Genesis 31:9
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New International Version
So God has taken away your father's livestock and has given them to me.

New Living Translation
In this way, God has taken your father's animals and given them to me.

English Standard Version
Thus God has taken away the livestock of your father and given them to me.

New American Standard Bible
"Thus God has taken away your father's livestock and given them to me.

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
God has taken away your father's herds and given them to me."

International Standard Version
"So God has taken away your father's livestock and has given them to me.

NET Bible
In this way God has snatched away your father's livestock and given them to me.

New Heart English Bible
Thus God has taken away your father's livestock, and given them to me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So God has taken away your father's livestock and has given them to me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thus God hath taken away the cattle of your father, and given them to me.

New American Standard 1977
“Thus God has taken away your father’s livestock and given them to me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thus God has taken away the livestock of your father and given them to me.

King James 2000 Bible
Thus God has taken away the cattle of your father, and given them to me.

American King James Version
Thus God has taken away the cattle of your father, and given them to me.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
And God hath taken your father's substance, and given it to me.

Darby Bible Translation
And God has taken away the cattle of your father, and given [them] to me.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
Thus God hath taken away the cattle of your father, and given them to me.

World English Bible
Thus God has taken away your father's livestock, and given them to me.

Young's Literal Translation
and God taketh away the substance of your father, and doth give to me.
Study Bible
Jacob Flees from Laban
8"If he spoke thus, 'The speckled shall be your wages,' then all the flock brought forth speckled; and if he spoke thus, 'The striped shall be your wages,' then all the flock brought forth striped. 9"Thus God has taken away your father's livestock and given them to me. 10"And it came about at the time when the flock were mating that I lifted up my eyes and saw in a dream, and behold, the male goats which were mating were striped, speckled, and mottled.…
Cross References
Genesis 31:1
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."

Genesis 31:10
"And it came about at the time when the flock were mating that I lifted up my eyes and saw in a dream, and behold, the male goats which were mating were striped, speckled, and mottled.

Genesis 31:16
"Surely all the wealth which God has taken away from our father belongs to us and our children; now then, do whatever God has said to you."
Treasury of Scripture

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

Genesis 31:1,16 And he heard the words of Laban's sons, saying, Jacob has taken away …

Esther 8:1,2 On that day did the king Ahasuerus give the house of Haman the Jews' …

Psalm 50:10 For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills.

Proverbs 13:22 A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children: and …

Matthew 20:15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with my own? Is your eye …

Verse 9. - Thus - literally, and (as the result of this) - God hath taken away the cattle of your father, and given them to me. In ascribing to God what he had himself effected by (so-called) fraud, this language of Jacob appears to some inexcusable (Kalisch); in passing over his own stratagem in silence Jacob has been charged with not telling the whole truth to his wives (Keil). A more charitable consideration of Jacob's statement, however, discerns-in it an evidence of his piety, which recognized and gratefully acknowledged that not his own "consummate cunning, 'but Jehovah s watchful care had enabled him to outwit the dishonest craft of Laban (Rosenmüller, Ainsworth, Bush, Candlish, Murphy). Thus God hath taken away the cattle of your father,.... Not all of them, see Genesis 31:19; but a great part of them; his flock was much lessened by those means, and more were taken away, and came to Jacob's share, than if Laban had abode by the original agreement:

and gave them to me; who has the disposing of all things in the world, whose the world, and all in it, are, and gives of it to the sons of men as he pleases. Jacob takes no notice of any artifice of his, or of any means and methods he made use of, but wholly ascribes all to the providence of God, and points to his wives the hand of God only; and indeed it seems to be by his direction that he took the method he did, as appears from Genesis 31:11. 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.
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