Genesis 30:28

28 He added, “Name your wages, and I will pay them.”

Genesis 30:28 in Other Translations

28 And he said, Appoint me thy wages, and I will give it.
28 Name your wages, and I will give it."
28 Tell me how much I owe you. Whatever it is, I’ll pay it.”
28 He went on, "So name your wages. I'll pay you."
28 Then Laban said, "Name your wages, and I will pay them."

Genesis 30:28 Meaning and Commentary

Genesis 30:28

And he said, appoint me thy wages, and I will give [it].
] Say what thou wilt have, fix what salary thou thinkest sufficient, and I will agree to it, and punctually pay it: this he craftily said, not choosing to propose anything himself, but leaving it to Jacob, knowing very well the honesty and modesty of Jacob, that he would mention less wages than he could have the face to offer him.

Genesis 30:28 In-Context

26 Give me my wives and children, for whom I have served you, and I will be on my way. You know how much work I’ve done for you.”
27 But Laban said to him, “If I have found favor in your eyes, please stay. I have learned by divination that the LORD has blessed me because of you.”
28 He added, “Name your wages, and I will pay them.”
29 Jacob said to him, “You know how I have worked for you and how your livestock has fared under my care.
30 The little you had before I came has increased greatly, and the LORD has blessed you wherever I have been. But now, when may I do something for my own household?”

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Genesis 29:15
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