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27 Why did you run away secretly[a] and deceive me?[b] Why didn’t you tell me so I could send you off with a celebration complete with singing, tambourines, and harps?[c]

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  1. Genesis 31:27 tn Heb “Why did you hide in order to flee?” The verb “hide” and the infinitive “to flee” form a hendiadys, the infinitive becoming the main verb and the other the adverb: “flee secretly.”
  2. Genesis 31:27 tn Heb “and steal me.”
  3. Genesis 31:27 tn Heb “And [why did] you not tell me so I could send you off with joy and with songs, with a tambourine and with a harp?”

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