15 Does he not regard us as foreigners? Not only has he sold us, but he has used up what was paid for us.
15 Are we not counted of him strangers? for he hath sold us, and hath quite devoured also our money.
15 Are we not regarded by him as foreigners? For he has sold us, and he has indeed devoured our money.
15 Aren't we treated worse than outsiders? All he wanted was the money he got from selling us, and he's spent all that.
15 Are we not considered strangers by him? For he has sold us, and also completely consumed our money.
15 He has reduced our rights to those of foreign women. And after he sold us, he wasted the money you paid him for us.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Genesis 31:15
Commentary on Genesis 31:1-21
(Read Genesis 31:1-21)
The affairs of these families are related very minutely, while (what are called) the great events of states and kingdoms at that period, are not mentioned. The Bible teaches people the common duties of life, how to serve God, how to enjoy the blessings he bestows, and to do good in the various stations and duties of life. Selfish men consider themselves robbed of all that goes past them, and covetousness will even swallow up natural affection. Men's overvaluing worldly wealth is that error which is the root of covetousness, envy, and all evil. The men of the world stand in each other's way, and every one seems to be taking away from the rest; hence discontent, envy, and discord. But there are possessions that will suffice for all; happy they who seek them in the first place. In all our removals we should have respect to the command and promise of God. If He be with us, we need not fear. The perils which surround us are so many, that nothing else can really encourage our hearts. To remember favoured seasons of communion with God, is very refreshing when in difficulties; and we should often recollect our vows, that we fail not to fulfil them.