30:27 If I have found favor. A formula of courtesy in negotiations.
learned by divination. Many ancient extrabiblical texts from Mesopotamia pertain to the practice of occult divination, something forbidden in Israel (Deut. 18:10, 14). Noting Jacob’s good fortune, the pagan Laban had attempted to discover the reason through divination (31:19 and note).
blessed me because of you. Once again, those outside the covenant are blessed through their association with the patriarchs (12:2, 3; 13:5, 6; 14:13 and note).