|New International Version (© 2011)|
Jacob fled to the country of Aram; Israel served to get a wife, and to pay for her he tended 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.
American Standard Version
And Jacob fled into the field of Aram, and Israel served for a wife, and for a wife he kept'sheep .
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.
Hosea 12:12 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Served for a wife - Seven years for Rachel.
For a wife he kept sheep - Seven years for Leah; having been cheated by Laban, who gave him first Leah, instead of Rachel; and afterwards made him serve seven years more before he would confirm his first engagement. Critics complain of want of connection here. Why is this isolated fact predicted? Thus, in a detached sentence, the prophet speaks of the low estate of their ancestors, and how amply the providence of God had preserved and provided for them. This is all the connection the place requires.
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Genesis 27:43 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice; arise, flee you to Laban my brother to Haran;
Genesis 28:1-29:35 And Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and charged him, and said to him, You shall not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan...
Deuteronomy 26:5 And you shall speak and say before the LORD your God, A Syrian ready to perish was my father, and he went down into Egypt...
Genesis 32:27,28 And he said to him, What is your name? And he said, Jacob...
Genesis 29:18-28 And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I will serve you seven years for Rachel your younger daughter...
Genesis 31:41 Thus have I been twenty years in your house; I served you fourteen years for your two daughters, and six years for your cattle...
Hosea 12:12 Parallel CommentariesAram Country Field Fled Flee Flight Flocks Herded Herds Israel Jacob Kept Pay Serve Served Service Sheep Syria Tended Watch Wife WorkedAram Country Field Fled Flee Flight Flocks Herded Herds Israel Jacob Kept Pay Serve Served Service Sheep Syria Tended Watch Wife WorkedTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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Genesis 28:5 Then Isaac sent Jacob on his way, and he went to Paddan Aram, to Laban son of Bethuel the Aramean, the brother of Rebekah, who was the mother of Jacob and Esau.
Genesis 29:18 Jacob was in love with Rachel and said, "I'll work for you seven years in return for your younger daughter Rachel."
Genesis 29:20 So Jacob served seven years to get Rachel, but they seemed like only a few days to him because of his love for her.
Genesis 30:26 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."