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Jacob and Laban: A tale steeped in treachery and deceit
It is a common trait that people do wrong with others and then forget without realizing the effects of their wrong actions. However, it is not as simple as doing wrong and forgetting but there is a power above who never leaves anyone without justice and it is a fact that whatever you do wrong will come around one day and this is called karma. This is what the Jacob’s story tell us. Jacob did wrong and tricks his brother and then he is being tricked by his uncle Laban CITATION Hen18 \l 1033 (Hendel).
The main thing which Jacob did wrong is the trickiness he has done with his brother is purchasing of the bright right in exchange for a soup CITATION Alt \l 1033 (Altein). Besides this, he and his mother lied to his blind father and get the double of his inheritance CITATION Pek07 \l 1033 (Pekarsky). However, when Jacob fled to his uncle Laban, due to the threat of his brother, he was tricked by his uncle and get married to the younger sister of Rachel without knowing. This shows that whenever someone does wrong with others, it will come back in some way or the other.
Another thing which happened to Jacob in return of his wrongdoing with his brother is to serve as a servant to Laban for six years in order to get the love of his life and to marry Rachel CITATION Mat16 \l 1033 (Matthew). He stole his brother’s blessings just to have life of ease however, he worked for his uncle in order to get his love back.
Jacob’s story is a perfect example of the reality of karma and the fact that whatever you do will come around someday later or sooner but it will come. Jacob’s wrongdoings with his brother came back to him in the same way and his trickery behavior came back to him in the form of his uncle’s tricky behavior.
BIBLIOGRAPHY Altein, Boruch . "Jacob of the Bible." n.d. Chabad. <https://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/112361/jewish/Jacob-of-the-Bible.htm#Esau>.
Hendel, Ronald S. The Epic of the Patriarch: The Jacob Cycle and the Narrative Traditions of Canaan and Israel (Harvard Semitic Monographs). Brill, 2018.
Matthew, Michael . "Patriarchal ethics and narrative representation: Ethics, values and morality of the biblical narrator in the Jacob's story." Stellenbosch Theological Journal 2.1 (2016): 2413-9459.
Pekarsky, Mel. "Jacob: Blessed by God and Limping Ever After." 21 October 2007. Journey With Jesus.
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