GENESIS 31:31

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

TRANSLATION, MEANING, CONTEXT

To get what Genesis 31:31 means based on its source text, scroll down or follow these links for the original scriptural meaning , biblical context and relative popularity.

“And Jacob answered and said to Laban, Because I was afraid: for I said, Peradventure thou wouldest take by force thy daughters from me.”

Very low popularity: < 10 searches a month
Popularity relative to other verses in Genesis chapter 31 using average monthly Google searches.

Genesis 31:31 Translation & Meaning

What does this verse really mean? Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Hebrew Scripture. This shows the English words related to the source biblical texts along with brief definitions. Follow the buttons in the right-hand column for detailed definitions and verses that use the same root words. Use this reference information to gain deeper insight into the Bible and enrich your understanding. Information based on Strong's Exhaustive Concordance[1].

KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
This is a simplified translation of the original Hebrew word. Follow the buttons on the right to get more detail.
More 
Use the buttons below to get details on the Hebrew word and view related Bible verses that use the same root word.
And Jacob יַֽעֲקֹ֖ב Jaakob, the Israelitish patriarch Jacob
answered וַיַּ֥עַן Properly, to eye or (generally) to heed, i.e., pay attention; by implication, to respond; by extension to begin to speak; specifically to sing, shout, testify, announce answered
and said וַיֹּ֣אמֶר To say (used with great latitude) said
to Laban, לְלָבָ֑ן Laban, a Mesopotamian Laban
Because כִּ֣י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed Because
I was afraid: יָרֵ֔אתִי To fear; morally to revere; causatively to frighten afraid
for כִּ֣י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed for
I said, אָמַ֔רְתִּי To say (used with great latitude) said
Peradventure פֶּן Properly, removal; used only (in the construction) adverb as conjunction, lest Peradventure
thou wouldest take by force תִּגְזֹ֥ל To pluck off; specifically to flay, strip or rob wouldest take force
thy daughters בְּנוֹתֶ֖יךָ A daughter (used in the same wide sense as other terms of relationship, literally and figuratively) daughters
from מֵֽעִמִּֽי׃ 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) from
me. מֵֽעִמִּֽי׃ 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) me

Verse Context

See Genesis 31:31 with its adjacent verses in bold below. Follow either of the two large buttons below to see these verses in their broader context of the King James Bible or a Bible concordance.

Very High
Verse Search Popularity Levels What do people search for?

Use the scale on the left to tell how often the verses below are googled compared to each other.

High
Medium
Low
Very Low
  • 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.

  • 30  And now, though thou wouldest needs be gone, because thou sore longedst after thy father's house, yet wherefore hast thou stolen my gods?

  • 31  And Jacob answered and said to Laban, Because I was afraid: for I said, Peradventure thou wouldest take by force thy daughters from me.

  • 32  With whomsoever thou findest thy gods, let him not live: before our brethren discern thou what is thine with me, and take it to thee. For Jacob knew not that Rachel had stolen them.

  • 33  And Laban went into Jacob's tent, and into Leah's tent, and into the two maidservants' tents; but he found them not. Then went he out of Leah's tent, and entered into Rachel's tent.




Sources:

The King James Bible (1611) and Strong's Concordance (1890) with Hebrew and Greek dictionaries are sourced from the BibleForgeDB database (https://github.com/bibleforge) within the BibleForge project (http://bibleforge.com). Popularity rankings are based on search volume data from the Google AdWords Keyword Planner tool.


Share This Page:


Popular Bible Topics What does the Bible say about...?

Most Searched Bible Verses
Translations, Meanings, Complete Red Letter Bible
Words of God in dark red
Words of Jesus in light red