And he said unto them, [is] he well?
&c.] In good health, he and his family, or "is peace unto
him" F2; does he enjoy prosperity and
happiness? for this word was used in the eastern nations, and
still is, for all kind of felicity: and they said, [he is]
or has peace; he and his family are in good health, enjoying all
the comforts and blessings of life: and, behold, Rachel his
daughter cometh with the sheep;
at that very instant she was coming out of the city with her
father's flock of sheep, to water them at the well; an instance
of great humility, diligence, and simplicity; this was very
providential to Jacob.