GENESIS 31:43

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And Laban answered and said unto Jacob, These daughters are my daughters, and these children are my children, and these cattle are my cattle, and all that thou seest is mine: and what can I do this day unto these my daughters, or unto their children which they have born?”

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Genesis 31:43 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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And Laban לָבָ֜ן Laban, a Mesopotamian Laban
answered וַיַּ֨עַן Properly, to eye or (generally) to heed, i.e., pay attention; by implication, to respond; by extension to begin to speak; specifically to sing, shout, testify, announce answered
and said וַיֹּ֣אמֶר To say (used with great latitude) said
unto אֶֽל Near, with or among; often in general, to unto
Jacob, יַעֲקֹ֗ב Jaakob, the Israelitish patriarch Jacob
These (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
daughters הַבָּנ֨וֹת A daughter (used in the same wide sense as other terms of relationship, literally and figuratively) daughters
are (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
my daughters, בְּנֹתַ֜י A daughter (used in the same wide sense as other terms of relationship, literally and figuratively) daughters
and children וְהַבָּנִ֤ים A son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like father or brother), etc.) children
these (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
are (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
my children, בָּנַי֙ A son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like father or brother), etc.) children
and cattle וְהַצֹּ֣אן A collective name for a flock (of sheep or goats); also figuratively (of men) cattle
these (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
are (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
my cattle, צֹאנִ֔י A collective name for a flock (of sheep or goats); also figuratively (of men) cattle
and all וְכֹ֛ל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
that אֲשֶׁר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc that
thou אַתָּ֥ה Thou and thee, or (plural) ye and you thou
seest רֹאֶ֖ה To see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitive, intransitive and causative) seest
is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
mine: and what מָֽה Properly, interrogative what? (including how? why? when?); but also exclamation, what! (including how!), or indefinitely what (including whatever, and even relatively, that which); often used with prefixes in various adverbial or conjunctive senses mine and what
can I do אֶעֱשֶׂ֤ה To do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application can do
this day הַיּ֔וֹם 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) day
unto these לָאֵ֙לֶּה֙ These or those these
my daughters, וְלִבְנֹתַ֞י A daughter (used in the same wide sense as other terms of relationship, literally and figuratively) daughters
or א֥וֹ Desire (and so probably in Proverbs 31:4); hence (by way of alternative) or, also if or
unto their children לִבְנֵיהֶ֖ן A son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like father or brother), etc.) children
which אֲשֶׁ֥ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc which
they have born? יָלָֽדוּ׃ To bear young; causatively, to beget; medically, to act as midwife; specifically, to show lineage born

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  • 41  Thus have I been twenty years in thy house; I served thee fourteen years for thy two daughters, and six years for thy cattle: and thou hast changed my wages ten times.

  • 42  Except the God of my father, the God of Abraham, and the fear of Isaac, had been with me, surely thou hadst sent me away now empty. God hath seen mine affliction and the labour of my hands, and rebuked thee yesternight.

  • 43  And Laban answered and said unto Jacob, These daughters are my daughters, and these children are my children, and these cattle are my cattle, and all that thou seest is mine: and what can I do this day unto these my daughters, or unto their children which they have born?

  • 44  Now therefore come thou, let us make a covenant, I and thou; and let it be for a witness between me and thee.

  • 45  And Jacob took a stone, and set it up for a pillar.




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