GENESIS 31:2

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And Jacob beheld the countenance of Laban, and, behold, it was not toward him as before.”

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Genesis 31:2 Translation & Meaning

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And Jacob יַֽעֲקֹ֖ב Jaakob, the Israelitish patriarch Jacob
beheld וַיַּ֥רְא To see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitive, intransitive and causative) beheld
the countenance פְּנֵ֣י The face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.) countenance
of Laban, לָבָ֑ן Laban, a Mesopotamian Laban
and, behold, וְהִנֵּ֥ה Lo! behold
it not אֵינֶנּ֛וּ A nonentity; generally used as a negative particle not
was (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
toward עִמּ֖וֹ Adverb or preposition, with (i.e., in conjunction with), in varied applications; specifically, equally with; often with prepositional prefix (and then usually unrepresented in English) toward
him as כִּתְמ֥וֹל Properly, ago, i.e., a (short or long) time since; especially yesterday, or day before yesterday him as
before. שִׁלְשֽׁוֹם׃ Trebly, i.e., (in time) day before yesterday before

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  • 1  And he heard the words of Laban's sons, saying, Jacob hath taken away all that was our father's; and of that which was our father's hath he gotten all this glory.

  • 2  And Jacob beheld the countenance of Laban, and, behold, it was not toward him as before.

  • 3  And the Lord said unto Jacob, Return unto the land of thy fathers, and to thy kindred; and I will be with thee.

  • 4  And Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah to the field unto his flock,




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