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Genesis 29:9-19 (New International Version)

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9 While he was still talking with them, Rachel came with her father's sheep,1 for she was a shepherdess. 10 When Jacob saw Rachel2 daughter of Laban, his mother's brother, and Laban's sheep, he went over and rolled the stone3 away from the mouth of the well and watered4 his uncle's sheep.5 11 Then Jacob kissed6 Rachel and began to weep aloud.7 12 He had told Rachel that he was a relative8 of her father and a son of Rebekah.9 So she ran and told her father.10 13 As soon as Laban11 heard the news about Jacob, his sister's son, he hurried to meet him. He embraced him12 and kissed him and brought him to his home, and there Jacob told him all these things.

Jacob Marries Leah and Rachel

14 Then Laban said to him, "You are my own flesh and blood."13 After Jacob had stayed with him for a whole month, 15 Laban said to him, "Just because you are a relative14 of mine, should you work for me for nothing? Tell me what your wages15 should be." 16 Now Laban had two daughters; the name of the older was Leah,16 and the name of the younger was Rachel.17 17 Leah had weaka eyes, but Rachel18 was lovely in form, and beautiful.19 18 Jacob was in love with Rachel20 and said, "I'll work for you seven years in return for your younger daughter Rachel."21 19 Laban said, "It's better that I give her to you than to some other man. Stay here with me."
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