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Genesis 30:31


30:31 So Laban asked, 1  “What should I give you?” “You don’t need to give me a thing,” 2  Jacob replied, 3  “but if you agree to this one condition, 4  I will continue to care for 5  your flocks and protect them:

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.”

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