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.
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.
Darby Bible Translation
I have been these twenty years in thy house: I have served thee fourteen years for thy two daughters, and six years for thy flock; and thou hast 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;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Twenty years - See the remarks at the end, Genesis 31:55 (note).
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
ten times. See on ver.
LibraryGen. xxxi. 11
Of no less importance and significance is the passage Gen. xxxi. 11 seq. According to ver. 11, the Angel of God, [Hebrew: mlaK halhiM] appears toJacob in a dream. In ver. 13, the same person calls himself the God of Bethel, with reference to the event recorded in chap. xxviii. 11-22. It cannot be supposed that in chap xxviii. the mediation of a common angel took place, who, however, had not been expressly mentioned; for Jehovah is there contrasted with the angels. In ver. 12, we read: "And behold …
Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg—Christology of the Old Testament
Epistle Xlix. To Anastasius, Bishop of Antioch .
Stay with him for a while until your brother's fury subsides.
Laban said to him, "Just because you are a relative of mine, should you work for me for nothing? Tell me what your wages should be."
Finish this daughter's bridal week; then we will give you the younger one also, in return for another seven years of work."
Jacob made love to Rachel also, and his love for Rachel was greater than his love for Leah. And he worked for Laban another seven years.
He added, "Name your wages, and I will pay them."
yet your father has cheated me by changing my wages ten times. However, God has not allowed him to harm me.
This was my situation: The heat consumed me in the daytime and the cold at night, and sleep fled from my eyes.
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