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Genesis 29:11

    Genesis 29:11 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his voice, and wept.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his voice, and wept.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his voice, and wept.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And weeping for joy, Jacob gave Rachel a kiss.

    Webster's Revision

    And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his voice, and wept.

    World English Bible

    Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his voice, and wept.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his voice, and wept.

    Clarke's Commentary on Genesis 29:11

    Jacob kissed Rachel - A simple and pure method by which the primitive inhabitants of the earth testified their friendship to each other, first abused by hypocrites, who pretended affection while their vile hearts meditated terror, (see the case of Joab), and afterwards disgraced by refiners on morals, who, while they pretended to stumble at those innocent expressions of affection and friendship, were capable of committing the grossest acts of impurity.

    And lifted up his voice - It may be, in thanksgiving to God for the favor he had shown him, in conducting him thus far in peace and safety.

    And wept - From a sense of the goodness of his heavenly Father, and his own unworthiness of the success with which he had been favored. The same expressions of kindness and pure affection are repeated on the part of Laban, Genesis 29:13.