Genesis 30:34
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New International Version
"Agreed," said Laban. "Let it be as you have said."

New Living Translation
"All right," Laban replied. "It will be as you say."

English Standard Version
Laban said, “Good! Let it be as you have said.”

New American Standard Bible
Laban said, "Good, let it be according to your word."

King James Bible
And Laban said, Behold, I would it might be according to thy word.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Good," said Laban. "Let it be as you have said."

International Standard Version
"Okay," Laban replied. "We'll do it the way you've asked."

NET Bible
"Agreed!" said Laban, "It will be as you say."

New Heart English Bible
Laban said, "Look, I desire it to be according to your word."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Laban answered, "Agreed. We'll do as you've said."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Laban said: 'Behold, would it might be according to thy word.'

New American Standard 1977
And Laban said, “Good, let it be according to your word.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Laban said, Behold, I would it might be according to thy word.

King James 2000 Bible
And Laban said, Behold, I would it might be according to your word.

American King James Version
And Laban said, Behold, I would it might be according to your word.

American Standard Version
And Laban said, Behold, I would it might be according to thy word.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Laban said: I like well what thou demandest.

Darby Bible Translation
And Laban said, Well, let it be according to thy word.

English Revised Version
And Laban said, Behold, I would it might be according to thy word.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Laban said, Behold, I would it might be according to thy word.

World English Bible
Laban said, "Behold, let it be according to your word."

Young's Literal Translation
And Laban saith, 'Lo, O that it were according to thy word;'
Study Bible
Jacob Prospers
33"So my honesty will answer for me later, when you come concerning my wages. Every one that is not speckled and spotted among the goats and black among the lambs, if found with me, will be considered stolen." 34Laban said, "Good, let it be according to your word." 35So he removed on that day the striped and spotted male goats and all the speckled and spotted female goats, every one with white in it, and all the black ones among the sheep, and gave them into the care of his sons.…
Cross References
Genesis 30:33
"So my honesty will answer for me later, when you come concerning my wages. Every one that is not speckled and spotted among the goats and black among the lambs, if found with me, will be considered stolen."

Genesis 30:35
So he removed on that day the striped and spotted male goats and all the speckled and spotted female goats, every one with white in it, and all the black ones among the sheep, and gave them into the care of his sons.
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Verse 34. - And Laban said, Behold, I would it might be according to thy word. Jacob s chances of obtaining speckled animals by this arrangement were so small that Laban, with his customary selfishness, had no difficulty in closing with the offered bargain. As originally proposed by Jacob it seems to have been an honest desire on his part to commit the question of wages to the decision rather of God's providence than of his kiss-man's greed. That at this time Jacob's mind "had already formed the whole fraudulent procedure by which he acquired his wealth" (Kalisch) does not accord with the statement subsequently made. And Laban said,.... Being well pleased with the proposal Jacob made, as knowing that, generally speaking, cattle of a colour produced those that were of the same; and whereas Jacob proposed to have a flock of sheep of only white in colour, committed to his care, and to have such for his own that should be produced of them, that were speckled, spotted, and brown, Laban concluded from the general nature of things that he could have but very few, if any, and therefore was for striking the bargain at once:

behold, I would it might be according to thy word; he agreed it should be as Jacob had settled it, and he hoped and wished he would abide by it; he was afraid he would not keep to it. 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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