|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 29:9 (King James Version)
And while he yet spake with them, Rachel came with her father's sheep: for she kept them.
- 24:15 Exodus 2:15 Exodus 2:16 Exodus 2:21 ; Song of Solomon 1:7 Song of Solomon 1:8
- for she kept them
- In those primitive times, a pastoral life was not only considered useful but honourable: nor was it beneath the dignity of the daughters of the most opulent chiefs to carry water from the well, or tend the sheep. Jacob, Moses, and David were shepherds.