Wait until the week's marriage celebrations are over, and I will give you Rachel, if you will work for me another seven years."
Jacob agreed, and when the week of marriage celebrations was over, Laban gave him his daughter Rachel as his wife
(Laban gave his slave woman Bilhah to his daughter Rachel as her maid.)
Jacob had intercourse with Rachel also, and he loved her more than Leah. Then he worked for Laban another seven years.
When the Lord saw that Leah was loved less than Rachel, he made it possible for her to have children, but Rachel remained childless.
Leah became pregnant and gave birth to a son. She said, "The Lord has seen my trouble, and now my husband will love me"; so she named him Reuben.
She became pregnant again and gave birth to another son. She said, "The Lord has given me this son also, because he heard that I was not loved"; so she named him Simeon.
Once again she became pregnant and gave birth to another son. She said, "Now my husband will be bound more tightly to me, because I have borne him three sons"; so she named him Levi.
Then she became pregnant again and gave birth to another son. She said, "This time I will praise the Lord"; so she named him Judah. Then she stopped having children.