Hosea 12:12
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New International Version
Jacob fled to the country of Aram; Israel served to get a wife, and to pay for her he tended sheep.

New Living Translation
Jacob fled to the land of Aram, and there he earned a wife by tending sheep.

English Standard Version
Jacob fled to the land of Aram; there Israel served for a wife, and for a wife he guarded sheep.

New American Standard Bible
Now Jacob fled to the land of Aram, And Israel worked for a wife, And for a wife he kept sheep.

King James Bible
And Jacob fled into the country of Syria, and Israel served for a wife, and for a wife he kept sheep.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Jacob fled to the land of Aram. Israel worked to earn a wife; he tended flocks for a wife.

International Standard Version
Jacob fled into the land of Aram; Israel served there to obtain his wife, tending sheep to gain his wife.

NET Bible
Jacob fled to the country of Aram, then Israel worked to acquire a wife; he tended sheep to pay for her.

New Heart English Bible
Jacob fled into the country of Aram, and Israel served to get a wife, and for a wife he tended flocks and herds.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jacob fled to the country of Syria. Israel worked to get a wife; he took care of sheep to pay for her.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Jacob fled into the field of Aram, And Israel served for a wife, And for a wife he kept sheep.

New American Standard 1977
Now Jacob fled to the land of Aram,
            And Israel worked for a wife,
            And for a wife he kept sheep.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But Jacob fled into the land of Aram, and Israel served for his wife, and for his wife he was a pastor.

King James 2000 Bible
And Jacob fled into the country of Aram, and Israel served for a wife, and for a wife he kept sheep.

American King James Version
And Jacob fled into the country of Syria, and Israel served for a wife, and for a wife he kept sheep.

American Standard Version
And Jacob fled into the field of Aram, and Israel served for a wife, and for a wife he kept'sheep .

Douay-Rheims Bible
Jacob fled into the country of Syria, and Israel served for a wife, and was a keeper for a wife.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jacob fled into the country of Syria, and Israel served for a wife, and for a wife he kept [sheep].

English Revised Version
And Jacob fled into the field of Aram, and Israel served for a wife, and for a wife he kept sheep.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Jacob fled into the country of Syria, and Israel served for a wife, and for a wife he kept sheep.

World English Bible
Jacob fled into the country of Aram, and Israel served to get a wife, and for a wife he tended flocks and herds.

Young's Literal Translation
And Jacob doth flee to the country of Aram, And Israel doth serve for a wife, Yea, for a wife he hath kept watch.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
12:7-14 Ephraim became a merchant: the word also signifies a Canaanite. They carried on trade upon Canaanitish principles, covetously and with fraud and deceit. Thus they became rich, and falsely supposed that Providence favoured them. But shameful sins shall have shameful punishments. Let them remember, not only what a mighty prince Jacob was with God, but what a servant he was to Laban. The benefits we have had from the word of God, make our sin and folly the worse, if we put any slight upon that word. We had better follow the hardest labour in poverty, than grow rich by sin. We may form a judgment of our own conduct, by comparing it with that of ancient believers in the like circumstances. Whoever despises the message of God, will perish. May we all hear his word with humble, obedient faith.
Study Bible
A Reproof of Ephraim, Judah, Jacob
11Is there iniquity in Gilead? Surely they are worthless. In Gilgal they sacrifice bulls, Yes, their altars are like the stone heaps Beside the furrows of the field. 12Now Jacob fled to the land of Aram, And Israel worked for a wife, And for a wife he kept sheep. 13But by a prophet the LORD brought Israel from Egypt, And by a prophet he was kept.…
Cross References
Genesis 28:5
Then Isaac sent Jacob away, and he went to Paddan-aram to Laban, son of Bethuel the Aramean, the brother of Rebekah, the mother of Jacob and Esau.

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.

Genesis 30:26
"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."
Treasury of Scripture

And Jacob fled into the country of Syria, and Israel served for a wife, and for a wife he kept sheep.

Jacob.

Genesis 27:43 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice; arise, flee you to Laban my …

Genesis 28:1-29:35 And Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and charged him, and said …

Deuteronomy 26:5 And you shall speak and say before the LORD your God, A Syrian ready …

Israel.

Genesis 32:27,28 And he said to him, What is your name? And he said, Jacob…

served.

Genesis 29:18-28 And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I will serve you seven years for …

Genesis 31:41 Thus have I been twenty years in your house; I served you fourteen …

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