|Overview - Genesis 29|
|1||Jacob comes to the well of Haran.|
|9||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;|
Genesis 29:28 (King James Version)
And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week: and he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife also.
- fulfilled her week
- The public marriage feast made on this occasion, seems to have formed the regular method of recognising the marriage, and lasted seven days: it would therefore have been improper to have broken off the solemnities to which all the men of the place had been invited (ver. 22) and probably Laban wished to keep the fraud from the public eye. It is perfectly plain that Jacob did not serve seven years more before he got Rachel to wife.