1 tn Heb “and he said.” The referent (Laban) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
2 tn The negated imperfect verbal form has an obligatory nuance.
3 tn The order of the introductory clause and the direct discourse has been rearranged in the translation for stylistic reasons.
4 tn Heb “If you do for me this thing.”
5 tn Heb “I will return, I will tend,” an idiom meaning “I will continue tending.”