36 Jacob was angry and took Laban to task. “What is my crime?” he asked Laban. “How have I wronged(A) you that you hunt me down?(B)

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36 And Jacob was wroth, and chode with Laban: and Jacob answered and said to Laban, What is my trespass? what is my sin, that thou hast so hotly pursued after me?

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36 Then Jacob was angry and rebuked Laban, and Jacob answered and said to Laban: “What is my [a]trespass? What is my sin, that you have so hotly pursued me?

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 31:36 transgression

10 Do this so that innocent blood(A) will not be shed in your land, which the Lord your God is giving you as your inheritance, and so that you will not be guilty of bloodshed.(B)

11 But if out of hate someone lies in wait, assaults and kills a neighbor,(C) and then flees to one of these cities, 12 the killer shall be sent for by the town elders, be brought back from the city, and be handed over to the avenger of blood to die. 13 Show no pity.(D) You must purge from Israel the guilt of shedding innocent blood,(E) so that it may go well with you.

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10 That innocent blood be not shed in thy land, which the Lord thy God giveth thee for an inheritance, and so blood be upon thee.

11 But if any man hate his neighbour, and lie in wait for him, and rise up against him, and smite him mortally that he die, and fleeth into one of these cities:

12 Then the elders of his city shall send and fetch him thence, and deliver him into the hand of the avenger of blood, that he may die.

13 Thine eye shall not pity him, but thou shalt put away the guilt of innocent blood from Israel, that it may go well with thee.

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10 (A)lest innocent blood be shed in the midst of your land which the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance, and thus guilt of bloodshed be upon you.

11 “But (B)if anyone hates his neighbor, lies in wait for him, rises against him and strikes him mortally, so that he dies, and he flees to one of these cities, 12 then the elders of his city shall send and bring him from there, and deliver him over to the hand of the avenger of blood, that he may die. 13 (C)Your eye shall not pity him, (D)but you shall [a]put away the guilt of innocent blood from Israel, that it may go well with you.

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Footnotes

  1. Deuteronomy 19:13 purge the blood of the innocent

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