Comparison of Pentateuch:
Jewish Publication Society 1917
Targums Onkelos,
Jonathan Ben Uzziel/Palestinian,
Jerusalem Fragments

 

Genesis
Chapter 29

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Genesis 28 JPS TOC Comparison TOC Targums TOC Genesis 30
GENESIS 29:1
JPS 29:1 Then Jacob went on his journey, and came to the land of the children of the east.
ONK 29:1 And Jakob lifted up his feet, and came to the land of the children of the East.
PAL 29:1 And Jakob lifted up his feet lightly(72) to proceed, and he came to the land of the children of the east.
 
GENESIS 29:2
JPS 29:2 And he looked, and behold a well in the field, and, lo, three flocks of sheep lying there by it.—For out of that well they watered the flocks. And the stone upon the well's mouth was great.
ONK 29:2 And he looked, and saw a well in a field; and, behold, three flocks of sheep lying near it, because from that well they watered the flocks; and a great stone was upon the mouth of the well.
PAL 29:2 And he looked and saw, and behold (there was) a well in a field, and behold there three flocks of sheep lying near it; because from that well they watered the flocks; and a great stone was laid upon the mouth of the well.
 
GENESIS 29:3
JPS 29:3 And thither were all the flocks gathered; and they rolled the stone from the well's mouth, and watered the sheep, and put the stone back upon the well's mouth in its place.—
ONK 29:3 And thither all the flocks were gathered together; and they withdrew the stone from the mouth of the well, and watered the flock, and returned the stone upon the mouth of the well unto its place.
PAL 29:3 And they gathered the flocks there, and rolled the stone from the well's mouth, and watered the sheep, and set the stone on the mouth of the well in its place.
 
GENESIS 29:4
JPS 29:4 And Jacob said unto them: 'My brethren, whence are ye?' And they said: 'Of Haran are we.'
ONK 29:4 And Jakob said to them, My brethren, whence are you? And they said, We are from Haran.
PAL 29:4 And Jakob said to them, My brethren, whence are you? And they said, From Haran are we.
 
GENESIS 29:5
JPS 29:5 And he said unto them: 'Know ye Laban the son of Nahor?' And they said: 'We know him.'
ONK 29:5 And Jakob said to them, Know you Laban bar Nachor? And they said, We know.
PAL 29:5 And he said to them, Know you Laban bar Nachor? And they said, We know.
 
GENESIS 29:6
JPS 29:6 And he said unto them: 'Is it well with him?' And they said: 'It is well; and, behold, Rachel his daughter cometh with the sheep.'
ONK 29:6 And he said, Hath he peace? And they said, Peace; and, behold, Rahel his daughter cometh with the flock.
PAL 29:6 And he said, Hath he peace? And they said, Peace; and, behold, Rahel his daughter cometh with the sheep.
 
GENESIS 29:7
JPS 29:7 And he said: 'Lo, it is yet high day, neither is it time that the cattle should be gathered together; water ye the sheep, and go and feed them.'
ONK 29:7 And he said, Behold, the day is yet great, it is not time to gather the cattle; water the sheep, and go to the pasture.
PAL 29:7 And he said, Behold, the time of the day is great; it is not time to gather home the cattle; water the sheep, and let them go (again) to pasture.
JER 29:7 It is not time to gather.
 
GENESIS 29:8
JPS 29:8 And they said: 'We cannot, until all the flocks be gathered together, and they roll the stone from the well's mouth; then we water the sheep.'
ONK 29:8 And they said, We cannot till all the flocks are gathered, and we remove the stone from the mouth of the well, and water the flock.
PAL 29:8 And they said, We cannot, until all the flocks are gathered together, and we roll the stone from the mouth of the well and water the sheep.
 
GENESIS 29:9
JPS 29:9 While he was yet speaking with them, Rachel came with her father's sheep; for she tended them.
ONK 29:9 While he spake with them, Rahel came, with the flock of her father; for she was a shepherdess.
PAL 29:9 While they were speaking with him, Rahel came with her father's sheep; for she was a shepherdess at that time, because there had been a plague from the Lord among the sheep of Laban, and but few of them were left, and he had dismissed his shepherds, and had put the remaining (flock) before Rahel his daughter.
 
GENESIS 29:10
JPS 29:10 And it came to pass, when Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban his mother's brother, and the sheep of Laban his mother's brother, that Jacob went near, and rolled the stone from the well's mouth, and watered the flock of Laban his mother's brother.
ONK 29:10 And it was, when Jakob saw Rahel the daughter of Laban, the brother of his mother, and the flock of Laban the brother of his mother, that Jakob went near, and withdrew the stone from the well's mouth, and watered the flock of Laban, his mother's brother.
PAL 29:10 And it was when Jakob saw Rahel the daughter of Laban his mother's brother that Jakob went nigh, and rolled the stone with one of his arms from the mouth of the well; and the well uprose, and the waters ascended to the top of it; and he watered the sheep of Laban his mother's brother; and it uprose for twenty years.
 
GENESIS 29:11
JPS 29:11 And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his voice, and wept.
ONK 29:11 And Jakob kissed Rahel, and lifted up his voice and wept.
PAL 29:11 And Jakob kissed Rahel, and lifted up his voice and wept.
 
GENESIS 29:12
JPS 29:12 And Jacob told Rachel that he was her father's brother, and that he was Rebekah's son; and she ran and told her father.
ONK 29:12 And Jakob showed Rahel that he was the son of her father's sister, and that he was the son of Revekah. And she ran and showed to her father.
PAL 29:12 And Jakob told unto Rahel, that he was come to be with her father to take one of his daughters. And Rahel answered him, Thou canst not dwell with him, for he is a man of cunning. And Jakob said to her, I am more cunning and wiser than he; nor can he do me evil, because the Word of the Lord is my Helper. And when she knew that he was the son of Rivekah, she ran and made it known to her father.
 
GENESIS 29:13
JPS 29:13 And it came to pass, when Laban heard the tidings of Jacob his sister's son, that he ran to meet him, and embraced him, and kissed him, and brought him to his house. And he told Laban all these things.
ONK 29:13 And it was when Laban heard the hearing of Jakob the son of his sister, that he ran to meet him, and embraced him, and kissed him, and brought him into his house; and he narrated to Laban all these words.
PAL 29:13 And it was when Laban heard the account of the strength and piety of Jakob the son of his sister; how he had taken the birthright and the order of blessing from the hand of his brother, and how the Lord had revealed Himself to him at Bethel; how the stone had been removed, and how the well had upflowed and risen to the brink; he ran to meet him and embrace him, and kissed him and led him into his house; and he related to Laban all these things.
 
GENESIS 29:14
JPS 29:14 And Laban said to him: 'Surely thou art my bone and my flesh.' And he abode with him the space of a month.
ONK 29:14 And Laban said to him, Thou art, however, my near (kinsman), and thou art my flesh. And he abode with him a month of days.
PAL 29:14 And Laban said to him, Truly thou art my near one and my blood; and he dwelt with him a month of days.
 
GENESIS 29:15
JPS 29:15 And Laban said unto Jacob: 'Because thou art my brother, shouldest thou therefore serve me for nought? tell me, what shall thy wages be?'
ONK 29:15 And Laban said to Jakob, Because thou art my brother, shalt thou serve me for nothing? Tell me, what shall be thy wages?
PAL 29:15 And Laban said to Jakob, Though thou art reputed my brother, shouldst thou serve me for nothing? Tell me, what shall be thy wages?
 
GENESIS 29:16
JPS 29:16 Now Laban had two daughters: the name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel.
ONK 29:16 And Laban had two daughters, the name of the elder Leah, and the name of the younger Rahel.
PAL 29:16 And Laban had two daughters, the name of the elder Leah, and the name of the younger Rahel.
 
GENESIS 29:17
JPS 29:17 And Leah's eyes were weak; but Rachel was of beautiful form and fair to look upon.
ONK 29:17 And the eyes of Leah were beautiful;(122) but Rahel was admirable in form, and beautiful in aspect.
PAL 29:17 And the eyes of Leah were moist (or dropping, running(73)), from weeping and praying before the Lord that he would not destine her for Esau the wicked; and Rahel was beautiful in appearance, and of a fair countenance.
JER 29:17 And the eyes of Leah were tender, for she had wept and prayed that she might not be brought up in the lot of Esau;(74) and Rahel was beautiful in appearance, and of fair countenance.
 
GENESIS 29:18
JPS 29:18 And Jacob loved Rachel; and he said: 'I will serve thee seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter.'
ONK 29:18 And Jakob loved Rahel, and he said, I will serve thee seven years for Rahel thy younger daughter.
PAL 29:18 And Jakob loved Rahel; and he said, I will serve thee seven years for Rahel thy younger daughter.
 
GENESIS 29:19
JPS 29:19 And Laban said: 'It is better that I give her to thee, than that I should give her to another man; abide with me.'
ONK 29:19 And Laban said, It is better that I give her to thee than give her to another man; reside with me.
PAL 29:19 And Laban said, with deceit, It is better that I give her to thee, than to another man; abide with me.
 
GENESIS 29:20
JPS 29:20 And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to her.
ONK 29:20 And Jakob served for Rahel seven years; and they were in his eyes as a few days, inasmuch as he loved her.
PAL 29:20 And Jakob served for Rahel seven years; and they seemed in his eyes as a few days, because he loved her.
 
GENESIS 29:21
JPS 29:21 And Jacob said unto Laban: 'Give me my wife, for my days are filled, that I may go in unto her.'
ONK 29:21 And Jakob said to Laban, Give me my wife; for the days of my service are fulfilled, and I will go to her.
PAL 29:21 And Jakob said to Laban, Give me my wife: for the days of my service are completed, and I will go in with her.
 
GENESIS 29:22
JPS 29:22 And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast.
ONK 29:22 And Laban assembled all the men of the place, and made a feast.
PAL 29:22 And Laban gathered all the men of the place, and made them a feast. Answering he said to them, Behold, seven years since Jakob came to us the wells have not failed and the watered places are multiplied: and now come, let us counsel against him cunning counsel, that he may remain with us. And they gave him cunning counsel that he should take Leah to him instead of Rahel.
JER 29:22 And Laban gathered all the people of the place, and made a feast. And Laban answered and said to them, Behold seven years are from the coming of this just man to us; our waterings have not failed, and our springs are many: and now come, give me counsel how we may settle (or subject) him among us yet seven years. And they gave him cunning counsel to take Leah to him instead of Rahel.
 
GENESIS 29:23
JPS 29:23 And it came to pass in the evening, that he took Leah his daughter, and brought her to him; and he went in unto her.
ONK 29:23 And it was in the evening, that he took Leah his daughter, and introduced her to him, and he entered to her.
PAL 29:23 And it was in the evening that he brought Leah his daughter, and introduced her to him, and he went in with her.
 
GENESIS 29:24
JPS 29:24 And Laban gave Zilpah his handmaid unto his daughter Leah for a handmaid.
ONK 29:24 And Laban gave her Zilpha his handmaid unto Leah his daughter, to attend on her.
PAL 29:24 And Laban gave to him Zilpha his daughter, whom his concubine had borne to him, and he delivered her to Leah his daughter to be her handmaid.
 
GENESIS 29:25
JPS 29:25 And it came to pass in the morning that, behold, it was Leah; and he said to Laban: 'What is this thou hast done unto me? did not I serve with thee for Rachel? wherefore then hast thou beguiled me?'
ONK 29:25 And it was in the morning, and, behold, she was Leah! And he said to Laban, What is this that thou hast done to me? Was it not for Rahel that I served thee? and why hast thou been false with me?
PAL 29:25 And it was the time of the morning, and he saw her, and, behold, she was Leah, whom all the night he had thought to be Rahel; because Rahel had delivered to her all the things with which Jakob had presented her. But when he saw this, he said to Laban, What is this that thou hast done to me? Was it not for Rahel that I served with thee? Why hast thou deceived me?
 
GENESIS 29:26
JPS 29:26 And Laban said: 'It is not so done in our place, to give the younger before the first-born.
ONK 29:26 And Laban said, It is not so done in our place, to give the younger before the elder.
PAL 29:26 And Laban said, It is not so done in our place, to give the younger before the elder.
 
GENESIS 29:27
JPS 29:27 Fulfil the week of this one, and we will give thee the other also for the service which thou shalt serve with me yet seven other years.'
ONK 29:27 Fulfil this week, and I will give thee also that, for the service that thou shalt serve with me yet seven other years.
PAL 29:27 Fulfil now the seven days of the feast of this, and I will give thee also that for the service which thou shalt serve with me yet seven other years.
JER 29:27 Fulfil the seven days of this feast of Leah, and I will give.
 
GENESIS 29:28
JPS 29:28 And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week; and he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife.
ONK 29:28 And Jakob did so, and fulfilled the week of this; and he gave him Rahel his daughter to be his wife.
PAL 29:28 And Jakob did so, and fulfilled the seven days of the feast of Leah, and he gave him Rahel his daughter to wife.
 
GENESIS 29:29
JPS 29:29 And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be her handmaid.
ONK 29:29 And Laban gave to Rahel his daughter Bilhah her handmaid to wait upon her.
PAL 29:29 And Laban gave to Rahel his daughter Bilhah, whom his concubine bare him, and he delivered her unto her to be her handmaid.
 
GENESIS 29:30
JPS 29:30 And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.
ONK 29:30 And he went in also to Rahel, and he loved Rahel more than Leah. And he served yet with him seven other years.
PAL 29:30 And he went in also unto Rahel; and he loved Rahel also more than Leah. And he served with him for her yet seven other years.
 
GENESIS 29:31
JPS 29:31 And the LORD saw that Leah was hated, and he opened her womb; but Rachel was barren.
ONK 29:31 And the Lord saw that Leah was hated, and He gave her to conceive, but Rahel was barren.
PAL 29:31 And it was revealed before the Lord that Leah was not loved in the sight of Jakob; and He said in His Word that sons should be given her, and that Rahel should be barren.
 
GENESIS 29:32
JPS 29:32 And Leah conceived, and bore a son, and she called his name Reuben; for she said: 'Because the LORD hath looked upon my affliction; for now my husband will love me.'
ONK 29:32 And Leah conceived and bare a son, and she called his name Reuben;(123) for she said, Because my affliction was manifest before the Lord; for now will my husband love me.
PAL 29:32 And Leah conceived and bare a son, and called his name Reuben: for she said, My affliction was manifest before the Lord, therefore now will my husband love me; for my affliction hath been manifested before the Lord as will be the affliction of my children before the Lord when they shall be enslaved in the land of the Mizraee.
 
GENESIS 29:33
JPS 29:33 And she conceived again, and bore a son; and said: 'Because the LORD hath heard that I am hated, He hath therefore given me this son also.' And she called his name Simeon.
ONK 29:33 And she conceived again and bare a son, and she said, Because it was heard before the Lord that I had hatred, and He gave me this also; and she called his name Shemeon.(124)
PAL 29:33 And she conceived again, and bare a son. And she said, Because it was heard before the Lord that I was hated, and He gave me this also: and so will be heard before Him the voice of my children when they shall be enslaved in Mizraim. And she called his name Shimeon.
 
GENESIS 29:34
JPS 29:34 And she conceived again, and bore a son; and said: 'Now this time will my husband be joined unto me, because I have borne him three sons.' Therefore was his name called Levi.
ONK 29:34 And she conceived again and bare a son: and she said, This time will my husband adhere to me; for I have born him three sons: therefore she called his name Levi.(125)
PAL 29:34 And she conceived again, and bare a son, and said, This time will my husband be united to me, because I have borne him three sons; and thus will it be that my children shall be united to serve before the Lord: therefore she called his name Levi.
 
GENESIS 29:35
JPS 29:35 And she conceived again, and bore a son; and she said: 'This time will I praise the LORD.' Therefore she called his name Judah; and she left off bearing.
ONK 29:35 And she conceived again and bare a son; and she said, This time will I give praise before the Lord: therefore she called his name Jehudah.(126) And she ceased (stood) from bearing.
PAL 29:35 And she conceived again, and bare a son, and said, This time will I give praise before the Lord; for from this my son kings shall come forth, and from him shall spring David the king, who shall offer praise before the Lord; therefore she called his name Jehudah. And she ceased to bear.
 
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