Genesis 31:28
New International Version
You didn't even let me kiss my grandchildren and my daughters goodbye. You have done a foolish thing.

New Living Translation
Why didn’t you let me kiss my daughters and grandchildren and tell them good-bye? You have acted very foolishly!

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

Berean Study Bible
But you did not even let me kiss my grandchildren and daughters goodbye. Now you have done a foolish thing.

New American Standard Bible
and did not allow me to kiss my sons and my daughters? Now you have done foolishly.

New King James Version
And you did not allow me to kiss my sons and my daughters. Now you have done foolishly in so doing.

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

Christian Standard Bible
but you didn't even let me kiss my grandchildren and my daughters. You have acted foolishly.

Contemporary English Version
You didn't even give me a chance to kiss my own grandchildren and daughters goodbye. That was really foolish.

Good News Translation
You did not even let me kiss my grandchildren and my daughters good-bye. That was a foolish thing to do!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
but you didn't even let me kiss my grandchildren and my daughters. You have acted foolishly.

International Standard Version
As it is, you didn't even allow me to kiss my grandchildren and daughters goodbye! You've acted foolishly.

NET Bible
You didn't even allow me to kiss my daughters and my grandchildren good-bye. You have acted foolishly!

New Heart English Bible
and did not allow me to kiss my sons and my daughters? Now have you done foolishly.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You didn't even let me kiss my grandchildren and my daughters. You've done a foolish thing.

JPS Tanakh 1917
and didst not suffer me to kiss my sons and my daughters? now hast thou done foolishly.

New American Standard 1977
and did not allow me to kiss my sons and my daughters? Now you have done foolishly.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And hast not suffered me to kiss my sons and my daughters? Thou hast now done foolishly in so doing.

King James 2000 Bible
And have not allowed me to kiss my sons and my daughters? you have now done foolishly in so doing.

American King James Version
And have not suffered me to kiss my sons and my daughters? you have 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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And I was not counted worthy to embrace my children and my daughters; now then thou hast wrought foolishly.

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

Darby Bible Translation
and hast not suffered me to kiss my sons and my daughters? Now thou hast acted foolishly.

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.

World English Bible
and didn't allow me to kiss my sons and my daughters? Now have you done foolishly.

Young's Literal Translation
and hast not suffered me to kiss my sons and my daughters? -- now thou hast acted foolishly in doing so;
Study Bible
Laban Pursues Jacob
27Why did you run away secretly and deceive me, without even telling me? I would have sent you away with joy and singing, with tambourines and harps. 28But you did not even let me kiss my grandchildren and daughters goodbye . Now you have done a foolish thing. 29I 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.’…
Cross References
Genesis 31:55
Early the next morning, Laban got up and kissed his grandchildren and daughters and blessed them. Then he left to return home.

Genesis 31:29
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.'

Treasury of Scripture

And have not suffered me to kiss my sons and my daughters? you have now done foolishly in so doing.

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, and returned unto his place.

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, and brought him to his house. And he told Laban all these things.

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.

foolishly.

Genesis 31:3,13,24
And the LORD said unto Jacob, Return unto the land of thy fathers, and to thy kindred; and I will be with thee…

1 Samuel 13:13
And Samuel said to Saul, Thou hast done foolishly: thou hast not kept the commandment of the LORD thy God, which he commanded thee: for now would the LORD have established thy kingdom upon Israel for ever.

2 Chronicles 16:9
For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars.







Lexicon
But you did not
וְלֹ֣א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

even let
נְטַשְׁתַּ֔נִי (nə·ṭaš·ta·nî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5203: To pound, smite, to disperse, to thrust off, down, out, upon

me kiss
לְנַשֵּׁ֥ק (lə·naš·šêq)
Preposition-l | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 5401: To kiss, to equip with weapons

my grandchildren
לְבָנַ֖י (lə·ḇā·nay)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

and daughters { goodbye }.
וְלִבְנֹתָ֑י (wə·liḇ·nō·ṯāy)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Noun - feminine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1323: A daughter

Now
עַתָּ֖ה (‘at·tāh)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 6258: At this time

you have done
עֲשֽׂוֹ׃ (‘ă·śōw)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

a foolish thing.
הִסְכַּ֥לְתָּֽ (his·kal·tā)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5528: To be foolish or a fool
(28) My sons.--That is, my grandsons.

31:22-35 God can put a bridle in the mouth of wicked men, to restrain their malice, though he do not change their hearts. Though they have no love to God's people, they will pretend to it, and try to make a merit of necessity. Foolish Laban! to call those things his gods which could be stolen! Enemies may steal our goods, but not our God. Here Laban lays to Jacob's charge things that he knew not. Those who commit their cause to God, are not forbidden to plead it themselves with meekness and fear. When we read of Rachel's stealing her father's images, what a scene of iniquity opens! The family of Nahor, who left the idolatrous Chaldees; is this family itself become idolatrous? It is even so. The truth seems to be, that they were like some in after-times, who sware by the Lord and by Malcham, Zep 1:5; and like others in our times, who wish to serve both God and mammon. Great numbers will acknowledge the true God in words, but their hearts and houses are the abodes of spiritual idolatry. When a man gives himself up to covetousness, like Laban, the world is his god; and he has only to reside among gross idolaters in order to become one, or at least a favourer of their abominations.
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