Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Genesis 31:31

Context
NETBible

“I left secretly because I was afraid!” 1  Jacob replied to Laban. “I thought 2  you might take your daughters away from me by force. 3 

XREF

Ge 20:11; Ge 31:26,27; Pr 29:25

NET © Notes

tn Heb “and Jacob answered and said to Laban, ‘Because I was afraid.’” This statement is a not a response to the question about Laban’s household gods that immediately precedes, but to the earlier question about Jacob’s motivation for leaving so quickly and secretly (see v. 27). For this reason the words “I left secretly” are supplied in the translation to indicate the connection to Laban’s earlier question in v. 27. Additionally the order of the introductory clause and the direct discourse have been rearranged in the translation for stylistic reasons.

tn Heb “for I said.”

tn Heb “lest you steal your daughters from with me.”



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