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Genesis 29:4

    Genesis 29:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Jacob said unto them, My brethren, whence be ye? And they said, Of Haran are we.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Jacob said to them, My brothers, from where be you? And they said, Of Haran are we.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Jacob said unto them, My brethren, whence are ye? And they said, Of Haran are we.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then Jacob said to the herdmen, My brothers, where do you come from? And they said, From Haran.

    Webster's Revision

    And Jacob said unto them, My brethren, whence are ye? And they said, Of Haran are we.

    World English Bible

    Jacob said to them, "My relatives, where are you from?" They said, "We are from Haran."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Jacob said unto them, My brethren, whence be ye? And they said, Of Haran are we.

    Definitions for Genesis 29:4

    Whence - From where.

    Clarke's Commentary on Genesis 29:4

    My brethren, whence be ye? - The language of Laban and his family was Chaldee and not Hebrew; (see Genesis 31:47); but from the names which Leah gave to her children we see that the two languages had many words in common, and therefore Jacob and the shepherds might understand each other with little difficulty. It is possible also that Jacob might have learned the Chaldee or Aramitish language from his mother, as this was his mother's tongue.