GENESIS 29:14

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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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Genesis 29:14 Translation & Meaning

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And Laban לָבָ֔ן Laban, a Mesopotamian Laban
said וַיֹּ֤אמֶר To say (used with great latitude) said
to him, Surely אַ֛ךְ A particle of affirmation, surely; hence (by limitation) only Surely
thou אָ֑תָּה Thou and thee, or (plural) ye and you thou
art (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
my bone עַצְמִ֥י A bone (as strong); by extension, the body; figuratively, the substance, i.e., (as pron.) selfsame bone
and my flesh. וּבְשָׂרִ֖י Flesh (from its freshness); by extension, body, person; also (by euphemistically) the pudenda of a man flesh
And he abode וַיֵּ֥שֶׁב Properly, to sit down (specifically as judge. in ambush, in quiet); by implication, to dwell, to remain; causatively, to settle, to marry abode
with עִמּ֖וֹ Adverb or preposition, with (i.e., in conjunction with), in varied applications; specifically, equally with; often with prepositional prefix (and then usually unrepresented in English) with
him the space יָמִֽים׃ A day (as the warm hours), whether literal (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figurative (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverb) space
of a month. חֹ֥דֶשׁ The new moon; by implication, a month month

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  • 12  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.

  • 13  And it came to pass, when Laban heard the tidings of Jacob his sister's son, that he ran to meet him, and embraced him, and kissed him, and brought him to his house. And he told Laban all these things.

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

  • 15  And Laban said unto Jacob, Because thou art my brother, shouldest thou therefore serve me for nought? tell me, what shall thy wages be?

  • 16  And Laban had two daughters: the name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel.




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