Genesis 29:30
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New International Version
Jacob made love to Rachel also, and his love for Rachel was greater than his love for Leah. And he worked for Laban another seven years.

New Living Translation
So Jacob slept with Rachel, too, and he loved her much more than Leah. He then stayed and worked for Laban the additional seven years.

English Standard Version
So Jacob went in to Rachel also, and he loved Rachel more than Leah, and served Laban for another seven years.

New American Standard Bible
So Jacob went in to Rachel also, and indeed he loved Rachel more than Leah, and he served with Laban for another seven years.

King James Bible
And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Jacob slept with Rachel also, and indeed, he loved Rachel more than Leah. And he worked for Laban another seven years.

International Standard Version
Jacob also married Rachel, since he loved her. He served Laban another full seven years' work for Rachel.

NET Bible
Jacob had marital relations with Rachel as well. He loved Rachel more than Leah, so he worked for Laban for seven more years.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jacob slept with Rachel too. He loved Rachel more than Leah. So he worked for Laban another seven years.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah and served with him yet another seven years.

King James 2000 Bible
And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.

American King James Version
And he went in also to Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.

American Standard Version
And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And having at length obtained the marriage he wished for, he preferred the love of the latter before the former, and served with him other seven years.

Darby Bible Translation
And he went in also to Rachel; and he loved also Rachel more than Leah. And he served with him yet seven other years.

English Revised Version
And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he went in also to Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.

World English Bible
He went in also to Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.

Young's Literal Translation
And he goeth in also unto Rachel, and he also loveth Rachel more than Leah; and he serveth with him 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 30. - And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah (implying, however, that Leah had a place in his affections), and served with him yet seven other years. The seven years cunningly exacted for Leah was thus the second fraud practiced upon Jacob (Genesis 30:26; Genesis 31:41; Hosea 12:12).

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Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And he went in also unto Rachel,.... Cohabited with her as his wife:

and he loved also Rachel more than Leah; she was his first love, and he retained the same love for her he ever had; as appears by his willingness to agree to the same condition of seven years' servitude more for her sake, and which he performed as follows:

and served with him, yet seven other years; that is, Jacob served so many years with Laban after he had married his two daughters, and fulfilled the weeks of feasting for each of them.



Genesis 29:30 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jacob Marries Leah and Rachel
29Laban also gave his maid Bilhah to his daughter Rachel as her maid. 30So Jacob went in to Rachel also, and indeed he loved Rachel more than Leah, and he served with Laban for another seven years.
Cross References
Genesis 29:17
Leah had weak eyes, but Rachel had a lovely figure and was beautiful.

Genesis 29:18
Jacob was in love with Rachel and said, "I'll work for you seven years in return for your younger daughter Rachel."

Genesis 29:29
Laban gave his servant Bilhah to his daughter Rachel as her attendant.

Genesis 29:31
When the LORD saw that Leah was not loved, he enabled her to conceive, but Rachel remained childless.

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

And he went in also to Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.

he loved.

Genesis 29:20,31 And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed to him but …

Genesis 44:20,27 And we said to my lord, We have a father, an old man, and a child …

Deuteronomy 21:15 If a man have two wives, one beloved, and another hated, and they …

Matthew 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and …

Matthew 10:37 He that loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: …

Luke 14:26 If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, …

John 12:25 He that loves his life shall lose it; and he that hates his life …

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Genesis 29:18 And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I will serve you seven years for …

Genesis 30:25,26 And it came to pass, when Rachel had born Joseph, that Jacob said …

Genesis 31:15,41 Are we not counted of him strangers? for he has sold us, and has …

1 Samuel 18:17-27 And Saul said to David, Behold my elder daughter Merab, her will …

Hosea 12:12 And Jacob fled into the country of Syria, and Israel served for a …

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