Jacob was a very honest good man, a man of great devotion and integrity, yet he had more trouble and vexation than any of the patriarchs. He left his father’s house in a fright, went to his uncle’s in distress, very hard usage he met with there, and now is going back surrounded with fears. Here is, I. His resolution to return, Gen. 31:1-16. II. His clandestine departure, Gen. 31:17-21. III. Laban’s pursuit of him in displeasure, Gen. 31:22-25. IV. The hot words that passed between them, Gen. 31:26-42. V. Their amicable agreement at last, Gen. 31:43-55).