Genesis 29:24
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New International Version
And Laban gave his servant Zilpah to his daughter as her attendant.

New Living Translation
(Laban had given Leah a servant, Zilpah, to be her maid.)

English Standard Version
(Laban gave his female servant Zilpah to his daughter Leah to be her servant.)

New American Standard Bible
Laban also gave his maid Zilpah to his daughter Leah as a maid.

King James Bible
And Laban gave unto his daughter Leah Zilpah his maid for an handmaid.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And Laban gave his slave Zilpah to his daughter Leah as her slave.

International Standard Version
Laban also gave his servant woman Zilpah to Leah to be her maidservant.

NET Bible
(Laban gave his female servant Zilpah to his daughter Leah to be her servant.)

New Heart English Bible
Laban gave Zilpah his handmaid to his daughter Leah for a handmaid.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
(Laban had given his slave Zilpah to his daughter Leah as her slave.)

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Laban gave Zilpah his handmaid unto his daughter Leah for a handmaid.

New American Standard 1977
Laban also gave his maid Zilpah to his daughter Leah as a maid.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Laban gave unto his daughter Leah Zilpah, his maid, for a handmaid.

King James 2000 Bible
And Laban gave unto his daughter Leah Zilpah his maid for a handmaid.

American King James Version
And Laban gave to his daughter Leah Zilpah his maid for an handmaid.

American Standard Version
And Laban gave Zilpah his handmaid unto his daughter Leah for a handmaid.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Giving his daughter a handmaid, named Zalpha. Now when Jacob had gone in to her according to custom when morning was come he saw it was Lia:

Darby Bible Translation
And Laban gave to her Zilpah, his maidservant, to be maidservant to Leah his daughter.

English Revised Version
And Laban gave Zilpah his handmaid unto his daughter Leah for an handmaid.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Laban gave to his daughter Leah, Zilpah his maid for a handmaid.

World English Bible
Laban gave Zilpah his handmaid to his daughter Leah for a handmaid.

Young's Literal Translation
and Laban giveth to her Zilpah, his maid-servant, to Leah his daughter, a maid-servant.
Study Bible
Jacob Marries Leah and Rachel
23Now in the evening he took his daughter Leah, and brought her to him; and Jacob went in to her. 24Laban also gave his maid Zilpah to his daughter Leah as a maid. 25So it came about in the morning that, behold, it was Leah! And he said to Laban, "What is this you have done to me? Was it not for Rachel that I served with you? Why then have you deceived me?"…
Cross References
Genesis 29:23
Now in the evening he took his daughter Leah, and brought her to him; and Jacob went in to her.

Genesis 29:25
So it came about in the morning that, behold, it was Leah! And he said to Laban, "What is this you have done to me? Was it not for Rachel that I served with you? Why then have you deceived me?"
Treasury of Scripture

And Laban gave to his daughter Leah Zilpah his maid for an handmaid.

Zilpah.

Genesis 16:1 Now Sarai Abram's wife bore him no children: and she had an handmaid, …

Genesis 24:59 And they sent away Rebekah their sister, and her nurse, and Abraham's …

Genesis 30:9-12 When Leah saw that she had left bearing, she took Zilpah her maid, …

Genesis 46:18 These are the sons of Zilpah, whom Laban gave to Leah his daughter, …

(24) Laban gave unto his daughter Leah Zilpah . . . --Bethuel had given Rebekah not only Deborah her nurse, but also damsels (Genesis 24:61); but then she had been obtained by presents of unusual costliness. Still, Laban does not seem to have acted very liberally by his daughters, and they resented his treatment of them (Genesis 31:15).

Verse 24. - And Laban gave unto his daughter Leah Zilpah - "the Dropping"? (Gesenius), "Myrrh-juice" (Furst) - his maid (according to Gesenius the word is closely connected with an unused root signifying to spread out, hence a maid-servant) for an handmaid. This was in accordance with Oriental custom (vide Genesis 14:61). That Leah obtained only one damsel need not be ascribed to Laban's parsimonious character, but to his already-formed intention to bestow a second on Rachel. And Laban gave unto his daughter Leah Zilpah his maid, for an handmaid. It was usual to have many given them at this time, as Rebekah seems to have had, Genesis 24:59; but Leah had but one, and this was all the portion Jacob had with her. The Targum of Jonathan is,"and Laban gave her Zilpah his daughter, whom his concubine bore unto him:''hence the Jews say (q), that the daughters of a man by his concubines are called maids.

(q) Pirke Eliezer, c. 36. 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.
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