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Book 1 Chapter 31

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postquam autem audivit verba filiorum Laban dicentium tulitIacob omnia quae fuerunt patris nostri et de illius facultateditatus factus est inclitus

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animadvertit quoque faciem Laban quod non esset erga sesicut heri et nudius tertius

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maxime dicente sibi Domino revertere in terram patrumtuorum et ad generationem tuam eroque tecum

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misit et vocavit Rahel et Liam in agrum ubi pascebat greges

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dixitque eis video faciem patris vestri quod non sit ergame sicut heri et nudius tertius Deus autem patris mei fuitmecum

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et ipsae nostis quod totis viribus meis servierim patrivestro

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sed pater vester circumvenit me et mutavit mercedem meamdecem vicibus et tamen non dimisit eum Deus ut noceret mihi

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si quando dixit variae erunt mercedes tuae pariebant omnesoves varios fetus quando vero e contrario ait alba quaequeaccipies pro mercede omnes greges alba pepererunt

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tulitque Deus substantiam patris vestri et dedit mihi

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postquam enim conceptus ovium tempus advenerat levavioculos meos et vidi in somnis ascendentes mares super feminasvarios et maculosos et diversorum colorum

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dixitque angelus Dei ad me in somnis Iacob et ego respondiadsum

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qui ait leva oculos tuos et vide universos masculosascendentes super feminas varios respersos atque maculosos vidienim omnia quae fecit tibi Laban

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ego sum Deus Bethel ubi unxisti lapidem et votum vovistimihi nunc ergo surge et egredere de terra hac revertens interram nativitatis tuae

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responderunt Rahel et Lia numquid habemus residui quicquamin facultatibus et hereditate domus patris nostri

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nonne quasi alienas reputavit nos et vendidit comeditquepretium nostrum

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sed Deus tulit opes patris nostri et nobis eas tradidit acfiliis nostris unde omnia quae praecepit fac

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surrexit itaque Iacob et inpositis liberis et coniugibussuis super camelos abiit

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tulitque omnem substantiam et greges et quicquid inMesopotamiam quaesierat pergens ad Isaac patrem suum in terramChanaan

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eo tempore Laban ierat ad tondendas oves et Rahel furataest idola patris sui

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noluitque Iacob confiteri socero quod fugeret

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cumque abisset tam ipse quam omnia quae iuris eius erantet amne transmisso pergeret contra montem Galaad

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nuntiatum est Laban die tertio quod fugeret Iacob

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qui adsumptis fratribus suis persecutus est eum diebusseptem et conprehendit in monte Galaad

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viditque in somnis dicentem sibi Dominum cave ne quicquamaspere loquaris contra Iacob

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iamque Iacob extenderat in monte tabernaculum cum illeconsecutus eum cum fratribus suis in eodem monte Galaad fixittentorium

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et dixit ad Iacob quare ita egisti ut clam me abigeresfilias meas quasi captivas gladio

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cur ignorante me fugere voluisti nec indicare mihi utprosequerer te cum gaudio et canticis et tympanis et cithara

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non es passus ut oscularer filios meos ac filias stulteoperatus es et nunc

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valet quidem manus mea reddere tibi malum sed Deus patrisvestri heri dixit mihi cave ne loquaris cum Iacob quicquamdurius

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esto ad tuos ire cupiebas et desiderio tibi erat domuspatris tui cur furatus es deos meos

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respondit Iacob quod inscio te profectus sum timui neviolenter auferres filias tuas

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quod autem furti arguis apud quemcumque inveneris deostuos necetur coram fratribus nostris scrutare quicquid tuorumapud me inveneris et aufer haec dicens ignorabat quod Rahelfurata esset idola

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ingressus itaque Laban tabernaculum Iacob et Liae etutriusque famulae non invenit cumque intrasset tentoriumRahelis

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illa festinans abscondit idola subter stramen cameli etsedit desuper scrutantique omne tentorium et nihil invenienti

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ait ne irascatur dominus meus quod coram te adsurgerenequeo quia iuxta consuetudinem feminarum nunc accidit mihi sicdelusa sollicitudo quaerentis est

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tumensque Iacob cum iurgio ait quam ob culpam meam et obquod peccatum sic exarsisti post me

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et scrutatus es omnem supellectilem meam quid invenisti decuncta substantia domus tuae pone hic coram fratribus meis etfratribus tuis et iudicent inter me et te

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idcirco viginti annis fui tecum oves tuae et capraesteriles non fuerunt arietes gregis tui non comedi

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nec captum a bestia ostendi tibi ego damnum omne reddebamquicquid furto perierat a me exigebas

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die noctuque aestu urebar et gelu fugiebat somnus aboculis meis

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sic per viginti annos in domo tua servivi tibiquattuordecim pro filiabus et sex pro gregibus tuis inmutastiquoque mercedem meam decem vicibus

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nisi Deus patris mei Abraham et Timor Isaac adfuisset mihiforsitan modo nudum me dimisisses adflictionem meam et laboremmanuum mearum respexit Deus et arguit te heri

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respondit ei Laban filiae et filii et greges tui et omniaquae cernis mea sunt quid possum facere filiis et nepotibusmeis

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veni ergo et ineamus foedus ut sit testimonium inter me ette

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tulit itaque Iacob lapidem et erexit illum in titulum

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dixitque fratribus suis adferte lapides qui congregantesfecerunt tumulum comederuntque super eum

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quem vocavit Laban tumulus Testis et Iacob acervumTestimonii uterque iuxta proprietatem linguae suae

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dixitque Laban tumulus iste testis erit inter me et tehodie et idcirco appellatum est nomen eius Galaad id esttumulus Testis

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intueatur Dominus et iudicet inter nos quando recesserimusa nobis

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si adflixeris filias meas et si introduxeris uxores aliassuper eas nullus sermonis nostri testis est absque Deo quipraesens respicit

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dixitque rursus ad Iacob en tumulus hic et lapis quemerexi inter me et te

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testis erit tumulus inquam iste et lapis sint intestimonio si aut ego transiero illum pergens ad te aut tupraeterieris malum mihi cogitans

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Deus Abraham et Deus Nahor iudicet inter nos Deus patriseorum iuravit Iacob per Timorem patris sui Isaac

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immolatisque victimis in monte vocavit fratres suos utederent panem qui cum comedissent manserunt ibi

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Laban vero de nocte consurgens osculatus est filios etfilias suas et benedixit illis reversus in locum suum

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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.

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

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And the LORD said unto Jacob, Return unto the land of thy fathers, and to thy kindred; and I will be with thee.

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And Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah to the field unto his flock,

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And said unto them, I see your father's countenance, that it is not toward me as before; but the God of my father hath been with me.

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And ye know that with all my power I have served your father.

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And your father hath deceived me, and changed my wages ten times; but God suffered him not to hurt me.

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If he said thus, The speckled shall be thy wages; then all the cattle bare speckled: and if he said thus, The ring-streaked shall be thy hire; then bare all the cattle ring-streaked.

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Thus God hath taken away the cattle of your father, and given them to me.

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And it came to pass at the time that the cattle conceived, that I lifted up mine eyes, and saw in a dream, and, behold, the rams which leaped upon the cattle were ring-streaked, speckled, and grizzled.

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And the angel of God spake unto me in a dream, saying, Jacob: And I said, Here am I.

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And he said, Lift up now thine eyes, and see, all the rams which leap upon the cattle are ring-streaked, speckled, and grizzled: for I have seen all that Laban doeth unto thee.

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I am the God of Bethel, where thou anointedst the pillar, and where thou vowedst a vow unto me: now arise, get thee out from this land, and return unto the land of thy kindred.

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And Rachel and Leah answered and said unto him, Is there yet any portion or inheritance for us in our father's house?

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Are we not counted of him strangers? for he hath sold us, and hath quite devoured also our money.

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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.

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Then Jacob rose up, and set his sons and his wives upon camels;

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And he carried away all his cattle, and all his goods which he had gotten, the cattle of his getting, which he had gotten in Padanaram, for to go to Isaac his father in the land of Canaan.

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And Laban went to shear his sheep: and Rachel had stolen the images that were her father's.

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And Jacob stole away unawares to Laban the Syrian, in that he told him not that he fled.

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So he fled with all that he had; and he rose up, and passed over the river, and set his face toward the mount Gilead.

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And it was told Laban on the third day that Jacob was fled.

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And he took his brethren with him, and pursued after him seven days' journey; and they overtook him in the mount Gilead.

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And God came to Laban the Syrian in a dream by night, and said unto him, Take heed that thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad.

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Then Laban overtook Jacob. Now Jacob had pitched his tent in the mount: and Laban with his brethren pitched in the mount of Gilead.

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And Laban said to Jacob, What hast thou done, that thou hast stolen away unawares to me, and carried away my daughters, as captives taken with the sword?

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Wherefore didst thou flee away secretly, and steal away from me; and didst not tell me, that I might have sent thee away with mirth, and with songs, with tabret, and with harp?

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And hast not suffered me to kiss my sons and my daughters? thou hast now done foolishly in so doing.

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It is in the power of my hand to do you hurt: but the God of your father spake unto me yesternight, saying, Take thou heed that thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad.

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And now, though thou wouldest needs be gone, because thou sore longedst after thy father's house, yet wherefore hast thou stolen my gods?

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

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With whomsoever thou findest thy gods, let him not live: before our brethren discern thou what is thine with me, and take it to thee. For Jacob knew not that Rachel had stolen them.

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And Laban went into Jacob's tent, and into Leah's tent, and into the two maidservants' tents; but he found them not. Then went he out of Leah's tent, and entered into Rachel's tent.

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Now Rachel had taken the images, and put them in the camel's furniture, and sat upon them. And Laban searched all the tent, but found them not.

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And she said to her father, Let it not displease my lord that I cannot rise up before thee; for the custom of women is upon me. And he searched but found not the images.

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And Jacob was wroth, and chode with Laban: and Jacob answered and said to Laban, What is my trespass? what is my sin, that thou hast so hotly pursued after me?

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Whereas thou hast searched all my stuff, what hast thou found of all thy household stuff? set it here before my brethren and thy brethren, that they may judge betwixt us both.

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This twenty years have I been with thee; thy ewes and thy she goats have not cast their young, and the rams of thy flock have I not eaten.

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That which was torn of beasts I brought not unto thee; I bare the loss of it; of my hand didst thou require it, whether stolen by day, or stolen by night.

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Thus I was; in the day the drought consumed me, and the frost by night; and my sleep departed from mine eyes.

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Thus have I been twenty years in thy house; I served thee fourteen years for thy two daughters, and six years for thy cattle: and thou hast changed my wages ten times.

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Except the God of my father, the God of Abraham, and the fear of Isaac, had been with me, surely thou hadst sent me away now empty. God hath seen mine affliction and the labor of my hands, and rebuked thee yesternight.

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And Laban answered and said unto Jacob, These daughters are my daughters, and these children are my children, and these cattle are my cattle, and all that thou seest is mine: and what can I do this day unto these my daughters, or unto their children which they have born?

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Now therefore come thou, let us make a covenant, I and thou; and let it be for a witness between me and thee.

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And Jacob took a stone, and set it up for a pillar.

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And Jacob said unto his brethren, Gather stones; and they took stones, and made an heap: and they did eat there upon the heap.

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And Laban called it Jegarsahadutha: but Jacob called it Galeed.

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And Laban said, This heap is a witness between me and thee this day. Therefore was the name of it called Galeed;

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And Mizpah; for he said, The LORD watch between me and thee, when we are absent one from another.

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If thou shalt afflict my daughters, or if thou shalt take other wives beside my daughters, no man is with us; see, God is witness betwixt me and thee.

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And Laban said to Jacob, Behold this heap, and behold this pillar, which I have cast betwixt me and thee:

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This heap be witness, and this pillar be witness, that I will not pass over this heap to thee, and that thou shalt not pass over this heap and this pillar unto me, for harm.

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The God of Abraham, and the God of Nahor, the God of their father, judge betwixt us. And Jacob sware by the fear of his father Isaac.

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Then Jacob offered sacrifice upon the mount, and called his brethren to eat bread: and they did eat bread, and tarried all night in the mount.

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And early in the morning Laban rose up, and kissed his sons and his daughters, and blessed them: and Laban departed, and returned unto his place.

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