Genesis 31:55
New International Version
Early the next morning Laban kissed his grandchildren and his daughters and blessed them. Then he left and returned home.

New Living Translation
Laban got up early the next morning, and he kissed his grandchildren and his daughters and blessed them. Then he left and returned home.

English Standard Version
Early in the morning Laban arose and kissed his grandchildren and his daughters and blessed them. Then Laban departed and returned home.

Berean Study Bible
Early the next morning, Laban got up and kissed his grandchildren and daughters and blessed them. Then he left to return home.

New American Standard Bible
Early in the morning Laban arose, and kissed his sons and his daughters and blessed them. Then Laban departed and returned to his place.

King James Bible
And early in the morning Laban rose up, and kissed his sons and his daughters, and blessed them: and Laban departed, and returned unto his place.

Christian Standard Bible
Laban got up early in the morning, kissed his grandchildren and daughters, and blessed them. Then Laban left to return home.

Contemporary English Version
Early the next morning, Laban kissed his daughters and his grandchildren goodbye, then he left to go back home.

Good News Translation
Early the next morning Laban kissed his grandchildren and his daughters good-bye, and left to go back home.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Laban got up early in the morning, kissed his grandchildren and daughters, and blessed them. Then Laban left to return home.

International Standard Version
Early the next morning, Laban woke up, kissed his grandchildren and daughters, blessed them, and then left for home.

NET Bible
Early in the morning Laban kissed his grandchildren and his daughters goodbye and blessed them. Then Laban left and returned home.

New Heart English Bible
Early in the morning, Laban rose up, and kissed his sons and his daughters, and blessed them. Laban departed and returned to his place.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Early the next morning Laban kissed his grandchildren and his daughters and blessed them. Then Laban left and went back home.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And early in the morning Laban rose up, and kissed his sons and his daughters, and blessed them. And Laban departed, and returned unto his place.

New American Standard 1977
And early in the morning Laban arose, and kissed his sons and his daughters and blessed them. Then Laban departed and returned to his place.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And early in the morning Laban rose up and kissed his sons and his daughters and blessed them; and Laban departed and returned unto his place.

King James 2000 Bible
And early in the morning Laban rose up, and kissed his sons and his daughters, and blessed them: and Laban departed, and returned unto his place.

American King James Version
And early in the morning Laban rose up, and kissed his sons and his daughters, and blessed them: and Laban departed, and returned to his place.

American Standard Version
And early in the morning Laban rose up, and kissed his sons and his daughters, and blessed them: and Laban departed and returned unto his place.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Laban rose up in the morning, and kissed his sons and his daughters, and blessed them; and Laban having turned back, departed to his place.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But laban arose in the night, and kissed his sons, and daughters, and blessed them: and returned to his place.

Darby Bible Translation
And Laban rose early in the morning, and kissed his sons and his daughters, and blessed them; and Laban went and returned to his place.

English Revised Version
And early in the morning Laban rose up, and kissed his sons and his daughters, and blessed them: and Laban departed, and returned unto his place.

Webster's Bible Translation
And early in the morning Laban arose, and kissed his sons and his daughters, and blessed them: and Laban departed, and returned to his place.

World English Bible
Early in the morning, Laban rose up, and kissed his sons and his daughters, and blessed them. Laban departed and returned to his place.

Young's Literal Translation
and Laban riseth early in the morning, and kisseth his sons and his daughters, and blesseth them; and Laban goeth on, and turneth back to his place.
Study Bible
Jacob's Covenant with Laban
54Then Jacob offered a sacrifice on the mountain and invited his kinsmen to eat a meal. And after they had eaten, they spent the night on the mountain. 55Early the next morning, Laban got up and kissed his grandchildren and daughters and blessed them. Then he left to return home.
Cross References
Genesis 31:28
But you did not even let me kiss my grandchildren and daughters goodbye. Now you have done a foolish thing.

Genesis 31:43
But Laban answered Jacob, "These daughters are my daughters, these sons are my sons, and these flocks are my flocks! Everything you see is mine! Yet what can I do today about these daughters of mine or the children they have borne?

2 Samuel 19:39
So all the people crossed the Jordan, and then the king crossed over. The king kissed Barzillai and blessed him, and Barzillai returned home.

Treasury of Scripture

And early in the morning Laban rose up, and kissed his sons and his daughters, and blessed them: and Laban departed, and returned to his place.

and kissed.

Genesis 31:28
And hast not suffered me to kiss my sons and my daughters? thou hast now done foolishly in so doing.

Genesis 33:4
And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, and kissed him: and they wept.

Ruth 1:14
And they lifted up their voice, and wept again: and Orpah kissed her mother in law; but Ruth clave unto her.

blessed.

Genesis 24:60
And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her, Thou art our sister, be thou the mother of thousands of millions, and let thy seed possess the gate of those which hate them.

Genesis 28:1
And Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and charged him, and said unto him, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan.

Numbers 23:5,8,11
And the LORD put a word in Balaam's mouth, and said, Return unto Balak, and thus thou shalt speak…

returned.

Genesis 18:33
And the LORD went his way, as soon as he had left communing with Abraham: and Abraham returned unto his place.

Genesis 30:25
And it came to pass, when Rachel had born Joseph, that Jacob said unto Laban, Send me away, that I may go unto mine own place, and to my country.

Numbers 24:25
And Balaam rose up, and went and returned to his place: and Balak also went his way.







Lexicon
Early the next morning,
בַּבֹּ֗קֶר (bab·bō·qer)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1242: Dawn, morning

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

got up
וַיַּשְׁכֵּ֨ם (way·yaš·kêm)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7925: To load up, to start early in the morning

and kissed
וַיְנַשֵּׁ֧ק (way·naš·šêq)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5401: To kiss, to equip with weapons

his grandchildren
לְבָנָ֛יו (lə·ḇā·nāw)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

and daughters
וְלִבְנוֹתָ֖יו (wə·liḇ·nō·w·ṯāw)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Noun - feminine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1323: A daughter

and blessed them.
וַיְבָ֣רֶךְ (way·ḇā·reḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1288: To kneel, to bless God, man, to curse

Then [he]
לָבָ֖ן (lā·ḇān)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3837: Laban -- father-in-law of Jacob

left
וַיֵּ֛לֶךְ (way·yê·leḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk

to return
וַיָּ֥שָׁב (way·yā·šāḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

home.
לִמְקֹמֽוֹ׃ (lim·qō·mōw)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4725: A standing, a spot, a condition
Verse 55. - And early in the morning Laban rose up, and kissed his sons and his daughters, - i.e. Rachel and Leah and their children. It does not appear that Laban kissed Jacob on taking final leave of him as he did on first meeting him (Genesis 29:39) - and blessed them (cf. Genesis 14:60; 28:1): and Laban departed, and returned unto his place - Padan-aram (cf. Genesis 18:33; Genesis 30:25).



31:43-55 Laban could neither justify himself nor condemn Jacob, therefore desires to hear no more of that matter. He is not willing to own himself in fault, as he ought to have done. But he proposes a covenant of friendship between them, to which Jacob readily agrees. A heap of stones was raised, to keep up the memory of the event, writing being then not known or little used. A sacrifice of peace offerings was offered. Peace with God puts true comfort into our peace with our friends. They did eat bread together, partaking of the feast upon the sacrifice. In ancient times covenants of friendship were ratified by the parties eating and drinking together. God is judge between contending parties, and he will judge righteously; whoever do wrong, it is at their peril. They gave a new name to the place, The heap of witness. After this angry parley, they part friends. God is often better to us than our fears, and overrules the spirits of men in our favour, beyond what we could have expected; for it is not in vain to trust in him.
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