Genesis 30:25
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New International Version
After Rachel gave birth to Joseph, Jacob said to Laban, "Send me on my way so I can go back to my own homeland.

New Living Translation
Soon after Rachel had given birth to Joseph, Jacob said to Laban, "Please release me so I can go home to my own country.

English Standard Version
As soon as Rachel had borne Joseph, Jacob said to Laban, “Send me away, that I may go to my own home and country.

New American Standard Bible
Now it came about when Rachel had borne Joseph, that Jacob said to Laban, "Send me away, that I may go to my own place and to my own country.

King James Bible
And it came to pass, when Rachel had born Joseph, that Jacob said unto Laban, Send me away, that I may go unto mine own place, and to my country.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
After Rachel gave birth to Joseph, Jacob said to Laban, "Send me on my way so that I can return to my homeland.

International Standard Version
After Rachel had given birth to Joseph, Jacob told Laban, "Send me off so that I can go back to my place and country.

NET Bible
After Rachel had given birth to Joseph, Jacob said to Laban, "Send me on my way so that I can go home to my own country.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
After Rachel gave birth to Joseph, Jacob said to Laban, "Let me go home to my own country.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And it came to pass when Rachel had given birth to Joseph, that Jacob said unto Laban, Send me away, and I shall go unto my place and to my land.

King James 2000 Bible
And it came to pass, when Rachel had borne Joseph, that Jacob said unto Laban, Send me away, that I may go unto my own place, and to my country.

American King James Version
And it came to pass, when Rachel had born Joseph, that Jacob said to Laban, Send me away, that I may go to my own place, and to my country.

American Standard Version
And it came to pass, when Rachel had borne Joseph, that Jacob said unto Laban, Send me away, that I may go unto mine own place, and to my country.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when Joseph was born, Jacob said to his father in law: Send me away that I may return into my country, and to my land.

Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass when Rachel had borne Joseph, that Jacob said to Laban, Send me away, that I may go to my place and to my country.

English Revised Version
And it came to pass, when Rachel had borne Joseph, that Jacob said unto Laban, Send me away, that I may go unto mine own place, and to my country.

Webster's Bible Translation
And it came to pass, when Rachel had borne Joseph, that Jacob said to Laban, Send me away, that I may go to my own place, and to my country.

World English Bible
It happened, when Rachel had borne Joseph, that Jacob said to Laban, "Send me away, that I may go to my own place, and to my country.

Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh to pass, when Rachel hath borne Joseph, that Jacob saith unto Laban, 'Send me away, and I go unto my place, and to my land;
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

30:25-43 The fourteen years being gone, Jacob was willing to depart without any provision, except God's promise. But he had in many ways a just claim on Laban's substance, and it was the will of God that he should be provided for from it. He referred his cause to God, rather than agree for stated wages with Laban, whose selfishness was very great. And it would appear that he acted honestly, when none but those of the colours fixed upon should be found among his cattle. Laban selfishly thought that his cattle would produce few different in colour from their own. Jacob's course after this agreement has been considered an instance of his policy and management. But it was done by intimation from God, and as a token of his power. The Lord will one way or another plead the cause of the oppressed, and honour those who simply trust his providence. Neither could Laban complain of Jacob, for he had nothing more than was freely agreed that he should have; nor was he injured, but greatly benefitted by Jacob's services. May all our mercies be received with thanksgiving and prayer, that coming from his bounty, they may lead to his praise.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 25. - And it came to pass, when Rachel had born Joseph, - either at or about the expiry of the second term of seven years. Jacob's family now consisted in all of eleven sons and one daughter, unless Dinah's birth occurred later in the next term of service (Keil). Since these were all born within seven years, the chronological cannot be the order observed by the historian in recording the events of the preceding paragraphs. Rather the births of the children are arranged in connection with the mothers from whom they sprang. Hence the possibility of acquiring so large a family in so short a time. The six sons of Leah might be born in the seven years, allowing one year's complete cessation from pregnancy, viz., the fifth; Bilhah's in the third and fourth years; Zilpah's in the beginning of the sixth and seventh; and Rachel's toward the end of the seventh, leaving Dinah to be born later (cf. Keil in loco) - that Jacob said unto Laban (if not immediately, certainly soon, after Joseph's birth), Send me away (meaning that Laban should permit him to depart), that I may go (literally, and I will go) unto mine own place, and to my country - to Canaan in general, and to that part of it in particular where he had formerly resided (cf. Genesis 18:33; Genesis 31:55).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And it came to pass, when Rachel had borne Joseph,.... At which time his fourteen years of servitude were ended; for Jacob was in Laban's house twenty years, fourteen were spent in serving for his wives, and the other six for his cattle, which begun from this time, as the context clearly shows; see Genesis 31:41; so that, as the Jewish writers (l) truly observe, in seven years' time Jacob had twelve children born to him, eleven sons and one daughter; for he had served seven years before he had either of his wives: they also pretend that a twin was born with each, except with Joseph, but for that there is no foundation:

that Jacob said unto Laban, send me away; give me leave to depart thy house: he had a right to demand his liberty, and to insist upon it, since the time of his servitude was up; but he chose to have leave, and part in a friendly manner:

that I may go unto mine own place, and to my own country; to Beersheba, where his father and mother lived, and whom, no doubt, he longed to see; and to the land of Canaan, in which that place was, which was his native country and was given him by promise, and was to be the inheritance of his seed.

(l) Pirke Eliezer, c. 36. Tzemach David, par. 1. fol. 6. 2.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

Ge 30:25-43. Jacob's Covenant with Laban.

25. when Rachel had born Joseph—Shortly after the birth of this son, Jacob's term of servitude expired, and feeling anxious to establish an independence for his family, he probably, from knowing that Esau was out of the way, announced his intention of returning to Canaan (Heb 13:14). In this resolution the faith of Jacob was remarkable, for as yet he had nothing to rely on but the promise of God (compare Ge 28:15).

Genesis 30:25 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jacob Prospers
25Now it came about when Rachel had borne Joseph, that Jacob said to Laban, "Send me away, that I may go to my own place and to my own country. 26"Give me my wives and my children for whom I have served you, and let me depart; for you yourself know my service which I have rendered you."…
Cross References
Genesis 24:54
Then he and the men who were with him ate and drank and spent the night there. When they got up the next morning, he said, "Send me on my way to my master."

Genesis 24:56
But he said to them, "Do not detain me, now that the LORD has granted success to my journey. Send me on my way so I may go to my master."
Treasury of Scripture

And it came to pass, when Rachel had born Joseph, that Jacob said to Laban, Send me away, that I may go to my own place, and to my country.

Send me away.

Genesis 24:54,56 And they did eat and drink, he and the men that were with him, and …

mine.

Genesis 18:33 And the LORD went his way, as soon as he had left communing with …

Genesis 31:55 And early in the morning Laban rose up, and kissed his sons and his …

and to.

Genesis 24:6,7 And Abraham said to him, Beware you that you bring not my son thither again…

Genesis 26:3 Sojourn in this land, and I will be with you, and will bless you; …

Genesis 27:44,45 And tarry with him a few days, until your brother's fury turn away…

Genesis 28:13,15 And, behold, the LORD stood above it, and said, I am the LORD God …

Genesis 31:13 I am the God of Bethel, where you anointed the pillar, and where …

Acts 7:4,5 Then came he out of the land of the Chaldaeans, and dwelled in Charran: …

Hebrews 11:9,15,16 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, …

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