Genesis 29:19
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English Standard Version
Laban said, “It is better that I give her to you than that I should give her to any other man; stay with me.”

King James Bible
And Laban said, It is better that I give her to thee, than that I should give her to another man: abide with me.

American Standard Version
And Laban said, It is better that I give her to thee, than that I should give her to another man. Abide with me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Lahan answered: It is better that I give her thee than to another man; stay with me.

English Revised Version
And Laban said, It is better that I give her to thee, than that I should give her to another man: abide with me.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Laban said, It is better that I give her to thee, than that I should give her to another man: abide with me.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Jacob asked the shepherds where they lived; from which it is probable that the well was not situated, like that in Genesis 24:11, in the immediate neighbourhood of the town of Haran; and when they said they were from Haran, he inquired after Laban, the son, i.e., the descendant, of Nahor, and how he was (לו השׁלום: is he well?; and received the reply, "Well; and behold Rachel, his daughter, is just coming (בּאה particip.) with the flock." When Jacob thereupon told the shepherds to water the flocks and feed them again, for the day was still "great," - i.e., it wanted a long while to the evening, and was not yet time to drive them in (to the folds to rest for the night) - he certainly only wanted to get the shepherds away from the well, that he might meet with his cousin alone. But as Rachel came up in the meantime, he was so carried away by the feelings of relationship, possibly by a certain love at first sight, that he rolled the stone away from the well, watered her flock, and after kissing her, introduced himself with tears of joyous emotion as her cousin (אביה אחי, brother, i.e., relation of her father) and Rebekah's son. What the other shepherds thought of all this, is passed over as indifferent to the purpose of the narrative, and the friendly reception of Jacob by Laban is related immediately afterwards. When Jacob had told Laban "all these things," - i.e., hardly "the cause of his journey, and the things which had happened to him in relation to the birthright" (Rosenmller), but simply the things mentioned in Genesis 29:2-12 - Laban acknowledged him as his relative: "Yes, thou art my bone and my flesh" (cf. Genesis 2:23 and Judges 9:2); and thereby eo ipso ensured him an abode in his house.

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Psalm 12:2 They speak vanity every one with his neighbor: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.

Isaiah 6:5,11 Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the middle of a people of unclean lips...

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Genesis 29:18
Jacob loved Rachel. And 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 the love he had for her.

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