Bible: Genesis 31:22-30

31:22 Three days later Laban discovered Jacob had left. 1  31:23 So he took his relatives 2  with him and pursued Jacob 3  for seven days. 4  He caught up with 5  him in the hill country of Gilead. 31:24 But God came to Laban the Aramean in a dream at night and warned him, 6  “Be careful 7  that you neither bless nor curse Jacob.” 8 

31:25 Laban overtook Jacob, and when Jacob pitched his tent in the hill country of Gilead, Laban and his relatives set up camp there too. 9  31:26 What have you done?” Laban demanded of Jacob. “You’ve deceived me 10  and carried away my daughters as if they were captives of war! 11  31:27 Why did you run away secretly 12  and deceive me? 13  Why didn’t you tell me so I could send you off with a celebration complete with singing, tambourines, and harps? 14  31:28 You didn’t even allow me to kiss my daughters and my grandchildren 15  good-bye. You have acted foolishly! 31:29 I have 16  the power to do you harm, but the God of your father told me last night, ‘Be careful 17  that you neither bless nor curse Jacob.’ 18  31:30 Now I understand that 19  you have gone away 20  because you longed desperately 21  for your father’s house. Yet why did you steal my gods? 22 

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