Genesis 29:5
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New International Version
He said to them, "Do you know Laban, Nahor's grandson?" "Yes, we know him," they answered.

New Living Translation
"Do you know a man there named Laban, the grandson of Nahor?" he asked. "Yes, we do," they replied.

English Standard Version
He said to them, “Do you know Laban the son of Nahor?” They said, “We know him.”

New American Standard Bible
He said to them, "Do you know Laban the son of Nahor?" And they said, "We know him."

King James Bible
And he said unto them, Know ye Laban the son of Nahor? And they said, We know him.

Christian Standard Bible
"Do you know Laban grandson of Nahor?" Jacob asked them. They answered, "We know him."

Contemporary English Version
Then he asked, "Do you know Nahor's grandson Laban?" "Yes we do," they replied.

Good News Translation
He asked, "Do you know Laban, grandson of Nahor?" "Yes, we do," they answered.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Do you know Laban grandson of Nahor?" Jacob asked them. They answered, "We know him.""

International Standard Version
"Do you happen to know Nahor's son Laban?" he inquired. "We do," they replied.

NET Bible
So he said to them, "Do you know Laban, the grandson of Nahor?" "We know him," they said.

New Heart English Bible
He said to them, "Do you know Laban, the son of Nahor?" They said, "We know him."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He asked them, "Do you know Laban, Nahor's grandson?" They answered, "We do."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he said unto them: 'Know ye Laban the son of Nahor?' And they said: 'We know him.'

New American Standard 1977
And he said to them, “Do you know Laban the son of Nahor?” And they said, “We know him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he said unto them, Do you know Laban the son of Nahor? And they said, We know him.

King James 2000 Bible
And he said unto them, Do you know Laban the son of Nahor? And they said, We know him.

American King James Version
And he said to them, Know you Laban the son of Nahor? And they said, We know him.

American Standard Version
And he said unto them, Know ye Laban the son of Nahor? And they said, We know him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he asked them, saying: Know you Laban the son of Nachor? They said: We know him.

Darby Bible Translation
And he said to them, Do ye know Laban the son of Nahor? And they said, We do know [him].

English Revised Version
And he said unto them, Know ye Laban the son of Nahor? And they said, We know him.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he said to them, Know ye Laban the son of Nahor? and they said, We know him.

World English Bible
He said to them, "Do you know Laban, the son of Nahor?" They said, "We know him."

Young's Literal Translation
And he saith to them, 'Have ye known Laban, son of Nahor?' and they say, 'We have known.'
Study Bible
Jacob Meets Rachel
4Jacob said to them, "My brothers, where are you from?" And they said, "We are from Haran." 5He said to them, "Do you know Laban the son of Nahor?" And they said, "We know him." 6And he said to them, "Is it well with him?" And they said, "It is well, and here is Rachel his daughter coming with the sheep."…
Cross References
Genesis 24:24
She said to him, "I am the daughter of Bethuel, the son of Milcah, whom she bore to Nahor."

Genesis 24:29
Now Rebekah had a brother whose name was Laban; and Laban ran outside to the man at the spring.
Treasury of Scripture

And he said to them, Know you Laban the son of Nahor? And they said, We know him.

son of.

Genesis 24:24,29 And she said to him, I am the daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah, …

Genesis 31:53 The God of Abraham, and the God of Nahor, the God of their father, …

(5) Laban the son of Nahor.--Laban was really the son of Bethuel and grandson of Nahor; but Nahor was the founder of the family, as being the original immigrant from Ur, who came to supply Abraham's place on his departure.

Verse 5. - And he said unto them (with the view of discovering his kinsmen), Know ye Laban the son of Nahor? - i.e. the grandson, Laban's father having been Bethuel, who, however, here, as in Genesis 14, retires into the background. And they said, We know him. The language of the shepherds being Chaldaean (vide Genesis 31:47), Jacob, who spoke Hebrew, was able to converse with them either because he had learnt Chaldee from his mother (Clericus), or, as is more probable, because the dialects were not then greatly dissimilar (Gosman in Lange). And he said unto them, know ye Laban the son of Nahor?.... He was the son of Bethuel, and grandson of Nahor; grandsons being called the sons of their grandfather; and Nahor might be more known than Bethuel, Haran being Nahor's city, Genesis 24:10; and not Bethuel his mother's father, but Laban her brother is inquired after; perhaps Bethuel was dead, and Laban was the head of the family, and well known, and it was to him he was sent:

and they said, we know him; perfectly well; he lives in our city, and is our neighbour. 29:1-8 Jacob proceeded cheerfully in his journey, after the sweet communion he had with God at Beth-el. Providence brought him to the field where his uncle's flocks were to be watered. What is said of the care of the shepherds for their sheep, may remind us of the tender concern which our Lord Jesus, the great Shepherd of the sheep, has for his flock the church; for he is the good Shepherd, that knows his sheep, and is known of them. The stone at the well's mouth was to secure it; water was scarce, it was not there for every one's use: but separate interests should not take us from helping one another. When all the shepherds came together with their flocks, then, like loving neighbours, they watered their flocks together. The law of kindness in the tongue has a commanding power, Pr 31:26. Jacob was civil to these strangers, and he found them civil to him.
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