Parallel Bible results for Genesis 29:14-30

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Genesis 29:14-30

NIRV 14 Then Laban said to him, "You are my own flesh and blood." Jacob stayed with Laban for a whole month. NIV 14 Then Laban said to him, "You are my own flesh and blood." After Jacob had stayed with him for a whole month, NIRV 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." NIV 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." NIRV 16 Laban had two daughters. The name of the older one was Leah. And the name of the younger one was Rachel. NIV 16 Now Laban had two daughters; the name of the older was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel. NIRV 17 Leah had weak eyes. But Rachel was beautiful. She had a nice figure. NIV 17 Leah had weak eyes, but Rachel was lovely in form, and beautiful. NIRV 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." NIV 18 Jacob was in love with Rachel and said, "I'll work for you seven years in return for your younger daughter Rachel." NIRV 19 Laban said, "It's better for me to give her to you than to some other man. Stay here with me." NIV 19 Laban said, "It's better that I give her to you than to some other man. Stay here with me." NIRV 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. NIV 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. NIRV 21 Then Jacob said to Laban, "Give me my wife. I've completed my time. I want to make love to her." NIV 21 Then Jacob said to Laban, "Give me my wife. My time is completed, and I want to lie with her." NIRV 22 So Laban brought all of the people of the place together and had a big dinner prepared. NIV 22 So Laban brought together all the people of the place and gave a feast. NIRV 23 But when evening came, he gave his daughter Leah to Jacob. And Jacob made love to her. NIV 23 But when evening came, he took his daughter Leah and gave her to Jacob, and Jacob lay with her. NIRV 24 Laban gave his female servant Zilpah to his daughter as her servant. NIV 24 And Laban gave his servant girl Zilpah to his daughter as her maidservant. NIRV 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?" NIV 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?" NIRV 26 Laban replied, "It isn't our practice here to give the younger daughter to be married before the older one. NIV 26 Laban replied, "It is not our custom here to give the younger daughter in marriage before the older one. NIRV 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." NIV 27 Finish this daughter's bridal week; then we will give you the younger one also, in return for another seven years of work." NIRV 28 So Jacob did it. He completed the week with Leah. Then Laban gave him his daughter Rachel to be his wife. NIV 28 And Jacob did so. He finished the week with Leah, and then Laban gave him his daughter Rachel to be his wife. NIRV 29 Laban gave his female servant Bilhah to his daughter Rachel as her servant. NIV 29 Laban gave his servant girl Bilhah to his daughter Rachel as her maidservant. NIRV 30 Jacob made love to Rachel also. He loved Rachel more than he loved Leah. And he worked for Laban for another seven years. NIV 30 Jacob lay with Rachel also, and he loved Rachel more than Leah. And he worked for Laban another seven years.