Genesis 30:26
New International Version
Give me my wives and children, for whom I have served you, and I will be on my way. You know how much work I've done for you."

New Living Translation
Let me take my wives and children, for I have earned them by serving you, and let me be on my way. You certainly know how hard I have worked for you.”

English Standard Version
Give me my wives and my children for whom I have served you, that I may go, for you know the service that I have given you.”

Berean Study Bible
Give me my wives and children, for whom I have served you, and I will go on my way. You know how hard I have worked for you.”

New American Standard Bible
"Give me my wives and my children for whom I have served you, and let me depart; for you yourself know my service which I have rendered you."

New King James Version
Give me my wives and my children for whom I have served you, and let me go; for you know my service which I have done for you.”

King James Bible
Give me my wives and my children, for whom I have served thee, and let me go: for thou knowest my service which I have done thee.

Christian Standard Bible
Give me my wives and my children that I have worked for, and let me go. You know how hard I have worked for you."

Contemporary English Version
You know how hard I've worked for you, so let me take my wives and children and leave."

Good News Translation
Give me my wives and children that I have earned by working for you, and I will leave. You know how well I have served you."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Give me my wives and my children that I have worked for, and let me go. You know how hard I have worked for you."

International Standard Version
Give me my wives and children for whom I've served you. Then I'll leave, since you're aware of my service to you."

NET Bible
Let me take my wives and my children whom I have acquired by working for you. Then I'll depart, because you know how hard I've worked for you."

New Heart English Bible
Give me my wives and my children for whom I have served you, and let me go; for you know my service with which I have served you."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Give me my wives and my children for whom I've worked, and let me go. You know how much work I've done for you."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Give me my wives and my children for whom I have served thee, and let me go; for thou knowest my service wherewith I have served thee.'

New American Standard 1977
“Give me my wives and my children for whom I have served you, and let me depart; for you yourself know my service which I have rendered you.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Give me my wives and my children, for whom I have served thee, and let me go, for thou knowest my service which I have done thee.

King James 2000 Bible
Give me my wives and my children, for whom I have served you, and let me go: for you know my service which I have done you.

American King James Version
Give me my wives and my children, for whom I have served you, and let me go: for you know my service which I have done you.

American Standard Version
Give me my wives and my children for whom I have served thee, and let me go: for thou knowest my service wherewith I have served thee.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Restore my wives and my children, for whom I have served thee, that I may depart, for thou knowest the service wherewith I have served thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Give me my wives, and my children, for whom I have served thee, that I may depart: thou knowest the service that I have rendered thee.

Darby Bible Translation
Give [me] my wives for whom I have served thee, and my children; that I may go away, for thou knowest my service which I have served thee.

English Revised Version
Give me my wives and my children for whom I have served thee, and let me go: for thou knowest my service wherewith I have served thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
Give me my wives and my children, for whom I have served thee, and let me go: for thou knowest my service which I have done thee.

World English Bible
Give me my wives and my children for whom I have served you, and let me go; for you know my service with which I have served you."

Young's Literal Translation
give up my wives and my children, for whom I have served thee, and I go; for thou -- thou hast known my service which I have served thee.'
Study Bible
Jacob Prospers
25Now after Rachel had given birth to Joseph, Jacob said to Laban, “Send me on my way so I can return to my homeland. 26Give me my wives and children, for whom I have served you, and I will go on my way. You know how hard I have worked for you.” 27But Laban replied, “If I have found favor in your eyes, please stay. I have learned by divination that the LORD has blessed me because of you.”…
Cross References
Genesis 29:18
Since Jacob loved Rachel, he answered, "I will serve you seven years for your younger daughter Rachel."

Genesis 29:20
So Jacob served seven years for Rachel, yet it seemed but a few days because of his love for her.

Hosea 12:12
Jacob fled to the land of Aram and Israel worked for a wife--for a wife he tended sheep.

Treasury of Scripture

Give me my wives and my children, for whom I have served you, and let me go: for you know my service which I have done you.

my wives.

Genesis 29:19,20,30
And Laban said, It is better that I give her to thee, than that I should give her to another man: abide with me…

Genesis 31:26,31,41
And Laban said to Jacob, What hast thou done, that thou hast stolen away unawares to me, and carried away my daughters, as captives taken with the sword? …

Hosea 12:12
And Jacob fled into the country of Syria, and Israel served for a wife, and for a wife he kept sheep.

for thou.

Genesis 30:29,30
And he said unto him, Thou knowest how I have served thee, and how thy cattle was with me…

Genesis 31:6,38-40
And ye know that with all my power I have served your father…







Lexicon
Give
תְּנָ֞ה (tə·nāh)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

[me]
אֶת־ (’eṯ-)
Direct object marker
Strong's Hebrew 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

my wives
נָשַׁ֣י (nā·šay)
Noun - feminine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 802: Woman, wife, female

and
וְאֶת־ (wə·’eṯ-)
Conjunctive waw | Direct object marker
Strong's Hebrew 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

children,
יְלָדַ֗י (yə·lā·ḏay)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3206: Something born, a lad, offspring

for whom
אֲשֶׁ֨ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

I have served you,
עָבַ֧דְתִּי (‘ā·ḇaḏ·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5647: To work, to serve, till, enslave

and I will go on my way.
וְאֵלֵ֑כָה (wə·’ê·lê·ḵāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect Cohortative - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk

You
אַתָּ֣ה (’at·tāh)
Pronoun - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

know
יָדַ֔עְתָּ (yā·ḏa‘·tā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3045: To know

how
אֲשֶׁ֥ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

hard I have worked
עֲבֹדָתִ֖י (‘ă·ḇō·ḏā·ṯî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5656: Work of any kind

for you.”
עֲבַדְתִּֽיךָ׃ (‘ă·ḇaḏ·tî·ḵā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5647: To work, to serve, till, enslave
Verse 26. - Give me (suffer me to take) my wives and my children, for whom I have served thee, and let me go (literally, and I will go): for thou knowest my service which I have done thee - implying that he had faithfully implemented his engagement, and that Laban was aware of the justness of his demand to be released from further servitude. 30:25-43 The fourteen years being gone, Jacob was willing to depart without any provision, except God's promise. But he had in many ways a just claim on Laban's substance, and it was the will of God that he should be provided for from it. He referred his cause to God, rather than agree for stated wages with Laban, whose selfishness was very great. And it would appear that he acted honestly, when none but those of the colours fixed upon should be found among his cattle. Laban selfishly thought that his cattle would produce few different in colour from their own. Jacob's course after this agreement has been considered an instance of his policy and management. But it was done by intimation from God, and as a token of his power. The Lord will one way or another plead the cause of the oppressed, and honour those who simply trust his providence. Neither could Laban complain of Jacob, for he had nothing more than was freely agreed that he should have; nor was he injured, but greatly benefitted by Jacob's services. May all our mercies be received with thanksgiving and prayer, that coming from his bounty, they may lead to his praise.
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