New International Version
Give me my wives and children, for whom I have served you, and I will be on my way. You know how much work I've done for you."
King James Bible
Give me my wives and my children, for whom I have served thee, and let me go: for thou knowest my service which I have done thee.
Darby Bible Translation
Give [me] my wives for whom I have served thee, and my children; that I may go away, for thou knowest my service which I have served thee.
World English Bible
Give me my wives and my children for whom I have served you, and let me go; for you know my service with which I have served you."
Young's Literal Translation
give up my wives and my children, for whom I have served thee, and I go; for thou -- thou hast known my service which I have served thee.'
Genesis 30:26 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Jacob said unto Laban, Send me away - Having now, as is generally conjectured, fulfilled the fourteen years which he had engaged to serve for Leah and Rachel. See Genesis 30:26, and conclusion at Genesis 31:55 (note).
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryMeditations for Household Piety.
1. If thou be called to the government of a family, thou must not hold it sufficient to serve God and live uprightly in thy own person, unless thou cause all under thy charge to do the same with thee. For the performance of this duty God was so well pleased with Abraham, that he would not hide from him his counsel: "For," saith God, "I know him that he will command his sons and his household after him that they keep the way of the Lord, to do righteousness and judgment, that the Lord may bring upon …
Lewis Bayly—The Practice of Piety
Jacob was in love with Rachel and said, "I'll work for you seven years in return for your younger daughter Rachel."
So Jacob served seven years to get Rachel, but they seemed like only a few days to him because of his love for her.
Jacob fled to the country of Aram; Israel served to get a wife, and to pay for her he tended sheep.
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