1 ! Labans children murmure against Jaakob.
1 a The children vttered in wordes that which the father dissembled in heart. For the couetous think that whatsoeuer thei cannot snatche, is pluckt from them.
2 / Ebr. and, lo, not be with him, as yesterday and yea yesterday.
3 ! God commandeth him to returne to his countrey.
5 b The God whome my father worshipped.
9 c This declareth that the thing which Jaakob did before, was by Gods commandement , & not through deceite.
13 d This Angel was Christ, which appeared to Jaakob in Bethel: & hereby appeareth he had taught his wiues the feare of God: for he talketh as thogh they knewe this thing.
14 ! The care of God for Jaakob.
15 e For they were giuen to Jaakob in recompense of his seruice: which was a kinde of sale.
19 ! Rahel stealeth her fathers idoles.
19 f For so the worde here signifieth, because Laban calleth them gods, vers. 30.
20 / Or, went awaie priuely from Laban.
23 / Or, joyned with him.
23 ! Laban followeth Jaakob.
23 / Or, kinsfolkes & friends.
24 / Ebr. from good to euil.
26 / Or, conveighed thy selfe away priuely.
29 / Ebr. power is in mine hand.
29 g He was an idolater, and therfore wold not acknollageth the God of Jaakob for his God.
34 / Or, strawe, or, saddle.
35 / Ebr. let not angre be in the eyes of my lord.
39 / Ebr. the torne, or taken by pray.
42 h That is, the God whome Izhak did feare & reuerence.
44 i His conscience reproued him of his mis behauiour toward Jaakob and therfore moued him to seke peace.
44 ! The couenant betwene Laban and Jaakob.
47 k The one nameth the place in the Syrian tongue, and the other in the Ebrewe tongue.
47 / Or, the heape of witnes.
49 l To punishe the trespacer.
50 m Nature compelleth him to condemne that vice, whereunto through couetousnes he forced Jaakob.
53 n Behold how the idolaters mingle the true God with their fayned gods.
53 o Meaning, by the true God whome Izhak worshipped.
55 p Here we se that there is euer some sede of the knollage of God in the hearts of the wicked.