Parallel Verses

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."

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.

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

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 after him, a seven-day journey, and he caught up with him in the hill country of Gilead. 24 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." 25 And Laban overtook Jacob. Now Jacob had pitched his tent in the hill country, and Laban and his kinsmen pitched [their tents] in the hill country of Gilead.



Cross References

Genesis 20:3

And God came to Abimelech in a dream at night. And he said to him, "Look, you [are] a dead man on account of the woman you have taken. For she [is] {a married woman}."

Genesis 24:50

Then Laban and Bethuel answered, and they said, "The matter has gone out from Yahweh; we are not able to speak bad or good to you.

Genesis 31:29

{It is in my power} to do harm to you, but the God of your father spoke to me last night saying, '{Take care} from speaking with Jacob, whether good or evil.'

Numbers 24:13

'If Balak gave to me the fullness of his house full of silver and gold, I am not able to go beyond {the command of Yahweh} to do good or evil, from my heart; what Yahweh speaks, I will speak'?

2 Samuel 13:22

Absalom did not speak with Amnon {either bad or good}, for Absalom hated Amnon {over the matter when} he raped Tamar his sister.

Genesis 28:5

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

Genesis 31:10

Now it happened [that] at the time of the mating of the flock I lifted up my eyes and saw in a dream, and behold, the rams mounting the flock [were] streaked, speckled, and dappled.

Genesis 31:42

If the God of my father, the God of Abraham and the Fear of Isaac had not been with me, indeed now you would have sent me away empty-handed. God saw my misery and the labor of my hands and rebuked you last night."

Genesis 40:5

And the two of them, the cupbearer and the baker of the king of Egypt, who [were] confined in the prison, dreamed a dream, each his own dream, with its own interpretation.

Genesis 41:1

And it happened [that] after {two full years} Pharaoh dreamed, and behold, he was standing by the Nile.

Numbers 12:6

and he said, "Please hear my words: If there is a prophet among you, I, Yahweh, will make myself known to him in a vision. I will speak to him in a dream.

Numbers 22:20

And God came to Balaam [at] night, and he said to him, "If the men have come to call you, get up [and] go with them; but only the word that I will speak to you, you will do."

Numbers 22:26

Then the angel of Yahweh went further ahead and stood in a narrow place where there was not a way to turn aside [to the] right or left.

Deuteronomy 26:5

And {you shall declare} and you shall say {before} your God, 'My ancestor [was] a wandering Aramean, and he went down to Egypt, and there he dwelt as an alien {few in number}, and there he became a great nation, mighty and numerous.

1 Kings 3:5

Yahweh appeared to Solomon at Gibeon in a dream at night, and God said, "Ask what I should give to you."

Job 33:15-17

"In a dream, a vision of [the] night, when a deep sleep falls on men slumbering on [their] bed,

Job 33:25

His flesh is renewed with [his] youth; he returns to [the] days of his youthful strength.

Psalm 105:14-15

he allowed no one to oppress them, and he rebuked kings on account of them,

Isaiah 37:29

Because you were enraged {against} me, and your noise has come up to my ears, I will put my hook in your nose and my bridle on your lips, and I will turn you back on the way [by] which you came.

Hosea 12:12

Jacob fled [to] the open field of Aram, and Israel served for a wife, and for a wife he watched over [sheep].

Matthew 1:20

But [as] he was considering these things, 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 what has been conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.

Matthew 2:12

And being warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they went back to their [own] country by another route.

Matthew 27:19

And [while] he was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent [a message] to him, saying, "{Have nothing to do with that righteous man}, for I have suffered much as a result of a dream today because of him.")

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