Now Laban had two daughters; the name of the older was Leah,1 and the name of the younger was Rachel.217
Leah had weaka eyes, but Rachel3 was lovely in form, and beautiful.418
Jacob was in love with Rachel5 and said, "I'll work for you seven years in return for your younger daughter Rachel."619
Laban said, "It's better that I give her to you than to some other man. Stay here with me."
So Jacob served seven years to get Rachel,7 but they seemed like only a few days to him because of his love for her.821
Then Jacob said to Laban, "Give me my wife. My time is completed, and I want to lie with her.9"
So Laban brought together all the people of the place and gave a feast.1023
But when evening came, he took his daughter Leah11 and gave her to Jacob, and Jacob lay with her.
And Laban gave his servant girl Zilpah12 to his daughter as her maidservant.1325
When morning came, there was Leah! So Jacob said to Laban, "What is this you have done to me?14 I served you for Rachel, didn't I? Why have you deceived me?15"
Laban replied, "It is not our custom here to give the younger daughter in marriage before the older one.1627
Finish this daughter's bridal week;17 then we will give you the younger one also, in return for another seven years of work.18"
And Jacob did so. He finished the week with Leah, and then Laban gave him his daughter Rachel to be his wife.1929
Laban gave his servant girl Bilhah20 to his daughter Rachel as her maidservant.2130
Jacob lay with Rachel also, and he loved Rachel more than Leah.22 And he worked for Laban another seven years.23