Genesis 29:15-30 NIV

15 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."

References for Genesis 29:15

16 Now Laban had two daughters; the name of the older was Leah,3 and the name of the younger was Rachel.4

References for Genesis 29:16

      17 Leah had weaka eyes, but Rachel5 was lovely in form, and beautiful.6

      References for Genesis 29:17

        • a 29:17 - Or "delicate"
          18 Jacob was in love with Rachel7 and said, "I'll work for you seven years in return for your younger daughter Rachel."8

          References for Genesis 29:18

              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,9 but they seemed like only a few days to him because of his love for her.10

              References for Genesis 29:20

              21 Then Jacob said to Laban, "Give me my wife. My time is completed, and I want to lie with her.11"

              References for Genesis 29:21

              22 So Laban brought together all the people of the place and gave a feast.12

              References for Genesis 29:22

              23 But when evening came, he took his daughter Leah13 and gave her to Jacob, and Jacob lay with her.

              References for Genesis 29:23

                  24 And Laban gave his servant girl Zilpah14 to his daughter as her maidservant.15

                  References for Genesis 29:24

                  25 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"

                  References for Genesis 29:25

                  26 Laban replied, "It is not our custom here to give the younger daughter in marriage before the older one.18

                  References for Genesis 29:26

                  27 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"

                  References for Genesis 29:27

                  28 And Jacob did so. He finished the week with Leah, and then Laban gave him his daughter Rachel to be his wife.21

                  References for Genesis 29:28

                      29 Laban gave his servant girl Bilhah22 to his daughter Rachel as her maidservant.23

                      References for Genesis 29:29

                      30 Jacob lay with Rachel also, and he loved Rachel more than Leah.24 And he worked for Laban another seven years.25

                      References for Genesis 29:30