Genesis 29:26-35 NIV

26 Laban replied, "It is not our custom here to give the younger daughter in marriage before the older one.1

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27 Finish this daughter's bridal week;2 then we will give you the younger one also, in return for another seven years of work.3"

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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.4

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      29 Laban gave his servant girl Bilhah5 to his daughter Rachel as her maidservant.6

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      30 Jacob lay with Rachel also, and he loved Rachel more than Leah.7 And he worked for Laban another seven years.8

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          Jacob's Children

          31 When the LORD saw that Leah was not loved,9 he opened her womb,10 but Rachel was barren.

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          32 Leah became pregnant and gave birth to a son.11 She named him Reuben,a12 for she said, "It is because the LORD has seen my misery.13 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,14 he gave me this one too." So she named him Simeon.b15

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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,16 because I have borne him three sons." So he was named Levi.c17

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                    • d 29:34 - "Levi" sounds like and may be derived from the Hebrew for "attached."
                      35 She conceived again, and when she gave birth to a son she said, "This time I will praise the LORD." So she named him Judah.d18 Then she stopped having children.19

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                        • e 29:35 - "Judah" sounds like and may be derived from the Hebrew for "praise."