Genesis 31
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1And Yaquuv heard the words of the children of Laban who said, “Yaquuv took everything that our father had and whatever our father possessed, all of this property.” 2And Yaquuv saw the face of Laban which was not with him as it had been yesterday and as the day before. 3And LORD JEHOVAH said to Yaquuv: “Return to the land of your fathers and to your family, and I shall be with you.” 4And Yaquuv sent and he called Rakhyl and Leah to the field with his flock, 5And he said to them, “I saw the face of your father, that it is not with me like yesterday and like the day before, and the God of my father has been with me. 6And you know that with all my power I have served your father. 7And your father has deceived me and has changed my wages ten times, and God did not allow him to do evil to me. 8If in this way he would say, ‘the white spotted shall be your reward’, all the flocks would bear young white spotted, and if he would say ‘the spotted shall be your reward’, all the flocks would bear young spotted. 9And God separated from the possessions of your father and he gave them to me. 10And at the season of breeding flocks I lifted my eyes and I saw in a dream, and behold, goats mounting upon the flock, white spotted and spotted and speckled. 11And the Angel of God said to me in a dream, ‘Yaquuv’, and I said, ‘Here I am.’ 12And he said to me, ‘Lift up your eyes and see all the goats mounting on the flock with white spotted foreheads, and spotted and speckled, because I have seen everything that Laban has done to you. 13I AM the God of BaythEil, which you anointed for me there as a monument, and you vowed to me there a vow. Now arise, go out from this land and return to the land of your generations.” 14And Rakhyl and Leah answered and they were saying, “Again we have no part or inheritance in the house of our father. 15Behold we are considered as strangers to him, because we are sold and he consumes our money. 16Because God has separated all wealth from our father; it is ours and our children's, and now all that LORD JEHOVAH has said to you, do.”

17And Yaquuv stood and lifted his children and his wives onto camels; 18And he took all his livestock and all his possessions that he acquired in Padan d'Aram to come to Isaaq his father, to the land of Canaan. 19And Laban went to shear his flock and Rakhyl stole the images of her father. 20And Yaquuv deceived the heart of Laban the Aramaean because he did not tell him that he was leaving. 21And he fled, he and all whom he had, and he arose and he passed through the river and set his face toward Mount Gilead.

22And it was told to Laban on the third day that Yaquuv fled from him. 23And he took his brothers with him and pursued after him a seven days’ journey and he overtook him in the Mount of Gilead. 24And God came upon Laban the Aramaean in a dream of the night and he said to him, “Beware that you do not speak with Yaquuv of good or for evil.”

25And Laban overtook Yaquuv, and Yaquuv pitched his tent in the mountain, and Laban led his brothers in the mountain of Gilead. 26And Laban said to Yaquuv, “What have I done to you that you have deceived my heart, and you have taken my daughters like captives by the sword? 27Why did you hide to flee and steal away from me, and you did not tell me? I would have sent you in joy and with music and with harps and with tambourines. 28And you have not let me kiss my sons and my daughters; now you have done wrong in the thing that you have done. 29It had come into my hands to do harm to you, and the God of your father said to me in the evening, ‘Beware, lest you speak with Yaquuv of good or for evil.’ 30And now you are going because you truly long for the house of your father. Why have you stolen my gods?” 31And Yaquuv answered and said to Laban, “Because I was afraid, and I said, lest you will take your daughters from me. 32The one with whom your gods are found shall not live. Make known what I have that is yours before our brethren and take it for yourself”; and Yaquuv did not know that Rakhyl had stolen them.

33And Laban entered the tent of Yaquuv and the tent of Leah and the second tent of the Maidservants and he did not find them, and he went out from the tent of Leah and entered the tent of Rakhyl. 34And Rakhyl had taken the images and she set them in the saddle canopy of the camel and she sat upon them, and Laban searched the whole tent and he did not find them. 35And Rakhyl said to her father, “Let it not be displeasing in the eyes of my Lord that I cannot rise from before you, because the custom of women is upon me”, and he searched and he did not find the images.

36And it displeased Yaquuv, and he argued with Laban and Yaquuv answered and said to Laban, “What is my crime, and what is my fault that you have chased after me? 37See, you have searched all my vessels. What have you found from all the vessels of your house? Put it here before my brothers and your brothers, and they will convict between both. 38Behold I have been with you twenty years; your ewes and your shegoats are not barren and the rams of your flocks I have not consumed. 39And that which was torn I have not brought to you; I was keeping it that you would seek it from my hands; I was with that which was stolen by day and what was stolen in the night. 40So I was; by day the heat consumed me and the cold in the night drove sleep from my eyes. 41Behold I had twenty years in your house. I worked for you fourteen years for your two daughters and six years for your flocks and you changed my pay ten times. 42And if the God of My father, the God of Abraham and the awe of Isaac had not stood up for me, now you would have sent me with nothing; and God saw my toil and the labor of my hands and rebuked you in the evening.

43And Laban answered and said to Yaquuv, “The daughters of my daughters, and the sons of my sons, and the flocks of my flocks, and everything that you see is mine. What shall I do for these my daughters today, or for their sons whom they have borne? 44And now, come; let us establish a covenant, I and you, and it will be a witness between me and you. 45And Yaquuv took a stone and raised it as a monument. 46And Yaquuv told his brothers to gather stones, and they took stones and they made a mound, and they ate there on the mound. 47And Laban called it Yagra d’Sahadutha“Mound of the Testimony”, and Yaquuv called it Galeed. 48And Laban said, “This mound is a witness between me and you today”; because of this, he called its name Galeed 49And the Watchtower, for he said, “LORD JEHOVAH will watch between me and you, because we are parting, each man from his brother. 50If you despise my daughters and if you take wives beside my daughters, there is no man with us; see that God is witness between me and you.” 51And Laban said to Yaquuv, “See this mound and see this monument that I set up between me and you. 52This heap testifies and this monument is a witness that I shall not cross over this heap to you, also you will not pass over this heap and this monument for evil. 53The God of Abraham, the God of Nakhor, the God of our fathers will judge between us”; and Yaquuv swore in the awe of his father Isaaq. 54And Yaquuv sacrificed a sacrifice in the mountain and he called his brothers to eat bread, and they ate bread and they spent the night in the mountain. 55And Laban arose at dawn and kissed his sons and his daughters, and he blessed them, and Laban returned and he went on to his place.

The Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
Translated by Glenn David Bauscher
Glenn David Bauscher
Lulu Publishing
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