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Passage Display[Printer-friendly Verses]   
 Genesis 29:14 - 30
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   Book of Genesis
   Chapter 29
29:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then Laban said to him, "You are my own flesh and blood." After Jacob had stayed with him for a whole month,
 
29:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Laban said to him, "Just because you are a relative of mine, should you work for me for nothing? Tell me what your wages should be."
 
29:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Now Laban had two daughters; the name of the older was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel.
 
29:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Leah had weak F140 eyes, but Rachel was lovely in form, and beautiful.
 
29:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Jacob was in love with Rachel and said, "I'll work for you seven years in return for your younger daughter Rachel."
 
29:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Laban said, "It's better that I give her to you than to some other man. Stay here with me."
 
29:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So Jacob served seven years to get Rachel, but they seemed like only a few days to him because of his love for her.
 
29:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then Jacob said to Laban, "Give me my wife. My time is completed, and I want to lie with her."
 
29:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So Laban brought together all the people of the place and gave a feast.
 
29:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But when evening came, he took his daughter Leah and gave her to Jacob, and Jacob lay with her.
 
29:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
And Laban gave his servant girl Zilpah to his daughter as her maidservant.
 
29:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When morning came, there was Leah! So Jacob said to Laban, "What is this you have done to me? I served you for Rachel, didn't I? Why have you deceived me?"
 
29:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Laban replied, "It is not our custom here to give the younger daughter in marriage before the older one.
 
29:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Finish this daughter's bridal week; then we will give you the younger one also, in return for another seven years of work."
 
29:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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And Jacob did so. He finished the week with Leah, and then Laban gave him his daughter Rachel to be his wife.
 
29:29 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Laban gave his servant girl Bilhah to his daughter Rachel as her maidservant.
 
29:30 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Jacob lay with Rachel also, and he loved Rachel more than Leah. And he worked for Laban another seven years.
 

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