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Genesis 29:15-30 (Lexham English Bible)

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Jacob’s Marriages

15 Then Laban said to Jacob, "[Just] because you [are] my brother should you work for me for nothing? Tell me what your wage [should be]." 16 Now Laban had two daughters. The name of the older [was] Leah, and the name of the younger [was] Rachel. 17 Now the eyes of Leah [were] dull, but Rachel was beautiful in form and appearance. 18 And Jacob loved Rachel and said, "I will serve you seven years for Rachel your younger daughter." 19 Then Laban said, "Better [that] I give her to you than I give her to another man. Stay with me." 20 And Jacob worked for Rachel seven years, but they were as a few days in his eyes because he loved her. 21 And Jacob said to Laban, "Give [me] my wife, that I may go in to her, for {my time}a is completed." 22 So Laban gathered all the men of the place and prepared a feast. 23 And it happened [that] in the evening he took Leah his daughter and brought her to him, and he went in to her. 24 And Laban gave Zilpah his female servant to her, to Leah his daughter [as] a female servant. 25 And it happened [that] in the morning, behold, it [was] Leah! And he said to Laban, "What [is] this you have done to me? Did I not serve with you for Rachel? Now why did you deceive me?" 26 Then Laban said, "{It is not the custom}b in our country to give the younger before the firstborn. 27 Complete the week of this one,c then I will also give you the other, {on the condition that you will work for me}d another seven years." 28 And Jacob did so. So he completed the week of this [one],e then he gave Rachel his daughter to him as a wife. 29 And Laban gave Bilhah his female servant to Rachel his daughter as a female servant. 30 Then he also went in to Rachel, and he loved Rachel more than Leah. And he served with him yet another seven years.
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