Genesis 31:38
New International Version
“I have been with you for twenty years now. Your sheep and goats have not miscarried, nor have I eaten rams from your flocks.

New Living Translation
“For twenty years I have been with you, caring for your flocks. In all that time your sheep and goats never miscarried. In all those years I never used a single ram of yours for food.

English Standard Version
These twenty years I have been with you. Your ewes and your female goats have not miscarried, and I have not eaten the rams of your flocks.

Berean Study Bible
I have been with you for twenty years now. Your sheep and goats have not miscarried, nor have I eaten the rams of your flock.

King James Bible
This twenty years have I been with thee; thy ewes and thy she goats have not cast their young, and the rams of thy flock have I not eaten.

New King James Version
These twenty years I have been with you; your ewes and your female goats have not miscarried their young, and I have not eaten the rams of your flock.

New American Standard Bible
For these twenty years I have been with you; your ewes and your female goats have not miscarried, nor have I eaten the rams of your flocks.

NASB 1995
“These twenty years I have been with you; your ewes and your female goats have not miscarried, nor have I eaten the rams of your flocks.

NASB 1977
“These twenty years I have been with you; your ewes and your female goats have not miscarried, nor have I eaten the rams of your flocks.

Amplified Bible
These twenty years I have been with you; your ewes and your female goats have not lost their young, nor have I eaten the rams of your flocks.

Christian Standard Bible
I’ve been with you these twenty years. Your ewes and female goats have not miscarried, and I have not eaten the rams from your flock.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I’ve been with you these 20 years. Your ewes and female goats have not miscarried, and I have not eaten the rams from your flock.

American Standard Version
These twenty years have I been with thee; thy ewes and thy she-goats have not cast their young, and the rams of thy flocks have I not eaten.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Behold I have been with you twenty years; your ewes and your shegoats are not barren and the rams of your flocks I have not consumed.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
These twenty years have I been with thee; thy sheep, and thy she-goats have not failed in bearing; I devoured not the rams of thy cattle.

Contemporary English Version
In all the 20 years that I've worked for you, not one of your sheep or goats has had a miscarriage, and I've never eaten even one of your rams.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Have I therefore been with thee twenty years? thy ewes and goats were not barren, the rams of thy flocks I did not eat:

English Revised Version
This twenty years have I been with thee; thy ewes and thy she-goats have not cast their young, and the rams of thy flocks have I not eaten.

Good News Translation
I have been with you now for twenty years; your sheep and your goats have not failed to reproduce, and I have not eaten any rams from your flocks.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"I've been with you for 20 years. Your sheep and goats never miscarried, and I never ate any rams from your flocks.

International Standard Version
Meanwhile, these past 20 years that I've been with you, your sheep and goats never had miscarriages, I never once ate any of the rams from your flock,

JPS Tanakh 1917
These twenty years have I been with thee; thy ewes and thy she-goats have not cast their young, and the rams of thy flocks have I not eaten.

Literal Standard Version
These twenty years I [am] with you: your ewes and your female goats have not miscarried, and the rams of your flock I have not eaten;

NET Bible
"I have been with you for the past twenty years. Your ewes and female goats have not miscarried, nor have I eaten rams from your flocks.

New Heart English Bible
These twenty years I have been with you. Your ewes and your female goats have not miscarried their young, and I haven?t eaten the rams of your flocks.

World English Bible
"These twenty years I have been with you. Your ewes and your female goats have not cast their young, and I haven't eaten the rams of your flocks.

Young's Literal Translation
These twenty years I am with thee: thy ewes and thy she-goats have not miscarried, and the rams of thy flock I have not eaten;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Laban Pursues Jacob
37You have searched all my goods! Have you found anything that belongs to you? Put it here before my brothers and yours, that they may judge between the two of us. 38I have been with you for twenty years now. Your sheep and goats have not miscarried, nor have I eaten the rams of your flock. 39I did not bring you anything torn by wild beasts; I bore the loss myself. And you demanded payment from me for what was stolen by day or night.…

Cross References
Genesis 31:10
When the flocks were breeding, I saw in a dream that the streaked, spotted, and speckled males were mating with the females.

Genesis 31:37
You have searched all my goods! Have you found anything that belongs to you? Put it here before my brothers and yours, that they may judge between the two of us.

Genesis 31:39
I did not bring you anything torn by wild beasts; I bore the loss myself. And you demanded payment from me for what was stolen by day or night.


Treasury of Scripture

This twenty years have I been with you; your ewes and your she goats have not cast their young, and the rams of your flock have I not eaten.

twenty.

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.

ewes.

Genesis 30:27,30
And Laban said unto him, I pray thee, if I have found favour in thine eyes, tarry: for I have learned by experience that the LORD hath blessed me for thy sake…

Exodus 23:26
There shall nothing cast their young, nor be barren, in thy land: the number of thy days I will fulfil.

Deuteronomy 28:4
Blessed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy ground, and the fruit of thy cattle, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep.

the rams.

Ezekiel 34:2-4
Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD unto the shepherds; Woe be to the shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves! should not the shepherds feed the flocks? …











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
I have
אָנֹכִי֙ (’ā·nō·ḵî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's 595: I

been with
עִמָּ֔ךְ (‘im·māḵ)
Preposition | second person feminine singular
Strong's 5973: With, equally with

you for
זֶה֩ (zeh)
Pronoun - masculine singular
Strong's 2088: This, that

twenty
עֶשְׂרִ֨ים (‘eś·rîm)
Number - common plural
Strong's 6242: Twenty, twentieth

years now.
שָׁנָ֤ה (šā·nāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 8141: A year

Your sheep
רְחֵלֶ֥יךָ (rə·ḥê·le·ḵā)
Noun - feminine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 7353: A ewe

and goats
וְעִזֶּ֖יךָ (wə·‘iz·ze·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 5795: Female goat

have not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

miscarried,
שִׁכֵּ֑לוּ (šik·kê·lū)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 7921: To miscarry, suffer abortion, to bereave

nor have I
לֹ֥א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

eaten
אָכָֽלְתִּי׃ (’ā·ḵā·lə·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 398: To eat

the rams
וְאֵילֵ֥י (wə·’ê·lê)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 352: Strength, strong, a chief, a ram, a pilaster, an oak, strong tree

of your flock.
צֹאנְךָ֖ (ṣō·nə·ḵā)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 6629: Small cattle, sheep and goats, flock


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