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I know that you left because you were so anxious to get back home, but why did you steal my household gods?"
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Suppose thou didst desire to go to thy friends, and hadst a longing after thy father's house: why hast thou stolen away my gods?
Genesis 31:19 At that time Laban was gone to shear his sheep, and Rachel stole away her father's idols.
Exodus 12:12 And I will pass through the land of Egypt that night, and will kill every firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast: and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments; I am the Lord.
Numbers 33:4 Who were burying their firstborn, whom the Lord had slain (upon their gods also he had executed vengeance,)
Judges 6:31 He answered them: Are you the avengers of Baal, that you fight for him? he that is his adversary, let him die before to morrow light appear: if he be a god, let him revenge himself on him that hath cast down his altar.
Judges 18:24 And he answered: You have taken away my gods which I have made me, and the priest, and all that I have, and do you say: What aileth thee?
1 Samuel 5:2-6 And the Philistines took the ark of God, and brought it into the temple of Dagon, and set it by Dagon. . . .
2 Samuel 5:21 And they left there their idols: which David and his men took away.
Isaiah 37:19 And they have cast their gods into the fire, for they were not gods, but the works of men's hands, of wood and stone: and they broke them in pieces.
Isaiah 46:1,2 In the Lord shall all the seed of Israel be justified and praised. . . .
Jeremiah 10:11 Thus then shall you say to them: The gods that have not made heaven and earth, let them perish from the earth, and from among those places that are under heaven.
Jeremiah 43:12 And he shall kindle a fire in the temples of the gods of Egypt, and he shall burn them, and he shall carry them away captives: and he shall array himself with the land of Egypt, as a shepherd putteth on his garment: and he shall go forth from thence in peace.
ContextLaban Pursues Jacob
…29It is in my power to return thee evil; but the God of your father said to me yesterday: Take heed thou speak not any thing harshly against Jacob. 30Suppose thou didst desire to go to thy friends, and hadst a longing after thy father's house: why hast thou stolen away my gods?31Jacob answered: That I departed unknown to thee, it was for fear lest thou wouldst take away thy daughters by force.…
At that time Laban was gone to shear his sheep, and Rachel stole away her father's idols.
Jacob answered: That I departed unknown to thee, it was for fear lest thou wouldst take away thy daughters by force.
And Jacob having called together all his household, said: Cast away the strange gods that are among you, and be cleansed, and change your garments.
And he spoke thus to the people: Thus saith the Lord the God of Israel: Your fathers dwelt of old on the other side of the river, Thare the father of Abraham, and Nachor: and they served strange gods.
But they that were gone into the house of the young man, went about to take away the graven god, and the ephod, and the theraphim, and the molten god, and the priest stood before the door, the six hundred valiant men waiting not far off.
And he answered: You have taken away my gods which I have made me, and the priest, and all that I have, and do you say: What aileth thee?
For the king of Babylon stood in the highway, at the head of two ways, seeking divination, shuffling arrows: he inquired of the idols, and consulted entrails.
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