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Genesis 31:27 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Wherefore didst thou flee secretly, and steal away from me, and didst not tell me, that I might have sent thee away with mirth and with songs, with tabret and with harp;
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Wherefore didst thou flee away secretly, and steal away from me; and didst not tell me, that I might have sent thee away with mirth, and with songs, with tabret, and with harp?
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Why did you flee secretly and deceive me, and did not tell me so that I might have sent you away with joy and with songs, with timbrel and with lyre;
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Why didst thou flee away secretly, and steal away from me, and didst not tell me, that I might have sent thee away with mirth, and with songs, with tabret, and with harp?
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Why didst thou flee away covertly, and steal away from me, and didst not tell me, that I might have conducted thee with mirth and with songs, with tambour and with harp;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Wherefore didst thou secretly, flee, and rob me,—and didst not tell me, that I might send thee away with rejoicing and with songs, with timbrel and with lyre;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Why hast thou hidden thyself to flee, and deceivest me, and hast not declared to me, and I send thee away with joy and with songs, with tabret and with harp,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Why wouldst thou run away privately, and not acquaint me, that I might have brought thee on the way with joy, and with songs, and with timbrels, and with harps?
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Wherefore didst thou flie away secretly, and steale away from me, and didst not tell mee? that I might haue sent thee away with mirth, and with songs, with tabret, and with harpe,
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Whereas if thou hadst told me, I would have sent thee away with mirth, and with songs, and timbrels, and harp.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Wherefore didst thou flee away secretly, and steal away from me; and didst not tell me, that I might have sent thee away with mirth, and with songs, with tabret, and with harp?

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Wherefore x4100
(4100) Complement
מָּה
mah
{maw}
A primitive particle; properly interrogitive what? (including how?, why? and when?); but also exclamations like what! (including how!), or indefinitely what (including whatever, and even relatively that which); often used with prefixes in various adverbial or conjugational senses.
didst thou flee away y1272
[1272] Standard
בָּרַח
barach
{baw-rakh'}
A primitive root; to bolt, that is, figuratively to flee suddenly.
z8800
<8800> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 4888
x2244
(2244) Complement
חָבָא
chaba'
{khaw-baw'}
A primitive root (compare H2245); to secrete.
secretly, y2244
[2244] Standard
חָבָא
chaba'
{khaw-baw'}
A primitive root (compare H2245); to secrete.
z8738
<8738> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 1429
x1272
(1272) Complement
בָּרַח
barach
{baw-rakh'}
A primitive root; to bolt, that is, figuratively to flee suddenly.
and steal away 1589
{1589} Prime
גָּנַב
ganab
{gaw-nab'}
A primitive root; to thieve (literally or figuratively); by implication to deceive.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
from me; and didst not x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
tell 5046
{5046} Prime
נָגַד
nagad
{naw-gad'}
A primitive root; properly to front, that is, stand boldly out opposite; by implication (causatively), to manifest; figuratively to announce (always by word of mouth to one present); specifically to expose, predict, explain, praise.
z8689
<8689> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 2675
me, that I might have sent thee away 7971
{7971} Prime
שָׁלַח
shalach
{shaw-lakh'}
A primitive root; to send away, for, or out (in a great variety of applications).
z8762
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
with mirth, 8057
{8057} Prime
שִׂמְחָה
simchah
{sim-khaw'}
From H8056; blithesomeness or glee, (religious or festival).
and with songs, 7892
{7892} Prime
שִׁיר
shiyr
{sheer}
The second form being feminine; from H7891; a song; abstractly singing.
with tabret, 8596
{8596} Prime
תֹּף
toph
{tofe}
From H8608 contracted; a tambourine.
and with harp? 3658
{3658} Prime
כִּנּוֹר
kinnowr
{kin-nore'}
From an unused root meaning to twang; a harp.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Genesis 31:26-30.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Genesis 31:25-35.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Genesis 31:27

I might have sent thee away with mirth and with songs, with tabret and with harp — Not as Rebekah was sent away out of the same family above one hundred and twenty years before, with prayers and blessings, but with sport and merriment; which was a sign that religion was much decayed in the family.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
Wherefore:

Genesis 31:3-5 And the LORD said unto Jacob, Return unto the land of thy fathers, and to thy kindred; and I will be with thee. ... And said unto them, I see your father's countenance, that it [is] not toward me as before; but the God of my father hath been with me.
Genesis 31:20-21 And Jacob stole away unawares to Laban the Syrian, in that he told him not that he fled. ... So he fled with all that he had; and he rose up, and passed over the river, and set his face [toward] the mount Gilead.
Genesis 31:31 And Jacob answered and said to Laban, Because I was afraid: for I said, Peradventure thou wouldest take by force thy daughters from me.
Judges 6:27 Then Gideon took ten men of his servants, and did as the LORD had said unto him: and [so] it was, because he feared his father's household, and the men of the city, that he could not do [it] by day, that he did [it] by night.

steal away from me:
Heb. hast stolen me,
Genesis 31:20 And Jacob stole away unawares to Laban the Syrian, in that he told him not that he fled.
*marg.

that I:

Proverbs 26:23-26 Burning lips and a wicked heart [are like] a potsherd covered with silver dross. ... [Whose] hatred is covered by deceit, his wickedness shall be shewed before the [whole] congregation.

with mirth:

Genesis 24:59-60 And they sent away Rebekah their sister, and her nurse, and Abraham's servant, and his men. ... And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her, Thou [art] our sister, be thou [the mother] of thousands of millions, and let thy seed possess the gate of those which hate them.
Job 21:11-14 They send forth their little ones like a flock, and their children dance. ... Therefore they say unto God, Depart from us; for we desire not the knowledge of thy ways.

tabret:

Exodus 15:20 And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances.
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Gn 24:59; 31:3, 20, 31. Ex 15:20. Jg 6:27. Jb 21:11. Pv 26:23.

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