21 Then Jacob said to Laban, "Give me my wife. My time is completed, and I want to make love to her."
21 And Jacob said unto Laban, Give me my wife, for my days are fulfilled, that I may go in unto her.
21 Then Jacob said to Laban, "Give me my wife that I may go in to her, for my time is completed."
21 Then Jacob said to Laban, "Give me my wife; I've completed what we agreed I'd do. I'm ready to consummate my marriage."
21 Then Jacob said to Laban, "Give me my wife, for my days are fulfilled, that I may go in to her."
21 Finally, the time came for him to marry her. "I have fulfilled my agreement," Jacob said to Laban. "Now give me my wife so I can sleep with her."
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Genesis 29:21
Commentary on Genesis 29:15-30
(Read Genesis 29:15-30)
During the month that Jacob spent as a guest, he was not idle. Wherever we are, it is good to employ ourselves in some useful business. Laban was desirous that Jacob should continue with him. Inferior relations must not be imposed upon; it is our duty to reward them. Jacob made known to Laban the affection he had for his daughter Rachel. And having no wordly goods with which to endow her, he promises seven years' service Love makes long and hard services short and easy; hence we read of the labour of love, 1 Corinthians 7:2.