Genesis 29:22
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New International Version
So Laban brought together all the people of the place and gave a feast.

New Living Translation
So Laban invited everyone in the neighborhood and prepared a wedding feast.

English Standard Version
So Laban gathered together all the people of the place and made a feast.

Berean Study Bible
So Laban invited all the men of that place and prepared a feast.

New American Standard Bible
Laban gathered all the men of the place and made a feast.

King James Bible
And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast.

Christian Standard Bible
So Laban invited all the men of the place and sponsored a feast.

Contemporary English Version
So Laban gave a big feast and invited all their neighbors.

Good News Translation
So Laban gave a wedding feast and invited everyone.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So Laban invited all the men of the place to a feast.

International Standard Version
So Laban gathered all the men who lived in that place and held a wedding festival.

NET Bible
So Laban invited all the people of that place and prepared a feast.

New Heart English Bible
Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So Laban invited all the people of that place and gave a wedding feast.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast.

New American Standard 1977
And Laban gathered all the men of the place, and made a feast.

Jubilee Bible 2000
So Laban gathered together all the men of the place and made a banquet.

King James 2000 Bible
And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast.

American King James Version
And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast.

American Standard Version
And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he, having invited a great number of his friends to the feast, made the marriage.

Darby Bible Translation
And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast.

English Revised Version
And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Laban assembled all the men of the place, and made a feast.

World English Bible
Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast.

Young's Literal Translation
and Laban gathereth all the men of the place, and maketh a banquet.
Study Bible
Jacob Marries Leah and Rachel
21Finally Jacob said to Laban, “Grant me my wife, for my time is complete, and I want to sleep with her.” 22So Laban invited all the men of that place and prepared a feast. 23But when evening came, Laban took his daughter Leah and gave her to Jacob, and he slept with her.…
Cross References
Genesis 29:21
Finally Jacob said to Laban, “Grant me my wife, for my time is complete, and I want to sleep with her.”

Genesis 29:23
But when evening came, Laban took his daughter Leah and gave her to Jacob, and he slept with her.

Treasury of Scripture

And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast.

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Judges 14:10-18 So his father went down to the woman: and Samson made there a feast; …

Ruth 4:10-13 Moreover Ruth the Moabitess, the wife of Mahlon, have I purchased …

Matthew 22:2-10 The kingdom of heaven is like to a certain king, which made a marriage …

Matthew 25:1-10 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened to ten virgins, which …

John 2:1-10 And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the …

Revelation 19:9 And he said to me, Write, Blessed are they which are called to the …







Verse 22. - And Laban (unable to evade or delay the fulfillment of his agreement with Jacob) gathered together all the men of the place (not the entire population, but the principal inhabitants), and made a feast - a "mishteh, or drinking (cf. Genesis 19:3), i.e. a wedding banquet (cf. bride-ale - bridal), which commonly lasted seven days (Judges 14:10; Tobit 11:18), though it appears to have varied according to the circumstances of the bridegroom. And Laban gathered together all the men of the place,.... Of the city of Haran, which may be understood of the chief and principal of them, to make the marriage of his daughter public and authentic:

and made a feast; a marriage or marriage feast, as the Septuagint version, see Matthew 22:2; which was usual, when a marriage was solemnized, expressive of joy on that account. 29:15-30 During the month that Jacob spent as a guest, he was not idle. Wherever we are, it is good to employ ourselves in some useful business. Laban was desirous that Jacob should continue with him. Inferior relations must not be imposed upon; it is our duty to reward them. Jacob made known to Laban the affection he had for his daughter Rachel. And having no wordly goods with which to endow her, he promises seven years' service Love makes long and hard services short and easy; hence we read of the labour of love, Heb 6:10. If we know how to value the happiness of heaven, the sufferings of this present time will be as nothing to us. An age of work will be but as a few days to those that love God, and long for Christ's appearing. Jacob, who had imposed upon his father, is imposed upon by Laban, his father-in-law, by a like deception. Herein, how unrighteous soever Laban was, the Lord was righteous: see Jud 1:7. Even the righteous, if they take a false step, are sometimes thus recompensed in the earth. And many who are not, like Jacob, in their marriage, disappointed in person, soon find themselves, as much to their grief, disappointed in the character. The choice of that relation ought to be made with good advice and thought on both sides. There is reason to believe that Laban's excuse was not true. His way of settling the matter made bad worse. Jacob was drawn into the disquiet of multiplying wives. He could not refuse Rachel, for he had espoused her; still less could he refuse Leah. As yet there was no express command against marrying more than one wife. It was in the patriarchs a sin of ignorance; but it will not justify the like practice now, when God's will is plainly made known by the Divine law, Le 18:18, and more fully since, by our Saviour, that one man and woman only must be joined together, 1Co 7:2.



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