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Genesis 31:24

Context
NET ©

But God came to Laban the Aramean in a dream at night and warned him, 1  “Be careful 2  that you neither bless nor curse Jacob.” 3 

NIV ©

Then God came to Laban the Aramean in a dream at night and said to him, "Be careful not to say anything to Jacob, either good or bad."

NASB ©

God came to Laban the Aramean in a dream of the night and said to him, "Be careful that you do not speak to Jacob either good or bad."

NLT ©

But the previous night God had appeared to Laban in a dream. "Be careful about what you say to Jacob!" he was told.

MSG ©

That night God came to Laban the Aramean in a dream and said, "Be careful what you do to Jacob, whether good or bad."

BBE ©

Then God came to Laban in a dream by night, and said to him, Take care that you say nothing good or bad to Jacob.

NRSV ©

But God came to Laban the Aramean in a dream by night, and said to him, "Take heed that you say not a word to Jacob, either good or bad."

NKJV ©

But God had come to Laban the Syrian in a dream by night, and said to him, "Be careful that you speak to Jacob neither good nor bad."


KJV
And God
<0430>
came
<0935> (8799)
to Laban
<03837>
the Syrian
<0761>
in a dream
<02472>
by night
<03915>_,
and said
<0559> (8799)
unto him, Take heed
<08104> (8734)
that thou speak
<01696> (8762)
not to
<05973>
Jacob
<03290>
either good
<02896>
or
<05704>
bad
<07451>_.
{either...: Heb. from good to bad}
NASB ©
God
<0430>
came
<0935>
to Laban
<03837>
the Aramean
<0761>
in a dream
<02472>
of the night
<03915>
and said
<0559>
to him, "Be careful
<08104>
that you do not speak
<01696>
to Jacob
<03290>
either
<04480>
good
<02896>
or
<05704>
bad
<07451>
."
HEBREW
er
<07451>
de
<05704>
bwjm
<02896>
bqey
<03290>
Me
<05973>
rbdt
<01696>
Np
<06435>
Kl
<0>
rmsh
<08104>
wl
<0>
rmayw
<0559>
hlylh
<03915>
Mlxb
<02472>
ymrah
<0761>
Nbl
<03837>
la
<0413>
Myhla
<0430>
abyw (31:24)
<0935>
LXXM
hlyen
<2064
V-AAI-3S
de
<1161
PRT
o
<3588
T-NSM
yeov
<2316
N-NSM
prov
<4314
PREP
laban {N-PRI} ton
<3588
T-ASM
suron
<4948
N-ASM
kay
<2596
PREP
upnon
<5258
N-ASM
thn
<3588
T-ASF
nukta
<3571
N-ASF
kai
<2532
CONJ
eipen {V-AAI-3S} autw
<846
D-DSM
fulaxai
<5442
V-AMD-2S
seauton
<4572
D-ASM
mhpote
<3379
ADV
lalhshv
<2980
V-AAS-2S
meta
<3326
PREP
iakwb
<2384
N-PRI
ponhra
<4190
A-APN
NET © [draft] ITL
But God
<0430>
came
<0935>
to
<0413>
Laban
<03837>
the Aramean
<0761>
in a dream
<02472>
at night
<03915>
and warned
<0559>
him, “Be careful
<08104>
that you
<06435>
neither
<05973>
bless nor curse
<07451>
Jacob
<03290>
.”
NET ©

But God came to Laban the Aramean in a dream at night and warned him, 1  “Be careful 2  that you neither bless nor curse Jacob.” 3 

NET © Notes

tn Heb “said to him.”

tn Heb “watch yourself,” which is a warning to be on guard against doing something that is inappropriate.

tn Heb “lest you speak with Jacob from good to evil.” The precise meaning of the expression, which occurs only here and in v. 29, is uncertain. Since Laban proceeded to speak to Jacob at length, it cannot mean to maintain silence. Nor does it seem to be a prohibition against criticism (see vv. 26-30). Most likely it refers to a formal pronouncement, whether it be a blessing or a curse. Laban was to avoid saying anything to Jacob that would be intended to enhance him or to harm him.



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