Genesis 30:43
Parallel Verses
English Standard Version
Thus the man increased greatly and had large flocks, female servants and male servants, and camels and donkeys.

King James Bible
And the man increased exceedingly, and had much cattle, and maidservants, and menservants, and camels, and asses.

American Standard Version
And the man increased exceedingly, and had large flocks, and maid-servants and men-servants, and camels and asses.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the man was enriched exceedingly, and he had many flocks, maid servants and men servants, camels and asses.

English Revised Version
And the man increased exceedingly, and had large flocks, and maidservants and menservants, and camels and asses.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the man increased exceedingly, and had many cattle, and maid-servants, and men-servants, and camels, and asses.

Genesis 30:43 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Laban cheerfully accepted the proposal, but did not leave Jacob to make the selection. He undertook that himself, probably to make more sure, and then gave those which were set apart as Jacob's wages to his own sons to tend, since it was Jacob's duty to take care of Laban's flock, and "set three days' journey betwixt himself and Jacob," i.e., between the flock to be tended by himself through his sons, and that to be tended by Jacob, for the purpose of preventing any copulation between the animals of the two flocks. Nevertheless he was overreached by Jacob, who adopted a double method of increasing the wages agreed upon. In the first place (Genesis 30:37-39), he took fresh rods of storax, maple, and walnut-trees, all of which have a dazzling white wood under their dark outside, and peeled white stripes upon them, הלּבן מחשׂף (the verbal noun instead of the inf. abs. חשׂף), "peeling the white naked in the rods." These partially peeled, and therefore mottled rods, he placed in the drinking-troughs (רהטים lit., gutters, from רהט equals רוּץ to run, is explained by המּים שׁקתות water-troughs), to which the flock came to drink, in front of the animals, in order that, if copulation took place at the drinking time, it might occur near the mottled sticks, and the young be speckled and spotted in consequence. ויּחמנה a rare, antiquated form for ותּחמנה from חמם, and ויּחמוּ for ויּחמוּ imperf. Kal of יחם equals חמם. This artifice was founded upon a fact frequently noticed, particularly in the case of sheep, that whatever fixes their attention in copulation is marked upon the young (see the proofs in Bochart, Hieroz. 1, 618, and Friedreich zur Bibel 1, 37ff.). - Secondly (Genesis 30:40), Jacob separated the speckled animals thus obtained from those of a normal colour, and caused the latter to feed so that the others would be constantly in sight, in order that he might in this way obtain a constant accession of mottled sheep. As soon as these had multiplied sufficiently, he formed separate flocks (viz., of the speckled additions), "and put them not unto Laban's cattle;" i.e., he kept them apart in order that a still larger number of speckled ones might be procured, through Laban's one-coloured flock having this mottled group constantly in view.

Genesis 30:43 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Genesis 30:30 For it was little which you had before I came, and it is now increased to a multitude; and the LORD has blessed you since my coming...

Genesis 13:2 And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold.

Genesis 24:35 And the LORD has blessed my master greatly; and he is become great: and he has given him flocks, and herds, and silver, and gold...

Genesis 26:13,14 And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very great...

Genesis 28:15 And, behold, I am with you, and will keep you in all places where you go, and will bring you again into this land...

Genesis 31:7,8,42 And your father has deceived me, and changed my wages ten times; but God suffered him not to hurt me...

Genesis 32:10 I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth, which you have showed to your servant...

Genesis 33:11 Take, I pray you, my blessing that is brought to you; because God has dealt graciously with me, and because I have enough...

Genesis 36:7 For their riches were more than that they might dwell together...

Ecclesiastes 2:7 I got me servants and maidens, and had servants born in my house...

Ezekiel 39:10 So that they shall take no wood out of the field, neither cut down any out of the forests; for they shall burn the weapons with fire...

The Lord will, in one way or other, honour those who simply trust his providence.

Cross References
Luke 12:45
But if that servant says to himself, 'My master is delayed in coming,' and begins to beat the male and female servants, and to eat and drink and get drunk,

Genesis 12:16
And for her sake he dealt well with Abram; and he had sheep, oxen, male donkeys, male servants, female servants, female donkeys, and camels.

Genesis 13:2
Now Abram was very rich in livestock, in silver, and in gold.

Genesis 24:35
The LORD has greatly blessed my master, and he has become great. He has given him flocks and herds, silver and gold, male servants and female servants, camels and donkeys.

Genesis 26:13
and the man became rich, and gained more and more until he became very wealthy.

Genesis 26:14
He had possessions of flocks and herds and many servants, so that the Philistines envied him.

Genesis 30:30
For you had little before I came, and it has increased abundantly, and the LORD has blessed you wherever I turned. But now when shall I provide for my own household also?"

Jump to Previous
Asses Bondmen Bondwomen Camels Cattle Donkeys Exceedingly Female Flocks Great Greatly Grew Increased Increaseth Jacob's Large Maidservants Maid-Servants Male Menservants Men-Servants Prosperous Rich Servants Way Wealth Women-Servants
Jump to Next
Asses Bondmen Bondwomen Camels Cattle Donkeys Exceedingly Female Flocks Great Greatly Grew Increased Increaseth Jacob's Large Maidservants Maid-Servants Male Menservants Men-Servants Prosperous Rich Servants Way Wealth Women-Servants
Links
Genesis 30:43 NIV
Genesis 30:43 NLT
Genesis 30:43 ESV
Genesis 30:43 NASB
Genesis 30:43 KJV

Genesis 30:43 Bible Apps
Genesis 30:43 Biblia Paralela
Genesis 30:43 Chinese Bible
Genesis 30:43 French Bible
Genesis 30:43 German Bible

Bible Hub

ESV Text Edition: 2016. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.
Genesis 30:42
Top of Page
Top of Page