Gen 31:15

31:15 he has sold us. They resented their “bought marriages.” The price paid was Jacob’s labor (29:18, 27).

devoured our money. This phrase occurs in similar social contexts in Mesopotamian texts from Nuzi (c. 1500 b.c.). Legally, at least part of the compensation received by a father in return for giving his daughter in marriage was to be given to the daughter.