Genesis 30:28
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New International Version
He added, "Name your wages, and I will pay them."

New Living Translation
Tell me how much I owe you. Whatever it is, I'll pay it."

English Standard Version
Name your wages, and I will give it.”

New American Standard Bible
He continued, "Name me your wages, and I will give it."

King James Bible
And he said, Appoint me thy wages, and I will give it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Laban said, "Name your wages, and I will pay them."

International Standard Version
Name your wage, and I'll give it to you."

NET Bible
He added, "Just name your wages--I'll pay whatever you want."

New Heart English Bible
He said, "Appoint me your wages, and I will give it."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So he offered, "Name your wages, and I'll pay them."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he said: 'Appoint me thy wages, and I will give it.'

New American Standard 1977
And he continued, “Name me your wages, and I will give it.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he said, Appoint me thy wages, and I will give it.

King James 2000 Bible
And he said, Appoint me your wages, and I will give it.

American King James Version
And he said, Appoint me your wages, and I will give it.

American Standard Version
And he said, Appoint me thy wages, and I will give it.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Appoint thy wages which I shall give thee.

Darby Bible Translation
And he said, Appoint to me thy wages, and I will give it.

English Revised Version
And he said, Appoint me thy wages, and I will give it.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he said, Appoint me thy wages, and I will give it.

World English Bible
He said, "Appoint me your wages, and I will give it."

Young's Literal Translation
He saith also, 'Define thy hire to me, and I give.'
Study Bible
Jacob Prospers
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." 28He continued, "Name me your wages, and I will give it." 29But he said to him, "You yourself know how I have served you and how your cattle have fared with me.…
Cross References
Genesis 29:15
Then Laban said to Jacob, "Because you are my relative, should you therefore serve me for nothing? Tell me, what shall your wages be?"

Genesis 31:7
"Yet your father has cheated me and changed my wages ten times; however, God did not allow him to hurt me.

Genesis 31:41
"These twenty years I have been in your house; I served you fourteen years for your two daughters and six years for your flock, and you changed my wages ten times.
Treasury of Scripture

And he said, Appoint me your wages, and I will give it.

Genesis 29:15,19 And Laban said to Jacob, Because you are my brother, should you therefore …

Verse 28. - And he said, Appoint me thy wages. Literally, distinctly specify (from a root signifying to bore, hence to declare accurately) thy hire upon me, i.e. which I will take upon me as binding. Laban's caution to be clear and specific in defining the terms of any engagement he might enter into was much needed, and would doubtless not be neglected by Jacob, whose past experience must have taught him he was dealing with one who, in respect of covenants and contracts, was eminently treacherous. And I will give it. And he said, appoint me thy wages, and I will give it. Say what thou wilt have, fix what salary thou thinkest sufficient, and I will agree to it, and punctually pay it: this he craftily said, not choosing to propose anything himself, but leaving it to Jacob, knowing very well the honesty and modesty of Jacob, that he would mention less wages than he could have the face to offer him. 28. appoint me thy wages, and I will give it—The Eastern shepherds receive for their hire not money, but a certain amount of the increase or produce of the flock; but Laban would at the time have done anything to secure the continued services of his nephew, and make a show of liberality, which Jacob well knew was constrained.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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