Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

God came to Laban the Aramean in a dream of the night and said to him, "Be careful that you do not speak to Jacob either good or bad."

King James Version

And God came to Laban the Syrian in a dream by night, and said unto him, Take heed that thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad.

Holman Bible

But God came to Laban the Aramean in a dream at night. "Watch yourself!" God warned him. "Don't say anything to Jacob, either good or bad."

International Standard Version

That night, God appeared to Laban the Aramean in a dream and warned him, "Be careful what you say to Jacob, whether it's one word good or bad."

A Conservative Version

And God came to Laban the Syrian in a dream of the night, and said to him, Take heed to thyself that thou not speak to Jacob either good or bad.

American Standard Version

And God came to Laban the Syrian in a dream of the night, and said unto him, Take heed to thyself that thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad.

Amplified

But God came to Laban the Syrian [Aramean] in a dream by night and said to him, Be careful that you do not speak from good to bad to Jacob [peaceably, then violently].

Bible in Basic English

Then God came to Laban in a dream by night, and said to him, Take care that you say nothing good or bad to Jacob.

Darby Translation

And God came to Laban the Syrian in a dream by night, and said to him, Take care thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And God came to Laban the Aramean in dreams by night, and said unto him, Take heed that thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad.

Julia Smith Translation

And God will come to Laban the Syrian in a dream of the night and will say to him, Watch to thyself, lest thou shalt speak with Jacob from good to evil.

King James 2000

And God came to Laban the Aramean in a dream by night, and said unto him, Take heed that you speak not to Jacob either good or bad.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And God came to Laban the Aramean in a dream at night and said to him, "{Take care} that you not speak with Jacob, whether good or evil."

Modern King James verseion

And God came to Laban the Syrian in a dream by night, and said to him, Take heed that you do not speak either good or bad to Jacob.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And God came to Laban the Sirian in a dream by night, and said unto him, "Take heed to thyself, that thou speak not to Jacob ought save good."

NET Bible

But God came to Laban the Aramean in a dream at night and warned him, "Be careful that you neither bless nor curse Jacob."

New Heart English Bible

God came to Laban, the Syrian, in a dream of the night, and said to him, "Take heed to yourself that you do not speak to Jacob either good or bad."

The Emphasized Bible

And God went in unto Laban the Syrian in a dream of the night, - and said to him Take heed to thyself that thou speak not with Jacob either good or bad.

Webster

And God came to Laban, the Syrian, in a dream by night, and said to him, Take heed that thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad.

World English Bible

God came to Laban, the Syrian, in a dream of the night, and said to him, "Take heed to yourself that you don't speak to Jacob either good or bad."

Youngs Literal Translation

And God cometh in unto Laban the Aramaean in a dream of the night, and saith to him, 'Take heed to thyself lest thou speak with Jacob from good unto evil.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600


come , bring , ... in , enter , go , carry , ...down , pass , ...out ,
Usage: 0

to Laban
לבן 
Laban 
Usage: 55

the Syrian
ארמּי 
'Arammiy 
Usage: 12

in a dream
חלם חלום 
Chalowm 
Usage: 65

by night
לילה ליל ליל 
Layil 
Usage: 233

and said

Usage: 0

שׁמר 
Shamar 
Usage: 468

that thou speak
דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1142

not to
עם 
`im 
with, unto, by, as long, neither, from between, from among
Usage: 1061

יעקב 
Ya`aqob 
Usage: 349

טוב 
Towb 
Usage: 553

or
עד 
`ad 
by, as long, hitherto, when, how long, as yet
Usage: 784

References

Context Readings

Jacob Flees From Laban

23 then he took his kinsmen with him and pursued him a distance of seven days' journey, and he overtook him in the hill country of Gilead. 24 God came to Laban the Aramean in a dream of the night and said to him, "Be careful that you do not speak to Jacob either good or bad." 25 Laban caught up with Jacob. Now Jacob had pitched his tent in the hill country, and Laban with his kinsmen camped in the hill country of Gilead.



Cross References

Genesis 20:3

But God came to Abimelech in a dream of the night, and said to him, "Behold, you are a dead man because of the woman whom you have taken, for she is married."

Genesis 24:50

Then Laban and Bethuel replied, "The matter comes from the LORD; so we cannot speak to you bad or good.

Genesis 31:29

"It is in my power to do you harm, but the God of your father spoke to me last night, saying, 'Be careful not to speak either good or bad to Jacob.'

Numbers 24:13

'Though Balak were to give me his house full of silver and gold, I could not do anything contrary to the command of the LORD, either good or bad, of my own accord What the LORD speaks, that I will speak'?

2 Samuel 13:22

But Absalom did not speak to Amnon either good or bad; for Absalom hated Amnon because he had violated his sister Tamar.

Genesis 28:5

Then Isaac sent Jacob away, and he went to Paddan-aram to Laban, son of Bethuel the Aramean, the brother of Rebekah, the mother of Jacob and Esau.

Genesis 31:10

"And it came about at the time when the flock were mating that I lifted up my eyes and saw in a dream, and behold, the male goats which were mating were striped, speckled, and mottled.

Genesis 31:42

"If the God of my father, the God of Abraham, and the fear of Isaac, had not been for me, surely now you would have sent me away empty-handed God has seen my affliction and the toil of my hands, so He rendered judgment last night."

Genesis 40:5

Then the cupbearer and the baker for the king of Egypt, who were confined in jail, both had a dream the same night, each man with his own dream and each dream with its own interpretation.

Genesis 41:1

Now it happened at the end of two full years that Pharaoh had a dream, and behold, he was standing by the Nile.

Numbers 12:6

He said, "Hear now My words: If there is a prophet among you, I, the LORD, shall make Myself known to him in a vision I shall speak with him in a dream.

Numbers 22:20

God came to Balaam at night and said to him, "If the men have come to call you, rise up and go with them; but only the word which I speak to you shall you do."

Numbers 22:26

The angel of the LORD went further, and stood in a narrow place where there was no way to turn to the right hand or the left.

Deuteronomy 26:5

"You shall answer and say before the LORD your God, 'My father was a wandering Aramean, and he went down to Egypt and sojourned there, few in number; but there he became a great, mighty and populous nation.

1 Kings 3:5

In Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream at night; and God said, "Ask what you wish me to give you."

Job 33:15-17

"In a dream, a vision of the night, When sound sleep falls on men, While they slumber in their beds,

Job 33:25

Let his flesh become fresher than in youth, Let him return to the days of his youthful vigor;

Psalm 105:14-15

He permitted no man to oppress them, And He reproved kings for their sakes:

Isaiah 37:29

"Because of your raging against Me And because your arrogance has come up to My ears, Therefore I will put My hook in your nose And My bridle in your lips, And I will turn you back by the way which you came.

Hosea 12:12

Now Jacob fled to the land of Aram, And Israel worked for a wife, And for a wife he kept sheep.

Matthew 1:20

But when he had considered this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, "Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife; for the Child who has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.

Matthew 2:12

And having been warned by God in a dream not to return to Herod, the magi left for their own country by another way.

Matthew 27:19

While he was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent him a message, saying, "Have nothing to do with that righteous Man; for last night I suffered greatly in a dream because of Him."

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