Genesis 29:21

21 Then Jacob said to Laban, “Give me my wife. My time is completed, and I want to make love to her.”

Read Genesis 29:21 Using Other Translations

And Jacob said unto Laban, Give me my wife, for my days are fulfilled, that I may go in unto her.
Then Jacob said to Laban, "Give me my wife that I may go in to her, for my time is completed."
Finally, the time came for him to marry her. “I have fulfilled my agreement,” Jacob said to Laban. “Now give me my wife so I can sleep with her.”

What does Genesis 29:21 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Genesis 29:21

And Jacob said unto Laban, give [me] my wife
Meaning Rachel, who was his wife by contract; the conditions of her being his wife were now fulfilled by him, and therefore he might challenge her as his wife:

for my days are now fulfilled;
the seven years were up he agreed to serve him for his daughter; and therefore it was but just and right she should be given him:

that I may go in unto her;
as his lawful wife, and it was high time Jacob had her; for he was now, as the Jewish writers generally say F14, and that very rightly, eighty four years of age; and from him were to spring twelve princes, the heads of twelve tribes, which should inhabit the land of Canaan.


F14 Bereshit Rabba, sect. 70. fol. 63. 1. Jarchi in loc. and others.
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