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Genesis 30:27


30:27 But Laban said to him, “If I have found favor in your sight, please stay here, 1  for I have learned by divination 2  that the Lord has blessed me on account of you.”

Genesis 30:30

30:30 Indeed, 3  you had little before I arrived, 4  but now your possessions have increased many times over. 5  The Lord has blessed you wherever I worked. 6  But now, how long must it be before I do something for my own family too?” 7 

1 tn The words “please stay here” have been supplied in the translation for clarification and for stylistic reasons.

2 tn Or perhaps “I have grown rich and the Lord has blessed me” (cf. NEB). See J. Finkelstein, “An Old Babylonian Herding Contract and Genesis 31:38f.,” JAOS 88 (1968): 34, n. 19.

3 tn Or “for.”

4 tn Heb “before me.”

5 tn Heb “and it has broken out with respect to abundance.”

6 tn Heb “at my foot.”

7 tn Heb “How long [until] I do, also I, for my house?”

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