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Genesis 31:27


Why did you run away secretly 1  and deceive me? 2  Why didn’t you tell me so I could send you off with a celebration complete with singing, tambourines, and harps? 3 


Ge 24:59,60; Ge 31:3-5,20,21,31; Ge 31:20; Ex 15:20; Jud 6:27; Job 21:11-14; Pr 26:23-26

NET © Notes

tn Heb “Why did you hide in order to flee?” The verb “hide” and the infinitive “to flee” form a hendiadys, the infinitive becoming the main verb and the other the adverb: “flee secretly.”

tn Heb “and steal me.”

tn Heb “And [why did] you not tell me so I could send you off with joy and with songs, with a tambourine and with a harp?”

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