Genesis 31:15
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New International Version
Does he not regard us as foreigners? Not only has he sold us, but he has used up what was paid for us.

King James Bible
Are we not counted of him strangers? for he hath sold us, and hath quite devoured also our money.

Darby Bible Translation
Are we not reckoned of him strangers? for he has sold us, and has even constantly devoured our money.

World English Bible
Aren't we accounted by him as foreigners? For he has sold us, and has also quite devoured our money.

Young's Literal Translation
have we not been reckoned strangers to him? for he hath sold us, and he also utterly consumeth our money;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Are we not counted of him strangers? - Rachel and Leah, who well knew the disposition of their father, gave him here his true character. He has treated us as strangers - as slaves whom he had a right to dispose of as he pleased; in consequence, he hath sold us - disposed of us on the mere principle of gaining by the sale.

And hath quite devoured also our money - Has applied to his own use the profits of the sale, and has allowed us neither portion nor inheritance.

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sold us.

Genesis 31:41 Thus have I been twenty years in your house; I served you fourteen years for your two daughters, and six years for your cattle...

Genesis 29:15-20,27-30 And Laban said to Jacob, Because you are my brother, should you therefore serve me for nothing? tell me, what shall your wages be...

Genesis 30:26 Give me my wives and my children, for whom I have served you, and let me go: for you know my service which I have done you.

Exodus 21:7-11 And if a man sell his daughter to be a maidservant, she shall not go out as the menservants do...

Nehemiah 5:8 And I said to them, We after our ability have redeemed our brothers the Jews, which were sold to the heathen...

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Gen. xxxi. 11
Of no less importance and significance is the passage Gen. xxxi. 11 seq. According to ver. 11, the Angel of God, [Hebrew: mlaK halhiM] appears toJacob in a dream. In ver. 13, the same person calls himself the God of Bethel, with reference to the event recorded in chap. xxviii. 11-22. It cannot be supposed that in chap xxviii. the mediation of a common angel took place, who, however, had not been expressly mentioned; for Jehovah is there contrasted with the angels. In ver. 12, we read: "And behold
Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg—Christology of the Old Testament

Epistle Xlix. To Anastasius, Bishop of Antioch .
To Anastasius, Bishop of Antioch [35] . Gregory to Anastasius, &c. I received the letters of thy Fraternity, rightly holding fast the profession of the faith; and I returned great thanks to Almighty God, who, when the shepherds of His flock are changed, still, even after such change, guards the faith which He once delivered to the holy Fathers. Now the excellent preacher says, Other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Christ Jesus (1 Cor. iii. 2). Whosoever, then, with love of
Saint Gregory the Great—the Epistles of Saint Gregory the Great

Cross References
Genesis 29:20
So Jacob served seven years to get Rachel, but they seemed like only a few days to him because of his love for her.

Genesis 29:23
But when evening came, he took his daughter Leah and brought her to Jacob, and Jacob made love to her.

Genesis 31:14
Then Rachel and Leah replied, "Do we still have any share in the inheritance of our father's estate?

Genesis 31:16
Surely all the wealth that God took away from our father belongs to us and our children. So do whatever God has told you."

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