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Genesis 31:40 "[Thus] I was: by day the heat consumed me, and the frost by night, and my sleep fled from my eyes.

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      40. in the day the drought . . . and the frost by night--The temperature changes often in twenty-four hours from the greatest extremes of heat and cold, most trying to the shepherd who has to keep watch by his flocks. Much allowance must be made for Jacob. Great and long-continued provocations ruffle the mildest and most disciplined tempers. It is difficult to "be angry and sin not" [Eph 4:26]. But these two relatives, after having given utterance to their pent-up feelings, came at length to a mutual understanding, or rather, God influenced Laban to make reconciliation with his injured nephew (Pr 16:7).


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Brief Summary: Having been in Paddan Aram for 20 years the Lord commands Jacob to return to Canaan, Jacob obeys and departs secretly, Laban discovered what happened and pursues Jacob, Laban and Jacob resolve their differences, and they make a covenant of peace, Laban blesses Jacob's descendents, Laban and Jacob go their separate ways.

1 Jacob departs secretly from Laban
19 Rachel steals her father's images
22 Laban pursues after Jacob
26 Laban complains of the wrong
34 Rachel's decision to hide the images
36 Jacob's complaint of Laban
43 The covenant of Laban and Jacob at Galeed.

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