New Living Translation
Laban exclaimed, "You really are my own flesh and blood!" After Jacob had stayed with Laban for about 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.
Darby Bible Translation
And Laban said to him, Thou art indeed my bone and my flesh. And he abode with him a month's time.
World English Bible
Laban said to him, "Surely you are my bone and my flesh." He lived with him for a month.
Young's Literal Translation
and Laban saith to him, 'Only my bone and my flesh art thou;' and he dwelleth with him a month of days.
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CommentaryGenesis 29:14 Parallel Commentaries
The Old Testament opens very impressively. In measured and dignified language it introduces the story of Israel's origin and settlement upon the land of Canaan (Gen.--Josh.) by the story of creation, i.-ii. 4a, and thus suggests, at the very beginning, the far-reaching purpose and the world-wide significance of the people and religion of Israel. The narrative has not travelled far till it becomes apparent that its dominant interests are to be religious and moral; for, after a pictorial sketch of …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
for I want somehow to make the people of Israel jealous of what you Gentiles have, so I might save some of them.
"At last!" the man exclaimed. "This one is bone from my bone, and flesh from my flesh! She will be called 'woman,' because she was taken from 'man.'"
"Ask the leading citizens of Shechem whether they want to be ruled by all seventy of Gideon's sons or by one man. And remember that I am your own flesh and blood!"
2 Samuel 5:1
Then all the tribes of Israel went to David at Hebron and told him, "We are your own flesh and blood.
2 Samuel 19:12
You are my relatives, my own tribe, my own flesh and blood! So why are you the last ones to welcome back the king?"
2 Samuel 19:13
And David told them to tell Amasa, "Since you are my own flesh and blood, like Joab, may God strike me and even kill me if I do not appoint you as commander of my army in his place."
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