Parallel Verses

King James 2000

And Jacob answered and said to Laban, Because I was afraid: for I said, Perhaps you would take by force your daughters from me.

New American Standard Bible

Then Jacob replied to Laban, "Because I was afraid, for I thought that you would take your daughters from me by force.

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

Jacob answered, “I was afraid, for I thought you would take your daughters from me by force.

International Standard Version

"I was afraid," Jacob replied. "I thought you might take your daughters from me.

A Conservative Version

And Jacob answered and said to Laban, Because I was afraid, for I said, Lest thou should take thy daughters from me by force.

American Standard Version

And Jacob answered and said to Laban, Because I was afraid: for I said, Lest thou shouldest take thy daughters from me by force.

Amplified

Jacob answered Laban, Because I was afraid; for I thought, Suppose you would take your daughters from me by force.

Bible in Basic English

And Jacob, in answer, said to Laban, My fear was that you might take your daughters from me by force.

Darby Translation

And Jacob answered and said to Laban, I was afraid; for I said, Lest thou shouldest take by force thy daughters from me.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And Jacob answered and said to Laban, Because I was afraid; for I said, Peradventure thou would take by force thy daughters from me.

Julia Smith Translation

And Jacob will answer and say to Laban, Because I was afraid; for I said, Lest thou wilt tear away my daughters from me;

Lexham Expanded Bible

Then Jacob answered and said to Laban, "Because I [was] afraid, for I thought, 'Lest you take your daughters from me by force.'

Modern King James verseion

And Jacob answered and said to Laban, Because I was afraid, for I said, Perhaps you would take your daughters away from me by force.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Jacob answered, and said to Laban, "Because I was afraid, and thought that thou wouldest have taken away thy daughters from me.

NET Bible

"I left secretly because I was afraid!" Jacob replied to Laban. "I thought you might take your daughters away from me by force.

New Heart English Bible

Jacob answered Laban, "Because I was afraid, for I said, 'Lest you should take your daughters from me by force.'

The Emphasized Bible

And Jacob answered and said unto Laban, - Because I was afraid, for I said, Lest thou take by force thy daughters from me!

Webster

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

World English Bible

Jacob answered Laban, "Because I was afraid, for I said, 'Lest you should take your daughters from me by force.'

Youngs Literal Translation

And Jacob answereth and saith to Laban, 'Because I was afraid, for I said, Lest thou take violently away thy daughters from me;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
יעקב 
Ya`aqob 
Usage: 349

ענה 
`anah 
Usage: 329

and said

Usage: 0

to Laban
לבן 
Laban 
Usage: 55

פּן 
Pen 
Usage: 132

thou wouldest take by force
גּזל 
Gazal 
Usage: 30

References

Hastings

Morish

Context Readings

Jacob Flees From Laban

30 And now, though you would wish to be gone, because you greatly longed after your father's house, yet why have you stolen my gods? 31 And Jacob answered and said to Laban, Because I was afraid: for I said, Perhaps you would take by force your daughters from me. 32 With whomever you find your gods, let him not live: before our brethren discern what is yours with me, and take it to you. For Jacob knew not that Rachel had stolen them.



Cross References

Genesis 20:11

And Abraham said, Because I thought, Surely the fear of God is not in this place; and they will slay me for my wife's sake.

Genesis 31:26-27

And Laban said to Jacob, What have you done, that you have stolen away unawares to me, and carried away my daughters, as captives taken with the sword?

Proverbs 29:25

The fear of man brings a snare: but whosoever puts his trust in the LORD shall be safe.

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