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,1 but they seemed like only a few days to him because of his love for her.2
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Then Jacob said to Laban, "Give me my wife. My time is completed, and I want to lie with her.3"
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So Laban brought together all the people of the place and gave a feast.4
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But when evening came, he took his daughter Leah5 and gave her to Jacob, and Jacob lay with her.
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And Laban gave his servant girl Zilpah6 to his daughter as her maidservant.7
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When morning came, there was Leah! So Jacob said to Laban, "What is this you have done to me?8 I served you for Rachel, didn't I? Why have you deceived me?9"
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Laban replied, "It is not our custom here to give the younger daughter in marriage before the older one.10
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Finish this daughter's bridal week;11 then we will give you the younger one also, in return for another seven years of work.12"
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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.13
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Laban gave his servant girl Bilhah14 to his daughter Rachel as her maidservant.15
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