New International Version
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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CommentaryClarke'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
as before. Heb. as yesterday and the day before.
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 …
Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg—Christology of the Old Testament
Epistle Xlix. To Anastasius, Bishop of Antioch .
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."
Then the LORD said to Jacob, "Go back to the land of your fathers and to your relatives, and I will be with you."
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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