Posts Tagged ‘Laban’

Read Genesis 31
1. What factors are discussed in Chapter 31 that contribute to Jacob’s decision to leave?

2. What does God tell Jacob? In Genesis 31:3?

3. What happens when Laban learns that Jacob has left with his family?

4. What does God tell Laban in his dream in Genesis 31:24?

5. What does Laban accuse Jacob of stealing from him? Who was really responsible?

6. What does Rachel do to conceal the household idols?

7. What do you learn about Rachel’s spiritual condition from the events of this chapter?

8. What do the following verses tell you about idols?
a. Exodus 20:3-5

b. Leviticus 26:1

c. Deuteronomy 4:15-19

d. Psalm 97:7

e. Psalm 115:3-8

9. How does the confrontation between Laban and Jacob end?


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Read Genesis Chapter 30

1. Name the children of Jacob and their mothers below. Make a chart if that helps. Review Chapter 29 to complete this.

2. Copy Genesis 30:22 here:

3. What do the following verses tell you about what God thinks about you?
a. Psalm 139:17-18

b. Jeremiah 29:11

4. What does Jacob ask Laban in Genesis 30:25? What is Laban’s response?

5. What is the deal that Jacob works out with Laban?

6. How did Jacob ensure that he got the best end of the bargain?



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Read Genesis 29

1. What is Jacob’s reaction to meeting Rachel?

2. Re-read Genesis 29:15-30. Answer the following questions: Who? What? Where? When? Why?

3. From the story, what do you learn about Laban? Jacob?

4. What do you learn about Leah from the story? What additional information do you learn about Leah from Genesis 29:31-35?

5. What do you learn about Rachel from Chapter 29?

6. What does Rachel do to try and solve her barrenness problem?



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The story continues of the patriarchs and the promise of land and descendants originally made to Abraham. Jacob, the younger son of Isaac who received the blessing of his father through deceit, becomes the central figure in the next couple of chapters. Jacob is the father of 12 sons. These sons become the heads of the 12 tribes of Israel. Through the 12 tribes, God will deliver on His promises to Abraham. Jacob is an encouraging figure for us because he is less than perfect in his handling of difficult situations. God continues to use him and work through him and his family despite his short-comings.

Read Genesis 28
1. What instructions does Isaac give Jacob in sending him off?

2. What is Laban’s relationship to Jacob?

3. Re-read Genesis 28:10-22 and answer the following questions: Who? What? Where? When? How? Why?

4. What do the following verse tell you about God’s promises to His people?
a. Exodus 6:7

b. Jeremiah 7:23

c. Ezekiel 36:27-31


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