Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Now Jacob fled to the land of Aram,
And Israel worked for a wife,
And for a wife he kept sheep.

King James Version

And Jacob fled into the country of Syria, and Israel served for a wife, and for a wife he kept sheep.

Holman Bible

Jacob fled to the land of Aram.
Israel worked to earn a wife;
he tended flocks for a wife.

International Standard Version

Jacob fled into the land of Aram; Israel served there to obtain his wife, tending sheep to gain his wife.

A Conservative Version

And Jacob fled into the field of Aram, and Israel served for a wife, and for a wife he kept [sheep].

American Standard Version

And Jacob fled into the field of Aram, and Israel served for a wife, and for a wife he kept'sheep .

Amplified


Now Jacob (Israel) fled into the open country of Aram (Paddan-aram),
And [there] Israel (Jacob) worked and served for a wife,
And for a wife he kept sheep.

Bible in Basic English

And Jacob went in flight into the field of Aram, and Israel became a servant for a wife, and for a wife he kept sheep.

Darby Translation

And Jacob fled into the country of Syria, and Israel served for a wife, and for a wife he kept sheep.

Julia Smith Translation

And Jacob will flee to the field of Aram, and Israel will serve for a wife, and for a wife he watched.

King James 2000

And Jacob fled into the country of Aram, and Israel served for a wife, and for a wife he kept sheep.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Jacob fled [to] the open field of Aram, and Israel served for a wife, and for a wife he watched over [sheep].

Modern King James verseion

And Jacob fled into the country of Syria, and Israel served for a wife, and for a wife he kept watch.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Jacob fled into the land of Syria, and Israel served for a wife, and for a wife he kept sheep.

NET Bible

Jacob fled to the country of Aram, then Israel worked to acquire a wife; he tended sheep to pay for her.

New Heart English Bible

Jacob fled into the country of Aram, and Israel served to get a wife, and for a wife he tended flocks and herds.

The Emphasized Bible

When Jacob fled to the country of Syria, then Israel served for a wife, and, for a wife, he watched over a flock.

Webster

And Jacob fled into the country of Syria, and Israel served for a wife, and for a wife he kept sheep.

World English Bible

Jacob fled into the country of Aram, and Israel served to get a wife, and for a wife he tended flocks and herds.

Youngs Literal Translation

And Jacob doth flee to the country of Aram, And Israel doth serve for a wife, Yea, for a wife he hath kept watch.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
יעקב 
Ya`aqob 
Usage: 349

בּרח 
Barach 
Usage: 64

שׂדי שׂדה 
Sadeh 
Usage: 333

of Syria
ארם 
'Aram 
Usage: 132

and Israel
ישׂראל 
Yisra'el 
Usage: 2505

עבד 
`abad 
Usage: 288

for a wife
נשׁים אשּׁה 
'ishshah 
Usage: 780

and for a wife
נשׁים אשּׁה 
'ishshah 
Usage: 780

he kept
שׁמר 
Shamar 
Usage: 468

Context Readings

Further Indictment Of Jacob's Heirs

11 Is there iniquity in Gilead?
Surely they are worthless.
In Gilgal they sacrifice bulls,
Yes, their altars are like the stone heaps
Beside the furrows of the field.
12 Now Jacob fled to the land of Aram,
And Israel worked for a wife,
And for a wife he kept sheep.
13 But by a prophet the Lord brought Israel from Egypt,
And by a prophet he was kept.



Cross References

Genesis 27:43

Now therefore, my son, obey my voice, and arise, flee to Haran, to my brother Laban!

Genesis 28:1-22

So Isaac called Jacob and blessed him and charged him, and said to him, “You shall not take a wife from the daughters of Canaan.

Genesis 29:18-28

Now Jacob loved Rachel, so he said, “I will serve you seven years for your younger daughter Rachel.”

Genesis 31:41

These twenty years I have been in your house; I served you fourteen years for your two daughters and six years for your flock, and you changed my wages ten times.

Genesis 32:27-28

So he said to him, “What is your name?” And he said, “Jacob.”

Deuteronomy 26:5

You shall answer and say before the Lord your God, ‘My father was a wandering Aramean, and he went down to Egypt and sojourned there, few in number; but there he became a great, mighty and populous nation.

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