Genesis 29:5
New International Version
He said to them, "Do you know Laban, Nahor's grandson?" "Yes, we know him," they answered.

New Living Translation
“Do you know a man there named Laban, the grandson of Nahor?” he asked. “Yes, we do,” they replied.

English Standard Version
He said to them, “Do you know Laban the son of Nahor?” They said, “We know him.”

Berean Study Bible
“Do you know Laban the grandson of Nahor?” Jacob asked. “We know him,” they replied.

King James Bible
And he said unto them, Know ye Laban the son of Nahor? And they said, We know him.

New King James Version
Then he said to them, “Do you know Laban the son of Nahor?” And they said, “We know him.”

New American Standard Bible
So he said to them, “Do you know Laban the son of Nahor?” And they said, “We know him.

NASB 1995
He said to them, "Do you know Laban the son of Nahor?" And they said, "We know him."

NASB 1977
And he said to them, “Do you know Laban the son of Nahor?” And they said, “We know him.

Amplified Bible
So he said to them, “Do you know Laban the grandson of Nahor [Abraham’s brother]?” And they replied, “We know him.”

Christian Standard Bible
“Do you know Laban, Nahor’s grandson? ” Jacob asked them. They answered, “We know him.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Do you know Laban grandson of Nahor?" Jacob asked them. They answered, "We know him.""

American Standard Version
And he said unto them, Know ye Laban the son of Nahor? And they said, We know him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He said to them, “Do you know Laban, son of Nakhor?” They said to him, “We know.”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he said to them, Know ye Laban, the son of Nachor? and they said, We do know him.

Contemporary English Version
Then he asked, "Do you know Nahor's grandson Laban?" "Yes we do," they replied.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he asked them, saying: Know you Laban the son of Nachor? They said: We know him.

English Revised Version
And he said unto them, Know ye Laban the son of Nahor? And they said, We know him.

Good News Translation
He asked, "Do you know Laban, grandson of Nahor?" "Yes, we do," they answered.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He asked them, "Do you know Laban, Nahor's grandson?" They answered, "We do."

International Standard Version
"Do you happen to know Nahor's son Laban?" he inquired. "We do," they replied.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he said unto them: 'Know ye Laban the son of Nahor?' And they said: 'We know him.'

Literal Standard Version
And he says to them, “Have you known Laban, son of Nahor?” And they say, “We have known.”

NET Bible
So he said to them, "Do you know Laban, the grandson of Nahor?" "We know him," they said.

New Heart English Bible
He said to them, "Do you know Laban, the grandson of Nahor?" They said, "We know him."

World English Bible
He said to them, "Do you know Laban, the son of Nahor?" They said, "We know him."

Young's Literal Translation
And he saith to them, 'Have ye known Laban, son of Nahor?' and they say, 'We have known.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jacob Meets Rachel
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. 6“Is he well?” Jacob inquired. “Yes,” they answered, “and here comes his daughter Rachel with his sheep.”…

Cross References
Genesis 24:24
She replied, "I am the daughter of Bethuel, the son that Milcah bore to Nahor."

Genesis 24:29
Now Rebekah had a brother named Laban, and he rushed out to the man at the spring.


Treasury of Scripture

And he said to them, Know you Laban the son of Nahor? And they said, We know him.

son of.

Genesis 24:24,29
And she said unto him, I am the daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah, which she bare unto Nahor…

Genesis 31:53
The God of Abraham, and the God of Nahor, the God of their father, judge betwixt us. And Jacob sware by the fear of his father Isaac.









(5) Laban the son of Nahor.--Laban was really the son of Bethuel and grandson of Nahor; but Nahor was the founder of the family, as being the original immigrant from Ur, who came to supply Abraham's place on his departure.

Verse 5. - And he said unto them (with the view of discovering his kinsmen), Know ye Laban the son of Nahor? - i.e. the grandson, Laban's father having been Bethuel, who, however, here, as in Genesis 14, retires into the background. And they said, We know him. The language of the shepherds being Chaldaean (vide Genesis 31:47), Jacob, who spoke Hebrew, was able to converse with them either because he had learnt Chaldee from his mother (Clericus), or, as is more probable, because the dialects were not then greatly dissimilar (Gosman in Lange).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
“Do you know
הַיְדַעְתֶּ֖ם (hay·ḏa‘·tem)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 3045: To know

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

grandson
בֶּן־ (ben-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1121: A son

of Nahor?”
נָח֑וֹר (nā·ḥō·wr)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 5152: Nochor

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

“We know him,”
יָדָֽעְנוּ׃ (yā·ḏā·‘ə·nū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common plural
Strong's 3045: To know

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


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