But that night God came to Laban the Aramean in a dream and warned him, "Be careful not to say anything to Jacob, either good or bad."
Cross ReferencesGenesis 20:3
One night, however, God came to Abimelech in a dream and told him, "You are as good as dead because of the woman you have taken, for she is a married woman."
Then God said to Abimelech in the dream, "Yes, I know that you did this with a clear conscience, and so I have also kept you from sinning against Me. That is why I did not let you touch her.
Laban and Bethuel answered, "This is from the LORD; we have no choice in the matter.
And although he has cheated me and changed my wages ten times, God has not allowed him to harm me.
In that dream the Angel of God said to me, 'Jacob!' And I replied, 'Here I am.'
So he took his kinsmen with him, pursued Jacob for seven days, and overtook him at Mount Gilead.
Now Jacob had pitched his tent in the hill country of Gilead, and when Laban overtook him, he and his brothers camped there as well.
I have power to do you great harm, but last night the God of your father said to me, 'Be careful not to say anything to Jacob, either good or bad.'
If the God of my father, the God of Abraham and the One Feared by Isaac, had not been with me, surely by now you would have sent me away empty-handed. But God has seen my affliction and the toil of my hands, and last night He rendered judgment."
2 Samuel 13:22
And Absalom never said a word to Amnon, either good or bad, because he hated Amnon for disgracing his sister Tamar.
Chapter Outline1. Jacob, displeased with the envy of Laban and his sons, departs secretly.
19. Rachel steals her father's household gods.
22. Laban pursues after him, and complains of the wrong.
34. Rachel's plan to hide the images.
36. Jacob's complaint of Laban.
43. The covenant of Laban and Jacob at Galeed.
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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Genesis 31:10, 29
Numbers 22:20, 26
1 Kings 3:5
Job 33:15-17, 25
2 Samuel 13:22
Psalm 105:14, 15
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