29 I am [a]able to do you evil: but the [b]God of your father spake unto me yesternight, saying, Take heed that thou speak not to Jacob ought save good.

30 Now though thou wentest thy way, because thou greatly longedst after thy father’s house, yet wherefore hast thou stolen my gods?

31 Then Jacob answered, and said to Laban, Because I was afraid, and thought that thou wouldest have taken thy daughters from me.

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  1. Genesis 31:29 Hebrew, power is in mine hand.
  2. Genesis 31:29 He was an Idolater, and therefore would not acknowledge the God of Jacob for his God.

29 I have the power to harm you;(A) but last night the God of your father(B) said to me, ‘Be careful not to say anything to Jacob, either good or bad.’(C) 30 Now you have gone off because you longed to return to your father’s household.(D) But why did you steal(E) my gods?(F)

31 Jacob answered Laban, “I was afraid, because I thought you would take your daughters away from me by force.(G)

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