Genesis 29:14
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English Standard Version
and Laban said to him, “Surely you are my bone and my flesh!” And he stayed with him a month.

King James Bible
And Laban said to him, Surely thou art my bone and my flesh. And he abode with him the space of a month.

American Standard Version
And Laban said to him, Surely thou art my bone and my flesh. And he abode with him the space of a month.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He answered: Thou art my bone and my flesh. And after the days of one month were expired,

English Revised Version
And Laban said to him, Surely thou art my bone and my flesh. And he abode with him the space of a month.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Laban said to him, Surely thou art my bone and my flesh: and he abode with him the space of a month.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Jacob asked the shepherds where they lived; from which it is probable that the well was not situated, like that in Genesis 24:11, in the immediate neighbourhood of the town of Haran; and when they said they were from Haran, he inquired after Laban, the son, i.e., the descendant, of Nahor, and how he was (לו השׁלום: is he well?; and received the reply, "Well; and behold Rachel, his daughter, is just coming (בּאה particip.) with the flock." When Jacob thereupon told the shepherds to water the flocks and feed them again, for the day was still "great," - i.e., it wanted a long while to the evening, and was not yet time to drive them in (to the folds to rest for the night) - he certainly only wanted to get the shepherds away from the well, that he might meet with his cousin alone. But as Rachel came up in the meantime, he was so carried away by the feelings of relationship, possibly by a certain love at first sight, that he rolled the stone away from the well, watered her flock, and after kissing her, introduced himself with tears of joyous emotion as her cousin (אביה אחי, brother, i.e., relation of her father) and Rebekah's son. What the other shepherds thought of all this, is passed over as indifferent to the purpose of the narrative, and the friendly reception of Jacob by Laban is related immediately afterwards. When Jacob had told Laban "all these things," - i.e., hardly "the cause of his journey, and the things which had happened to him in relation to the birthright" (Rosenmller), but simply the things mentioned in Genesis 29:2-12 - Laban acknowledged him as his relative: "Yes, thou art my bone and my flesh" (cf. Genesis 2:23 and Judges 9:2); and thereby eo ipso ensured him an abode in his house.

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Genesis 29:12,15 And Jacob told Rachel that he was her father's brother, and that he was Rebekah's son: and she ran and told her father...

Genesis 2:23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.

Genesis 13:8 And Abram said to Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray you, between me and you, and between my herdsmen and your herdsmen...

Judges 9:2 Speak, I pray you, in the ears of all the men of Shechem, Whether is better for you, either that all the sons of Jerubbaal...

2 Samuel 5:1 Then came all the tribes of Israel to David to Hebron, and spoke, saying, Behold, we are your bone and your flesh.

2 Samuel 19:12,13 You are my brothers, you are my bones and my flesh: why then are you the last to bring back the king...

Micah 7:5 Trust you not in a friend, put you not confidence in a guide: keep the doors of your mouth from her that lies in your bosom.

Ephesians 5:30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.

the space of a month. Heb. a month of days.

Cross References
Romans 11:14
in order somehow to make my fellow Jews jealous, and thus save some of them.

Genesis 2:23
Then the man said, "This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man."

Judges 9:2
"Say in the ears of all the leaders of Shechem, 'Which is better for you, that all seventy of the sons of Jerubbaal rule over you, or that one rule over you?' Remember also that I am your bone and your flesh."

2 Samuel 5:1
Then all the tribes of Israel came to David at Hebron and said, "Behold, we are your bone and flesh.

2 Samuel 19:12
You are my brothers; you are my bone and my flesh. Why then should you be the last to bring back the king?'

2 Samuel 19:13
And say to Amasa, 'Are you not my bone and my flesh? God do so to me and more also, if you are not commander of my army from now on in place of Joab.'"

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