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31:1 And he heard the words of Lavan's sons, saying, Ya'akov (יעקב) has taken away all that [was] our avi's; and of [that] which [was] our avi's has he gotten all this glory.
31:2 And Ya'akov (יעקב) beheld the countenance of Lavan, and, Hinnei, it [was] not toward him as before.
31:3 And YHWH (יהוה) said to Ya'akov (יעקב), Return to the eretz avichas, and to your kindred; and I will be with you.
31:4 And Ya'akov (יעקב) sent and called Rachel (רחל) and Le'ah (לאה) to the field to his flock,
31:5 And said to them, I see your avi's countenance, that it [is] not toward me as before; but the Elohim (אלהים) of my avi has been with me.
31:6 And you know that with all my power I have served your avi.
31:7 And your avi has deceived me, and changed my wages ten times; but Elohim (אלהים) suffered him not to hurt me.
31:8If he said, 'The spotted shall be your wages,' then all the flock bore spotted; and if he said, 'The striped shall be your wages,' then all the flock bore striped.
31:9 So Elohim (אלהים) has taken away the livestock of your father and given them to me.
31:10 "And it happened, at the time when the flocks conceived, that I lifted my eyes and saw in a dream, and behold, the rams which leaped upon the flocks were streaked, speckled, and gray-spotted.
31:11Then the Messenger of Elohim (אלהים) spoke to me in a dream, saying, 'Ya'akov (יעקב).' And I said, 'Here I am.'
31:12 And He said, 'Lift your eyes now and see, all the rams which leap on the flocks are streaked, speckled, and gray-spotted; for I have seen all that Lavan is doing to you.
31:13 Anokhi Ha-EL Beit-El, where you anointed the pillar and where you made a vow to Me. Now arise, get out of this land, and return to the land of your family.' "
31:14 And Rachel (רחל) and Le'ah (לאה) answered and said to him, [Is there] yet any portion or inheritance for us in our avi's house?
31:15 Are we not counted of him strangers? for he has sold us, and has quite devoured also our money.
31:16 For all the riches which Elohim (אלהים) has taken from our avi, that [is] ours, and our children's: now then, whatsoever Elohim (אלהים) has said to you, do.
31:17 (vi) Then Ya'akov (יעקב) rose up, and set his sons and his wives upon camels;
31:18 And he carried away all his cattle, and all his goods which he had gotten, the cattle of his getting, which he had gotten in Padan Aram, for to go to Yitzchak (יצחק) his avi in the eretz Kenaan.
31:19 And Lavan went to shear his sheep: and Rachel (רחל) had stolen the images that [were] her avi's.
31:20 And Ya'akov (יעקב) stole away unawares to Lavan the Aramean, in that he told him not that he fled.
31:21 So he fled with all that he had; and he rose up, and passed over the river, and set his face [toward] the mount Gilead.
31:22 And it was told Lavan on the third day that Ya'akov (יעקב) was fled.
31:23 And he took his brethren with him, and pursued after him seven days' journey; and they overtook him in the mount Gilead.
31:24 And Elohim (אלהים) came to Lavan the Aramean in a dream by night, and said to him, Take heed that you speak not to Ya'akov (יעקב) either good or bad.
31:25 Then Lavan overtook Ya'akov (יעקב). Now Ya'akov (יעקב) had pitched his tent in the mount: and Lavan with his brethren pitched in the mount of Gilead.
31:26 And Lavan said to Ya'akov (יעקב),
"What have you done, that you have stolen away unknown to me, and carried away my daughters like captives taken with the sword?
31:27 Why did you flee away secretly, and steal away from me, and not tell me; for I might have sent you away with joy and songs, with timbrel and harp?
31:28 And you did not allow me to kiss my sons and my daughters. Now you have done foolishly in so doing.
31:29 It is in my power to do you harm, but the Elohim (אלהים) of your father spoke to me last night, saying, 'Be careful that you speak to Ya'akov (יעקב) neither good nor bad.'
31:30 And now you have surely gone because you greatly long for your father's house, but why did you steal my gods?"
31:31 And Ya'akov (יעקב) answered and said to Lavan, "Because I was afraid, for I said, 'Perhaps you would take your daughters from me by force.'
31:32 With whomever you find your gods, do not let him live. In the presence of our brethren, identify what I have of yours and take it with you." For Ya'akov (יעקב) did not know that Rachel (רחל) had stolen them.
31:33 And Lavan went into Ya'akov (יעקב)'s tent, and into Le'ah (לאה)'s tent, and into the two maidservants' tents; but he found [them] not. Then went he out of Le'ah (לאה)'s tent, and entered into Rachel (רחל)'s tent.
31:34 Now Rachel (רחל) had taken the images, and put them in the camel's furniture, and sat upon them. And Lavan searched all the tent, but found [them] not.
31:35 And she said to her avi, Let it not displease my master that I cannot rise up before thee; for the custom of women [is] upon me. And he searched, but found not the images.
31:36 And Ya'akov (יעקב) was wroth, and chode with Lavan: and Ya'akov (יעקב) answered and said to Lavan, What [is] my trespass? what [is] my sin, that you hast so hotly pursued after me?
31:37 Although you have searched all my things, what part of your household things have you found? Set it here before my brethren and your brethren, that they may judge between us both!
31:38 These twenty years I have been with you; your ewes and your female goats have not miscarried their young, and I have not eaten the rams of your flock.
31:39 That which was torn by beasts I did not bring to you; I bore the loss of it. You required it from my hand, whether stolen by day or stolen by night.
31:40 There I was! In the day the drought consumed me, and the frost by night, and my sleep departed from my eyes.
31:41 Thus I have been in your house twenty years; I served you fourteen years for your two daughters, and six years for your flock, and you have changed my wages ten times.
31:42 Unless Elohim (אלהים) of my father, Elohim (אלהים) of Avraham and the Fear of Yitzchak (יצחק), had been with me, surely now you would have sent me away empty-handed. Elohim (אלהים) has seen my affliction and the labor of my hands, and rebuked you last night."
31:43 (vii) And Lavan answered and said to Ya'akov (יעקב), [These] daughters [are] my daughters, and [these] children [are] my children, and [these] cattle [are] my cattle, and all that you seest [is] mine: and what can I do this day to these my daughters, or to their children which they have born?
31:44 Now therefore come you, let us make a covenant, I and thou; and let it be for a witness between me and you.
31:45 And Ya'akov (יעקב) took a stone, and set it up [for] a pillar.
31:46 And Ya'akov (יעקב) said to his brethren, Gather stones; and they took stones, and made an heap: and they did eat there upon the heap.
31:47 And Lavan called it Yegar Sahaduta: but Ya'akov (יעקב) called it Gal' Ed.
31:48 And Lavan said, This heap [is] a witness between me and you this day. Therefore was the name of it called Gal' Ed;
31:49 And Mizpah; for he said, YHWH (יהוה) watch between me and you, when we are absent one from another.
31:50 If you afflict my daughters, or if you take other wives besides my daughters, although no man is with us—see, Elohim (אלהים) is witness between you and me!"
31:51 And Lavan said to Ya'akov (יעקב), Hinnei this heap, and Hinnei [this] pillar, which I have cast betwixt me and thee;
31:52 This heap [be] witness, and [this] pillar [be] witness, that I will not pass over this heap to you, and that you shall not pass over this heap and this pillar to me, for harm.
31:53 The Elohim (אלהים) of Avraham, and Elohim (אלהים) of Nahor, Elohim (אלהים) of their avi, judge between us. And Ya'akov (יעקב) sware by the fear of his avi Yitzchak (יצחק).
31:54 Then Ya'akov (יעקב) offered sacrifice upon the mount, and called his brethren to eat bread: and they did eat bread, and tarried all night in the mount.
31:55 And early in the morning Lavan rose up, and kissed his sons and his daughters, and blessed them: and Lavan departed, and returned to his place.
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