And he heard the words of Laban's sons, saying, Jacob has taken away all that was our father's…
1. Just occasions of moving place may be urged by husbands to wives for their concurrence to and comfort in it.
2. Real and undeserved disrespects from men are justly to be complained of, though fathers.
3. The gracious presence of God with His innocent ones is enough to counterpoise the frowns of men.
4. It is rational to leave fathers with their unjust frowns, and follow God with His smiles (ver. 5).
(G. Hughes, B. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And he heard the words of Laban's sons, saying, Jacob hath taken away all that was our father's; and of that which was our father's hath he gotten all this glory.