Genesis 31:31
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
6030 [e]וַיַּ֥עַן
way-ya-‘an
and answeredConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
3290 [e]יַעֲקֹ֖ב
ya-‘ă-qōḇ
JacobN-proper-ms
559 [e]וַיֹּ֣אמֶר
way-yō-mer
and saidConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
3837 [e]לְלָבָ֑ן
lə-lā-ḇān;
to LabanPrep-l | N-proper-ms
3588 [e]כִּ֣י
becauseConj
3372 [e]יָרֵ֔אתִי
yā-rê-ṯî,
I was afraidV-Qal-Perf-1cs
3588 [e]כִּ֣י
forConj
559 [e]אָמַ֔רְתִּי
’ā-mar-tî,
I saidV-Qal-Perf-1cs
6435 [e]פֶּן־
pen-
PerhapsConj
1497 [e]תִּגְזֹ֥ל
tiḡ-zōl
you would take by forceV-Qal-Imperf-2ms
853 [e]אֶת־
’eṯ-
-DirObjM
1323 [e]בְּנוֹתֶ֖יךָ
bə-nō-w-ṯe-ḵā
your daughtersN-fpc | 2ms
5973 [e]מֵעִמִּֽי׃
mê-‘im-mî.
from mePrep-m | 1cs









Hebrew Texts
בראשית 31:31 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַיַּ֥עַן יַעֲקֹ֖ב וַיֹּ֣אמֶר לְלָבָ֑ן כִּ֣י יָרֵ֔אתִי כִּ֣י אָמַ֔רְתִּי פֶּן־תִּגְזֹ֥ל אֶת־בְּנֹותֶ֖יךָ מֵעִמִּֽי׃

בראשית 31:31 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ויען יעקב ויאמר ללבן כי יראתי כי אמרתי פן־תגזל את־בנותיך מעמי׃

בראשית 31:31 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ויען יעקב ויאמר ללבן כי יראתי כי אמרתי פן־תגזל את־בנותיך מעמי׃

בראשית 31:31 Hebrew Bible
ויען יעקב ויאמר ללבן כי יראתי כי אמרתי פן תגזל את בנותיך מעמי׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
Then Jacob replied to Laban, "Because I was afraid, for I thought that you would take your daughters from me by force.

King James Bible
And Jacob answered and said to Laban, Because I was afraid: for I said, Peradventure thou wouldest take by force thy daughters from me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Jacob answered, "I was afraid, for I thought you would take your daughters from me by force.
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