Here we see the near-fatal result of Rachel’s actions from last week. Laban catches up with Jacob’s group and confronts them about their retreat and theft of property, but not before being warned by God in a dream not to do anything rash. Jacob is unaware of the stolen idols and promises to put to death anyone found in possession of them. Rachel thinks quickly and makes an excuse for not moving from atop the incriminating saddle bags. We’ll let you read for yourself what she said in Genesis 31:35.