Genesis 29:17

17 Leah had weaka eyes, but Rachel had a lovely figure and was beautiful.

Read Genesis 29:17 Using Other Translations

Leah was tender eyed; but Rachel was beautiful and well favoured.
Leah's eyes were weak, but Rachel was beautiful in form and appearance.
There was no sparkle in Leah’s eyes, but Rachel had a beautiful figure and a lovely face.

What does Genesis 29:17 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Genesis 29:17

Leah [was] tender eyed
Blear eyed, had a moisture in them, which made them red, and so she was not so agreeable to look at; though Onkelos renders the words,

``the eyes of Leah were beautiful,''

as if her beauty lay in her eyes, and nowhere else;

but Rachel was beautiful and well favoured;
in all parts, in the form of her countenance, in her shape and stature, and in her complexion, her hair black, her flesh white and ruddy, as Ben Melech observes.

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