Genesis 31:16
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New International Version
Surely all the wealth that God took away from our father belongs to us and our children. So do whatever God has told you."

King James Bible
For all the riches which God hath taken from our father, that is ours, and our children's: now then, whatsoever God hath said unto thee, do.

Darby Bible Translation
For all the wealth that God has taken from our father is ours and our children's; and now whatever God has said to thee do.

World English Bible
For all the riches which God has taken away from our father, that is ours and our children's. Now then, whatever God has said to you, do."

Young's Literal Translation
for all the wealth which God hath taken away from our father, it is ours, and our children's; and now, all that God hath said unto thee -- do.'

Genesis 31:16 Parallel
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Are we not counted of him strangers? - Rachel and Leah, who well knew the disposition of their father, gave him here his true character. He has treated us as strangers - as slaves whom he had a right to dispose of as he pleased; in consequence, he hath sold us - disposed of us on the mere principle of gaining by the sale.

And hath quite devoured also our money - Has applied to his own use the profits of the sale, and has allowed us neither portion nor inheritance.

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which God. See on ver.

Genesis 31:1,9 And he heard the words of Laban's sons, saying, Jacob has taken away all that was our father's...

Genesis 30:35-43 And he removed that day the he goats that were ringstraked and spotted, and all the she goats that were speckled and spotted...


Psalm 45:10 Listen, O daughter, and consider, and incline your ear; forget also your own people, and your father's house;

Gen. xxxi. 11
Of no less importance and significance is the passage Gen. xxxi. 11 seq. According to ver. 11, the Angel of God, [Hebrew: mlaK halhiM] appears toJacob in a dream. In ver. 13, the same person calls himself the God of Bethel, with reference to the event recorded in chap. xxviii. 11-22. It cannot be supposed that in chap xxviii. the mediation of a common angel took place, who, however, had not been expressly mentioned; for Jehovah is there contrasted with the angels. In ver. 12, we read: "And behold
Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg—Christology of the Old Testament

Epistle Xlix. To Anastasius, Bishop of Antioch .
To Anastasius, Bishop of Antioch [35] . Gregory to Anastasius, &c. I received the letters of thy Fraternity, rightly holding fast the profession of the faith; and I returned great thanks to Almighty God, who, when the shepherds of His flock are changed, still, even after such change, guards the faith which He once delivered to the holy Fathers. Now the excellent preacher says, Other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Christ Jesus (1 Cor. iii. 2). Whosoever, then, with love of
Saint Gregory the Great—the Epistles of Saint Gregory the Great

Cross References
Genesis 31:9
So God has taken away your father's livestock and has given them to me.

Genesis 31:15
Does he not regard us as foreigners? Not only has he sold us, but he has used up what was paid for us.

Genesis 31:17
Then Jacob put his children and his wives on camels,

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