In the book of Genesis 31: 19, the Bible has talked about Rachel the wife of Jacob stealing the gods of her father Laban. A portion of the story narrated in KJV and other Bible Editions have been eliminated, probably because of the secrecy character they possess.
We will quickly reveal why Rachel stole the gods of her dad.
Jacob has been a laborer in the house of Laban for years. On his behalf, God blessed his house with cattle. The story tells us how Jacob used some smart ways to obtain some part of Laban's flock and became very famous for owning the ones speckled and spotted. Now came a time while Jacob needed to be independent. Jacob was having his wives and children and needed to cater to their needs, he needed therefore his own space to expand.
Rachel his wife was an accomplice in this deed. While Jacobs might not maybe know Laban secret very well, (or maybe he was), Rachel knew that her dad was having a secret weapon: a powerful god, a firstborn dead body, that can tell the future and even be able to reveal to Laban her dad the exact location of her husband Jacob should they ran away from his house to anywhere. Rachel knew by so doing, Laban could have gotten to them quicker if she didn't steal the gods.
And the Lord appeared to Jacob at the end of the six years, and said to him, Arise, go out of this land, and return to the land of your birth, and I will be with you.
And Jacob arose at that time, and he rode on camels his children and his wives and all that belonged to him, and he went out to go to the land of Canaan to his father Isaac.
And Laban did not know that Jacob was gone from him, for Laban had been shearing sheep that day.
Rachel stole the idol of her father, took them, and hid them on the camel she was sitting on, and she continued on her way.
And that's the way the idols are made: by taking a man who is the firstborn and killing him and plucking his hair from his head, taking salt, salting his head, and smearing it. anointing in oil, then taking a small copper tablet or a gold tablet and writing the name on it and placing the tablet under his tongue, and taking the head with the tablet under the tongue and putting it in the house, and turning on lights in front of her and bowing down to her.
And the moment they bow down to him, he speaks to them of whatever they ask of him, by the power of the name written therein.
And some do them in the figures of men, of gold and silver, and go to them in the times known to them, and the figures receive the influence of the stars and tell them future things, and of this way were the images that Rachel stole from her father.
And Rachel stole these idols which belonged to her father so that Laban would not know by them where Jacob had gone.
And Laban went home and asked concerning Jacob and his house, and it was not found, and Laban sought his gods to know where Jacob had gone (through divination), and could not find them, and he went to other gods (from friends), and he inquired of them and they told him that Jacob had fled from him to his father in the land of Canaan.
And Laban arose and took his brethren and all his servants, and went out and pursued Jacob, and met him on mount Gilead.
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