Genesis 31:28
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English Standard Version
And why did you not permit me to kiss my sons and my daughters farewell? Now you have done foolishly.

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

American Standard Version
and didst not suffer me to kiss my sons and my daughters? now hast thou done foolishly.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou hast not suffered me to kiss my sons and daughters: thou hast done foolishly: and now, indeed,

English Revised Version
and hast not suffered me to kiss my sons and my daughters? now hast thou done foolishly.

Webster's Bible Translation
And hast not suffered me to kiss my sons, and my daughters? thou hast now done foolishly in so doing.

Genesis 31:28 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Laban's Pursuit, Reconciliation, and Covenant with Jacob. - As Laban was not told till the third day after the flight, though he pursued the fugitives with his brethren, i.e., his nearest relations, he did not overtake Jacob for seven days, by which time he had reached the mountains of Gilead (Genesis 31:22-24). The night before he overtook them, he was warned by God in a dream, "not to speak to Jacob from good to bad," i.e., not to say anything decisive and emphatic for the purpose of altering what had already occurred (vid., Genesis 31:29, and the note on Genesis 24:50). Hence he confined himself, when they met, "to bitter reproaches combining paternal feeling on the one hand with hypocrisy on the other;" in which he told them that he had the power to do them harm, if God had not forbidden him, and charged them with stealing his gods (the teraphim).

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kiss.

Genesis 31:55 And early in the morning Laban rose up, and kissed his sons and his daughters, and blessed them: and Laban departed...

Genesis 29:13 And it came to pass, when Laban heard the tidings of Jacob his sister's son, that he ran to meet him, and embraced him, and kissed him...

Exodus 4:27 And the LORD said to Aaron, Go into the wilderness to meet Moses. And he went, and met him in the mount of God, and kissed him.

Ruth 1:9,14 The LORD grant you that you may find rest, each of you in the house of her husband. Then she kissed them...

1 Kings 19:20 And he left the oxen, and ran after Elijah, and said, Let me, I pray you, kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow you...

Acts 20:37 And they all wept sore, and fell on Paul's neck, and kissed him,

foolishly.

Genesis 31:3,13,24 And the LORD said to Jacob, Return to the land of your fathers, and to your kindred; and I will be with you...

1 Samuel 13:13 And Samuel said to Saul, You have done foolishly: you have not kept the commandment of the LORD your God, which he commanded you...

2 Chronicles 16:9 For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth...

1 Corinthians 2:14 But the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness to him: neither can he know them...

Cross References
Genesis 31:55
Early in the morning Laban arose and kissed his grandchildren and his daughters and blessed them. Then Laban departed and returned home.

Genesis 31:29
It is in my power to do you harm. But the God of your father spoke to me last night, saying, 'Be careful not to say anything to Jacob, either good or bad.'

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