Genesis 31:41
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.

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.

New American Bible
Of the twenty years that I have now spent in your household, I served you fourteen years for your two daughters and six years for your flock, while you changed my wages ten times.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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.

fourteen.

Genesis 31:38 Have I, therefore, been with thee twenty years? thy ewes and goats were not barren, the rams of thy flocks I did not eat:

Genesis 29:18-30 And Jacob being in love with her, said: I will serve thee seven years for Rachel, thy younger daughter. . . .

Genesis 30:33-40 And my justice shall answer for me tomorrow before thee, when the time of the bargain shall come; and all that is not of divers colours, and spotted, and brown, as well among the sheep as among the goats, shall accuse me of theft. . . .

1 Corinthians 15:10 But by the grace of God, I am what I am. And his grace in me hath not been void: but I have laboured more abundantly than all they. Yet not I, but the grace of God with me:

2 Corinthians 11:26 In journeying often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils from my own nation, in perils from the Gentiles, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils from false brethren:

ten times.

Genesis 31:7 Yea your father hath also overreached me, and hath changed my wages ten times: and yet God hath not suffered him to hurt me.

Context
Laban Pursues Jacob
40Day and night was I parched with heat, and with frost, and sleep departed from my eyes. 41And 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.42Unless the God of my father, Abraham, and the fear of Isaac, had stood by me, peradventure now thou hadst sent me away naked: God beheld my affliction and the labour of my hands, and rebuked thee yesterday.…
Cross References
Genesis 27:44
And thou shalt dwell with him a few days, till the wrath of thy brother be assuaged,

Genesis 29:15
He said to him: Because thou art my brother, shalt thou serve me without wages? Tell me what wages thou wilt have.

Genesis 29:27
Make up the week of days of this match: and I will give thee her also, for the service that thou shalt render me other seven years.

Genesis 29:30
And having at length obtained the marriage he wished for, he preferred the love of the latter before the former, and served with him other seven years.

Genesis 30:28
Appoint thy wages which I shall give thee.

Genesis 31:7
Yea your father hath also overreached me, and hath changed my wages ten times: and yet God hath not suffered him to hurt me.

Genesis 31:40
Day and night was I parched with heat, and with frost, and sleep departed from my eyes.

Genesis 32:4
And he commanded them, saying: Thus shall ye speak to my lord Esau: Thus saith thy brother Jacob: I have sojourned with Laban, and have been with him until this day:

Additional Translations
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!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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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