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.'
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CommentaryClarke'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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LibraryGen. 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 …
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Epistle Xlix. To Anastasius, Bishop of Antioch .
So God has taken away your father's livestock and has given them to me.
Does he not regard us as foreigners? Not only has he sold us, but he has used up what was paid for us.
Then Jacob put his children and his wives on camels,
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