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Genesis 31:40 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Thus I was; in the day the drought consumed me, and the frost by night; and my sleep fled from mine eyes.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— [Thus] I was; in the day the drought consumed me, and the frost by night; and my sleep departed from mine eyes.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “[Thus] I was: by day the heat consumed me and the frost by night, and my sleep fled from my eyes.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— [Thus] I was; in the day the drouth consumed me, and the frost by night; and my sleep departed from my eyes.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Thus it was with me: in the day the heat consumed me, and the frost by night; and my sleep fled from mine eyes.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Thus have I been—By day, drought hath consumed me, And, frost, by, night,—So that my sleep fled away from mine eyes.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— I have been [thus]: in the day consumed me hath drought, and frost by night, and wander doth my sleep from mine eyes.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Day and night was I parched with heat, and with frost, and sleep departed from my eyes.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— [Thus] I was in ye day, the drought consumed mee, and the frost by night, aud my sleep departed from mine eyes.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— I was parched with heat by day, and [chilled] with frost by night, and my sleep departed from my eyes.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— [Thus] I was; in the day the drought consumed me, and the frost by night; and my sleep departed from mine eyes.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
[Thus] I was; x1961
(1961) Complement
הָיָה
hayah
{haw-yaw'}
A primitive root (compare H1933); to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary).
in the day 3117
{3117} Prime
יוֹם
yowm
{yome}
From an unused root meaning to be hot; a day (as the warm hours), whether literally (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figuratively (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverbially).
the drought 2721
{2721} Prime
חֹרֶב
choreb
{kho'-reb}
A collateral form of H2719; drought or desolation.
consumed 398
{0398} Prime
אָכַל
'akal
{aw-kal'}
A primitive root; to eat (literally or figuratively).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
me, and the frost 7140
{7140} Prime
קֶרַח
qerach
{keh'-rakh}
From H7139; ice (as if bald, that is, smooth); hence, hail; by resemblance, rock crystal.
by night; 3915
{3915} Prime
לַיִל
layil
{lah'-yil}
From the same as H3883; properly a twist (away of the light), that is, night; figuratively adversity.
and my sleep 8142
{8142} Prime
שֵׁנָה
shehah
{shay-naw'}
(The second form used in Psalms 127:2); from H3462; sleep.
departed 5074
{5074} Prime
נָדַד
nadad
{naw-dad'}
A primitive root; properly to wave to and fro (rarely to flap up and down); figuratively to rove, flee, or (causatively) to drive away.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
from mine eyes. 5869
{5869} Prime
עַיִן
`ayin
{ah'-yin}
Probably a primitive word; an eye (literally or figuratively); by analogy a fountain (as the eye of the landscape).
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Genesis 31:40

_ _ 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” [Ephesians 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 (Proverbs 16:7).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Genesis 31:36-42.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Exodus 2:19-22 And they said, An Egyptian delivered us out of the hand of the shepherds, and also drew [water] enough for us, and watered the flock. ... And she bare [him] a son, and he called his name Gershom: for he said, I have been a stranger in a strange land.
Exodus 3:1 Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and came to the mountain of God, [even] to Horeb.
Psalms 78:70-71 He chose David also his servant, and took him from the sheepfolds: ... From following the ewes great with young he brought him to feed Jacob his people, and Israel his inheritance.
Hosea 12:12 And Jacob fled into the country of Syria, and Israel served for a wife, and for a wife he kept [sheep].
Luke 2:8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
John 21:15-17 So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, [son] of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs. ... He saith unto him the third time, Simon, [son] of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.
Hebrews 13:7 Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of [their] conversation.
1 Peter 5:2-4 Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight [thereof], not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; ... And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.
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