31:32 Whoever has taken your gods will be put to death! 1 In the presence of our relatives 2 identify whatever is yours and take it.” 3 (Now Jacob did not know that Rachel had stolen them.) 4
31:33 So Laban entered Jacob’s tent, and Leah’s tent, and the tent of the two female servants, but he did not find the idols. 5 Then he left Leah’s tent and entered Rachel’s. 6 31:34 (Now Rachel had taken the idols and put them inside her camel’s saddle 7 and sat on them.) 8 Laban searched the whole tent, but did not find them. 9
1 tn Heb “With whomever you find your gods, he will not live.”
2 tn Heb “brothers.”
3 tn Heb “recognize for yourself what is with me and take for yourself.”
4 tn The disjunctive clause (introduced here by a vav [ו] conjunction) provides supplemental material that is important to the story. Since this material is parenthetical in nature, it has been placed in parentheses in the translation.
5 tn No direct object is specified for the verb “find” in the Hebrew text. The words “the idols” have been supplied in the translation for clarification.
6 tn Heb “and he went out from the tent of Leah and went into the tent of Rachel.”
7 tn The “camel’s saddle” was probably some sort of basket-saddle, a cushioned saddle with a basket bound on. Cf. NAB “inside a camel cushion.”
8 tn The disjunctive clause (introduced by a vav [ו] conjunction) provides another parenthetical statement necessary to the storyline.
9 tn The word “them” has been supplied in the translation for clarification.