New International Version
He said to them, "I see that your father's attitude toward me is not what it was before, but the God of my father has been with me.
King James Bible
And said unto them, I see your father's countenance, that it is not toward me as before; but the God of my father hath been with me.
Darby Bible Translation
and said to them, I see your father's countenance, that it is not toward me as previously; but the God of my father has been with me.
World English Bible
and said to them, "I see the expression on your father's face, that it is not toward me as before; but the God of my father has been with me.
Young's Literal Translation
and saith to them, 'I am beholding your father's face -- that it is not towards me as heretofore, and the God of my father hath been with me,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah - He had probably been at some considerable distance with the flocks; and for the greater secrecy, he rather sends for them to the field, to consult them on this most momentous affair, than visit them in their tents, where probably some of the family of Laban might overhear their conversation, though Laban himself was at the time three days' journey off. It is possible that Jacob shore his sheep at the same time; and that he sent for his wives and household furniture to erect tents on the spot, that they might partake of the festivities usual on such occasions. Thus they might all depart without being suspected.
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LibraryGen. 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 .
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you."
At that time Abimelek and Phicol the commander of his forces said to Abraham, "God is with you in everything you do.
There above it stood the LORD, and he said: "I am the LORD, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac. I will give you and your descendants the land on which you are lying.
I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you."
And Jacob noticed that Laban's attitude toward him was not what it had been.
So Jacob sent word to Rachel and Leah to come out to the fields where his flocks were.
I have the power to harm you; but last night the God of your father said to me, 'Be careful not to say anything to Jacob, either good or bad.'
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