Genesis 29:16-30 NIV

16 Now Laban had two daughters; the name of the older was Leah,1 and the name of the younger was Rachel.2

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      17 Leah had weaka eyes, but Rachel3 was lovely in form, and beautiful.4

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        • a 29:17 - Or "delicate"
          18 Jacob was in love with Rachel5 and said, "I'll work for you seven years in return for your younger daughter Rachel."6

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              19 Laban said, "It's better that I give her to you than to some other man. Stay here with me."
              20 So Jacob served seven years to get Rachel,7 but they seemed like only a few days to him because of his love for her.8

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              21 Then Jacob said to Laban, "Give me my wife. My time is completed, and I want to lie with her.9"

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              22 So Laban brought together all the people of the place and gave a feast.10

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              23 But when evening came, he took his daughter Leah11 and gave her to Jacob, and Jacob lay with her.

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                  24 And Laban gave his servant girl Zilpah12 to his daughter as her maidservant.13

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                  25 When morning came, there was Leah! So Jacob said to Laban, "What is this you have done to me?14 I served you for Rachel, didn't I? Why have you deceived me?15"

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                  26 Laban replied, "It is not our custom here to give the younger daughter in marriage before the older one.16

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                  27 Finish this daughter's bridal week;17 then we will give you the younger one also, in return for another seven years of work.18"

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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.19

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                      29 Laban gave his servant girl Bilhah20 to his daughter Rachel as her maidservant.21

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                      30 Jacob lay with Rachel also, and he loved Rachel more than Leah.22 And he worked for Laban another seven years.23

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