Laban had two daughters; the older was named Leah, and the younger Rachel.
Leah had lovely eyes, but Rachel was shapely and beautiful.
Jacob was in love with Rachel, so he said, "I will work seven years for you, if you will let me marry Rachel."
Laban answered, "I would rather give her to you than to anyone else; stay here with me."
Jacob worked seven years so that he could have Rachel, and the time seemed like only a few days to him, because he loved her.
Then Jacob said to Laban, "The time is up; let me marry your daughter."
So Laban gave a wedding feast and invited everyone.
But that night, instead of Rachel, he took Leah to Jacob, and Jacob had intercourse with her
(Laban gave his slave woman Zilpah to his daughter Leah as her maid.)
Not until the next morning did Jacob discover that it was Leah. He went to Laban and said, "Why did you do this to me? I worked to get Rachel. Why have you tricked me?"
Laban answered, "It is not the custom here to give the younger daughter in marriage before the older.