Genesis 30:26
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English Standard Version
Give me my wives and my children for whom I have served you, that I may go, for you know the service that I have given you.”

King James Bible
Give me my wives and my children, for whom I have served thee, and let me go: for thou knowest my service which I have done thee.

American Standard Version
Give me my wives and my children for whom I have served thee, and let me go: for thou knowest my service wherewith I have served thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Give me my wives, and my children, for whom I have served thee, that I may depart: thou knowest the service that I have rendered thee.

English Revised Version
Give me my wives and my children for whom I have served thee, and let me go: for thou knowest my service wherewith I have served thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
Give me my wives and my children, for whom I have served thee, and let me go: for thou knowest my service which I have done thee.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The Other Children of Leah. - How thoroughly henceforth the two wives were carried away by constant jealousy of the love and attachment of their husband, is evident from the affair of the love-apples, which Leah's son Reuben, who was then four years old, found in the field and brought to his mother. דּוּדאים, μῆλα μανδραγορῶν (lxx), the yellow apples of the alraun (Mandragora vernalis), a mandrake very common in Palestine. They are about the size of a nutmeg, with a strong and agreeable odour, and were used by the ancients, as they still are by the Arabs, as a means of promoting child-bearing. To Rachel's request that she would give her some, Leah replied (Genesis 30:15): "Is it too little, that thou hast taken (drawn away from me) my husband, to take also" (לקחת infin.), i.e., that thou wouldst also take, "my son's mandrakes?" At length she parted with them, on condition that Rachel would let Jacob sleep with her the next night. After relating how Leah conceived again, and Rachel continued barren in spite of the mandrakes, the writer justly observes (Genesis 30:17), "Elohim hearkened unto Leah," to show that it was not from such natural means as love-apples, but from God the author of life, that she had received such fruitfulness. Leah saw in the birth of her fifth son a divine reward for having given her maid to her husband - a recompense, that is, for her self-denial; and she named him on that account Issaschar, ישּׂשׂכר, a strange form, to be understood either according to the Chethib שׂכר ישׁ "there is reward," or according to the Keri שׁכר ישּׂא "he bears (brings) reward." At length she bore her sixth son, and named him Zebulun, i.e., "dwelling;" for she hoped that now, after God had endowed her with a good portion, her husband, to whom she had born six sons, would dwell with her, i.e., become more warmly attached to her. The name is from זבל to dwell, with acc. constr. "to inhabit," formed with a play upon the alliteration in the word זבד to present - two ἅπαξ λεγόμενα. In connection with these two births, Leah mentions Elohim alone, the supernatural giver, and not Jehovah, the covenant God, whose grace had been forced out of her heart by jealousy. She afterwards bore a daughter, Dinah, who is mentioned simply because of the account in Genesis 34; for, according to Genesis 37:35 and Genesis 46:7, Jacob had several daughters, though they were nowhere mentioned by name.

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my wives.

Genesis 29:19,20,30 And Laban said, It is better that I give her to you, than that I should give her to another man: abide with me...

Genesis 31:26,31,41 And Laban said to Jacob, What have you done, that you have stolen away unawares to me, and carried away my daughters...

Hosea 12:12 And Jacob fled into the country of Syria, and Israel served for a wife, and for a wife he kept sheep.

for thou.

Genesis 30:29,30 And he said to him, You know how I have served you, and how your cattle was with me...

Genesis 31:6,38-40 And you know that with all my power I have served your father...

Cross References
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.

Hosea 12:12
Jacob fled to the land of Aram; there Israel served for a wife, and for a wife he guarded sheep.

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