Genesis 31:1
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New International Version
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."

New Living Translation
But Jacob soon learned that Laban's sons were grumbling about him. "Jacob has robbed our father of everything!" they said. "He has gained all his wealth at our father's expense."

English Standard Version
Now Jacob heard that the sons of Laban were saying, “Jacob has taken all that was our father’s, and from what was our father’s he has gained all this wealth.”

New American Standard Bible
Now Jacob heard the words of Laban's sons, saying, "Jacob has taken away all that was our father's, and from what belonged to our father he has made all this wealth."

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now Jacob heard what Laban's sons were saying: "Jacob has taken all that was our father's and has built this wealth from what belonged to our father."

International Standard Version
Now Jacob used to listen while Laban's sons kept on complaining, "Jacob has taken over everything our father owns! He made himself wealthy from what belongs to our father!"

NET Bible
Jacob heard that Laban's sons were complaining, "Jacob has taken everything that belonged to our father! He has gotten rich at our father's expense!"

New Heart English Bible
He heard the words of Laban's sons, saying, "Jacob has taken away all that was our father's. From that which was our father's, has he gotten all this wealth."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jacob heard that Laban's sons were saying, "Jacob has taken everything that belonged to our father and has gained all his wealth from him."

JPS Tanakh 1917
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 wealth.'

New American Standard 1977
Now Jacob heard the words of Laban’s sons, saying, “Jacob has taken away all that was our father’s, and from what belonged to our father he has made all this wealth.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he heard the words of the sons of Laban, saying, Jacob has taken away all that was our father's; and of that which was our father's, he has gotten all this glory.

King James 2000 Bible
And he heard the words of Laban's sons, saying, Jacob has taken away all that was our father's; and of that which was our father's has he gotten all this wealth.

American King James Version
And he heard the words of Laban's sons, saying, Jacob has taken away all that was our father's; and of that which was our father's has he gotten all this glory.

American Standard Version
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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But after that he heard the words of the sons of Laban, saying: Jacob hath taken away all that was our father's, and being enriched by his substance is become great:

Darby Bible Translation
And he heard the words of Laban's sons, saying, Jacob has taken away all that was our father's, and of what was our father's he has acquired all this glory.

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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 obtained all this glory.

World English Bible
He heard the words of Laban's sons, saying, "Jacob has taken away all that was our father's. From that which was our father's, has he gotten all this wealth."

Young's Literal Translation
And he heareth the words of Laban's sons, saying, 'Jacob hath taken all that our father hath; yea, from that which our father hath, he hath made all this honour;'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
31:1-21 The affairs of these families are related very minutely, while (what are called) the great events of states and kingdoms at that period, are not mentioned. The Bible teaches people the common duties of life, how to serve God, how to enjoy the blessings he bestows, and to do good in the various stations and duties of life. Selfish men consider themselves robbed of all that goes past them, and covetousness will even swallow up natural affection. Men's overvaluing worldly wealth is that error which is the root of covetousness, envy, and all evil. The men of the world stand in each other's way, and every one seems to be taking away from the rest; hence discontent, envy, and discord. But there are possessions that will suffice for all; happy they who seek them in the first place. In all our removals we should have respect to the command and promise of God. If He be with us, we need not fear. The perils which surround us are so many, that nothing else can really encourage our hearts. To remember favoured seasons of communion with God, is very refreshing when in difficulties; and we should often recollect our vows, that we fail not to fulfil them.
Study Bible
Jacob Flees from Laban
1Now Jacob heard the words of Laban's sons, saying, "Jacob has taken away all that was our father's, and from what belonged to our father he has made all this wealth." 2Jacob saw the attitude of Laban, and behold, it was not friendly toward him as formerly.…
Cross References
Genesis 30:43
So the man became exceedingly prosperous, and had large flocks and female and male servants and camels and donkeys.

Genesis 31:2
Jacob saw the attitude of Laban, and behold, it was not friendly toward him as formerly.

Genesis 31:9
"Thus God has taken away your father's livestock and given them to me.

Genesis 31:43
Then Laban replied to Jacob, "The daughters are my daughters, and the children are my children, and the flocks are my flocks, and all that you see is mine. But what can I do this day to these my daughters or to their children whom they have borne?
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And he heard the words of Laban's sons, saying, Jacob has taken away all that was our father's; and of that which was our father's has he gotten all this glory.

Jacob.

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Job 31:31 If the men of my tabernacle said not, Oh that we had of his flesh! …

Psalm 57:4 My soul is among lions: and I lie even among them that are set on …

Psalm 64:3,4 Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot …

Psalm 120:3-5 What shall be given to you? or what shall be done to you, you false tongue…

Proverbs 14:30 A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.

Proverbs 27:4 Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy?

Ecclesiastes 4:4 Again, I considered all travail, and every right work, that for this …

Ezekiel 16:44 Behold, every one that uses proverbs shall use this proverb against …

Titus 3:3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, …

glory. 'Glory' is here used for 'wealth,' riches, or property; since those who possess riches, generally make them the subject of glory. The original word cavod, signifies both 'glory' and 'weight.'

Genesis 45:13 And you shall tell my father of all my glory in Egypt, and of all …

Esther 5:11 And Haman told them of the glory of his riches, and the multitude …

Job 31:24,25 If I have made gold my hope, or have said to the fine gold, You are …

Psalm 17:14 From men which are your hand, O LORD, from men of the world, which …

Psalm 49:16,17 Be not you afraid when one is made rich, when the glory of his house …

Ecclesiastes 4:4 Again, I considered all travail, and every right work, that for this …

Isaiah 5:14 Therefore hell has enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without …

Jeremiah 9:23 Thus said the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither …

Matthew 4:8 Again, the devil takes him up into an exceeding high mountain, and …

1 Timothy 6:4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes …

1 Peter 1:24 For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower …

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