Genesis 29:21
New International Version
Then Jacob said to Laban, “Give me my wife. My time is completed, and I want to make love to her.”

New Living Translation
Finally, the time came for him to marry her. “I have fulfilled my agreement,” Jacob said to Laban. “Now give me my wife so I can sleep with her.”

English Standard Version
Then Jacob said to Laban, “Give me my wife that I may go in to her, for my time is completed.”

Berean Study Bible
Finally Jacob said to Laban, “Grant me my wife, for my time is complete, and I want to sleep with her.”

King James Bible
And Jacob said unto Laban, Give me my wife, for my days are fulfilled, that I may go in unto her.

New King James Version
Then Jacob said to Laban, “Give me my wife, for my days are fulfilled, that I may go in to her.”

New American Standard Bible
Then Jacob said to Laban, “Give me my wife, for my time is completed, that I may have relations with her.”

NASB 1995
Then Jacob said to Laban, “Give me my wife, for my time is completed, that I may go in to her.”

NASB 1977
Then Jacob said to Laban, “Give me my wife, for my time is completed, that I may go in to her.”

Amplified Bible
Finally, Jacob said to Laban, “Give me my wife, for my time [of service] is completed, so that I may take her to me [as my wife].”

Christian Standard Bible
Then Jacob said to Laban, “Since my time is complete, give me my wife, so I can sleep with her.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Jacob said to Laban, “Give me my wife, for my time is completed. I want to sleep with her.”

American Standard Version
And Jacob said unto Laban, Give me my wife, for my days are fulfilled, that I may go in unto her.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Yaquuv said to Laban, “Give me my wife, because the days are ended, and I shall go into her.”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Jacob said to Laban, Give me my wife, for my days are fulfilled, that I may go in to her.

Contemporary English Version
Jacob said to Laban, "The time is up, and I want to marry Rachel now!"

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he said to Laban: Give me my wife; for now the time is fulfilled, that I may go in unto her.

English Revised Version
And Jacob said unto Laban, Give me my wife, for my days are fulfilled, that I may go in unto her.

Good News Translation
Then Jacob said to Laban, "The time is up; let me marry your daughter."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[At the end of the seven years] Jacob said to Laban, "The time is up; give me my wife! I want to sleep with her."

International Standard Version
Eventually, Jacob told Laban, "Bring me my wife, now that my time of service has been completed, so I can go be with her."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Jacob said unto Laban: 'Give me my wife, for my days are filled, that I may go in unto her.'

Literal Standard Version
And Jacob says to Laban, “Give up my wife, for my days have been fulfilled, and I go in to her”;

NET Bible
Finally Jacob said to Laban, "Give me my wife, for my time of service is up. I want to have marital relations with her."

New Heart English Bible
Jacob said to Laban, "Give me my wife, for my time is completed, so that I may sleep with her."

World English Bible
Jacob said to Laban, "Give me my wife, for my days are fulfilled, that I may go in to her."

Young's Literal Translation
And Jacob saith unto Laban, 'Give up my wife, for my days have been fulfilled, and I go in unto her;'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jacob Marries Leah and Rachel
20So Jacob served seven years for Rachel, yet it seemed but a few days because of his love for her. 21Finally Jacob said to Laban, “Grant me my wife, for my time is complete, and I want to sleep with her.” 22So Laban invited all the men of that place and prepared a feast.…

Cross References
Genesis 29:22
So Laban invited all the men of that place and prepared a feast.

Deuteronomy 22:13
Suppose a man marries a woman, has relations with her, and comes to hate her,

Judges 15:1
Later on, at the time of the wheat harvest, Samson took a young goat and went to visit his wife. "I want to go to my wife in her room," he said. But her father would not let him enter.


Treasury of Scripture

And Jacob said to Laban, Give me my wife, for my days are fulfilled, that I may go in to her.

Give me.

Matthew 1:18
Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.

my days.

Genesis 29:18,20
And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I will serve thee seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter…

Genesis 31:41
Thus have I been twenty years in thy house; I served thee fourteen years for thy two daughters, and six years for thy cattle: and thou hast changed my wages ten times.

go in.

Genesis 4:1
And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD.

Genesis 38:16
And he turned unto her by the way, and said, Go to, I pray thee, let me come in unto thee; (for he knew not that she was his daughter in law.) And she said, What wilt thou give me, that thou mayest come in unto me?

Judges 15:1
But it came to pass within a while after, in the time of wheat harvest, that Samson visited his wife with a kid; and he said, I will go in to my wife into the chamber. But her father would not suffer him to go in.









(21) My days are fulfilled.--That is, the appointed time of service is completed. It was undeniably at the end of the seven years that the marriage took place.

Verse 21. - And Jacob said unto Laban (who, though the term of servitude had expired, appeared to be in no haste to implement his part of the bargain), Give me my wife (i.e. my affianced wife, as in Deuteronomy 22:23, 24; Matthew 1:20), for my days are fulfilled (i.e. my term of service is completed), that I may go in unto her - quo significant intactam adhuc esse virginem (Calvin); a proof that Jacob's love was pure and true.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Finally Jacob
יַעֲקֹ֤ב (ya·‘ă·qōḇ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3290: Jacob -- a son of Isaac, also his desc

said
וַיֹּ֨אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

Laban,
לָבָן֙ (lā·ḇān)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3837: Laban -- father-in-law of Jacob

“Grant
הָבָ֣ה (hā·ḇāh)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 3051: To give, to put, imperatively, come

me my wife,
אִשְׁתִּ֔י (’iš·tî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 802: Woman, wife, female

for
כִּ֥י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

my time
יָמָ֑י (yā·māy)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's 3117: A day

is complete,
מָלְא֖וּ (mā·lə·’ū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 4390: To fill, be full of

and I want to sleep with
וְאָב֖וֹאָה (wə·’ā·ḇō·w·’āh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect Cohortative - first person common singular
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

her.”
אֵלֶֽיהָ׃ (’ê·le·hā)
Preposition | third person feminine singular
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to


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