Genesis 29:18

Overview - Genesis 29
Jacob comes to the well of Haran.
He becomes acquainted with Rachel.
13 Laban entertains him.
18 Jacob covenants for Rachel.
23 He is deceived by Laban with Leah.
28 He marries also Rachel, and serves for her seven years more.
32 Leah bears Reuben;
33 Simeon;
34 Levi;
35 and Judah.
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Genesis 29:18  (King James Version)
And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I will serve thee seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter.
 


loved
Genesis 29:20 Genesis 29:30

I will serve
In ancient times, it was a custom among many nations to give dowries for their wives; but Jacob, being poor, offered for Rachel seven year's service.
31:41 34:12 Exodus 22:16 Exodus 22:17 ; 2 Samuel 3:14 ; Hosea 3:2 ; 12:12
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