Genesis 29:14-30 NIV

Jacob Marries Leah and Rachel

14 Then Laban said to him, "You are my own flesh and blood."1 After Jacob had stayed with him for a whole month,

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15 Laban said to him, "Just because you are a relative2 of mine, should you work for me for nothing? Tell me what your wages3 should be."

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16 Now Laban had two daughters; the name of the older was Leah,4 and the name of the younger was Rachel.5

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      17 Leah had weaka eyes, but Rachel6 was lovely in form, and beautiful.7

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        • a 29:17 - Or "delicate"
          18 Jacob was in love with Rachel8 and said, "I'll work for you seven years in return for your younger daughter Rachel."9

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              19 Laban said, "It's better that I give her to you than to some other man. Stay here with me."
              20 So Jacob served seven years to get Rachel,10 but they seemed like only a few days to him because of his love for her.11

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              21 Then Jacob said to Laban, "Give me my wife. My time is completed, and I want to lie with her.12"

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              22 So Laban brought together all the people of the place and gave a feast.13

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              23 But when evening came, he took his daughter Leah14 and gave her to Jacob, and Jacob lay with her.

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                  24 And Laban gave his servant girl Zilpah15 to his daughter as her maidservant.16

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                  25 When morning came, there was Leah! So Jacob said to Laban, "What is this you have done to me?17 I served you for Rachel, didn't I? Why have you deceived me?18"

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                  26 Laban replied, "It is not our custom here to give the younger daughter in marriage before the older one.19

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                  27 Finish this daughter's bridal week;20 then we will give you the younger one also, in return for another seven years of work.21"

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                  28 And Jacob did so. He finished the week with Leah, and then Laban gave him his daughter Rachel to be his wife.22

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                      29 Laban gave his servant girl Bilhah23 to his daughter Rachel as her maidservant.24

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                      30 Jacob lay with Rachel also, and he loved Rachel more than Leah.25 And he worked for Laban another seven years.26

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