Genesis 31:2
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And Jacob noticed that Laban's attitude toward him was not what it had been.

King James Bible
And Jacob beheld the countenance of Laban, and, behold, it was not toward him as before.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jacob saw the countenance of Laban, and behold, it was not toward him as previously.

World English Bible
Jacob saw the expression on Laban's face, and, behold, it was not toward him as before.

Young's Literal Translation
and Jacob seeth the face of Laban, and lo, it is not with him as heretofore.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

And he heard the words of Laban's sons - The multiplication of Jacob's cattle, and the decrease and degeneracy of those of Laban, were sufficient to arouse the jealousy of Laban's sons. This, with Laban's unfair treatment, and the direction he received from God, determined him to return to his own country.

Hath he gotten all this glory - All these riches, this wealth, or property. The original word כבד signifies both to be rich and to be heavy; and perhaps for this simple reason, that riches ever bring with them heavy weight and burden of cares and anxieties.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Genesis 4:5 But to Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.

Deuteronomy 28:54 So that the man that is tender among you, and very delicate, his eye shall be evil toward his brother, and toward the wife of his bosom...

1 Samuel 18:9-11 And Saul eyed David from that day and forward...

Daniel 3:19 Then was Nebuchadnezzar full of fury, and the form of his visage was changed against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego...

it was.

Genesis 30:27 And Laban said to him, I pray you, if I have found favor in your eyes, tarry...

as before. Heb. as yesterday and the day before.

Exodus 4:10 And Moses said to the LORD, O my LORD, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since you have spoken to your servant...

Deuteronomy 19:4 And this is the case of the slayer, which shall flee thither, that he may live: Whoever kills his neighbor ignorantly...

1 Samuel 19:7 And Jonathan called David, and Jonathan showed him all those things. And Jonathan brought David to Saul, and he was in his presence...


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 31:1
Jacob heard that Laban's sons were saying, "Jacob has taken everything our father owned and has gained all this wealth from what belonged to our father."

Genesis 31:3
Then the LORD said to Jacob, "Go back to the land of your fathers and to your relatives, and I will be with you."

Genesis 31:5
He said to them, "I see that your father's attitude toward me is not what it was before, but the God of my father has been with me.

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