Hosea 12:12
Good News Translation
Our ancestor Jacob had to flee to Mesopotamia, where, in order to get a wife, he worked for another man and took care of his sheep.

Contemporary English Version
Jacob escaped to Syria where he tended sheep to earn himself a wife.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Jacob fled into the country of Syria, and Israel served for a wife, and was a keeper for a wife.

New American Bible
Jacob fled to the land of Aram, and Israel served for a wife; for a wife he tended sheep.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Jacob fled into the country of Syria, and Israel served for a wife, and was a keeper for a wife.

Jacob.

Genesis 27:43 Now therefore, my son, hear my voice, arise and flee to Laban, my brother, to Haran:

Genesis 28:1-29:35 And Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and charged him, saying: Take not a wife of the stock of Chanaan: . . .

Deuteronomy 26:5 And thou shalt speak thus in the sight of the Lord thy God: The Syrian pursued my father, who went down into Egypt, and sojourned there in a very small number, and grew into a nation great and strong and of an infinite multitude.

Israel.

Genesis 32:27,28 And he said: What is thy name? He answered: Jacob. . . .

served.

Genesis 29:18-28 And Jacob being in love with her, said: I will serve thee seven years for Rachel, thy younger daughter. . . .

Genesis 31:41 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.

Context
A Reproof of Ephraim, Judah, Jacob
11If Galaad be an idol, then in vain were they in Galgal offering sacrifices with bullocks: for their altars also are as heaps in the furrows of the field. 12Jacob fled into the country of Syria, and Israel served for a wife, and was a keeper for a wife.13But the Lord by a prophet brought Israel out of Egypt: and he was preserved by a prophet.…
Cross References
Genesis 28:5
And when Isaac had sent him away, he took his journey and went to Mesopotamia of Syria, to Laban, the son of Bathuel, the Syrian, brother to Rebecca, his mother.

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

Genesis 29:20
So Jacob served seven years for Rachel: and they seemed but a few days, because of the greatness of his love.

Genesis 30:26
Give me my wives, and my children, for whom I have served thee, that I may depart: thou knowest the service that I have rendered thee.

Additional Translations
Jacob fled to the land of Aram and Israel worked for a wife—for a wife he tended sheep.And Jacob fled into the country of Syria, and Israel served for a wife, and for a wife he kept sheep.

And Jacob fled into the field of Aram, and Israel served for a wife, and for a wife he kept'sheep .

And Jacob retreated into the plain of Syria, and Israel served for a wife, and waited for a wife.

And Jacob fled into the country of Syria, and Israel served for a wife, and for a wife he kept [sheep].

And Jacob fled into the field of Aram, and Israel served for a wife, and for a wife he kept sheep.

And Jacob fled into the country of Syria, and Israel served for a wife, and for a wife he kept sheep.

Jacob fled into the country of Aram, and Israel served to get a wife, and for a wife he tended flocks and herds.

And Jacob doth flee to the country of Aram, And Israel doth serve for a wife, Yea, for a wife he hath kept watch.
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