Genesis 29:14-30 NIV

Jacob Marries Leah and Rachel

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

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15 Laban said to him, “Just because you are a relative of mine, should you work for me for nothing? Tell me what your wages should be.”

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

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      17 Leah had weaka eyes, but Rachel had a lovely figure and was beautiful.

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        • ß 29:17 - Or "delicate"
          18 Jacob was in love with Rachel and said, “I’ll work for you seven years in return for your younger daughter Rachel.”

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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, but they seemed like only a few days to him because of his love for her.

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              21 Then Jacob said to Laban, “Give me my wife. My time is completed, and I want to make love to her.”

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

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              23 But when evening came, he took his daughter Leah and brought her to Jacob, and Jacob made love to her.

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                  24 And Laban gave his servant Zilpah to his daughter as her attendant.

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

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

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

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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.

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                      29 Laban gave his servant Bilhah to his daughter Rachel as her attendant.

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                      30 Jacob made love to Rachel also, and his love for Rachel was greater than his love for Leah. And he worked for Laban another seven years.

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