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.
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.
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CommentaryKeil 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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Early in the morning Laban arose and kissed his grandchildren and his daughters and blessed them. Then Laban departed and returned home.
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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