New International Version
You know that I've worked for your father with all my strength,
King James Bible
And ye know that with all my power I have served your father.
Darby Bible Translation
And you know that with all my power I have served your father.
World English Bible
You know that I have served your father with all of my strength.
Young's Literal Translation
and ye -- ye have known that with all my power I have served your father,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah - He had probably been at some considerable distance with the flocks; and for the greater secrecy, he rather sends for them to the field, to consult them on this most momentous affair, than visit them in their tents, where probably some of the family of Laban might overhear their conversation, though Laban himself was at the time three days' journey off. It is possible that Jacob shore his sheep at the same time; and that he sent for his wives and household furniture to erect tents on the spot, that they might partake of the festivities usual on such occasions. Thus they might all depart without being suspected.
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LibraryGen. xxxi. 11
Of no less importance and significance is the passage Gen. xxxi. 11 seq. According to ver. 11, the Angel of God, [Hebrew: mlaK halhiM] appears toJacob in a dream. In ver. 13, the same person calls himself the God of Bethel, with reference to the event recorded in chap. xxviii. 11-22. It cannot be supposed that in chap xxviii. the mediation of a common angel took place, who, however, had not been expressly mentioned; for Jehovah is there contrasted with the angels. In ver. 12, we read: "And behold …
Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg—Christology of the Old Testament
Epistle Xlix. To Anastasius, Bishop of Antioch .
Jacob said to him, "You know how I have worked for you and how your livestock has fared under my care.
yet your father has cheated me by changing my wages ten times. However, God has not allowed him to harm me.
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