Genesis 31:20
New International Version
Moreover, Jacob deceived Laban the Aramean by not telling him he was running away.

New Living Translation
Jacob outwitted Laban the Aramean, for they set out secretly and never told Laban they were leaving.

English Standard Version
And Jacob tricked Laban the Aramean, by not telling him that he intended to flee.

Berean Study Bible
Moreover, Jacob deceived Laban the Aramean by not telling him that he was running away.

New American Standard Bible
And Jacob deceived Laban the Aramean by not telling him that he was fleeing.

King James Bible
And Jacob stole away unawares to Laban the Syrian, in that he told him not that he fled.

Christian Standard Bible
And Jacob deceived Laban the Aramean, not telling him that he was fleeing.

Contemporary English Version
Jacob tricked Laban the Aramean by not saying that he intended to leave.

Good News Translation
Jacob deceived Laban by not letting him know that he was leaving.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And Jacob deceived Laban the Aramean, not telling him that he was fleeing.

International Standard Version
Moreover, Jacob had deceived Laban the Aramean, because he had never told him that he was intending to leave.

NET Bible
Jacob also deceived Laban the Aramean by not telling him that he was leaving.

New Heart English Bible
Jacob deceived Laban the Syrian, in that he did not tell him that he was running away.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jacob also tricked Laban the Aramean by not telling him he was leaving.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Jacob outwitted Laban the Aramean, in that he told him not that he fled.

New American Standard 1977
And Jacob deceived Laban the Aramean, by not telling him that he was fleeing.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Jacob stole away the heart of Laban the Aramean, in that he did not tell him that he fled.

King James 2000 Bible
And Jacob stole away unawares to Laban the Aramean, in that he told him not that he fled.

American King James Version
And Jacob stole away unawares to Laban the Syrian, in that he told him not that he fled.

American Standard Version
And Jacob stole away unawares to Laban the Syrian, in that he told him not that he fled.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Jacob hid the matter from Laban the Syrian, so as not to tell him that he ran away.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Jacob would not confess to his father in law that he was flying away.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jacob deceived Laban the Syrian, in that he did not tell him that he fled.

English Revised Version
And Jacob stole away unawares to Laban the Syrian, in that he told him not that he fled.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Jacob stole away unawares to Laban the Syrian, in that he told him not that he was about to depart.

World English Bible
Jacob deceived Laban the Syrian, in that he didn't tell him that he was running away.

Young's Literal Translation
and Jacob deceiveth the heart of Laban the Aramaean, because he hath not declared to him that he is fleeing;
Study Bible
Jacob Flees from Laban
19Now while Laban was out shearing his sheep, Rachel stole her father’s household idols. 20Moreover, Jacob deceived Laban the Aramean by not telling him that he was running away. 21So he fled with all his possessions, crossed the Euphrates, and headed for the hill country of Gilead.…
Cross References
Genesis 25:20
and Isaac was forty years old when he married Rebekah, the daughter of Bethuel the Aramean from Paddan-aram and the sister of Laban the Aramean.

Genesis 31:19
Now while Laban was out shearing his sheep, Rachel stole her father's household idols.

Genesis 31:21
So he fled with all his possessions, crossed the Euphrates, and headed for the hill country of Gilead.

Treasury of Scripture

And Jacob stole away unawares to Laban the Syrian, in that he told him not that he fled.

unawares to Laban.

Genesis 31:27
Wherefore didst thou flee away secretly, and steal away from me; and didst not tell me, that I might have sent thee away with mirth, and with songs, with tabret, and with harp?

Genesis 31:20
And Jacob stole away unawares to Laban the Syrian, in that he told him not that he fled.







Lexicon
Moreover, Jacob
יַעֲקֹ֔ב (ya·‘ă·qōḇ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3290: Jacob -- a son of Isaac, also his desc

deceived
וַיִּגְנֹ֣ב (way·yiḡ·nōḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1589: To thieve, to deceive

Laban
לָבָ֖ן (lā·ḇān)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3837: Laban -- father-in-law of Jacob

the Aramean
הָאֲרַמִּ֑י (hā·’ă·ram·mî)
Article | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 761: Aramean -- an inhabitant of Aram (Syria)

by not
בְּלִי֙ (bə·lî)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 1097: Failure, nothing, destruction, without, not yet, because not, as long as

telling
הִגִּ֣יד (hig·gîḏ)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5046: To be conspicuous

him
ל֔וֹ (lōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

that
כִּ֥י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

he
הֽוּא׃ (hū)
Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

was running away.
בֹרֵ֖חַ (ḇō·rê·aḥ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1272: To bolt, to flee suddenly
(20) Jacob stole away unawares.--Heb., stole the heart. But the heart was regarded by the Hebrews as the seat of the intellect, and so to steal a man's understanding, like the similar phrase in Greek, means to elude his observation.

Verse 20. - And Jacob stole away unawares to Laban the Syrian, - literally, stole the heart of Laban the Syrian, he deceived his mind and intelligence, like κλέπτειν νόον, Horn., ' II.,' 14. 227 (el. vers. 26, 27); hence - ἔκρυψε (LXX.); so Calvin, Rosenmüller, Keil, Gesenius, and others. Lange fancifully understands by the heart of Laban which Jacob stole either Laban's daughters or his favorite Rachel Gerlach contrasts Jacob's stealing with that of Rachel, in which Jacob, had no part. The exact import of Jacob s stealing is declared by the words that follow - in that he told him not (Lunge and Bush interpret הִגֹּיִד impersonally, as signifying in that or because it was not told; but in this among expositors they stand alone) that he fled. 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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