Genesis 29:4
New International Version
Jacob asked the shepherds, "My brothers, where are you from?" "We're from Harran," they replied.

New Living Translation
Jacob went over to the shepherds and asked, “Where are you from, my friends?” “We are from Haran,” they answered.

English Standard Version
Jacob said to them, “My brothers, where do you come from?” They said, “We are from Haran.”

Berean Study Bible
“My brothers,” Jacob asked the shepherds, “where are you from?” “We are from Haran,” they answered.

King James Bible
And Jacob said unto them, My brethren, whence be ye? And they said, Of Haran are we.

New King James Version
And Jacob said to them, “My brethren, where are you from?” And they said, “We are from Haran.”

New American Standard Bible
Jacob said to them, “My brothers, where are you from?” And they said, “We are from Haran.”

NASB 1995
Jacob said to them, "My brothers, where are you from?" And they said, "We are from Haran."

NASB 1977
And Jacob said to them, “My brothers, where are you from?” And they said, “We are from Haran.”

Amplified Bible
Jacob said to them, “My brothers, where are you from?” And they said, “We are from Haran.”

Christian Standard Bible
Jacob asked the men at the well, “My brothers! Where are you from? ” “We’re from Haran,” they answered.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Jacob asked the men at the well, "My brothers! Where are you from?"" We're from Haran," they answered."

American Standard Version
And Jacob said unto them, My brethren, whence are ye? And they said, Of Haran are we.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Yaquuv said to them, “My brothers, from where are you?” They were saying to him, “We are from Kharan.”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Jacob said to them, Brethren, whence are ye? and they said, We are of Charrhan.

Contemporary English Version
Jacob asked the shepherds, "Where are you from?" "We're from Haran," they answered.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he said to the shepherds: Brethren, whence are you? They answered: Of Haran.

English Revised Version
And Jacob said unto them, My brethren, whence be ye? And they said, Of Haran are we.

Good News Translation
Jacob asked the shepherds, "My friends, where are you from?" "From Haran," they answered.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jacob asked some people, "My friends, where are you from?" "We're from Haran," they replied.

International Standard Version
Jacob asked them, "My brothers, where are you from?" "We're from Haran," they answered.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Jacob said unto them: 'My brethren, whence are ye?' And they said: 'Of Haran are we.'

Literal Standard Version
And Jacob says to them, “My brothers, where [are] you from?” And they say, “We [are] from Haran.”

NET Bible
Jacob asked them, "My brothers, where are you from?" They replied, "We're from Haran."

New Heart English Bible
Jacob said to them, "My brothers, where are you from?" They said, "We are from Haran."

World English Bible
Jacob said to them, "My relatives, where are you from?" They said, "We are from Haran."

Young's Literal Translation
And Jacob saith to them, 'My brethren, from whence are ye?' and they say, 'We are from Haran.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jacob Meets Rachel
3When all the flocks had been gathered there, the shepherds would roll away the stone from the mouth of the well and water the sheep. Then they would return the stone to its place over the mouth of the well. 4“My brothers,” Jacob asked the shepherds, “where are you from?” “We are from Haran,” they answered. 5“Do you know Laban the grandson of Nahor?” Jacob asked. “We know him,” they replied.…

Cross References
Genesis 28:10
Meanwhile Jacob left Beersheba and set out for Haran.

Genesis 29:3
When all the flocks had been gathered there, the shepherds would roll away the stone from the mouth of the well and water the sheep. Then they would return the stone to its place over the mouth of the well.


Treasury of Scripture

And Jacob said to them, My brothers, from where be you? And they said, Of Haran are we.

Of Haran.

Genesis 11:31
And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran his son's son, and Sarai his daughter in law, his son Abram's wife; and they went forth with them from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan; and they came unto Haran, and dwelt there.

Genesis 24:10
And the servant took ten camels of the camels of his master, and departed; for all the goods of his master were in his hand: and he arose, and went to Mesopotamia, unto the city of Nahor.

Genesis 27:43
Now therefore, my son, obey my voice; and arise, flee thou to Laban my brother to Haran;

Charran.









Verse 4. - And Jacob said unto them (the shepherds of the three flocks), My brethren (a friendly salutation from one who was himself a shepherd), whence be ye? Anticipating that their reply would reveal his whereabouts. And they said, Of Haran are we. This could scarcely fail to remind Jacob of God's premise to guide him in his journey.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
“My brothers,”
אַחַ֖י (’a·ḥay)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's 251: A brother, )

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

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

the [shepherds],
לָהֶם֙ (lā·hem)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew

“where
מֵאַ֣יִן (mê·’a·yin)
Preposition-m | Adverb
Strong's 370: Whence?

are you from?”
אַתֶּ֑ם (’at·tem)
Pronoun - second person masculine plural
Strong's 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

“We are
אֲנָֽחְנוּ׃ (’ă·nā·ḥə·nū)
Pronoun - first person common plural
Strong's 587: We

from Haran,”
מֵחָרָ֖ן (mê·ḥā·rān)
Preposition-m | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 2771: Haran -- 'crossroads', a city in northern Mesopotamia

they answered.
וַיֹּ֣אמְר֔וּ (way·yō·mə·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 559: To utter, say


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