Genesis 31:41
New International Version
It was like this for the twenty years I was in your household. I worked for you fourteen years for your two daughters and six years for your flocks, and you changed my wages ten times.

New Living Translation
Yes, for twenty years I slaved in your house! I worked for fourteen years earning your two daughters, and then six more years for your flock. And you changed my wages ten times!

English Standard Version
These twenty years I have been in your house. I served you fourteen years for your two daughters, and six years for your flock, and you have changed my wages ten times.

Berean Study Bible
Thus for twenty years I have served in your household—fourteen years for your two daughters and six years for your flocks—and you have changed my wages ten times!

King James Bible
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.

New King James Version
Thus I have been in your house twenty years; I served you fourteen years for your two daughters, and six years for your flock, and you have changed my wages ten times.

New American Standard Bible
For these twenty years I have been in your house; I served you fourteen years for your two daughters, and six years for your flock, and you changed my wages ten times.

NASB 1995
"These twenty years I have been in your house; I served you fourteen years for your two daughters and six years for your flock, and you changed my wages ten times.

NASB 1977
“These twenty years I have been in your house; I served you fourteen years for your two daughters, and six years for your flock, and you changed my wages ten times.

Amplified Bible
These twenty years I have been in your house; I served you fourteen years for your two daughters and six years for [my share of] your flocks, and you have changed my wages ten times.

Christian Standard Bible
For twenty years in your household I served you—fourteen years for your two daughters and six years for your flocks —and you have changed my wages ten times!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For 20 years I have worked in your household--14 years for your two daughters and six years for your flocks--and you have changed my wages 10 times!

American Standard Version
These twenty years have I been in thy house; I served thee fourteen years for thy two daughters, and six years for thy flock: and thou hast changed my wages ten times.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Behold I had twenty years in your house. I worked for you fourteen years for your two daughters and six years for your flocks and you changed my pay ten times.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
These twenty years have I been in thy house; I served thee fourteen years for thy two daughters, and six years among thy sheep, and thou didst falsely rate my wages for ten lambs.

Contemporary English Version
I had to work 14 of these 20 long years to earn your two daughters and another 6 years to buy your sheep and goats. During that time you kept changing my wages.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And in this manner have I served thee in thy house twenty years, fourteen for thy daughters, and six for thy flocks: thou hast changed also my wages ten times.

English Revised Version
These twenty years have I been in thy house; I served thee fourteen years for thy two daughters, and six years for thy flock: and thou hast changed my wages ten times.

Good News Translation
It was like that for the whole twenty years I was with you. For fourteen years I worked to win your two daughters--and six years for your flocks. And even then, you changed my wages ten times.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I've been with your household 20 years now. I worked for you 14 years for your two daughters and 6 years for your flocks, and you changed my wages ten times.

International Standard Version
I've lived in your house these 20 years—serving fourteen years for your two daughters and another six years for your flocks. During all that time you changed my wages ten times.

JPS Tanakh 1917
These twenty years have I been in thy house: I served thee fourteen years for thy two daughters, and six years for thy flock; and thou hast changed my wages ten times.

Literal Standard Version
This [is] to me twenty years in your house: I have served you fourteen years for your two daughters, and six years for your flock; and you change my hire ten times;

NET Bible
This was my lot for twenty years in your house: I worked like a slave for you--fourteen years for your two daughters and six years for your flocks, but you changed my wages ten times!

New Heart English Bible
These twenty years I have been in your house. I served you fourteen years for your two daughters, and six years for your flock, and you have changed my wages ten times.

World English Bible
These twenty years I have been in your house. I served you fourteen years for your two daughters, and six years for your flock, and you have changed my wages ten times.

Young's Literal Translation
This is to me twenty years in thy house: I have served thee fourteen years for thy two daughters, and six years for thy flock; and thou changest my hire ten times;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Laban Pursues Jacob
40As it was, the heat consumed me by day and the frost by night, and sleep fled from my eyes. 41Thus for twenty years I have served in your household— fourteen years for your two daughters and six years for your flocks— and you have changed my wages ten times! 42If the God of my father, the God of Abraham and the Fear of Isaac, had not been with me, surely by now you would have sent me away empty-handed. But God has seen my affliction and the toil of my hands, and last night He rendered judgment.”…

Cross References
Genesis 27:44
Stay with him for a while, until your brother's fury subsides--

Genesis 29:15
Laban said to him, "Just because you are my relative, should you work for nothing? Tell me what your wages should be."

Genesis 29:27
Finish this week's celebration, and we will give you the younger one in return for another seven years of work."

Genesis 29:30
Jacob slept with Rachel as well, and indeed, he loved Rachel more than Leah. So he worked for Laban another seven years.

Genesis 30:28
And he added, "Name your wages, and I will pay them."

Genesis 31:7
And although he has cheated me and changed my wages ten times, God has not allowed him to harm me.

Genesis 31:40
As it was, the heat consumed me by day and the frost by night, and sleep fled from my eyes.

Genesis 32:4
He instructed them, "You are to say to my master Esau, 'Your servant Jacob says: I have been staying with Laban and have remained there until now.


Treasury of Scripture

Thus have I been twenty years in your house; I served you fourteen years for your two daughters, and six years for your cattle: and you have changed my wages ten times.

fourteen.

Genesis 31:38
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.

Genesis 29:18-30
And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I will serve thee seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter…

Genesis 30:33-40
So shall my righteousness answer for me in time to come, when it shall come for my hire before thy face: every one that is not speckled and spotted among the goats, and brown among the sheep, that shall be counted stolen with me…

ten times.

Genesis 31:7
And your father hath deceived me, and changed my wages ten times; but God suffered him not to hurt me.









(41) Thus have I been . . . --Heb., This for me twenty years in thy house, but taken in connection with the preceding this, in Genesis 31:38, the meaning is "During the one twenty years that I was with thee, thy ewes, &c.," upon which follows "During the other twenty years that were for me in thy house, I served thee, &c." (See Note on Genesis 29:27, and Excursus on the Chronology of Jacob's Life.)



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Thus
זֶה־ (zeh-)
Pronoun - masculine singular
Strong's 2088: This, that

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

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

I have served
עֲבַדְתִּ֜יךָ (‘ă·ḇaḏ·tî·ḵā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular | second person masculine singular
Strong's 5647: To work, to serve, till, enslave

in your household—
בְּבֵיתֶךָ֒ (bə·ḇê·ṯe·ḵā)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 1004: A house

fourteen
אַרְבַּֽע־ (’ar·ba‘-)
Number - feminine singular
Strong's 702: Four

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

for your two
בִּשְׁתֵּ֣י (biš·tê)
Preposition-b | Number - fdc
Strong's 8147: Two (a cardinal number)

daughters
בְנֹתֶ֔יךָ (ḇə·nō·ṯe·ḵā)
Noun - feminine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 1323: A daughter

and six
וְשֵׁ֥שׁ (wə·šêš)
Conjunctive waw | Number - feminine singular construct
Strong's 8337: Six (a cardinal number)

years
שָׁנִ֖ים (šā·nîm)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 8141: A year

for your flocks—
בְּצֹאנֶ֑ךָ (bə·ṣō·ne·ḵā)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 6629: Small cattle, sheep and goats, flock

and you have changed
וַתַּחֲלֵ֥ף (wat·ta·ḥă·lêp̄)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 2498: To slide by, to hasten away, pass on, spring up, pierce, change

my wages
מַשְׂכֻּרְתִּ֖י (maś·kur·tî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 4909: Wages, a reward

ten
עֲשֶׂ֥רֶת (‘ă·śe·reṯ)
Number - masculine singular construct
Strong's 6235: Ten

times!
מֹנִֽים׃ (mō·nîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 4489: Something weighed out, a portion of time, an instance


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