob, “Return to the land of your ancestorsc and to your family, and I will be with you.” 4 So Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah to the field, to his flocks, 5 and he said to them, “Look, I see the face of your father, that ⌊it is not like it has been toward me in the past⌋.d But the God of my father is with me. 6 Now you yourselves know that I have served your father with all my strength, 7 and your father has cheated me and changed my wages ten times, but God has not allowed him to harm me. 8 If thus he said, ‘Speckled shall be your wage,’ then all the flock bore speckled. And if he said, ‘Streaked shall be your wage,’ then all the flock bore streaked. 9 God has taken away your father’s livestock and given them to me. 10 Now it happened that at the time of the mating of the flock I lifted up my eyes and saw in a dream, and behold, the rams mounting the flock were streaked, speckled, and dappled. 11 Then the angel of God said to me in the dream, ‘Jacob,’ and I said, ‘Here I am.’ 12 And he said, ‘Lift up your eyes and see—all the rams mounting the flock are streaked, speckled, and dappled, for I have seen all that Laban is doing to you. 13 I am the God of Bethel where you anointed a stone pillar, where you made a vow to me. Now get up, go out from this land and return to the land of your birth.’ ” 14 Then Rachel and Leah answered and said to him, “Is there yet a portion for us, and an inheritance in the house of our father? 15 Are we not regarded as foreigners by him, because he has sold us and completely consumed our money? 16 For all the wealth that God has taken away from our father, it belongs to us and to our sons. So now, all that God has said to you, do.” 17 Then Jacob got up and put his children and his wives on the camels. 18 And he drove all his livestock and his possessions that he had acquired, the livestock of his possession that he had acquired in Paddan-Aram, in order to go to Isaac his father, to the land of Canaan.
19 Now Laban had gone to shear his sheep, and Rachel stole the idolse that belonged to her father. 20 And Jacob ⌊tricked⌋f Laban the Aramean by not telling him that he intended to flee. 21 Then he fled with all that he had, and arose and crossed the Euphratesg and set his face toward the hill country of Gilead.
That is, Jacob
Literally “there was not with him like yesterday or the day before”
Literally “it is not to me like yesterday or the day before”
Literally “stole the heart of”
Or “the river”
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