Genesis 29:6 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 29:6, NIV: "Then Jacob asked them, 'Is he well?' 'Yes, he is,' they said, 'and here comes his daughter Rachel with the sheep.'"

Genesis 29:6, ESV: "He said to them, “Is it well with him?” They said, “It is well; and see, Rachel his daughter is coming with the sheep!”"

Genesis 29:6, KJV: "And he said unto them, Is he well? And they said, He is well: and, behold, Rachel his daughter cometh with the sheep."

Genesis 29:6, NASB: "And he said to them, 'Is it well with him?' And they said, 'It is well, and here is his daughter Rachel coming with the sheep.'"

Genesis 29:6, NLT: "'Is he doing well?' Jacob asked. 'Yes, he's well,' they answered. 'Look, here comes his daughter Rachel with the flock now.'"

Genesis 29:6, CSB: ""Is he well?" Jacob asked. "Yes," they said, "and here is his daughter Rachel, coming with his sheep.""

What does Genesis 29:6 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

Jacob is speaking with shepherds as they wait for their flocks to assemble near a well. Jacob is looking for the family of his mother's brother, Laban, and the men he has found know exactly who Jacob seeks. Not only do they know him, and know that he's doing well, the shepherds surprise Jacob pointing out Laban's daughter Rachel is just arriving at the well with her own flock of sheep.

At this point, it must be obvious to Jacob that the Lord is keeping His promise to be with Jacob on his journey (Genesis 28:15). God has brought Jacob to this well, in this field, at the exact moment one of the daughters of Laban arrives. Jacob's purpose for coming here, in part, was to marry one of the daughters of Laban at the urging of his father Isaac (Genesis 28:1–2). Jacob's father, as well, found a wife when God intervened to bring the right woman to a well at just the right moment (Genesis 24:12–16).

Jacob can likely see the plan for his life beginning to come together.