Laban

Laban

 
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  • But he didn't do this with the weaker ones, so the weaker lambs belonged to Laban, and the stronger ones were Jacob's. - Genesis 30:42


  • But Jacob soon learned that Laban's sons were beginning to grumble. "Jacob has robbed our father!" they said. "All his wealth has been gained at our father's expense." - Genesis 31:1


  • And Jacob began to notice a considerable cooling in Laban's attitude toward him. - Genesis 31:2


  • The angel said, `Look, and you will see that only the streaked, speckled, and spotted males are mating with the females of your flock. For I have seen all that Laban has done to you. - Genesis 31:12


  • At the time they left, Laban was some distance away, shearing his sheep. Rachel stole her father's household gods and took them with her. - Genesis 31:19


  • They set out secretly and never told Laban they were leaving. - Genesis 31:20


  • Laban didn't learn of their flight for three days. - Genesis 31:22


  • But the previous night God had appeared to Laban in a dream. "Be careful about what you say to Jacob!" he was told. - Genesis 31:24


  • So when Laban caught up with Jacob as he was camped in the hill country of Gilead, he set up his camp not far from Jacob's. - Genesis 31:25


  • "What do you mean by sneaking off like this?" Laban demanded. "Are my daughters prisoners, the plunder of war, that you have stolen them away like this? - Genesis 31:26


  • Laban went first into Jacob's tent to search there, then into Leah's, and then he searched the tents of the two concubines, but he didn't find the gods. Finally, he went into Rachel's tent. - Genesis 31:33


  • Rachel had taken the household gods and had stuffed them into her camel saddle, and now she was sitting on them. So although Laban searched all the tents, he couldn't find them. - Genesis 31:34


  • "Forgive my not getting up, Father," Rachel explained. "I'm having my monthly period." So despite his thorough search, Laban didn't find them. - Genesis 31:35


  • Then Jacob became very angry. "What did you find?" he demanded of Laban. "What is my crime? You have chased me as though I were a criminal. - Genesis 31:36


  • Then Laban replied to Jacob, "These women are my daughters, and these children are my grandchildren, and these flocks and all that you have--all are mine. But what can I do now to my own daughters and grandchildren? - Genesis 31:43


  • He also told his men to gather stones and pile them up in a heap. Jacob and Laban then sat down beside the pile of stones to share a meal. - Genesis 31:46


  • They named it "Witness Pile," which is Jegar-sahadutha in Laban's language and Galeed* in Jacob's.1 - Genesis 31:47
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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