Parallel Bible results for Genesis 29:15-28

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Genesis 29:15-28

NRS 15 Then Laban said to Jacob, "Because you are my kinsman, should you therefore serve me for nothing? Tell me, what shall your wages be?" CEB 15 Laban said to Jacob, "You shouldn't have to work for free just because you are my relative. Tell me what you would like to be paid." NRS 16 Now Laban had two daughters; the name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel. CEB 16 Now Laban had two daughters: the older was named Leah and the younger Rachel. NRS 17 Leah's eyes were lovely, and Rachel was graceful and beautiful. CEB 17 Leah had delicate eyes, but Rachel had a beautiful figure and was good-looking. NRS 18 Jacob loved Rachel; so he said, "I will serve you seven years for your younger daughter Rachel." CEB 18 Jacob loved Rachel and said, "I will work for you for seven years for Rachel, your younger daughter." NRS 19 Laban said, "It is better that I give her to you than that I should give her to any other man; stay with me." CEB 19 Laban said, "I'd rather give her to you than to another man. Stay with me." NRS 20 So Jacob served seven years for Rachel, and they seemed to him but a few days because of the love he had for her. CEB 20 Jacob worked for Rachel for seven years, but it seemed like a few days because he loved her. NRS 21 Then Jacob said to Laban, "Give me my wife that I may go in to her, for my time is completed." CEB 21 Jacob said to Laban, "The time has come. Give me my wife so that I may sleep with her." NRS 22 So Laban gathered together all the people of the place, and made a feast. CEB 22 So Laban invited all the people of that place and prepared a banquet. NRS 23 But in the evening he took his daughter Leah and brought her to Jacob; and he went in to her. CEB 23 However, in the evening, he took his daughter Leah and brought her to Jacob, and he slept with her. NRS 24 (Laban gave his maid Zilpah to his daughter Leah to be her maid.) CEB 24 Laban had given his servant Zilpah to his daughter Leah as her servant. NRS 25 When morning came, it was Leah! And Jacob said to Laban, "What is this you have done to me? Did I not serve with you for Rachel? Why then have you deceived me?" CEB 25 In the morning, there she was—Leah! Jacob said to Laban, "What have you done to me? Didn't I work for you to have Rachel? Why did you betray me?" NRS 26 Laban said, "This is not done in our country—giving the younger before the firstborn. CEB 26 Laban said, "Where we live, we don't give the younger woman before the oldest. NRS 27 Complete the week of this one, and we will give you the other also in return for serving me another seven years." CEB 27 Complete the celebratory week with this woman. Then I will give you this other woman too for your work, if you work for me seven more years." NRS 28 Jacob did so, and completed her week; then Laban gave him his daughter Rachel as a wife. CEB 28 So that is what Jacob did. He completed the celebratory week with this woman, and then Laban gave him his daughter Rachel as his wife.

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