But Jacob 1 said to him, “My lord knows that the children are young, 2 and that I have to look after the sheep and cattle that are nursing their young. 3 If they are driven too hard for even a single day, all the animals will die.
Laban replied 1 to Jacob, “These women 2 are my daughters, these children are my grandchildren, 3 and these flocks are my flocks. All that you see belongs to me. But how can I harm these daughters of mine today 4 or the children to whom they have given birth?
He issued a proclamation and said, 1 “In Nineveh, by the decree of the king and his nobles: No human or animal, cattle or sheep, is to taste anything; they must not eat and they must not drink water.