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Genesis 31:30

Context
NETBible

Now I understand that 1  you have gone away 2  because you longed desperately 3  for your father’s house. Yet why did you steal my gods?” 4 

XREF

Ge 31:19; Ex 12:12; Nu 33:4; Jud 6:31; Jud 18:24; 1Sa 5:2-6; 2Sa 5:21; Isa 37:19; Isa 46:1,2; Jer 10:11; Jer 43:12

NET © Notes

tn Heb “and now.” The words “I understand that” have been supplied in the translation for clarity and for stylistic reasons.

tn The infinitive absolute appears before the perfect verbal form to emphasize the certainty of the action.

tn The infinitive absolute appears before the perfect verbal form to emphasize the degree of emotion involved.

sn Yet why did you steal my gods? This last sentence is dropped into the speech rather suddenly. See C. Mabee, “Jacob and Laban: The Structure of Judicial Proceedings,” VT 30 (1980): 192-207, and G. W. Coats, “Self-Abasement and Insult Formulas,” JBL 91 (1972): 90-92.



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