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.”

New American Standard Bible
Then Jacob said to Laban, "Give me my wife, for my time is completed, that I may go in to 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.

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

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

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Jacob said to Laban, "Give me my wife, for my time is completed. 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."

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 days are fulfilled, that I may go in to her."

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."

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

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Jacob said unto Laban, Give me my wife, for my days are fulfilled that I may go in unto her.

King James 2000 Bible
And Jacob said unto Laban, Give me my wife, for my days are fulfilled, that I may go in unto her.

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

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

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.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jacob said to Laban, Give [me] my wife, for my days are fulfilled, that I may go in to 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.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Jacob said to Laban, Give me my wife (for my days are fulfilled) that I may go in to 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;'
Study Bible
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.







Lexicon
Finally Jacob
יַעֲקֹ֤ב (ya·‘ă·qōḇ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 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 Hebrew 559: To utter, say

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

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

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

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

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

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

is complete,
מָלְא֖וּ (mā·lə·’ū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 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 Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

her.”
אֵלֶֽיהָ׃ (’ê·le·hā)
Preposition | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to
(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. 29:15-30 During the month that Jacob spent as a guest, he was not idle. Wherever we are, it is good to employ ourselves in some useful business. Laban was desirous that Jacob should continue with him. Inferior relations must not be imposed upon; it is our duty to reward them. Jacob made known to Laban the affection he had for his daughter Rachel. And having no wordly goods with which to endow her, he promises seven years' service Love makes long and hard services short and easy; hence we read of the labour of love, Heb 6:10. If we know how to value the happiness of heaven, the sufferings of this present time will be as nothing to us. An age of work will be but as a few days to those that love God, and long for Christ's appearing. Jacob, who had imposed upon his father, is imposed upon by Laban, his father-in-law, by a like deception. Herein, how unrighteous soever Laban was, the Lord was righteous: see Jud 1:7. Even the righteous, if they take a false step, are sometimes thus recompensed in the earth. And many who are not, like Jacob, in their marriage, disappointed in person, soon find themselves, as much to their grief, disappointed in the character. The choice of that relation ought to be made with good advice and thought on both sides. There is reason to believe that Laban's excuse was not true. His way of settling the matter made bad worse. Jacob was drawn into the disquiet of multiplying wives. He could not refuse Rachel, for he had espoused her; still less could he refuse Leah. As yet there was no express command against marrying more than one wife. It was in the patriarchs a sin of ignorance; but it will not justify the like practice now, when God's will is plainly made known by the Divine law, Le 18:18, and more fully since, by our Saviour, that one man and woman only must be joined together, 1Co 7:2.
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