Genesis 29:22
New International Version
So Laban brought together all the people of the place and gave a feast.

New Living Translation
So Laban invited everyone in the neighborhood and prepared a wedding feast.

English Standard Version
So Laban gathered together all the people of the place and made a feast.

Berean Study Bible
So Laban invited all the men of that place and prepared a feast.

King James Bible
And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast.

New King James Version
And Laban gathered together all the men of the place and made a feast.

New American Standard Bible
So Laban gathered all the people of the place and held a feast.

NASB 1995
Laban gathered all the men of the place and made a feast.

NASB 1977
And Laban gathered all the men of the place, and made a feast.

Amplified Bible
So Laban gathered together all the men of the place and prepared a [wedding] feast [with wine].

Christian Standard Bible
So Laban invited all the men of the place and sponsored a feast.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So Laban invited all the men of the place to a feast.

American Standard Version
And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Laban gathered all the men of the place and made a banquet.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a marriage-feast.

Contemporary English Version
So Laban gave a big feast and invited all their neighbors.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he, having invited a great number of his friends to the feast, made the marriage.

English Revised Version
And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast.

Good News Translation
So Laban gave a wedding feast and invited everyone.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So Laban invited all the people of that place and gave a wedding feast.

International Standard Version
So Laban gathered all the men who lived in that place and held a wedding festival.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast.

Literal Standard Version
and Laban gathers all the men of the place, and makes a banquet.

NET Bible
So Laban invited all the people of that place and prepared a feast.

New Heart English Bible
Laban gathered together all the people of the place, and gave a feast.

World English Bible
Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast.

Young's Literal Translation
and Laban gathereth all the men of the place, and maketh a banquet.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jacob Marries Leah and Rachel
21Finally Jacob said to Laban, “Grant me my wife, for my time is complete, and I want to sleep with her.” 22 So Laban invited all the men of that place and prepared a feast. 23But when evening came, Laban took his daughter Leah and gave her to Jacob, and he slept with her.…

Cross References
Genesis 29:21
Finally Jacob said to Laban, "Grant me my wife, for my time is complete, and I want to sleep with her."

Genesis 29:23
But when evening came, Laban took his daughter Leah and gave her to Jacob, and he slept with her.


Treasury of Scripture

And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast.

and made.

Judges 14:10-18
So his father went down unto the woman: and Samson made there a feast; for so used the young men to do…

Ruth 4:10-13
Moreover Ruth the Moabitess, the wife of Mahlon, have I purchased to be my wife, to raise up the name of the dead upon his inheritance, that the name of the dead be not cut off from among his brethren, and from the gate of his place: ye are witnesses this day…

Matthew 22:2-10
The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son, …









Verse 22. - And Laban (unable to evade or delay the fulfillment of his agreement with Jacob) gathered together all the men of the place (not the entire population, but the principal inhabitants), and made a feast - a "mishteh, or drinking (cf. Genesis 19:3), i.e. a wedding banquet (cf. bride-ale - bridal), which commonly lasted seven days (Judges 14:10; Tobit 11:18), though it appears to have varied according to the circumstances of the bridegroom.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

invited all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the men
אַנְשֵׁ֥י (’an·šê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 582: Man, mankind

of that place
הַמָּק֖וֹם (ham·mā·qō·wm)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4725: A standing, a spot, a condition

and prepared
וַיַּ֥עַשׂ (way·ya·‘aś)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

a feast.
מִשְׁתֶּֽה׃ (miš·teh)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4960: Drink, drinking, a banquet, feast


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