Genesis 31:6
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English Standard Version
You know that I have served your father with all my strength,

King James Bible
And ye know that with all my power I have served your father.

American Standard Version
And ye know that will all my power I have served your father.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And you know that I have served your father to the utmost of my power.

English Revised Version
And ye know that with all my power I have served your father.

Webster's Bible Translation
And ye know that with all my power I have served your father.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

He did not adopt the trick with the rods, however, on every occasion of copulation, for the sheep in those countries lamb twice a year, but only at the copulation of the strong sheep (המקשּׁרות the bound ones, i.e., firm and compact), - Luther, "the spring flock;" ליחמנּה inf. Pi. "to conceive it (the young);" - but not "in the weakening of the sheep," i.e., when they were weak, and would produce weak lambs. The meaning is probably this: he only adopted this plan at the summer copulation, not the autumn; for, in the opinion of the ancients (Pliny, Columella), lambs that were conceived in the spring and born in the autumn were stronger than those born in the spring (cf. Bochart l.c. p. 582). Jacob did this, possibly, less to spare Laban, than to avoid exciting suspicion, and so leading to the discovery of his trick. - In Genesis 30:43 the account closes with the remark, that the man increased exceedingly, and became rich in cattle (רבּות צאן many head of sheep and goats) and slaves, without expressing approbation of Jacob's conduct, or describing his increasing wealth as a blessing from God. The verdict is contained in what follows.

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Genesis 31:38-42 This twenty years have I been with you; your ewes and your she goats have not cast their young...

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

Ephesians 6:5-8 Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart...

Colossians 3:22-25 Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eye-service, as men pleasers; but in singleness of heart...

Titus 2:9,10 Exhort servants to be obedient to their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again...

1 Peter 2:18 Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the fraudulent.

Cross References
Genesis 30:29
Jacob said to him, "You yourself know how I have served you, and how your livestock has fared with me.

Genesis 31:7
yet your father has cheated me and changed my wages ten times. But God did not permit him to harm me.

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