Genesis 29:14-30 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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14 Then Laban said to him, "You are my own flesh and blood." Jacob stayed with Laban for a whole month. 14 Then Laban said to him, "You are my own flesh and blood." After Jacob had stayed with him for a whole month,
15 Then Laban said to him, "You are one of my relatives. But is that any reason for you to work for me for nothing? Tell me what your pay should be." 15 Laban said to him, "Just because you are a relative of mine, should you work for me for nothing? Tell me what your wages should be."
16 Laban had two daughters. The name of the older one was Leah. And the name of the younger one was Rachel. 16 Now Laban had two daughters; the name of the older was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel.
17 Leah had weak eyes. But Rachel was beautiful. She had a nice figure. 17 Leah had weak eyes, but Rachel was lovely in form, and beautiful.
18 Jacob was in love with Rachel. He said to Laban, "I'll work for you for seven years to get your younger daughter Rachel." 18 Jacob was in love with Rachel and said, "I'll work for you seven years in return for your younger daughter Rachel."
19 Laban said, "It's better for me to give her to you than to some other man. Stay here with me." 19 Laban said, "It's better that I give her to you than to some other man. Stay here with me."
20 So Jacob worked for seven years to get Rachel. But they seemed like only a few days to him because he loved her so much. 20 So Jacob served seven years to get Rachel, but they seemed like only a few days to him because of his love for her.
21 Then Jacob said to Laban, "Give me my wife. I've completed my time. I want to make love to her." 21 Then Jacob said to Laban, "Give me my wife. My time is completed, and I want to lie with her."
22 So Laban brought all of the people of the place together and had a big dinner prepared. 22 So Laban brought together all the people of the place and gave a feast.
23 But when evening came, he gave his daughter Leah to Jacob. And Jacob made love to her. 23 But when evening came, he took his daughter Leah and gave her to Jacob, and Jacob lay with her.
24 Laban gave his female servant Zilpah to his daughter as her servant. 24 And Laban gave his servant girl Zilpah to his daughter as her maidservant.
25 When Jacob woke up the next morning, there was Leah next to him! So he said to Laban, "What have you done to me? I worked for you to get Rachel, didn't I? Why did you trick me?" 25 When morning came, there was Leah! So Jacob said to Laban, "What is this you have done to me? I served you for Rachel, didn't I? Why have you deceived me?"
26 Laban replied, "It isn't our practice here to give the younger daughter to be married before the older one. 26 Laban replied, "It is not our custom here to give the younger daughter in marriage before the older one.
27 Complete this daughter's wedding week. Then we'll give you the younger one also. But you will have to work for another seven years." 27 Finish this daughter's bridal week; then we will give you the younger one also, in return for another seven years of work."
28 So Jacob did it. He completed the week with Leah. Then Laban gave him his daughter Rachel to be his wife. 28 And Jacob did so. He finished the week with Leah, and then Laban gave him his daughter Rachel to be his wife.
29 Laban gave his female servant Bilhah to his daughter Rachel as her servant. 29 Laban gave his servant girl Bilhah to his daughter Rachel as her maidservant.
30 Jacob made love to Rachel also. He loved Rachel more than he loved Leah. And he worked for Laban for another seven years. 30 Jacob lay with Rachel also, and he loved Rachel more than Leah. And he worked for Laban another seven years.