Context18Now Jacob loved Rachel, so he said, I will serve you seven years for your younger daughter Rachel. 19Laban said, It is better that I give her to you than to give her to another man; stay with me. 20So Jacob served seven years for Rachel and they seemed to him but a few days because of his love for her.
21Then Jacob said to Laban, Give me my wife, for my time is completed, that I may go in to her. 22Laban gathered all the men of the place and made a feast. 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? 26But Laban said, It is not the practice in our place to marry off the younger before the firstborn. 27Complete 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. 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.
31Now the LORD saw that Leah was unloved, and He opened her womb, but Rachel was barren. 32Leah conceived and bore a son and named him Reuben, for she said, Because the LORD has seen my affliction; surely now my husband will love me. 33Then she conceived again and bore a son and said, Because the LORD has heard that I am unloved, He has therefore given me this son also. So she named him Simeon. 34She conceived again and bore a son and said, Now this time my husband will become attached to me, because I have borne him three sons. Therefore he was named Levi. 35And she conceived again and bore a son and said, This time I will praise the LORD. Therefore she named him Judah. Then she stopped bearing.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
And Jacob loved Rachel. And he said, I will serve thee seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter.
And Jacob being in love with her, said: I will serve thee seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter.
Darby Bible Translation
And Jacob loved Rachel, and said, I will serve thee seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter.
English Revised Version
And Jacob loved Rachel; and he said, I will serve thee seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter.
Webster's Bible Translation
And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I will serve thee seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter.
World English Bible
Jacob loved Rachel. He said, "I will serve you seven years for Rachel, your younger daughter."
Young's Literal Translation
And Jacob loveth Rachel, and saith, 'I serve thee seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter:'
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