Genesis 30:26
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New International Version
Give me my wives and children, for whom I have served you, and I will be on my way. You know how much work I've done for you."

New Living Translation
Let me take my wives and children, for I have earned them by serving you, and let me be on my way. You certainly know how hard I have worked for you."

English Standard Version
Give me my wives and my children for whom I have served you, that I may go, for you know the service that I have given you.”

New American Standard Bible
"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."

King James Bible
Give me my wives and my children, for whom I have served thee, and let me go: for thou knowest my service which I have done thee.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Give me my wives and my children that I have worked for, and let me go. You know how hard I have worked for you."

International Standard Version
Give me my wives and children for whom I've served you. Then I'll leave, since you're aware of my service to you."

NET Bible
Let me take my wives and my children whom I have acquired by working for you. Then I'll depart, because you know how hard I've worked for you."

New Heart English Bible
Give me my wives and my children for whom I have served you, and let me go; for you know my service with which I have served you."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Give me my wives and my children for whom I've worked, and let me go. You know how much work I've done for you."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Give me my wives and my children for whom I have served thee, and let me go; for thou knowest my service wherewith I have served thee.'

New American Standard 1977
“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.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Give me my wives and my children, for whom I have served thee, and let me go, for thou knowest my service which I have done thee.

King James 2000 Bible
Give me my wives and my children, for whom I have served you, and let me go: for you know my service which I have done you.

American King James Version
Give me my wives and my children, for whom I have served you, and let me go: for you know my service which I have done you.

American Standard Version
Give me my wives and my children for whom I have served thee, and let me go: for thou knowest my service wherewith I have served thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Give me my wives, and my children, for whom I have served thee, that I may depart: thou knowest the service that I have rendered thee.

Darby Bible Translation
Give [me] my wives for whom I have served thee, and my children; that I may go away, for thou knowest my service which I have served thee.

English Revised Version
Give me my wives and my children for whom I have served thee, and let me go: for thou knowest my service wherewith I have served thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
Give me my wives and my children, for whom I have served thee, and let me go: for thou knowest my service which I have done thee.

World English Bible
Give me my wives and my children for whom I have served you, and let me go; for you know my service with which I have served you."

Young's Literal Translation
give up my wives and my children, for whom I have served thee, and I go; for thou -- thou hast known my service which I have served thee.'
Study Bible
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." 27But Laban said to him, "If now it pleases you, stay with me; I have divined that the LORD has blessed me on your account."…
Cross References
Genesis 29:18
Now Jacob loved Rachel, so he said, "I will serve you seven years for your younger daughter Rachel."

Genesis 29:20
So Jacob served seven years for Rachel and they seemed to him but a few days because of his love for her.

Hosea 12:12
Now Jacob fled to the land of Aram, And Israel worked for a wife, And for a wife he kept sheep.
Treasury of Scripture

Give me my wives and my children, for whom I have served you, and let me go: for you know my service which I have done you.

my wives.

Genesis 29:19,20,30 And Laban said, It is better that I give her to you, than that I …

Genesis 31:26,31,41 And Laban said to Jacob, What have you done, that you have stolen …

Hosea 12:12 And Jacob fled into the country of Syria, and Israel served for a …

for thou.

Genesis 30:29,30 And he said to him, You know how I have served you, and how your …

Genesis 31:6,38-40 And you know that with all my power I have served your father…

Verse 26. - Give me (suffer me to take) my wives and my children, for whom I have served thee, and let me go (literally, and I will go): for thou knowest my service which I have done thee - implying that he had faithfully implemented his engagement, and that Laban was aware of the justness of his demand to be released from further servitude. Give me my wives,.... His two wives, Leah and Rachel, and the two maids, Bilhah and Zilpah, which he had given him for wives also; he desires leave not to have them, but to take them away with him:

and my children; his twelve children; he did not desire his father-in- law to take any of them, and keep them for him, but was desirous of having them with him: no doubt, for the sake of their education, though he had nothing of his own wherewith to support them; not doubting that God would make good his promise in giving him food and raiment, and returning him to his country; and which his faith applied to his family as well as to himself:

for whom I have served thee; not for his children, but for his wives, his two wives:

and let me go; free from thy service, and to my own country:

for thou knowest my service which I have done thee: how much and great it is, and with what diligence and faithfulness it has been performed, and that the time of it fixed and agreed upon was at an end. 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.
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