Genesis 29:16
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New International Version
Now Laban had two daughters; the name of the older was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel.

New Living Translation
Now Laban had two daughters. The older daughter was named Leah, and the younger one was Rachel.

English Standard Version
Now Laban had two daughters. The name of the older was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel.

New American Standard Bible
Now Laban had two daughters; the name of the older was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel.

King James Bible
And Laban had two daughters: the name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now Laban had two daughters: the older was named Leah, and the younger was named Rachel.

International Standard Version
Now Laban happened to have two daughters. The older one was named Leah and the younger was named Rachel.

NET Bible
(Now Laban had two daughters; the older one was named Leah, and the younger one Rachel.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Laban had two daughters. The name of the older one was Leah, and the name of the younger one was Rachel.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Laban had two daughters: the name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel.

King James 2000 Bible
And Laban had two daughters: the name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel.

American King James Version
And Laban had two daughters: the name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel.

American Standard Version
And Laban had two daughters. The name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now he had two daughters, the name of the elder was Lia: and the younger was called Richel.

Darby Bible Translation
And Laban had two daughters: the name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger, Rachel.

English Revised Version
And Laban had two daughters: the name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Laban had two daughters: the name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel.

World English Bible
Laban had two daughters. The name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel.

Young's Literal Translation
And Laban hath two daughters, the name of the elder is Leah, and the name of the younger Rachel,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

29:15-30 During the month that Jacob spent as a guest, he was not idle. Wherever we are, it is good to employ ourselves in some useful business. Laban was desirous that Jacob should continue with him. Inferior relations must not be imposed upon; it is our duty to reward them. Jacob made known to Laban the affection he had for his daughter Rachel. And having no wordly goods with which to endow her, he promises seven years' service Love makes long and hard services short and easy; hence we read of the labour of love, Heb 6:10. If we know how to value the happiness of heaven, the sufferings of this present time will be as nothing to us. An age of work will be but as a few days to those that love God, and long for Christ's appearing. Jacob, who had imposed upon his father, is imposed upon by Laban, his father-in-law, by a like deception. Herein, how unrighteous soever Laban was, the Lord was righteous: see Jud 1:7. Even the righteous, if they take a false step, are sometimes thus recompensed in the earth. And many who are not, like Jacob, in their marriage, disappointed in person, soon find themselves, as much to their grief, disappointed in the character. The choice of that relation ought to be made with good advice and thought on both sides. There is reason to believe that Laban's excuse was not true. His way of settling the matter made bad worse. Jacob was drawn into the disquiet of multiplying wives. He could not refuse Rachel, for he had espoused her; still less could he refuse Leah. As yet there was no express command against marrying more than one wife. It was in the patriarchs a sin of ignorance; but it will not justify the like practice now, when God's will is plainly made known by the Divine law, Le 18:18, and more fully since, by our Saviour, that one man and woman only must be joined together, 1Co 7:2.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 16. - And Laban had two daughters (the wife of Laban is not mentioned in the story): the name of the elder was Leah, - "Wearied" (Gesenius); "Dull," "Stupid" (Furst); "Pining," "Yearning" (Lange) - and the name of the younger was Rachel - "Ewe" (Gesenius).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And Laban had two daughters,.... Grown up and marriageable:

and the name of the elder was Leah; which signifies labour or weariness:

and the name of the younger was Rachel; before mentioned, whom Jacob met with at the well, Genesis 29:10; and whose name signifies a sheep, as before observed; see Gill on Genesis 29:9.



Genesis 29:16 Additional Commentaries
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Jacob Marries Leah and Rachel
15Then Laban said to Jacob, "Because you are my relative, should you therefore serve me for nothing? Tell me, what shall your wages be?" 16Now Laban had two daughters; the name of the older was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel. 17And Leah's eyes were weak, but Rachel was beautiful of form and face.…
Cross References
Genesis 29:15
Laban said to him, "Just because you are a relative of mine, should you work for me for nothing? Tell me what your wages should be."

Genesis 29:17
Leah had weak eyes, but Rachel had a lovely figure and was beautiful.
Treasury of Scripture

And Laban had two daughters: the name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel.

was Leah.

Genesis 29:17,25-32 Leah was tender eyed; but Rachel was beautiful and well favored…

Genesis 30:19 And Leah conceived again, and bore Jacob the sixth son.

Genesis 31:4 And Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah to the field to his flock,

Genesis 33:2 And he put the handmaids and their children foremost, and Leah and …

Genesis 35:23 The sons of Leah; Reuben, Jacob's firstborn, and Simeon, and Levi, …

Genesis 46:15 These be the sons of Leah, which she bore to Jacob in Padanaram, …

Genesis 49:31 There they buried Abraham and Sarah his wife; there they buried Isaac …

Ruth 4:11 And all the people that were in the gate, and the elders, said, We …

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