Genesis 31:7
New International Version
yet your father has cheated me by changing my wages ten times. However, God has not allowed him to harm me.

New Living Translation
but he has cheated me, changing my wages ten times. But God has not allowed him to do me any harm.

English Standard Version
yet your father has cheated me and changed my wages ten times. But God did not permit him to harm me.

Berean Study Bible
And although he has cheated me and changed my wages ten times, God has not allowed him to harm me.

New American Standard Bible
"Yet your father has cheated me and changed my wages ten times; however, God did not allow him to hurt me.

King James Bible
And your father hath deceived me, and changed my wages ten times; but God suffered him not to hurt me.

Christian Standard Bible
and that he has cheated me and changed my wages ten times. But God has not let him harm me.

Contemporary English Version
and that he keeps cheating me by changing my wages time after time. But God has protected me.

Good News Translation
Yet he has cheated me and changed my wages ten times. But God did not let him harm me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and that he has cheated me and changed my wages 10 times. But God has not let him harm me.

International Standard Version
Even so, your father has cheated me. He broke our wage agreement ten times. However, God didn't allow him to harm me.

NET Bible
but your father has humiliated me and changed my wages ten times. But God has not permitted him to do me any harm.

New Heart English Bible
Your father has deceived me, and changed my wages ten times, but God did not allow him to hurt me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Your father has cheated me. He has changed my wages ten times. But God hasn't let him harm me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And your father hath mocked me, and changed my wages ten times; but God suffered him not to hurt me.

New American Standard 1977
“Yet your father has cheated me and changed my wages ten times; however, God did not allow him to hurt me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And your father has deceived me and changed my wages ten times, but God did not allow him to hurt me.

King James 2000 Bible
And your father has deceived me, and changed my wages ten times; but God permitted him not to hurt me.

American King James Version
And your father has deceived me, and changed my wages ten times; but God suffered him not to hurt me.

American Standard Version
And your father hath deceived me, and changed my wages ten times; but God suffered him not to hurt me.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But your father deceived me, and changed my wages for the ten lambs, yet God gave him not power to hurt me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Yea, your father also hath overreached me, and hath changes my wages ten times: and yet God hath not suffered him to hurt me.

Darby Bible Translation
And your father has mocked me, and has changed my wages ten times; but God suffered him not to hurt me.

English Revised Version
And your father hath deceived me, and changed my wages ten times; but God suffered him not to hurt me.

Webster's Bible Translation
And your father hath deceived me, and changed my wages ten times: but God suffered him not to hurt me.

World English Bible
Your father has deceived me, and changed my wages ten times, but God didn't allow him to hurt me.

Young's Literal Translation
and your father hath played upon me, and hath changed my hire ten times; and God hath not suffered him to do evil with me.
Study Bible
Jacob Flees from Laban
6You know that I have served your father with all my strength. 7And although he has cheated me and changed my wages ten times, God has not allowed him to harm me. 8If he said, ‘The speckled will be your wages,’ then the whole flock bore speckled offspring. If he said, ‘The streaked will be your wages,’ then the whole flock bore streaked offspring.…
Cross References
Genesis 15:1
After these events, the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision: "Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your very great reward."

Genesis 29:25
When morning came, there was Leah! "What have you done to me?" Jacob said to Laban. "Wasn't it for Rachel that I served you? Why have you deceived me?"

Genesis 30:28
And he added, "Name your wages, and I will pay them."

Genesis 31:24
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."

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.'

Genesis 31:41
Thus for twenty years I have served in your household--fourteen years for your two daughters and six years for your flocks--and you have changed my wages ten times!

Daniel 1:20
In every matter of wisdom and understanding about which the king consulted them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and enchanters in his entire kingdom.

Treasury of Scripture

And your father has deceived me, and changed my wages ten times; but God suffered him not to hurt me.

ten times.

Genesis 31:41
Thus have I been twenty years in thy house; I served thee fourteen years for thy two daughters, and six years for thy cattle: and thou hast changed my wages ten times.

Leviticus 26:26
And when I have broken the staff of your bread, ten women shall bake your bread in one oven, and they shall deliver you your bread again by weight: and ye shall eat, and not be satisfied.

Numbers 14:22
Because all those men which have seen my glory, and my miracles, which I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and have tempted me now these ten times, and have not hearkened to my voice;

Nehemiah 4:12
And it came to pass, that when the Jews which dwelt by them came, they said unto us ten times, From all places whence ye shall return unto us they will be upon you.

God.

Genesis 31:29
It is in the power of my hand to do you hurt: but the God of your father spake unto me yesternight, saying, Take thou heed that thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad.

Genesis 20:6
And God said unto him in a dream, Yea, I know that thou didst this in the integrity of thy heart; for I also withheld thee from sinning against me: therefore suffered I thee not to touch her.

Job 1:10
Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.







Lexicon
And although he
וַאֲבִיכֶן֙ (wa·’ă·ḇî·ḵen)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct | second person feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1: Father

has cheated
הֵ֣תֶל (hê·ṯel)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2048: To deride, to cheat

me
בִּ֔י (bî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew

and changed
וְהֶחֱלִ֥ף (wə·he·ḥĕ·lip̄)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2498: To slide by, to hasten away, pass on, spring up, pierce, change

my wages
מַשְׂכֻּרְתִּ֖י (maś·kur·tî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 4909: Wages, a reward

ten
עֲשֶׂ֣רֶת (‘ă·śe·reṯ)
Number - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6235: Ten

times,
מֹנִ֑ים (mō·nîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4489: Something weighed out, a portion of time, an instance

God
אֱלֹהִ֔ים (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

has not
וְלֹֽא־ (wə·lō-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

allowed him
נְתָנ֣וֹ (nə·ṯā·nōw)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

to harm me.
לְהָרַ֖ע (lə·hā·ra‘)
Preposition-l | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 7489: To spoil, to make, good for, nothing, bad
(7) Ten times.--That is, a good many times.

Verse 7. - And your father hath deceived me, - הֵתֵל, the hiph. of תָּלַל, means to rob or plunder (Furst), or to cause to fall, as in the cognate languages, whence to deceive (Gesenius) - and changed my wages ten times; - i.e. many times, as in Numbers 14:22; Job 19:3 (Rosenmüller, Bush, Kalisch, Lange); as often as possible, the number ten expressing the idea of completeness (Keil, Murphy) - but God (Elohim, Jacob purposing to say that he had been protected, not by human stratagem, but by Divine interposition) suffered him not to hurt me - literally, to do evil to me. The verb here construed with עִמָּד = עִם is sometimes followed by עַל (1 Kings 17:20), and sometimes by בְּ (1 Chronicles 16:22). 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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