Genesis 29:23
New International Version
But when evening came, he took his daughter Leah and brought her to Jacob, and Jacob made love to her.

New Living Translation
But that night, when it was dark, Laban took Leah to Jacob, and he slept with her.

English Standard Version
But in the evening he took his daughter Leah and brought her to Jacob, and he went in to her.

Berean Study Bible
But when evening came, Laban took his daughter Leah and gave her to Jacob, and he slept with her.

King James Bible
And it came to pass in the evening, that he took Leah his daughter, and brought her to him; and he went in unto her.

New King James Version
Now it came to pass in the evening, that he took Leah his daughter and brought her to Jacob; and he went in to her.

New American Standard Bible
Now in the evening he took his daughter Leah and brought her to him; and Jacob had relations with her.

NASB 1995
Now in the evening he took his daughter Leah, and brought her to him; and Jacob went in to her.

NASB 1977
Now it came about in the evening that he took his daughter Leah, and brought her to him; and Jacob went in to her.

Amplified Bible
But in the evening he took Leah his daughter and brought her to Jacob, and Jacob went in to [consummate the marriage with] her.

Christian Standard Bible
That evening, Laban took his daughter Leah and gave her to Jacob, and he slept with her.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
That evening, Laban took his daughter Leah and gave her to Jacob, and he slept with her.

American Standard Version
And it came to pass in the evening, that he took Leah his daughter, and brought her to him. And he went in unto her.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when it was evening, he brought Leah his daughter and brought her to him, and he came in unto her.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And it was even, and he took his daughter Lea, and brought her in to Jacob, and Jacob went in to her.

Contemporary English Version
But that evening he brought Leah to Jacob, who married her and spent the night with her.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And at night he brought in Lia his daughter to him,

English Revised Version
And it came to pass in the evening, that he took Leah his daughter, and brought her to him; and he went in unto her.

Good News Translation
But that night, instead of Rachel, he took Leah to Jacob, and Jacob had intercourse with her. (

GOD'S WORD® Translation
In the evening he took his daughter Leah and brought her to Jacob. Jacob slept with her. When morning came, he realized it was Leah.

International Standard Version
That night Laban took his daughter Leah and brought her to Jacob. He had marital relations with her.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And it came to pass in the evening, that he took Leah his daughter, and brought her to him; and he went in unto her.

Literal Standard Version
And it comes to pass in the evening, that he takes his daughter Leah, and brings her to him, and he goes in to her;

NET Bible
In the evening he brought his daughter Leah to Jacob, and Jacob had marital relations with her.

New Heart English Bible
It happened in the evening, that he took Leah his daughter and brought her to him, and he slept with her.

World English Bible
It happened in the evening, that he took Leah his daughter, and brought her to him. He went in to her.

Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh to pass in the evening, that he taketh Leah, his daughter, and bringeth her in unto him, and he goeth in unto her;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jacob Marries Leah and Rachel
22So Laban invited all the men of that place and prepared a feast. 23But when evening came, Laban took his daughter Leah and gave her to Jacob, and he slept with her. 24And Laban gave his servant girl Zilpah to his daughter Leah as her maidservant.…

Cross References
Genesis 29:22
So Laban invited all the men of that place and prepared a feast.

Genesis 29:24
And Laban gave his servant girl Zilpah to his daughter Leah as her maidservant.

Genesis 31:15
Are we not regarded by him as outsiders? Not only has he sold us, but he has certainly squandered what was paid for us.


Treasury of Scripture

And it came to pass in the evening, that he took Leah his daughter, and brought her to him; and he went in to her.

brought her.

Genesis 24:65
For she had said unto the servant, What man is this that walketh in the field to meet us? And the servant had said, It is my master: therefore she took a vail, and covered herself.

Genesis 38:14,15
And she put her widow's garments off from her, and covered her with a vail, and wrapped herself, and sat in an open place, which is by the way to Timnath; for she saw that Shelah was grown, and she was not given unto him to wife…

Micah 7:5
Trust ye not in a friend, put ye not confidence in a guide: keep the doors of thy mouth from her that lieth in thy bosom.









(23)He took Leah his daughter.--As the bride is taken to the bridegroom's house closely veiled (see Note on Genesis 24:65), and as probably there was some similarity in voice and form between the two sisters, this deception was quite easy. But Leah must have been a party to the fraud, and therefore Jacob's dislike of her was not altogether without reason.

Verse 23. - And it came to pass in the evening, that he took Leah his daughter, and brought her to him. The deception practiced on Jacob was rendered possible by the fact that the bride was usually conducted into the marriage chamber veiled; the veil being so long and close as to conceal not only the face, but much of the person (vide Genesis 14:65). And he went in unto her. The conduct of Laban is perfectly intelligible as the outcome of his sordid avarice; but it is difficult to understand how Leah could acquiesce in a proposal so base as to wrong her sister by marrying one who neither sought nor loved her. She must herself have been attached to Jacob; and it is probable that Laban had explained to her his plan for bringing about a double wedding.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
But when
וַיְהִ֣י (way·hî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

evening came,
בָעֶ֔רֶב (ḇā·‘e·reḇ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6153: Evening

Laban took
וַיִּקַּח֙ (way·yiq·qaḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3947: To take

his daughter
בִתּ֔וֹ (ḇit·tōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 1323: A daughter

Leah
לֵאָ֣ה (lê·’āh)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 3812: Leah -- 'weary', a wife of Jacob

and gave
וַיָּבֵ֥א (way·yā·ḇê)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

her to Jacob,
אֵלָ֑יו (’ê·lāw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

and he slept with
וַיָּבֹ֖א (way·yā·ḇō)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

her.
אֵלֶֽיהָ׃ (’ê·le·hā)
Preposition | third person feminine singular
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to


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