Laban said to him, "Just because you are a relative1 of mine, should you work for me for nothing? Tell me what your wages2 should be."
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Now Laban had two daughters; the name of the older was Leah,3 and the name of the younger was Rachel.4
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Leah had weak eyes, but Rachel5 was lovely in form, and beautiful.6
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Jacob was in love with Rachel7 and said, "I'll work for you seven years in return for your younger daughter Rachel."8
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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,9 but they seemed like only a few days to him because of his love for her.10
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Then Jacob said to Laban, "Give me my wife. My time is completed, and I want to lie with her.11"
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So Laban brought together all the people of the place and gave a feast.12
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But when evening came, he took his daughter Leah13 and gave her to Jacob, and Jacob lay with her.
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And Laban gave his servant girl Zilpah14 to his daughter as her maidservant.15
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When morning came, there was Leah! So Jacob said to Laban, "What is this you have done to me?16 I served you for Rachel, didn't I? Why have you deceived me?17"
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Laban replied, "It is not our custom here to give the younger daughter in marriage before the older one.18
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Finish this daughter's bridal week;19 then we will give you the younger one also, in return for another seven years of work.20"
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And Jacob did so. He finished the week with Leah, and then Laban gave him his daughter Rachel to be his wife.21
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Laban gave his servant girl Bilhah22 to his daughter Rachel as her maidservant.23
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Jacob lay with Rachel also, and he loved Rachel more than Leah.24 And he worked for Laban another seven years.25
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