Genesis 29:27
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New International Version
Finish this daughter's bridal week; then we will give you the younger one also, in return for another seven years of work."

New Living Translation
"But wait until the bridal week is over, then we'll give you Rachel, too--provided you promise to work another seven years for me."

English Standard Version
Complete the week of this one, and we will give you the other also in return for serving me another seven years.”

New American Standard Bible
"Complete the week of this one, and we will give you the other also for the service which you shall serve with me for another seven years."

King James Bible
Fulfil her week, and we will give thee this also for the service which thou shalt serve with me yet seven other years.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Complete this week of wedding celebration, and we will also give you this younger one in return for working yet another seven years for me."

International Standard Version
Fulfill the week for this daughter, then we'll give you the other one in exchange for serving me another seven years."

NET Bible
Complete my older daughter's bridal week. Then we will give you the younger one too, in exchange for seven more years of work."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Finish the week of wedding festivities with this daughter. Then we will give you the other one too. But you'll have to work for me another seven years."

Jubilee Bible 2000
Fulfil her week, and we will give thee the other also for another seven years of service which thou shalt serve with me.

King James 2000 Bible
Fulfill her week, and we will give you this other also for the service which you shall serve with me yet seven other years.

American King James Version
Fulfill her week, and we will give you this also for the service which you shall serve with me yet seven other years.

American Standard Version
Fulfil the week of this one, and we will give thee the other also for the service which thou shalt serve with me yet seven other years.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Make up the week of days of this match: and I will give thee her also, for the service that thou shalt render me other seven years.

Darby Bible Translation
Fulfil the week [with] this one: then we will give thee the other one also, for the service that thou shalt serve me yet seven other years.

English Revised Version
Fulfill the week of this one, and we will give thee the other also for the service which thou shalt serve with me yet seven other years.

Webster's Bible Translation
Fulfill her week, and we will give thee this also, for the service which thou shalt serve with me yet seven other years.

World English Bible
Fulfill the week of this one, and we will give you the other also for the service which you will serve with me yet seven other years."

Young's Literal Translation
fulfil the week of this one, and we give to thee also this one, for the service which thou dost serve with me yet seven other years.'
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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 27. - Fulfill her week, - literally, make full the week of this otis, i.e. of Leah, if Leah was given to Jacob on the first night of the festivities (Calmer, Rosenmüller, Keil, Kalisch, Lange, Ainsworth); but id Leah was married at the close of the seven days, then it must refer to Rachel s week (Bush, Murphy) - and we (including Laban's wife and eldest son, as in Genesis 24:50, 55) will give thee this also (i.e. Rachel) for the service which thou shalt serve with me yet seven other years. Almost every motive that is mean, base, and despicable appears in this behavior of Laban's; if he attached little value to his daughters' affections, he had a keen appreciation of Jacob's qualities as a shepherd.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Fulfil her week,.... Not Rachel's week, or a week of years of servitude for her, but Leah's week, or the week of seven days of feasting for her marriage; for a marriage feast used to be kept seven days, according to the Jewish writers (t), and as it seems from Judges 14:17; and the Targum of Jerusalem fully expresses this sense,"fulfil the week of the days of the feast of Leah;''and to the same sense the Targum of Jonathan, Aben Ezra and Jarchi:

and we will give this also; meaning Rachel that stood by; and the sense is, that he and his wife, if he had any, or his friends about him, would give to Jacob Rachel also to be his wife, upon the following condition:

for the service which thou shall serve with me yet seven other years; which shows the avaricious temper of the man.

(t) T. Hieros. Moed Katon, fol. 80. 4. Pirke Eliezer, c. 16, 36.



Genesis 29:27 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jacob Marries Leah and Rachel
26But Laban said, "It is not the practice in our place to marry off the younger before the firstborn. 27"Complete the week of this one, and we will give you the other also for the service which you shall serve with me for another seven years." 28Jacob did so and completed her week, and he gave him his daughter Rachel as his wife.…
Cross References
Genesis 29:26
Laban replied, "It is not our custom here to give the younger daughter in marriage before the older one.

Genesis 29:28
And Jacob did so. He finished the week with Leah, and then Laban gave him his daughter Rachel to be his wife.

Genesis 31:41
It was like this for the twenty years I was in your household. I worked for you fourteen years for your two daughters and six years for your flocks, and you changed my wages ten times.
Treasury of Scripture

Fulfill her week, and we will give you this also for the service which you shall serve with me yet seven other years.

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Leviticus 18:18 Neither shall you take a wife to her sister, to vex her, to uncover …

Judges 14:10,12 So his father went down to the woman: and Samson made there a feast; …

Malachi 2:15 And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit. And …

1 Timothy 6:10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted …

we will.

Genesis 29:20 And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed to him but …

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