Genesis 29:24-34 NIV

24 And Laban gave his servant girl Zilpah1 to his daughter as her maidservant.2

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25 When morning came, there was Leah! So Jacob said to Laban, "What is this you have done to me?3 I served you for Rachel, didn't I? Why have you deceived me?4"

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26 Laban replied, "It is not our custom here to give the younger daughter in marriage before the older one.5

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27 Finish this daughter's bridal week;6 then we will give you the younger one also, in return for another seven years of work.7"

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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.8

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      29 Laban gave his servant girl Bilhah9 to his daughter Rachel as her maidservant.10

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      30 Jacob lay with Rachel also, and he loved Rachel more than Leah.11 And he worked for Laban another seven years.12

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          Jacob's Children

          31 When the LORD saw that Leah was not loved,13 he opened her womb,14 but Rachel was barren.

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          32 Leah became pregnant and gave birth to a son.15 She named him Reuben,a16 for she said, "It is because the LORD has seen my misery.17 Surely my husband will love me now."

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            • b 29:32 - "Reuben" sounds like the Hebrew for "he has seen my misery"; the name means "see, a son".
              33 She conceived again, and when she gave birth to a son she said, "Because the LORD heard that I am not loved,18 he gave me this one too." So she named him Simeon.b19

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                • c 29:33 - "Simeon" probably means "one who hears."
                  34 Again she conceived, and when she gave birth to a son she said, "Now at last my husband will become attached to me,20 because I have borne him three sons." So he was named Levi.c21

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                    • d 29:34 - "Levi" sounds like and may be derived from the Hebrew for "attached."