And Jacob came out of the field in the evening, and Leah went out to meet him, and said, Thou must come in unto me; for surely I have hired thee with my son's mandrakes. And he lay with her that night.
So that evening, as Jacob was coming home from the fields, Leah went out to meet him. “You must come and sleep with me tonight!” she said. “I have paid for you with some mandrakes that my son found.” So that night he slept with Leah.
And Jacob came out of the field in the evening
From feeding his flocks; and Leah went out to meet
knowing full well the time he used to come home: and said,
thou must come in unto me;
into her tent, for the women had separate tents from the men; as
Sarah from Abraham; and so these wives of Jacob had not only
tents separate from his, but from one another: for surely I
have hired thee with my son's mandrakes:
that is, she had hired that night's lodging with him of Rachel,
with the mandrakes her son Reuben had brought out of the field.
Jacob made no objection to it; but consented, being willing to
please both his wives, who he perceived had made this agreement
between themselves: and he lay with her that
and that only, for the present: for, by the way of speaking, it
looks as if he did not continue with her more nights together at
that time, but went, as before that evening, to Rachel's tent.