Genesis 29:16
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English Standard Version
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.

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.

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.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Jacob asked the shepherds where they lived; from which it is probable that the well was not situated, like that in Genesis 24:11, in the immediate neighbourhood of the town of Haran; and when they said they were from Haran, he inquired after Laban, the son, i.e., the descendant, of Nahor, and how he was (לו השׁלום: is he well?; and received the reply, "Well; and behold Rachel, his daughter, is just coming (בּאה particip.) with the flock." When Jacob thereupon told the shepherds to water the flocks and feed them again, for the day was still "great," - i.e., it wanted a long while to the evening, and was not yet time to drive them in (to the folds to rest for the night) - he certainly only wanted to get the shepherds away from the well, that he might meet with his cousin alone. But as Rachel came up in the meantime, he was so carried away by the feelings of relationship, possibly by a certain love at first sight, that he rolled the stone away from the well, watered her flock, and after kissing her, introduced himself with tears of joyous emotion as her cousin (אביה אחי, brother, i.e., relation of her father) and Rebekah's son. What the other shepherds thought of all this, is passed over as indifferent to the purpose of the narrative, and the friendly reception of Jacob by Laban is related immediately afterwards. When Jacob had told Laban "all these things," - i.e., hardly "the cause of his journey, and the things which had happened to him in relation to the birthright" (Rosenmller), but simply the things mentioned in Genesis 29:2-12 - Laban acknowledged him as his relative: "Yes, thou art my bone and my flesh" (cf. Genesis 2:23 and Judges 9:2); and thereby eo ipso ensured him an abode in his house.

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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 her children after, and Rachel and Joseph last.

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

Genesis 46:15 These be the sons of Leah, which she bore to Jacob in Padanaram, with his daughter Dinah...

Genesis 49:31 There they buried Abraham and Sarah his wife; there they buried Isaac and Rebekah his wife; and there I buried Leah.

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

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Genesis 29:15
Then Laban said to Jacob, "Because you are my kinsman, should you therefore serve me for nothing? Tell me, what shall your wages be?"

Genesis 29:17
Leah's eyes were weak, but Rachel was beautiful in form and appearance.

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